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Remembering Anthony M. Ludovici:
January 8, 1882–April 3, 1971

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Anthony Mario Ludovici was born on January 8, 1882.

Ludovici was one of the first and most accomplished translators of Nietzsche into English and a leading exponent of Nietzsche’s thought. Ludovici was also an original philosopher in his own right. In nearly forty books, including eight novels, and hundreds of shorter works, Ludovici set forth his views on metaphysics, religion, ethics, politics, economics, the sexes, health, eugenics, art, modern culture, and current events with a clarity, wit, and fearless honesty that made him famous.

A passionate, principled defender of aristocracy and conservatism and a fierce, uncompromising critic of egalitarianism in all its manifestations, Ludovici was consigned to obscurity after the Second World War.

Counter-Currents will also be issuing Ludovici’s previously unpublished autobiography, Confessions of an Anti-Feminist, in the near future.

But in recent years, through the power of his thought and the promotional efforts of John V. Day, Ludovici’s writings have found a whole new audience. See Day’s essays:

I also wish to draw your attention to John Day’s extensive online archive of Ludovici’s writings: http://www.anthonymludovici.com/

John Day is also the editor of The Lost Philosopher: The Best of Anthony M. Ludovici, which is now available at deeply discounted prices:

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The Lost Philosopher is also available in Kindle and Nook E-book formats.

The following excerpts from The Lost Philosopher are available on this website:

Other works on this site by Ludovici include:

Because of the renewed interest in Ludovici’s work, many of his writings have recently been reprinted and are available at Amazon.com.

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6 Comments

  1. Peter Quint
    Posted January 9, 2017 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Does anybody know if any of his novels address white nationalist themes?

    • JH
      Posted January 10, 2017 at 7:28 am | Permalink

      I’m not sure, I have Too Old For Dolls which is about the feeling of jealousy of a less pretty sister to her younger and prettier sibling, a subject which Ludovici briefly harks back to in Religion for Infidels many decades later. His novels are extremely didactic and generally his non-fiction is seen as better.

  2. Joseph Curwen
    Posted January 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    I honestly don’t remember how I knew about Ludovici, but there are two options: the writings of Revilo Oliver or Counter Currents. Anyway, it was a discovery that literally changed my life and my worldview.

  3. BroncoColorado
    Posted January 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Until reading Simpson’s ‘Which Way Western Man’ I had not heard of Ludovici, but was immediately impressed by the vitality and humor of his writing. Many thanks to Counter Currents for presenting an accessible archive of Ludovici’s insights.

  4. Randy
    Posted January 8, 2017 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Finally got around to reading this man. Didn’t finish the book. Don’t think I derived any insight of value from Ludovici’s take on things other than yes, Western man has become weak. Did buy some kindlized Ludovici Nietzsche translations which will likely be better.

    • JH
      Posted January 8, 2017 at 10:42 am | Permalink

      Cretinous dismissal of probably the most underrated author in our sphere.

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