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The Enemy of Europe & Imperium

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Counter-Currents is now taking preorders for the new Centennial Edition of Francis Parker Yockey’s The Enemy of Europe and Imperium.

Francis Parker Yockey
The Enemy of Europe
Edited by Thomas Francis
Introduction by Kerry Bolton
Centennial Edition Publishing, 2020
150 pages

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The World in Flames:
The Shorter Writings of Francis Parker Yockey

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Francis Parker Yockey
The World in Flames: The Shorter Writings of Francis Parker Yockey
Ed. Kerry Bolton and John Morgan
Centennial Edition Publishing, 2020
Limited hardcover edition: 512 pages
Paperback edition: 506 pages

There are three formats for The World in Flames

  1. Hardcover, limited edition of 200 numbered copies: $50 (add $5 for US postage, $25 for postage to the rest of the world). Release date: June 2020
  2. Paperback: $30 (add $5 for postage, $12 for postage to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, & the Far East). Release date: May 13, 2020.
  3. E-book: $15. Release date: May 16, 2020.

Note: The limited-edition hardcover has a third appendix of six pages with seven photographs of Francis Parker Yockey, six of them never before published.

Note: If you wish to collect all three volumes in the limited edition, and ensure that they all bear the same number, you can order the whole set in advance. The cost of the three-volume set, including postage:

  1. US customers: $170
  2. The rest of the world: $250 (sorry, but it will be very expensive to ship the hardcover of Imperium outside the United States)

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About The World in Flames:

The World in Flames collects all of Francis Parker Yockey’s surviving essays and correspondence, including recent and never-before-published archival discoveries. The volume is edited with an Introduction and annotations by Kerry Bolton, the foremost expert on Yockey’s life and thought. The World in Flames is an indispensable volume for understanding America’s most important anti-liberal thinker.

The World in Flames is the first published volume of the new three-volume Centennial Edition of Francis Parker Yockey’s Writings. The General Editor of the edition is Greg Johnson.

Volume One:
Imperium
The Philosophy of History & Politics
Edited by Greg Johnson
(San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2021)

Volume Two:
The Enemy of Europe
Edited and translated by Thomas Francis
(San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2020)

Volume Three:
The World in Flames
The Shorter Writings of Francis Parker Yockey
Edited by Kerry Bolton & John Morgan
(San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2020)

Each volume in the edition will be published in a limited hardcover edition of 200 numbered copies, as well as in paperback and electronic versions. As with our edition of Savitri Devi’s works, the hardcovers will be manufactured to the highest academic press standards.

Note: Because of the manufacturing time, the limited edition of The World in Flames will be available in June, 2020. Please bear in mind that Imperium will be released in 2021, and The Enemy of Europe will be released in the Summer of 2020.

CONTENTS

Introduction by Kerry Bolton — iii
Editorial Note by John Morgan — vii

1. Philosophy of Constitutional Law (1937) — 1
2. The Tragedy of Youth (1939) — 36
3. Life as an Art (1940) — 43
4. Twentieth-Century Metaphysics (ca. 1945–48) — 55
5. 1848–1948: Years of Decision (1948) — 61
6. Italo-English Convention (1949) — 65
7. The Proclamation of London of the European Liberation Front (1949) — 70
8. Correspondence with Adrien Arcand (1949–50) — 111
9. Varange Speaks! (1950) — 131
10. America’s Two Ways of Waging War (1950–51) — 140
11. Correspondence with Virginia Johnson (1950–52) — 145
12. Thoughts Personal & Superpersonal (ca. 1950) — 156
13. Miscellaneous Notes (ca. 1950–53) — 176
14. Thoughts Upon Waking (ca. 1950–53) — 181
15. Two Reflections (1950, 1953) — 189
16. The Death of England (1951) — 194
17. America’s Two Ways of Waging War (1951) — 198
18. America’s Two Political Factions (1952) — 218
19. Correspondence with Dean Acheson (1952) — 226
20. What is Behind the Hanging of the Eleven Jews in Prague? (1952) — 252
21. Letter to Wolfgang Sarg (1953) — 264
22. Brotherhood (1953) — 275
23. Culture (1953) — 296
24. Translator’s Preface to Der Feind Europas (1953) — 307
25. Oswald Spengler, the American Jewish Committee, & Russia (1954) — 312
26. The Destiny of America (1955) — 326
27. “Hang On & Pray”: Arnold Toynbee, Co-Existence Apostle (1956) — 340
28. A Warning to America: An Estimate of China, a Warning to the West (1959) — 365
29. The World in Flames (1960) — 397
30. The Suicide Note — 416
31. Fragments (1952–1960) — 420

APPENDICES

I. Frontfighter, issues 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, & 23 (1950–52) — 433
II. H. Keith Thompson, “In Memoriam—Francis P. Yockey” (1960) — 462

The limited-edition hardcover has a third appendix of six pages with seven photographs of Francis Parker Yockey, six of which have never been published.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS — 463

INDEX — 469

Francis Parker Yockey (1917–1960) was born in Chicago. After studying at the University of Michigan, Georgetown University, and the University of Arizona, he graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1941. In 1946, Yockey worked as an attorney for the Nuremberg Trials in Germany. In 1948, Yockey published Imperium: The Philosophy of History and Politics (2 vols.) under the pen name Ulick Varange. In 1949, Yockey published a manifesto, The Proclamation of London. In 1953, he published The Enemy of Europe. But Yockey was not just a political theorist. He was a political actor. For the remainder of his life, Yockey traveled the world, using a bewildering array of passports and fake identities, building a network of contacts with National Socialist exiles, Arab nationalists, Marxists, and Third World liberation movements. His ultimate aim was a unified Europe, free to pursue its destiny without the domination of outside powers. He committed suicide on June 16, 1960 in the San Francisco Jail, where he was being held on charges of passport fraud. Since his death, Yockey has been recognized as America’s foremost anti-liberal thinker and exerts a steady and growing influence on the New Right.

Kerry Bolton holds Doctorates in Theology and a Ph.D. h.c. His books include Revolution from Above (London: Arktos Media, 2011), Artists of the Right (San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2012), Stalin: The Enduring Legacy (London: Black House Publishing, 2012), The Parihaka Cult (London: Black House Publishing, 2012), The Psychotic Left (London: Black House Publishing, 2013), The Banking Swindle: Money Creation and the State (London: Black House Publishing, 2013), Babel Inc.: Multicultralism, Globalisation, and the New World Order (London: Black House Publishing, 2014), Perón and Perónism (London: Black House Publishing, 2014), Zionism, Islam, and the West (London: Black House Publishing, 2015), and More Artists of the Right (San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2017). He is the world’s foremost expert on Yockey and the author of a definitive biography.

John Morgan was born in New York state, where he was raised, and graduated with a degree in literature from the University of Michigan. He was one of the founders of Integral Tradition Publishing in 2006, and was also a founder of its successor, Arktos Media, in 2010, where he served as Editor-in-Chief until 2016. He has been a writer and editor at Counter-Currents and has contributed to many other publications including New Dawn.

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1848–1948: Years of Decision

Sir Oswald Mosley, 1949

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Earlier this year, Counter-Currents put out a request for the text of the following essay, given that the original copy which we had was incomplete due to having been partially eaten by rats. Fortunately, we were able to locate the complete text, and it is reproduced below, as it will be in our upcoming Yockey anthology, The World in Flames. The Preface is by Dr. Kerry Bolton. — John Morgan

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Brotherhood

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Of the many long-lost texts by Francis Parker Yockey that will be included in our upcoming anthology of Yockey’s shorter writings, The World in Flames, one is a four-part essay entitled “Brotherhood.” Kerry Bolton and I had to search far and wide to find a complete copy of the text, as we announced during our search earlier this year, but find it we finally did, and we offer it here as a prelude to our patient readers who have been awaiting the finalized volume. The Preface is by Dr. Bolton. — John Morgan Read more …

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Nothing New Under the Sun:
A Letter from Francis Parker Yockey

Gerald L. K. Smith

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The following is the text of a letter dating from 1950 that Francis Parker Yockey wrote to Adrien Arcand, and is excerpted from Counter-Currents’ imminent publication, The World in Flames, which collects all of Yockey’s extant shorter writings. Arcand was a Québécois Canadian, the leader of the corporatist and Catholic National Unity Party, and a great admirer of Yockey. Read more …

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From the Notebooks

Samuel van Hoogstraten, Still Life, 1668

Samuel van Hoogstraten, Still Life, 1668

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Editor’s Note:

The following text is an excerpt from Yockey’s notes transcribed and annotated by Kerry Bolton. The style and format suggest the early 1950s.

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Thoughts Personal & Superpersonal 
On Money

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Marinus van Reymerswaele, “The Moneychanger and His Wife,” 1539, Museo del Prado, Madrid

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Editor’s Note:

The following text is an excerpt from a collection of unpublished notes entitled “Thoughts Personal and Superpersonal,” transcribed and annotated by Kerry Bolton. The title of the selection is mine.

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Thoughts Personal & Superpersonal 
Prussianism & Americanism

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brandenburgEditor’s Note:

The following text is an excerpt from a collection of unpublished notes entitled “Thoughts Personal and Superpersonal,”  Read more …

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Thoughts Personal & Superpersonal 
Knowledge & Skepticism

Rembrandt, "Two Philosophers in Conversation," 1628

Rembrandt, “Two Philosophers in Conversation,” 1628

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Editor’s Note:

The following text is an excerpt from a collection of unpublished notes entitled “Thoughts Personal and Superpersonal,” transcribed by Kerry Bolton. The title of the selection is mine.

The three forms of knowledge as the three forms of Causality-Principle.

  • Superstition—remote causality;
  • Religion—divine causality;
  • Science—profane causality.

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Thoughts Personal & Superpersonal (Excerpt)

Jean Delville, "Prometheus," 1907

Jean Delville, “Prometheus,” 1907

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Edited by Kerry Bolton

No European can ever know the price, quality, and intensity of the love which a colonial brings to the history and the works of the Western culture. No matter how sensitive he is by nature, no matter how high the cultural-historical focus to which he contain and hold, the European—and I have in mind such beings as Goethe, Fichte, Carlyle, and Leonardo—must of necessity take many things for granted. The houses, the streets, the society, the universal diffusion of culture—he grows up in this atmosphere, having nothing with which to contrast it. Not only concepts, but feelings also, form themselves by polarity. Read more …

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America’s Two Ways of Waging War

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Senator Joseph McCarthy

Senator Joseph McCarthy

Edited by Kerry Bolton

Editor’s Note:

Late in 1951 Francis Parker Yockey was approached by a member of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s staff and was asked to write the Senator a speech. This association drew the attention of the FBI. The Bureau regarded the speech as the work of Senator McCarthy, but remained uncertain about the association between McCarthy and Yockey.  Read more …

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Culture
(December 1953)

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Edited by Kerry Bolton

Roman masks, Baths of Decius, Rome, 2nd century CE

Roman masks, Baths of Decius, Rome, 2nd century CE

Editor’s Note:

With the 1953 notes on “Culture,” Yockey develops a theme that repudiates rationalism, positivism, and other such 19th-century materialistic philosophies, presenting the post-rationalist era of History as the unfolding of a great drama that is beyond rational or scientific interpretation, Read more …

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Imperium

ImperiumFrancis Parker Yockey
Imperium
Edited by Alex Kurtagić
Foreword by Kerry Bolton
Afterword by Julius Evola
Abergele, UK: The Palingenesis Project, 2013
926 pages

Hardcover: $60

Written without notes in Ireland, and first published in 1948 under the pen name Ulick Varange, Imperium is Francis Parker Yockey’s masterpiece. Read more …

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Twentieth-Century Metaphysics

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Edited by Kerry Bolton

Editor’s Note:

These aphorisms and notes can be dated ca. late 1945–1948, Read more …

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New in Stock! 
The Proclamation of London

Introduction by Michael O’Meara
Shamley Green: The Palingenesis Project, 2012
140 pages

hardcover: $25

In 1949, Francis Parker Yockey penned The Proclamation of London of the European Liberation Front. In it, he distills the essence of Imperium, his 600-page neo-Spenglerian magnum opus.

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Two Reflections

Lorenzo de Medici, by Michelangelo

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Edited by Kerry Bolton

Editor’s Preface:

The first of these reflections was written in June of 1950. It shows that Yockey had already adopted a “neutralist” position for Europe vis-à-vis America and Russia during the “Cold War.” Read more …

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America’s Two Political Factions

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Edited by Kerry Bolton

Editor’s Preface:

Yockey wrote this essay in 1952 under his nom-de-plume, Ulick Varange. It appeared in two parts in Frontfighter,  the newsletter of the European Liberation Front, issue no. 22, March, and issue no. 23, April, 1952. Read more …

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Selections from Francis Parker Yockey

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Edited by Kerry Bolton

Francis Parker Yockey was born on September 18, 1917. In commemoration of his birthday, I have extracted the following passages from a variety of typewritten manuscripts that, as far as I know, have been hitherto published only in my 1998 collection of Yockey essays and newspaper cuttings.[1] Read more …

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The World in Flames:
An Estimate of the World Situation

William Blake, "Satan Comes to the Gates of Hell"

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Published in February 1961

In October 1946, in a quiet garden in Wiesbaden, an unknown person, whose writings and actions are only valued by his enemies, and that negatively, composed a short monograph entitled “The Possibilities of Germany,” and this Estimate can best begin by a short citation from that unpublished work: Read more …

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The Prague Treason Trial

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Published in December 1952 as “What is Behind the Hanging of the Eleven Jews in Prague?”

On Friday, November 27, there burst upon the world an event which, though small in itself, will have gigantic repercussions in the happenings to come. It will have these repercussions because it will force a political reorientation in the minds of the European elite. Read more …

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The Destiny of America

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Published January 1955

The early American arrived at a land of which he knew nothing. He did not know its geography, its fertility, its climate, its dangers. In the North, he encountered forests, rocky soil, and winters of a rigor he had not known before. In the South, he met with swamps, malaria, and dense forests. Read more …

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The Imperative of Our Age

Graphic by Harold Arthur McNeill

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Our momentary situation takes the form of a great battle—a battle which may take more than one war to resolve it, or which may be resolved by a sudden cataclysmic happening, entirely unforeseeable to us now. On the surface of history it is the unforeseen that happens. The most human beings can do is to be prepared inwardly. In complete contradiction to our instinct, feelings, and ideas, the 19th century sits leering upon the throne of Europe, wrapped in the cerements of the grave, and propped up by the extra-European forces. Read more …

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Liberalism

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Liberalism is a most important by-product of Rationalism, and its origins and ideology must be clearly shown.

The “Enlightenment” period of Western history which . . . set in after the Counter-Reformation laid more and more stress on intellect, reason and logic as it developed. Read more …

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The Nature of Politics

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First, what is politics? That is, politics as a fact. Politics is activity in relation to power.

Politics is a domain of its own — the domain of power. Thus it is not morality, it is not esthetics, it is not economics. Politics is a way of thinking, just as these others are. Each of these forms of thought isolates part of the totality of the world and claims it for its own. Read more …

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