The recording of my reading group on the first two chapters of Leo Strauss’s Liberalism Ancient and Modern, “What is Liberal Education?” and “Liberal Education and Responsibility” is now available.
Another one of my translations of Alexander Dugin’s political theory has been published by Arktos. https://arktos.com/product/ethnosociology/
The Agonist recently published my essay “The Academy, Mainstream Conservatism, and the Dissident Right.”
Have a look.
Here’s an except:
If the exile of dissident academics continues, then it is unlikely that they will remain isolated individuals, each carrying his or her own burden privately. There will be more journals like The Agonist, more publishing houses like Arktos Press (which publishes Duchesne, Schmitt, and other anti-globalist thinkers), more conferences like the Mencken Club, and new institutions and organizations, designed to capture the “brain drain” effect that comes when thoughtful persons are forced into silence. A parallel university-in-exile of sharp young dissidents will attract students past and present, dissatisfied with mainstream academia’s ideological proclivities.
The rise of alternative educational channels staffed by academics of the dissident right—a distant prospect, but one that I believe is to come—will understandably frighten and offend both the left and the establishment right. But it should inspire hope in anyone concerned with big picture philosophical and theologico-political questions, because those questions are not likely to receive their due treatment in a post-purge environment.
Millerman PRO presents: The Fourth Political Theory Reading Group!
The course features:
- 12 weekly sessions starting June 17th
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My Millerman Talks video response to the Washington Post article about Alexander Dugin, Steve Bannon, and the New Middle ages.Continue reading “Dugin, Bannon, and the New Middle Ages”
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”
New Millerman Talks videos on the debate between Olavo de Carvalho and Alexander Dugin. Olavo was in the news recently, after a documentary film in his honour was screened in Washington, DC at the Trump International Hotel. Guests included Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of the Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro. According to the Financial Times, Eduardo said of his father’s team that they “could not have won the election without Olavo” and “Without Olavo there would be no President Bolsonaro.”Continue reading “Olavo de Carvalho vs. Alexander Dugin”
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.
There’s a shorter version, too, which they used for their video on “How Far-Left Universities Create Far-Right Students,” available here. You can learn more about Students for Western Civilisation and watch their other videos on their website.Continue reading “Extended Interview with Students for Western Civilisation”
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.