Author Archives: Max West

Notes on the Prospect of Immortality

At Counter-Currents, Jef Costello has a nice essay ruminating on the existentialist choices surrounding suicide. I wrote a long comment to the piece, which I’ve reproduced here: I’m in full agreement about the importance of living with a sense of … Continue reading

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The Marvelous Subversion of Mrs. Maisel

The 1950s has long been the Left’s favorite punching bag. To those of the loud, urban, NYC-pseudo-intellectual milieu, the small towns of Mayberry, and wherever Ozzie and Harriet and ‘the Beave’ lived, are jokes, absurdist romanticizations of an era that … Continue reading

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The Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism

What would the Holocaust™ Industry be without The Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism? The Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism, which is one of the few journals exclusively dedicated to the analysis of antisemitism, focuses on the multiple and changing manifestations of antisemitism … Continue reading

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Macron vs Salvini

“Salvini’s nationalism and Macron’s globalism are the two competing visions of Europe’s future,” writes Christopher Caldwell in The Spectator (“Macron vs Salvini: the ideological battle for Europe’s future”). The most interesting paragraph in the piece pertains to an incipient, anti-immigration, … Continue reading

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Rabbi Brody’s Peppermint Schtick

Richard Brody (the famed New Yorker movie critic whose worldview and appearance are very much that of a rabbi) is not a fan of films which feature Gentile white people. He intimates their time is done, their epoch over. It … Continue reading

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My Experiences with The Other: Berkshires Edition

I had this post semi-written up a few years ago, but never finished. A recent Counter-Currents piece on the writer’s weekend in The Berkshires prompted me to finish it (and post as a comment.) I figured I’d reproduce it here … Continue reading

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Judy Garland – Everybody Sing (1938)

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Randy Weaver: 2018 Interview

Fascinating interview earlier this year with Randy Weaver (of the Ruby Ridge incident). It’s not pro-shot, and it’s a shame there has been no professional interview done with Weaver. It helps to brush up on the incident ahead of time, … Continue reading

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Would-Be-Goods – The Hanging Gardens of Reigate (1988)

I heard this wonderful song in a bookstore in Raleigh NC recently. Late ’80s, British, indie pop, with a quintessential British aesthetic… like if Ray Davies had a twin sister.

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Frank Allen: “The Other JQ: The Jazz Question”

At Counter-Currents, Frank Allen has a very good essay on “The Other JQ: The Jazz Question”. As a big jazz fan myself (especially the harder East Coast style), I found this to be a very good orientation of the contours … Continue reading

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