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The Theory of a Multipolar World

Author(s): Alexander Dugin

Alexander Dugin’s The Theory of a Multipolar World is a cheerful and optimistic view of a future in which humanity will reach its highest development. However, it will not be the uniform humanity pictured by the globalizing and leveling schemers and manipulators. Instead, old artificial borders will be dissolved and new natural divisions installed. Mankind will blossom in its manifold manifestations, namely the distinct civilizations and the ethnoses that breathe their souls into them. Drawing from a variety of philosophies from both the Right and Left, Dugin maps out the immediate goals and ultimate vision of this theory, and what is required to implement it.

Multipolarity is the tapestry that creates a myriad of colorful potentialities rather than a single dead-end passage, whither an anonymous human mass is herded to languish till the end of days. According to Dugin, the Westphalian system of the sovereignty of nation-states has long since become obsolete and ceased to function. In its place will be erected a continental system of “large spaces” (in the Schmittian sense), where individuals are integrated in the social whole based on the insoluble bond of kinship and common tradition. It will be a time of high adventure, boundless curiosity and the rediscovery of what it truly means to be different and therefore able to think of unique solutions in lieu of standardized ones.

  • The Theory of a Multipolar World, is incredibly subversive in the best sense of the term. Dugin uses the logic of postmodernism against its own advocates, pointing out how appeals to the values of Western modernity such as “human rights”, “democracy”, and “equality” by postmodernists, critical theorists and other professional critics of Western Civilization ultimately prove that – despite their pretence to critique and deconstruction – these would be iconoclasts still find themselves trapped within the moral discourse of Western liberal modernity, a thoroughly bourgeois discourse.
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Contents

1. Introduction

2. Hegemony and its Deconstruction

3. Civilization as Actor: Large Space and Politeia

4. Theory of a Multipolar World and Other Paradigms of IR

5. The Main Themes and Topics of IR in the Context of the TMW

Appendix: Theory Talk #66: Alexander Dugin

Author

Alexander Dugin

Languages

English

ISBN-13

978-1-914208-16-4, 978-1-914208-17-1, 978-1-914208-18-8

Number Of Pages

166

Publication Date

2021-06-21

Publisher

Arktos Media Ltd

Binding

Hardcover, Paperback

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