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Faustian Spirit

Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver I AM SOMETIMES reproached with ignoring spiritual values. I certainly do not intend to do so, although I may not always mention them where they are to be taken for granted. By ‘spirit,’ however, I understand, not the ghosts and spooks so dear to the religious imagination, but the psyche,…
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In Stahl gehüllt
vom Strahl umwittert
die Schar, die Reich um Reich zerbrach
sie treten auf,
die Erde schüttert
sie schreiten fort, es donnert nach! (Goethe, Faust) IN JULY 1969, the US landed two men on the Moon — perhaps the supreme achievement of human history. Yet its actual significance has…
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by Alain de Benoist IN THE FIFTEENTH and sixteenth centuries, the Renaissance was genuinely a re-naissance, a rebirth. “It involved,” as Ernest Renan said, “seeing Antiquity face to face.” Yet that rebirth was not a journey backward nor a simple resurgence of the past,…
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Deep roots are untouched by frost. — J.R.R. Tolkien IT HAS BEEN said that the Germanic soul and the forest are one and the same thing: the mythological Forest that contrasts the splendid isolation of man in his solitude against the infinity of nature. Only this kind of soul could have such a word in its…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims TRUTH AND HATE are not opposites. Truth and niceness are not synonymous, and sometimes the nice answer is the wrong answer. (ILLUSTRATION: Poussin; The Conquest of Jerusalem by Titus) To illustrate, I’ll point out the fact that some of the people who answered my intentionally…
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by Mark Deavin THE FACT that the name of Henry Williamson (pictured) is today so little known across the White world is a sad reflection of the extent to which Western man has allowed himself to be deprived of his culture and identity over the last 50 years. Until the Second World War Williamson was generally…
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AS FAR AS WE know there is only one atheistic philosopher whose thought ever triggered religious resonances in the soul of his readers. That was Martin Heidegger (pictured). His greatest work Sein und Zeit is poetry, drama and philosophy all in one, or as the master might say, all in all. Heidegger died…
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by Mark Deavin AFTER FIFTY years of being confined to the Orwellian memory hole created by the Jews as part of their European “denazification” process, the work of the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun (pictured) — who died in 1952 — is reemerging to take its place among the greatest…
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