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A German Mind in the Russian Academe: Ethnos & Society

Alexander Dugin. Ethnos and Society. Arktos, 2018. Sociologists, as a rule, consider themselves free from the demands of historical study in that they may make assertions that have no reference to human experience as though they were empirically verified facts. It is the principal failing of the discipline—and ironic, too, since the founders of sociological study populated their works with direct references to observations of human experience and eschewed groundless theorizing insofar as possibl

Triumph of the Chaotic Good: Reading "Bronze Age Mindset"

"Who is the Bronze Age Pervert?" Is a question many thousands of people have been asking for years now. Ask two different men on the street and you'll get three different answers. Some say he was the scion of a distinguished house of New England aristocrats set to inherit a vast fortune before being forced to flee the country after a certain debacle involving a senator's young wife, two dead Chinese diplomats and a kilo and a half of high-quality Bolivian cocaine. Others insist he was raised as

Putin vs. Putin

Putin vs Putin: Vladimir Putin Viewed from the Right, Alexander Dugin, Arktos Media Ltd., 2015. Alexander Dugin, formerly professor of sociology at Moscow State University, headed the “Center for Conservative Studies” at that institution. That there could exist any such entity itself indicates something about Russia. Dugin is founder of the Eurasian movement, primary ideologue of contemporary Eurasianism, founder-ideologue of the “Fourth Political Theory,” which itself has a lengthy pedigree in

Day of the Lonelyhearts: A Defense of the Incels

The greatest novel ever written about Hollywood is also the greatest novel ever written about incels: Nathanael West’s Day of the Locust. Published in 1937, it is a brilliant portrayal of a land that has forever been a refuge of perverts and pedophiles, of starlets and their pathetic hangers-on. The plot largely concerns the attempts of two men to engage with a wannabe starlet named Faye. In one of the book’s most pungent moments, Tod, a low-level hack who is madly in love with Faye, looks upon

Old and New Conservatism (1852)

Having spoken before about the domestic and foreign policy push factors that tilted high Prussian conservatives into allying with plebeian German nationalists, as well as of the ever-shrinking "enlightened absolutist" centre, one of the most unambiguous contemporary espousals of a kleindeutsch German nationalist evangelizing high conservatives to abandon their dated ways, is without a doubt a pamphlet by the lawyer Wilhelm von Merckel (1803-1861) entitled "Alter und neuer Konservatismus" (1852).

Ireland Fallen

It is a true sign of our sick times that abortion, the legalized slaughter of the innocent, is touted as a sign of “progress.” Well, in that case, Ireland just got a whole lot more progressive. On Friday, brouge-accented blue hairs voted to legalize mur…I mean, abortion in Ireland. The scheissmag The Guardian celebrated the ruling as the result of decades of pro-death agitation. Journalist Emma Graham-Harrison especially sung the praises of one Anne Marie Keary, an abortion activist who was onc

Of Men and Beasts

You would think calling a psychotic gangland death cult that brutally rapes women and mutilates bodies "animals" would not be very controversial. But Trump derangement can make people do quite strange things. Much of the media (including big-timers like MSNBC and the New York Times) falsely reported that Trump's remark about MS-13 referred to "undocumented immigrants" in general and people (some disingenuously, some in actual ignorance) reacted emotionally and hysterically, with the typical den

Despotism Ain't a Bad Place to Be

Simon-Nicolas-Henri (S.N.H.) Linguet (1736-1794) was a lawyer and man of letters who attracted a great deal of attention from the 1760s to the 1780s before falling into obscurity by the following century, in a fate analogous to Herbert Spencer in his own time (with the apparent exception of Japan). His modern reception is as contradictory and confused as it was by his contemporaries. He is chiefly remembered for his supposed defense of Asiatic monarchies as a superior form of governance to both