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Remembering Oswald Spengler:
May 29, 1880–May 8, 1936

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Oswald Spengler was born on this day in 1880. For his contributions to the philosophy of history and culture, Spengler is one of the most important philosophical influences on the North American New Right, largely by way of his disciple Francis Parker Yockey. Spengler is often wrong, but even when he errs, he does so magnificently.

Spengler’s magnum opus is The Decline of the West, 2 vols (1918 and 1922). He also wrote three shorter books: Prussianism and Socialism (1919), Man and Technics (1931), and The Hour of Decision (1934).

There is little worthwhile secondary literature on Spengler in English, and much of it appears on this site. I also recommend John Farrenkopf’s Prophet of Decline: Spengler on World History and Politics.

Spengler is one of the most often tagged figures at Counter-Currents.

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  1. rhondda
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    There is way too much here to comprehend in one reading. However, there are some very intriguing ideas that have got me pondering. I do have to think about this phrase:
    Those who talk too much about race, no longer have it in them.

  2. BasilX
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Several years ago I read “The Decline of the West”.That is the only writing of Spengler that I have read.It was my impression at that time that he treated his view almost as scientific.It reminded me of Marxist “scientific” treatment of history. I believe that history can not be predicted,there may be some similarities wit the past but no parallelism.I may be wrong with my view about Spengler’s writings.

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