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The Metaphysics of Integral Ecology

Caspar David Friedrich, Landscape with Mountain Lake in the Morning, 1823.

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Among those on the Right who address man’s relationship to the rest of the natural world, one finds a variety of approaches. There are the anthropocentric conservationists, who promote the “wise use” or prudent management of natural resources for future generations. There are the Social Darwinist varieties, Read more …

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White “Civil Wars”:
Grinding Napoleon’s Axiom

Johann Peter Krafft, The Siege of Szigetvár, 1825.

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The bad news is the bad news — the stories we’ve seen and heard in the past few months, years, decades that all keep warning us of more to come. The good news is that these times of transition provide us with opportunities for clarity and fresh perspectives on historical and social phenomena Read more …

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Notre Dame des Fascistes,
Part III: Excursus on Evola

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Part 1, Part 2

All this anti-Masonry and TradCath stuff; there was something familiar with all this, until at some point I exclaimed again, “You’ve seen these films before, haven’t you, my man!” It’s Baron Evola’s doppelganger!

Although to be honest, it may have been Will herself who clued me in. Read more …

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Notre Dame des Fascistes,
Part II: Special Friendships

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Part 1

Other than living near types like Faÿ, Toklas, and the guys, Stein had “indirect ties, notably through her close friendship with a French personalist philosopher named Henri Daniel-Rops.” Read more …

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Towards a Right-Wing Critical Theory

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Amid the social turmoil of the late 1960s, the German Communist student Rudi Dutschke called for a “long march through the institutions” as the preferred strategy of ensuring the victory of global Marxist revolution. The success of this initiative is no more prominent in the West than in today’s academia, where Frankfurt School Read more …

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Trad Queen Story Hour
Part III: Take a Chill Pill

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Part I, Part II

Let us move on to the reign of Benedict XVI, where we will perhaps find cooler, clearer, more Teutonic air — though perhaps with a whiff of the plague air from foretelling death in Venice. For as it turns out, the outstanding cardinal here is the pope himself, the former Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Read more …

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Trad Queen Story Hour
Part II: From Vatican II to John-Paul II

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Part 1

Enough titillating or discouraging modern details; how did all this happen?

Seeking the roots of the homosexual problem, Martel now backtracks to examine the pontificates of the three previous pontiffs Read more …

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Trad Queen Story Hour
Part I: Papa Francesco vs. Steve Bannon’s Army of Cath-Boys

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Frédéric Martel
In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy 
Translated by Shaun Whiteside
New York: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2019

Don’t put make-up on your soul, because the Lord won’t recognize you. Let us ask for this grace, during this Lent: the coherence between formality and the reality, between who we are and how we want to appear. 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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Remembering Julius Evola:
May 19, 1898–June 11, 1974

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Baron Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola was born on May 19, 1898 in Rome. Along with René Guénon, Evola is one of the writers who has most influenced the metapolitical outlook and project of Counter-Currents, which is reflected in the fact that Evola is one of the most-tagged writers on this website. In commemoration of his birthday, I wish to draw your attention to the following resources.

Counter-Currents has published the following writings of Evola’s:  Read more …

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He’s Our Bannon, Only Better:
From Meme Magick to Evolian Populism

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James J. O’Meara
Mysticism After Modernism: Crowley, Evola, Neville, Watts, Colin Wilson & Other Populist Gurus
Melbourne, Australia: Manticore Press, 2020

“For me real and imagined, by the way, is just the same. Because the world is our imagination.” — Aleksandr Dugin [1] Read more …

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Objective Fictions & Subjective Realities:
The Need for a Nationalist Postmodernism

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Perhaps the best way to think about “postmodernism” from the Right is not as a problematic philosophical tradition, but as a philosophical tradition with a problem. On the one hand, “postmodernism” may be loosely defined as a philosophical turn that delegitimized traditional aesthetic and moral standards, and “deconstructed” seemingly self-evident categories like ethnicity and culture. On the other hand, it could also be defined as a school of thought which delegitimized the scientific, materialist, Read more …

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The Anti-Revolutionary Manifesto

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Translated by Riki Rei

Translator’s note: Mishima penned this essay titled Anti-Revolutionary Manifesto in early 1969, almost two years before his suicide, at the peak of leftist protests, demonstrations, and riots, which were sweeping not just across Japan, but throughout the entire Western world. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 262
Nostalgia for a Lost Future:
A Conversation with Xurious

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Greg Johnson talks to composer Xurious about his intellectual, political, and artistic journey and the censorship of his music by YouTube. Read more …

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
Christmas & the Winter Solstice

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Translation and commentary by Cologero Salvo

In “Roma e il natale solare nella tradizione nordico-aria” (La Difesa della razza, 1940), Evola writes:

Very few suspect that the holidays [i.e., Catholic holy days] of today, in the century of skyscrapers, radio, great movements of the masses, are celebrated and continue . . . a remote tradition, Read more …

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The American Kshatriya

Horatio Greenough, George Washington, 1840

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Valor, fearlessness, fortitude, resourcefulness, and also, not fleeing in war, charity, and the ability to rule, are the natural duties of a Kshatriya. — Bhagavad Gita 18:23

According to a widely-accepted hypothesis of Georges Dumézil, prehistoric Indo-European society was divided into three basic functions: a sacral, a martial, and an economic class. This tripartite ideology survived the Indo-European migrations throughout Europe and Asia and has persisted, with various modifications, into modernity. Read more …

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Remembering René Guénon:
November 15, 1886–January 7, 1951

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René Guénon was born on November 15, 1886. Along with Julius Evola, Guénon was one of the leading figures in the Traditionalist school, which has deeply influenced my own outlook and the metapolitical mission and editorial agenda of Counter-Currents Publishing and North American New Right. (For a sense of my differences with Guénon, see my lecture on “Vico and the New Right.”)

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Notas sobre Heidegger e Evola

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Versão em inglês aqui, versão em espanhol aqui

Recentemente, surgiram evidências que provam que Martin Heidegger leu Evola.

Em um artigo intitulado “Ein spirituelles Umsturzprogramm” (“Um programa de revolução espiritual”), publicado no Frankfurter allgemeine Zeitung, em 30 de dezembro de 2015, Tomás Vasek comenta o importante documento descoberto.

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The Great Parody:
Some Remarks on the Phenomenon of “Virtual Reality”

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Translated from the Hungarian by Zsolt Sáfián

The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of the phenomenon of “virtual reality” – its increasingly dominant social role and effects, and its symbolism will be surveyed. Read more …

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Remembering Savitri Devi:
September 30, 1905–October 22, 1982

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Savitri Devi was a philosopher, a religious thinker, and a tireless polemicist and activist for the causes of animal rights, European pagan revivalism, Hindu nationalism, German National Socialism, and — after the Second World War — pan-European racial nationalism.She also sought to found a religion, Esoteric Hitlerism, fusing National Socialism with the Traditionalism of René Guénon and Julius Evola. All told, she was one of the most extraordinary personalities of the 20th century. Read more …

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Minhas memórias de Julius Evola

Renato del Ponte

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English original here

Renato del Ponte é uma figura central no Evolianismo Europeu. Fundador do Centro studi evoliani em Gênova em 1969 e editor da revista Arthos, ele também dirige o Movimento Tradicionalista Romano.

Pergunta: Renato del Ponte, seu nome está intimamente relacionado com o de Evola. Você pode nos contar como conheceu Evola e qual era seu relacionamento com ele?

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A Note on the “Islamic Question”

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Recently, Counter-Currents posted the transcript of an important interview with Dr. Johnson entitled “Conversation with a Philosopher: Greg Johnson Interviewed About the New Right.” As always, it is a pleasure to read Johnson’s incisive insights. Already, his exact and thorough metapolitical analyses provide fundamental building blocks of the New Right. In the case of this interview, one – somewhat marginal – note should be allowed: a note regarding “Islam.”

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Our Marx, Only Better:
Vico & Modern Anti-Liberalism

Giambattista Vico

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Author’s Note:

This is the transcript by V.S. of my speech “Vico and Modern Anti-Liberalism,” given at The London Forum on Saturday, September 27, 2014. I have heavily edited it, rewriting it in places. I want to thank Jez Turner and The London Forum team for a memorable event. 

Today I’m going to talk about a topic that’s somewhat esoteric. Read more …

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Mark Sedgwick’s Key Thinkers of the Radical Right

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Mark Sedgwick, ed.
Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019

Mark Sedgwick is an English scholar of Western Esotericism and Islam. He is Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark. Read more …

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Frithjof Schuon on the Meaning of Race

Frithjof Schuon

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Aside from some of Julius Evola’s writings, there is a dearth of writing on worldly matters from a Traditionalist standpoint. As John Morgan mentioned in a recent review, most Traditionalist writers focus solely on spirituality while evading the implications that Tradition has on more practical matters. Considering this, it was refreshing when I first discovered Frithjof Schuon’s two expansive essays, “The Meaning of Race” and “The Meaning of Caste.”[1]

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
Christmas & the Winter Solstice

Sol Invictus crowned with a diadem of sun rays

611 words

Translation and commentary by Cologero Salvo

In “Roma e il natale solare nella tradizione nordico-aria” (La Difesa della razza, 1940), Evola writes:

Very few suspect that the holidays [i.e., Catholic holy days] of today, in the century of skyscrapers, radio, great movements of the masses, are celebrated and continue . . . a remote tradition, Read more …

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Sicilian Nightmares

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A man can learn a lot while visiting Sicily. He can learn that old Rome and Byzantium still live in some corners of the Mediterranean; he can learn that the strange, winding streets of a medieval town can feel more like home than the post-communist, Eastern European shithole he calls home; Read more …

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The Jew Disraeli & the Construction of the Merchants’ Empire

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In a short text [“Imperium britannicum, ovvero: due diritti”] published in this periodical [La Vita Italiana] at the time of the sanctions (November 1935), we have attempted to characterize the physiognomy of the so-called British “empire” from the point of view of the typology of forms of civilization.

On that occasion, we showed that the British Empire is no more than a caricature and a counterfeit of a true empire. Read more …

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History through the Traditionalist Lens:
Alexander Wolfheze’s The Sunset of Tradition & the Origin of The Great War

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Alexander Wolfheze
The Sunset of Tradition and The Great War
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2018
£67.99 (sale price £33.99 until December 1)

Of the major (and even several of the minor) European languages, the Traditionalist school of philosophy – that articulated by René Guénon and Julius Evola and their offshoots – was a latecomer in the Anglophone world. Read more …

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Remembering René Guénon:
November 15, 1886–January 7, 1951

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René Guénon was born on November 15, 1886. Along with Julius Evola, Guénon was one of the leading figures in the Traditionalist school, which has deeply influenced my own outlook and the metapolitical mission and editorial agenda of Counter-Currents Publishing and North American New Right. (For a sense of my differences with Guénon, see my lecture on “Vico and the New Right.”)

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