Against Democracy and Equality: The European New Right

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Arktos, 2011 - Political Science - 266 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - Conor - Goodreads

I'm going to split this between the odd context around this book, including some of the reviews on this site, and then to, well, the text. 1) This book had a strange pathway into my hands. I borrowed ... Read full review

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User Review  - w - Goodreads

Not all that well-written; it's obvious that Sunic isn't a native English speaker. That doesn't much impact the book itself, since the clear lack of editing usually just manifests itself in the form ... Read full review

Contents

Editors Foreword
7
Forty Years After
15
Introduction and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition 2003
30
Preface to the First Edition 1990
37
Introduction
43
Enter the New Right
50
The Gramscianism of the Right
69
Vilfredo Pareto and Political Pathology
99
The Pagan Right
107
The Egalitarian Mystique
123
The Metaphysics of Equality
131
The New Right and the Elusive Equality
141
Major Figures of the European New Right
203
Bibliography
245
Index
256
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