Arktos has acquired the English-language rights to all of Guillaume Faye’s works that were written over the past 20 years. So far we’ve published five of them, and the most recent, The Colonisation of Europe, was just published this month. Recently, we also purchased the rights to his most recent titles (other than Sex and Deviance, which we published in 2014). We are now launching a Kickstarter campaign as part of an effort to get these translated and published within the next year.
To manage this, we need to pick up the pace. The primary bottleneck in getting out new translations are the translation costs, so with this campaign we are soliciting the help of our readers and supporters in getting his three most recent works out by March 2017. The three titles in question are the following:
In Archeofuturism, which became a cult classic in some circles, Faye stipulated that the twenty-first century would not develop in line with the forecasts. We will soon live through – and it is already beginning – an explosive return of the archaic which will give the future the face of a dream – or of a nightmare, depending on one’s perspective. In this book, Faye presents his ideas in the form of a series of eleven stories showing the trajectory of Western civilisation: they begin in the summer of 1914, and they end long after your death. The result is a thrilling work of science fiction that will haunt your dreams and awaken your unspoken desires.
Understanding Islam‘s view that, in spite of its appearance of having many internal divisions, the world of Islam understands only one enemy: its own civilisation versus all others. Faye proposes that there is no difference other than tactical ones between Islam and Islamism. According to Faye, Islam is absolutely incompatible with pluralist democracy, secularism, and the Western conception of freedom. Its purpose is theocracy, and its reign means decline in intelligence. Understanding Islam calls for Westerners to refuse to submit to its values and accept its principles.
Controversy and Society
This book, which has not yet been published even in French, is an anthology of essays dealing with a wide variety of subjects, including economics, geopolitics, scientific advances, religion and tradition, society, immigration, and many others.
As with most Kickstarter campaigns, all backers will also get good value for their money, with various nice rewards depending on the size of your contribution.
20 GBP: Softcover edition of Archeofuturism 2.0.
30 GBP: Softcover edition of Understanding Islam.
45 GBP: Softcover editions of of both Understanding Islam and Archeofuturism 2.0.
60 GBP: Hardback editions of both Understanding Islam and Archeofuturism 2.0.
80 GBP: Hardback editions of Understanding Islam, Archeofuturism 2.0 and Controversy and Society.
150 GBP: Two copies of each hardback edition of Understanding Islam, Archeofuturism 2.0 and Controversy and Society.
350 GBP: Five copies of each hardback edition of Understanding Islam, Archeofuturism 2.0 and Controversy and Society.
800 GBP: Five copies of each hardback edition of Understanding Islam, Archeofuturism 2.0, and Controversy and Society. One of each copy will be signed by the author. Additionally, you will receive a special invitation to an exclusive Arktos event during the year, where you will have the opportunity to meet with members of our staff and some of our authors.
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About Guillaume Faye
Guillaume Faye was born in 1949 and received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institut d’etudes politiques de Paris. He was one of the principal organisers of the French New Right organisation GRECE (Groupement de recherche et d’études pour la civilisation européenne) during the 1970s and ’80s, and at the same time cultivated his career as a journalist, particularly in the news magazines Figaro and Paris-Match.
In 1986 he left GRECE after he came to disagree with the direction of the group, which he felt was becoming overly academic and less engaged with the actual problems confronting Europe. For more than a decade, he worked as a broadcaster for the French radio station Skyrock, and on the program Telematin which aired on France 2 TV.
He returned to the field of political philosophy in 1998 when a number of his new essays were collected and published in the volume Archeofuturism, which has also been published in English by Arktos. Since then he has produced a series of books which have challenged and reinvigorated readers throughout Europe and North America. His books have become must-reads for European Rightists and identitarians, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with his ideas.
Over the last decade, Faye has been no stranger to controversy, having published books on immigration, the ‘clash of civilisations’, and the question of the Right’s relationship to Islam and Zionism. He also published a monthly journal, J’ai Tout Compris (I Understand Everything!). He is very influential upon the identitarian movement, and rejects the communitarian and pro-Third World ideology propagated by his former GRECE colleagues. He is also a frequent contributor to the Terre et Peuple (Land and People) group, and still lectures and writes frequently.
Arktos has also published his books Why We Fight, which is a manifesto in the form of a dictionary for the identitarian revolutionaries of the West; Convergence of Catastrophes, which is an overview of the many crises that Faye believes humanity will have to confront in the near future; Sex and Deviance, which is Faye’s view of sexuality, sexual politics, and gender roles in the postmodern West; and The Colonisation of Europe, which is about the ongoing invasion of Europe via mass immigration and the liberal politicians and elites who enable it.