All posts by Ryan Kiersey

Modernists Against Ethnos: Towards a Proper Study of Irish Nationality

“If Ireland were in national health, her history would be familiar by books, pictures, statuary, and music to every cabin and shop in the land—her resources as an agricultural, manufacturing, and trading people would be equally known—and every young man...

/ 15/09/2022

The Men of Undeclared Property: Accidental Landlordism and the Irish Elite

Since the revelation of Robert Troy’s undeclared property interests, there has been havoc in Dáil Éireann amongst similar negligent property owning TDs. Though it comes as no surprise that approximately 48 TDs and 29 Senators have vested interests in the...

/ 03/09/2022

Seán Mac Diarmada: The Rising’s Hidden Militant

“I say with every confidence that Tom Clarke’s person and Sean MacDiarmada’s energy and organising ability were the principle factors in creating a group and guiding events to make the Rising possible.” — Denis McCullough. For a period in Irish...

/ 29/08/2022

Ortega y Gasset: Life After America?

The first part of this reflection on Ortega y Gasset's Revolt of the Masses is available here. Americanisation & the European Masses. The twenty-first century has seen the corruption of national life as a direct consequence of the continued influence...

/ 26/08/2022

Ortega y Gasset: Man Against the Masses

José Ortega y Gasset, despite being one of the most renowned Spanish academics of the twentieth century, is an author whose corpus is unfortunately overlooked by modern anglophone right-wing circles. Ortega’s writings are of particular interest to a rightist analysis,...

/ 21/08/2022

Foreign Policy in the Saorstát : Early Irish Geostrategy

The Department of External Affairs (DEA) was a Saorstát political institution formed in 1924, built upon the foundations of prior Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). This of the civil service, while overtly discriminated against by their peers in domestic branches...

/ 18/07/2022

A National Historiography For a National Resurrection

Introduction: “The spiritual thing which is the essential thing in nationality would seem to reside chiefly in language (if by language we understand literature and folklore as well as sounds and idioms). And to be preserved chiefly by language; but...

/ 19/05/2022

Spain Against Barbarism: The Philosophy of the Falange

Introduction: “In order to implement all these things, there is to defeat, certainly, countless resistors. All selfishness will be opposed; but our motto has always been that: it is not about saving the material; property, such as we knew it...

/ 03/04/2022

Misplaced Nostalgia and the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement

“From what I can gather from my slight knowledge of ancient Ireland, I find no reason to conclude that either screech or fatalism is indigenous to [our] race. How far it is within the power of [Ireland’s] will to alter...

/ 03/03/2022

Fenians in the Transvaal: The Forgotten Irish of the Boer War

They were both people to whom the spirit of nationality had found strong manifestation, who had stood out even to the death against attempts to break their national independence. .. . They had both been through the fire of war...

/ 18/01/2022