It’s been a while since I have translated a book by Alexander Dugin. The last project I did was a series of essays from platonizm.ru, to be published by Arktos under the title Political Platonism. But in recent conversations with smart political philosophers, Dugin’s second Heidegger book, Martin Heidegger: The Possibility of Russian Philosophy keeps coming up, leaving me with a strong urge to get to work on making it available in English.Continue reading “New Dugin Translation Project (on Heidegger)”
New Millerman Talks videos. Enjoy.
Today, Students for Western Civilisation posted an extended version of my interview on academic bias against right-wing thought. Watch it below if you want. And if you enjoy it, please like and share the video.
Back in grad school I was a big fan of Leo Strauss. His books are a welcome gateway drug into classical political philosophy. He was also a great teacher. Generations of his students, following in what they see as his footsteps, have produced their own good works: studies, commentaries, and translations of important writings.
But some followers of Leo Strauss give the impression that they are parroting his dogmatic statements, rather than thinking them through. My latest publication is a lighthearted reflection on that tendency of a subset of Straussians to hypnotize themselves with Strauss’s mantras. It’s also a reflection on the relationship between moderation and philosophy.
Have you ever wondered why right-wing thinkers get almost no coverage at universities, while left-wing thinkers do and sometimes even dominate the conversation? Here’s a new video on that issue, produced by George Hutcheson / Students for Western Civilization.
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Arktos, the press that publishes most of my Dugin translations, interviewed me earlier this week about my research.
Here’s the video:
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In my latest video, I discuss Ronald Beiner’s article “Who is Aleksandr Dugin?” Ronald Beiner is a Political Theorist at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right, which I’ve reviewed here.
I’ve made a new Millerman Talks video about the essay “Trump and the West” by Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Ernesto Araujo.
A translation of the essay, is available here: https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2019/01/07/brazils-new-foreign-minister-gives-profound-philosophical-base-to-trumpian-populism/