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Reassessing Otto Dix

Otto Dix, Self-Portrait with My Son

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Otto Dix was a German artist who is now celebrated as one of the great painters of the twentieth century, probably in no small part because he was put on the National Socialists’ list of degenerate artists, as, to the unthinking postmodern Left, anything the National Socialists hated is automatically considered good. Equally though, the postmodern cultureless cartoon Nazis of today’s corrupted Right consider him a degenerate artist also simply because his artworks were deemed Entartete Kunst by the NSDAP. Read more …

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The Man of the Twentieth Century:
Remembering Ernst Jünger,
March 29, 1895–February 17, 1998

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Hungarian translation here; Czech translation here


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If I could choose to be anyone from the twentieth century, I would not hesitate for a moment to pick Ernst Jünger. The man did just about everything it was possible to do in his time, and stretched the limits of what one individual can accomplish in a lifetime to their breaking point. Read more …

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Muž dvacátého století: vzpomínáme na Ernsta Jüngera (1895-1998)

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English original here; Hungarian translation here

Kdybych mohl být kýmkoliv z dvacátého století, ani na vteřinu bych neváhal s volbou Ernsta Jüngera. Tento muž totiž ve svém vymezeném čase vyzkoušel takřka všechno a napnul hranice toho, čeho může jednotlivec v životě dosáhnout, až na úplné maximum. Jeho nesmírně dlouhý život (zemřel měsíc před svými 103. narozeninami) překlenul Kaiserreich, německou revoluci, Výmarskou republiku, Třetí říši, Spolkovou republiku Německo a konečně v poslední dekádě jeho života také sjednocené Německo – a v každém z těchto období aktivně působil. Read more …

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Video of the Day 
“Ernst Jünger, 102 Years in the Heart of Europe”
(Swedish documentary with English subtitles)

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A Swedish documentary, with English subtitles, about the life and ideas of Ernst Jünger, including extensive interviews with him that were made only a year prior to his death at age 102.

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De Mythen Waarnaar Wij Leven

Franz von Stuck, Sisyphus

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Vertaald door Otharus; English original: here

Noot van de redacteur:

Wat volgt is de tekst van een toespraak die dhr. Costello hield voor een kleine groep not-fully-red-pilled nieuwelingen. – Greg Johnson

Men vroeg mij aandacht te besteden aan de vraag, “wat is de leidende mythe van de moderne tijd?” Om deze vraag te beantwoorden, moeten we onderscheid maken tussen twee betekenissen van het woord “mythe”. Read more …

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Férfi a XX. században
Ernst Jünger emlékezete 1895. március 29. — 1998. február 17.

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English original; Czech version

Ha választhatnék, hogy melyik XX. századi személyiség életét éljem újra, nem kellene sokáig gondolkodnom. Ernst Jünger szinte mindent átélt, amit a században lehetett, és elment a végső határig abban, amit valaki egy földi pályafutás során elérhet. Egy hónappal a százharmadik születésnapja előtt halt meg – elképesztően hosszú életkora átfogta a Német Császárság, az I. világháború utáni német forradalom, a Weimari Köztársaság, a Harmadik Birodalom és a Német Szövetségi Köztársaság korszakát. Végül élete utolsó évtizedében láthatta az újraegyesült Németországot is, és mindvégig aktívan tevékenykedett.

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The Myths We Live By

Franz von Stuck, Sisyphus

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Dutch translation here

Editor’s Note:

The following is the text of a talk Mr. Costello recently delivered to a small group of not-fully-red-pilled neophytes. — Greg Johnson

I have been asked to address the question, “what is the prevailing myth of the modern era?” In order to answer that question, we first have to distinguish between two senses of “myth.” Read more …

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The Man of the Twentieth Century:
Remembering Ernst Jünger,
March 29, 1895-February 17, 1998

3,524 words

Hungarian translation here; Czech translation here

If I could choose to be anyone from the twentieth century, I would not hesitate for a moment to pick Ernst Jünger. The man did just about everything it was possible to do in his time, and stretched the limits of what one individual can accomplish in a lifetime to their breaking point. His incredible lifespan alone (he died a month shy of his 103rd birthday) spanned the Kaiserreich, the German Revolution, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the Federal Republic of Germany, and finally, reunited Germany in his final decade – Read more …

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Hitler & Clausewitz:
The Philosopher as War Cry, Part Four

An East German soldier guards Clausewitz’s grave in the 1980s.

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Part 4 of 4 (Part One here; Part Two here; Part Three here)

Conclusion: Freedom or Death

After his death, Clausewitz had a public destiny rare for generals, let alone theorists. He was not only enthusiastically celebrated in the Third Reich, a regime firmly dedicated to many of the Prussian virtues, but, for better and for worse, his words proved to be of foundational importance for Hitler and his own life’s work. Read more …

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Hitler & Clausewitz:
The Philosopher as War Cry, Part Three

Allegedly the last photo ever taken of Hitler, in the ruins of the Reich Chancellery, April 1945.

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Part 3 of 4 (Part One here; Part Two here)

Hitler & the Bekenntnis: A Mantra of Resistance & Renewal

Perhaps more significant still than Hitler’s use of the Formule, is his citing of Clausewitz to assert the ethical validity of resistance at any price, even doomed resistance. Read more …

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Hitler & Clausewitz:
The Philosopher as War Cry, Part Two

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Part 2 of 4 (Part One here)

Clausewitz in the Third Reich I: A National Hero

Clausewitz’s presence in this period of German history cannot be reduced to Hitler. As a Prussian patriot and the preeminent theorist of modern war, Clausewitz was unsurprisingly enthusiastically celebrated in the Third Reich. Read more …

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Hitler & Clausewitz:
The Philosopher as War Cry, Part One

Young Clausewitz.

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Part 1 of 4

All intellectuals dream that their ideas will not be confined to the dead letters of books accumulating dust on library shelves, but should possess the world. An underexplored but highly fertile field in this respect is the influence of the great Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz upon the German dictator and warlord Adolf Hitler. This is an extremely controversial issue. Clausewitz is the preeminent military theorist, rivaled in fame only by the ancient Chinese sage Sun Tzu. Read more …

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Collaboration & Adaptation in Axis Europe
A review of Mark Mazower’s Hitler’s Empire, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2

Mark Mazower
Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe
New York: Penguin Press, 2008

The New Order in the West: A Still-Born European Revolution

The heady days after Germany’s defeat of France in 1940, leaving her for all intents and purposes mistress of the Continent, are quite fascinating. Read more …

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Collaboration & Adaptation in Axis Europe
A review of Mark Mazower’s Hitler’s Empire

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Part 1 of 2

Mark Mazower
Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe
New York: Penguin Press, 2008

I like to think I am not an uncritical person. Before reading a “heretical” book, I almost always read a mainstream book on the topic first, so I know how to situate the possibly more outlandish claims Read more …

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German Cinema Classics 
Heimat (1938)

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Heimat is one of the finest productions of Third Reich cinema, and by any standard it is an excellent film. The title means “homeland,” and in the minds of many the word Heimat is closely associated with National Socialist ideology. Indeed, a close study of this film can give us priceless insights into the true nature of that ideology. But the results may surprise you.

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Pensées sur le 4 Juillet

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Il y a deux semaines, nous avons célébré le 4 juillet, le plus important jour patriotique de l’Amérique. C’est un jour où nous célébrons notre force, où nous nous vantons de nos réussites, où nous nous souvenons de nos victoires, etc. Cela m’a amené à penser à la Seconde Guerre mondiale, et je vais partager quelques-unes de mes réflexions avec vous.  Read more …

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The Stark Truth 
Robert Stark Interviews Monetary Reformer Ellen Brown

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Now In Stock! 
Notes on the Third Reich

notes_reich_1Trans. with Foreword by E. Christian Kopff
London: Arktos Media, 2013
94 pages

paperback: $17

Read F. Roger Devlin’s review here

In the same manner as he critiqued Italian Fascism in Fascism Viewed from the Right, in this volume Evola analyses the German National Socialist movement, Read more …

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National Socialism as Anti-Modernism?
Julius Evola’s Notes on the Third Reich

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Julius Evola
Notes on the Third Reich
Trans. E. Christian Kopff
London: Arktos, 2013

Evola wrote this short assessment of Hitlerian National Socialism as a follow up to Fascism Viewed from the Right. The basic thrust of the study is that National Socialism is significantly inferior to its Italian cousin from a traditionalist perspective, Read more …

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Wilhelm Furtwängler et la musique sous le Troisième Reich

Wilhelm Furtwängler, 1886–1954

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English original here

Non seulement pendant sa vie, mais aussi dans les décennies depuis sa mort en 1954, Wilhelm Furtwängler a été mondialement reconnu comme l’un des plus grands musiciens de ce siècle, avant tout comme le brillant premier chef d’orchestre du Philharmonique de Berlin, qu’il dirigea de 1922 à 1945, et de nouveau après 1950. Read more …

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Wilhelm Furtwängler &
Music in the Third Reich

Wilhelm Furtwängler, 1886–1954

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French translation here

Not only during his lifetime, but also in the decades since his death in 1954, Wilhelm Furtwängler has been globally recognized as one of the greatest musicians of this century, above all as the brilliant primary conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra, which he lead from 1922 to 1945, and again after 1950. On his death, the Encyclopaedia Britannica commented: “By temperament a Wagnerian, his restrained dynamism, superb control of his orchestra and mastery of sweeping rhythms also made him an outstanding exponent of Beethoven.” Furtwängler was also a composer of merit. Read more …

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