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Toto je první část úvodní eseje z připravované antologie s názvem The Alternative Right.
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It is ironic — or maybe just sadly fitting — that Richard Spencer, the man who launched the Alternative Right brand, may have just destroyed it. But that seems to be fallout of his speech at the recent National Policy Institute conference, which he ended with the words “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail Victory!” (more…)
At the National Policy Institute’s conference on Saturday (officially titled Become Who We Are / 2016) I met a tweedy, middle-aged journalist I’ll call Charles. Charles was making notes for a political-analysis piece for a certain Newspaper of Record, and struggling to find an insightful angle about the Alt Right.
At the moment his working premise was that this Alt Right thing is essentially a revamping of old-fashioned “white supremacy” from decades past. But he wasn’t really happy with that idea. (more…)
If you follow NPI events, there was more than a little déjà vu in the National Policy Institute’s press conference in DC on Friday, September 9th. Titled “What Is the Alt Right?,” and framed as a reply to Hillary Clinton’s disordered denunciations of Donald Trump and his nationalist supporters, it was a very sedate, familiar affair. (more…)
On Saturday, March 5th the National Policy Institute held its evening conference, Identity Politics, in the Rotunda room of the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The Rotunda is a large circular room with a domed ceiling over eight meters high and a capacity of more than two hundred people. Along its northeast edge runs an outdoor balcony looking down on the corner of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, three blocks from the White House. (more…)
I want to encourage all Counter-Currents readers to consider attending the National Policy Institute’s upcoming evening conference on “Identity Politics,” which is being held on Saturday, March 5th in Washington, D.C. The speakers are Kevin MacDonald, Richard Spencer, and RamZpaul. And of course there will be ample opportunities for networking. (I will not be there because of a prior travel conflict, but the conference will be covered for Counter-Currents by Claus Brinker.) For more details, see the NPI Events website. (more…)
This is the transcript by V. S. of Greg Johnson’s interview with Kevin MacDonald on Trump, 2015, and the Next Current year. To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save link as” or “save target as.” To subscribe to our podcasts, click here. (more…)
Greg Johnson interviews Kevin MacDonald about the Donald Trump candidacy and other significant events in 2015, his hopes and predictions for 2016, and his work-in-progress on the nature of the European mind. Transcript here.
Recently on NPR, I heard an interview with Angus Deaton, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Deaton discussed how white people in the United States are experiencing an “epidemic of despair” as evidenced by rates of alcoholism, substance abuse, and suicide higher among middle-aged whites than any other population group. Deaton surmised, and the interviewer seemed to concur, that these trends are caused by increasing economic inequality between the rich and the poor, (more…)
I wish I could be at “Become Who We Are,” the National Policy Institute’s upcoming conference on Halloween, which features such speakers as Kevin MacDonald, Guillaume Faye, Keith Preston, and Jack Donovan, and the music of Robert Taylor/Changes. (more…)
Yesterday my colleague and I drove to Washington DC to attend a set of lectures called Beyond Conservatism, organized by the National Policy Institute (NPI) and held at the National Press Club. NPI is described as a think tank, and its primary activities include managing the Radix Journal web site, the publication of some books, and the organization of a conference about once per year. Does this constitute a think tank? I’m not sure. I would describe NPI as pro-white or identitarian, but of course you will find mainstream media outlets and leftist organizations describing it in nastier ways.
When American Renaissance had its first conference in 1994, the American media were dominated by the big three television networks, magazines and newspapers were primarily printed, and the internet was still in its infancy. (more…)
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Zakázanie konferencie NPI (Národný politický inštitút) na tému „Budúcnosť Európy“ vládou prezidenta Viktora Orbána bolo bezprecedentnou udalosťou v histórii post-komunistického Maďarska. Ide o zlom pre identitárne hnutia a možno i pre samotný kontinent, keďže jeho vládcovia dali jasne najavo, že v Európe nedovolia obhajobu európskych záujmov.
Slovakian translation here
Suppression of the National Policy Institute’s conference on The Future of Europe by the government of President Viktor Orbán was an event unprecedented in the history of post-communist Hungary. It marks a watershed for the Identitarian movement, and perhaps even for the continent itself, as its rulers have now made unmistakably clear that they will not permit advocacy on behalf of European interests in Europe.
I will not be attending the National Policy Institute Conference in Budapest because the conference has been shut down by the Hungarian government. Furthermore, I see no reason to believe that there will be an alternative conference because: (more…)
Michael Hart and Claire Parkinson
The Newton Awards: A History of Genius in Science and Technology
Whitefish, Mt.: Washington Summit Publishers, 2013
The Newton Awards (TNA) is both an ordinary and also quite odd book consisting of 142 short well-written chapters each profiling one or more scientists or engineers in chronological order from 1600 to 2000. In that sense it’s a useful reference for those profiled and resembles similar references on great musicians or sports figures. (more…)
So as not to mislead, I should note at the outset that there is no reliable global census of whites. I do not have even a ballpark notion of what the number might be, except that my estimate is usually lower than the back-of-the-envelope figures most white racialists arrive at on the rare occasions when they address the issue. (more…)
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When I think of my favorite cities in the United States, Washington, DC is not high on the list. I’ve had to go there, for various reasons, several times over the years, but, except for the time I came as a tourist, it’s never been a place I would imagine spending any more time in than absolutely necessary.
The National Policy Institute’s recent conference in Washington, D.C. was a well-organized, informative, and inspiring affair. I expected nothing less from Richard Spencer and the rest of the NPI team. (more…)
The National Policy Institute’s 2013 Leadership Conference will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC on October 26th, (more…)