A Traditionalist Confronts Fascism



This volume, a companion to Evola’s Fascism Viewed from the Right and Notes on the Third Reich, contains many of his occasional essays on the topic of fascism as understood from a traditionalist perspective which were written between 1930 and 1971, thus comprising both his contemporary and post-war assessments of the fascist phenomenon. Here we find Evola’s views not only on Italian Fascism and German Nazism, but also his discussions of other movements such as the Spanish Falange and the Japanese Imperial ideal, as well as his commentary on such diverse subjects as Nazi esotericism, the idea of a new spiritual Order to lead Europe, and the reasons for his rejection of Nazi biological racism. Also included are interviews Evola personally conducted with Corneliu Codreanu, the leader of the Iron Guard, and Count Coudenhove-Kalergi, the founder of the Pan-European Movement (the forerunner of the European Union), and the full text of ‘Orientations’, the famous essay Evola wrote in 1950 concerning the proper approach of the European Right in the post-war era which he further developed in Men Among the Ruins. These essays show Evola to have been an unsparing critic of fascism, always urging traditionalists to aspire for something higher than the merely political.


A Note From the Editor
Foreword by E Christian Kopff
Orientations: Eleven Points

Articles on Italian Fascism and the Right in Other Lands, 1930–1942
–Identity Card
–Two Faces of Nationalism
–Paneuropa and Fascism: Colloquium with Count R N Coudenhove-Kalergi
–Race and Culture
–What does the Spanish Falange Want?
–The Spiritual Meaning of Autarchy
–Legionary Asceticism: Colloquium with the Head of the Iron Guard
–Corporation and Roman Fidelity
–Party or Order?
–The Spiritual Bases of the Japanese Imperial Idea
–Scientific Racism’s Mistake

Articles on National Socialism, 1933–1971
–Critical Observations on National Socialist ‘Racism’
–Is Nazism on the Way to Moscow?
–On the Differences between the Fascist and Nazi Conception of the State
–Hitler’s Table Talks
–A History of the Third Reich
–Hitler and the Secret Societies

Author: Julius Evola
Pages: 194
Binding: Softcover | Hardcover
Published: 2015
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-910524-02-2 |