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Julius Evola:
The World’s Most Right-Wing Thinker

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Julius Evola, La Genitrice

Julius Evola, La Genitrice

Editor’s Note:

This text is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on Evola delivered to the 27th meeting of the New Right in London on June 5, 2010. As usual, I have deleted a few false starts and introduced punctuation and paragraph breaks for maximum clarity. You can listen to it at YouTube here. Three passages are marked unintelligible. If you can make out the words, please post a comment below or contact me at [email protected] Read more …

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Stewart Home:
Communism, Nihilism, Neoism, & Decadence

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Editor’s Note:

b-stewart-home-jpgThe following text is a transcript by V.S. of one of Jonathan Bowden’s most entertaining lectures, which was delivered to the 25th New Right meeting in London on February 13, 2010. Although Stewart Home is the principal subject, Bowden romps through a wide field of politically correct theories, ultra-Left sects, and decadent forms of modern art.

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Introduction to Plato’s Republic, Part 2

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Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Republic. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness and corrected a couple of small mistakes.  

Plato writes in his seventh letter that he never set forth his own philosophy in any of his writings. Read more …

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Paul Gottfried’s Leo Strauss & the Conservative Movement in America

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Paul Edward Gottfried
Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America: A Critical Appraisal
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012

Paul Gottfried’s admirable book on Leo Strauss is an unusual and welcome critique from the Right.

Leo Strauss (1899–1973) was a German-born Jewish political theorist who moved to the United States in 1937. Read more …

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An Introduction to Plato’s Republic, Part 2

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Strauss on Persecution & the Art of Writing

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Leo Strauss, 1899–1973

Leo Strauss, 1899–1973

Author’s Note:

I wrote the following essay in the 1990s while in graduate school. It was not written for a class, but merely to clarify my thinking on how to read philosophical texts in anticipation of writing my doctoral dissertation. Read more …

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Evola on Aurobindo’s Secret of the Veda

Aurobindo Ghosh, 1872–1950

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Translation anonymous, edited by Greg Johnson

Sri Aurobindo (Aurobindo Ghosh)
Secret of the Veda
Pondicherry, India: Aurobindo Ashram, 1995

From 1944 to 1946 the periodical Arya—issued in Pondicherry in a limited number of copies and impossible to find anywhere today—published a series of essays by Sri Aurobindo on the secret of the Vedas. Read more …

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