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Remembering Oswald Spengler
(May 29, 1880–May 8, 1936)

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Oswald Spengler was born on this day in 1880. For his contributions to the philosophy of history and culture, Spengler is one of the most important philosophical influences on the North American New Right, largely by way of his disciple Francis Parker Yockey. Spengler is often wrong, but even when he errs, he does so magnificently.

Spengler’s magnum opus is The Decline of the West, 2 vols. (1918 and 1922). He also wrote three shorter books: Prussianism and Socialism (1919), Man and Technics (1931), and The Hour of Decision (1934).

There is little worthwhile secondary literature on Spengler in English, and much of it appears on this site. I also recommend John Farrenkopf’s Prophet of Decline: Spengler on World History and Politics.

Spengler is one of the most often-tagged figures at Counter-Currents.

Here are the main works we have published by and about Spengler:

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  1. Posted May 29, 2020 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    In 2018 Black House Publishing issued a collection of essays by Spengler, many not hitherto translated ; which I edited, annotated and introduced: Prussian Socialism & Other Essays. (268pp).

    The compilation comprises:

    Prussianism & Socialism
    The Two Faces of Russia
    The German National Character
    Spengler’s’ Intro. to the Decline of the Birth Rate by Richard Korherr
    Nietzsche & his Century
    Tasks of the Nobility
    Political duties of German Youth
    Building of the New German Reich
    Is World Peace Possible?

  2. Alexandra O.
    Posted May 31, 2020 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Oswald Spengler has clearly prophesied the creation and the actions of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and we have witnessed the opening salvos into our Western Civilization quite clearly the past four days (May 28 – 31), in America, and spreading to other ‘colored’ (Spengler’s label) discontents worldwide. I plan to spend the next few days reading his “The Decline of the West’, abridged edition; and have ordered the two full volumes I & II. Of course, I cannot find ‘The Colored World’s Revolution’. I am only so glad that I had managed to read a few pages of Spengler at random just before these horrid riots started, for they furnish the true basis of race relations worldwide, which cannot be remedied other than by firm separation. Without the fine scholarship of Counter Currents searching out these authors and their books and the commentaries on them, we would still be in a muddle as to “how to ‘help minorities with their problems’, “Ah, poor things — what have we done to them?”

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