Against Democracy and Equality

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 – The European New Right

“A healthy, enduring society, say New Right thinkers, must be based on the natural principles of hierarchy and aristocracy. Carl Schmidtt, Oswald Spengler, Alain de Benoist, and the other leading figures of this intellectual current contend that egalitarianism – whether manifest in Marxism or in liberal democracy – inevitably leads to social decay and entropy.

Rejecting both traditional liberalism and conservatism, the New Right calls for a European rebirth rooted in a stern awareness of history and human nature, and based on a recognition of Europe as an organic entity.”

Contents:

Editor’s Foreword
Preface to the Third Edition
The New Right: Forty Years After
Introduction and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition (2003)
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition (1990)

Part One: Introducing the New Right
Introduction
I. Enter the New Right
II. The “Gramscianism” of the Right
III. The Conservative Left or the Revolutionary Right?
IV. Carl Schmitt and Politics as Destiny
V. Oswald Spengler and History as Destiny
VI. Vilfredo Pareto and Political Pathology
VII. The Pagan Right

Part Two: The Egalitarian Mystique
Introduction
I. The Metaphysics of Equality
II. The New Right and the Elusive Equality
III. Homo Economicus: The Battle of All Against All
IV. Totalitarianism and Egalitarianism
V. Homo Sovieticus: Communism as Egalitarian Entropy
Conclusion

Appendix I: Major Figures of the European New Right
Appendix II: Manifesto for a European Renaissance
Bibliography
Index

Author: Dr. Tomislav Sunic
Pages: 266
Binding: Softcover
Published: 2010
Language: English
ISBN: 9781907166259

 

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