The West versus the Rest

Diminishing Western Power as an Incentive for War?

Share of Global GDP for the West and the Rest (1960-2015)

How do civilizations compare economically? Dividing up the world into roughly nine civilizations,1 we can sum their member nations’ gross domestic product (GDP). This allows us to track a civilization’s share of the global economy over time.

Economists have long questioned the use of GDP as a...

The End of Atlanticism

The West and the Law of Diminishing Returns

Germanic men assembled at a 'thing' - from Marcus Aurelius' column (193 AD)

Atlanticism is the belief in a single European-American worldview, as expressed in NATO and many trans-Atlantic trade agreements. But the relationship between Europe and America is far from equal. Since the American armies emerged victoriously from the Second World War, Europeans have been living as vassals, serving the interests of American capitalism.

In exchange for NATO protection,...

Gamification is the New Sleep Learning

Remember sleep learning? We were all going to learn to speak seven languages while asleep. But the system failed: students could repeat some of the content, but failed to grasp its meaning. Had sleep learning worked, education would have reduced human beings to programmable puppets. Wives could haved reprogrammed their husbands into better lovers and fathers. Pimps could have reprogrammed women into prostitutes.

But today’s craze—gamification—is no less useless. Take, for example, language...

Progressive Dehumanization

The Belief in Political Progress Substitutes for Genuine Religious Belonging

Guernica (1937) by Pablo Picasso

Reminding people of death strengthens their belief in social and moral progress, especially when those people are not very religious.1 Hence, in our deconfessionalized time, a growing number of people has substituted genuine religion for a belief in progressive politics.

But history warns us. Decades after Karl Marx called religion “the opiate of the...

Were Germanic Tribes Multicultural?

How Some Historians Project Modern Themes Onto History

Furor Teutonicus (1899) by Paja Jovanović

In our time of political correctness, it hardly occurs anymore that one or the other historian happens to prove certain prejudices about our forefathers. Here and there, Christian Pantle succeeds in doing so in his otherwise very decent book about Die Varusschlacht (The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest): “For a long time, the physical superiority of the Northern...

Rules for Alt-Radicals

How to Destroy the Left By Using Their Own Tactics Against Them

Bull Subdued by Dogs (1638-1640) by Paul de Vos

In his book Rules for Radicals, Jewish activist Saul Alinsky wrote in 1971, “Organization for action will now and in the decade ahead center upon America’s white middle class. That is where the power is.”1 This line came from the same man who defined the American radical as “that unique person who […] genuinely and completely believes in mankind”....

The Purpose of Patriarchy

Patriarchy as a Response to Natural Disaster and Sudden Population Decline

The Flood by Paul Merwart (1855-1902)

In 1900, about 1.6 billion human beings lived on Earth. One hundred years later, the human species nearly quadrupled to 6.1 billion.1 Before the end of 2020, we may pass 8 billion, adding in a single generation’s time what had once taken us thousands of years to achieve. But human populations aren’t evenly distributed across the globe. Different geographies, climates and cultures have allowed...

The Road to Self-Rule

Man's Long Climb from Serfdom to Freedom

The Pharaoh's Daughters (1886) by Edwin Long

Since the day man awoke from the wilderness, he has been pondering the question of how to live in a society with others. What we call society today emerged over five thousand years ago in ancient Mesopotamia,1 the area located between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in present-day Iraq.

But apart from rapid developments in science and technology, the basic...

After the Fall, a European Empire?

Recap of the book ‘The Decline’ by Professor David Engels

The Fall of Icarus (1635-1637) by Jacob Peter Gowy

Within twenty to thirty years, civil wars are going to break out throughout Europe, comparable to the wars Spartacus waged against Rome before the collapse of its republic. That’s what professor David Engels of Brussels’s Free University predicts in an (as usual) underexposed book Le Déclin (The Decline) that was also translated into German as...

Reversing White Decline

Understanding the Dangers of Diversity and Immigration

Freyja Seeking her Husband (1852) by Nils Blommér

When mass immigration makes a society more ethnically diverse, social order increasingly comes to rely on abstract ideals and economic narratives, rather than biological and emotional ties. Eventually, multiculturalism cuts deep wounds in a people’s sense of cohesion, replacing it with mutual suspicion. The ideals of e pluribus unum—creating a melting pot of peoples—only succeeds with fairly homogeneous peoples willing to assimilate, such as the European immigrants...