Author Archives: Alain DeBenoist

On Identity

The following is a speech by Alain de Benoist at the NPI conference at The Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, October 26, 2013, translated from the French by Tom Sunic Ladies and Gentlemen, Before I start off with my speech, I would like to apologize for having an obligation to inflict some pain on you! […]

Antiracism without race may be quite complicated!

Translated from the original French interview by Tom Sunic. Q:  The French government has recently decided on the removal of the word ‘race’ from all official documents. Removing the word in order to eradicate the evil, is this not, spot on, some magical thinking? Moreover, if there are no races, how can there be any […]

Yes, the end of the world has happened

(Translated from the French by Tom Sunic)  The end of the world has indeed happened. It did not happen on a specific day, but has spread out over several decades. The world that disappeared was a world where most children knew how to read and write. A world where we admired the heroes rather than the […]

Death on the Installment Plan

(Translated from the French by Tom Sunic) Ezra Pound, in his famous Canto XLV With Usura writes: .. with usura seeth no man Gonzaga his heirs and his concubines no picture is made to endure nor to live with but it is made to sell and sell quickly with usura, sin against nature, Is thy bread […]

Immigration: The Reserve Army of Capital

(Translated from the French by Tom Sunic) In 1973, shortly before his death, the French President Georges Pompidou admitted to have opened the floodgates of immigration, at a request of a number of big businessmen, such as Francis Bouygues, who was eager to take advantage of docile and cheap labor devoid of class consciousness and of […]

The “West” should be forgotten

(Translated from the French by Tom Sunic) The “West”? Raymond Abellio observed that “Europe is fixed in space, that is to say, in geography, as opposed to the West which is “portable.” In fact, the “West” has continued travelling and changing directions. In the beginning that term meant the land where the sun sets (Abendland), as […]

The Fourth Dimension

(Translated from the French by Tom Sunic.) Modernity successfully gave birth to three major competing political doctrines; liberalism in the eighteenth century, socialism in the nineteenth century and fascism in the twentieth century. Being the last in line, fascism was also the one that disappeared most rapidly. However, the breakdown of the Soviet system has not […]

Money

(translated from French by Tom Sunic) Of course, everybody prefers to have a little bit more than a little bit less. “Money does not buy happiness, but it does contribute to happiness” — as the saying goes. We need to find out, however, what happiness means. Max Weber wrote in 1905: “A man by ‘his […]