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The Magazine

A German Mind in the Russian Academe: Ethnos & Society

Alexander Dugin. Ethnos and Society. Arktos, 2018. Sociologists, as a rule, consider themselves free from the demands of historical study in that they may make assertions that have no reference to human experience as though they were empirically verified facts. It is the principal failing of the discipline—and ironic, too, since the founders of sociological study populated their works with direct references to observations of human experience and eschewed groundless theorizing insofar as possibl

Triumph of the Chaotic Good: Reading "Bronze Age Mindset"

"Who is the Bronze Age Pervert?" Is a question many thousands of people have been asking for years now. Ask two different men on the street and you'll get three different answers. Some say he was the scion of a distinguished house of New England aristocrats set to inherit a vast fortune before being forced to flee the country after a certain debacle involving a senator's young wife, two dead Chinese diplomats and a kilo and a half of high-quality Bolivian cocaine. Others insist he was raised as

Putin vs. Putin

Putin vs Putin: Vladimir Putin Viewed from the Right, Alexander Dugin, Arktos Media Ltd., 2015. Alexander Dugin, formerly professor of sociology at Moscow State University, headed the “Center for Conservative Studies” at that institution. That there could exist any such entity itself indicates something about Russia. Dugin is founder of the Eurasian movement, primary ideologue of contemporary Eurasianism, founder-ideologue of the “Fourth Political Theory,” which itself has a lengthy pedigree in

Day of the Lonelyhearts: A Defense of the Incels

The greatest novel ever written about Hollywood is also the greatest novel ever written about incels: Nathanael West’s Day of the Locust. Published in 1937, it is a brilliant portrayal of a land that has forever been a refuge of perverts and pedophiles, of starlets and their pathetic hangers-on. The plot largely concerns the attempts of two men to engage with a wannabe starlet named Faye. In one of the book’s most pungent moments, Tod, a low-level hack who is madly in love with Faye, looks upon

The Blog

The Weak and the Boring

It is too easy to say that our enemies are both weak and boring. Such talk is the mother’s milk of the vast right-wing blogosphere. However, before dipping into my usually trenchant (and correct) critique of this week’s latest news, I want to share with you some recent reflections on the Left. It used to be that bathroom walls and the other flat surfaces, especially those in schools, were the repository for guttersnipe scribbling. Sometimes vile, sometimes funny, but always entertaining, this v

Lilliput Unbowed

In 2018, it seems that the large that fear the small. Or at least that is what paid operatives of the globohomo order would have us believe. After all, how else could you explain the cries of “fascism!” against men like Viktor Orban, the leader of small Hungary, or even Nigel Farage, the “Little Englander” who helped to shake up the entire British establishment by actually saying what the average British citizen feels. Well, let this article be a warning: we are about to get inundated with artic

The Lively (and Nauseous) Genius of Martial's Epigrams

Last time we talked about Roman poetry, it was on Catullus' "stately bawdiness." Today, we'll move forward roughly a century to Martial, who was born in what's now Spain in A.D. 40. He moved to Rome at twenty-four years old to pursue a literary career, with some success, but eventually grew tired of life in the capital and so moved back to Spain in 100. We don't know the exact date of his death, but it was no later than 104. As for his work, well, it can be rather divisive. On the one hand, Plin

Reviewing 'Leviathan And Its Enemies': Part 1

Introduction It's been well over a decade since Samuel T. Francis died, in relative obscurity. Reviled by enemies and abandoned by friends Francis lived his final years of life on this planet as an intellectual vagabond and outlaw. His thought has since become radioactive to almost everyone after his ill-fated and unfortunate embrace of "white consciousness" towards the end of his life. Thus, he has almost been completely forgotten, even by his ostensible allies amongst the Right-wing fringe. It

The Podcast

Episode 29: Incel Apocalypse

P.T. Carlo sits down with Nathan Duffy to discuss the plight of the longsuffering incel and the recent controversy and hysteria that have been generated by the term. Note: We had some technical issues right before we concluded the show which caused it to end a bit abruptly, but not before we covered most of what we wanted to.

Episode 28: Spengler In Bloom Part 2

P.T. Carlo sits back down with Walter Devereaux to finish their discussion of Oswald Spengler's life and ideas.