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A Dissident’s Guide to Blacks & Africa:
A Review

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Jared Taylor, ed.
A Dissident’s Guide to Blacks and Africa
Oakton, Virginia: New Century Foundation, 2020

More than any of the required reading produced by American Renaissance, A Dissident’s Guide to Blacks and Africa captures the essence of what American Renaissance is all about. Racial differences lead to racial preferences, and Jared Taylor has built a career Read more …

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Blackboxing Q

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Picard: Well. . . I suppose that is the end of Q.

[with a flash, Q appears on the bridge with a trumpet, accompanied by a mariachi band] 

Q: AU CONTRAIRE, MON CAPITAINE! HE’S BACK! Read more …

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The Spark of the Stoics

Epictetus.

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Philosophy is a subject that never really sparked my interest. While I understand that philosophy is important to living a virtuous life, I simply think that virtue and morality are useless if you are forced to live around people that do not share your same morals and virtues. This is the situation that white people are now facing in our own countries. Read more …

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The Hippocratic Oath Today

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Dr. Casey practices medicine in the United States. She was a liberal egalitarian before becoming a white advocate.

The Hippocratic Oath was a remarkable work for its time, but it has since been bastardized and distorted beyond recognition by the anti-whites. All mention of duty, honor, holiness, and the Gods has been replaced with feminist-inspired platitudes such as “warmth, sympathy, and understanding Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 266
Pulp Fiction

141 words / 76:09

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In the fall of 2000, I taught an adult education class entitled Philosophy on Film, where we discussed The Matrix, American Beauty, Ground Hog Day, Network, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Gattaca, and Crimes and Misdemeanors.

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The Good Kind of Nationalism

Immanuel Kant

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Part 3 of 3. Part 1 here; part 2 here.

Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a talk delivered at the Northwest Forum in Seattle on June 9, 2018. I want to thank the organizers, the audience, and James B. for the transcription.     

Universalizability

Love of one’s own and self-actualization are all about the unique, individual, and particular: Read more …

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Why White Identity Politics is Moral

Aristotle. Line engraving by P. Fidanza after Raphael’s School of Athens

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Part 2 of 3. Part 1 here.

Author’s Note:

The following text is a heavily edited transcript of an extemporaneous talk delivered at the Northwest Forum in Seattle on June 9, 2018. I want to thank the organizers, the audience, and James B. for the transcription.     

The biggest question that we have to deal with before people are going to accept white identity politics is not whether it is inevitable or whether it is necessary but whether it is right. Read more …

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In Defense of Mishima

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I have read Andrew Joyce’s article “Against Mishima” at The Occidental Observer with great interest and mixed feelings. I admire Dr. Joyce’s writings on the Jewish question, but to be candid, his critique of Mishima is on the whole tendentious and shallow. It is also overly emphatic on some topics while neglecting or downplaying other equally, if not more, important ones. Read more …

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
Living in Truth: A Yuletide Homily

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Philippe de Champaigne, “Saint Augustin,” 1645-1650

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The key problem of our age is disconnection from truth. This takes several distinct forms. The first, and most obvious, is the prevalence of lies. As everyone knows, modern, western civilization is founded upon lies about human nature, culture, and history. The most significant of these – underlying, in one form of another, most of the rest – is the equality lie; the myth of human equality, which is the chief myth of our age. (“Myth,” as most of my readers know, can have a positive or a negative connotation, as there are salutary myths; here, obviously, I am using the term in its purely negative sense.)  Read more …

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
Christmas: Beauty in Life

Viggo Johansen, Glade Jul, 1891

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Translated by Greg Johnson; Spanish translation here

We are approaching Christmas (another name for the winter solstice). Associated with the evergreen tree, Christmas has always been celebrated in European countries since time immemorial Read more …

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Alain de Benoist: O křesťanství

Auguste Migette – Svatý Klement a Graoully (1850). Klement Métský bojuje v římském amfiteátru s (métským drakem) Graoullym. Obraz má symbolizovat vítězství křesťanství nad pohanstvím.

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English original Part 1, Part 2

Poznámka Grega Johnsona:

V roce 2005 poskytl Alain de Benoist rozhovor americkému The Occidental Quarterly, který vyšel pod titulem “European Son: An Interview with Alain de Benoist,” v The Occidental Quarterly, Roč. 5, č. 3 (podzim 2005): str. 7–21. (Mezi březnem a červnem 2018 vyšel na tři části i na našich stránkách: díl prvnídruhý třetí.)

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Objectivity, Relativism, & the Pursuit of Happiness

Socrates

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Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by Rollo Walker of a 1999 lecture on “Objectivity, Relativism, and Well-Being.” This text only includes the first half of the transcript, and it has been massively condensed and rewritten.

Socrates is famous for arguing that all human beings pursue happiness; Read more …

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Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind, Part Two

Jonathan Haidt

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Part 2 of 2; part 1 here

Jonathan Haidt
The Righteous Mind: How Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
New York: Pantheon Books, 2012

In Part One of this review I discussed Jonathan Haidt’s argument that morality has evolved in response to a number of “adaptive challenges.” Read more …

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Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind, Part One

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Part 1 of 2

Jonathan Haidt
The Righteous Mind: How Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
New York: Pantheon Books, 2012

Jonathan Haidt is a former liberal who is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Read more …

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Born-Again Paganism:
Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring

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The Criterion Collection’s recent release of a comprehensive Blu-ray collection of the cinema of Ingmar Bergman is an opportunity to re-assess the work of this greatest of Nordic filmmakers. Those who seen little of his work (or none at all) usually have the impression that Bergman’s oeuvre is dark and gloomy, filled with existential angst over the “death of God.” Read more …

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Moralsk alvor

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English original here

Forfatterens bemærkninger:

Dette er et uddrag fra ‘New Right vs. Old Right’. Hvis du ikke allerede har læst det, så skal du læse det. Hvis du allerede har læst det, så læs det igen og igen, til det bundfælder sig.

“This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco.
This ain’t no foolin’ around.”
—Talking Heads, “Life During Wartime”

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
Christmas:
Beauty in Life

398 words

Translated by Greg Johnson; Spanish translation here

We are approaching Christmas (another name for the winter solstice). Associated with the evergreen tree, Read more …

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Moral Seriousness

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Translations: Czech, DanishSpanish

Author’s Note:

This is an excerpt from New Right vs. Old Right. If you haven’t read it, you need to. If you have, read it again and again until it sinks in.

“This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco.
This ain’t no foolin’ around.”
—Talking Heads, “Life During Wartime”

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 223
White Identity Politics:
Inevitable, Necessary, Moral

53 words / 36:45

The following is the audio of Greg Johnson’s speech to the Northwest Forum that was held in Seattle on June 9, 2018. To listen in a player, click here. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Introduction, Part 2

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Jacques-Philippe-Joseph de Saint-Quentin, The Death of Socrates, 1762

Part 2 of 2

Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of the conclusion of the introductory lecture of an eight-lecture course called The Trial of Socrates. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness and filled in the gap between the two sides of the tape.    
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The Trial of Socrates: 
Introduction, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of the introductory lecture of an eight-lecture course called The Trial of Socrates. The lecture was delivered on September 1, 1998. I have previously published six of the lectures, but the Introduction and the final lecture, on Plato’s Phaedo, were thought to be lost.  Read more …

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The Aryan Ethos:
Loyalty to One’s Own Nature

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Today, more than ever, one must understand that social problems, in their essence, are rooted in problems of ethics and world-view. Anyone who thinks that social problems can be solved through purely technical means, is like a doctor who only wants to treat the patent symptoms of a disease, rather than examining and treating its deep causes. Read more …

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Evola’s Nietzschean Ethics:
A Code of Conduct for the Higher Man in Kali Yuga

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The subtitle of the English translation of Julius Evola’s Ride the Tiger (Cavalcare la Tigre) promises that it offers “A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul.”[1] As a result, one comes to the work with the expectation that it will constitute a kind of “self-help book” for Traditionalists, for “men against time.” Read more …

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One’s Nation as the Highest Truth:
The German Ethical Revolution, 1800–1945

Fichte addressing the German people on the importance of nationalism.

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“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. . .”

–Deuteronomy 30:19

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What Socrates Knew  
Plato’s Alcibiades I

Jean-Baptiste Regnault, "Socrates Tears Alcibiades from the Embrace of Sensual Pleasure," 1791.

Jean-Baptiste Regnault, Socrates Tears Alcibiades from the Embrace of Sensual Pleasure, 1791

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Author’s Note:

What follows is a transcription by V.S. of a lecture on Plato’s Alcibiades I. The  translation of Alcibiades I referenced is by Carnes Lord in The Roots of Political Philosophy: Ten Forgotten Socratic Dialogues, ed. Thomas L. Pangle (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987). To listen to the audio in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target as.”

Today, we’re going to be looking at Plato’s dialogue Alcibiades I. Read more …

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What Socrates Knew:
Socratic Ignorance, Eros, & the Daimonion, Part 2 of 2

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Author’s Note:

On August 31st, 1999 I gave the second lecture course called “What Socrates Knew.”  What follows is a transcription of the second half of that lecture by V.S. The readings referred to are passages from Plato’s dialogues Euthydemus, Apology, Theages, and Symposium. The thirty Socrates theses referred to are listed below, as are links to the audio of the lecture. 

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Navidad, la belleza de la vida

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Traducción por Francisco Albanese; English version here

Nos acercamos a la Navidad (otro nombre para el solsticio de invierno). Asociada al árbol de hojas perennes, la Navidad ha sido celebrada en los países europeos desde tiempos inmemoriales como la gran fiesta que presagia el renacimiento de la naturaleza y la vida después del reposo del invierno. Uno no puede dejar de pensar que Europa, también, algún día emergerá de su actual Dormición, incluso si es más larga que el ciclo de la naturaleza.  Read more …

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Christmas:
Beauty in Life

398 words

Translated by Greg Johnson; Spanish translation here

We are approaching Christmas (another name for the winter solstice). Associated with the evergreen tree, Christmas has always been celebrated in European countries since time immemorial as the great feast presaging the revival of nature and life after the repose of winter. Read more …

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What Socrates Knew:
Socratic Ignorance, Eros, & the Daimonion, Part 1 of 2

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Author’s Note:

On August 31st, 1999 I gave the second lecture course called “What Socrates Knew.”  What follows is a transcription of the first half of the lecture by V.S. The readings referred to are passages from Plato’s dialogues Euthydemus, Apology, Theages, and Symposium. The thirty Socrates theses referred to are listed below, as are links to the audio of the lecture. 

The “Thirty Socratic Theses” are:  Read more …

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Living in Truth: A Yuletide Homily

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Philippe de Champaigne, Saint Augustin, 1645-1650

2,587 words

The key problem of our age is disconnection from truth. This takes several distinct forms. The first, and most obvious, is the prevalence of lies. As everyone knows, modern, western civilization is founded upon lies about human nature, culture, and history. The most significant of these – underlying, in one form of another, most of the rest – is the equality lie; the myth of human equality, which is the chief myth of our age. (“Myth,” as most of my readers know, can have a positive or a negative connotation, as there are salutary myths; here, obviously, I am using the term in its purely negative sense.)  Read more …

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