There is little satisfying critical literature on the Coen brothers’ 1991 film Barton Fink. Most viewers are inclined to think that this is because the film is a pretentious, meaningless piece of crap. And Barton Fink is surely the most widely detested film by the Coens. The fact that it swept the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, winning the Palme d’Or, Best Director, and Best Actor (John Turturro) can simply be chalked up to French perversity and anti-Americanism. These people think Jerry Lewis is a genius, after all. (more…)
Month: May 2015
Jesus Never Existed: An Introduction to the Ultimate Heresy
With an interview by Chip Smith
Charleston, W.V.: Nine-Banded Books, 2014
Bert Cooper: “Even if this were true, who cares? This country was built and run by men with worse stories than whatever you’ve imagined here.” (more…)
Baron Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola was born on May 19, 1898 in Rome. Along with René Guénon, Evola is one of the writers who has most influenced the metapolitical outlook and project of Counter-Currents, which is reflected in the fact that Evola is one of the most-tagged writers on this website. (more…)
Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth — and the best — Mad Max movie directed by George Miller. Miller was born George Miliotis — the son of Greek refugees from Turkish ethnic cleansing in Anatolia — and is also the creator of two other, and very different, film franchises, the Babe the talking pig movies and the Happy Feet animated penguin movies.
In Fury Road, the title character, which heretofore has been played by Mel Gibson, is played by Tom Hardy (Bane — with another grill thing on his face, no less). (more…)
Having followed Mad Men from the start, with initial enthusiasm gradually tempered by the increasingly exposed triumphalist agenda, I found the series finale, pumped (or pimped) by the network as “the end of an era,” (more…)
The Tragedy of Moldova:
Dependency, Globalization, & the Destructive Power of Elite Liberalism
Moldova is Europe’s poorest country. Tiny, landlocked, and with a population of about 3 million and shrinking, she is often ignored in modern writing on Eastern Europe. She is one of the many castaways of the 1990s, the imposition of the “free market,” and the “end of history.” Yet she was an important part of the old USSR. But after the breakup of the empire in 1990–1991, she fared even worse than Ukraine, reaching Fourth World poverty levels. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 128
Interview with Martin Webster, Part 2
Traducción por A. Garrido. Enlace original aquí
Nota del Editor::
La nueva Miss Japón, Ariana Miyamoto, tiene madre japonesa y padre afro-americano. No sorprende que ella porte el apellido de su madre, no el de su padre. Obviamente, ella no merece el premio, y debido a que los japoneses sensibles no han sido demasiado intimidados por la corrección política para objetar coronar a una mestiza, un individuo de apariencia no-japonesa como representación de la belleza femenina japonesa, Miss Miyamoto ha respondido que ella es la vanguardia de una revolución racial para borrar la distinción japonesa, entre los aplausos de los medios occidentales controlados por judíos. (more…)
Suicide or Homicide?
Zemmour vs. Soral on the Decline of France
Part 2 of 2
Le Suicide français
Paris: Albin Michel, 2014
Zemmour vs. Soral: Abetz vs. De Gaulle?
In Le Suicide français, Éric Zemmour’s major concern with immigration appears to be Islam. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 127
Interview with Martin Webster, Part 1
Part 1 of 2
Le Suicide français
Paris: Albin Michel, 2014
I approached Éric Zemmour’s door-stopper of a book, Le Suicide français, with some trepidation. I had not always been impressed with his previous work, he is after all one of “the System’s” journalists, and Alain Soral had spoken ill of it. (more…)
Spanish translation here
The new Miss Japan, Ariana Miyamoto, has a Japanese mother and a black American father. No surprise that she bears her mother’s surname, not her father’s. Obviously, she does not deserve the prize, and because sensible Japanese have not been too intimidated by political correctness to object to crowning a mixed-race, non-Japanese looking individual as a representation of Japanese female beauty, Miss Miyamoto has responded that she is the vanguard of a racial revolution to erase Japanese distinctness, to the applause of the Jewish-controlled Western media. (more…)
This is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s June 1, 2006 British National Party stump speech in Tameside. A few unintelligible words are marked ???. If you can understand what he is saying, or if you have corrections, please post them as comments below.
English original here
El sábado 18 de abril de 2015, hablé en Estocolmo, Suecia, ante una audiencia de 120 personas. Otros disertantes fueron Kevin MacDonald, Mark Weber, y Jonas De Geer.
La exposición de Mark Weber, “Mirando hacia adelante en una Era de Oscuridad” fue muy esperanzadora. (more…)
Aristokratia III: Hellas
Edited by K. Deva
Having previously devoted previous volumes to Nietzsche and to Evola, for its third incarnation, “Hellas,” Aristokratia seemingly pauses to reflect on itself: what are arête, hoi aristoi and aristokratia?
Under the Gothic Mask:
The Pseudo-Sanctimony of the New Witch-Hunters
It was published over sixty years ago and I have kept my copy of it since I was in Year Ten at school. In May 1954 the British edition of Astounding Science Fiction carried a lead story by Mark Clifton and Alex Apostolides entitled ‘Hide! Hide! Witch!’ On the cover was a brilliant picture by Van Dongen. It showed a scientist, with fear and horror in his face, looking back as he clutches to his chest (evidently he is a fugitive) a collection of scientific instruments. (more…)
Lars Holger Holm
Hiding in Broad Daylight: An Analysis of the Political Radicalisation and Commercialisation of Artistic Modernism
London: Arktos, 2015
“Charles,” said Cordelia, “Modern Art is all bosh, isn’t it?”
—Brideshead Revisited (1945) (more…)
Sometime in 2003, I was feeling tired and thinking of knocking off work on a movement-related project. It was 2:30 a.m., and I had not been sleeping well for a while. But then a question occurred to me: “What are you saving yourself for?” (more…)
Aiming Higher Than Mere Civilization: How Skeptical Nihilism Will Remind Humanity Of Its Long Forgotten Purpose (Emericus Durden Philosophy Series Book 1)
Radical Academic Press, 2014
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.”
— “Frank Costello,” The Departed (more…)
Left/Right dichotomies in the representation of female militants in the movies The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) and A Student named Alexander (2011).
Who Killed George Orwell?
(’Twas Granny Gow, Evidence Suggests)
There’s a story about George Orwell’s death that’s been bubbling up from the underground for the past 20 years or so. To the best of my knowledge it’s never been published anywhere. And this is odd indeed, because all the essential pieces have been out on public display for a long time—in biographies, memoirs, and newspaper headlines. Anyone, almost anyone who cares to, can connect the dots.
Spanish translation here
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, I spoke in Stockholm, Sweden before an audience of 120 people. Other speakers included Kevin MacDonald, Mark Weber, and Jonas De Geer.
Mark Weber’s talk, “Looking Ahead in an Age of Darkness,” was very hopeful. Although all the political and demographic trends in the white world are negative, there are intellectual and political signs that whites are becoming aware of the problems and gathering the intellectual convictions and moral resolve to change course. (more…)
Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter: April 2015
Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,
Here are our web traffic statistics and top articles for April.
1. Our Readership and Web Traffic
I have reversed the order of our traffic table so the latest month appears on top. (more…)
Opmerking van de auteur:
De volgende tekst is mijn openingstoespraak voor een debat met Jonas de Geer over christendom en Europees herstel, gehouden in Stockholm, Zweden, op zaterdag 18 april 2015. Mijn daarop volgende stellingnames waren onvoorbereid. Het debat werd vastgelegd en kan worden beluisterd op YouTube hier. (more…)
“This is a shirtsleeve operation”:
Judaic Crypsis in the Final Season of Mad Men
Caddy Danny Noonan (working-class Irish American): “I planned to go to law school after I graduated, but it looks like my folks won’t have enough money to put me through college.”
Judge Smails (rich WASP): “Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too.”
— Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980)
This is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s September 17, 2009 British National Party stump speech in from somewhere in the North of England. A few unintelligible words are marked ???. If you can make out what Bowden is saying, please post a comment below. (more…)
At midnight they descend the hill,
(fur and flesh caught between their teeth),
howling at the moon and stars,
delighting in the knee-deep snow,
and in the purity of the pack,
while the wise red fox hunts alone.
28 April 2015 (more…)
It happened on a housing estate in the inner city. A piece of former parkland that had been handed over to developers to build two storey homes, based on the town house concept, for yuppies who’d come along too late to be part of the last gentrification wave. I never would have known such a place existed, though it was a short bike ride away from where I lived. (more…)