New Episodes

New episodes of ‘The Orthodox Nationalist’ and the ‘The Daily Nationalist’ featuring Dr Johnson will only be published at Radio Albion from now on, as this website was intended to just be an archive for the first series of ‘The Orthodox Nationalist’ and a back-up site for Dr Johnson’s essays.

The new episodes can be found here:

Radio Albion

The Daily Nationalist: Nationalist Socialism in Latin America – DN 103119

Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson joins Sven Longshanks for a discussion on the unrest taking place in Latin America.

The Left have been quick to portray this within a Left/Right dichotomy where the capitalists and neo-liberals are ‘the far right’.

However these new socialists have policies based on ethnicity, rather than on the international working class.

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Matt Johnson

The Daily Nationalist: Nationalist Socialism in Latin America – DN 103119


The Orthodox Nationalist: Mykailo Kostamarov and the Ukrainian Philosophy of History – TON 103019

Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson takes a look at Ukrainian folk poetry and how it reflects the General Will of their nation.

The Brotherhood of Sts Cyril and Methodius was a Ukrainian ethno-religious organization that lasted only 18 months. Yet, it contained the work of two towering intellects of Slavic national thinking: Mykailo Kostamarov and Mikhail Drahomanov. While obscure today, their work is the foundation for the Slavic ethno-federalism that became the hallmark of both Ukrainian and Russian Slavophilism.

Kostamarov, a former serf like Shevchenko, saw Ukraine as the symbol of the world’s underclass. Misunderstood and oppressed, with co-opted elites, they became an isolated and suffering agrarian class easy to demonize, mock and ultimately, eliminate. The familiar claim in the early 19th century that Ukrainian was a “peasant language” meant that it was a language for the ignorant, not for the westernizing new men of St. Petersburg. Such slogans were designed to justify the continuing exploitation of Ukraine both as a land and a people. Throughout the world, the self-serving belief that the agricultural classes are simpletons and ignorant exists primarily to justify their continual exploitation by the urban elites.

Among Ukrainian writers, Kostamarov is one of the rare specimens who justified Russian intervention in Ukrainian affairs after the Cossack revolts against the Jewish-Polish alliance in 1648. Given the failures of all the other options, going to Russia wasn’t such a bad idea. This proves that so much in Ukrainian thinking wasn’t anti-Russian.

Kostomarov’s ethnic populism, like Drahomanov’s, was based around the significance of folk ideas in developing the General Will. With some exaggeration, it might be argued that the entire concept of Sobornapravna is about the folk, expressing itself over the centuries in popular ballads, art and poetry, formalized into a “political program” through the General Will (to use Rousseau’s term).

In other words, that the General Will is best understood by looking at the basic structure of folk poetry as it developed over the years. It became, so to speak, the public persona of the Ukrainian peasant and Ukraine’s great contribution to nationalist thought. In these poems, Russia is almost never attacked. Rather, the Turks and Jews are singled out for contempt. Kostamarov and the rest of the Brotherhood doesn’t deserve their obscurity.

Presented by Matt Johnson

The Orthodox Nationalist: Mykailo Kostamarov and the Ukrainian Philosophy of History – TON 103019


The Daily Nationalist: Trump Sues CNN – DN 102419

Sven Longshanks and Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson discuss President Trump’s litigation against one of the world’s largest fake news corporations, CNN.

It is possible to sue these companies, as shown when Clint Eastwood sued The Enquirer for telling lies about him.

All that is necessary to do this is to show ‘malice’, which means proving the fake news knew they were telling lies when they told them.

Project Veritas has explicit proof this was going on and Trump may well end up winning this lawsuit.

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Matt Johnson

The Daily Nationalist: Trump Sues CNN – DN 102419


The Orthodox Nationalist: Ivan Franko and Ukrainian Nationalism – TON 102319

Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson updates a previous podcast, in preparation for the publication of his new book on Ukrainian Nationalism.

My book, Ukrainian Nationalism, will soon be available. Links will be provided. Ukraine, from a Russian Orthodox nationalist like myself, has been hijacked by westerners who loathe all forms of national assertiveness. Faux-nationalist groups were used in the violent coup of 2014 and then cast aside as embarrassments later on.

The fact is that the Ukrainian pantheon of nationalist writers, including Bandera himself, were philosophically no different than nationalists the world over. Bandera was many things, a “Nazi” was not one of them. I’ve sympathized with the plight of Novorossiya from day one, but their condemnations of the Kiev government as “Nazi” are laughable. Bandera would have condemned each and every aspect of that coup. He loathed and distrusted the west, capitalism and usury, precisely the forces that took over the country.

This broadcast updates and reprises one made a decade ago on the great Ivan Franko, the Social-Nationalist poet and historian of the late 19th and early 20th century Ukraine. It deals with “The Hired Hand” an 1876 poem that recapitulates our own struggle in a very striking way. Socialism isn’t communism, materialism or Marxism.

Presented by Matt Johnson

The Orthodox Nationalist: Ivan Franko and Ukrainian Nationalism – TON 102319


The Daily Nationalist: Anne Secoolas, Brexit and the Kurds – DN 101719

Sven Longshanks talks about Brexit and Anne Secoolas, before Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson joins to talk about the Kurdish situation in Syria.

Boris Johnson and the EU have struck a deal, but it still has to go through parliament on Saturday.

Anne Secoolas is being portrayed as hiding from justice, but it is more likely the US intelligence agencies are preventing her from going back to Britain.

The Kurds were paid to fight ISIS, there was never any deal made with them that they could do the same as ISIS and carve a piece of Syria out to make a new country for themselves.

Trump did the right thing in pulling out, now the Kurds will be integrated back into Syria and Erdogan will be able to send the refugees there instead of into Europe.

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Matt Johnson

The Daily Nationalist: Anne Secoolas, Brexit and the Kurds – DN 101719