Olavo de Carvalho vs. Alexander Dugin

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.”

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Extended Interview with Students for Western Civilisation

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.

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Leo Strauss and Straussian Witchcraft

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.

You might also enjoy watching this video on Strauss’s essay called “German Nihilism” or browse the writings on his thought available here.

“How Far-Left Universities Create Far-Right Students”

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 video on that issue, produced by George Hutcheson / Students for Western Civilisation. The main idea is that excessively far-left leaning universities, departments, and professors can make normal, moderate students into far-right students.

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Dissertation Writing Tips: How to Finish Ahead of Schedule

A stack of books with a pad open, obviously indicating that someone is following my dissertation writing tips!

Are you a graduate student trying to write a dissertation? Here are some dissertation writing tips and tricks for finishing on time without frustration. You can use some of these ideas no matter what you’re writing. Feel free to comment below about your situation if you want any specific suggestions not on this list.

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Millerman Talks Podcast: Now on Soundcloud

A few people asked me to make my videos into an audio-only Millerman Talks podcast.

I’ve done that, and it’s now available on Soundcloud.

Here is a list of the episodes:

Episode 17: (Alexander Dugin, Steven Bannon, And The New Middle Ages

Episode 16 (Olavo de Carvalho vs Alexander Dugin) Part 3/3

Episode 16 (Olavo de Carvalho vs. Alexander Dugin) Part 1/3

Episode 16 (Olavo de Carvalho vs. Alexander Dugin) Part 2/3

Episode 15 (Martin Heidegger and Political Theory

Episode 14 (Ronald Beiner and Alexander Dugin)

Episode 13 (Trump And The West)

Episode 12 (Leo Strauss, Neoconservatism, and Noble Lies)

Episode 11 (German Nihilism)

Millerman TalksEpisode 10 (Plato’s Cave)

Millerman TalksEpisode 9 (Zionism and the Fourth Political Theory)

Episode 8 (Inquiry and Moderation)

Episode 7 (Us vs. Them: Thoughts on Fascism)

Millerman TalksEpisode 6 (Zionism, Classical Liberals, Fascists, Owen Benjamin, Dave Rubin…)

Episode 5 (Conversation with Lola)

Episode 4 (Plato, Xenophobia, Immigration, the Far Right, Open Borders, and more)

Episode 3 (The Alt-Right and the Classics, Marcus Aurelius, Steve Bannon)

Episode 2 (Right-wing anti-liberalism, Dugin, Heidegger, and more)

Episode 1 (National Post Article, University of Toronto, Dugin)

BONUS: Intellectual Explorers Club Presents Michael Millerman: Sandboxing Dangerous Ideas

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