Julius Evola and the Rebirth of Radical Traditionalism
Campaign up again!
Arktos announces our campaign to publish English editions of four of Evola’s previously untranslated works in the coming six months.
Arktos is proud to be one of the forefront publishers of the seminal Traditionalist philosopher, Julius Evola. Despite Evola’s key importance to Traditionalism, many of his books still remain untranslated. We are excited to announce our campaign to publish English editions of four of these previously untranslated works in the coming six month period.
Identitarian Ideas X
Saturday, November 4, 1 PM, Stockholm
On November 4th we will host a private conference, Identitarian Ideas X, in Stockholm, Sweden. This will, unlike our previous open conferences, be a smaller VIP gathering of identitarian activists from all over the world. There will only be 100 tickets available for this very special event.
Get your ticket today before it is too late. Tickets are 74 USD which includes a catered dinner. Ticket receipt and identification will be required for admission.
Reviews and Mentions
Roderick returns to Red Ice to discuss Testosterone Rex. Written by feminist Cordelia Fine, the book is a biased attempt to dismiss biological differences between the sexes.
I urgently recommend Dissident Dispatches as it successfully argues for national churches and Christianity’s nationalist perspective.
Dissident Dispatches is the record of his experiences as a student. The book includes papers written for course credit (with his lecturer’s comments), accounts of his skirmishes with the politically correct, and subsequent personal reflections on both. It is arranged chronologically rather than thematically, giving it the feel of a miscellany, but a consistent theological and political perspective underlies the whole. Weighing in at over 500 pages, the volume is best digested in short installments. What follows is merely a summary of a few of the main themes.
Per Dugin’s analysis, then, Putin’s desire that Russia learn from the sophisticated West stands in tension with his wish to preserve Russia’s distinctive identity and restore her prestige as a world power. Each inclination is manifested in Russian politics by respective liberal and nationalist factions. No lasting truce is possible between these factions, because people whose overriding aim is “to liberate the individual from all forms of collective identity” cannot peacefully coexist with patriots. The “balancing formula” is inherently unsustainable.
As this reviewer has noted in previous reviews of Dugin’s books — Putin vs. Putin and his Fourth Political Theory — Aleksandr Dugin views the confrontation between the United States and Russia in no less than apocalyptic terms and has sought to frame the contest between the two countries as the latest phase in an ancient war between the "powers of the Sea" and "powers of the Land." One of Dugin’s most recent books to be translated into English is Last War of the World-Island — The Geopolitics of Contemporary Russia, and in this book, the author continues to advance this apocalyptic theme. In Dugin’s words, “This geopolitical meaning remains, on the whole, unchanging in all later stages of Russian history: from the Muscovite Czardom through the Romanov Russia of Saint Petersburg and the Soviet Union to the current Russian Federation. From the fifteenth to the twenty-first century, Russia is a planetary pole of the 'civilization of the Land,' a continental Rome.” Dugin attempts to give a scientific cast to his categorizations by declaring the "civilization of the Land" to be a tellurocracy, while the “Anglo-Saxon world … ‘the civilization of the Sea’” he deems to be a thalassocracy. Dugin’s Eurasianist distinction between these two categorizations thus replaces all other ideological distinctions across the whole sweep of the modern era; in his Eurasianist ideology, the enduring conflict is not national or economic, but a battle between ideological agendas framed by the "Land" and "Sea." In Dugin’s assessment, Russia's role as the "civilization of the Land" has “preserved a verticle, hierarchical, ‘messianic’ structure of government." Whatever the ideology, for Dugin, “Russia moved toward world dominance”: