Habits of mind break hard. When these habits are formed in childhood, they have a way of sticking with a person throughout his life. They structure his thinking and his perspective, and often take effort and discipline to overcome. (more…)
Month: November 2018
The spymaster’s fascist background is just one of the many obstacles in telling the Maxwell Knight story.
One of the oddest television projects now in development is a forthcoming series about master spy Maxwell Knight, the real-life “M” of MI5. (more…)
Aggretsuko, or Aggressive Retsuko, is a 2017 Netflix anime that has garnered notable fanfare, praise, and controversy from critics and audiences. When I say “critics,” of course that means the establishment organs of liberal NPCthink who have been falling over themselves to gush about the goodness of the ridiculous, hysterical anti-male tropes in this bizarre musical comedy. (more…)
Over the past year, I have spoken with—and thought about—a particular demographic that should be open to White Nationalism, but which largely has not been: conservative Gen-Xers. They tend to reject White Nationalism as being un-American, as immoral, and most prominently, as comprised of losers and failures.
A Conversation with Frédéric Delavier, Bodybuilder & Philosopher
Frédéric Delavier is a French author of books on bodybuilding, who also became a philosopher. His book Guide to Bodybuilding Movements was first published in 1998 and was a worldwide bestseller, with over two million copies sold. It has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is also known as an educational and critical videographer on his YouTube channel. He recently published a treatise on philosophy, The Awakening of Consciousnesses (L’Éveil des Consciences), which is awaiting translation into English.
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month had passed, and Elsa Bauer could not sleep while the wind howled about the hilltop farm, running cold, malevolent fingers down her big stone chimney, the old beech’s branches rustling against the slate and glass like a cacophony from a demonic symphony. (more…)
The Jew Disraeli & the Construction of the Merchants’ Empire
In a short text [“Imperium britannicum, ovvero: due diritti”] published in this periodical [La Vita Italiana] at the time of the sanctions (November 1935), we have attempted to characterize the physiognomy of the so-called British “empire” from the point of view of the typology of forms of civilization.
On that occasion, we showed that the British Empire is no more than a caricature and a counterfeit of a true empire. (more…)
It is a commonplace among White Nationalists to disparage Christianity. This is understandable inasmuch as most of the Christian denominations today have abandoned almost all of the tenets of Christianity. The typical Christian minister or priest is no longer a saver of souls but is instead an anti-white social justice warrior (SJW). “Is the Pope Catholic?” is no longer a self-evident joke but is now a serious question that must be answered in the negative. (more…)
Here is another cash grab served up in time for Thanksgiving. This train wreck of a film is a turkey that cannot be pardoned. Of the countless film adaptations of the Robin Hood legend made since the early twentieth century, the latest is somewhere at the very bottom of the pile.
Director Otto Bathurst wants you to know that his adaptation is different from its predecessors: modern, cool, up-to-date. (more…)
Despite suffering heavy losses in the House of Representatives, many on the Right seemed somewhat relieved after the 2018 midterm elections. Yes, they could have been a lot worse. (more…)
As a partisan political weapon, lawfare is the penalization and literal criminalization of dissent from the ruling order. For years, through a series of largely uncoordinated – but ideologically homogeneous – actions, the Radical Left has been weaponizing the American judicial system with the aim of enforcing racio-cultural norms, and specifically the destruction of the white race, (more…)
Counter-Currents Book Editor John Morgan again joins Fróði Midjord on the new podcast series, Guide to Kulchur – this time with video! – to discuss Play, a Swedish film from 2011 (available in English) by Ruben Östlund which depicts a group of Swedish children who are bullied and intimidated, and finally robbed, by a group of black children in modern-day Sweden, based on actual police reports. Similar to The Square, which we discussed last week, it mocks and critiques the politically-correct atmosphere of today’s Sweden, where no one dares to acknowledge the immigration problem that is right in front of everyone’s eyes.
History through the Traditionalist Lens:
Alexander Wolfheze’s The Sunset of Tradition & the Origin of The Great War
Of the major (and even several of the minor) European languages, the Traditionalist school of philosophy – that articulated by René Guénon and Julius Evola and their offshoots – was a latecomer in the Anglophone world. (more…)
The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
We Have Much to be Thankful For!
Since our last update, all the way back on Halloween, we have received 14 donations totaling $3,182.50, for which we are enormously grateful. Our goal this year is to raise $70,000. So far, we have received 278 donations totaling $60,592.87. So we more than 86% of the way to our goal, with only $9,407.13 and more than an entire month to go.
But we have an uphill battle ahead. (more…)
Translated by Guillaume Durocher
Translator’s Note: The following is a translation of the final paragraphs of the first volume of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s Mémoires: Fils de la nation (Paris: Muller, 2018), pp. 402-403.
. . . in the end, the Second World War is a detail of history and a detail in the use of history for ideological ends.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the latest installment in the ever-expanding Wizarding World franchise and the second film of the Fantastic Beasts series. Much like Peter Jackson’s bloated Hobbit trilogy, the Fantastic Beasts franchise is an unapologetic cash grab and will sprawl across five films, approaching the length of the original Harry Potter series.
Jordanetics: A Journey Into the Mind of Humanity’s Greatest Thinker
Castalia House, 2018
I have a confession: I was once a fan.
I was recommending the works and lectures of Dr. Jordan Peterson to friends, strangers, and family. (more…)
Black Friday Special
It’s Time to STOP Shopping for Christmas
Feast Your Mind at Counter-Currents
On behalf of everyone at Counter-Currents, I want to wish all our US readers safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving. (And please don’t let your dogs eat turkey bones.) Here are a few past articles on Thanksgiving for your edification:
The Face of National Resistance in The Netherlands
In The Netherlands we have an annual tradition called Sinterklaas, which is a colloquial expression that signifies the celebration of a Christmas-like holiday named after St. Nicholas, a Byzantine bishop and saint from Anatolia, famous for his charity to children. (more…)
Are You Local?
The Grotesque Genius of The League of Gentlemen
Monty Python’s Flying Circus sent a shockwave through 1960s England as its anarchic and surrealist comedy completely overturned televisual orthodoxy. The show was the result of a collaboration between a group of supremely talented, middle-class Englishmen (and one American) who, whilst challenging the norms of mainstream comedy, still kept the irony and biting satire that have always been the staple of English comedy at its core.
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 224
Freedom of Speech
Greg Johnson at Erkenbrand
Here is the audio of Greg Johnson’s speech at the Erkenbrand conference that was held in The Netherlands on November 3, in which he explains why White Nationalists need freedom of speech to win — and why we should want to keep it once we have won. The text of the speech is here. To listen in a player, click here. (more…)
“It´s just business.”
“We have defended our honor. That is all that matters.”
Counter-Currents Book Editor John Morgan joins Fróði Midjord on the new podcast series, Guide to Kulchur, to discuss The Square, a recent Swedish film (available in English) which mocks and critiques the intensely politically-correct culture of modern-day Sweden. The film depicts the director of a modern art museum in Stockholm whose pride in his liberal beliefs is challenged when his wallet and phone are stolen, and he is forced to venture into an immigrant area in order to attempt to retrieve them.
Remembering P. R. Stephensen:
November 20, 1901–May 28, 1965
Percy Reginald Stephensen was born on November 20, 1901. Stephensen was a writer, publisher, and political activist dedicated to the interests of the white race and the Australian nation. Like Jack London, Stephensen was an archetypal man of the racially conscious Left. He began his political career as a Communist but later moved to the nationalistic, anti-Semitic Right. From 1942 to 1945, he was interned without trial for his pro-German and pro-Japanese sympathies.
When asked to name my favorite film, I have a tough time choosing between Fight Club and Network. I was delighted, therefore, when I learned that Network had been turned into a Broadway play starring Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, everything, as it turned out.
Libertarianism, Cosmopolitanism, & Indo-European Tradition, Part II
Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)
The national-liberalism of 1789 in the face of the Indo-European tradition
The Indo-European tradition, which some people present as Tradition tout court, is the tradition of a tripartite and hierarchical organization of society, where the sovereign function (which relates to the spiritual sovereignty of the priesthood and to the political sovereignty of the sovereign) takes precedence over the military function, which in turn takes precedence over the productive and reproductive function. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 223
White Identity Politics:
Inevitable, Necessary, Moral
Remembering Madison Grant:
November 19, 1865–May 30, 1937
Today is the birthday of Madison Grant, American aristocrat and pioneering advocate of white racial preservationism, immigration restriction, eugenics, anti-miscegenation laws, and the conservation of wildlife and wilderness. To learn more about Grant’s life and legacy, see these articles at Counter-Currents: (more…)
Remembering Wyndham Lewis:
November 18, 1882–March 7, 1957
Wyndham Lewis was born on this day in 1882. A first-rate novelist, critic, and painter, he was a leading English exponent of fascist modernism. In honor of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this website:
- Kerry Bolton, “Wyndham Lewis” (French translation here)
- Jonathan Bowden, “Classical Modernism and the Art of the Radical Right“
- Jonathan Bowden, “Elitism, British Modernism, and Wyndham Lewis” (transcript) (more…)