The Occidental Quarterly

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The Occidental Quarterly
EditorKevin B. MacDonald[1]
CategoriesPolitical magazine
PublisherCharles Martel Society
First issueFall 2001; 22 years ago (2001)[2]
CountryUnited States
Based inAtlanta, Georgia
WebsiteOfficial website

The Occidental Quarterly is an American white nationalist[3] magazine published by the Charles Martel Society.[4] Its stated purpose is to defend "the cultural, ethnic, and racial interests of Western European peoples" and examine "contemporary political, social, and demographic trends that impact the posterity of Western Civilization".[5]

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls it a "racist journal", while historian Tony Taylor describes the publication as a "far-right, racially obsessed US magazine".[6][7] Other sources have referred to it as white nationalist.[8][9][10] The Anti-Defamation League has referred to it as one of the primary publications promoting far-right anti-Semitism.[11] David Frum and Max Blumenthal have called it pseudo-scholarly or pseudo-academic.[12][13] The World Weekly describes the magazine as a "stalwart" of the alt-right movement in the United States.[14]

Publisher and editors[edit]

The journal is published by the Charles Martel Society (not to be confused with France's anti-Algerian Charles Martel Group),[15] named in honor of Charles Martel, who halted a Muslim invasion of Europe at the Battle of Tours in 732.

The editor of The Occidental Quarterly is Kevin B. MacDonald.[1] Its publisher is William Regnery II.[16] Editorial advisory board members include Virginia Abernethy, Richard Lynn, James C. Russell and Kevin B. MacDonald.[17] Jared Taylor, of the American Renaissance magazine, is a past member.[5] Samuel T. Francis was an associate editor until his death.

In response to a critical essay by The American Prospect which said that "Sitting on the Occidental's advisory board is a who's who of the national anti-immigration movement",[18] Regnery defended the editorial board, stating: "Of the thirteen individuals on its editorial board, ten hold Ph.D.s and two others are editors of their own publications. All are respected writers in their own fields."[16]


They explicitly reject neoconservatism and call for a "third school" to emerge from paleoconservatism in the form of an ideology of Western European identity politics, and hold that the American political order of freedom and liberty is under ethnic and ideological threat.[19] Its foreign policy positions, broadly, are anti-immigration with the exception of "selected people of European ancestry" and non-interventionism, including the rejection of influence from Israel and Mexico on U.S. politics.[19]

Other projects[edit]

The Occidental Quarterly also runs a news-related website, The Occidental Observer, launched in 2009 as an online companion to the Quarterly,[3] as well as a book publishing company, The Occidental Press.[20] The Occidental Observer states that its mission is to "present original content touching on the themes of white identity, white interests, and the culture of the West."[21] The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has referred to it as "a primary voice for anti-Semitism from far-right intellectuals."[11]

According to Newsweek magazine, in 2004 the publisher Regnery announced to the magazine's subscribers his plans for a whites-only dating Web site. Newsweek reported that Regnery was concerned about a declining numbers of whites in the population, and quoted him telling his subscribers that the dating site was important "since the survival of our race depends upon our people marrying, reproducing and parenting." Regnery defended the whites-only matchmaking idea, insisting that it is no different from sites run for Jewish singles, such as JDate.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "Kevin MacDonald" (PDF). Anti-Defamation League. November 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Fall 2001 | The Occidental Quarterly". The Occidental Quarterly. 1 (1). Fall 2001.
  3. ^ a b Balleck, Barry J. (2018). Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Extremists and Extremist Groups. ABC-CLIO. p. 260. ISBN 978-1-4408-5275-6.
  4. ^ "The Occidental Quarterly". The Occidental Quarterly Online. Archived from the original on 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  5. ^ a b "Flyer" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 Oct 2007. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  6. ^ Southern Poverty Law Center: Occidental Quarterly Linked 2013-07-07
  7. ^ Taylor, Tony (2008). Denial:History Betrayed. Melbourne University Press. p. 275. ISBN 978-0522854824.
  8. ^ a b Andrew Murr. Dating the White Way. Newsweek, August 9, 2004.
  9. ^ Heidi Beirich and Kevin Hicks (2009). Barbara Perry (ed.). Hate Crimes. 123: Praeger. ISBN 978-0275995690.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  10. ^ Zeskind, Leonard (2009). Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 526. ISBN 978-0374109035. The Occidental Quarterly white nationalist.
  11. ^ a b "The Occidental Observer: Online Anti-Semitism's New Voice". Anti-Defamation League.
  12. ^ Frum, David (April 7, 2003). "Unpatriotic Conservatives". National Review. Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  13. ^ Blumenthal, Max (April 10, 2006). "Republicanizing the Race Card". The Nation. The Nation.
  14. ^ Courtney-Guy, Sam (2017-08-10). "How white nationalism in America is changing under Donald Trump". The World Weekly. Archived from the original on 2018-07-09.
  15. ^ "MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base". Archived from the original on 4 Apr 2004. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  16. ^ a b "Response to the American Prospect essay". Archived from the original on January 4, 2007.
  17. ^ "Official website: About". Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  18. ^ Blumenthal, Max (August 31, 2004). "White Noise". The American Prospect.
  19. ^ a b "A Statement of Principles" (PDF). The Occidental Quarterly. 3 (4). November 11, 2003.
  20. ^ "Bookshop-redirected – The Occidental Quarterly".
  21. ^ MacDonald, Kevin. "Mission Statement". The Occidental Observer. Retrieved 22 March 2014.

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