Cryptids are an endless source of fascination, and explanations for the phenomenon abound. My personal theory is that they are for the most part real, albeit in strange extradimensional, metaphysical ways. Regardless, whether they are real or not, and if so and in what manner, is a question of fact. Right now I want to deal with the question of their meaning. (more…)
May 12, 2023 Thomas Steuben 9 comments
Conquering Our Cryptids
February 27, 2023 Kathryn S.
By the Twisted Word, Slain;
By the Good Word, Saved . . .
& Other Stories
July 25, 2022 Greg Johnson 10 comments
Reflections on Sorel
Note: This essay is occasioned by the new Imperium Press edition of Sorel’s Reflections on Violence, which is required reading.
Like Jack London, Georges Sorel (1847–1922) was a Left-wing writer whose primary influence today is on the Right. Sorel’s most influential book is Reflections on Violence, written in 1905–1906. (more…)
July 18, 2022 Counter-Currents Radio 2 comments
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 464 Mike from Imperium Press on George Sorel’s Reflections on Violence
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Host Greg Johnson welcomed Mike from Imperium Press back to the show on the latest broadcast of Counter-Currents Radio to discuss Georges Sorel’s On Violence, which was recently published by Imperium, and it is now available for download and online listening.
Topics discussed include:
01:02 Who was George Sorel?
07:33 Why did Sorel, a Marxist, hate progressives?
11:42 Sorel also criticized the working class (more…)
During my short stint on this Earth, I’ve come to realize that people really aren’t that complicated. While we all have free will, hardly everything — or even the majority of the things we do — is of this divine spark. (more…)
Michael Brendan Dougherty
My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home
New York: Sentinel Books, 2019
When this was first published a couple of years ago, reviewers had two distinct takes about the book. One was that it was a wistful, sometimes bittersweet memoir about growing up without a father, because the father was off in Ireland, having never married Dougherty’s American mother; and also, the author had some romantic notions about Ireland, and wasn’t that special. (more…)
July 2, 2021 Robert Hampton 7 comments
Wagner for the Folkish
Wagner’s Ring and the Germanic Tradition
Wagnerphile Books, 2021
Richard Wagner is a cornerstone of Western culture. He is one of the few composers that still receive mainstream attention in the 21st century, but usually for negative reasons. Hacks can’t resist the temptation to bash him for his alleged proto-Nazism and anti-Semitism. Even if critics see him as a predecessor to Hitler, many of them still enjoy his music. Few doubt he was a great musician. (more…)
June 22, 2021 Steven Clark 4 comments
Christian Petzold’s Undine, set in contemporary Berlin, begins with Undine Wibeau (Paula Beer) having coffee with Johannes, her boyfriend. It’s not going well. She has deep, penetrating eyes and red hair that looks ready to blaze. She says to him: “You said you loved me. Forever. If you leave me, I’ll have to kill you. You know that.”
We’ve all had girlfriends like that, haven’t we? (more…)
If I had to recommend one book on politics, it would be James Burnham’s The Machiavellians. If I had to recommend one pamphlet, it would be an overlooked gem of American political discourse, Sam Francis’s The Other Side of Modernism: James Burnham and His Legacy. There is no white identitarian, racially aware conservative, American nationalist, or any other member of the Dissident Right who does not owe a massive debt to this towering genius. (more…)
April 2, 2021 James J. O'Meara 9 comments
The de la Poer Madness: Before and After Lovecraft’s “Rats in the Walls”
Robert M. Price, ed.
The Exham Cycle
Selma, North Carolina: Exham Priory, 2020
The de la Poer madness was so singular, opening up new lines of inquiry into the much-debated question of ancestral memory, that no men of the psychological sciences could in good conscience fail to try to resolve it. (more…)
March 29, 2021 Trevor Lynch 24 comments
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
John Ford’s last great film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) enjoys the status of a classic. I find it a deeply flawed, grating, and often ridiculous film that is nonetheless redeemed both by raising intellectually deep issues and by an emotionally powerful ending that seems to come out of nowhere. (more…)
March 8, 2021 Fullmoon Ancestry 7 comments
Crisis & Opportunity
As another birthday arrives, I find myself getting closer to the dreaded age of 40. Although I still feel young, I have started to reflect on the meaning of my life and my own mortality. Some people would call this a “midlife crisis.” Yet the real crisis comes from the disenfranchisement of white men in our culture and society. For every white man with a stable career and a family, an unemployed white man is living in his mom’s basement playing video games all day. Regardless of age, the wisdom of Hesiod reminds us that one man’s crisis can be another man’s opportunity. (more…)