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Greg Johnson Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

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Greg Johnson interviews Dr. F. Roger Devlin about the ideas of his book Alexandre Kojève and the Outcome of Modern Thought (Lanham, M.D.: The University Press of America, 2004). Topics discussed include:

  • Alexandre Kojève’s life
  • His famous Hegel seminar in Paris in the 1930s
  • Kojève’s most important students
  • Kojève’s book Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit
  • Kojève’s idea of the End of History
  • Kojève’s historicism vs. the classical idea of human nature
  • Historicism and human evolution, eugenics, and genetic engineering
  • The three phases of Kojève’s thinking about the end of history
  • Kojève and the thesis of the convergence of Communism and Capitalism
  • Kojève’s idea of Americanism as the end of history
  • Kojève’s idea of the Universal Homogeneous State and gobalization
  • Kojève’s “Japanese” conception of post-historical culture
  • The end of history as the end of man
  • Kojève and the French resistance during World War II
  • Kojève’s post-WWII career as a French bureaucrat who helped create the European Economic Community
  • The Left Kojèvians: French postmodernism
  • The Right Kojèvians: the Straussians
  • Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man
  • Today’s Straussians and promoters of the Universal Homogeneous State

 

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12 Comments

  1. White Republican
    Posted January 3, 2014 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    As a matter of curiosity, where exactly is F. Roger Devlin’s forthcoming book Sexual Utopia in Power on the publishing schedule of Counter-Currents?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted January 3, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

      He promised it to me this year, but not anytime soon. So I am thinking that it will appear later this year. It will be a pleasant surprise to our readership, but of course the proofreader, designer, blurb writers, etc. will be in on the secret.

  2. anotherAnonWhite
    Posted December 31, 2013 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    So very fascinating!

    Thank you once again. This has finally inspired me to dig into Kojeve.

  3. Posted December 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    This piece is the reason why I have become a subscriber. Thanks.

  4. Demosthenes
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for the double post and spelling errors Prof. Johnson. I’m typing on a phone presently. I don’t mean for this or my first post to be posted on CC. Sorry for the inconvenience. Picked up Pulp Fascism via my kindle your interview with Bowden and your efforts in publishing the book are appreciated. I wonder if you haven’t reached out to Fr. Johnson recently
    for a few podcast lectures.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted December 29, 2013 at 1:01 am | Permalink

      I have not been in touch with Fr. Johnson for more than a year. I will reach out again.

  5. Demosthenes
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    Seamless exchange between two enlightened white men. The conversation proceeded so smoothly that I almost thought it was scripted. Bravo gentlemen. This performance demands a repeat.

  6. AleCes
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    The scandals and revolts in deportation centers, notably in Lampedusa, he gave them very costly video-phones with which they uploaded clips of the center, and now skirted pedophiles and other Pharisees are busy crying shame and we’ll have to endure another shitload of diversity. Enough is enough.

  7. AleCes
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Hello,

    Sorry if I go off-topic: I just wanted to tell you I’m almost done with my piece, you didn’t tell me whether you want me to include personal details or not.

    On a side note, I’m teased by the idea of a counterfactual novel which has President Mitterand’s (who used to be a Pétainiste and also said that America was France’s first enemy) breaking abruptly with NATO and bringing the country in the Warsaw Pact, thus critically tilting the European equilibrium of power in favor of the USSR. Initially, he does so because of his inveterate hostility to Reaganomics, but later he and Andropov take a more and more explicit White Preservationist twist, as the arrogant Judeo-Saxons smash once again European cities to smithereens and plan to retake and flood her with loads of Negroes, Mestizoes. Patriotard and libertarian heroes show their true anti-white face as Bush Senior & Junior, Goldwater, Ron Paul, Rothbard, Ayn Rand, Reagan and Thatcher all side against European racist “collectivists”. It should be a kind of WN response to the trite Judeo-Saxon Smash-the-evil-Russians Tom Clancy-style novel.

    What do you think about it?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted December 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

      It is all right if you use personal details, but I would prefer that you change names of others and use a pen name for yourself.

      I think Tom Clancy’s head would explode.

      • AleCes
        Posted December 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

        As you wish, but don’t forget I’m ready to go for hardcore explicitness, if need be.

        Tom Clancy is dead, but what must explode is the head of patriotards and libertarians who think Reagan was REALLY one of them and if they could get America back to the mythic Reagan era, everything would be all right. Mittérand was much more racially aware than the Mises/Rothbard crowd has ever been, and they’re still ranting against “collectivism”, the only thing that can save us from Negro hordes. Il faut éclater les bourgeois.

        Another pressing issue is that here in Italy everybody instinctively knows the scandals and revolts that are flaring up lately are orchestrated by the skirted-pedophyle in chief, as you’d say. Yet the press is too coward to go for the scoop. It’d be an appalling blow to cuntservatives like my grand-mothers who still think he’s “one of us”, he’s not, and we must expose him for what he is.

  8. Rune Lauritzen
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    This is great! Extremely interesting podcast!

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