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.
Here are the main works we have published by and about Spengler:
- “Is World Peace Possible?”
- “The Colored World Revolution,” Part 1
- “The Colored World Revolution,” Part 2
- “Nietzsche and His Century”
- “Prussians and Englishmen,” Part 1
- “Prussians and Englishmen,” Part 2
- “Prussians and Englishmen,” Part 3
- Kerry Bolton, “Oswald Spengler: May 29, 1880–May 8, 1936”
- Kerry Bolton, “Nietzsche and Spengler: Preface to Thinkers of the Right”
- Greg Johnson, “Is Racial Purism Decadent?” (in French)
- Revilo Oliver, “Oswald Spengler: Criticism and Tribute”
- Robert Steuckers, “Atlantis, Kush, and Turan: Prehistoric Matrices of Ancient Civilizations in the Posthumous Work of Spengler,” Part 1, Part 2
- Robert Steuckers, “Evola and Spengler” (in Czech)
- Keith Stimely, “Oswald Spengler: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas”
Articles Making Substantial Mention of Spengler:
- Kerry Bolton, “A Contemporary Evaluation of Francis Parker Yockey,” Part 1
- Collin Cleary, “Ricardo Duchesne’s The Uniqueness of Western Civilization,” Part 2, Part 3
- Derek Hawthorne, “D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love: Anti-Modernism in Literature,” Part 3
- Revilo Oliver, “Lawrence R. Brown’s The Might of the West”
- Revilo Oliver, “The Shadow of Empire: Francis Parker Yockey After Twenty Years”
- Ted Sallis, “The Overman High Culture: Future of the West” (translations: French, Portuguese)
- Interview with Robert Steuckers
- Robert Steuckers, “Postmodern Challenges: Between Faust and Narcissus,” Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 (Portuguese translation here)
- Lucian Tudor, “The German Conservative Revolution and its Legacy”