The Nightmare Pantheon (A Response to BAP)

In a recent essay (“Old and New Paganism”), the erudite and inimitable Bronze Age Pervert articulated the conditions for the possibility of the emergence of a genuinely new Paganism. That essay came shortly after Richard Greenhorn’s thoughtful engagement with BAP’s Bronze Age Mindset, which placed the contemporary pagan subject in continuity with the “classical man”…

Enough Of This Schmitt

Special submission from the Chicago Civil Servant This note is a pedantic clarification about the abuses of the legal philosopher Carl Schmitt in politically charged writing published in the last few years. I’m a simple man and, like Schmitt, a lower-middle class striver, so I feel a personal affinity for him.  To the extent that…

She Became A Meme + Five Friday Reads 6/7/19

A friend was close to proposing to his girlfriend. She was 28, he 31. He was ready. She turned 29 and lost her mind. They broke up. She got into drugs. She eventually hit rock bottom and then her parents paid for a rehab center disguised as vacation spot in Bali. My friend started seeing…

When Fr. Neuhaus Saw Chthulu

Editor’s Note: Today we are reposting an old Thermidor essay. It is dated a little as First Things has changed in three years, but it seems timely considering the current debate on the right. A vaguely right-leaning, pseudo-religious magazine publishes something plausibly associated with dread words like “Christendom” and “Tradition.” In synchronised horror, cocktails are…

Chasing Yockey: A Review

Bolton, Kerry. Yockey: A Fascist Odyssey. London: Akrtos, 2018. Political dissent, particularly the reactionary brand that has become increasingly pervasive since the political poles began to shift in the late 18th century, suffers by necessity from division and self-defeating contests for control. Looking upon the ruins of a sensible reality, the remnant population, like those…

The Progressive Hijack of Fantasy

They are attempting to hijack fantasy. Of course you knew this. You knew it deep down even before a children’s series of books about wizards became the social justice tour de force. You knew it even before you had to endure pointless hours of debate about Game of Thrones characters and the horror porn. Even…

Schrodinger’s Blacks

As the gap grows between the left and right, more on the right accept that the left will not debate in good faith. The better view is to listen to any statement or rationale as whatever the progressive needs at the moment to win and rule. The left continuously contradicts itself in a Humpty Dumpty…