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Liberalism is Suicide; Suicide is Liberalism

Anthony Bourdain and his daughter, Ariane, in 2008.

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In his seminal work, Suicide of the West, James Burnham wrote:

Liberalism is the ideology of western suicide. When once this initial and final sentence is understood, everything about liberalism – the beliefs, emotions and values associated with it, the nature of its enchantment, its practical record, its future – falls into place. Read more …

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Masterpieces of (Honorary) Aryan Literature 5
Yukio Mishima’s My Friend Hitler

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Yukio Mishima
My Friend Hitler and Other Plays of Yukio Mishima
Translated by Hiroaki Sato
New York: Columbia University Press, 2002

Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) is best known as a novelist and Right-wing activist who famously and publicly committed ritual suicide in 1970 one day after he had finished his tetralogy The Sea of Fertility. He was, however, a very prolific playwright with more than sixty plays to his name, Read more …

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Spanish translation here

Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th-century Japanese literature. Read more …

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Yukio Mishima’s The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea remains imprinted upon the mind long after one has read it. It is one of Mishima’s shorter novels, but its tightly-woven narration heightens the intensity of the atmosphere, simulating a taut bowstring upon readying an arrow.

The novel takes place in Yokohama, Japan’s leading port city, during the American occupation, and unfolds mainly from the perspective of a 13-year-old boy by the name of Noboru Kuroda. Read more …

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Beauty & Destruction in Yukio Mishima’s The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

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In 1950, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto was burned to the ground by a young monk. The temple had been built in the fourteenth century and was the finest example of the architecture of the Muromachi period. Covered in gold leaf and crowned with a copper-gold phoenix, it projected an image of majesty and serene beauty. It had been designated a National Treasure in 1897 and was considered a national symbol in Japan. Read more …

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Jonathan Bowden’s Extremists

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Jonathan Bowden
Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics
Edited by Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2016

Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics is a highly original book that contains the transcripts of nine of Jonathan Bowden’s orations: one on vanguardism followed by profiles of Thomas Carlyle, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Charles Maurras, Martin Heidegger, Savitri Devi, Julius Evola, Yukio Mishima, and Maurice Cowling. 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 Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Spanish translation here

Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th-century Japanese literature. Read more …

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Spanish translation here

Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th-century Japanese literature. Read more …

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Mishima: Una vida en cuatro capítulos

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Suceden cosas similares en los Estados Unidos: un marginado, ratón de biblioteca, de derechas, comienza a practicar levantamiento de pesas y artes marciales, forma una milicia privada, y sueña con derrocar al gobierno; luego, acaba muriendo en un enfrentamiento espectacular, suicida y en apariencia sin sentido contra el Estado. Read more …

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Yukio Mishima

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Editor’s Note:

The following text is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s New Right lecture in London on December 10, 2011. I want to thank Michèle Renouf for making the recording available.   

Mishima’s life was dedicated to a return of the spirit of the samurai and a belief in Yamamoto Jōchō’s book Hagakure, which is partly the 17th-century bible of samurai morality Read more …

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“The Death Team”:
Codreanu’s For My Legionaries

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Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
For My Legionaries
Introduction by Kerry Bolton; Historical Overview by Lucian Tudor; with new appendices and photographs.
London: Black House Publishing, 2015

Black House Publishing has been known to me only as the publisher of relatively inexpensive, nicely produced Kindles that bring back into circulation the works of Sir Oswald Mosely and others of his circle;[1] Read more …

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Recordando a Yukio Mishima:
14 de enero de 1925–25 de noviembre de 1970

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Yukio Mishima fue uno de los gigantes de la literatura japonesa del siglo pasado. Read more …

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Spanish translation here

Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th-century Japanese literature. Read more …

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Anarquismo de Derecha

Louis-Ferdinand Céline, 1984–1961

Louis-Ferdinand Céline, 1984–1961

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Traducido por Francisco Albanese

El concepto de anarquismo derechista parece paradójico, de hecho, oximorónico, partiendo desde la suposición de que todos los puntos de vista políticos “derechistas” incluyen una evaluación particularmente alta del principio de orden… En efecto, el anarquismo de derecha ocurre sólo en circunstancias excepcionales, cuando la hasta ahora velada afinidad entre el anarquismo y el conservadurismo puede hacerse aparente.  Read more …

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Voices of the Heroic Spirits

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Now not all the waves
of the four seas are calm,
but in the land of Yamato,
where the sun rises,
the winds are sated, men devote themselves to pleasure.
Under the virtuous rule of His Majesty
peace reigns everywhere.
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Naoki Inose’s Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima

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Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima
Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 2013

Editor’s Note:

This is a review of the Japanese edition of Persona, which is available now in English translation. I have read the translation, which appears to be much longer (864 pages) than the Japanese original. It is a treasure trove of information on Mishima.  Read more …

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The Immortal Death of Mishima

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Mishima’s grave, Tama Cemetery in Fuchu, Tokyo

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When Yukio Mishima arose on the morning of November 25th, 1970 he knew that it would be his last day on Earth. It was the deadline for completion of his novel, The Decay of the Angel, the fourth book in his tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. He placed the completed manuscript, sealed in an envelope addressed to his publisher, on a table. Mishima had given intimations that the completion of the tetralogy would be the culmination of his life’s work. Read more …

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th-century Japanese literature. He has exercised an enduring influence on the post-World War II European and North American New Right. Read more …

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Interview on Dominique Venner

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Translated by Greg Johnson

Spanish translation here

Thomas Ferrier: Tuesday, May 21 at 2:40 p.m. on the very altar of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, the historian Dominique Venner, author of Le Cœur Rebelle [The Rebel Heart] (autobiography), an Ernst Jünger biography, Histoire et tradition des européennes: 30,000 ans d’identité   Read more …

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Interview with a Poetess:
Andy Nowicki Interviews Juleigh Howard-Hobson

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The following is my interview with Juleigh Howard-Hobson, whose new book of poems, I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group” and Other Poems, is now available from Counter-Currents. My questions are in italics; Juleigh’s answers follow.

As a poet, you have achieved significant success, both inside and outside of “the movement.” Read more …

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Yukio Mishima, Yojuro Yasuda και Φασισμός

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Ο Romano Vulpitta (γεννηθείς το 1939) είναι Ιταλός πρώην διπλωμάτης και μελετητής ενός Ιαπωνικής λογοτεχνίας. Γεννήθηκε στην Ρώμη και απεφοίτησε από την Νομική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου ενός Ρώμης. Εισήχθη στο Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών ενός Ιταλίας το 1964. Υπήρξε καθηγητής Σύγχρονης Ιαπωνικής Λογοτεχνίας στην Νάπολη από το 1972 έως το 1975. Read more …

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The Stark Truth  
Robert Stark Interviews Andy Nowicki

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Jukio Mišima, Jojūrō Jasuda a fašismus, část II.

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6) Mišimova literatura akce

Pojďme se nyní zaměřit na styčné body Mišimovy literatury a fašismu z literárního úhlu pohledu. Pokud bychom chtěli popsat Mišimovu tvorbu jedním slovem, dozajista bychom užili termínu literatura “akce.” Zejména jeho pozdní práce se vyznačují silnými aktivistickými tendencemi. Read more …

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Jukio Mišima, Jojūrō Jasuda a fašismus, část I.

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Romano Vulpitta je bývalým italským diplomatem a odborníkem na japonskou literaturu. Tento římský rodák úspěšně absolvoval právnickou fakultu římské univerzity a v roce 1964 získal zaměstnání na italském ministerstvu zahraničí. Od roku 1972 do roku 1975 působil jako profesor moderní japonské literatury na univerzitě v Neapoli. Read more …

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Yukio Mishima

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Yukio Mishima, 1925-1970, nasceu Kimitake Hiraoka em uma família de classe média-alta. Autor de uma centena de livros, dramaturgo, e ator, ele foi descrito como o “Leonardo da Vinci do Japão contemporâneo”, e é um dos poucos escritores japoneses a se tornar conhecido e a ser traduzido no Ocidente.  Read more …

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Yukio Mishima, Yojuro Yasuda, & Fascism, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2

Translated by Riki Rei

Translations: Czech, Greek

6. Mishima’s Literature of Action

Let’s try searching for similarities between Mishima’s literature and fascism viewed from a literary perspective. If we use one word to describe Mishima’s literature, it is a literature of action. Read more …

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Yukio Mishima, Yojuro Yasuda, & Fascism, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

Translated by Riki Rei

Czech translation here

Translator’s Note:

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Remembering Yukio Mishima:
January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970

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Yukio Mishima was one of the giants of 20th century Japanese literature. He has exercised an enduring influence on the post-World War II European and North American New Right. In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website:

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Yukio Mishima & Richard Wagner:
Art & Politics, or Love & Death

The platform of this year’s “Yukoku-Ki,” November 25th, 2012, Tokyo

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The Keynote Speech at the 42nd Yukoku-Ki in Tokyo, November 25, 2012

Translated by Riki Rei

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