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Political Propaganda as Seduction

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Now that the Alt-Right has reached a critical mass and increasingly moving to the real world from the confines of the internet, there emerged the debate about how to present and comport ourselves in this new phase of our growth. After all, the real world is a completely different realm, and holding rallies and public speeches is a drastically different endeavor from posting on the internet, and hence it is important to decide which approach is to be taken. Read more …

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A Note on the Art of Political Conversion

Thomas Ernest Hulme, 1883–1917

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Some day a wonderful book will be written on the art of persuasion, a new sophistic. One may suppose that psychology will ultimately become as complete a science as geometry and mechanics are now. It will be possible then to predict the effect of an argument on a man’s mind as surely as one can now predict the eclipse of the moon. On the basis of this developed science will be built an infallible set of rules for converting a man to any opinion you like. Read more …

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Gustave Le Bon

Gustave Le Bon, 1841–1931

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Translations: English, German

Gustave Le Bon, Psychologie des foules

“A multidão é sempre intelectualmente inferior ao indivíduo isolado, mas do ponto de vista dos sentimentos e das ações que esses sentimentos provocam, a multidão pode, segundo as circunstâncias, ser melhor ou pior que o indivíduo. Tudo depende da natureza da sugestão à qual a multidão é exposta”.

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Gustave Le Bon

Gustave Le Bon, 1841–1931

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Die englische Übersetzung von Matthew Peters erschien zum Gedenken an Gustave le Bons Geburtstag (7.5.1841) am 7. Mai 2012 auf Counter-Currents. Das französische Original stammt von Alain de Benoist und erschien  in Vu de droite: anthologie critique des idées contemporaines (Paris: Le Labyrinthe, 2001 [1977]), pp. 282–284. Ins Deutsche übersetzt von Osimandia.

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Gustave Le Bon

Gustave Le Bon, 1841–1931

1,758 words

Translated by Matthew Peters

Translations: German, Portuguese

Editor’s Note:

We are publishing this translation in commemoration of Gustave Le Bon’s birth, on May 7, 1841.

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