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
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 22 cm


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Come and join the metapolitical struggle!

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 very serious problems with our way of life at the beginning of the 21st century. The decades-long worldwide drift away from healthy, sovereign, organic, and local states and nations into a hellish international neoliberal order of federations, free trade, austerity, and one world government is crashing upon the rocks and has been roundly rejected by all western nations subjected to this nefarious political system.

This book is an exciting and readable crash course introduction to the philosophy and ideas behind the current political struggle in western nations and it's future. Here one can find the history behind the nationalist and conservative turn taking place abroad (and here in the US as well) and its leading figures. Living in the times of the End of the 'End of History', what comes next?


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