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Vico & the New Right

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This is my lecture “Giambattista Vico and Modern Anti-Liberalism,” delivered at the London Forum on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Read more …

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“We Are at the End of Something”:
The American Renaissance Interview

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American Renaissance: You have said that modernity is the enemy of identity. Could you explain this idea further?

Alain de Benoist: When one considers modernity, one must consider two meanings of the word. The first is known to everyone: It is the changes of life that come with more material wealth. But modernity is also the product of an ideology that appeared in the 17th and 18th century with the Enlightenment. Read more …

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Evola & Spengler

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“Překládal jsem z němčiny na žádost vydavatele Longanesiho… rozsáhlé a oslavované dílo Oswalda Spenglera Zánik Západu. Poskytlo mi to příležitost v úvodu specifikovat význam i hranice tohoto díla, jež si svého času vydobylo světovou slávu.” Těmito slovy uvádí Julius Evola ve své knize Pouť rumělky (str. 177) řadu kritických odstavců ke Spenglerovi.

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A Brief History of the Idea of Progress

John Gast, “Manifest Destiny,” 1872

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Translated by Greg Johnson

The idea of progress seems one of theoretical presuppositions of modernity. One can even regard it, not without reason, as the real “religion of Western civilization.” Read more …

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D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love:
Anti-Modernism in Literature, Part 4

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Gudrun Brangwen, the Modern Woman

Gerald Crich is only one half of Lawrence’s portrait of the “modern individual.” The other half is Gudrun Brangwen. Of course, Birkin and Ursula are modern individuals, though in a different sense. The latter couple are both seeking some fulfilling way to live in, or in spite of, the modern world. Read more …

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D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love:
Anti-Modernism in Literature, Part 3

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Interestingly, perhaps the clearest parallels to Gerald Crich’s philosophy of life, and Lawrence’s treatment of it, are two thinkers Lawrence knew nothing about when he wrote Women in Love: Oswald Spengler and Ernst Jünger, both of whom were strongly influenced by Nietzsche.

Spengler: Faustian Man and Technology

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Alexis Carrel:
A Commemoration, Part 1

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Alexis Carrel, 1873–1944

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[M]en cannot follow modern civilization along its present course, because they are degenerating. They have been fascinated by the beauty of the sciences of inert matter. They have not understood that their body and consciousness are subjected to natural laws, more obscure than, but as inexorable as, the laws of the sidereal world. Neither have they understood that they cannot transgress these laws without being punished.

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Mark Antliff’s Avant-Garde Fascism

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Mark Antliff
Avant-Garde Fascism:
The Mobilization of Myth, Art, and Culture in France, 1909–1939

Durham and London: Duke University Press,  2007

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Evola & Spengler

Julius Evola

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“I translated from German, at the request of the publisher Longanesi . . . Oswald Spengler’s vast and celebrated work The Decline of the West. That gave me the opportunity to specify, in an introduction, the meaning and the limits of this work which, in its time, had been world-famous.” Read more …

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Nietzsche on Conservatism

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Editor’s Note:

The following is section no. 43 of “Skirmishes of an Untimely Man” from Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Twilight of the Idols.

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