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Book Reviews

Merseyside’s Old Firm? The Sectarian Roots of Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs – by Dr David Kennedy

Just as in Glasgow, and to a lesser extent in Edinburgh and Dundee, there remains an enduring fascination with Merseyside football’s relationship with religion and politics. An immense amount of anecdotal evidence exists claiming Everton FC to be the team traditionally supported by the city’s Catholic population and Liverpool FC predominantly supported by Protestants, a proposition summarily dismissed by most liberal-left commentators as more urban myth than reality. This controversial subject (on Merseyside anyway) has never been investigated to any great depth and so deserves closer scrutiny than the cursory attention it has hitherto been afforded.

What has been absent from the debate is a dispassionate quest for knowledge about the claimed associations of the two clubs backed up by authentic and detailed research. David Kennedy authored this short book to provide documentary evidence that there really was a Merseyside Old Firm, which lasted from the end of the nineteenth century, right up to the early 1990s when the Premier League was born.

After this year’s FA Cup final at Wembley, Liverpool FC’s German manager Jürgen Klopp – who is almost as Woke as England manager Gareth Southgate – defended the Liverpool fans’ right to boo the British national anthem, which is traditionally sung before the game kicks off.

Prince William, the Queen’s eldest grandson – who is third in line to the throne – was also booed as he presented the Liverpool players with the trophy after they had beaten Chelsea FC (on penalties) to win the FA Cup for the 8th time.“In this situation, it’s best to ask the question, why does it happen?”

Klopp said after the game. “I know our people so well that they would not do it if there is not a reason for it. I have not been here long enough for sure to understand the reason. That’s for sure something historical and that’s probably a question you can answer much better than I can. – I know some from other clubs see it slightly different, but the majority of our fans are wonderful people, really smart. They understand, they go through lows and highs, suffer together. They would not do it if there was not a reason, that’s what I know.” Klopp is not the only one at the present Liverpool FC set up not to understand the booing, and in all honestly, he probably does not want to understand the current fan culture at Anfield, and he is even less likely to care about the club’s historical and political past – off the pitch anyway.

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Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell – reviewed by Peter Rushton

Five years ago John Preston established a reputation in the field of stranger-than-fiction 20th century history with A Very English Scandal, his version of the 1970s saga involving former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, his ex-lover Norman Scott, and the tragi-comic hiring of a hitman to suppress a homosexual scandal, ending in Thorpe’s resignation and acquittal on charges of conspiracy to murder.

A Very English Scandal was adapted successfully for a BBC television drama series in 2018, and Mr Preston no doubt aims for similar profitable success with his latest book Fall, an account of tycoon, crook and Israeli agent Robert Maxwell, for whom the cliché “larger than life” might have been minted.

This is not an archive-based history, being built rather on judicious filleting of other books and memoirs, combined with interviews – an approach that makes for a highly readable text, though it’s questionable how much new material Mr Preston adds to the historical record.

So far as Maxwell’s earliest years are concerned, this record is likely to remain forever shrouded in mystery (not to mention deliberate mystification). He was born Jan Hoch, in the then-Czechoslovak town of Solotvino on 10th June 1923. Many people – not only the obvious ‘anti-semitic’ critics of ‘rootless cosmopolitans’ – later had reason to question Maxwell’s loyalties, but it would be difficult to pin down exactly where anyone born in Solotvino in this era should be expected to assign ‘patriotic’ loyalty.

Other than saying he was a Jew (though from adolescence until the last seven years of his life he publicly shunned every aspect of Jewish identity) it’s very difficult to describe Maxwell’s original nationality, though his hometown’s temporary national affiliation proved felicitous for the satirical magazine Private Eye, who were enabled for years to dub Maxwell “the bouncing Czech”.

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Fighting for the Essence

Has Europe become post-political? Does politics any longer matter? Regardless of whether we can or cannot make a difference as nationalists, are there even any differences to be made – by any 21st century political force?

These are questions that are often addressed superficially but in this book of just 100 pages, densely packed with ideas and reference points, Pierre Krebs goes to the root of our pessimism – and offers us hopeful possibilities for a nationalist renaissance based not on Panglossian optimism but on the surviving essence of our cause: European racial identity.

Agreeing with Carl Schmitt (see H&D 63) that a people’s loss of interest in politics will see that weakened people itself (not politics) fade away, Krebs warns:
“In the corpse of politics, the cold monster of economics can then take root.”

A native of Alsace, thus technically French but bilingual in Franco-German language, culture and ideology, Krebs quotes an influential Frenchman whose thoughts should be held up as a distorting mirror by Marine Le Pen’s National Front, so that they always know exactly what they (and we) as nationalists are fighting against, a monster towards which we must avoid the tendency to morph as we approach political ‘respectability’.

Alain Minc, who graduated from a family of communist immigrants to become a prominent businessman and leading adviser to former (and perhaps future) President Nicolas Sarkozy, proclaimed:
“Politics has just abdicated triumphally before society: such is the significance of the conduct of the global market. The change that has permitted the European machine to be restarted is the result of a methodological revolution: the states abdicate in favour of the market; they abandon their old tendency to build, construct, and standardise.”

So much for the ‘conservative’ Tweedledum, whose views would sadly be echoed by the controlling faction in our own UKIP, if not by most of their members or voters.

As Krebs suggests, this type of ‘conservatism’ reproduces the worst elements of an old Left and Right:
“The sanctification of profit and the quasi-cultural submission to the idol of profitability always precedes the gradual sliding of the person into the individual, of culture into the market, and the motivating myths of a people into the economic and mechanical schemes of societies that have reduced all cultural paradigms to purely commercial modes of existence. The dream of a purely material possession of the world and of nature then becomes the centre of the ultimate project that this totalitarian type of civilisation nourishes.”

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Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949

British Nationalists, and H&D readers elsewhere in the world, will doubtless be very familiar with the Ulster, Northern Irish, Loyalists who remained loyal to Britain in the face of, often murderous, Irish Republican separatism. But fewer may be aware of the substantial number of Southern Irish Loyalists who did likewise. Unlike their comrades in six of the original nine Ulster counties, their struggle ended not in, hopefully enduring, victory but in a bitter defeat and an ethnic cleansing from their homeland which was not, in this reviewer’s opinion mistakenly, reciprocated on the Irish separatist population left on the British side of the Border established in Ireland to give each perceived national identity their own part of the island.

This book, albeit a dry, academic tome, serves in some way to remind the world that there were loyal Britons left, like the Northern Irish separatists, on the wrong side of the Border, and that, for all the loud whining’s of the separatists in the North, the South treated its minority far worse than the North did. Whilst the IRA sit in the Government of Ulster today, no Southern Loyalists share power in Dublin, and indeed most have been driven out of the Southern state altogether. Even though those in the South who did not want the state in which they were left, as this book shows, accepted it peacefully, eschewing terrorism and murder, unlike their counterparts North of the Border.

Contrary to Irish republican propaganda, most of the Southern Irish loyalists were not “English settlers”, but mainly were descendants of the native Irish people. Most of the minority who weren’t had lived in the twenty-six Counties of the present Southern Irish state longer than most of the Irish separatists settled in the six Counties of British Ulster. Most of the latter, notably in Belfast and Londonderry, were descendants of immigrants arriving from the 19th Century onward to find work in the most economically advanced part of their island. Some Southern Irish Loyalists, including many of impeccably “Gaelic” Irish ancestry, had at some point adopted the Protestant, mostly Anglican (Episcopalian to US readers), faith which for over 300 years had been the mark of loyalty to the British nation of which they were proud to be a part.

But many, perhaps most, were Catholic Irish people, as much “True Irish Gaels” in the mythology of Irish Republicanism, as any in Ireland. To declare a personal interest in this book’s subject, half of this reviewer’s ancestors belonged to this latter category, Southern Irish Catholic Loyalists, the other half being Yorkshire farming folk. An Irish heritage, rooted in the soil of County Tipperary for generations beyond count, as good or better than any Sinn Feiner’s, of which this reviewer is as proud as he is to be British.

Indeed, most Irish people when this book starts its period of interest, in 1912, were also basically loyal to Britain. Very few Irish people then, of any denomination and in any part of the island, wanted total independence, still less a republic. What most, except in Ulster, did want was “Home Rule”, in practice devolution within the United Kingdom, such as Wales, Scotland and, ironically, Ulster now enjoy.

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Thatcher’s Spy

For almost 140 years now – since the formation of Special Branch in 1883 – Britain’s political police and the security services (including MI5) have infiltrated radical political parties and movements (both left and right) that they deem a threat – or a potential threat – to the status quo. Since the 1970s the security services have had operatives inside several ‘far-left’ groups, including the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP), the Communist Party (CPGB) and their many offshoots. The state never really thought any of these groups would take over the country or even be of any real harm to them, but they could be troublesome and so it needed people on the inside to keep an eye on what they were up to and report back to their state handlers. During the same period the security services had also infiltrated several of what they deemed ‘far-right’ parties, including the National Front (NF), National Party (NP) and British National Party (BNP – Mk. IV). However, these parties were deemed a much greater threat than the ‘far-left’, as the state worried that there was a very real chance of them gaining popular support and even getting into power, if circumstances went their way. As with those who had infiltrated the ‘far-left’, those inside the ‘far-right’ also kept an eye on what these parties were up to and reported back to their handlers. However, the state also had skilled operatives on the inside whose job was not just to report back, but to actively destroy these parties from the inside – by whatever means possible (legal or illegal). The state successfully did this with first the National Front, then to a lesser extent the National Party in the 1970s, then the National Front again in the 1980s, and finally the British National Party in the 1990s-2000s, which proved a harder cookie to crack – but nevertheless they brought it down in the end. Across the Irish sea in British Ulster, in the six counties of Northern Ireland, the security services had a much harder job, as not only did they have to infiltrate political parties and groups from both the Unionist/Loyalist and Nationalist/Republican sides, but also their paramilitary armed wings as well. On the Loyalist side, the security services placed their agents inside both the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), and the Ulster Defense Association (UDA), as well as the smaller Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) and the Red Hand Commando (RHC). However, they encountered several problems, as many in the security services were Unionists themselves who sympathised with the Loyalist cause, sometimes quite openly. On the Republican side, the security services found it much harder to infiltrate the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and almost impossible their smaller rival the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA),  But where there’s a will there’s a way, and of course they did get agents into both. On the political side, they found it almost as hard to get agents inside Sinn Féin, the IRA’s political wing (and the Irish Republican Socialist Party, the INLA’s political wing) but they did. One such agent was Willie Carlin, an ex-British soldier, who infiltrated Sinn Féin’s Londonderry (Derry) branch, which was led by Martin McGuinness. This book – Thatcher’s Spy; My Life as an MI5 Agent inside Sinn Féin – is Carlin’s story.

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The White Nationalist Manifesto

by Dr. Greg Johnson

Published by Counter-Currents Publishing Ltd. 2019; ISBN: 9781940933634; 150 pages; Available in Hardcover: $25.00 (add $5 for US postage, or $10.00 for overseas postage; or in Paperback: $10.00 (add $5.00 for US postage or $10.00 for overseas postage, or as an E-book: $3.00; or as an Audiobook (17 mp3 files, 4 hours, 20 minutes): $5.00; From Counter-Currents Publishing, Ltd. P.O. Box 22638, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA. Or online from www.counter-currents.com or www.amazon.co.uk.

Everyone sympathetic to immigration restriction has been called a “white nationalist” by both lazy reporters and the various witch finders they rely upon as sources. It would be nice if some of these same reporters and “watchdog” groups would engage the arguments for immigration restriction, but that doesn’t seem possible given the state of modern journalism.
One person who is indeed a white nationalist is Dr. Greg Johnson, a philosopher, writer and editor of the Counter-Currents website. It is the philosophical home of the “North American New Right” or “Dissident Right” as it is sometimes called. One of the main themes of Counter-Currents is that it shows how many thinkers, artists, poets and writers of the past would certainly be in the Dissident Right if they were alive today.
Johnson’s The White Nationalist Manifesto is only 143 pages, but in it he lays out what White nationalism is, what it isn’t, what it seeks to accomplish and why it is likely the future of politics in most Western nations. White nationalism is essentially identity politics for White people. Johnson explains:
“White identity politics, at a minimum, means that whites think of ourselves as members of an ethnic group, with collective interests, and defend those interests against conflicting groups in the political realm.”
But why the need for white identity politics? Johnson believes the current system is not just discriminatory and harmful to Whites, but that it will lead to their eventual extinction. Indeed, the first two chapters of the book are titled “White Extinction” and “White Genocide.” Whites are not only declining as a percentage of the population in the US and virtually every other white nation, but their fertility rates are below replacement. Combined with mass non-White immigration, this puts Whites everywhere on the road to eventual extinction and possible genocide. He writes of the situation in the US:
“Authoritative voices declare that White demographic decline is inevitable and hail it as a triumph of racial justice. Multiculturalists try to paint a rosy picture of a rainbow tinted future in which whites are a minority. But Whites are increasingly skeptical. Leftists and non-Whites are already partying like it is 2042, [the year Whites are predicted to officially become a minority in the US] openly gloating about White decline and even extinction, eager to dance on the grave of White America. It is increasingly obvious that these people really hate us. If White Americans want to see what life is like as a despised minority in a majority non-White society, they need only look at South Africa today, which was also touted as a rainbow nation.”
Since Whites have no future in the current US (and other White nations) they are acting destructively. White life expectancy is declining. Drug use, overdoses, loneliness and suicides are up. Many Whites are failing to marry and have children, instead turning to short-term hedonism such as drinking, drugs, casual sex and video games. White decline is obviously not just a physical phenomenon of fewer Whites. It is having drastic spiritual consequences as well, and not unlike the pathologies which have long afflicted American Indians.
So, what is the goal of White nationalism? In short, the restoration or creation of White homelands. These would be nations run by and for White people. Immigration control would, of course, be a major part of this. But many White nations are already inhabited by millions of non-Whites. What happens to them?

Greg Johnson speaking at the Scandza Forum

Johnson is critical of the literature of William Pierce and Harold Covington, which portrays White homelands being created through terrorism and race war. He believes ethnostates can happen by simply having non-Whites leave white nations and return to their homelands. Millions of non-Whites come to our nations each year. Why can’t they simply make the journey back? He notes there is no hurry. These transfers can take place over years or even decades. Elderly non-Whites of non-child-bearing age can stay, and territory can be set aside in places like the US and Australia for natives and the descendants of slaves.
Can Whites live with such a scenario? Johnson notes that they live with it now, only as the victims of ethnic cleansing:
“For two or more generations now, Whites have been subjected to mass ethnic cleansing in our homelands. Millions of Whites have changed homes, schools and jobs millions of times because of the end of racially segregated neighborhoods, schools and businesses and the influx of millions of non-White immigrants who have destroyed White neighborhoods, schools and jobs, forcing White families to move elsewhere in search of ‘better’ (i.e. whiter) places to live and work. Despite the enormous human and financial costs of this ethnic cleansing, Whites have been ‘living with it’ quite well.”
What of non-Whites who are deported? They are simply going back to their own racial homelands. Since we are routinely told that non-Whites “enrich” White societies, what is wrong with them returning to enrich their own homelands? Johnson doesn’t make the point, but many of these immigrants come from places in Africa and Asia where they kicked out millions of Whites during anti-colonial movements and wars.
Johnson believes that most of the social pathologies that afflict Whites will be reversed once Whites again see a future for themselves in their own homelands, where they are valued, wanted and protected.
Given political realities, how do we get to a position where White nationalism is feasible? Johnson admits it will not be easy:
“Currently, the most powerful political taboo in the entire White world is against White identity politics. Just as establishment parties of the Left and Right are united in their commitment to multiculturalism and identity politics for non-Whites, they are equally united in their opposition to identity politics for White people.”
He advocates metapolitics, by which he means non-political preconditions of political change. This would involve things such as educating Whites to the dangers they face in multiracial societies and organizing a real-world community (which is now primarily a disparate online movement). He gives the example of The Frankfurt School in Europe, which attained cultural hegemony throughout the West without firing a shot.
Of course, this sort of change is easier said than done. But current events are pointing to the eventual rise of White nationalism. Johnson believes this is inevitable. He cites the emergence of Trump, Le Pen, Salvini and Orban as well as the success of Brexit. Though it happened after the book was written, he can now also point to the success of the “yellow vests” in France. He could also note the rise of the alt-right in 2015. Seemingly out of nowhere, a small online movement with no money or real leadership took over social media, helped elect Trump and dethroned National Review style conservatism as the true voice of the right-wing in America.
The White Nationalist Manifesto deals with many of the usual questions and objections about this topic. Who counts as White? What about different White nationalities who want to remain distinct from other Whites? How do we prevent infighting about issues such as abortion, gun-rights and taxes? Johnson has clearly thought through these issues.
In terms of the necessity of an ethnostate, older White nationalists traditionally have not stressed this as the main solution. Instead, they have argued for simply defending the rights of Whites qua Whites in their current nations while implementing strict immigration controls. Interestingly, Jared Taylor, perhaps the leading White nationalist in the US, would seem to disagree with Johnson on these two issues.
The White Nationalist Manifesto ends on a positive note:
“Anti-White ethnic cleansing can only be maintained by lies and moral blackmail – and, when these fail, by intimidation and outright violence. One can flout reality for a long time, as long as you can make sure other people pay the price. But eventually, multicultural regimes lose their strength through division and chaos and their legitimacy through lies and broken promises.
“By contrast, since White Nationalism is in harmony with reality, our strength will only grow, because we understand that it arises from racial and ethnic unity, and our credibility will only grow, because it is based on speaking the truth. Indeed, because the best evidence of our superiority will be provided by the system itself, White Nationalism will in essence feed off the system’s decline.”
Even readers who are not White nationalists will benefit from reading this thought-provoking book. If nothing else, they will at least be prepared for what the future holds in many Western nations.

Reviewed by James Knight, Fairfax, Northern Virginia – First published in Heritage and Destiny magazine issue #96 (May/June 2020)

Bad Students not Bad Schools

by Robert Weissberg

Published by Transaction Publishers, 2010  ISBN: 978-1-4128-1345-7, 303pp (Hardcover). Available for $39.95 from Transaction Publishers, 35 Berrue Circle, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8042 or online from www.transactionpub.com  Or from www.amazon.co.uk for £36.05

This is not a book with a happy ending. Yes, the author does try to outline how change may yet come, although he is far from convinced of its possible achievement. And, so, what we have before us is largely a lament, albeit, a lucid diagnostician’s lament. It makes for painful reading, this 300-plus-page dirge on the state of education in America and, by implication, throughout the West where contemporary American dogmas hold power. But read it we must if there is to be any hope of understanding what has befallen us and might still be done to save our descendants from the follies we have unleashed upon them.
Bad Students Not Bad Schools describes in excruciating detail the perfect storm that has hit public and private education in America over the last sixty or so years. It is a storm with two primary elements. First, there was the triumph of what used to be referred to as “progressive education”, with its abandonment of standards and discipline, choosing to forever focus on making youngsters “feel good”.
This methodological change was then followed by the racial integration of America’s schools and the growth through immigration and differential birth rates of its non-white populations. Thus, the radically changed conception of what a school is came to dominate, just as the very identity of the students was being altered.
According to Robert Weissberg, himself a retired university professor, each of these changes fed on the other. Since the non-whites seemed doomed to academic under-achievement, the very notion of standards has been and continues to be shelved. A increasing tendency to coddle, when schools were still largely white, has now become a tidal wave of psycho-babble as “self esteem” and “self image” have become the goal of “education” as opposed to the imparting of knowledge and skills of earlier generations.
The situation has been rendered most difficult to rectify in the author’s thesis. A vast bureaucracy of administrators, social workers, incompetent teachers and government overseers is staked in the process of ever lowering the few remaining standards. This is coupled with the “unquestionable” dogmatic credo of our mind-controllers – all races are the same in intelligence and aptitude. Thus we reach the “inescapable conclusions” that should different peoples perform differently on tests of either ability or knowledge then there are only two possible explanations: Either the tests are somehow wrongly constructed or the non-whites perform poorly because sufficient funding has not been given or appropriate methods discovered.
Further, even after the ever-increasing expenditures and the adaption of ever more bizarre teaching and evaluating methods have been employed, yet  results still remain differentiated by race, we are still forbidden by the powers that be to conclude that intelligence might just be an inherited reality. The answer must lie in yet to be uncovered subconscious “racism,” the need for yet more funding and further lowering of standards.
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Hitler’s First War


by Thomas Weber

Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, September  2010, ISBN 978-019-233-205, 450 pp., index, bibliography, 28  photographs, Hardback. Available for £20.00/$34.95 + postage from Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP. Or online at – www.oup.com

Adolf Hitler’s name will forever be remembered in connection with the Second World War, for reasons that are so obvious that they do not need explaining. But some two decades before the start of World War II Hitler had participated in another war — not as the Aryan warlord of Europe but as a humble German infantryman. Historian Thomas Weber has made Hitler’s earlier military career the subject of an in-depth investigation, which is as comprehensive as it is biased and wrong-headed.

The broad outline and highlights of Hitler’s war service are well-documented. In 1913, the year before the outbreak of the War, he had been scraping out a bare-bones existence as a street artist in the German city of Munich. But Hitler held Austrian rather than German citizenship, and was ordered to present himself to the Austrian army as a conscript. Hitler felt that the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Austro-Hungarian Empire was harmful to the interests of its German minority population, and he had no intention of serving in its army.

In February 1914, he was finally forced to submit to a medical examination prior to being drafted. Hitler was let off the hook, however, when the doctors decided that his health was too poor for military service. Later that year, the First World War broke out. Hitler had always been an enthusiastic German patriot — even if he was technically not a German citizen — and immediately petitioned the king of Bavaria (the German state in which he was residing) for permission to enlist. Permission was swiftly granted, and Hitler soon found himself in the First Company of Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment 16 (RIR 16), commonly known as the “List Regiment,” after its first commander, Julius von List. click here to continue review

Nazis, Fascists or Neither


by Troy Southgate

Published by Wermod & Wermod Publishing Group,  2010, ISBN 978-0-9561835-2-1, soft back. Available for £14.99 + £1.00 postage (UK) or £2.51 (Europe) or £4.22 (Rest of World) from Wermod & Wermod, PO Box 1107, Shamley Green, GU5 0WJ, UK. Or online at – www.wermodandwermod.com

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,
But to be young was very heaven!

For nationalists living in Britain during the 1980s and early 1990s the above quote of Wordsworth doubtless rings true. It was then that, as the electoral endeavors of nationalists nosedived and the numbers of their assorted party’s members shrank, the movement engaged in some very significant ideological clarifications and self analysis. This led, as often does when folks think seriously about their ideals, into very heavy internecine warfare, producing, in a relatively short time, several tiny groups, where once there had been one, the National Front.

The story of that tale of ferment and fragmentation has been ably told in the pages of this journal by Peter Rushton. Minus Rushton’s sympathy, the leftist historian Larry O’Hara has also, in various forums, dissected, with reasonable neutrality, those turbulent times. Now, Troy Southgate, a participant in many of those struggles, first, as a follower and, eventually as a creative writer and thinker, has chosen to scrutinize one aspect of the varied ideologies of that surge of original political theory. He seeks to understand, in as dispassionate a fashion as an actor in those dramas can muster, to what degree the groups of that time might be described as Fascist or Nazi.

The reader might well wonder to what end this task is being pursued? Surely, the left and their dutiful servants of the mass media have no interest in so profound and, above all, honest assessment of these questions. For them, anyone who is on, or has ever been on, the side of nationalism, in whatever form, is automatically labeled a Fascist or Nazi. The subtleties of ideas is of no interest to our would-be mind controllers. Labels are tossed about by them with the solitary goal of silencing debate.

On the other hand, though, nationalists who were involved in, or have studied the controversies and movements covered in Nazis, Fascists or Neither? will find much to ponder is Southgate’s research and analysis. And, to whatever extent, European men anywhere seek national or even communal renaissance, Southgate’s work will help them articulate what it is that they actually believe in.  click here to continue review

Terror on The Tube

terroronthetubePublished by Progressive Press, ISBN 1-61577-007-0 (paperback) 289pp. Available from ProgressivePress.com or from P.O. Box 126, Joshua Tree, California, 92252 for $17.95 or at www.amazon.co.uk for £17.77

As this issue of H&D went to press, the Inner West London Coroner’s Court was at last hearing the inquest into the July 7th 2005 London bombings – the worst terrorist atrocity on British soil – which killed 52 civilians in four separate attacks. On that morning, more than five years ago, three bombs exploded on London Underground trains, with a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. The explosions have been officially blamed on four suicide bombers. Three were Pakistanis living in Yorkshire; the fourth was a 19 year old Jamaican living in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, about fifty miles north of London.

A senior judge (Lady Justice Hallett) has been appointed as an assistant deputy coroner specifically for this inquest – similar to the procedure followed for other controversial deaths, including the Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed inquest conducted by Lord Justice Scott Baker in 2007-8. Fears that this might entail an establishment cover-up were partly dispelled in November 2010 when the Home Office and MI5 failed to secure secret hearings from which even the families of the victims would be excluded. The only previous official investigations of 7/7, by the Intelligence and Security Committee of the House of Commons, were largely based on secret hearings. click here to continue review


faye book coverArcheofuturism: European Visions of the Post-Castrophic age by Guillaume Faye

Published by  Arktos Media Ltd,  ISBN 978-190-716-6099 (paperback) 907166-1905 (hardback) 249pp. Available  from  Arktos Media Ltd, Jacob Christiansen Senholt, 11 Murray Street, Camden, London, NW1 9RE. or online at www.arktos.com. £17.00 soft back £26.00 hard back (plus postage). Translated by John B. Morgan

It was unkindly, but not altogether unfairly, said of the leading British Nationalist party of the 1970s that “its policy was ‘The Blacks’ and its ideology was ‘The Jews’”. The Movement in Britain may have moved on a little since then, but only the barrier of language has insulated us from an acute, and to this reviewer rather shameful, awareness of our poverty of political depth and thought compared to our nearest neighbours across the Channel in France.  Despite occasional visits to our shores many years ago by leading lights such as Alain de Benoist and Robert Steuckers, the ignorance of the English-speaking world of the nature and content of the intellectual ferment of the Nouvelle Droite (ND), the New Right, its insights and its internal debates, has been profound and almost complete.

No longer! This volume brings to the English-speaking world the ideas of one of the leading lights in this movement, Guillaume Faye, for which Arktos deserve our deepest thanks.

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Churchill: The Greatest Briton Unmasked by Nigel KnightChurchill: The Greatest Briton Unmasked

by Nigel Knight
Published by David and Charles, 2008; ISBN 13-978-0-7153-2855-2 384pp (hardback); ISBN 13-978-0-7153-2853-8 400pp (paperback)

It is ironic that during the recent Euro-election, the British National Party juxtaposed the image of Winston Churchill with photographs of WWII RAF fighter aircraft as the motif for its election campaign. The truth is that if Churchill had had his way he would have committed almost all Britain’s available fighter squadrons to saving France during the German invasion of that country. We would then inevitably have lost the Battle of Britain. Fortunately, the C-in-C of Fighter Command, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, a man of great foresight and courage, refused to let the squadrons go. The result was that despite the RAF’s numerical inferiority vis-à -vis the Luftwaffe, it won the Battle of Britain. It is indisputable that if that Battle had been lost, Britain would have lost the war. Sad to relate, no sooner than the Battle was won, Dowding was sacked, and he was never promoted a Marshal of the RAF as other, lesser chair-borne Air Marshals were… [Read The Full Review Here]

Willis Carto and the American Far Right by George MichaelWillis Carto and the American Far Right

by George Michael
Published by University Press of Florida; ISBN 978-0-8130-3198-9; 341pp; Hardback

In his comprehensive new biography of Willis Carto, publisher of the Barnes Review and the American Free Press, Dr George Michael assesses his subject as “undoubtedly the central figure in the post-World War II American far right.” European readers will wonder how this can be so, since Mr Carto has neither stood for public office nor promoted a distinct interpretation of nationalist ideology, but it is clear from this book that to a very large extent the history of our movement in post-war America is the history of Willis Carto… [Read The Full Review Here]

IQ and the Wealth of NationsIQ and the Wealth of Nations

by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen
Published by Praeger; ISBN 0-275-97510-X; 320pp; Hardback

From the spoutings of buffoons in red noses and ageing rock stars with their sundry Reliefs and Aids to hand-wringings in the media, it is impossible to miss the fact that wealth is unevenly distributed among the nations of the world. Close examination of the reasons for this is generally discouraged, beyond a general message that they are poor because we are rich and that Whitey must start his or her life by always finishing the least appetising vegetable matter placed on his or her plate, and later dig deep and endlessly into his or her pockets, for the sake of the poor Third Worlders… [Read The Full Review Here]

Lynched by Frank BorzellieriLynched: A Conservative’s Life on a New York City School Board

By Frank Borzellieri
Published by Cultural Studies Press; ISBN 0-9780-9815-40719; 194pp; Softback

The hero – and that is a title Frank Borzillieri has well earned – and author of this book upheld those Eurocentric, civilized values Americans call “conservative” even if they would make Britain’s David Cameron curl up and gibber, in the Politically Correct Heart of Darkness that is the New York education system for eleven years. Not merely speaking out as a brave lone voice of sanity in the jungle of multiculturalist chaos but mobilising ever more popular support from the community as he did so… [Read The Full Review Here]


Rivers of Blood: Why Enoch Powell Was Right!

45 years after Enoch Powell’s famous Birmingham speech warning Britons of the cataclysmic consequences of mass immigration, Saxonshieldwall analyses Powell’s message in the light of biblical prophecy and recent events.

This 22 page booklet is available from Amazon.


Movie Reviews

The Northman

My major in college was English Language and Letters, with a specialization in Germanic studies. Thus, when I learned that there was new a film based on the legend of Amleth, which was the source for William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, and set in the Viking Age, I knew that I was going to see it. My interest was only heightened when I read an article in the Daily Mail complaining that the film had been “hijacked by White supremacists,” who praised it for its all-White cast and healthy social values

Click here to read the full review from Issue 109

Wrath of the Titans

If the Greeks think things are tough in their country right now, Wrath of the Titans can provide ample solace that things were once a whole lot worse.
Click here to read the full review from Issue 50.




The Way Back

A number of people have challenged the facts behind the novel that inspired Peter Weir’s The Way Back – it’s the story of a group of men who escaped a Soviet gulag in the 1940s and made their escape to India across more than four thousand miles on foot. Click here to read the full review from Issue 44.





Robin Hood

Considering that the latest Robin Hood movie is an original story it’s ironic, I think, that leading man Russell Crowe is the oldest actor ever to portray the infamous English outlaw on the big screen.  Click here to read the full review from Issue 42.






UK Release – April 2010; Distributed by Pathé; Director Neil Marshall; Running time 97 minutes; Rated 15

Rome has had its sights set on Britain, but the Picts, a native people who use the terrain and bows and arrows to their advantage, have long stood in their way. Click here to read the full review from H&D Issue 41.


UK Release – January 2009; Produced by Christopher McQuarrie; Distributed by MGM; Director Bryan Singer; Running time 120 minutes; Rated 12A

After a long take off, Valkyrie finally takes flight as a thriller worth watching in its second half but still never soars very high. Thankfully, I only had to pop down to my local Odeon cinema in Preston’s docklands – accompanied by a couple of comrades from Woden’s Folk – to watch Bryan Singer’s long-awaited account of the near-miss assassination of Adolf Hitler… [Read The Full Review Here]


CD Reviews


MMXII by Killing Joke
The new MMXII album by the English post-Punk, New Wave, Industrial, neo-Gothic, Alternative Rock band Killing Joke is a welcome return to form by this influential music group, first formed in Notting Hill, West London back in 1978, by Jeremy ‘Jaz’ Coleman (vocals, keyboards), Kevin ‘Geordie’ Walker (lead guitars), Martin ‘Youth’ Glover (bass guitars) and ‘Big’ Paul Ferguson (drums and percussion).  I first saw Killing Joke on BBC Television’s Top of the Pops and Channel 4’s The Tube music programmes, with their hit single Love Like Blood. In the 1990s I corresponded with KJ’s O.D.I.C. (the Order of the Distant Island Charter) ‘fan club’, named after the mysterious Odic Force, the vital energy or life force permeating all Nature, discovered by Baron Karl Von Reichenbach in Germany during the mid-19th Century, and named after the God of Northern mythology, Odin.

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Somme - The Ulster-Scots Folk Orchestra - CD CoverSomme – The Ulster-Scots Folk Orchestra
Produced by the The Ulster-Scots Folk Orchestra

Another excellent CD by the Ulster Scots Folk Orchestra, this one commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.All through the CD is the theme ‘No more brothers wars’ which makes it is a ‘must get’ for those of us with an interest in our European history and culture, who don’t want to see brother killing brother ever again… [Read The Full Review Here]


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