I remember the early autumn of 2016, just before Donald Trump was elected President of America. I was sitting on the terrace of a very trendy bar with a very good friend, and we were on our 6th or 7th glass of rum. It was one of those blessed Mediterranean nights where the scorching heat of the day had receded and the moisture of the air was slowly cooling, (more…)
Tag: National Populism
Allow me, dear reader, to take you on a fantastic journey to a mythical time known as the “middle tens.” It was a period between 2012 and 2018 when the hottest political movement was populism. All the cool kids were populists, and we were witnessing the rise of something new and exciting, something that would later be described as national populism. (more…)
What should the white identitarian agenda be in the post-Trump era?
1. The Moral Case for White Identity Politics
Trump faced many enemies, (more…)
The Congress Has No Clothes: The Capitol Occupation & Post-Trumpian Populism
As an American observing Wednesday’s “mostly peaceful” protest at the Capitol from abroad, I admit I was taken by surprise. Foreign acquaintances had been asking me for months if anything dramatic would happen in relation to the election. While I was sure that a Trump victory would have led to BLM and Antifa violence on a scale we had never seen before, I assured everyone that in the event of a Biden win, discontent would be limited to the “proper political channels” and social media (more…)
Polish Nationalism of the New Millennium: An Interview with Jaroslaw Ostrogniew
I have known Jaroslaw for a long time. He always impressed me as a highly erudite individual. We are both active in writing articles on the New Right and in various metapolitical organizations. We agreed to exchange interviews, so I will provide an interview for Szturm magazine and Jaroslaw for Reconquista. (more…)
The coronavirus pandemic is a complex and changing phenomenon, and so are my thoughts about it.
I can sympathize with the ecologists who think that the Earth has far too many humans and would welcome a pandemic to dramatically reduce our numbers. But not yet. This is not the time, because coronavirus isn’t the killer they’ve been hoping for, and as a member of a race that is already on the path to extinction— (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 263
Fróði Midjord on the Baltic States
84 words / 56:35
Greg Johnson talks to Fróði Midjord about his travels in the Baltic states, where he spoke at two nationalist youth conferences and took part in two torchlight independence marches. (more…)
Errol Morris’ American Dharma, which is a documentary about Steve Bannon, is probably the most elusive film ever produced by a major filmmaker. Although it premiered at film festivals in September 2018 and received a great deal of press (most of it negative) at the time, it was impossible to see for over a year thereafter. The distributors refused to bring it to theaters, it wasn’t shown on television, and you couldn’t find it streaming or on DVD. (more…)
William A. Galston
Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018
“It is time for an open and robust debate on issues of immigration, identity politics, and nationalism that liberals and progressives have long avoided.”—William Galston
Galston is right. (more…)
When Brexit won and I heard “Land of Hope and Glory” played at one of the celebrations, I found myself tearing up, much to my surprise. Of course, it makes sense. England is my ancestral homeland. But actually feeling it came as a surprise. It was one of those “Welcome to the human race” experiences. (more…)
The following text is an extensively revised transcript of my talk in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Sunday, September 22, on the occasion of the publication of the Swedish translation of The White Nationalist Manifesto. I want to thank Pál Csató for the transcript as well as my Swedish hosts and audience. (more…)
Mark Collett, the longtime British movement veteran and popular political activist and author, speaks about National Populism — what the establishment thinks it is, as opposed to what it actually is — at the recent Scandza Forum conference in Copenhagen. (more…)
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Introduction to National Populism
Fróði Midjord introduces National Populism — its history and the forces which drive it — in his introductory talk for the recent Scandza Forum conference in Copenhagen. (more…)
When the story of the late 2020s is written, it will have to address the phenomenon of National Populism. Due to a combination of several long-term and deep-seated factors, the people of the West started gravitating towards charismatic leaders cultivating popular and populist movements aimed at restoring the societies of the West to their former greatness. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 251
Uppity White Folks & How to Reach Them
This is the audio of Greg Johnson’s talk in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Sunday, September 22, on the occasion of the publication of the Swedish translation of The White Nationalist Manifesto. We wish to thank the publisher, the organizers of the event, and everyone who attended. (more…)
The Scandza Forum Returns to Copenhagen
Last Call for Tickets!
On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Scandza Forum is returning to the Danish capital after our successful event there in September 2018. Only two weeks remain until it happens!
As usual, we give you an all-star line-up of speakers: (more…)
Luchino Visconti’s masterpiece is his 1963 historical epic The Leopard (Il Gattopardo, which actually refers to a smaller spotted wild cat, the serval, which is the heraldic animal of the princes of Salina in Sicily). Visconti’s film is a remarkably faithful adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The Leopard became the best-selling Italian novel of all time, carrying off many critical laurels as well. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 244
The Scandza Forum
This is F. K.’s transcript of an extemporaneous lecture that was delivered at the Blue Awakening Youth Conference in Tallinn, Estonia on February 25, 2019. It has been heavily edited and augmented. I wish to thank the organizers for inviting me to speak.
According to the Left, the peoples of the world are about to join hands and step together into a new age of global government and multicultural harmony under the rule of benevolent, cosmopolitan elites. But there has been a little bump in the road to utopia, namely the rise of national populism: Brexit, Trump, Orbán, Salvini, the Yellow Vests, etc. (more…)
A curious debate erupted within American conservatism last week.
New York Post opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari took aim at Conservative Inc. foolishness, which he dubs “David French-ism,” in a First Things essay. Ahmari, a Persian Catholic convert, argues French-ism makes conservative Christians surrender to the awe-inspiring power of secular liberalism. (more…)
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National Populism is Here to Stay
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The video of Greg Johnson’s speech at the Blue Awakening Youth Conference in Tallinn, Estonia on February 25, 2019, in which he talks about how studies of the factors driving voters towards populism across the world demonstrate that National Populism isn’t going away anytime soon, and will in fact soon become the norm in many countries. (more…)
The following text is an interview I gave to a reporter. I don’t know if it will be used, but I made it clear that I would publish the full text at Counter-Currents. Now the whole world can quote from it.
White Nationalists need to understand exactly why I think Andrew Yang is important. (more…)
Another CPAC has come and gone, and national populism was almost non-existent at this year’s conservative gala.
Even though Donald Trump became president on a national populist agenda that challenged conservative orthodoxy on immigration, foreign policy, trade, and state power, CPAC 2019 offered the impression he won on the stale conservatism of Ronald Reagan.
The major themes of CPAC 2019 were the evils of socialism (but no mention of why it’s becoming popular), the sheer awesomeness of Israel, (more…)
What is Populism?
When a political establishment feels threatened by a growing force like National Populism, Plan A is to defend the establishment and attack its opponents by dispatching middle-brow journalists to sneer and jeer and middle-brow political hacks to construct partisan talking points. (more…)
I have read about 40 books in 2018 (so far). These are my five favorites. (Modesty requires that I exclude my own books and other Counter-Currents titles.)
1. Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin, National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy (New York: Pelican, 2018).
The Alt Right is dead. But the Alt Right was so useful—and so much fun—that we need to create a replacement for it, the sooner the better. (more…)