The Sunic Journal: Interview with Jonathan Bowden

May 25, 2010

Jonathan Bowden

Tom Sunic interviews Jonathan Bowden, a British artist, speaker, writer, film maker, cultural critic, political figure, and chairman of the New Right, an organization in the UK. Topics include:

  • Jonathan’s life and involvement in British Rightist organizations
  • The rise & dominance of the Left in Britain among intellectuals & artists
  • Jonathan’s artwork
  • Art’s potential to transform culture
  • The centrality of spirituality, and spirtuality’s relationship to art

For more information on Jonathan Bowden, please visit his web site at  Also check out the Web site of his metapolitical organization, The New Right, at

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11 Responses to “The Sunic Journal: Interview with Jonathan Bowden”

  1. Wolf on May 26th, 2010 9:17 pm

    Viewing some of Jonathan’s art work gives me a sense of unease and distress. The images are disturbing, disjointed, abstract and uninspiring.

  2. Wandrin on May 28th, 2010 12:44 am


  3. Skeeter on May 28th, 2010 12:58 pm

    If Francis Bacon and Skeletor (from He-Man) had a child, I’m pretty sure it’d look a lot like Bowden’s “art.”

  4. Jaque on May 28th, 2010 7:43 pm

    Very interesting interview and I am glad by chance I came by to listen. Bowden has hit on some excellent points about the culture wars that must be considered with serious intensity. How subtle cultural episodes effect entire epochs of thought. While the metaphysical psychological cultural war is a part of the political “new right” I am most interested in studying, I have picked up alot of gems from listening about Johnathan speak frankly about the “inversions of inversions”. Certainly his point requires deep contemplation. Also the brief statment about Evolas 3 ways to escape modernism struck a cord with me. Hard challenges await us.

    We’re only 65 years into post-war liberal indoctrination in Europe and the West. so we must act like a wasps nest that’s been shaken and be ion knifes edge at all times to see the dawn through this corrosive nightmare and put an end to the dissolutions of our white nations.

  5. Steve(Codex) on May 29th, 2010 7:31 am

    Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Jaque.

    This is one of the very few interviews that I’ve listened to twice without having been involved in the recording and editing process. This is worthy of a careful listen for anyone on the political right. Bowden makes some very interesting observations about the nature of right/left politics in the West and how the Right loses so consistently because of their conformist nature and because they don’t understand the game, thereby ending up playing by the Left’s rules.

    His art seems to be in the vein of Art Brut (Oustider Art).

    Bowden’s a maverick. I like him.

  6. SpikeAgnew on May 31st, 2010 3:23 am

    Some good references but the sound quality of this and your speech, in Belgium, has been terrible.

  7. Steve(Codex) on May 31st, 2010 7:09 am

    The sound quality of the speech in Belgium was unforeseen and unavoidable. Tom was the only one there taking care of the recording and didn’t know that the mic was sensitive enough to capture all the environmental noise. Attempts at noise removal left the audio too anemic, so the decision was to keep the environmental sounds.

    The sound quality problem with this interview is the result of Bowden using a cell phone. We try our best to get all of our guests to set up a Skype account and use that, but some people, for whatever their reasons, insist on using a phone (cell phones being the worst choice). The interviews in which the guest uses Skype always have far superior sound quality and an overall better balance, as you can hear in the one we will air tomorrow night with Alex Kurtagic.

    As to any other sound quality issues, the only other way we can improve the audio is to increase the bitrate for the mp3s.

  8. Ales on June 1st, 2010 10:35 am

    In the interview Mr. Bowden mentions Roger Scruton and a guy whose name I could not understand. Something like Morris or Maurice… Does anyone know who was Mr Bowden talking about?

  9. Zelea on June 1st, 2010 11:31 am

    That would be Maurice Cowling

  10. Ales on June 2nd, 2010 10:11 am

    Thank you for your quick answer.

  11. T Trebilco on August 15th, 2010 3:39 pm

    But what real political power can the ‘New Right’ bring that the BNP is achieving ?