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Trump, for Lack of Something Better

Phil Eiger Newmann, Don’t Tread on Us, 2020.

971 words

Translated by Greg Johnson

The US presidential election is fast approaching. Personally, do you want Donald Trump to be re-elected? Would a second term of this president please you, if only to see the faces of his opponents, American and European?

Alain de Benoist: I would like his re-election, but by default, for lack of something better. As you know, this character doesn’t thrill me that much. Read more …

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The Specter of Saint-Domingue
Part II: The Horror of Saint-Domingue in the Antebellum South

Auguste Raffet, Attack and take of the Crête-à-Pierrot, 1839.

2,671 words

Part I

As Saint-Domingue sank ever deeper beneath the churning waves of black filth, those whites fortunate enough to survive fled for the greater Caribbean, including the antebellum American South. The colonists were no longer welcome in their home of France, Read more …

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The Specter of Saint-Domingue
Part I: White Genocide

Pierre-Jean Boquet, The Burning of Cap Français, 1791.

7,803 words

The monumental significance of the fall of Saint-Domingue, the crown jewel of the French colonial empire, and its ensuant descent into the African savagery of Haiti cannot be overstated. The terrible birth of Haiti as a mangled, stillborn phoenix from a river of white blood Read more …

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Notre Dame des Fascistes,
Part III: Excursus on Evola

3,927 words

Part 1, Part 2

All this anti-Masonry and TradCath stuff; there was something familiar with all this, until at some point I exclaimed again, “You’ve seen these films before, haven’t you, my man!” It’s Baron Evola’s doppelganger!

Although to be honest, it may have been Will herself who clued me in. Read more …

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Notre Dame des Fascistes,
Part II: Special Friendships

4,241 words

Part 1

Other than living near types like Faÿ, Toklas, and the guys, Stein had “indirect ties, notably through her close friendship with a French personalist philosopher named Henri Daniel-Rops.” Read more …

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Brigitte Bardot’s B. B.

1,920 words

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a famed French actress, singer, pop culture icon, and accidental provocateur. Bardot’s marks on pop culture include her popularization of the bikini, the eponymous Bardot neckline, and her collection of absurdly fun and often intriguing slices of French pop music that feel both timeless in their replay value yet Read more …

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Alain de Benoist on France’s Response to the Coronavirus

Alain de Benoist

888 words

Translated by Greg Johnson

Now that things seem to be on the mend, can we say that the government, even if manifestly taken aback, has done too much, too little, or just enough in the face of the epidemic?

There is no other word for it: the reaction of the authorities to Covid-19 has been truly calamitous. Five months after the start of the epidemic, we still have not reached the screening capacity that we should have had when the first deaths appeared. Read more …

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In Search of Céline

1,704 words

Claude Sarraute: “And what, in your opinion, is the tragic element of our epoch?”

Céline: “Stalingrad. There’s the catharsis for you. The fall of Stalingrad was the end of Europe. There’s a cataclysm. The epicenter was Stalingrad. After that you can say white civilization was finished, really washed up.” Read more …

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The Martyrdom of Robert Brasillach

1,686 words

“The James Dean of French Fascism.”– Alice Kaplan, author of The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach (2001)

Such a description of the puny, bespectacled, and boyish-looking poet — especially coming from the daughter of a Nuremberg prosecutor — seems to be either thinly barbed facetiousness or malignant irony. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 264
Four French Collaborationists:
Châteaubriant, Céline, Drieu, Brasillach

Alphonse de Châteaubriant

369 words / 58:30

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This is a lost London Forum talk by Michael Walker on four French artists of the Right: Alphonse de Châteaubriant, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, and Robert Brasillach. Read more …

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Remembering Pierre Drieu La Rochelle:
January 3, 1893–March 15, 1945

97 words

Pierre Drieu La Rochelle was born on this day in 1893. In commemoration, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this site:

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Charles de Gaulle, Algeria, & the JQ

2,957 words

Today I wish to talk about Charles de Gaulle and some seldom-examined aspects of the Algerian Crisis that spanned 1954 to 1962. But in order to edge into all that, I first have to talk about one of my favorite and oft-viewed movies, The Day of the Jackal (1973; the original version).

De Gaulle himself is a character in that film, since the whole plot revolves around assassination attempts on him in the early 1960s. Read more …

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Whose Notre Dame?

Notre Dame today

1,548 words

Notre Dame de Paris burned this week in a fitting metaphor for our civilization. We all watched as the spire crumbled in real time and the fire ripped through the interior, feeling helpless before the inevitable march of history.

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De Gaulle & the Algerian War

Lieutenant Le Pen being decorated by General Jacques Massu

1,431 words

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the concluding chapter of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s Mémoires: Fils de la nation (Paris: Muller, 2018), pp. 396-398. The title is editorial.

[The civil war between Gaullists and anti-Gaullists] calmed down somewhat in the 1950s, or shifted to other areas. It came into focus again with Algeria. Read more …

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We Can’t Trust Conservatives

Martin Sellner

1,885 words

The center-right government of Austria persecutes Identitarians. The center-Right government of Poland bans Identitarians.

Both governments are seen by many Identitarians as models for nationalist governance, Poland in particular. Read more …

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Against De Gaulle & the Rewriting of France’s Second World War History

Jean-Marie Le Pen as an MP in 1957.

2,304 words

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the concluding chapter of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s Mémoires: Fils de la nation (Paris: Muller, 2018), pp. 391-396. The title is editorial.

In France, the man who marked the twenty-five years between 1944 and [President Georges] Pompidou was De Gaulle, who also maintained a complex relationship with Communism – sometimes opposing it, sometimes allying with it, sometimes seeking a consecration from the masters of Moscow. Read more …

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Robert Brasillach & Notre avant-guerre:
Remembering Robert Brasillach, March 31, 1909–February 6, 1945

Robert Brasillach at his trial in 1945.

3,574 words

Today is the birthday of Robert Brasillach, French journalist, novelist, and film historian (The History of Motion Pictures, co-written with Maurice Bardéche).

It is Brasillach’s fate mainly to be remembered for being the only collaborateur sentenced to death (by firing squad) for “intellectual crimes.”  Read more …

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Salvador Dalí:
Monarchist, Maniac, & Mage, Part III

2,833 words

Part I here, Part II here

The Moons of Gall

“Solange de Cleda re-establishes true normal passion: a profane Saint Theresa; Epicurus and Plato burning in a single flame of eternal feminine mystique.”
–Salavador Dalí, Foreword to Hidden Faces (1944)

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The Greatness & Decay of France

The French signing the armistice with the Germans at Compiègne on June 22, 1940.

3,210 words

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: The following extracts are drawn from Emil Cioran, De la France (Paris: L’Herne, 2015). The original was written in Romanian in 1941. The title is editorial.

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Cioran’s On France: Thriving Amidst Decay

2,942 words

Emil Cioran
De la France 
Paris: L’Herne, 2015

This is a strange, vile little book as only Emil Cioran knew how to produce. It was only recently published, in both the original Romanian and in French translation,[1] having been written in 1941 and left to languish for decades in some cardboard box in the Cioran archives. Read more …

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The State of European Populism

Viktor Orbán & Matteo Salvini

3,863 words

Since the American Alt Right fell apart, many commentators and outlets which formerly identified as “Alt Right” have started pointing towards European populism as an example to follow, and are often heard to say that the nationalist cause is much further ahead in Europe. As a European, I would like to comment on this, based on the Dutch populist movement, which is relatively strong for a Western European country. Read more …

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The Yellow Vests Have Made the Most French Part of France Visible

473 words

Interviewed by Yann Vallerie; translated by Greg Johnson (The last two questions, on other topics, were omitted.)

The great national debate could be over before it even started.  Read more …

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Video of the Day
Alain de Benoist on the Yellow Vests Revolution

42 words / 5:52

The founder and primary thinker of the French New Right, Alain de Benoist, discusses his view of the ongoing Yellow Vests movement in France and their significance for French politics during his visit to Budapest, Hungary last week. In French with English subtitles.

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Communism & Globalism

Jean-Marie Le Pen as an MP in 1957.

1,128 words

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: The following is a translation from the concluding chapter of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s Mémoires: Fils de la nation (Paris: Muller, 2018), pp. 389-391. The title is editorial.

When I began to write these Memoirs in 2016, I decided to divide them into two volumes covering equal periods of forty-four years, the first going from my birth to that of the Front National, the second telling the history of the Front National as I had experienced it. Read more …

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Whatever Happens, the Yellow Vests Have Already Won

1,390 words

Interviewed by Yann Vallerie; translated by Greg Johnson

Breizh-info.com: First of all, how do you analyze the events of these recent weekends?

What I find most striking is, first of all, the continuity of the movement. While the government expected the pressure to ease, it has not. It is the fruit of an extraordinary determination, to which is added a surprising maturity.  Read more …

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Populism in its Pure Form

1,025 words

Interview by Nicolas Gauthier

Translated by Greg Johnson

Boulevard Voltaire: For about ten days now, France has been living in the era of the yellow vests, and opinions about it are already piling up. Flash in the pan or groundswell?  Read more …

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A Voice in the Wilderness

Jean-Marie Le Pen

750 words

Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: The following is a translation of the final paragraphs of the first volume of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s Mémoires: Fils de la nation (Paris: Muller, 2018), pp. 402-403.

. . . in the end, the Second World War is a detail of history and a detail in the use of history for ideological ends.

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كيف احتالت اسرائيل للحصول على القنبلة الذرية

3,279 words

English original here

بقلم: سي. إف. روبنسون

روجر جَي. ماتسون
سرقة القنبلة الذرية: حال دانيال وخداع الجيش الاسرائيلي
خلق الفضاء، 2016 Read more …

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Video of the Day
Russia-24 on Multiculturalism & Migration

98 words / 4:51

Russia-24 news recently broadcast a segment contrasting conflicting attitudes towards multiculturalism in Europe, discussing criminal charges being filed against people who objected to a Polish-Beninese woman being selected as the annual Joan of Arc in France, the rejection of a video application by the Hungarian town of Székesfehérvár to be the EU’s annual Capital of Culture on the grounds that it was too “white and Christian,” and Hungary’s conflict with the EU over migration. It’s interesting what is allowed on the news in Russia. Thanks to our friends at the Hungarian anti-immigration site, Custodela, for the English subtitles!

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Robert Brasillach & Notre avant-guerre:
Remembering Robert Brasillach, March 31, 1909–February 6, 1945

Robert Brasillach at his trial in 1945.

3,574 words

Today is the birthday of Robert Brasillach, French journalist, novelist, and film historian (The History of Motion Pictures, co-written with Maurice Bardéche).

It is Brasillach’s fate mainly to be remembered for being the only collaborateur sentenced to death (by firing squad) for “intellectual crimes.”  Read more …

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