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.
At the University of Toronto, I did a PhD in Political Science. My two subfields were political theory and international relations. But I also did a collaborative degree in Jewish Studies. As part of my degree requirements, I had to give a talk at the Center for Jewish Studies. Controversially, I decided to speak on the relevance of Heidegger to Jewish thought. In particular, I wanted to highlight “Right Heideggerianism” as an understudied philosophical resource.
Because Alexander Dugin is the leading “Right Heideggerian” as defined in the talk, I argued that we should consider the experimental application of his Fourth Political Theory to Zionism. If you’d like to hear the argument in more detail, watch the video below and then read this article: https://bit.ly/2FsYmVI
Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Rise of the Far Right
Philosophers have long been seen as politically useless. Socrates conveys the situation in an image. A city is like a ship upon which sailors are fighting to seize control, some throwing overboard or killing others who have managed to take the helm.