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.
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.
… 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’.
[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.
[A] set of aphorisms from the main publications of Ludwig Klages written in German. This book could be read as “thoughts for oneself”, a book of man’s reconciliation with nature and its nature.
What ‘The Problem of Democracy’ really exposes is that the so-called ‘democracies’ of today share nothing in common with the democratic tradition of those who produced it; the ancient Greeks.
Yockey has, of course, been written about before, but Bolton’s work is so massive and content-rich that it is certainly the most important book ever written about Yockey (or will ever be written). (Translated from Finnish)
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)
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.
Maurras shows that what began as the reflection of intelligent writers on their independence from the state turned into a degenerate intelligentsia that became power hungry.
Richard Houck, the author of Liberalism Unmasked joins me today for a discussion on his book about Liberalism. We also take on ethno-masochism from the left, environmentalism, and the metaphysical grounding of the family unit.
Clearly an optimist, the author views the election victory of Donald Trump as a significant turning point in American history, hailing the win as “a revolt against globalist policies, against open borders, against a loss of rights, a total rejection of the Liberal narrative. … The 2016 election was the start of a revolution.” If this revolution is to progress and succeed, Houck argues that the Liberal rot has been so extensive that almost every institution will have to be razed and rebuilt.