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When Dr. Dov Bechofer  was doxxed, one of our opponents with the unlikely name of Spencer Sunshine cast a ray of light into a dark day by paying Counter-Currents an unexpected compliment. He characterized Counter-Currents as “at the highest intellectual level of discourse in the white nationalist crowd.” One of our most popular new writers, Richard Houck, explains why below. — Greg Johnson
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I’ve read both The New Yorker and 1843 Magazine for some years now, and both have something special. The New Yorker in particular. When I look back to the literature that most captivated and inspired me, I often find myself looking at old New Yorker articles.
Counter-Currents always reminded me of The New Yorker and 1843 Magazine quite a lot. They both have some really talented writers, faithfully Left-wing, but they do strive to be above the rest. There is a very “human” feel to both publications. Some of the other Right-wing journals feel like reading an academic journal at times, factual, informative, but cold and sterile — missing a human element. Others have some great pieces but they are not common, and are usually thrown in with a couple dozen forgettable or forced articles for every one great work. Some are just outright too mainstream and bourgeois, a lot actually. Many people who know what’s going on feel the need to sacrifice being 100% honest or “edgy” in favor of mainstream readers. But the mainstream rarely makes history. The world does not need another Sean Hannity or Bill O’Reilly. Two was more than enough. The vanguard is where things change.
Some journals and magazines have writers that you feel you get to know through reading their work. Counter-Currents has that feel, and I think it’s the only Right-wing journal that does. The New Yorker and 1843 do not limit themselves either by strictly covering one field or topic, anything of interest is fair game (of course excluding third-rail politics). Counter-Currents is like that too, but with third-rail topics.
When I began reading Counter-Currents, long before I ever wrote for them, I often felt like the writers who were too “edgy” for The New Yorker, found themselves in the company of Greg Johnson. There is a level of journalistic integrity, honesty, insight, and sociopolitical commentary that I’ve only found coalescing at Counter-Currents. I imagine in some other world, in a sane world, one where the good guys won, the offices at Counter-Currents might be looking over the Hudson River and the bay, where The New Yorker officers are now. Maybe someday. — Richard Houck
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