Entries by Nelson Rosit

Civic Nationalism’s Last Gasp?

The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America Victor Davis Hanson Basic Books, 2021 Reviewed by Nelson Rosit Is Victor Davis Hanson Donald Trump with a Ph.D. in classics? There are certain parallels between the author of The Dying Citizen and the forty-fifth president. While Professor Hanson uses […]

Dreams of a Racial Utopia

Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America Duncan Bell Princeton University Press, 2020. Duncan Bell’s Dreamworlds chronicles the largely forgotten efforts to unite the British and American empires during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. What I found most interesting, however, was not the core narrative, but the broader historical continuities and […]

Chip’s Diaries

Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries, 1918–38 Edited by Simon Heffer. London: Hutchinson, 2021 In his 2008 book Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War[1] Pat Buchanan suggests that with a bit of prescience and a steadier hand at the tiller Britain could have avoided World War II. If the policies supported by American-born MP and diarist […]

LARPing Towards Victory?

Retroculture: Taking America Back William S. Lind London: Arktos Media, 2019. One of the defining characteristics of the Dissident Right has been a scathing critique of American conservatism. The main charge is that mainstream conservatism has failed to conserve much of anything other than plutocratic wealth. For social analyst Brad Griffin of the website Occidental […]

Essays in Political Culture: A Review of Alexander Jacob’s “European Perspectives”

Alexander Jacob European Perspectives Logik Publishing, 2020 Alexander Jacob is a bit of an oddity. An American-educated Anglo-Indian, he writes from a continental European orientation. His fourth book, European Perspectives, consists of six essay chapters written between 2000 and 2019. Three of the essays appeared online at Counter-Currents.com. The book’s back cover suggests that one […]

Why I Vote

I recall having a discussion/debate decades ago with a well-respected White advocate regarding the efficacy of voting. I’m not going to mention his name because I don’t know if he still holds the same position today, but back then he claimed that participating in elections was legitimizing a perverted political order, or as another commentator […]