In June, Counter-Currents committed to publishing a biography of Jonathan Bowden. (Author to be revealed at a later date.) This biography will take some years to research and write. But it is never too soon to begin collecting materials for such a project, for with each passing year, people die, memories dim, and objects are devoured by time. Please contact me at [email protected] if you have such materials as: (more…)
Tag: Jonathan Bowden
The Video of Jonathan Bowden’s Final Lecture:
Charles Maurras, Action Française, & the Cagoule
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The following is the video of the last public lecture Jonathan Bowden ever gave in his life, and it has been difficult to find online. The topic was Charles Maurras and the Action Française, and it was given at The London Forum on March 24, 2012 — only five days before his death on March 29. The audio quality is not the best, particularly during the first couple of minutes, but it does improve. A transcript of the lecture can be found at The Jonathan Bowden Archive, here. (more…)
The following is a documentary that was produced by Jonathan Bowden in 2008 on the history of British sculpture in a new version by Buttercup Dew that features much improved video and images, but with the same narration by Bowden himself. Below it is the original film as produced by Bowden, here complete for the first time in many years. A full transcript can be found at The Jonathan Bowden Archive. (more…)
English original here
Poznámka Grega Johnsona:
Následuje přepis části rozhovoru Jonathana Bowdena v londýnském Union Jack klubu ze soboty 21. listopadu 2009, který následoval po jeho dnes už slavném vystoupení o fenoménu Punch and Judy. Titulek je redakční.
Otázka: Liberály velice znepokojuje islám, militantní islám.
Jonathan Bowden: Ano, to máte pravdu. (more…)
Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript by John Morgan of a British National Party stump speech, once thought lost, that Jonathan Bowden gave in Liverpool on November 28, 2008. The title is editorial, and versions of the speech online have also been titled “An Anglosphere Call To Arms” and “Jonathan Bowden ‘We’re Not Ashamed’ Commemoration.” The video this transcript is based upon, which can be viewed at The Jonathan Bowden Archive here, is cut in many places. The cuts are indicated by asterisks in the transcript. If you have a complete audio or video recording of this speech that you are willing to contribute, please contact us. Some unintelligible passages are marked with question marks; please post a comment below if you have corrections or can fill in the gaps. (more…)
It is fair to say that Jonathan Bowden lived an unconventional life: bohemian intellectual, artist, filmmaker, Cultural Officer for the British National Party, and raconteur par excellence. It is also fair to say that he is now enjoying an unconventional death, with his posthumous presence being preserved in a dedicated archive of his speeches and writings, in disparate dissident group chats, and in the hundreds of creative edits of the recordings he left behind. This staying power is quite a remarkable achievement in the age of the amnesiac internet, where trends blink in and out of existence and figures rise and fall in the space of months, if not weeks. Many of Bowden’s quotes, ranging from the profound to the surreal, have become beloved mantras in the radical Right’s lingua franca. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 534
Interview with Alexander Adams
Greg Johnson welcomed Alexander Adams (WordPress, Substack), author of the recently-published book from Imperium Press Blood, Soil, Paint, to the latest broadcast of Counter-Currents Radio, where they discussed Romanticism and modern art. It is now available for download and online listening. (more…)
ed. by Alex Kurtagić
London: The Palingenesis Project, 2016
To commemorate the late Jonathan Bowden on what would have been his 61st birthday, Greg Johnson provided a thoughtful tribute essay, accompanied by a comprehensive aggregation of links to articles, speech transcripts, reviews, and more. Although so many of us never had the privilege of meeting him or attending his speeches in person, Bowden nonetheless remains an inspiration. (more…)
Jonathan Bowden was born 61 years ago today, on April 12, 1962. He died on March 29, 2012, just short of his 50th birthday. Jonathan was a painter, novelist, essayist, playwright, actor, and orator. He was also a friend. His ideas and personality have had a real and permanent impact on my approach to New Right metapolitics. I wonder what Jonathan would have written in the last eleven years. I wonder what he would have made of Donald Trump, the Alt Right, Black Lives Matter, and other developments. We would have gained much from his insights and guidance. (more…)
Hordes at the Gate, Traitors Within, & a Home Newly Found
After reading Doug Huntington’s insightful review of It Follows, David Robert Mitchell’s excellent horror film, I watched the movie for the first time. Set in Detroit, its austere, derelict cityscape was an eerie amalgam of crumbling industry and disused grandeur which was juxtaposed with a near-idyllic white suburbia.
Detroit’s dark inner-city denizens, distant shambling creatures, are relegated to the background; they are viewed in passing from afar by the film’s main characters as they drive into the city in search of answers. (more…)