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The Sense of History – Part 4

Modern historiography begins with Machiavelli; Machiavelli is the father of modern history. The transition that he effected between the older ways of viewing the relationship between man and time and the newer is easily obscured by the fact that we…

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The Sense of History – Part 1

The history of modernity is almost coeval with the ‘history of history’ itself – the history, that is, of a specific idea or sense of history which has emerged specially in our time, and which governs us like our very…

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Disquisition on the Origins – Part 3

History and the Origins Following the course of our argument so far, we have been carried to a disquieting vista. Traditionalism and Modernism, these evident uncompromising antipodes, apparently agree on a crucial point: the present moment must be abolished. They…

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Rediscovering the Rational Mind

Some time ago I examined two approaches to rationality: that of Aristotle and wider Greek philosophical society, and that of the Counter-Enlightenment. What underlined both of these approaches was a method of approaching the search for truth which deviates from…

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Disquisition on the Origins – Part 2

Modernity and the Origins Go back; examine the infant even in the arms of his mother; see the external world reflected for the first time in the still-obscure mirror of his intelligence; contemplate the first examples that strike his eye;…

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Disquisition on the Origins – Part 1

[I]t is interesting to clarify the objective value of a principle by means of the demonstration of its universality, that is to say, of its conformity to the principle of quod ubique, quod ab omnibus, et quod semper. Only in…

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Laibach, Playfulness and Fascism – Part 2

We have now thoroughly explained the true essence of art and culture, namely the manifestation of the universal in the particular, and how the retro-gardistic principle of Laibach is a challenging and suggestive experiment to recreate the Absolute in the…

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The Liberal Mirage – Part 1

It would seem that even the most zealous advocate of democracy today finds himself in the awkward position of having to justify a regime which until only recently he was able in excellent good conscience to take utterly for granted.…

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