At first, the rumors had just seemed like sensational click-bait trash, but as the Algorithm steadily improved, my initial scoffing was replaced by a wavering shrug that at least it would never happen in my lifetime. (more…)
Author: Shawn Bell
“War is a bad thing, but peace can be a living horror.” — Ray Bradbury, “The Concrete Mixer”
I trust I am not alone among Counter-Currents readers in my appreciation for the late Ray Bradbury, my favorite author as a boy. Though Bradbury is often categorized as a science fiction author, his stories are just as suffused with magic and myth as they are with the futuristic technology that so repelled and terrified him. (more…)
Aspirational Negritude, or, What Non-Whites Have Taught Me about America
The following essay originally appeared in Antelope Hill’s anthology Why We Fight, which presents the work of the winners of their first annual writing contest, and is being republished here at the request of the author.
C was one of those elementary school friends with whom I’d always expected to reconnect at some point in the future. We’d diverged in adolescence, as is so often the case, but as boys we had been so close. (more…)
On September 10, 2021, my wanderings carried me to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where I had the privilege of witnessing the homecoming of Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum, one of thirteen American Marines killed during the evacuation of Kabul. Rylee was 20 years old, a husband, and an expectant father. (more…)