The foundations of the national idea are not merely ethnographic and historical, they are primarily religious and cultural; it is based on religio-cultural messianism, into which all conscious national feeling is necessarily cast.
Elevated Thoughts on the Campus Culture War
Summary: Today, there’s a healthy campus culture war being fough between at least two groups, progressives and classical liberals. In their everyday skirmishes, the sides attack each other with their own perspectives, worldviews, and accusations. At its peak, the war pits two sets of first principles against each other.
But besides the war of firmly held first principles, there is another struggle, a greater struggle, which all sides are avoiding.
Excerpt from “Personality and National Awareness” by Vadim Borisov, in From Under the Rubble (Solzhenitsyn):
Humanism has forgotten what the human personality is. And perhaps it has also forgotten what a nation is.
Foundations of Geopolitics
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“For at least half a century, we had been told that fascism was reactionary and congenitally anticommunist.