Against Democracy and Equality

Against Democracy and Equality

The European New Right

Book - 2011
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Against Democracy and Equality was the first book ever published in the English language on the European New Right, and it remains an indispensable introduction to a school of thought which remains a vibrant force in the understanding of European politics. Dr. Sunic examines the principal themes which have concerned the thinkers of the New Right since its inception by Alain de Benoist in 1968, such as the problematic nature of the label 'New Right' for a school which sees itself as being beyond traditional concepts of both the left and the right; its revolutionary political philosophy; its conception of history in terms of cycles; its attitude toward democracy, capitalism and socialism; and its endorsement of 'pagan' spirituality. He also discusses the significance of some of the older authors who have been particularly influential on the development of the movement, such as Oswald Spengler, Carl Schmitt and Vilfredo Pareto. This new edition of Against Democracy and Equality has been completely re-edited, and offers new prefaces by both Dr. Sunic and the principal theorist of the European New Right, Alain de Benoist. Also included for the first time is the Manifesto for a European Renaissance, which highlights the positions of the New Right as it enters a new millennium. Dr. Tomislav Sunic was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1953. He holds a doctorate in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Sunic gives lectures around the world, and has his own weekly Internet radio show, The Sunic Journal, on the Voice of Reason network. He has also authored several other books, including Homo Americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age (2007) and Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations of Postmodernity (2010), He continues to live in Zagreb.
Publisher: London : Arktos Media, 2011
Edition: Third English edition
ISBN: 9781907166259
1907166254
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 22 cm

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How can one possibly oppose such things as 'Democracy' and 'Equality'? What does this even mean? Aren't these people simply mad? To those in the West who see such arguments as long settled, read this work to understand the quite serious problems with our way of life. This book is a readable crash course in the philosophy behind the current political struggle in Europe and it's future. Here one can find the history and ideas behind the nationalist and conservative turn taking place abroad (and here in the US as well). Living in the times of the End of the 'End of History', what comes next?

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