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The Fourth Political Theory

Author(s): Alexander Dugin

All the political systems of the modern age have been the products of three distinct ideologies: the first, and oldest, is liberal democracy; the second is Marxism; and the third is fascism. The latter two have long since failed and passed out of the pages of history, and the first no longer operates as an ideology, but rather as something taken for granted. The world today finds itself on the brink of a post-political reality — one in which the values of liberalism are so deeply embedded that the average person is not aware that there is an ideology at work around him. As a result, liberalism is threatening to monopolise political discourse and drown the world in a universal sameness, destroying everything that makes the various cultures and peoples unique.

According to Alexander Dugin, what is needed to break through this morass is a fourth ideology — one that will sift through the debris of the first three to look for elements that might be useful, but that remains innovative and unique in itself. Dugin does not offer a point-by-point program for this new theory, but rather outlines the parameters within which it might develop and the issues which it must address. Dugin foresees that the Fourth Political Theory will use the tools and concepts of modernity against itself, to bring about a return of cultural diversity against commercialisation, as well as the traditional worldview of all the peoples of the world — albeit within an entirely new context. Written by a scholar who is actively influencing the direction of Russian geopolitical strategy today, The Fourth Political Theory is an introduction to an idea that may well shape the course of the world’s political future.

Part of series: The Fourth Political Theory

  • In this episode, I look at Russian philosopher and geopolitical strategist Alexander Dugin's vision of a new political order to replace both liberalism and its natural culmination, post-liberalism. I mention the need to differentiate a specifically American version of the fourth political theory, moving toward a position of pragmatic eclecticism that can absorb some of the disjointed remnants of liberalism that infuse our Constitution and society.
    Neofusionist Book Review, YouTubeYouTube
  • As set out in that book, Dugin’s vision of Eurasia, or Greater Russia, is rooted in the political thought of the German jurist Carl Schmitt (1888-1985). Schmittwho feared the Russians almost as much as he loathed liberal democracyargued that the national state with sovereignty over a determinate geographic territory is only one type of political entity among several.
    Brickey LeQuire, The PointThe Point
  • Lauren Southern and Brittany Pettibone interviews Alexander Dugin about millennials, liberalism, identity, and the future of conservatism. (Two parts.)
    Lauren Southern, YouTubeYouTube
  • The writings of Professor Alexander Dugin are scandalous and controversial according to the establishment, yet what about the works of Brzezinski, which are explicitly "imperialist" and liberal. In this talk we will cover Dugin's 4th Political Theory book and then his books on Putin and Contemporary Russian Geopolitics. Contrary to haters, I cite and explain my areas of agreement and disagreement with Professor Dugin in the full talk for subscribers at JaysAnalysis.
    Jay Dyer
  • The Fourth Political Theory is a thoroughly refreshing monograph, combining clarity of analysis, philosophical rigor, and intellectual creativity. It is Dugin’s attempt to sort through the confusion of modern political theory and establish the foundations for a political philosophy that will decisively challenge the dominant liberal paradigm.
    Alex Kurtagic, Counter-CurrentsCounter-Currents
  • More than a review, the aforementioned analysis of The Fourth Political Theory is a gripe against Dugin’s take on fascism. Thinking of a hypothetical reader who potentially wants to get acquainted with the Russian thinker’s ideas or at least this particular tome, O’Meara leaves us in the dark about the rest of its contents. One can only wonder why he zeroed in on Dugin’s interpretation of fascism if at the same time he claims “there is almost no discussion” about said ideology in the book
    RC, Open RevoltOpen Revolt
  • The endgame of 4pt: the world’s traditional cultures must band together in order to annihilate liberal dominance, since it is unlikely that any one of them can accomplish this on their own. Civilizational great spaces (grossraum) must be created in the wake of liberalism’s defeat, which will be the foundation for a truly postmodern world order, one which will honor and preserve real cultural diversity.
    Steve Nolten, hackwritershackwriters
  • What is perhaps initially most appealing about this publication – aside from the promise of an offer of a fresh, viable alternative to the present stagnant political void, this “end of history” in which we find ourselves – is the comprehensive critique of the prevailing liberal ideology from a perspective which neither wholly aligns itself with the traditional positions in opposition to liberalism, nor stations itself against these.
    Olivia Pistun, 4PT4PT
  • Dugin joins us to speak about the subject of his book, The Fourth Political Theory. He begins with an overview of this political vision, one that is a fundamental criticism of liberalism in all forms, but does not fall into communism, nationalism or fascism. Dugin explains the need for critically thinking people in the world to imagine an alternative to liberalism...
    Red Ice Radio, Red IceRed Ice
  • Cultured Thug reviews Alexander Dugin's 'The Fourth Political Theory' available at Arktos...
    Cultured Thug
  • Evalion goes over the basics of Alexander Dugin's 'The Fourth Political Theory' available at Arktos...
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