Posts from ‘July, 1970’

Historical Dynamics of Liberalism: From Total Market to Total State (Tomislav Sunic)

The purpose of this essay is to critically examine the historical dynamics of liberalism and its impact on contemporary Western polities. This essay will argue a) that liberalism today provides a comfortable ideological “retreat” for members of the intellectual elite and decision makers tired of the theological and ideological disputes that rocked Western politics for […]

The Decline & Splender of Nationalism (Tomislav Sunic)

No political phenomenon can be so creative and so destructive as nationalism. Nationalism can be a metaphor for the supreme truth but also an allegory for the nostalgia of death. No exotic country, no gold, no woman can trigger such an outpouring of passion as the sacred homeland, and contrary to all Freudians more people […]

Hellenism – What We Believe, What We Stand For (Kresphontes)

Hellenism (What We Believe, What We Stand For) by Kresphontes on behalf of “Diipetes”,   Hellenism (HELLENIKOS ETHNISMOS) is not simply a Religion and Cosmotheory, it is a certain form of human consciousness and an everyday ethos. It is a strong adversary of the so-called “Monotheism” and this not only due to its being the […]

Christianity – Nature – Nordic Religion (Wielant Hopfner)

Christianity – Nature – Nordic Religion Geschrieben von: Hopfner    Forward Go to the mountains to refresh yourself. The peace of nature will penetrate you the way sunshine penetrates a forest. The wind will give you its briskness, the storms its strength, and your worries will fall away like leaves on an autumn day. John […]

Monotheism vs. Polytheism (Alain de Benoist)

Introduction Can we still conceive of the revival of pagan sensibility in an age so profoundly saturated by Judeo-Christian monotheism and so ardently adhering to the tenets of liberal democracy? In popular parlance the very word “paganism” may incite some to derision and laughter. Who, after all, wants to be associated with witches and witchcraft, […]

Democracy Revisited: The Ancients and the Moderns (Alain de Benoist)

Democracy Revisited: The Ancients and the Moderns Alain de Benoist “The defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy,” wrote George Orwell.1 This does not seem to be a recent phenomenon. Guizot remarked in 1849: “So powerful is the sway of the word democracy, that no government and no party dares […]

Gemeinschaft (community) and Gesellschaft (society) (Ian Hughes)

Gemeinschaft (community) and Gesellschaft (society) Ian Hughes   A major contribution to the discussion of community was made in the 1920′s by Ferdinand Tonnies, who used the German words Gemeinschaft (community) and Gesellschaft (society) with special meanings which have entered the language of social science. Gemeinschaft, normally translated as ‘community’, refers to the closeness of […]

Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft: A Sociological View of the Decay of Modern Society (Alain de Benoist)

  Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft: A Sociological View of the Decay of Modern Society Alain de Benoist, Mankind Quarterly, 34 (1994), 263ff. The text is based on an original essay by Alain de Benoist, translated and interpreted by Tomislav Sunic. Peaceful modern societies which respect the individual evolved from age-old familistic ties. The transition from band-type […]

Book review – The alienation of modern man: an interpretation based on Marx and Tonnies (Farshad A. Araghi)

Book review – The alienation of modern man: an interpretation based on Marx and Tonnies. Farshad A. Araghi   The Alienation of Modern Man: An Interpretation Based no Marx and Tonnies by Fritz Pappenheim. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1968. 189 pp., $7.00.   Though it has been in print for many years, this lucid […]

Is World Peace Possible? (Oswald Spengler)

Is World Peace Possible? A cabled reply to an American poll First published in Cosmopolitan, January, 1936.   The question whether world peace will ever be possible can only be answered by someone familiar with world history. To be familiar with world history means, however, to know human beings as they have been and always […]

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