Even with their eulogy of universalism, as Serge Latouche has recently noted, Westerners have, nonetheless, secured the most com¬fortable positions for themselves. Although they have now retreated to the back stage of history, vicariously, through their humanism, they still play the role of the undisputable masters of the non-white¬-man show. Continue reading “History and Decadence: Spengler’s Cultural Pessimism Today (part 2/2)”
History and Decadence: Spengler’s Cultural Pessimism Today (part 1/2)
Oswald Spengler (1880-1936) exerted considerable influence on European conservatism before the Second World War. Although his popularity waned somewhat after the war, his analyses, in the light of the disturbing conditions in the modern polity, again seem to be gaining in popularity. Recent literature dealing with gloomy post¬modernist themes suggests that Spengler’s prophecies of decadence may now be finding supporters on both sides of the political spectrum. Continue reading “History and Decadence: Spengler’s Cultural Pessimism Today (part 1/2)”
La Grande Europe et terrorisme intellectuel (Rivarol ~ le 16 Mai 2003)
C’est le 16 avril, après le oui triomphal (83,8 %) des Hongrois à l’Union, qu’a été “couronnée” à Athènes l’Europe de 25, sanctionnée par un traité de 5 000 pages qu’ont signé pour la France Jean-Pierre Raffarin et Dominique de Villepin avec la bénédiction de Kofi Annan, secrétaire général de l’ONU, sous l’égide de laquelle s’inscrit donc la “Nouvelle Europe”. Un parrainage assez inquiétant, notamment en ce qui concerne la liberté d’expression.
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America in the Eyes of Eastern Europe
While a massive amount of both critical and laudatory literature on America is circulating in western Europe, only a few critical books on America and the American way of life can be found in today’s postcommunist eastern Europe. This essay is my attempt to add to that literature.
Tomislav (Tom) Sunić, a former professor of political science at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and a former Croatian diplomat, is the author of several books and numerous essays. He currently resides in Europe. Continue reading “America in the Eyes of Eastern Europe”