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L’Etranger to Himself: 
Race & Reality in Albert Camus’ The Stranger

2,166 words

Albert Camus
Trans. Joseph Laredo
The Stranger
London: Penguin, 2000 (1942)

“I love my country too much to be a nationalist.”

— Attributed to Albert Camus  Read more …

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An American Storm Before the Storm

3,395 words

Mike Duncan
The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
New York: Public Affairs, 2017

If the United States is anywhere on the Roman timeline, it must be somewhere between the great wars of conquest and the rise of the Caesars. Read more …

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Solzhenitsyn from Under the Rubble

3,648 words

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn et al.
From Under the Rubble
Boston: Little, Brown & Company (1975)

Shortly before being deported from the Soviet Union in 1974, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn contributed three essays to a volume that was later published in the West as From Under the Rubble. Read more …

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A. E. van Vogt’s Slan:
An Analogy for Zionism?

1,918 words

A. E. van Vogt
Slan
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1946

Science fiction writer A. E. van Vogt’s first novel-length work, Slan, became a classic, notable for being a pioneer in the mutant protagonist genre that gave us the X-Men comic book series and its cinematic spinoffs. Read more …

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The Golden Path:
Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune & God Emperor of Dune

Frank Herbert

4,241 words

Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) is one of the masterpieces of science fiction, far eclipsing its five sequels in readership and reputation. But I wish to argue that the third and fourth Dune books, Children of Dune (1976) and God Emperor of Dune (1981), are equally audacious works of the imagination. [1] Both volumes tend to be underrated, partly due to the long shadow of Dune, partly because the sheer scope of Herbert’s vision boggles the mind, Read more …

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America First: 1939–1941

2,812 words

Lynne Olson
Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight over World War II, 19391941
New York: Random House, 2013

The idea of America First policy is back after a long hiatus. The first proponent for such a policy was none other than George Washington. Read more …

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Michael Kellogg’s The Russian Roots of Nazism

2,922 words

Michael Kellogg
The Russian Roots of Nazism: White Émigrés and the Making of National Socialism, 1917–1945
Cambridge University Press, 2005

With the near-universal demonization of the Third Reich, historians have developed a blind spot for the genesis of German anti-Semitism. Michael Kellogg, in his 2005 work The Russian Roots of Nazism, sheds a sharp light on this topic and points our attention eastward. Read more …

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The Great Reset

6,679 words

Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret
Covid-19: The Great Reset
Geneva: Forum Publishing, 2020

What is the “Great Reset” that the politicians and talking heads have been babbling about lately? The New York Times called it a “baseless conspiracy theory.” That settles it; end of discussion, everything’s cleared up, QED. Read more …

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The Masculine Sport of Last Stands

1,063 words

Michael Walsh
Last Stands: Why Men Fight When All is Lost
New York: Saint Martin’s Press, 2020

Last Stands is a good book. Its author, Michael Walsh, takes a look at the many examples of men fighting to the last and tries to understand their motivations. Read more …

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“You Owe Them Everything!”
A Review of Spencer Quinn’s Charity’s Blade

John Everett Millais’ Joan of Arc, The Maid of Orléans (1865)

3,902 words

I have both the pleasure of informing Counter-Currents readers of an upcoming novel authored by Mr. Spencer Quinn and of reviewing this latest addition to white nationalist-friendly fiction. When critiquing an author (especially for the first time), I like to get a sense of his Weltanschauung by reading and synthesizing some of his other works in conjunction with the monograph in question. Thus, I will also refer throughout to a few of his salient articles. Read more …

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The Plymouth 400 Symposium
When the Sons of the Mayflower Struck Back

2,101 words

Daniel Okrent
The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America
New York: Scribner, 2019

The Mayflower arrived at Plymouth 400 years ago this week. This monumental anniversary has largely gone unremembered. In the past, the Plymouth anniversary was a great event that drew our nation’s foremost orators to speak of the glories of America and its settlers. Read more …

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Know Your Enemy:
Antifa

1,671 words

Kyle Shideler, ed., Gabriel Nadales, Erin Smith, Matthew Vadum, J. Michael Waller
Unmasking Antifa: Five Perspectives on a Growing Threat
Washington: Center for Security Policy, 2020

A menace stalks America: Antifa. While this menace has rampaged across the country since Donald Trump’s inauguration, very little information has circulated about the movement’s origins, means of support, or ideology. Read more …

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The Plymouth 400 Symposium
How Ellis Islanders Saw Their War Against WASPs

1,770 words

E. Digby Baltzell
The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America
New York: Random House, 1964

The WASPs can never get any love. Their power once evoked equal amounts of admiration and resentment in American society. Now they’re just a relic and a punching bag for every other group’s ethnic grievances. Read more …

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More on the Limitations of the Military Mind

2,109 words

Tim Bakken
The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military
New York: Bloomsbury, 2020

I am now going to my grave with that lapse in moral courage on my back.

— General Harold K. Johnson (1912 – 1983); referring to Vietnam. Read more …

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Seyward Darby’s Sisters in Hate

1,978 words

Seyward Darby
Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism
New York: Little, Brown, 2020

This badly named book began with a cover story in Harper’s back in September 2017. It was about female activists and intellectuals on the Far Right. Read more …

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A Promised Land:
Obama, from Illinois to Abbottabad

3,518 words

Barack Obama
A Promised Land
New York: Random House, 2020

There were stacks and stacks of Barack Obama’s new memoir at the brick-and-mortar bookstore I went to on Black Friday, 2020. I hadn’t been to a brick-and-mortar store for some time. If possible, I go to the library.

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The Vanishing Tradition:
Perspectives on American Conservatism

5,456 words

Paul Gottfried, editor
The Vanishing Tradition: Perspectives on American Conservatism
DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2020

The Vanishing Tradition is an anthology edited by Paul Gottfried, and owing to its structure, a proper review is not really possible. Rather, I will individually summarize and comment on each contribution to the anthology. Read more …

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Ibram X Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist

5,116 words

Ibram X. Kendi
How to Be an Antiracist
New York: One World, 2019

I recently ran across a copy of How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, neé Rogers. I figured it would be a good opportunity to get rid of some of that unearned white privilege. Heck, who needs all that extra baggage, right? Read more …

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Hillbilly Elegy: Movie vs. Book

J. D. Vance.

2,212 words

There are many odd and irksome things about the new Hillbilly Elegy movie on Netflix. For my money, the strangest aspect of the production is that it has only a superficial resemblance to J. D. Vance’s 2016 book. It’s as though you were to make a movie of Moby-Dick, knowing only that it has a ship and a white spermaceti whale and a mad captain who stumps around on a peg-leg. Read more …

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Spencer J. Quinn’s My Mirror Tells A Story

854 words

Spencer J. Quinn, Illustrations by Anthony Coulter
My Mirror Tells A Story
Austin, TX: The White People’s Press, 2020

Available for purchase here

The year is 2020.

Your children are going to school in what “President-elect” Joe Biden would call a “racial jungle.” Read more …

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August Kubizek’s The Young Hitler I Knew

6,990 words

Suppose your best friend from when you were a young’un became the meanest hombre ever to leave boot-prints on the ground. It indeed happened, on the wild frontier of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Had Attila the Hun been brought forward in time to meet him, he wouldn’t have challenged a gunslinger like that to a duel at twenty paces. The town of Linz might not be big enough for both of them, but the 5th-century “Scourge of God” would’ve known better than to tangle with the dastardly desperado of the Danube! Read more …

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The Future of Work:
Heart, Hand, & Head

1,190 words

David Goodhart
Head, Hand, Heart: Why Intelligence is Over-Rewarded, Manual Workers Matter, and Caregivers Deserve More Respect
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2020

David Goodhart is an upper-class British political centrist who arrived at his views from the Left. He works at a UK think tank called Policy Exchange. He’s the author that first articulated the concept of “Somewheres” vs. “Anywheres.” Read more …

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The Heroes We Need or the Heroes We Deserve?
Political Fiction in the Shadow of the 2020 Election

2,386 words

Anonymous
Angry White Man
Free Future, 2020

Gerald McManus
Dark Millennium: A Visionary Tale
Ceshore Pub Co, 2001

Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Read more …

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The Terrorist Left of the 1970s

2,056 words

Bryan Burrough
Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence
New York: Penguin Books, 2015

What the underground movement was truly about — what it was always about — was the plight of black Americans. (p. 27) Read more …

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Building the Walls

1,863 words

Tim Marshall
The Age of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018

Tim Marshall is a British journalist who had a long career with Sky News. In response to Trump’s win in 2016, he wrote a book about walls around the world and how these walls are affecting geopolitics. Read more …

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Michael Hoffman’s They Were White & They Were Slaves

3,665 words

Spanish translation here

Michael Hoffman
They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America
Dresden, New York: Wiswell Ruffin House

Every few years or so a book comes around that rips your foundations from under you and makes you re-question pretty much everything. For me, Kevin MacDonald’s Culture of Critique and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago are two such books. Michael A. Hoffman’s They Were White and They Were Slaves is another. Read more …

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Hook, Line, & Sinker:
Steve Bannon & the Usual Suspects

7,911 words

Benjamin Teitelbaum
War For Eternity: Inside Bannon’s Far-Right Circle of Global Power Brokers
New York: HarperCollins, 2020

“I am sure you can appreciate the urgency of such matters. . . Richard Spencer [is not someone] that you play around with.”  — Jason Jorjani [1] Read more …

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Jim Cobb’s Prepper’s Financial Guide

3,300 words

Jim Cobb
Prepper’s Financial Guide
Berkeley: Ulysses Press, 2015

Disaster preparation is a difficult topic. There are some entry-level items, such as what outdoor survival supplies should go into a “bug-out bag” which might be needed in short notice for a long hike in very uncertain conditions. However, beyond the “101” level stuff, things get complicated pretty quickly. Read more …

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Eisenhower: American Simpleton

2,004 words

Stephen E. Ambrose
Eisenhower: Soldier and President
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990

Dwight D. Eisenhower is an all-American figure both Democrats and Republicans revere.. As a general, he oversaw the largest amphibious invasion in human history and successfully managed the Allied victory in the west. As a president, his term was marked by unprecedented prosperity and stability in America, and he kept us from World War III. Read more …

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Emmanuel Todd’s Lineages of Modernity

6,392 words

The idea that the norms implanted upon us by our families affect our personalities and our prospects in life is almost a truism. The idea that there is a strong relationship between the Western nuclear family and liberal modernity is no longer controversial, and so is the idea that different family types have existed across the world and that these types have played a significant role in the historical trajectories of the cultures of the world. Some are aware of the so-called “Hajnal line” proposed in 1965 by John Hajnal, Read more …

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