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World State of Emergency by Jason Reza Jorjani

In general terms, this essay aims at a Traditionalist ‘exegesis’ of Chapter 6 (‘Aryan Empire’) of Jason Jorjani’s work World State of Emergency. More specifically, it aims at elucidating the ‘Aryan Archetypes’ that Jorjani has unearthed from the older strata of Persian Tradition by expanding on their meta-historical context and by re-viewing them through the prism of Traditionalist symbolic hermeneutics.

The Uniqueness of Western Law by Richard Storey

All of this brings me back to the conclusion of Kevin MacDonald’s Culture of Critique, where MacDonald questions whether Europeans will be able to maintain their way of life or whether they will be forced to adopt the methods of highly ethnocentric competitors. There is certainly an element of sadness to the latter. Richard Storey’s “Reactionary Manifesto” offers some light at the end of the tunnel.

Can Life Prevail? by Pentti Linkola

Linkola lives the life he advocates for others. Until retirement he lived off of fishing from a rowing boat and selling the catch, traveling by horse and cart. He lives a simple life in a cabin in the forest without running water, car or a computer. […] He is passionate about the preservation of life and biodiversity. […] The most concrete result of his activism is the founding of the Finnish Foundation for Natural Heritage. Through this, forest land is purchased in Finland to preserve and protect it from exploitation. (Translated from Swedish)

The Uniqueness of Western Law by Richard Storey

Storey looks not only to historical causes of the decline of Western civilization, but even to more recent events like mass immigration from countries whose individuals do not hold to the same natural law tradition. […] Everyone on the left will hate it – including left-libertarians; everyone who views libertarianism primarily through an economic lens will hate it.

The Ideology of Failure by Stephen Pax Leonard

What we have here is a highly original approach to the modern European condition, and Leonard’s diagnosis of the problems of the West, the ideology of failure itself, so to speak, cuts close to the bone in the best possible way, and given his wealth of personal experience, is unlikely to be easily refutable by those who dispute his analysis of the consequences of cultural Leftism. As a work in the tradition of moderate conservatism, steeped in common sense and a wide yet not unfocussed array of scholarship, this book will be invaluable to those seeking to better understand our present situation, caught between a political elite unsympathetic to the people of a rapidly changing Europe on one hand, and a deeply-embedded social culture of liberal orthodoxy which refuses to engage in any meaningful debate on the other.

The Shock of History: Religion, Memory, Identity by Dominique Venner

… another book, also from Arktos — The Shock of History by Dominique Venner. I have a good quote to illustrate my point […]: ‘The hatred for old Europe was also a major motivation for the communists. They too wanted to create a new man; a homo-economicus […] liberated from the ‘shackles’ that are his roots, nature and culture’.

Hated and Proud: Ultras Contra Modernity by Mark Dyal

[Mark Dyal] has spent some time with the Ultras of Rome. I thought it was a brilliant book to showcase some critique against the modern world and modern football […] and a good example on how to illustrate the modern world and globohomo on one side, and tradition on the other.

Runes and the Origins of Writing by Alain de Benoist

The Scandinavians are suffering from memory loss. We’ve forgotten to remember who we are. […] The complex world of ideas of our ancestors is difficult to navigate in these times, but there are aids. […] In Alain de Benoist’s book, we learn of the runes and the various theories of their origins, and Benoist’s own reflections about their symbolism and applications. (Translated from Swedish)

Political Justice by Alexander J. Illingworth

In a review for Amazon entitled Move over Scruton I wrote that; ‘If, like me, you’re a liberal and looking to understand the honourable members to your right, this book is an excellent primer. Written by Alex J. Illingworth, co-founder of The Burkean political blog, the book is a concise exposition of British conservatism with the oak tree firmly rooted in Aristotelian soil.

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