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Why We Fight

Author(s): Guillaume Faye


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Sample: 2.1 ‘Preliminary Elements’

Identitarians and others making up the European resistance lack a doctrine that truly serves as a political and ideological synthesis of who they are – a doctrine that speaks above parties and sects, above rival sensibilities and wounded feelings, that brings the resistance together around clear ideas and objectives, uniting them in opposition to the Europeans’ dramatic decline. Our people today face the gravest peril in their entire history: demographic collapse, submission to an alien colonisation and to Islam, the bastardisation of the European Union, prostration before American hegemony, the forgetting of our cultural roots, and so on.

In the form of an introductory text and a dictionary of 177 key words, Guillaume Faye, one of the most creative writers of the European ‘Right’, makes a diagnosis of the present situation and proposes a program of resistance, reconquest, and regeneration. He holds out the prospect of a racial and revolutionary alternative to the present decayed civilisation. The manifesto’s principal objective is thus to unify the resistance by developing a common doctrine that unites everyone and every tendency seeking to constitute a European network of resistance – a doctrine that goes beyond the old sectarian quarrels and superficial divisions. All relevant subjects, including politics, economics, geopolitics, demographics, and biology are broached. As it was for the Nineteenth-century Left with Marx’s Communist Manifesto, Why We Fight is destined to become the key work for Twenty-first century identitarians.

This edition of Why We Fight contains the complete original French edition, as well as additional material that was added for the German edition. Also included is an original Foreword by translator Michael O’Meara, author of New Culture, New Right, as well as a Foreword by Dr. Pierre Krebs, Chairman of the Thule-Seminar in Germany.

  • Faye makes compelling arguments but in this work, he strives not to argue his point so much as to make it plainly distinct from all around it, and thus to capture space in the intellectual free-for-all-zone that is occurring as a future power vacuum becomes obvious to observers of Western collapse. What makes this book a winner is that instead of blindly bloviating, or retreating into abstruse theory, Faye gives us a groundwork for a new movement.
    Brett Stevens, AmerikaAmerika
  • Why We Fight is a manual for people who already understand the importance of race. In this translation into vigorous, engaging English by Michael O’Meara, Mr. Faye wastes no time getting to the point: Europe, he says, is fighting for its life.
    Jared Taylor, American RenaissanceAmerican Renaissance
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Dedication, Epigraphs & Translator Foreword

Foreword to the German Edition & Note From the Editor

Chapter 1. Preface and Precaution

Chapter 2. Preliminary Elements

Chapter 3. Strategic Principles

Chapter 4. Metapolitical Dictionary

Chapter 5. Conclusion


Guillaume Faye






9 hrs and 52 mins

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