Search Results for: Duchesne

  1. Martin Hewson reviews Ricardo Duchesne’s “The Uniqueness of Western Civilization”

    We at TOO have cheered the publication of Ricardo Duchesne’s The Uniqueness of Western Civilization as a major step forward in defending the West against the academic tide of multiculturalism. I call attention here to a very positive review by Martin Hewson, a political scientist at the University of Regina. Hewson notes that Duchesne’s work is “the most […]

  2. Ricardo Duchesne’s “Multicultural Madness”

    Ricardo Duchesne is a brilliant Canadian sociologist whose work has been discussed and cited several times on TOO. Duchesne, author of The Uniqueness of Western Civilization (see review), has an article in the Salisbury Review (“Multicultural Madness“) on some of the more egregious outrages of the current multicultural, anti-White regime in Canada. I encourage people to read the original, but here are […]

  3. Ricardo Duchesne’s “The Faustian impulse and European exploration”

    Ricardo Duchesne has another important article on Western uniqueness: “The Faustian Impulse and European Exploration” (The Fortnightly Review, June, 2012). It is a shorter version of an article that appeared as ”A Civilization of Explorers” (Academic Questions 25:65–93, 2012). TOO readers will be familiar with the general perspective, having read Alex Kurtagic’s wonderful “Ernest Shackleton’s Farthest […]

  4. Ricardo Duchesne’s review of Niall Ferguson’s “Civilization: The West and the Rest.”

    Ricardo Duchesne, whose works have been discussed here several times previously (see here, here, and here), has written a wonderfully scathing review of Niall Ferguson’s Civilization: The West and the Rest (see also Anthony Hilton’s review in TOO). Duchesne situates Ferguson squarely in the  neoconservative camp, with all the horrible things that implies: Support for big government, […]

  5. Ricardo Duchesne’s Intellectual Defense of the West

    I have posted some material on Ricardo Duchesne recently (see “Progressives are Running the Universities”; “Extreme Sports as a Context for Implicit Whiteness“; “Stephen Walt on Andres Brevik, Immigration, and Western Culture”) referring to his recent book, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization. I have a review of the book posted at It is an abridged […]

  6. Ricardo Duchesne: Progressives Are Running the Universities

    Ricardo Duchesne is becoming an important voice in defense of the West. In previous blogs, I have called attention to his recent book The Uniqueness of Western Civilization (see here and here). Now he has written an article in a Canadian academic publication on the absurdity of the charge that the Canadian academic world is […]

  7. Subscribe to The Occidental Quarterly

    The Occidental Quarterly fills a unique niche  in bringing together scholarly articles on a wide range of topics that are mired in political correctness elsewhere. There are quite a few reasons for the precarious state of our civilization and our people. But one of the main ones is that we have lost the intellectual and […]

  8. Recently in The Occidental Quarterly: Special Sections on White Pathology

    This is an introduction to special sections in the Summer and Fall issues of The Occidental Quarterly focused on White pathology. Whatever blame for our situation that we place on others, the bottom line is that we are allowing the unfolding disaster to happen. It is unprecedented for a civilization to voluntarily cede political and cultural […]

  9. Race as a biological reality and social construct

    I was pleasantly surprised to see an article on a radical website that actually says something positive about biological approaches to ethnicity, citing Frank Salter and me (Jay Knott, “Invention, Imagination, Race, and Nation,” posted on Dissident Voice). A couple comments: Shlomo Sand: I really don’t know how anyone can take Sand seriously given that […]

  10. Paul Gottfried and Claes Ryn on Leo Strauss

    The academic life is probably like many careers in that ultimately you have to find an audience. Professors spend months or years on a major project, then try to get it published in the best possible venue. Then they hope for positive reviews and, ultimately, acclaim and influence. I suspect that if one did a […]

  11. Are Whites Pathological? Yes and No: Part 2

    Go to Part One. Part one of this writing examined the status of White people from an individualistic, in contrast to an aggregate, perspective.  Part two explores the implications of that analysis and depends on the reader’s familiarity with the material in part one. White analysis, advocacy, and action need to be grounded in the […]

  12. Moral Capital and White Interests

    I just finished a book titled Moral Capital by Christopher Leslie Brown  on the movement to abolish the slave trade and then slavery itself in the British Empire. The  take home message is that  the abolitionist movement  thrived on moral capital. Even by 1790, popular opinion was persuaded that slavery was immoral, although it took […]

  13. Meta-Empirical Questions in the Rise of the West Debate

    This is a commentary on a review-essay, “Reorienting the Discovery Machine: Perspectives from China and Islamdom on Toby Huff’s Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution: A Global Perspective,” published in the Journal of World History (June 2012), by Ting Xu and Khodadad Rezakhani.  The aim is to offer a sample of the way Europe’s history […]

  14. Lawrence Auster on the Role of Jews in the Dispossession of White, Christian America

    Lawrence Auster is one of those rare Jews (Paul Gottfried is another) who seems to have an appreciation for the traditional people and culture of America and an understanding of the role of Jews in White dispossession — not that Auster and I haven’t had our disagreements (“Lawrence Auster gets unhinged”).  Auster recently posted a […]

  15. Napoleon Chagnon and the Struggle for Scientific Anthropology

    Evolutionary anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon’s new book, Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—The Yanomamö and the Anthropologists, is creating a considerable stir because it (gasp!) reiterates his findings that the behavior of the Yanomamö tribe  of the Amazon basin was a good fit with an evolutionary model. In his review, Nick Romeo summarizes the central […]

  16. Thomas Huxley on Group Competition and Ethics: Part 2 of 2

    Huxley’s Ethics and Western Individualism Our sense of individuality is acquired by the recognition that there are differences between us and other people, but in a cohesive group ruled by a monolithic shaming code everyone is mentally in sync with each other. The question then presents itself: if a tribe can increase its chance of […]

  17. Implicitly White themes in “The Hobbit”

      The Hobbit is a bit long, and some of the scenes could have been edited down. But I am not really complaining. It held my interest. The only thing is that it has a sort of “one thing after another for no good reason” feel—the result of a lot of padding needed to make […]

  18. The High-Mindedness of the British: New Zealand and the United States

    Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies, New Zealand and the United States. David Hackett Fischer New York: Oxford University Press, xxv + 629 pages. I have to start off by saying that David Hackett Fischer’s Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America has shaped the way I see American history and much […]

  19. On the Moral Code: An Exchange among Lasha Darkmoon, E. Michael Jones, and Kevin MacDonald

    This is an online discussion between E. Michael Jones and Lasha Darkmoon on the moral code, arising out of a brief exchange of ideas on the same subject between E. Michael Jones and Kevin MacDonald in Culture Wars magazine. Following the original discussion as it appeared in Culture Wars (reprinted with permission), MacDonald appends a […]

  20. Ingrid Carlqvist and the morality of ethnic nationalism

    We Westerners, uniquely I think, are especially prone to establishing morally-based ingroups. In his book, The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt, whose work on academic societies as “tribal moral communities“ of the multicultural left, links the tendency to form moral ingroups to a hunter-gatherer past, when those who transgressed the moral standards of the group were shunned […]

  21. Snow White and the Huntsman

    Snow White and the Huntsman Directed by Rupert Sanders Produced by Sam Mercer, Palak Patel, Joe Roth Screenplay by Evan Daugherty I realize that if a studio is going to spend $170 million on a movie, they are going to do their best to appeal to a wide audience. Movies with mass appeal necessarily have emotional hooks […]

  22. Review of Thomas Martin’s “The Victory of Humanism”

    The Victory of Humanism: The Psychology of Humanist Art, Modernism, and “Race” Thomas Martin Palm Coast, FL: Backintyme, 2011; 177 pages There can be little doubt that in historical perspective, perhaps the most important upheaval in Western culture has been the decline of aristocratic culture. This is apparent, for example, in two recent books that […]

  23. Ian Morris on Why the West Rules…For Now

    Ian Morris is professor of classics and history at Stanford University. His latest book entitled Why the West Rules — For Now: The Patterns of History and What They Reveal about the Future was published in 2010. The British-born Morris attempts in his book to explain why “the West” has exercised global dominance without parallel […]

  24. An Encouraging Report on Populist Attitudes in Europe

    UK-based think tank Demos has put out a report on supporters of European populist groups  (“The rise of Populism in Europe can be traced to online behaviour”).  The report is based on over 10,000 survey responses filled out by followers of Facebook pages maintained by 14 such groups in 11 countries (e.g., France’s Front National, […]

  25. Fall Issue of The Occidental Quarterly, and a Call for Papers

    The Fall issue of The Occidental Quarterly is now available. Yearly subscriptions (4 issues) can be obtained at the TOQ website—hardcopy: $60,00, including postage in the U.S.; online: $30.00. TOO readers will be very interested in this material. In addition to the intellectual stimulation provided by these articles (and a handsome addition to your coffee table […]

  26. Celebrating America’s European Heritage: Leif Erikson

    Joseph F. Healey has pointed out that White ethnic identities are evolving into new shapes and forms, merging the various “hyphenated” ethnic identities into a single, generalized “European American” identity based on race and a common history of immigration and assimilation.  In light of the fact that virtually every minority group has generated a protest […]

  27. Extreme Sports as a Context of Implicit Whiteness

    A reader sent along this video of Jeb Corliss, an extreme athlete, flying through the Alps. httpv:// Here’s extreme surfer Laird Hamilton surfing waves so big that he has to be towed into the path of the wave. httpv:// Corliss and Hamilton are White, and being White seems to be part of a pattern for extreme […]

  28. Stephen Walt on Anders Brevick, Immigration, and Western Culture

    If there’s one characteristic that defines the European nationalist parties, it is that they have eschewed racialist rhetoric in favor of cultural arguments. Geert Wilders, Marine LePen, et al. have claimed that Islam is incompatible with Western culture—that Muslims refuse to assimilate and have values that are incompatible with Western modernity, particularly on women and […]