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Western Civilization Bites Back

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Jonathan Bowden
Western Civilization Bites Back
Ed. Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2014
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Podcast no. 18 
Tragedy, Horror, & the Transcendent

John Maler Collier, “Clytemnestra,” 1882

7,478 words / time: 49:12

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The following text is Michael Polignano’s transcription of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture “Western Civilization: A Bullet Through Steel,” Read more …

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Aeschylus’ Agamemnon:
The Multiple Uses of Greek Tragedy

John Maler Collier (1850–1934), "Clytemnestra," 1882

970 words

Greek tragedy is all but forgotten in mainstream culture, but there is a very good reason for looking at it again with fresh eyes. The reasons for this are manifold, but they basically have to do with anti-materialism and the culture of compression. To put it bluntly, reading Greek tragedy can give literally anyone a crash course in Western civilization which is short, pithy, and terribly apt.

Let’s take — for purposes of illustration — the first part of the Oresteia by Aeschylus, which concentrates on Agamemnon’s murder by his wife Clytemnestra. Read more …

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