Juan Donoso Cortés, marqués de Valdegamas, 1809–1853
Translated by Greg Johnson
Along with Count Joseph de Maistre and Viscount Louis de Bonald, Juan Donoso Cortés, the Marquis of Valdegamas, is part of the triad of the great counter-revolutionary thinkers of the 19th century whose message is still relevant today. In Italy, those aspects of Donoso Cortés’ teachings that are most important in our eyes are hardly known.
Anyone who has come to reject the rationalist myth of “progress” and the interpretation of history as an unbroken positive development of mankind will find himself gradually drawn towards the world-view that was common to all the great traditional cultures, and which had at its center the memory of a process of degeneration, slow obscuration, or collapse of a higher preceding world. Read more …
The Code of Manu (circa. 200 BC – 200 AD) is the earliest known work of Hindu law. The following discussion is from section no. 57 of Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Anti-Christ. The translation is by H. L. Mencken. The paragraph breaks have been introduced for online readability. The ellipses are Nietzsche’s.
I have suggested in previous articles, as well as in my dystopian novel, Mister, that the longer we allow our enemies to carry on as they are, the harsher the measures that will be required to extricate ourselves from the present mess.