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Mito, Utopia e a Realidade do Pluriverso

Kris Kurski, "Imminent Utopia"

Kris Kurski, “Imminent Utopia”

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English original here

De modo a traçar os contornos futuros do espaço geográfico global dentro das perspectivas da luta revolucionária e da ideologia política nós devemos começar com uma clara estrutura metodológica.

Minha tese é bastante simples e é baseada em uma proposição de Georges Sorel sobre a dicotomia entre formações sociais e políticas. Ele dividiu estas em dois tipos: Read more …

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Myth, Utopia, & Pluriversal Realism

Kris Kurski, "Imminent Utopia"

Kris Kurski, “Imminent Utopia”

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Portuguese translation here

Georges Sorel divided social and political formations into two types: (1) those which had a myth as the basis for their ideology, and (2) those which appealed to utopian ideas. The first category he attributed to revolutionary socialism, where the true revolutionary myths are not descriptions of phenomena, but the expression of human will. Read more …

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Mircea Eliade, Carl Schmitt, & René Guénon

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Mircea Eliade’s The Portugal Journal, trans. Mac Linscott Ricketts (Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 2010) covers the years 1941 to 1945 when Eliade was a Romanian diplomat in Portugal. It is thus a prequel to Eliade’s four-volume Journal (Vol. 1: 1945–1955, Vol. 2: 1957–1969, Vol. 3: 1970–1978, and Vol. 4: 1979–1985), which begins with his arrival in Paris in September of 1945 and continues for the rest of his life.

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Neutrality According to International Law & National Totality

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Translated by Simona Draghici

Editor’s Note:

The following translation of a 1938 essay from Carl Schmitt appears online for the first time in commemoration of Schmitt’s birth on July 11, 1888. Read more …

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Further Development of the Total State in Germany

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Translated by Simona Draghici

Editor’s Note:

The following translation of a 1933 essay from Carl Schmitt appears online for the first time in commemoration of Schmitt’s birth on July 11, 1888. The translation originally appeared in Carl Schmitt, Four Essays, 1931–1938, Read more …

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Remembering Carl Schmitt:
July 11, 1888–April 7, 1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

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Carl Schmitt was born on July 11, 1888 in Plettenberg, Westphalia, Germany–where he died on April 7, 1985, at the age of 96. The son of a Roman Catholic small businessman, Carl Schmitt studied law in Berlin, Munich, and Strasbourg, graduating and taking his state exams in Strasbourg in 1915. In 1916, he earned his habilitation in Strasbourg, qualifying him to be a law professor. He taught at business schools and universities in Munich, Greifswald, Bonn, Berlin, and Cologne.

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The Way to the Total State

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Translated by Simona Draghici

Editor’s Note:

The following translation of a 1931 essay from Carl Schmitt appears online for the first time in commemoration of Schmitt’s birth on July 11, 1888. The translation originally appeared in Carl Schmitt, Four Essays, 1931–1938, Read more …

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Historiography of the Right

Jan Vermeer, "The Art of Painting," detail. The woman is dressed as Clio, muse of history.

Jan Vermeer, “The Art of Painting,” circa 1666, detail. The woman is dressed as Clio, muse of history.

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Translated by Cologero Salvo

In developing some considerations on the European meaning that can be attributed to Donoso Cortés, the Spanish thinker and an interesting type of the political man, who developed his activity in the period of the first European revolutionary and socialist movements, Read more …

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Leo Strauss, the Conservative Revolution, & National Socialism, Part 2

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Leo Strauss

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Part 2 of 3

Editor’s Note: 

The second installment of this essay was delayed because I had to acquire, read, and digest a major new book before I could move forward: William F. Altman’s The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012), which argues that Strauss was indeed a kind of “Nazi” Jew Read more …

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Notes on Liberal Democracy & its Alternative

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Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

Carl Schmitt, 1888–1985

The political regime under which much of the world labours (and the entire Western world) is called “Liberal Democracy.” Francis Fukuyama has praised the ever widening expansion of this regime over the globe as “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and [it consists in] the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.”[1] The source of Fukuyama’s thesis, the Russian Hegelian Marxist, Alexandre Kojève, called this End State the “universal and homogeneous state”: it is the ultimate goal of both Liberalism and Communism.  Read more …

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