On Saturday, March 18th, Greg Johnson welcomes Pox Populi and American Krogan to Counter-Currents Radio to discuss Machiavellianism, current events, and of course YOUR QUESTIONS. We recommend looking at Greg Johnson’s “The Machiavellian Method,” “Neema Parvini’s The Populist Delusion,” and “The Moral Factor,” Part 1 beforehand. The stream will start at 1:00pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern Standard Time, 8pm UK time, and 9pm Central European time at: (more…)
Author: Greg Johnson
March 17, 2023 Greg Johnson 10 comments
The Machiavellian Method
In The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom, James Burnham sets forth a Machiavellian method for interpreting political texts. (Methods of interpretation are also known as “hermeneutic” methods.) Burnham distinguishes between the “formal” and the “real” meanings of texts. The formal meaning of a text is “what it explicitly states when taken at face value” (p. 8). The formal meaning also expresses, albeit in an indirect and disguised manner, “what may be called the real meaning” (p. 8). (more…)
March 12, 2023 Greg Johnson 4 comments
Remembering Gabriele D’Annunzio (March 12, 1863–March 1, 1938)
Today is the birthday of Gabriele D’Annunzio, novelist, poet, playwright, aesthete, dandy, playboy, war hero, and the first fascist dictator, who from 1919 to 1920 ruled over the Adriatic city-state of Fiume, establishing many of the political and aesthetic forms followed by Mussolini a few years later.
To learn more about D’Annunzio’s life and accomplishments, see the following works on this site: (more…)
March 10, 2023 Greg Johnson 4 comments
This Weekend’s Livestream
Cyan Quinn on CPAC, Project Veritas, Jan. 6, & East Palestine
On Saturday, March 11th, Greg Johnson welcomes Cyan Quinn back to Counter-Currents Radio to discuss such Current Things as CPAC, Project Veritas, the truth about January 6th, East Palestine, and of course YOUR QUESTIONS. The stream will start at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern Standard Time, 8pm UK time, and 9pm Central European time at: (more…)
March 3, 2023 Greg Johnson 8 comments
This Weekend’s Livestream
Capitalism, Socialism, & the Ethnostate
On Saturday, March 4th, Greg Johnson welcomes Pox Populi back to Counter-Currents Radio to discuss Current Things, including recent debates on capitalism, socialism, and the ethnostate, plus YOUR QUESTIONS. The stream will start at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern Standard Time, 8pm UK time, and 9pm Central European time at: (more…)
March 3, 2023 Greg Johnson 1 comment
This is a substantially edited transcript of a 1998 lecture on Plato’s Apology of Socrates. The translation is from Plato and Aristophanes, Four Texts on Socrates: Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes’ Clouds, trans. Thomas G. West and Grace Starry West (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984). Paraphrases are placed in ‘single quotes,’ whereas actual quotes appear in “quotation marks.” (more…)
America wasn’t always a liberal country. The founders drew more upon classical republicanism than liberalism. In the nineteenth century, the populist movement was decidedly anti-liberal. But the founders and the populists were never consistently anti-liberal, because consistency is the province of intellectuals, not statesmen.
America never had a genuinely anti-liberal intellectual movement until the Southern Agrarians of the 1920s and 1930s. (The North American New Right is America’s second anti-liberal intellectual movement.) (more…)
March 2, 2023 Greg Johnson
La Russie et l’Ukraine, à nouveau
February 22, 2023 Greg Johnson 14 comments
Why Do White Nationalists Sabotage Their Own Movement?
Counter-Currents presents a new video of Greg Johnson’s essay “Honorable Defeatists,” about why White Nationalists love to engage in self-defeating behavior. (more…)
February 16, 2023 Greg Johnson 2 comments
Don’t Blame Your Parents!
Counter-Currents presents a new video of Greg Johnson’s essay “Blaming Your Parents,” about why it’s a bad idea to blame your misfortunes on your upbringing or genetic heritage. (more…)
February 15, 2023 Greg Johnson 13 comments
“American” Is an Ethnicity!
Counter-Currents is pleased to premiere a new video presenting Greg Johnson’s classic essay “American Ethnic Identity,” which argues that the American melting pot has in fact created a unique new white ethnicity rather than a generic, nondescript white man, as some critics assert. (more…)
February 14, 2023 Greg Johnson
Sale: New Titles Added 40% Off!
We are clearing out the last recesses of our old warehouse and (lucky for you!) we are putting the following titles on sale. Use the code BONUS2023 to get 40% off these bonus sale titles through February 24th!
- The Importance of James Bond by Jef Costello, in paperback and hardcover
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