Beautiful Losers is a collection of essays by the late Samuel Francis, who influenced not only my work, but much of the Right in America today. The omnibus opens with an introduction and brief history of the post-World War II conservative movement in America up to 1993, when Beautiful Losers was published. (more…)
Every Man His Own Burnham: Samuel T. Francis’ Leviathan & Its Enemies
Leviathan and Its Enemies: Mass Organization and Managerial Power in Twentieth-Century America
Arlington: Washington Summit Publishers
Leviathan and Its Enemies has the subtitle Mass Organization and Managerial Power in Twentieth-Century America, which seems curious, given that it was first published in 2016. (more…)
A Promised Land: Obama, from Illinois to Abbottabad
A Promised Land
New York: Random House, 2020
There were stacks and stacks of Barack Obama’s new memoir at the brick-and-mortar bookstore I went to on Black Friday, 2020. I hadn’t been to a brick-and-mortar store for some time. If possible, I go to the library.
The Vanishing Tradition: Perspectives on American Conservatism
Paul Gottfried, editor
The Vanishing Tradition: Perspectives on American Conservatism
DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2020
The Vanishing Tradition is an anthology edited by Paul Gottfried, and owing to its structure, a proper review is not really possible. Rather, I will individually summarize and comment on each contribution to the anthology. (more…)
Much has been said in recent months about the cult of radical Leftism donning a veil of religious zealotry over the George Floyd death and Black Lives Matter protests. In truth, America’s excessively libertine, egalitarian idealism has always been a twisted morality play that relentlessly seeks to destroy the strong and healthy in favor of the (more…)
Utah Senator Mitt Romney marched with Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, becoming the first national Republican to explicitly endorse the racial grievance movement.
“We need a voice against racism. We need many voices against racism and against brutality,” (more…)
A denationalized foreign policy has many heads and hearts, but no soul. It supports imperialism in one part of the world and opposes it in another. It upholds human rights in some areas; in others it honors and rewards the violators of those rights. (more…)
Few things are as amusing to European nationalists as reading American wignat takes on European politics and government. The results are often doubly amusing when the wignat takes concern Eastern European politics and government. While there are resemblances between Western Europe and North America—one grew out of the other, after all—Eastern Europe is a world apart.
Remember the 2000s?
It was a simpler time. For most of the decade, smartphones were non-existent. Twitter did not drive the news. People still bought CDs. Not every movie at the theater was based on a Marvel character. Jnco jeans (the horror!) were in style.
It was also the time when neoconservatism ruled the political landscape. It wasn’t just an ideology limited to Washington, DC; the media also pushed it. (more…)
Darryl Cooper: I would say for a lot of Americans on the Right, the biggest and last stumbling block is the Jewish question. What is the Jewish question? Why does it merit being named clearly and separately as opposed to just sort of being an obvious fact following from ethnonationalism in general? (more…)
Remembering Revilo Oliver (July 7, 1908–August 20, 1994)
Revilo Oliver in Winter
Today is the birthday of Revilo Pendleton Oliver, born in Texas in 1908. He was Professor of Classics and Modern Languages at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) for many years, an analyst with the War Department in the 1940s, and a contributor to the National Review and other publications from the 1950s onward.
Video of the Day
A Recently Rediscovered Speech by Jonathan Bowden!
The Essence of the Right
A long-lost video of a speech that Jonathan Bowden delivered to a meeting of the British National Party in Thringstone, Leicestershire on March 12, 2010 was recently unearthed and given to our friends at the Scandza Forum. We are also presenting it here on the occasion of what would have been his 57th birthday, on April 12. (more…)
Michael Sandel’s Anti-White Populist Strategy to Defeat “Right-Wing Populism”
The rise of nationalist populism has shaken the globalist establishment far more than the rise of Islamic radicalism did in the 1990s and after. Muslim terrorism merely encouraged globalists to bring more “moderate” Muslims to the West to show undisturbed confidence in the value of diversity. The more Muslims have bombed the West, the more power “moderate” Muslims have gained by way of grants, affirmative action, spread of businesses, regulations against “Islamophobia,” and endless eulogies about their “indispensable” contributions. (more…)
Zionism, Islam and the West
London: Black House Publishing, 1st ed. 2015, 2nd ed. 2019
In an earlier work called Revolution from Above, Kerry Bolton skillfully delineated the mechanisms whereby American oligarchs sought to implement American hegemony under the pretext of disseminating democracy throughout the world. (more…)
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
New York: Free Press, 2018
Many on the Dissident Right have a thing for Tucker Carlson. Like Ann Coulter, Carlson is one of the few mainstream media personalities whose positions seem to conflict very little with our views. (more…)
One of the unmistakable features of modern conservatives is their not-so-veiled hostility toward heritage America. Some attribute this to ethnic hostility, given the infiltration of the Right by neoconservatives. Initially, these people made the journey from communism to anti-communism and were never conservative in temperament. Of course, the royal lifestyles of many conservatives has made them into unpleasant snobs. All of that is true to one degree or another, but it obscures an important point about modern conservatives. (more…)
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics
New York: Harper, 2017
I have been reading Mark Lilla since the 1990s, when he published his first and best book, G. B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern. Lilla has made a career of reading reactionary thinkers—Vico, Heidegger, Schmitt, Strauss, Voegelin, (more…)
The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
New York: Liveright, 2018
The Many Faces of the War in Vietnam
The Vietnam War is so large and multifaceted an event that different people look at the conflict and come away with deeply-held, but very different, viewpoints. (more…)
Thomas J. Main
The Rise of the Alt-Right
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2018
Thomas Main interviewed me for this book, and I enjoyed our conversation. Main did not represent himself as anything but a critic of White Nationalism, but I found his questions to be stimulating and looked forward to reading the final product. (more…)
Ruling classes exercise power through combinations of coercion and manipulation — what Machiavelli called force and fraud, or the habits of the lion and the fox that he recommended to princes who wish to stay in power. Like most princes, most ruling classes tend to be better at one than the other, and depending on their talents, interests, and psychologies, they will habitually rely on one style of domination more than on its complement. (more…)
Since, against all justice, probability – and even common sense – the infamous neocons seem to have taken power once again (as witness the return of John Bolton, and the quickly following bombing campaign in Syria), it may be well to consider once again how out of touch, how foreign, how downright alien, the neocon is, vis-à-vis our native European traditions. (more…)
Principalities & Powers, Part Seven:
The Buchanan Revolution, Part II
Perhaps the greatest irony of the periodic political revolutions that occur in American democracy is that most of the voters who make them possible have not the foggiest notion of what they are doing. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt won the White House by running on a platform that promised to balance the budget and reduce the scale and power of the federal government, and there is no doubt that most of the Americans who sent him to Washington supported him simply because of the desperate economic straits in which they found themselves and their country, not because of any passion they shared with him for the socialist and internationalist experiments that he and his brood immediately imposed. (more…)
Nothing churns the entrails of the professional democracy priesthood more than the rancid taste of a little real democracy. Since one of the main dishes on the 1992 political menu has been a generous serving of authentic popular rebellion, the sages have spent a good part of the last year lurching for their lavatories. (more…)
Nations Don’t Go Extinct Due to Loss of Material Comforts:
A Response to Bain Dewitt
The article “Russians Are Not #Ourguys” by Mr. Dewitt has generated a whirlwind of heated response from Counter-Currents readers. In my humble and candid opinion, the article reeks of being a piece of neocon shilling (dotted by some ostensibly decent and rational remarks, admittedly) which reads like it’s straight from the National Review or even The Weekly Standard. (more…)
Millennial Woes and I talked about Alt Right’s crisis of confidence in the wake of Trump’s betrayal and what comes next.
The First Neoconservative Propaganda:
A Review of The Steel Helmet
The Steel Helmet
Directed by Samuel Fuller
Starring Gene Evans, Steve Brodie, James Edwards, & Richard Loo
Samuel Fuller’s excellent movie The Steel Helmet (1951) was called “a Right-wing fantasy” by the Communist paper, The Daily Worker. The America First/anti-Communist Right called for, and got, an FBI investigation into its Jewish director, Samuel Fuller (more…)