I am pleased to announce the winners of Radix Journal’s 2015 essay contest—Why I’m an Identitarian.
“The Celts and the Their Cliffs”
Nils Wegner: “The Absolute Essence”
Rémi Tremblay: “Why I’m an Identitarian”
Patrick of Macha: “The Coming of a ‘We’”
Ruuben Kaalep: “Son of Europe”
Melvin Davila Martinez: “Identitarianism—The Unknown Ideal”
Recluse’s Daughter: “The American Millennial”
Vincent Law: “Becoming Who We Are”
Judging this contest was more difficult than I had imagined. Early on, the winning essay, “The Celts and Their Cliffs,” stood out; it is an evocative, compelling, and poetic piece of writing. Alongside it, there were numerous essays possessing merit and insight, more than I could include in the winners circle. I profited from reading each one; and I’m confident that each author profited from writing. But in the end, one must make a choice, however imperfect it might be.
Thanks to everyone who submitted his work! Each demonstrated thoughtfulness and courage.