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Why I Write
Putting the Pieces Back Together

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Ezra Pound: “Make it new!”

The great monologist Jean Shepherd used to remark, “In four thousand years, no one will know that you ever existed.” This statement is shocking for modern man, who — while not believing in an immortal soul — is convinced that technological advances will soon grant immortality to his physical being. Mortality might come as a shock to deracinated modern man — who is never more than a few feet away from a hand sanitizer or a “safe zone” to protect him from the challenges of bacteria or differing opinions — yet this was not always the case. Read more …

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Two New Poems

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To Apeneck Sweeney

In what you write and ask
I smell the reek of herring,
matzo balls . . . Your task
is subtle, almost daring,

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Remembering T. S. Eliot:
September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

T. S. Eliot, September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

T. S. Eliot, September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of the 20th century’s most influential poets, as well as an essayist, literary critic, playwright, and publisher. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, from old New England stock, Eliot emigrated to England in 1914 and was naturalized as a British subject in 1927.  Read more …

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New from Counter-Currents!
More Artists of the Right

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K. R. Bolton
More Artists of the Right
Ed. Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2017
188 pages

Release Date: August 26, 2017

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Remembering T. S. Eliot:
September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

T. S. Eliot, September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

T. S. Eliot, September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of the 20th century’s most influential poets, as well as an essayist, literary critic, playwright, and publisher. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, from old New England stock, Eliot emigrated to England in 1914 and was naturalized as a British subject in 1927.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 155
The Arts & Metapolitics

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John Morgan of Arktos joins Greg Johnson to interview David Yorkshire, editor of Mjolnir Magazine, a print journal dedicated to cultivating artistic creativity from a European identitarian perspective. Read more …

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Remembering T. S. Eliot:
September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

Wyndham Lewis, Portrait of T. S. Eliot, 1938

Wyndham Lewis, Portrait of T. S. Eliot, 1938

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of the 20th century’s most influential poets, as well as an essayist, literary critic, playwright, and publisher. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, from old New England stock, Eliot emigrated to England in 1914 and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927. His principal poems are “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915), “The Waste Land” (1922), “The Hollow Men” (1925), “Ash Wednesday” (1930), and “Four Quartets” (1945). His best-known play is Murder in the Cathedral (1935).

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Little Gidding

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T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets can be considered amongst the greatest English poetry of the 20th century, and arguably amongst the greatest English poetry ever. The four poems meditate repetitively and brilliantly on man’s relationship to time and eternity, and posit a religious solution to the problem of man’s need for meaning in the face of death.  Read more …

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Remembering T. S. Eliot:
September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

Wyndham Lewis, Portrait of T. S. Eliot

Wyndham Lewis, Portrait of T. S. Eliot

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of the 20th century’s most influential poets, as well as an essayist, literary critic, playwright, and publisher. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, from old New England stock, Eliot emigrated to England in 1914 and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927. His principal poems are “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915), “The Waste Land” (1922), “The Hollow Men” (1925), “Ash Wednesday” (1930), and “Four Quartets” (1945). His best-known play is Murder in the Cathedral (1935).

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Speaking Freely

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bowdenemotesThe following text is the transcript by V.S. of the question and answer session following Jonathan Bowden’s lecture “T. S. Eliot” at the 34th New Right Meeting in London on Saturday, August 6, 2011. Read more …

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T. S. Eliot, Part 2

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The following continues the transcript by V.S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture to the 34th New Right Meeting in London on Saturday, August 6, 2011. In editing this transcription, I introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks. You can view the lecture at YouTube here. Read more …

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T. S. Eliot, Part 1

T. S. Eliot in 1903

T. S. Eliot in 1903

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The following text is a transcript by V.S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture to the 34th New Right Meeting in London on Saturday, August 6, 2011. In editing this transcription, I introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks. You can view the lecture at YouTube here. A few words are marked unintelligible. If you can understand them, please post a comment below. 

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Ezra Pound

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The following text is a transcript by D.B. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture to the 33rd New Right meeting in London on June 11, 2011. In editing this transcription, I introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks. I also deleted a couple of false starts, added the first names of some figures, and included full correct versions of the poems read. You can view the lecture at YouTube here. Read more …

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Elitism, British Modernism, & Wyndham Lewis

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Wyndham Lewis which was delivered to the 8th New Right meeting in London on May 28, 2006. There are a number of passages marked unintelligible. These passages appear in the recording at 4:00, 34:21, 40:12, 41:52, and 46:28. (You can listen to the lecture using the player below or by downloading the lecture.) If you can understand these words, please post a comment below.

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T. S. Eliot, Part 2

T. S. Eliot, September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965

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T. S. Eliot was born on September 26, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri. In honor of his birthday, we are publishing this essay by Kerry Bolton, the second and final part of which appears below.

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T. S. Eliot, Part 1

Wyndham Lewis, Portrait of T. S. Eliot, 1938

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The First World War brought to a climax a cultural crisis in Western Civilization that had been developing for centuries: money overwhelmed tradition, as Spengler would have put it[1] (or, to resort to the language of Marx, the bourgeoisie supplanted the aristocracy).[2] Industrialization accentuated the process of commercialization, with its concomitant urbanization and the disruption of organic bonds and social cohesion. This has thrown societies into a state of perpetual flux, with culture reflecting that condition.

It was—and is—a problem of the primacy of Capital. Read more …

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T. S. Eliot:
Ultra-Conservative Dandy

Wyndham Lewis, "T. S. Eliot"

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For a brief period in the late 1990s there was an attempt to demonize T. S. Eliot as an anti-Semite. This opinion was most ably canvassed by Anthony Julius’ T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism and Literary Form, but the attempt failed, and Eliot’s reputation as a poet now stands even higher than ever.

Thomas Stearns Eliot’s most controversial book was the collection of essays drawn from a series of lectures he gave in 1934 called After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy. Read more …

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