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

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Alexandre Kojève in 1922

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The following text is the transcript by V. S. of my conversation with F. Roger Devlin about Alexandre Kojève (1902–1968) and the end of history. To listen to the audio in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.” To subscribe to our podcasts, click here.  Read more …

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Blade Runner

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Film Ridleyho Scotta z roku 1982 Blade Runner se řadí mezi klasická díla sci-fi žánru a představuje vrchol tvorby slavného britského režiséra. Blade Runner vyniká ve všech ohledech. Jedná se o velice nápaditou vizi budoucnosti, uskutečněnou v dechberoucím vizuálním provedení. Herci předvádí solidní výkony, někteří pak až výjimečné – především Rutger Hauer jako Roy Batty. Napínavé akční scény jsou akrobatické, baletní a brutální. Klíč k pochopení znepokojivé emocionální působivosti díla však spočívá v jeho hlubokém mytickém podtextu. Read more …

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Wilmot Robertson’s Obituary for Martin Heidegger

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Although Instauration pieces are not signed, based on style and content, I believe this obituary for Martin Heidegger was written by Wilmot Robertson.

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976)

As far as we know there is only one atheistic philosopher whose thought ever triggered religious resonances in the soul of his readers. Read more …

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Notes on Nihilism

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The Gnostic NihilistIt is often said that nihilism is one of the leading characteristics of the modern age, but what is nihilism? Nihilism means something like the “death” of God, the denial of objective meaning and value, the erasure of moral distinctions and hierarchies, the dissolution of a common world into individual perspectives, and the dissolution of a common culture into subjective “given preferences.”  Read more …

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Greg Johnson on Heidegger at Majority Rights Radio

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Heidegger modeling his Hobbit hat

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I talk to Guessed Worker and Daniel Sienkiewicz at Majority Rights Radio about Heidegger and the politics of identity here.

Topics include: modern politics and the abolition of limits, the necessity of a return to limits, the classical notion of nature, the notion of weighty historical contingency, Heidegger and the Conservative Revolution, Heidegger in relation to National Socialism and the New Right, Heidegger and authenticity, race and historical identity, Heidegger and Darwinism, and science in relation to philosophy and common sense.  Read more …

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Little Gidding

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T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets can be considered amongst the greatest English poetry of the 20th century, and arguably amongst the greatest English poetry ever. The four poems meditate repetitively and brilliantly on man’s relationship to time and eternity, and posit a religious solution to the problem of man’s need for meaning in the face of death.  Read more …

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A Leveling Wind:
Reading Camus’ The Stranger

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Albert Camus’ The Stranger had a powerful effect on me when I first read it at the age of 18. Recently I had cause to pick it up again when I re-read Bill Hopkins’ The Leap! (a.k.a. The Divine and the Decay) with the aim of writing an essay on it. Hopkins’ manner of constructing a plot out of seemingly trivial, tedious, and disconnected events that suddenly come together in an emotionally shattering climax — a climax that seems utterly surprising yet in hindsight utterly inevitable — brought to mind The StrangerRead more …

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Blade Runner

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Czech translation here

Ridley Scott’s 1982 movie Blade Runner is a science fiction classic and surely the director’s finest work. Blade Runner excels on all levels. It is a highly imaginative vision of the future realized with a stunning visual style. The script is intelligent, even poetic. The cast is uniformly strong, with a number of powerful performances, particularly Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty. The gripping action sequences are acrobatic, balletic, and brutal. But the key to the film’s unsettling emotional power is its deep mythic subtext. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio 
Greg Johnson Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

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A Heroic Vision for Our Time:
The Life & Ideas of Colin Wilson

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Colin Wilson, the English author of well over a hundred books on subjects as diverse as philosophy, literary criticism, criminology, and the occult, as well as many novels, essays and short stories, passed away last Thursday (December 5, 2013) at 11:45 PM local time, in the presence of his wife, Joy, and his daughter, Sally. He was 82.

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