Category Archives: Dark Enlightenment
In “The Sci-Fi Roots of the Far Right”, leftie David Auerbach makes me want to read the Hugo-nominated 1977 novel Lucifer’s Hammer, co-authored by Larry Niven and the recently-deceased Jerry Pournelle: Pournelle — who died earlier this month — first rose to … Continue reading
Over at Social Matter, it’s time for the awesomely jam-packed links of their “This Week in Reaction”.
James Duesterberg’s “Final Fantasy: Neoreactionary politics and the liberal imagination” is a decently-written, liberal appraisal of NRx of the Mencius/Land variety.
Andrew Sullivan has a lengthy article in NY Magazine titled “The Reactionary Temptation”. The byline reads: “An open-minded inquiry into the close-minded ideology that is the most dominant political force of our time — and can no longer be ignored.” … Continue reading
In The American Conservative, Akhilesh Pillalamarri has a brief piece on “Spengler vs. Evola”: The apocalyptic worldview promoted by prominent political figures such as Steve Bannon in the United States and Aleksandr Dugin in Russia is premised on the notion … Continue reading
I just discovered this very trippy video animation by the talented NRx-er Emily Youcis, a video that celebrates the 4chan-fueled red-pilling of Alfred the Dog, his subsequent abandonment of his vegetative ways, and his eventual political ascent. Place LSD, Dali, … Continue reading
If a photo is worth a thousand words, then a well-constructed, counter-signal meme is worth at least that much. In “A Quick Defense of Memetics”, August Rush writes: For those of us who prefer the written word, it’s easy to … Continue reading
In “Reactionary Political Theory on Contemporary America”, Vincent Hanna summarizes the Mencius, NRx interpretation of Trump’s victory: Reactionaries attend to political reality, not to political form. In politics, reactionaries study power, because politics is the struggle for power. Reactionaries study … Continue reading
“Behind the Internet’s Anti-Democracy Movement” is a scary piece in The Atlantic by Rosie Gray. “White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly a reader of neoreactionary political theory,” the byline reads, “A tour through the pro-authoritarian philosophy gaining visibility … Continue reading
In “How the Golden State Became the Intellectual Capital of Trump’s GOP”, Jason Willick & James Hitchcock note the affinity that iconoclastic, California-based, Alt-Right styled conservatives have towards Trump, and believe it is because CA is experiencing first the radical … Continue reading