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The Rise & Fall of the Second Klan

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Thomas R. Pegram
One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2011

The Ku Klux Klan suffers from a positively radioactive reputation, even among fellow Rightists. During the infamous family dinner scene in American History X, at which Edward Norton’s Derek Vinyard assaults his sister and displays his swastika tattoo to the Jewish teacher dating his widowed mother, Read more …

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Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism & The Western Liberal Tradition
Part 9: The Moral Argument for White Interests

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We have now reached the last chapter of Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition. This indispensable book argues that both the rise and decline of the West can be explained in terms of the genetically selected predisposition Europeans have for creating communities that emphasize the moral reputation Read more …

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Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism & The Western Liberal Tradition
Part 8: Why Are Whites Canceling Each Other?

Whites cleaning up the mess blacks made of Minneapolis.

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Do you know why Europeans across the political spectrum — liberals, conservatives, socialists — are morally committed to a politics that is leading to the dissolution of their millennial racial identities while promoting the racial identities of non-white immigrants within their own nations? 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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Meditations on the Mysticism of Yomawari: Night Alone

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Yomawari: Night Alone is a survival horror videogame from Nippon Ichi Software, released in fall 2015 in Japan before being rapidly localized into English in 2016. It has enjoyed commercial success across multiple platforms (PC, Nintendo Switch, and PS Vita) and spawned a sequel, Midnight Shadows. The player character is a little girl with a red bow drawn in simple anime style; a sort of Minnie Mouse from a more mature world. Read more …

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Is & Ought:
Lorraine Daston’s Against Nature

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Lorraine Daston 
Against Nature 
Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019

Loraine Daston’s Against Nature has two qualities that make it a good book. First, it is physically a good book: slim but well-bound, it fits comfortably in the hand and slides easily into the pocket. And there is more than tactile pleasure to be had. Read more …

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Philosophical Psychopathy:
Norman Mailer’s “The White Negro”

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Norman Mailer became a much-celebrated author of several novels, some quite dreadful, as well as a founder of The Village Voice. He wrote numerous essays, of which “The White Negro: Superficial Reflections on the Hipster” became the most famous. It essentially served as an iconic manifesto for the nascent Counterculture. The following is a distillation and analysis of its ponderous sentences and floating abstractions. 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. 267
Network

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In the fall of 2000, I taught an adult education class entitled Philosophy on Film, Read more …

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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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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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What is the Metaphysics of the Left? Part Two

The face of today’s Left

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

2. A Will to Nothingness: The Essence of Leftist Metaphysics

We are now in a position to step back from these observations and draw some general conclusions about the metaphysics of Leftist ideology. I trust the reader understands, however, that I am identifying the metaphysics that underlies Leftist ideology. Read more …

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What is the Metaphysics of the Left? Part One

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Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

Metaphysics is the science of what is real. It is the most fundamental branch of philosophy; other philosophical ideas are derived from or based upon metaphysical convictions. For example, the Epicurean principle that pleasure is the highest good follows from its materialism and rejection of belief in an afterlife. However, it is also possible to speak of metaphysics outside of the context of philosophical systems. 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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Guide to Kulchur, Episode 9
Apocalypse Now

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John Morgan and Guillaume Durocher join Fróði Midjord on the latest Guide to Kulchur to talk about Francis Ford Coppola’s classic Vietnam War film, Apocalypse Now. They do a scene-by-scene analysis of it, and discuss the differences between the director’s cut and the original version of the film and its relationship to other films, as well as Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and also its relevance for politics and the Right. Available on both YouTube and Spreaker.

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Moralsk alvor

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“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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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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Ted Kennedy Did Nothing Wrong:
Chappaquiddick, a Review

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Chappaquiddick (2017)
Directed by John Curran
Written by Taylor Allen & Andrew Logan
Starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, & Jim Gaffigan

Whenever I contemplate the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, the Republican in me always asks in anguish, “Why couldn’t it have been Teddy Kennedy who drowned and not the girl?” Read more …

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The Masculine Preconditions of Individualism, Part 2

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Conventional vs. Postconventional Morals

Europeans will never become tribal and collectivist in the manner and degree of non-Europeans. Having an individual identity, an awareness of one’s inner being, that one’s actions can be causally dependent on one’s free will rather than on preceding events, Read more …

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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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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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What Socrates Knew:
Thirty Socratic Theses, Part 2 of 2

Reyer van Blommendael, Xantippe Dousing Socrates, c. 1665

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

Author’s Note:

On August 24th, 1999 I began a lecture course called “What Socrates Knew” with a lecture called “Thirty Socratic Theses.” What follows is a transcription of the second half of the lecture by V.S. The thirty theses are listed below, as are links to the audio of the lecture. 

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 179
The Morality of Hatred

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C. B. Robertson speaks at the Fourth Meeting of the Northwest Forum on Saturday, June 24th on themes discussed in his book In Defense of Hatred (reviewed here by Aedon Cassiel).

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Video of the Day
A Poem for Our People

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A reading and brilliant exposition of the relevance of Rudyard Kipling’s “If” to the White Nationalist struggle.

https://youtu.be/PCgZTAH6P0w

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Moralism & Moral Arguments in the War for Western Survival

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The following is the text of the speech that was made by Prof. MacDonald at the Northwest Forum on February 25, 2017 (audio here).

Obviously President Obama was a horrific President in pretty much every possible way. His domestic policies in particular have been anathema to the Alt Right—he would, after all, have loved to sign an immigration amnesty/surge bill into law. Nevertheless, a couple of things he said in his farewell address made a lot of sense Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 173
The Northwest Forum
Moralism & Moral Arguments in the War for Western Survival

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This is the audio of Kevin MacDonald’s presentation at the Northwest Forum on February 25th, Read more …

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Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals

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Editor’s Note:

This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about Nietzche’s On the Genealogy of Morals. You can listen to the podcast here

Richard Spencer: Hello, everyone! Welcome again to Vanguard and welcome as well, Jonathan Bowden! Read more …

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