This book is mostly insane. But not completely.
This is the Weimar Republic, to which present-day America is often analogized. Whatever the accuracy of that comparison, and despite the present treason by today’s Democrats similar to that of the Communists of 1919, our society bears very little resemblance to that Germany where, as von Salomon says, “everything was possible and nothing was certain.” We may yet get there, perhaps in November, but our wealthy, aged, risk-averse, feminized society is a very far cry from the chaotic early 1920s ferment in which von Salomon grew up fast. Still, it is worth knowing how men think in a society in chaos, especially a Western society in chaos, even one quite different from 2020 America.
Retroculture contains some pithy criticisms of contemporary culture along with a number of useful tips for individual and familial living while waxing nostalgic for times past. It might be a good suggested reading or gift for an older mainstream friend or relative.
Julien Langella is to be commended for producing an impassioned, and often furious, message from a dying France. Some bum notes and petty criticisms aside, there is much here to enthuse and enrage the committed Catholic, and to educate and inspire the non-Catholic.
Much of the history we in the English speaking world have of World War II focuses on the campaigns in Russia, Messerschmitts dogfighting with Spitfires over London, and the massive island campaigns in the Pacific between the Japanese and Americans. But one of the two founding members of the Axis Powers, Italy, receives much less attention, as its involvement does not neatly fit into the narrative of the world war, having begun operations as a fascist state in the 1920s and leaving the war early in 1943. The post-armistice period, however, was arguably the most difficult for Italy, as the civil war that broke out between the fascists, communists, and ordinary people took a tremendous toll on the social fabric of Italian families, and over 1 million men who were forcibly taken to Germany to work in their war factories. Piero San Giorgio, grandson of one of these men, joins us tonight to tell his story.
What makes the philosophy of one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century so hard to understand? We will be changing that with Michael Millerman who recently wrote one of the most comprehensive guides on Heidegger.
Faye’s insights are needed in today’s increasingly complex geopolitical theatre of shifting alliances and multiple poles of power in the global sphere, making an understanding of what he terms the New American Imperialism as necessary as ever in the wake of mass migratory displacement in Europe.
Lind pins the source of America’s problems on its heightened emphasis on the self. This emphasis began in the 1960s, when that decade’s tumultuous generation overthrew the standards of good taste, style, and manners. The years since have been filled with crudity, busyness, and moral breakdown.
Lind has written plenty about what went wrong and how it went wrong, but “Retroculture” isn’t about that. It focuses not just on solutions, but on the fun and positive ones. This isn’t policy and partisan politics; it’s about asking your grandparents how they lived their lives, demanding beauty in everyday purchases so as to buy less, and maintaining civility and raising that standard around us.
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Wolfheze’s book will be a great source of inspiration for many readers, including those who prefer to interpret concept of a perennial Tradition as a poetic truth. The compelling poetic text section, several new perspectives and many unconventional insights make repeated reading not only necessary but also interesting.
Alba Rosa is a treatise of great erudition as well as radical thought. Effectively, it offers an extended version of the infamous “Owl of Minerva” speech by Thierry Baudet [leader of the Dutch patriotic “Forum for Democracy” party] — on steroids.