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    Hostile Western Elites: Greg Sheridan

    by Frank Salter In trying to understand why Australia’s political leaders seem intent on ethnically transforming one of the world’s most stable, peaceful and prosperous nations I have suggested that this indicates hostility on the part of the country’s cultural elite. This has been evident for decades in the media and universities.1 To understand what has caused this animus it is necessary first to describe its expression. A new example comes in The Weekend Australian (20-21 Sept. 2014, p. 20) from veteran journalist and commentator Greg Sheridan, who describes the “supplanting” of the historic Anglo-Australian nation by Asian immigration beginning about 40 years ago, in the late 1970s. “[T]he racial…

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    The European New Right and “Judeo-Christianity”: Part II

    by Ricardo Duchesne Part I | Part II Much of what the European New Right deems to be inherently detestable about Western civilization — racial egalitarianism, obsession with economic growth, linear view of history, ethnosuicide, globalism — they blame on Christianity. What is more, in maintaining that Christianity has shaped the fundamental course of the West’s history, they cannot but view the history of this civilization in a negative light. Moreover, since the immense achievements of the West are difficult to deny, in calling Christianity an “Oriental” or “Judaic” religion, and identifying almost the entire experience of the West as “Judeo-Christian,” they have encouraged, or indirectly played into, the view…

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    The European New Right and its Animus against Western Civilization: Part I

    by Ricardo Duchesne Part I | Part II My knowledge of the European New Right (ENR) is very scarce, no more than a few short articles and three books: Guillaume Faye’s Why We Fight Alexander Dugin’s Fourth Political Theory Pierre Krebs’ Fighting for the Essence: Western Ethnosuicide or European Renaissance? I found Faye’s metapolitical dictionary substantively insightful and Dugin’s dissection of liberalism penetrating. But Krebs’ book finally clarified for me something about the ENR I had sensed but was not sure about: its belief that Western Civilization stands for the rise of multiracial societies in Europe. Alexander Dugin I noticed this animus against the West in Dugin’s book. In the…

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    The Islamization of the Teaching of Western Civilization

    by Ricardo Duchesne In the United States today only two percent of colleges offer Western Civilization as a course requirement. I teach Western Civ in two parts, but they are not required, and I had to change the title to “Sociology of Western Civilization” for approval. Since I decided to teach this subject ten years ago, I have detected in new texts, and in newer editions of older texts, a growing emphasis on Islam in their narration of the cultural history of the West. The Western Heritage Textbook A well-established older text is The Western Heritage, by Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, and Frank Turner. This is a relatively conservative text…

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    Melanie Phillips: Does She Care About British Natives, or Is It About Israel?

    by Clare Ellis Melanie Phillips has gone from the left-wing establishment to celebrity status on the right. Table of Contents  [click to open] Islamists, Moderates, and a European Alliance to Counter American Hegemony? Commonalities of Islamists, Leftists, and Neocons: Global Hegemony, Global Homogeneity, and Anti-European Londonistan and The World Turned Upside Down Phillips: Muslims Attack Westerners and Jews for Metaphysical Reasons Only Phillips: Ethno-Religious and Ancestral Origins of the Nation-State of Israel Phillips: Only Israel Has the Legal and Religious Right to Be Ethno-nationalist Phillips: Western-Jewish Alliance to Counter Islamism and Leftism Phillips: Gramsci to Blame for Destruction of Britain by Muslim Immigration Phillips: Pro-American Corporate Capitalism, Western Global Hegemony, and…

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    Oswald Spengler and the Faustian Soul of the West: Part II

    by Ricardo Duchesne Part I | Part II Kant and the “Unsocial Sociability” of Humans I ended Part One asking who are these characters with proud aristocratic souls so different from the rather submissive, slavish souls of the Asiatic races. A good way to start answering this question is to compare Spengler’s Faustian man with what Immanuel Kant says about the “unsocial sociability” of humans generally. In his essay, Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View, Kant seemed somewhat puzzled but nevertheless attuned to the way progress in history had been driven by the fiercer, self-centered side of human nature. Looking at the wide span of…

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    Oswald Spengler and the Faustian Soul of the West: Part I

    by Ricardo Duchesne Part I | Part II If I had to choose one word to identify the uniqueness of the West it would be “Faustian.” This is the word Oswald Spengler used to designate the “soul” of the West. He believed that Western civilization was driven by an unusually dynamic and expansive psyche. The “prime-symbol” of this Faustian soul was “pure and limitless space.” This soul had a “tendency towards the infinite,” a tendency most acutely expressed in modern mathematics. The “infinite continuum,” the exponential logarithm and “its dissociation from all connexion with magnitude” and transference to a “transcendent relational world” were some of the words Spengler used to…