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

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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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The Absurd Adventures of the American Youth Congress

Eleanor Roosevelt and Joseph P. Lash.

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The American Youth Congress was a largely-forgotten but very unique activist organization in the history of the New Deal era. Formed in 1935, it experienced tremendously rapid growth. Within four years, it became a massive nexus, somehow converging 413 youth groups Read more …

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The Vanishing Tradition:
Perspectives on American Conservatism

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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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Cold War II: Intrigue in the Indo-Pacific

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The United States is now on the cusp of a new Cold War. This time, the war is with China. The mainstream media is either hiding this fact from the public or is too distracted by Trump Derangement to really grasp the situation and convey its seriousness. Read more …

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The Terrorist Left of the 1970s

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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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Kent & Phoebe Courtney on the Council on Foreign Relations

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Kent & Phoebe Courtney
America’s Unelected Rulers
New Orleans: Conservative Society of America, 1962

America’s Unelected Rulers shines a spotlight on the Council on Foreign Relations of nearly six decades ago. All told, it’s an interesting blast from the past, and a reminder that some things never change. Read more …

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Sándor Márai’s Hungarian Classic: Embers

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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 . . . [1] Read more …

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From Nixon to Reagan:
A Look at the First Right Wing Revolution

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Rick Perlstein
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. Read more …

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Jerry Rubin’s Do It!

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Jerry Rubin
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. Read more …

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Stolypin vs. Bogrov:
Themes of Ethnonationalism in Solzhenitsyn’s August 1914

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The white man stood tall and proud. He was handsome and confident, and was well-dressed in his white summer-weight frock coat. Regal, although not quite the Tsar. As Prime Minister, he was the next best thing. Despite this, Pyotr Stolypin had remarkable little security around him when he attended a play at the Kyiv Opera House on September 14th, 1911. His relationship with the Tsar had soured a bit recently due to his insistence that the local governments of the western provinces (called zemstvos) be dominated by the Russian people and not the influential Polish landowners. Read more …

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March 1917 in June 2020

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A recurring theme in Book 1 of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s March 1917 — or Node III of his vast Red Wheel opus — is “this could have been prevented.” Of course, this refers to the first successful socialist revolution in Russia, which took place in March 1917 (or in February, according to the Julian Calendar). In March 1917, Solzhenitsyn offers a wealth of perspective on the fateful events in Petrograd which led to the abdication of the Tsar and the monarchy’s ultimate replacement with the Provisional Government. Read more …

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Our Boy Bezmenov:
Soviet Subversion Strategies in America

Yuri Bezmenov during his interview with Edward Griffin.

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A long campaign of demoralization leads to destabilization. Then some crisis conveniently emerges, which, upon close examination, appears aimed at bringing about a Leftist overthrow. Does that seem familiar? Since the public has been through two largely manufactured crises in the first half of 2020, maybe it even sounds like it’s been ripped from the headlines! Actually, all this is much older than one might expect. Read more …

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Lenin in Zürich

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In 1975, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn excised the several Lenin chapters from his massive and unfinished Red Wheel epic and compiled them into one volume entitled Lenin in Zürich. At the time, only one of these chapters had been published — in Knot I of the Red Wheel, known as August 1914 — while the remaining chapters would still have to languish in the author’s desk drawer for decades before appearing as part of The Red Wheel proper (November 1916 and March 1917, specifically). Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 272
The Bernie Bro Question

Have I gotta deal for you!

152 words / 16:53, 21:12, 18:31

The Bernie Bro Question, Part 1: Exit Stage Left

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The Bernie Bro Question, Part 2: Rebels Without a Candidate”  Read more …

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The Bernie Bro Question, Part 2:
Rebels Without a Candidate

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Some in the Dissident Right have pined for and predicted a mass defection from the materialist Left to the Dissident Right.

Of course, people have been talking about a theoretical Bernie Bro-to-Dissident Right pipeline since at least 2016, if not earlier. Read more …

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The Anti-Revolutionary Manifesto

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Translated by Riki Rei

Translator’s note: Mishima penned this essay titled “Anti-Revolutionary Manifesto” in early 1969, almost two years before his suicide, at the peak of Leftist protests, demonstrations, and riots, which were sweeping not just across Japan, but throughout the entire Western world. Read more …

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Treason Uncloaked:
Jordan & Stokes’ From Major Jordan’s Diaries

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George Racey Jordan & Richard L. Stokes
From Major Jordan’s Diaries
New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1952

Increasing numbers of the public realize the government doesn’t always work the way their civics classes taught. A government is only as good as the politicians and bureaucrats running it. There’s been much discussion about topics such as the Deep State, the globalist oligarchy, Read more …

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Cultural Marxist vs. Material Marxist, Part 3:
Could Bernie Split the American Left?

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The ideal 2020 election scenario is for Bernie Sanders to lose the Democratic primary race, and for it to be black people’s fault. Read more …

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Cultural Marxist vs. Material Marxist, Part 2:
Is Capitalism the Real Racist?

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There are reasons why the neoliberal establishment hates Bernie Sanders so much, and it’s not just because he’s a threat to their donors’ stock portfolios. Class-based material Marxism — once a pillar of Leftist thought — is not only incompatible with but also heretical to the neoliberal worldview and agenda. Read more …

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Nazis vs. Commies

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A couple weeks ago, an Ace of Spades co-blogger called OregonMuse wrote something profound on Ace’s Sunday Morning Book Thread. His statement has meaning beyond its literal interpretation and resonates through much of our political discourse on the Right. Here’s what he said:

The world is not going to be set right until people realize that, as bad as nazis are, commies are actually worse. Read more …

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On Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Warning to the West

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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And all of us are standing on the brink of a great historical cataclysm, a flood that swallows up civilization and changes whole epochs.
–Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, BBC speech, March 24, 1976

In the summer of 1975, the recently-exiled Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn delivered three speeches in the United States: two to labor organizations and one to Congress. The following year, he was interviewed by the BBC and then delivered a speech over British radio. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 252
The Siege of Scandza

100 words / 57:58

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Greg Johnson and Frodi Midjord talk about their experiences inside and outside antifa siege of the Scandza Forum in Copenhagen on October 12, 2019.
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Nineteen Eighty-Four Revisited, Part II:
What Orwell Can Still Teach Us

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Part 2 (Part 1 here, Part 3 here)

3. The Denial of Reality and the Control of Language

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Nineteen Eighty-Four Revisited, Part II:
What Orwell Can Still Teach Us

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Part 1 (Part 2 here)

1. Introduction

Everyone thinks he knows what’s in Nineteen Eighty-Four. Is there really anything left to say? It’s as if George Orwell’s masterpiece has been sucked dry. At least, that’s what I thought until I recently reread it, for the first time in over thirty years. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 234
Happy Birthday Nineteen Eighty-Four!

65 words / 52:55

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June 8th is the 70th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Greg Johnson interviews Margot Metroland on some of Orwell’s sources and influences, the loosely “Trotskyite” political context in which he wrote, and the possibility that he was bumped off by Stalinists. Read more …

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Your Nineteen Eighty-Four Sources in Full

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Connolly, Burnham, Orwell, & “Corner Table”

“In the torture scenes, he is merely melodramatic: he introduces those rather grotesque machines which used to appear in terror stories for boys.”
—V. S. Pritchett, The New Statesman, June 18, 1949

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Misreading Animal Farm

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If you’re seeing a lot of Nineteen Eighty-Four editions showing up in bookstores these days, it’s because 2019 marks the seventieth anniversary of the novel’s publication. Read more …

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Herding Cats:
Individualism & Dystopia in Lao She’s Cat Country

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“When I was little, this was a large village. And that was not too many years ago; now, there’s not so much as a single shadow. The destruction of an entire people can come about very easily!”[1]

Lao She’s Cat Country is one of the finest pieces of literature I’ve read. Written in 1932 in the long shadow of the Bolshevik Revolution and foreshadowing the Maoist terror that would wrack China, Read more …

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The Controversy of Zion

Douglas Reed

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The long-awaited prosperity promised by the Industrial Revolution finally arrived with the Edwardian Age of productive leisure. But, alas, it was not to be for long. The freedom it granted was fleeting. Today, as the fabled American middle class fades like the morning dew, those who are running just to stand still, as the Red Queen prophesied, are the lucky ones.

Lopsided money distribution was one of the factors which encouraged C. H. Douglas to devise the yet-to-be implemented Social Credit Dividend, which was to be based on the inheritance of natural resources and inventions from previous generations. Read more …

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The Social Justice Warrior as Nascent Totalitarian

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Memetic discourse is historically unique, but there is a striking similarity between Social Justice Warrior (SJW) discourse and the totalitarian discourse of past eras. Political rhetoric in totalitarian societies is narrow and circular; everything that is said is just a reiteration of what’s already been said. Any original or nuanced thought in a totalitarian society is crushed or weeded out. Read more …

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