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Ten Questions for Radical Environmentalist Derrick Jensen, Part I

Derrick Jensen

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Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

Derrick Jensen, the hardcore and prolific Green activist, is easily one of the most interesting public intellectuals of our time. His willingness to take ideas to their logical end point – and make no apology for it – keeps him from being easily categorized. Read more …

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From Plato to Postmodernism

Greg Johnson
From Plato to Postmodernism
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2019
220 pages

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Converting Falsehoods into Truth:
Notes on Science, History, & Postmodern Strategies of Control, Part III

Stephen Jay Gould, who taught that Western science is racism.

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Part III of III (Part II here)

Punctuated history and continuous narratives of disruption

Stephen Jay Gould’s theory of punctuated equilibrium should not be treated as an isolated scientific theory whose author believed it to be the most defensible assessment of existing facts. It should rather be recognized as part of a larger rhetorical effort to reform the philosophy of history which predicates the received historical notions upon which the social and political intuitions of white Westerners are contingent. Read more …

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Converting Falsehoods into Truth:
Notes on Science, History, & Postmodern Strategies of Control, Part II

Samuel Morton, who established the brain sizes of the various races

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Part II of III (Part I here, Part III here)

The unavoidability of “presentism” and the foil of “triumphalism”

Despite Chesterton’s war with the evils of his day, the modern cult of the present is sustained by a particular condition, whose nature is a mutating subject with internal logics to which the Dissident Right should keep itself attentive. To this end, it is worth considering how modern academics understand their impulse to give disproportionate causal agency to the present. Read more …

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Converting Falsehoods into Truth:
Notes on Science, History, & Postmodern Strategies of Control, Part I

Part I of III (Part II here)

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My last article received some critical feedback from a rather dedicated individual commenter. From what I could tell, his key concern was that any Right-wing intellectual movement was not worth the label if it could not normatively recognize that the intellectual work of postmodernist and critical theorists is lazy, unidimensional, and degenerate. Read more …

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Postmodernism on the Right:
A Case for Adopting Deconstructing as a Tool

Herbert Marcuse of the Frankfurt School speaking to student protesters in Berlin in 1967.

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One of the realities that must be recognized by the Dissident Right, particularly in the Anglophone world, is that that those modes of thought and analysis broadly encapsulated by terms like postmodernism, critical theory, or the Frankfurt School are not inherently “Left-wing.” Collectively and individually, they are not inherently anything other than a means to an end. Read more …

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Posztmodernizmus vs. identitás,
2. rész Identitás vs. irónia

2,571 szó

English version

Az első rész: Identitás vs. eklekticizmus

A szerző megjegyzése:

  1. július 1-jén Oslóban beszédet mondtam a Scandza Fórumon, amelynek ez a szöveg volt az alapja. Mivel kevés idő állt rendelkezésemre, ezért eltértem az írott szövegtől és jegyzetek nélkül adtam elő. Ezt megelőzően 2017. június 21-én tartottam egy önálló előadást a témáról Budapesten.

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Posztmodernizmus vs. identitás,
1. rész: Identitás vs. eklekticizmus

1,327 szó

English version

A szerző megjegyzése:

2017. július 1-jén Oslóban beszédet mondtam a Scandza Fórumon, amelynek ez a szöveg volt az alapja.Mivel kevés idő állt rendelkezésemre, ezért eltértem az írott szövegtől és jegyzetek nélkül adtam elő. Read more …

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Postmodernism vs. Identity, Part 2
Identity vs. Irony

2,920 words

Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here; Hungarian translation here)

Author’s Note:

The following text is the basis of a talk that I gave to the Scandza Forum in Oslo on July 1, 2017. Because time was short, however, I dispensed with the written text and spoke extemporaneously on the topic. I also gave an earlier, stand-alone version of this section on irony as a talk in Budapest on June 21, 2017

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Postmodernism vs. Identity

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Part 1 of 2; Hungarian translation here

Author’s Note:

The following text is the basis of a talk that I gave to the Scandza Forum in Oslo on July 1, 2017. Because time was short, however, I dispensed with the written text and spoke extemporaneously on the topic. 

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Video of the Day
Postmodernism vs. Identity

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Greg Johnson’s talk at The Scandza Forum in Oslo, July 1, 2017.

 

 

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast 159
Greg Johnson & Guillaume Durocher
Living as a Dissident

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Roger Scruton’s Fools, Frauds & Firebrands

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Roger Scruton
Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left
New York: Bloomsbury, 2015

The recently published Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left by the British conservative philosopher Roger Scruton is a revised and updated version of a book he wrote three decades ago. In the Introduction, he recalls how the previous publication was received with pure horror:  Read more …

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Dugin sur l’Ethnicité contre la Race

Aleksandr-Dugin-Cr7,345 words

English original here

Puisque le libéralisme, en tant qu’idéologie fondée sur les droits de l’individu, appelle à « la libération vis-à-vis de toutes les formes d’identité collective en général, [et est donc] entièrement incompatible avec l’ethnos et l’ethnocentrisme, et est l’expression d’un ethnocide théorique et technologique systématique », l’« ethnocentrisme » et l’affirmation positive de l’identité « ethnique » sont vues par Dugin comme une base potentielle pour la résistance au libéralisme. Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

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Alexandre Kojève in 1922

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Editor’s Note:

The following text is the transcript by V. S. of my conversation with F. Roger Devlin about Alexandre Kojève (1902–1968) and the end of history. To listen to the audio in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.” To subscribe to our podcasts, click here.  Read more …

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Pulp Fiction in Czech

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Pulp Fiction Quentina Tarantina se řadí k mým nejoblíbenějším filmům. Nechtěl jsem, aby se mi líbil – původně jsem na něj dokonce ani nechtěl jít. Podle všeho co jsem o něm slyšel, jsem film měl za naprosto nihilistický a dosti odpudivý počin. Pak ale někdo na večírku popsal Pulp Fiction jako film o „velikosti duše na konci historie“, což mě zaujalo, protože jsem zrovna asi po tisící pročítal Platónovu ÚstavuRead more …

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Ar nacionalistams reikia Dugino?

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Postmodernioji mintis, kiek ji susideda iš kritikos priežasties universalumui, Apšvietos epochai, progreso sąvokai ir t.t., yra potencialiai naudinga konservatoriams (tiesą sakant, daugelis postmoderniųjų teoretikų stipriai rėmėsi tokiais dešiniaisiais mąstytojais kaip Nyčė ir Heidegeris). Read more …

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Postmodernisme, hédonisme, et mort

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Hieronymus Bosch, « Le jardin des délices terrestres », panneau de droite, détail

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English original here

« Postmodernisme » est l’un de ces mots passe-partout académiquement à la mode, comme « paradigme » qui s’est maintenant répandu dans le discours moyennement intellectuel et même peu intellectuel. Read more …

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Dugin sobre Etnicidad vs. Raza, Parte 2

George Heermann, Cronos, 1696

George Heermann, Cronos, 1696

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Traducción por A. Garrido.

Enlace original en

El ethnos continúa existiendo como el sustrato de las sociedades tradicionales. Por ejemplo, el ethne pre-indoeuropeo continúa existiendo como la tercera función de las sociedades indo-europeas. Read more …

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Dugin sobre Etnicidad vs. Raza

Aleksandr-Dugin-Cr7,419 words

Traducción por A. Garrido.

Enlace original en

Ya que el Liberalismo, como una ideología fundada sobre los derechos del individuo, llama por la “liberación de todas las formas de identidad colectiva en general, [y por lo tanto es] completamente incompatible con el ethnos y el etnocentrismo, y es una expresión de un teóricamente sistemático y tecnológico etnocidio”, el “etnocentrismo” y la afirmación positiva de la identidad “étnica” son vistas por Dugin como una potencial base para la resistencia al Liberalismo. Read more …

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Do Nationalists Need Dugin?

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The Weighing of the Heart from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Papyrus of Ani, British Museum

Lithuanian translation here

Postmodern thought, insofar as it consists in the critique of the universality of reason, the Enlightenment, the notion of progress, and so forth, is potentially useful to conservatives (in fact, many postmodern theorists draw heavily from thinkers of the right like Nietzsche and Heidegger). Read more …

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Dugin on Ethnicity vs. Race, Part 2

George Heermann, Cronos, 1696

George Heermann, Cronos, 1696

3,439 words

Part 2 of 2

Spanish translation here

The ethnos continues to exist as the substratum of traditional societies. For example, the pre-Indo-European ethne continue to exist as the third function of Indo-European societies. Dugin explains the emergence of traditional civilizations through the emergence of nomadic pastoralism, that is, the appearance, from out of autochthonous agricultural society, of small, nomadic groups of war-like herdsmen.

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Dugin on Ethnicity vs. Race

Aleksandr-Dugin-Cr7,026 words

Translations: FrenchSpanish

Since liberalism, as an ideology founded on the rights of the individual, calls for “the liberation from all forms of collective identity in general, [and is therefore] entirely incompatible with the ethnos and ethnocentrism, and is an expression of a systematic theoretical and technological ethnocide,” “ethnocentrism” and the positive affirmation of “ethnic” identity are viewed by Dugin as a potential base for resistance to liberalism. Read more …

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Dugin on the Subject of Politics

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A agent of chaos: Alexander Dugin with the chaos star, symbol of Eurasianism[1]

An agent of chaos: Alexander Dugin with the chaos star, symbol of Eurasianism[1]

Dugin’s Social Constructionism

The claim that there is no biological basis for the concept of race, or that it is not useful in explaining contemporary reality, is of course patently false. But Dugin follows postmodern thinkers like Foucault and Althusser in arguing that not only race, but all political subjects are constructs.  Read more …

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Dugin Contra Racism

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Most White Nationalists are aware at this point that Alexander Dugin is not one of us. Dugin has stated that he views race as a social construct. Read more …

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On the Sublime & the Numinous

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The words “sublime” and “numinous” have shifted in meaning somewhat over recent years. The word “sublime,” I presume, would now generally be interpreted to mean something of particularly great beauty, or an action particularly well executed. It would not be limited to a narrow usage but could be applied to any thing or action of particular excellence, perhaps with a slightly pretentious connotation of elegance.  Read more …

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“I get my kicks above the waistline, Sunshine” 
Michel Houellebecq’s Sexual Anti-Utopia

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ElementaryParticlesMichel Houellebecq
The Elementary Particles
Translated from the French by Frank Wynne
New York: Knopf, 2000

“I get my kicks above the waistline, Sunshine.”[1]

“The universe is nothing but a furtive arrangement of elementary particles. . . . And human actions are as free and as stripped of meaning as the unfettered movements of the elementary particles.” — Michel Houellebecq, Read more …

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Jonathan Bowden’s Sade

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Jonathan Bowden
Sade
Charleston, W.V.: Nine-Banded Books, 2013

Sade was first published in 1992 by Egotist Press. It is a long essay (about 30,000 words, by my estimation) published as a short book (120-odd pages of text in 5 x 7.5 inch format). Bowden’s early works are as rare as hen’s teeth, so I eagerly awaited this reprint by Nine-Banded Books, Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 78 
Greg Johnson Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

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Deleuze, Guattari, & the New Right, Part 4: 
Becoming-Revolutionary

Carlo Carra, "Interventionist Demonstration," 1914

Carlo Carra, “Interventionist Demonstration,” 1914

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“The question is not, ‘Is it true?’ but, ‘Does it work?’ What new thoughts does it make possible to think? What new emotions does it make possible to feel? What new sensations and perceptions does it open in the body?” – Brian Massumi[1] 

A Commentary on Deleuze, Guattari, and the New Right

“Deleuze, Guattari, and the New Right” was written for four reasons, equally ontological and epistemological. Read more …

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