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It was two years ago today that the Counter-Currents Publishing/North American New Right website went online.

In our second year, we published online 877 posts and 7,809 comments. We also published 6 new books, with many more in the pipeline. Furthermore, we began our Counter-Currents Radio podcasts, which have been quite well-received.

I want to thank our writers, readers, subscribers, and generous financial donors for making all this possible.

Special thanks are due Mike Polignano for his many hours of help in designing, maintaining, and upgrading the site, as well as for his work hosting and producing the Counter-Currents Radio Podcasts.

Looking back on our goals for our second year, I am quite satisfied with our performance.

1. Our readership has grown tremendously. In May of 2011, Counter-Currents had 36,596 unique visitors. In May of 2012, we had 56,323 unique visitors. For a full table of our web traffic over the last two years, see our most recent Newsletter.

2. We added our Counter-Currents Radio podcasts.

3. We have developed a roster of regular writers, many of whom have created followings of their own.

4. We have expanded our coverage of new books in English dealing with New Right metapolitics.

5. We have intensified our coverage of film and popular culture, which is one of the most effective ways of building our readership, spreading our message, and subverting mainstream propaganda.

6. We have continued to publish attractively designed books on important topics.

7. We have been steadily developing donors.

8. I have worked to clarify the vision and program of the North American New Right.

One of last year’s projects has come to naught: We decided not to split our existing website in separate publishing and webzine sites. We thought that creating Counter-Currents Radio was a better use of Mike Polignano’s time.

Other projects were simply delayed:

1. North American New Right, vol. 1, is coming out only now.

2. The White Nationalist Manifesto project is still in gestation, but with some exciting new developments.

These are our goals for our third year:

1. We will continue and improve upon what we are doing right: our books, webzine, podcasts, etc.

2. Our White Nationalist Manifesto project will move forward along the following lines. First, there will be a small book, the outline of which is clear. But we have not yet settled on the author or authors. Second, just as many novelists write with a view to the movie rights, the book will be produced with an eye to creating a documentary which will present its ideas in a compelling form, which will reach a much wider audience. Documentaries like the Zeitgeist films, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, and Kony 2012 are our models. Mike Polignano’s big task for our third year is to apply his formidable technical skills to learning about video production. It is an ambitious, long-term project. But we think it will dramatically increase our impact.

3. As always, we need to put this enterprise on sounder financial footing. For our first year, Counter-Currents was run almost entirely on idealism. In our second year, we developed a larger donor base. We have done a lot. But at present, we still do not have a sustainable long-term model. Like the metapolitical publishers and periodicals of the left, Counter-Currents/North American New Right is dependent on donations from its supporters. Thus we are kicking off our Third year with a two month fundraising campaign. Our goal is $25,000. Our priorities are to pay ourselves and our authors to keep this project going and growing. Please give generously.

You can make two different types of donations:

  • First, you can make is a single donation of any size.
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Recurring donations are particularly helpful, since they allow us better to predict and plan for the future. We have added several new levels for recurring donations. Please visit our Donations page for more information.

We can also customize the amount of a monthly donation. There are, moreover, other ways to make monthly donations  than Paypal, although it is the most convenient. For more details, contact Mike Polignano at: [email protected]

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Remember: those who fight for the Golden Age live in it today. Thank you for your support.

Greg Johnson
Editor-in-Chief
Counter-Currents Publishing, Ltd.
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16 Comments

  1. rhondda
    Posted June 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations!

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

      Thanks!

  2. Eric Hale
    Posted June 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Money is on the way. Y’all have changed my life forever.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for your generous and loyal support.

  3. Fourmyle of Ceres
    Posted June 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    1. The White Nationalist Manifesto project sounds like it would complement the solid work already done by Frank DeSilva.

    2. I missed a reference to the Pierce Symposium. Is the Pierce Symposium on hold while other things are being sorted out?

    3. Congratulations on doing the fund raiser twice a year. If there is a better investment than the better Tomorrow we, and our Posterity, deserve, I can not imagine it.

    Thank you also for mentioning the absolute importance of solid, consistent, financial support. I think I hear a certain reticence in your tone about this. Please overcome it. Lighthouses are not cheap to build, or operate. Even ten dollars a month, given reliably, demonstrates the faith we all have that counter-currents is defining the foundation of a much, much better Tomorrow. In THIS case, the Quantity people win; More IS Better.

    Thanks again.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

      The Pierce symposium will just consist of a few articles on Pierce published online. It is going forward as planned.

  4. Mighty
    Posted June 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Here! Here!

  5. Kerry Bolton
    Posted June 11, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Only a few years ago one of the only avenues for New Right material for English-only speakers such as myself was the now defunct Scorpion magazine. Now there are several major, professional projects regularly producing a plethora of first-rate material in both content and format, among the leaders of which is Counter-Currents Publishing. Happy Birthday.

    • Christopher P
      Posted June 12, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

      Correction: Scorpion magazine AND the excellent Renaissance Press.

  6. Free Man
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! I really apreciate your work.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

      Thanks. It means a lot.

  7. JuleighHowardHobson
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Happy birthday. And many more, please!

  8. me
    Posted June 13, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Hippo bird-day to ewe!

  9. White Republican
    Posted June 14, 2012 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    I’d like to hear more about the White Nationalist Manifesto, particularly Greg Johnson’s ideas concerning its (1) medium; (2) target audiences; (3) contents; (4) ideological, political, and historical location; and (5) pricing. Here are a few suggestions of mine regarding the book:

    1. I think that the manifesto should be regarded as having a form of its own. Its particular objectives, length, and contents mean that it cannot be simply treated as a long essay, as a collection of essays, or as a short book. It should express ideas in a highly concentrated and expansive form. It should use a style that is clear but not simplistic or pedantic. It should articulate a message that can work through the imagination and memory of readers. It should effectively outline the central values, beliefs, and organizing principles of White nationalist ideology so that readers can readily grasp its spirit and its logic.

    2. The key target audience should be people of average intelligence and learning who are receptive to White nationalism. The book should stand by itself. It should not presuppose extensive background knowledge or reading. It should present its ideas in a highly distilled manner. Exact quotations, references, allusions, and name-dropping should be kept to a minimum.

    I remember reading that Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense was accessible to the common man, used simple language and sledgehammer logic, and dispensed with the Latin phrases and classical allusions that writers of the era often used. I think a similar approach should be used with the manifesto. It is not a matter of displaying one’s level of education, but of using one’s education to educate and inspire others. The former is a matter of vanity; the latter is a matter of responsibility.

    Selecting, distilling, and synthesizing ideas so as to give them a political form is arguably more difficult than purely academic or scholarly work. While the manifesto may appear simple, the thinking that informs it needs to be very sensitive, imaginative, and discriminating.

    It’s often easier to burn things than to boil them down.

    3. The manifesto should articulate a current of White nationalist ideology that can be characterized as an “open orthodoxy.” We should agree on essentials, and agree to disagree on non-essentials. However, it should be understood that an “open orthodoxy” should constitute a current rather than a pool, and that we should reject a “lowest common denominator” approach that favours formlessness over form. Consensus should be created through leadership rather than compromise. Our doctrine and method are things that must be developed and propagated through constant work. We should work to lead opinion through active, creative, and continuous work that ensures that we form a vanguard of White nationalist thought, that we set the agenda and the terms of debate, that we establish prestige for our media and hegemony for our ideas, and that we attract and retain people of ability.

    4. Where is the manifesto located in cultural, political, and historical terms? This is a very big question, for we are living in an interregnum, which makes it imperative to carefully define our reference points. How should we identify ourselves? In terms of what timeframe should we think? In terms of what cultural and political framework should we think?

    As I see it, the manifesto would be of a metapolitical rather than a political character. It would not represent a particular group or organization in the manner of a manifesto of a political party. Arthur Moeller van den Bruck addressed Das Dritte Reich to Germans of all parties. The manifesto should take a similar approach. It should not be presented as the publication of a party or a sect.

    5. The manifesto should be published as an attractive and inexpensive book, with discount prices for multiple copies.

    • Fourmyle of Ceres
      Posted June 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

      Along White Republican’s lines, which sounds like a thesis outline where I came from, might a good start be in developing a Reader’s Digest version of The Proclamation of London? “The Might of the West” might offer useful examples, as well.

      This might be a good topic for a thread in its own right.

  10. White Republican
    Posted June 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Some further comments and queries regarding the White Nationalist Manifesto:

    6. It can be expected that there will be many people who will criticize the manifesto because it doesn’t do something it can’t or shouldn’t do (due to the constraints dictated by its medium, length, target audience, and objectives), because it isn’t written using a style or at an intellectual level they find congenial, because it is “too radical” or “too conservative,” because it doesn’t address particular issues, or address them in more detail, or address them from their particular perspective. Most criticisms of this kind are trivial.

    7. The manifesto should articulate an “open orthodoxy” that is yet to be created, or is in the process of being created. The manifesto cannot simply synthesize or summarize something that already exists, for it should represent something that is effectively original. It might not be original in terms of its individual components, but it will be original in terms of its syntheses, its context, and its audience. But it shouldn’t value originality or radicalism for its own sake.

    The manifesto should have a strong future orientation. In a sense, it should be addressed more for tomorrow than for today, and it should define reference points that relatively few people recognize today.

    8. What will be the exact context and character of the White nationalism expressed in the White Nationalist Manifesto? To what degree will its White nationalism be framed in particularistic or universalistic terms?

    White nationalism in North America will need to take different forms from White nationalism in Europe because it is working with different materials in a different environment.

    It’s possible that White nationalism in North America could become more particularistic. White nationalism in North America doesn’t have to be identified with a White American mono-culture or the territory of the United States. Wilmot Robertson said as much in The Ethnostate, as has Greg Johnson with his ideas concerning “West Coast White Nationalism.”

    A future White America might constitute a White “melting pot” with distinct regional cultures and distinct states.

    In Europe, I think a federal conception of White nationalism is in order, one which respects the identity and interests of regions, nations, and Europe.

    People identify with a particular people, culture, and territory more than they do with zoological categories. To say this is not to deny the reality or importance of our pan-racial identity and interests, or to foment divisions among Whites, but to simply recognize that Whiteness is not a sufficient basis for White nationalist politics. Perhaps it might be likened to the foundations or the outer walls of a building within which we work. We work above the foundations, within the walls, within a particular place within the building. We should respect others in the building, but there are limits to the degree to which we identify with them and work with them.

    Whiteness may be a political category in a negative sense — our racial enemies define us as enemies in racial terms (for example, the French are called “the white cheese” by their African parasites) — but not in a positive sense — we don’t identify and act in terms of Whiteness.

    White nationalism must be understood in both biological and political terms. I think that most White nationalists think in terms of national racialism rather than racial nationalism, and that this is because the nation-state is a political unit in a way that a race or a subrace is not.

    9. Some of the ideas of Jean Thiriart’s La grande nation may be relevant to the North American New Right, at least in the spirit that informs them:

    “The united Europe will be made with people who have the intelligence to quit the left or to quit the right, but in no case with people of the left or people of the right, stereotypes set in their manias and their rites.”

    “For those who want to locate us in political geometry, they can consider us as the vanguard of the centre, which combines and integrates the power of dynamism and the wisdom of balance.”

    “The linear division of the political world spanning from an extreme left to an extreme right is completely bypassed by reality.

    “All contemporary political activities in Europe must be summarised in three principle groups: (1) the parties of the foreigner, with the American party on one side and the Russian party on the other; (2) the archaic or prehistoric parties, those of ferocious petty nationalists; and (3) the party of Europeans.”

    White Americans need to think in similarly unconventional and radical terms. The divisions between left and right, liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans should not obscure the fact that they are “parties of the foreigner” and are effectively united against White Americans. François Duprat’s observation that the French state was at one time both colonizing and colonized is also true of the American state. The real division is between the parties of the foreigner and White Americans. White Americans need to create a party of their own. It is imperative to form a revolutionary team, then a revolutionary party, then a historical party, “that is to say, a party that creates the formal nation.” (Incidentally, I’d be interested in editing and translating a collection of Thiriart’s writings concerning the historical party, but this will probably have to be postponed until next year, and it probably won’t interest many people.)

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