The singer Édith Piaf famously, and throatily, regretted nothing about anything. But the poet John Betjeman wished that he’d had more sex. And the economist John Maynard Keynes that he’d drunk more champagne. Me? I regret two things much more important than recreational sex or champagne. (more…)
For years now, readers have been urging me to review Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971), which adapts Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel of the same name. I have resisted, because although A Clockwork Orange is often hailed as a classic, I thought it was dumb, distasteful, and highly overrated, so I didn’t want to watch it again. But I had first watched it decades ago. (more…)
Six black people have been found dead, hanging from trees, during the month of June so far. They were all ruled as suicides by local police. Black people refuse to believe that’s true, of course. The circumstances of these deaths too closely resemble the lynchings of yesteryear, right down to the surrounding social turmoil and the highly public spectacle of the corpses. (more…)
Written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, Network (1976) is a sardonic, dark-comic satire of America at the very moment that its trajectory of decline became apparent (to perceptive eyes, at least).
Network has an outstanding script and incandescent performances, which were duly recognized. Chayefsky won the Oscar for Best Screenplay. Peter Finch won the Oscar for Best Actor (more…)
Translated by Guillaume Durocher
One cannot know what a man must lose to have the courage to defy all conventions; one cannot know what Diogenes lost to become the man who allowed himself to do everything, who turned his most intimate thoughts into acts of a supernatural insolence, as would a god of knowledge, at once libidinous and pure. No one was more frank; an extreme case of sincerity and lucidity, as well as an example of what we could be if education and hypocrisy did not restrain our desires and actions.
We are all faced with the challenge of speaking, and living, truths which are felt to be offensive by a great many of our countrymen, not to mention the powers that be. This is not a new problem. By definition, the natural diversity of men means that knowledge of the truth is highly unequally distributed and those who know most about the truth are necessarily a tiny minority. This minority must alone face the prejudices and ignorance of the masses and the violence of the state. (more…)
Trans. Guillaume Durocher
The following is drawn from Pierre Hadot, Qu’est-ce que la philosophie antique ? (Paris: Gallimard, 1995), pp. 170-74. The title is editorial.
Scholars still debate whether Antisthenes, a disciple of Socrates, was the founder of the Cynic movement. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 149
The Pursuit of Happiness
Pleasure, Part 2: Epicureanism
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Beginning in August of 1999, I gave a series of eight lectures on “The Pursuit of Happiness: Philosophies East and West,” (more…)
From End of an Era: Mad Men & the Ordeal of Civility
From James J. O’Meara’s new Counter-Currents title End of an Era: Mad Men and the Ordeal of Civility (San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2015), now available in Kindle, hardcover and paperback forthcoming.
The whole “idea” that “everyone is corrupt,” “everyone is for sale,” etc. is pure Frankfurt School drivel—authentic Judaic gibberish, to adapt Mel Brook’s Judaic sneer at the wisdom of our pioneer forefathers— (more…)
„Człowiek n i e dąży do szczęścia; czyni to tylko Anglik.”—Nietzsche
Najważniejsze pytania metapolityki dotyczą tożsamości, moralności oraz możliwości.
Jak dowodzi Carl Schmitt, polityczność oparta jest na rozróżnieniu pomiędzy „my” a „oni”. Pytanie dotyczące tożsamości brzmi: Kim jesteśmy? (more…)
Traducción por A. Garrido. Enlace original aquí
Parte 2 de 2 (parte 1 aquí)
“Esta no es ninguna fiesta.
Esta no es ninguna disco.
Esto no es un engaño a todo”
– Talking Heads, “La vida en tiempos de guerra”.
Alternativas al Hombre Burgués
Afortunadamente, no todos los hombres son del tipo burgués. (more…)
Traducción por A. Garrido. Enlace original aquí
Parte 1 de 2
“El hombre no lucha por la felicidad, sólo el inglés lo hace”. – Nietzsche
Las preguntas centrales de la metapolítica tratan sobre identidad, moralidad, y posibilidad.
Como Carl Schmitt sostiene, lo político está basado en la distinción entre ellos y nosotros. La pregunta sobre la identidad es: ¿Quiénes somos nosotros? Y: ¿Quiénes no somos? Específicamente, el Nacionalismo Blanco requiere una respuesta a la pregunta: ¿Quién es blanco? y ¿quién no lo es? (more…)
English original here
„O štěstí neusiluje člověk, jenom Angličan.“ – Nietzsche
Hlavní otázky metapolitiky se soustřeďují kolem identity, morálky amožnosti.
Carl Schmitt považuje za prvopočátek politična dělení na nás a je. Otázky identity zní: „Kdo jsme?“ a „Kdo nejsme?“ Konktrétněji si bílý nacionalismus žádá odpověď na otázku: „Kdo je bělochem a kdo jím není?“ (more…)
Part 1 of 2
“Man does not strive for happiness, only the Englishman does.”—Nietzsche
The central questions of metapolitics deal with identity, morality, and possibility.
As Carl Schmitt argues, the political is based on the distinction between us and them. The question of identity is: Who are we? (more…)