Category Archives: Politics

Ethnic Nationalism For Me, But Not For Thee

In his brief TAC essay “In Defense of Ethnic Nationalism”, Skomantas Pocius, a Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and a native Lithuanian, riffs on this venerable theme: The story of Lithuania should … Continue reading

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George Hawley: Is the Alt-Right Collapsing?

While his recent book on the Alt Right was fairly balanced and rather level-headed, yet still politely condemned the AR itself, George Hawley’s recent speech to the (ahem) “Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Politics” is smug and gloating, and more clearly … Continue reading

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Alt Right: “Rumors of My Death are Greatly Exaggerated”

Progs are desperately trying to establish an “Alt Right is Dying” narrative, which they of course hope will be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Amanda Carpenter has written a piece in Salon titled “Alt-right is dying, but powerful conservatives are mainstreaming its … Continue reading

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Devine: The Challenge of the Alt-Right

Philip Devine, a professor at Providence College, discusses “The challenge of the alt-right”: [The Alt Right] rejects liberalism root and branch, including the sorts of liberalism Americans call conservative. Its unabashed tribalism is a response to the failings of both … Continue reading

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TAC v. Commentary

In boomer, CivNat journals like TAC, things like this are routine. First, in Commentary, Noah Rothman writes a derisive piece against ‘nationalists’, expressing his latent fear that ‘blood and soil’ nationalism is a real threat in both Europe and the … Continue reading

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Michael Brendan Dougherty: “Confiscating the Nation”

Writing in NR (of all places), Michael Brendan Dougherty has a rather bold piece titled “Confiscating the Nation”. The opening salvo: If post-nationalists succeed in deconstructing national loyalties, they will find that loyalties based on blood or creed come roaring … Continue reading

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Globalist Steven Pinker vs. Identity Politics

In The Weekly Standard, globalist Adam Rubenstein interviews fellow globalist Steven Pinker on the topic of identity politics. Early in the interview, Pinker let’s out this howler: Identity politics is the syndrome in which people’s beliefs and interests are assumed … Continue reading

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“Alt-Right: Age of Rage” Trailer

Alt-Right: Age of Rage will have its premiere on March 9 at SXSW. If this is its official trailer, then the documentary seems a bit unfocused. It’s hard to tell if the whole thing will be Daryle ‘the Barrel’ Lamont … Continue reading

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Culture Wars 3.0 (Redux)

My Culture Wars 3.0 entry from the other day has been cross-posted over at VDARE.

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NYT: “The Left Shouldn’t Be Too Proud to Meme”

I love how the NYT’s op-ed section is basically a series of ‘How To’ instructions for the Democrat Party, written by academics and other cultural elites. Today we have “The Left Shouldn’t Be Too Proud to Meme” by Jennifer Grygiel, … Continue reading

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