“The Act of Killing”: Unquiet Graves and Troubled Consciences

By |2020-01-24T15:16:28-06:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Communism, Culture, Fascism, Film, History, Politics, StAR|

A few years back, a film, The Act of Killing (2012), ran at a London cinema for 52 weeks. Such a run is unusual for any film: even more so for a documentary feature about Indonesia. The film’s subject matter revolves around one man, Anwar Congo, who is convivial, charming even, and with real screen [...]

The Horrors of Modern Public Opinion

By |2021-03-14T20:29:36-05:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Christopher Dawson, Democracy, Fascism, Government, Politics, Senior Contributors, War, World War II|

Christopher Dawson believed that the free peoples of the Allied Powers in World War II had become too accustomed to employing scientifically-formed propaganda to create public opinion: “Public opinion can itself be the greatest enemy of freedom, as well as of peace, as soon as it becomes dominated by the negative destructive forces of fear [...]

Facebook Fascism and the Slippery Slope to Tyranny

By |2019-04-14T21:56:59-05:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Fascism, Free Speech, Joseph Pearce, Modernity, Rights, Senior Contributors, Tyranny|

Following the recent attack on a mosque in New Zealand by a white supremacist terrorist, I was asked by a national TV network in the UK to appear on a live show to give my perspective as a former white supremacist. (I served two prison sentences for “inciting racial hatred” back in the 1980s.) I [...]

Darling of the Dark Enlightenment: The Aristocratic & Radical Traditionalist Julius Evola

By |2018-11-09T12:18:46-06:00May 18th, 2014|Categories: Conservatism, Fascism, Russia, Socialism|Tags: |

Julias Evola’s Passport Photo, 1940 Defining “Right-wing” is not an easy task. While Russell Kirk’s definition of conservatism is the rejection of ideology (which is materialist and, as Bradley J. Birzer puts it in “Russell Kirk on the Errors of Ideology,” falsely “promises mankind an earthly paradise”), the basic and general catch-all of [...]

Human Dignity: What Remains?

By |2016-02-12T15:28:34-06:00December 6th, 2012|Categories: Anthony Esolen, Bradley J. Birzer, Christianity, Communism, Conservatism, Dante, Fascism, J.R.R. Tolkien, Russell Kirk, Western Civilization|Tags: |

When we survey that last 100 years in even the most cursory manner possible, the one objective and rather obvious thing that holds the century together is both the attempt to deconstruct the human person and the counter effort to uphold his dignity. Contempt and defense, seemingly in a Manichaen-like struggle. While the Gulags, the [...]

Fascism: A Precursor to Postmodernism

By |2019-06-27T13:17:07-05:00April 27th, 2012|Categories: Fascism, Ideology|

You hear the word fascism bandied about in the press and media quite a bit nowadays but almost always as a pejorative describing one’s enemy.[1] Zeev Sternhell says, “The label fascist has become the term of abuse par excellence, conclusive and unanswerable.”[2] It is also the ultimate way to insult an opponent though no one [...]

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