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Karl Jaspers, l’Age Axial, et une Histoire Commune pour l’humanité

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

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Du XIXe siècle jusqu’aux années 1960 et 1970, les livres de l’Histoire Mondiale reconnaissaient les divers accomplissements de toutes les civilisations dans le monde, mais la plupart des auteurs et des enseignants prenaient comme allant de soi le fait que les Européens méritaient plus d’attention en particulier au vu de leur influence incontestable Read more …

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Oswald Spengler & the Faustian Soul of the West, Part 2

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Kant and the “Unsocial Sociability” of Humans

I ended Part 1 asking who are these characters with proud aristocratic souls Read more …

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Oswald Spengler & the Faustian Soul of the West, Part 1

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Faust im Studierzimmer Georg Friedrich Kersting

Georg Friedrich Kersting, “Faust in his Study”

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If I had to choose one word to identify the uniqueness of the West it would be “Faustian.” This is the word Oswald Spengler used to designate the “soul” of the West. He believed that Western civilization was driven by an unusually dynamic and expansive psyche. The “prime-symbol” of this Faustian soul was “pure and limitless space.” This soul had a “tendency towards the infinite,” a tendency most acutely expressed in modern mathematics.  Read more …

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Archäofuturistische Fiktion 
Frank Herberts Dune

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Wenn Science-Fiction typischerweise „progressiv“ und Fantasy-Literatur „rückwärtsgewandt“ ist, dann brauchen wir eine dritte Kategorie für die sechs Dune-Bücher von Frank Herbert (1920-1986) – gar nicht zu reden von George Lucas’ sechs Star Wars-Filmen –, die futuristische Sci-Fi-Elemente mit den archaischen Werten und magischen Welten der Fantasy verbinden.

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Karl Jaspers, the Axial Age, & a Common History for Humanity

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

Karl Jaspers, 1883–1969

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From the nineteenth century through the 1960s and ’70s, World History books did recognize the varying accomplishments of all civilizations in the world, but most authors and teachers took for granted the fact that Europeans deserved more attention particularly in view of their irrefutable influence on the rest of the world after their discovery of the Americas, development of modern science and global spread of modern technology.

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Making Sense of Heidegger

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Thomas Sheehan
Making Sense of Heidegger: A Paradigm Shift
New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014

Making sense of Heidegger just got a whole lot easier.

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Le livre de Kerry Bolton : The Banking Swindle [L’arnaque du système bancaire]

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Kerry Bolton
The Banking Swindle: Money Creation and the State
[L’arnaque du système bancaire : la création d’argent et l’Etat]
London: Black House Publishing, 2013

Le livre de Kerry Bolton, The Banking Swindle, est une excellente introduction à la vision  économique de la vraie Droite, qui s’oppose aux forces de l’usure. Read more …

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The Revolutionary Conservative Critique of Oswald Spengler

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Oswald Spengler

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Oswald Spengler is by now well-known as one of the major thinkers of the German Conservative Revolution of the early 20th Century. In fact, he is frequently cited as having been one of the most determining intellectual influences on German Conservatism of the interwar period – along with Arthur Moeller van den Bruck and Ernst Jünger – to the point where his cultural pessimist philosophy is seen to be representative of Revolutionary Conservative views in general (although in reality most Revolutionary Conservatives held more optimistic views).[1]  Read more …

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Little Gidding

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T. S. Eliot

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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Kerry Bolton’s The Banking Swindle

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Kerry Bolton
The Banking Swindle: Money Creation and the State
London: Black House Publishing, 2013

Kerry Bolton’s The Banking Swindle is a great introduction to the economics of the true Right, which aligns itself against the forces of usury. The topic of economics is quite neglected in the discourse of the modern Right, especially in the Anglosphere. Read more …

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