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  1. says: Michael OMeara × 9 review review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub × Michael OMeara New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe (PDF)

    New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe (PDF) An entertainingly written and well organized introduction to many of the prominent currents of the French New Right O'Meara has done his research He includes an impressive array of citations and provides some subtl

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    New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe (PDF) I'm done Negotiating the vast generalisations at the heart of this book was like crossing the Taklamakan with nothing but a bottle of

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    characters New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe Michael OMeara × 9 review New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe (PDF) This book is a fantastic introduction to identitarian ideology even if I disagree with most of the authors criticisms of GRECE as that segment are only five pages of the conclusions its still a five star book

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    characters New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe (PDF) Michael OMeara × 9 review I decided to borrow this book from the library to find out about the right wing trend in European politics especially in the context of Trump winning the US presidency in 2016 Overall despite the attempt to link the GRECE Groupement d

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    characters New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe Michael OMeara × 9 review New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe (PDF) An extremely well written book about the Identitarian movement in Europe labelled ‘New Right’ The author delves into the philosophical underpinnings of the new right with a fair amount of historical context and denounces both liberalism and communism as being two sides of the same coin both seek to remove the ethnic people’s in countries with the justification of the economy and materialistic interests The author argues that commun

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    New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe (PDF) Kultur fart sniffers? Any metapolitical project ain't as important as implied and the author seems uick to fall back on unoriginal characteristic liberal concepts like totalitarianism for understanding social developments Reading directly wha

  7. says: review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub × Michael OMeara New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe (PDF)

    New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe (PDF) Interesting Definitely food for thought and a clear look at what's going on with the New Right in Europe I had some issues with the way the material is presented as well as the way the author occasionally uoted authors of literatur

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review New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Michael OMeara × 9 review Pour la Civilisation Europeenne and is designed as an introduction to the European New Right for an American audience. An extremely well written book about the Identitarian movement in Europe labelled New Right The author delves into the philosophical underpinnings of the new right with a fair amount of historical context and denounces both liberalism and communism as being two sides of the same coin both seek to remove the ethnic people s in countries with the justification of the economy and materialistic interests The author argues that communism and liberalism are spiritually deficient and will only further plunder Europe until both ideologies are removed from the political landscape and replaced with a nationalistic government Near the end of the book after a tirade of arguments against liberalism the author talks about how democracy could exist in Europe without liberalism To me the author did not make a good argument for how democracy would work without liberalism and why it s needed at all Perhaps he just wanted to avoid the fascist label

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New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe

review New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Michael OMeara × 9 review New Right New Culture is the first English language study of the identitarian New Rights movements presently reshapin. An entertainingly written and well organized introduction to many of the prominent currents of the French New Right O Meara has done his research He includes an impressive array of citations and provides some subtly deep insights Considering that frustratingly few of the works associated with GRECE have been translated into English this book is an absolutely essential resource for anglophone readers I feel comfortable recommending this to Americans of an identitarian or alt right orientation who are not necessarily well versed in continental political philosophy I suspect even a leftist interested in understanding European politics might gain something from this book if they are able to approach it with an open mind O Meara s writing seems geared toward that sort of accessibility without sacrificing depth or rigor He concludes the book with some apt critiues of GRECE from an identitarian perspective echoing Pierre Krebs and Guillaume Faye This book is a true gem and nicely compliments the works of Alain de Benoist that have been translated into English thus far

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review New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Michael OMeara × 9 review G the contours of European politics The study's focus is Alain de Benoist's GRECE Groupement de Recherche et d'Etude. I decided to borrow this book from the library to find out about the right wing trend in European politics especially in the context of Trump winning the US presidency in 2016 Overall despite the attempt to link the GRECE Groupement de Recherche et d Etude pour la Civilisation Europeenne to various philosophical trends it seems to me the attempt is simply an effort to apply lipstick to a pig as the saying goes The issue is European thinkers are outraged that Europe has lost influence since the war and anti cosmopolitan anti liberal intolerant Europeans are outraged that people that don t look like them dare to immigrate to Europe along with the invasion of American inspired cultural trends such as clothing music styles and the popularity of Hollywood movies which are popular worldwide anyway The entire outrage package is wrapped in a call for Europeans to reach back to their primordial Indo European roots as opposed to Christianity or the Judeo Christian ethic because only European or Indo European paganism is authentically European whereas Christianity Judaism or Islam are all imports The vision for a harmonious Europe they propose is one of a confederation of sovereign states in which the European ethnos that is nation is preserved To me their vision appears rather deadly and static In fact it s a recipe for disaster as the Second World War demonstrated It s uite sad that some Europeans even after the horrors of WWII still seem to retreat back into reactionary politics whenever the new either people culture or the market arrives on their shores It was probably this very backward closed vision of Europe that in fact has kept Europe in a reduced position with respect to world politics since the collapse of every single one of the European empires starting in the aftermath of WWI and finishing with the collapse of the Soviet Union in the waning days of the 20th Century The thinkers referenced in the book and the author himself seem a bit panicked that Europe might be changing demographically They seem resentful of America s success since WWII and American influence worldwide which they probably view as having supplanted that of Europe They are so enraged that they cling to old European examples of high culture and can t admit that America has also had its share of great composers authors thinkers philosophers scientists and so forth The author recommends a European alliance with Russia to counter balance the enemy the USA which they see as imposing the markethomogenizing soulless globalization liberalism the American way of life on the Rest of the World I doubt if any European country would seriously consider a confederation with Russia however even nearby countries that were once allied with Russia and may have at least initially viewed the Red Army as liberators eventually disliked the alliance experience and started to revolt most of these countries promptly joined NATO the EU as soon as they broke away from the then Soviet sphere of influence or once the USSR collapsed The current Ukrainian crisis is simply the latest extension of the anti Russian trend among former allies of the Soviet Union Warsaw Pact states and even former Soviet Socialist Republics These right wing European thinkers say a united Eurosiberia stretching from Galway to Vladivostok could possibly challenge the power of the USA although they admit that whoever rules the waves is going to be in a position to call the shots worldwide a role played by the UK for centuries until it ceded its naval primacy to the USA following WW2 They resentfully regard the USA as an island continent which is why it can project sea power anywhere on earth whereas except for Britain most of the 50 European nations are land powers Some of these ideas are familiar to those who have visited right wing websites and Trump indeed seems to be oriented toward Russia as well as being a racist and a president who has pursued backward and sadistic immigration policies and who is threatening to shut down the federal government unless the Wall is built Therefore many of the backward ideas and trends that are evidently popular among right wing thinkers in Europe are mirrored to lesser or greater extent by Trump except for the constant anti Americanism of these European thinkers who wish to make Europe great as opposed to Trump who says the same thing about America although his policies are designed to do just the opposite I should really not even give this book any stars because its thesis is wrong the presumption that constructs such as race should be the determinants of membership in any polity That thinking is so backward as to be ridiculous in this day and age The author Mr O Meara a pen name unsurprisingly seems to idolize Ancient Greece but only has a superficial idealized airbrushed impression of what Ancient Greece or the Athenian democracy was like He omits the fact that ancient nation states routinely enslaved each other making slaves of residents of nation states they defeated on raided without regard to race thus the wealth and power of Athens was built on the exploited labor of slaves of any color but mostly enslaved fellow Greeks Respectable women were no better than chattel with no rights secluded in the home and excluded from participation in the economic or political life of the city Membership in the polis as a voting citizen was limited to male Athenian citizens non slaves non foreign residents Thus Athenian society was far from perfect It would take millennia for the problems to be corrected in later societies that strive to be democracies emulate Athens such as extending full civil rights to African Americans in the USA and suffrage to women worldwide I read the book to find out about why so many governments in Europe are trending rightward but the only enlightenment was a sense of the author s panic because of demographic changes and lingering resentment that Europe is definitively no longer the center of the world The plaintive cry which echoes throughout the book is how can Europe regain its greatness eerily foreshadowing Trump s infamous campaign slogan The right wing European thinkers referenced in the book seem to believe the battle to regain their independence from the USA starts with taking back their culture that is rejecting US cultural imports and not being part of the world market In this they are living in a world of their own since Europe like many if not most other countries depends on trade to survive As far as culture is concerned Europe has long had a vibrant culture including film industry of its own no one is forcing Europeans to see the latest Hollywood hit and I do not think it would be possible for them to dissuade audiences throughout Europe to stop going to popular Hollywood movies or stop listening to Western oriented popular music or stop wearing blue jeans and sneakers and baseball caps American cultural imports became popular for a reason They have always represented dynamism and the future egalitarianism and anti snobbery which is always going to be popular with the masses The European right wing thinkers referenced in the book view the USA as enemy 1 and thus the book is filled with anti American rhetoric attacking the last 50 or so years since the end of the war as the US according to them imposed liberal governments throughout Western Europe and Europeans adopted American values and culture rejecting their own past And how could you blame Europeans considering the bloodbath of the Second World War and the incessant fighting among European countries that marked the entirety of their prior history I suppose European right wingers like Mr O Meara are thrilled now that the buffoon Trump is POTUS although the impression I get is that these right wingers will not be happy until the USA and its to them baneful liberal influence is destroyed Unfortunately with an inept lying president like Trump even that outcome is possible The uotesFrom the Introduction The True RightInspired by the spirit of Protestant individualism Newtonian scienceand a latest Gnosticism the Left believes in the infinite progress of knowledge and the infinite advance toward social and moral bettermentit was only with the advent of the Protestant Reformation that the embryonic Left assumed an openly revolutionary stance it was from this religious individualism challenging traditional authorities in the name of freedom that most future manifestations of the Left would take their cue Ironically the reformers greatest success would come not in re ordering Christian spiritual life but in undermining the social authority of all religion for in challenging the established church they inadvertently let loose the fores of skepticism and secularismImpelled by this secularizing process which was simultaneously a process of social dissolution modernity took off as other institutions such as the family the trades and the various corporate bodies began shedding their traditional communal trappings for the sake of individual interests the Enlightenment this second Protestant Reformation Christopher Dawson sought to disenchant the cosmos organize the universal brotherhood of man and prepare the way for the inevitable progress that was to issue from reason s reign Enlightenment liberalism would sanction then not merely the rationalization or detraditionalization of European society but the ascent of the capitalist class whose moneyed powers were henceforth allowed to take priority over every political moral and religious barrier opposing it In the course of the 19th century the Right s reaction to the French Revolution liberalism and the rise of the bourgeoisie would naturally assume various shapes but in whatever guise it continued when true to itself to oppose the Left s anti traditionalist subversions the 19th century socialist reaction to modernity differed with the liberal Left mainly in emphasizing a euable and compassionate distribution labor s fruits thus their anti capitalism and in the form of planning a rational alternative to the disorders and injustices that came with unregulated markets socialism even Marxian socialism which Edouard Bernstein called organized liberalism has always been a derivation of the Enlightenment project and hence a complicit participant in liberalism s war on tradition no country has remained as committed to the Enlightenment s liberal project as the US bound as it is to the rationalist principles upon which it was foundedFor Evola s True Rightist all evil comes from the bourgeoisie and its liberalism the Left s socialist wing has abandoned its anti capitalism and in some cases its commitment to social policy moving closer to the market forces associated with the false Right Europe in general abut particularly France Italy Belgium and Germany not to mention Russia and parts of Eastern Europe are today experiencing a revival of anti liberal politics that portends major changes in the European political system From Chapter 1 From the Old Right to the NewOnce the Allies captured Paris in August 1944 the Left with the French Communist Party PCF at its head and the US Command in the rear lost no time in taking its revenge on the collaborators With this orgy of summary vengeance as many as a hundred thousand so called fascist collaborators were murdered by the anti fascist Resistance the figure is disputed over a million interned several tens of thousands sentenced to hard labor a uarter million deprived of their civil rights and an unknown number of others driven into exile the left wing vigilanteswere not only in the pay of but under the command of the American invasionary forces postwar France made the transition to a liberal democratic consumer society With the ensuing consumption of such deculturating products as Hollywood films jazz and standardized commodities reflecting le look americain French culture like European culture as a whole began to retreat The GRECE was establishednot as a political organizationbut as a school of thought to contest the regnant ideology and redeem the fundaments of European culture and identity the postwar make over had eliminated many traditional ways of life in France and throughout EuropeThe origins of the May 1968 French student rebellionlay in the late 1950s and early 1960s when the government introduced an American style university system foreign to the elite models previously dominating European education As one of the world s foremost educational systems proceeded to dismantle itself Greek and Latin were eliminated from the curriculum the character and orthography of the French language were simplified moral and civic instruction was suppressed political national history was replaced by a new social history memorization was eliminated and various pedagogical and psychological methods supplemented with audio visual aids were substituted for rigorous methods of instruction French lifewas already succumbing to American mass culture which Gaullist modernization inadvertently encouraged As Elvisblue jeans and the television screen started crowding out indigenous references the French began to fall under the spell of America s Culture Industry and its antipathy to traditional forms of taste and value one New Rightist would later say that 1968 unleashed an insurgence of narcissistic individualism Not the militant trade unionist opposing capitalist exploitation in the name of worker solidarity but the pioneer of emancipatory lifestyles personal freedoms and political correctness now embodied the ideal of its cultural revolution intellectual moral racial and cultural standards were razed in the name of certain libertarian ideals Marriage family and natality underwent analogous liberations Even Christians began abandoning or downplaying transcendent references for the sake of self fulfillment passing from the Marxism of their youth to the social Reaganism of their adult years the former rebelsbegan assuming positions of responsibility in society especially after Francois Mitterrand s Socialist party took power in 1981 they readily signed on to globalization Third World immigration multiculturalism and the various progressive forces warring on the remnants of Old Europe human rights moved to the center of the Left s value system liberal individualism became all the vogue and entrepreneurial culture crowded out traditional references What provoked this sea change which converted the Mao jacketed rebels into business suited collaborators of American style globalism As the European monoclass increasingly mirrored the New Class forces in control of US institutions and as transitional values retreated before those of American mass culture ti was only natural the Grecistes believed that political and social developments took a similar track This especially seemed the case since the capitalism the Sixty Eighters had attacked in the name of hyper modernism had itself become hyper modern linked to the growing globalization of the market and the denationalization of European economies for postmodernists representations of all kinds are entwined in sociolinguistic webs of signification that know no all embracing truth only their own truths which are indistinguishable from their will to power Every representation of reality they emphasize is a mediated one reflecting not reality per se but a subjective and highly contextualized system of signficatory representations Postmodernists thus celebrate the differentiation of authority and the heterogeneous possibilities freed from modernity s homogenizing abstractions particularly those of a pluralistic politics of difference and identity while criticizing the Graet Narrative s denigration of traditional communities the micro groups and tribal identities Michel Maffesoli postmodernists celebrate as alternatives to modern individualism and expressions of a new polyvalent sociality are typically ones geared to the libidinal impulses of changing markets and seasonal fashions the postmodern condition is both highly uniform and highly atomized reflecting a world market that situates a rootless individual within a multitude of incommensurable micro groups each of which resembles the other in lacking stability coherence and social bond Grecistes defend an ontology rooted in Europe s cultural historical specificity The breakdown of the modernist paradigm needs not therefore culminate in a tribalizing atomization dispensing with organic attachments The young Benoist who was twenty five at the time of the GRECE s founding had been much influenced by the eminent historian classicist and philosopher of science Louis Rougier who was best known as the foremost French proponent of logical positivismAlexandre Zinoviev Hardly had Communism collapsed than the West began adopting certain characteristics of its discredited adversary TheThird Way movement that emerged from the First World Warbelieved that the traditional order could no longer be restored only redeemed though a revolutionary overthrow of the liberal regime From Chapter II MetapoliticsIn the 20th century the notion that politics is an interwoven facet of culture s intricate web is one that has been most persuasively developed by the Communist theorist Antonio Gramsci Unlike his fellow Marxists he thought the state s authority rested on than its police and judicial powers Trained in historical linguistics Gramsci the scholar had learnt that because the dominant speech community exerted prestige over contiguous subordinate communities it was able to affect their use of language the state was able to govern not because most people lived in fear of its repressive forces but because they adhered to views to a hegemonic ideology that sanctioned its activities and made them seem natural In emphasizing the importance of civil society and the power of its cultural forms to generate consent Gramsci s heterodox Marxism anticipated the postmodernist inversion of the basesuperstructure modelLeninlike Gramsci recognized the power of ideas in history The foundations of the European state were preeminently cultural and ideological undergirded by a complex network of civil institutions and by a common sense that imbued it with reserves unknown to the Russian one As longas the reigning institutions ideas and s culture in the larger sense remained those of the bourgeoisie Gramsci was convinced the European ruling class would be able to rule over the subaltern class even in the absence of the state s coercive powers A socialist revolution in Europe in other words would come about not through a frontal assault on the state as Lenin thought but circuitously as the workers counter hegemony gradually absorbed civil society and encompassed the state s political society A spiritual or cultural revolution would thus be reuisite to a political revolution

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  • New Culture New Right Anti Liberalism in Postmodern Europe
  • Michael OMeara
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  • 24 August 2018
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