On March 1, a new white nationalist online magazine, AlternativeRight.com was launched. Peter Brimelow announced the move at VDARE.com where he stated that “Alternative Right is currently a project of the VDARE Foundation and donations are tax-deductible.”
This marks an attempt to forge a new right-wing publication that is a direct challenge to the more intellectual magazines out there such as the anti-Semitic Occidental Dissent, white nationalist Chronicles, and The American Conservative, a magazine founded by white nationalists.
AlternativeRight.com’s ‘about us’ page states that it is “an online magazine of radical traditionalism.” The website features blogs, videos, radio interviews, the magazine itself, and even an online store. It is obvious that the website’s content is weightier and more academic than VDARE or Chronicles.
When you look at the list of senior editors, there are some very interesting names that stick out. Richard B. Spencer, the executive editor, has previously written for The American Conservative and The American Spectator, he recently left Takimag, a publication run by former Chronicles contributing editor Taki Theodoracopulos.
Peter Brimelow and Paul Gottfried, AlternativeRight.com’s senior contributing editors, have strong connections to white nationalist and anti-immigrant groups. Brimelow is the founder of VDARE the white nationalist website that is named for Virginia Dare, allegedly the first white child born in the United States. VDARE received funding in 2008 from John Tanton, the founder of the modern day anti-immigrant movement. Brimelow also writes for Marketwatch, a financial website where he recently collaborated with Edwin S. Rubenstein, a fellow VDARE contributor. Gottfried is a regular contributor to The Social Contract a quarterly journal published by John Tanton. He is also president of the H.L. Mencken Club and a regular speaker at American Renaissance conferences.
The contributing editors of AlternativeRight.com also have strong ties to white nationalist and anti-immigrant groups. Richard Hoste is an author for the white nationalist journal, The Occidental Quarterly. Srdja Trifkovic is a regular contributor and Center for International Affairs and foreign-affairs editor to the white nationalist publication Chronicles. Derek Turner is a contributor to The Social Contract and attended the 2006 American Renaissance Conference. Robert Weissberg is a contributing editor for Family Secure Matters and attended the 2000 American Renaissance Conference. Christian Kopff has written for both The Occidental Quarterly and The Social Contract. Thomas E. Woods Jr. is a contributing editor for The American Conservative.
Greg Johnson, over at the The Occidental Quarterly Online, praised Richard Spencer for launching the site and gives us some hints as to what to expect from the website in the future. He states,
“Hoste’s article “Why an Alternative Right is Necessary” indicates that acknowledgment of Human Biodiversity (biological race and sex differences) have an important and secure place at Alternative Right. Steve Sailer’s article on “The Dispossessed Elite” indicates that Alternative Right will broach the Jewish question (having resolved my questions, I prefer to call it the Jewish problem). These are important advances on Taki’s Magazine (which, by the way, I still read regularly and enjoy).
The presence of articles by Robert Weissberg and Paul Gottfried indicates that Alternative Right is not a clone of TOQ or The Occidental Observer. (Not that anybody expected that, although some might applaud it.) But that is fine with me. It is more important to have a forum where our ideas interface with the mainstream that to have another Occidental something-or-other.com.”
Richard Hoste’s article on AlternativeRight titled “Why an Alternative Right Is Necessary” gives an indication as to why Brimelow decided to create this new publication. In the article, Hoste bashes Dick Cheney, who won the “Conservative of the Year” award from Human Events in 2009. Hoste argues “My point here isn’t to argue that the former vice-president is wrong when he advocates torture of Al-Qaida leaders, though I believe he is. It’s to show how intellectually hollow the modern day conservative movement is.”
With the amount of editors that have strong connections to anti-immigrant groups, we are bound to see lots of anti-immigrant articles on this magazine. Hoste’s article also gives us an indication of that when he states “For example, low-IQ Mexican immigration is the greatest threat to America.” Hoste’s article also has some disgusting examples of white nationalism, for example when he states “And not only do whites have nothing to feel guilty about, they are the best thing to ever happen to blacks.”
After reading the new SPLC report which indicated that there are now nearly 1000 hate groups in the United States and that anti-immigrant groups have risen by almost 80% in the past year, it is not surprising that websites such as AlternativeRight.com are forming.