Saturday, 9 September 2017


The Youtube channel Gaelic Neoreactionary has uploaded two speeches by the late great Rightist philosopher, artist and writer, Jonathan Bowden, which have previously only been available on the DVD The Oratory of Jonathan Bowden, a copy of which I am a proud owner. The first speech is on pro-imperialist Japanese author, playwright and actor Yukio Mishima, who committed suicide by seppuku/harakiri in 1970 after a failed coup d'état in which Mishima attempted to restore Japan to its imperial status with the Emperor as absolute ruler.

The second speech is sadly Jonathan's last speech, as he died a few days later in 2012 a few days before his fiftieth birthday. One can hear clearly the decline in his health and I believe this is the only occasion on which he used a microphone. The sound quality of the recording is not great, but does get better after 1m48s, so bear with it. Despite often speaking in monotone due to obvious ill health, his speech on Charles Maurras, the founder of royalist and Roman Catholic counter-revolutionary political movement Action française is very informative. Bowden talks about Maurras' Rightist opposition to the occupation by Germany during World War II, his perception of Germany as France's traditional enemy in general, and his identification of the Left's inextricable relationship to international Jewry.


  1. Thanks for sharing these! It's a real treat to get more of these to watch. He's so obviously a rare type when I see him speak. I only wish I could be looking forward to seeing him live and what he would be making today. Hopefully we can look forward to seeing that spirit come forth in someone new to carry that fire instead, or perhaps even many to carry it.

    BTW your magazine site seems to have problems. I'm presuming it isn't the links that are wrong? I get errors when trying to visit it.

    1. Yes, I'm no longer selling the magazine through the website and will be selling them via other avenues, as the web hosts kept putting up the renewal fees. Bear with me.