Richard Houck, the author of Liberalism Unmasked joins me today for a discussion on his book about Liberalism. We also take on ethno-masochism from the left, environmentalism, and the metaphysical grounding of the family unit.
Clearly an optimist, the author views the election victory of Donald Trump as a significant turning point in American history, hailing the win as “a revolt against globalist policies, against open borders, against a loss of rights, a total rejection of the Liberal narrative. … The 2016 election was the start of a revolution.” If this revolution is to progress and succeed, Houck argues that the Liberal rot has been so extensive that almost every institution will have to be razed and rebuilt.
This essay is formed by three intertwined theses. The first attempts to correlate the current global chaos with the end of modernity as a consequence of the failure from fundamentally unrealistic, egalitarian ideologies that maintain our civilization at present. (Translated from Spanish)
Houck has accomplished the very rare feat of being both accessible and challenging; Liberalism Unmasked doesn’t seek to preach to the converted, nor is it too esoteric, but it offers a comprehensive dismantling of each of the Left’s shibboleths. In many ways it actually reminded me of Tucker Carlson’s Ship of Fools, though where Carlson gives the benefit of the doubt to our ruling class as being merely ignorant and mediocre at best […], Houck takes the extra step and identifies the really insidious strains animating the Left.
Friberg’s 114-page book is a brief manual geared towards anyone who’s tired of the current political system. […] It also lays the foundation for the ideas that the West needs to overcome its current challenges. (Translated from Finnish)
Jim & Lorin talk about mental illness, Cesar Sayoc, Don Lemon, the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, and introduce the first installment of Lorin’s Cat Lady saga • Interview with Richard Houck, author of Liberalism Unmasked.
The story is surely triggering and certainly pessimistic, but not defeatist. And in the end the octogenarian anomalous novelist: part mystic, part curmudgeon, part prophet (perhaps), retains a Faustian hope, a Faustian vision of an aesthetocractic future “under the rule of a tiny number of race-conscious Caucasian geniuses.”
History is just repeating itself again though, and a veteran of the Algiers Putsch named Dominique Venner wrote about this over 50 years ago in an essay called For a Positive Critique. I consider the writing to be a seminal treatise that accomplishes exactly what the title suggests: It’s a check-list of pitfalls for right-wing nationalistic movements to avoid. He even specifically names the type of archetype causing these problems, referring to them as “Notables”.
Leonard describes the relationship between cultural nihilism, group think, political correctness and the Eurocrats, which together constitutes the “ideology of failure”. He also describes an alternative […] that goes deeper than just being a reaction to political correctness. (Translated from Swedish)
Discussing the psychological origins of liberalism with Richard Houck [author of Liberalism Unmasked, published by Arktos in 2018].
In A Global Coup Faye deftly condemns the status quo of Atlanticism, which is still in effect, that ensued in throughout the Cold War and its aftermath brings his penetrating attention to the neoconservative agenda evident in post 9/11 American foreign policy. This discussion is still extremely relevant given the recent summit of Presidents Trump and Macron, in which a new alliance was forged.
By virtue of physical location, Russia inherits a resolute role in global geopolitics. This explains why the United States and Russia cannot stop fighting because they have so many disputes in the latter’s periphery. Last War of the World-Island: Geopolitics of Contemporary Russia by Alexander Dugin expands on this notion and frames the American-Russian rivalry as a struggle between the sea and land power for global dominance.