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Trump’s Cornball American History

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One of President Trump’s last acts in office offered his view of American history. Just a few days before Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Trump administration released both the 1776 Commission Report and the list of statues for the proposed National Garden of American Heroes. Read more …

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The Mormons’ Minority Strategy

Romney as a missionary to France in the 1960s

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Anti-whiteness is a fact of life in America. Many whites who want to go to a good college, get a good job, or just be considered a better person will attempt a flight from white. They will try to find some non-white identity they can grasp onto, or pretend a perfectly white ethnicity (such as Italian or Polish) make them non-white. Others will cling to an identity that just makes them a special minority, Read more …

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

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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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Ibram X Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist

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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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The Second Civil War:
Did a 1997 HBO Film Accidentally Presage Today’s America?

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In 1998, when I was 12 years old, my father and I were watching television one evening when we stumbled upon an HBO made-for-TV movie called The Second Civil War.

The film has been largely forgotten in the years since, but its content — and the eerily accurate predictions within it — are quite astounding to behold today, 22 years later.

The film was directed by Joe Dante and has an ensemble cast featuring Denis Leary, Dan Hedaya, James Earl Jones, Beau Bridges, Phil Hartman, Read more …

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Loving Tim Pool

Tim Pool

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It’s always interesting when I find someone who shares a clean sweep of my politics but for largely different reasons. Such a person seems completely in line with my outlook, but really isn’t. Although in Tim Pool’s case, I’ll bet that he is and just doesn’t realize it yet.

For the past several months Tim Pool has been banging the Trump drum. Read more …

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A Trump Victory?
Don’t Blame White Guys

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In what might prove to be the most hilarious upset in electoral history, the “Nazi” candidate may have won a second term solely by increasing his support among every group except for white males — thus allowing all the “Nazis” the pleasure of blaming women and nonwhites even in victory!

Is this what they mean by a “win-win”? Read more …

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Wignat Whexit:
Why “Punishing” the Republicans Won’t Change Them

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In 2016, Donald Trump ran as a populist and won. In 2020, his bid for re-election followed the standard Republican playbook. There was a lot of talk about the stock market, very little populist talk about immigration, globalization, and protectionism. Read more …

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

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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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Three Pillars of White Identity Politics:
Part 3: Love of One’s Own

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Part 1, Part 2

“This is who we are” is the final argument of identity politics. “Who we are” is a compound of kinship and culture. But identity is politically impotent unless a people is willing to assert itself, to take its own side in a fight. Read more …

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Trump, for Lack of Something Better

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

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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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Three Pillars of White Identity Politics:
Part 1: Kinship

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Part 1 of 3

Author’s Note:

This lecture was written for the Scandza Forum in Zagreb, Croatia, on May 2, 2020. Unfortunately, the event was postponed due to Covid-19. Read more …

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Notes on Populism

Norman Rockwell, Study for “Freedom of Speech”

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Populism seeks to rescue popular government from corrupt elites. Naturally, the elites strike back. The most common accusation from elite commentators is that populism is “anti-democratic.” As Yascha Mounk frames it, populism is “the people vs. democracy.” I argue that populism is not anti-democratic, but it is anti-liberal. (See Donald Thoresen’s review of Mounk’s The People vs. Democracy here.)

Many critics of populism accuse it of being a form of white identity politics, Read more …

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How Plessy v. Ferguson Came About

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Steve Luxenberg
Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, And America’s Journey From Slavery to Segregation
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019

Steve Luxenberg is a Washington Post associate editor and protégé of the Watergate reporter Bob Woodward. In 2019, he published a book called Separate, which describes the Read more …

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Rockefeller Foundation Declares Support for Black Riots

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It is fashionable, even among Rightist intelligentsia, to dismiss “conspiracy theories.” In doing so, one overlooks the covert forces that are funding — and always have funded — the forces of pseudo-revolt. These oligarchic sponsors are not fools or dupes, whose funds have been “taken over” by their anti-capitalist enemies, as was once assumed by conservatives during the Cold War. Since the establishment of the tax-exempt foundations over a century ago, the aims have been to promote what is now called a globalized “inclusive economy.” Read more …

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They Do This Because They Can

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On January 18th, 2016, a white police officer named Philip Brailsford shot and killed an unarmed man named Daniel Shaver in Mesa, Arizona. Shaver had been in a hotel room where he innocently pointed a pellet gun towards his window. A witness called the police, who arrived and found Read more …

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Sexual Predators & Autistic Monkeys: Mary Eberstadt’s Primal Screams

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Mary Eberstadt
Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics
West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2019

Mary Tedeschi Eberstadt is a onetime speechwriter for George Schultz, author of several books, sometime fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institute, and currently senior fellow at something called the Faith & Reason Institute. Read more …

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

Have I gotta deal for you!

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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 Plot Against America First
Part Two: Des Moines

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Lindbergh saw through the events of his day. In his speeches, all of which he spent hours carefully crafting by himself, he often spoke of an “organized minority” that was behind the war agitation. He saw that the dark forces swiftly forcing us into war had power, influence, and volume, Read more …

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Thoughts on the Moral Majority

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Cal Thomas & Ed Dobson
Blinded by Might: Can the Religious Right Save America?
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1999

The late Jerry Falwell (1933–2007) [1] was a politically-involved preacher. He was not much different from the abolitionist ministers in New England active a century before his birth. In 1979, Falwell founded an organization called the Moral Majority. It would serve as the “far-right” in the mainstream American political ecosystem Read more …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah

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If you’ve never heard of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, then you’re missing out on one of the leading lights of contemporary literature. If you don’t appreciate her, then you’re a bigger Philistine than the Biblical Goliath. If you’ve ever wondered what Dostoyevsky would be like if he was reincarnated as a Nigerian lady in modern times, or imagined Shakespeare with boobs and an Afro, then this is the one. Read more …

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Tyler O’Neil’s Making Hate Pay

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Tyler O’Neil
Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center
New York: Bombardier Books, 2020

There’s a moment in the film 300 in which the Spartan defenders at Thermopylae allow their allies, the Arcadians, to take on the Persians. Despite recognizing their weaknesses as soldiers, King Leonidas begrudgingly gives the Arcadians credit for taking part in the fight. This is about how I felt upon reading Tyler O’Neil’s Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 249
Immigration: Boon or Punishment?

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Greg Johnson, John Morgan, and Frodi reconvene our roundtable to discuss more “normie” questions and objections regarding white identity politics shared by our readers. Read more …

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We Can’t Go Back to the ‘80s:
White Delusions About Identity Politics

Obama and MLK, dreaming of America’s “post-racial” future.

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“[I]dentity alone should neither uphold nor invalidate an idea, or we’ve lost the Enlightenment to pure tribalism.”

That’s the cry of journalist George Packer, a distraught liberal who can’t believe identity politics ruined his kids’ school system. Read more …

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It’s Time to Wage “War” on Protein Wisdom

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Jeff Goldstein of Protein Wisdom hates identity politics. He would like to wage war against it; stamp it out, as it were. The problem, however, is that the weapons he would like to use in this war only point in one direction: against whites. He pretends otherwise, but he’s easy enough to see through.

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Fukuyama on Civic Nationalism

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In his new book Identity, Francis Fukuyama seeks to forestall the rise of white identity politics. Nevertheless, as I argue in “Fukuyama on Identity Politics,” Identity is a very useful book for White Nationalists because it concedes many of our most important premises. In “Fukuyama on Diversity,” I argue that Fukuyama admits that diversity is a problem and offers only very weak reasons to value it at all. Here I examine Fukuyama’s alternative to white identity politics, namely a conservative form of color-blind civic nationalism.  Read more …

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Fukuyama on Diversity

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Francis Fukuyama’s latest book Identity was written to forestall the rise of Right-wing identity politics, but, as I argued in “Fukuyama on Identity Politics,” the book is actually very useful to White Nationalists because it concedes a number of our basic premises while offering weak reasons to resist our ultimate political conclusions. This is especially apparent in his discussion of diversity.

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Fukuyama on Identity Politics

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Francis Fukuyama
Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition
London: Profile Books, 2018[1]

Francis Fukuyama is the most eminent living neoconservative intellectual. I have admired and benefitted from his work since 1992, when he published his first book, The End of History and the Last Man. Read more …

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A Nice Book by a Nice Lady:
Heather Mac Donald’s The Diversity Delusion

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Heather Mac Donald
The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2018

How can a struggle be both righteous and meaningless?

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