Edmund Griffiths  

E d m u n d   G r i f f i t h s




Can Aleksandr Dugin be called a religious thinker?

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, Oxford, Monday 1 June 2015

From the handout:

“These are the formulae of resistance to the modern world:
        Orthodoxy (revolutionary & esoteric/hesychastic); Islam (Iranian, Shi‘ite, revolutionary; & Sufism); Traditionalism; the conservative revolution; National Bolshevism; the Third Way; Eurasianism (& Neo-Eurasianism); Russia; socialism; Islamic socialism; nationalism; nonconformism; anarchism of the right (and of the left); the social revolution; alternative geopolitics; cultural radicalism; hard mysticism; the subversive counterculture; continentalism (in geopolitics); Tantrism; Dzogchen; eschatologism; the revolutionary Kabbalah (= Sabbataism); the New Right (Nouvelle Droite in the French and Italian sense, not new right in the Anglo-Saxon sense); the New Left; anticapitalism; revolutionary syndicalism; the Last Empire; the New Aeon; the Last Judgement.
        These are the personalities (archetypes) central to our cause:
        René Guénon; Julius Evola; the Archpriest Avvakum; Karl Marx; Konstantin Leont'ev; Georges Sorel; Ernst Junger; Baron Ungern; Martin Heidegger; Ernst Niekisch; Nikolai Ustrialov; Arthur Moeller van den Bruck; Karl Haushofer; Georg Lukács; Friedrich Nietzsche; Jean Thiriart; Fedor Dostoevsky; Carl Schmitt; Georges Bataille; Hermann Wirth; Jean Parvulesco; Carl Jung; Lev Gumilev; Herbert Marcuse; Guy Debord; Gottfried Benn; Nicolas Troubetzkoy; Ramiro Ledesma Ramos; Boris Savinkov; Petr Savitskii; Nikolai Kliuev; Lautréamont; the Ayatollah Khomeini; Ali Shariati; Henri Corbin; Louis-Ferdinand Céline; Mircea Eliade; Ezra Pound; Sri Ramana Maharishi; Gilles Deleuze; Arthur Rimbaud; Mikhail Bakunin; Georges Dumézil; Alain de Benoist; Che Guevara.”

  — Aleksandr Dugin