Well, it has finally happened. After years of saber-rattling, Armenia and Azerbaijan have gone to war over Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-governing area formally within Azerbaijan, but with an Armenian majority population. The great powers of the world as well as the regional powers are, of course, getting involved. Both Turkey and Iran border the region, as well as Russia, (more…)
Month: September 2020
The very idea sounds absurd. Militant supporter of National Socialism, foundational figure of Esoteric Hilterism, the iron maiden known to academia — insofar as she is known at all — as “Hitler’s Priestess”: dissociating Savitri Devi from her fanatical loyalty to Hitler’s Germany seems as futile as denazifying The Führer himself. (more…)
The End of the Nation-State: The Privatization of Politics
The nation-state is the triangulation of people, territory, and sovereignty. If this triangulation is threatened, the idea of the State itself is threatened.
Of course, we know that the idea of a people is under attack in the West: the Left, the progressives, and the liberals (more…)
Remembering Savitri Devi (September 30, 1905–October 22, 1982)
Savitri Devi was a philosopher, a religious thinker, and a tireless polemicist and activist for the causes of animal rights, European pagan revivalism, Hindu nationalism, German National Socialism, and — after the Second World War — pan-European racial nationalism. She also sought to found a religion, Esoteric Hitlerism, fusing National Socialism with the Traditionalism of René Guénon and Julius Evola. All told, she was one of the most extraordinary personalities of the 20th century. (more…)
Michaelmas: Of Harvest Festivals & Holy Warriors
Come out, ’tis now September, the hunters’ moon’s begun,
And through the wheaten stubble we hear the frequent gun;
The leaves are turning yellow, and fading into red,
While the ripe and bearded barley is hanging down its head.
— “All Among the Barley,” British folk song (more…)
He came from a world where soft music lilted through dining rooms and ballrooms and salons . . . it was played to make life sweeter and more festive, to make women’s eyes flash and men’s vanity throw sparks . . . [his] music on the other hand didn’t offer forgetfulness; it aroused people to the feelings of passion and guilt and demanded that [they] be truer to themselves . . . such music is upsetting . . .  (more…)
Nikola Šubić Zrinski is an opera written in 1876 by Croatian composer Ivan Zajc that retells the Siege of Szigetvár. It is Zajc’s most accomplished work and is considered the national opera of Croatia. An excellent recording of the opera was released in late July featuring the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 292 Jason Kessler
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On this episode of Counter-Currents Radio, Greg Johnson talks to Jason Kessler, legal activist and organizer of the Charlottesville Unite the Right rallies. They discuss Unite the Right, Kessler provides updates on his legal battles, and the two answer listener questions. Topics discussed include: (more…)
With so much unrest happening in so many places these days, it’s hard to make sense of it all. America is fracturing, that much we can see. But as with an earthquake, all the tidal waves and crumbling structures don’t give us a view of the tectonic plates rumbling deep beneath the surface. But if we could see those tectonic plates, (more…)
If movies can have previews, why can’t movie critics release “pre-reviews”? I ask because September 9th was the release date of the first trailer for the first half of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune.
Dune is one of the most-anticipated movies of 2020. Trailers can build up a lot of excitement for a film, but they are immediately forgotten when the movie actually appears. (more…)
While I was living in Eastern Europe, I traveled to Dubrovnik, Croatia to go on some Game of Thrones walking tours. (more…)
Sabaton is a Swedish metal band hailing from Falun. Their musical style, in the loose sense of the word, is mostly unremarkable power metal combined with a typically European harte vocal inflection courtesy of the group’s part-Czech lead singer, Joakim Brodén. Sabaton’s shtick, for lack of a more fitting term, is their use of “history” (more…)
This Weekend’s Livestreams
Jason Kessler & The Writers Bloc
Saturday, September 26, at noon PST, 3:00 PM, EST, 21:00 CET, Greg Johnson and Nicholas Jeelvy will join Fullmoon Ancestry on his Writers Bloc livestream on Dlive: https://dlive.tv/Fullmoon-ancestry.
Sunday, September 27, at a NEW TIME two hours later than normal: at 2 PM PST, 5:00 PM EST, 11 PM CET, Jason Kessler will join Greg Johnson (more…)
Remembering Martin Heidegger:
September 26, 1889–May 26, 1976
Martin Heidegger is one of the giants of twentieth-century philosophy, both in terms of the depth and originality of his ideas and the breadth of his influence in philosophy, theology, the human sciences, and culture in general.
Heidegger was born on September 26, 1889, in the town of Meßkirch in the district of Sigmaringen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He died on May 26, 1976 in Freiburg and was buried in Meßkirch. (more…)
Remembering T. S. Eliot:
September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965
Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of the 20th century’s most influential poets, as well as an essayist, literary critic, playwright, and publisher. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, from old New England stock, Eliot emigrated to England in 1914 and was naturalized as a British subject in 1927.
The Counter-Currents 2020 FundraiserA New Matching Grant Offer
Counter-Currents is trying to raise $150,000 this year. Thus far, we have received 628 donations totaling $80,685.66, for which we are enormously grateful. Thus we are more than halfway there! (more…)
Did Heidegger Say the Holocaust Was Jewish “Self-Annihilation”?
One of the most sensational charges against Heidegger is that he claimed that the Holocaust was the “self-annihilation” (Selbstvernichtung) of the Jews. This charge was first made by Italian philosophy professor Donatella di Cesare in an article in Corriere Della Sere on February 9, 2015: “Heidegger: ‘Jews Self-Destructed’: New Black Notebooks Reveal Philosopher’s Shocking Take on Shoah.” (more…)
A Mennonite couple was brutally attacked by black assailants in Bloomfield, Indiana last week. Jonathan and Wilma Hochstetler were fixing a work trailer when two armed black men approached them and demanded their money. The assailants robbed them and took the wife’s cellphone. As the robbers were walking away, they turned around and shot their two victims. Wilma died from her wounds but Jonathan was able to survive thanks to the help of his young son who dialed 911. (more…)
All that mattered in these pieces was to link a well-known name with a subject of current topical interest. The reader may consult Ziegenhalss for some truly startling examples; he gives hundreds.
— Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
I was recently asked if Hermann Hesse is a man of the Right. My answer, such as it was, was a qualified yes. (more…)
A Dissident’s Guide to Blacks & Africa: A Review
Jared Taylor, ed.
A Dissident’s Guide to Blacks and Africa
Oakton, Virginia: New Century Foundation, 2020
More than any of the required reading produced by American Renaissance, A Dissident’s Guide to Blacks and Africa captures the essence of what American Renaissance is all about. Racial differences lead to racial preferences, and Jared Taylor has built a career (more…)
The Challenger Disaster: Lessons for the Right
Anyone who remembers the 1980s can recall exactly what they were doing when the space shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after lifting off on January 28, 1986. People at the Florida launch site openly wept, pounded their fists on the hoods of their cars, and held each other. Schoolchildren looked at the televised images of the disaster with horror. The news media went into a frenzy, and President Reagan delivered a televised eulogy that evening that was probably his best speech ever. (more…)
Video of the Day: Nietzsche’s Historical Vitalism
In the latest episode of Guide to Kulchur, Greg Johnson joins Fróði Midjord for a conversation on Nietzsche’s second essay in the Untimely Meditations, On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life (1874). Topics include civilizational decline, nihilism, vitalism, Christianity, and Nietzsche’s critique of Hegel’s philosophy of history.
Today’s Livestream: Nietzsche’s Second Untimely Meditations
Greg Johnson will be joining Fróði Midjord on Guide to Kulchur today at 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CET to discuss Friedrich Nietzsche’s Second Untimely Meditations as part of a series called First Principles, devoted to books central to a Right-wing understanding of the world. You can watch the stream on the official Guide to Kulchur YouTube and DLive channels. (more…)
It’s ill to loose the bands that God decreed to bind;
Still we be the children of the heather and the wind.
Far away from home, O it’s still for you and me
That the broom is blowing bonnie in the north countrie. 
Even below the Missouri-Compromise Line, the mornings now have a delicious coolness, faltering on the edge of a “chill,” and I found myself yearning for an old-fashioned, nineteenth-century ghost story. (more…)
From Nixon to Reagan: A Look at the First Right Wing Revolution
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014
The Invisible Bridge is a look at the link between Richard Nixon’s reshaping of American politics and the Republican Party and the rise of Ronald Reagan. In the 1970s, Ronald Reagan was considered very far to the Right, indeed. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 291 Denis Nikitin
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In this episode of Counter-Currents Radio, Greg Johnson talks to Denis Nikitin of White Rex, a European identitarian sportswear and clothing company, about current events in Russia, around the world, and your questions. Topics discussed include: (more…)
Hombres Bestias y Black Lives Matter: Las Visiones Proféticas de Lanz von Liebenfels
Traducido por Editorial Streicher
English original here
Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels
Ostara and the New Templars
Traducción al inglés de George Klanderud
The 55 Club, 2019
Peces de alta mar, murciélagos, clarividentes Frisones en un brumoso país, el saurio con el ojo central eléctrico en un mundo igualmente oscuro e impreciso, los sabios enanos-Nibelungos tienen una extraña y obvia conexión con los resultados de la investigación científica natural más reciente. (more…)
Among those on the Right who address man’s relationship to the rest of the natural world, one finds a variety of approaches. There are the anthropocentric conservationists, who promote the “wise use” or prudent management of natural resources for future generations. There are the Social Darwinist varieties, (more…)
Do It! Scenarios of the Revolution
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970
Much to my surprise, Jerry Rubin has exceeded my expectations. To some, he was the voice of a generation. To others, he’s a symbol of everything that went wrong with some of the Boomers, and in particular the faults of the hippy-dippy counterculture. (more…)