I know things have been quiet here since the reboot. Between the day job, a new home – definitely a “fixer-upper”, and the new addition to our family, there hasn’t been much time for blogging.
If you miss my particular brand of pedantry, I’m back with my friends John and Joe from the Logical Anarchy web-cast tomorrow night from 7 till 8 PM PST live. The night’s topic will be “Western Civilization”. See you there!
As a teaser, here are some of my show notes:
Edmund Burke, a compact between the living, the dead, those yet to be born.
Three ways of looking at history: Nietzsche’s Monumental, Antiquarian, Critical
The problem of Culture. Where does culture come from? Geographical, Historical, Ethnic, Philosophical [ Technical, Political, Metaphysical ]
The problem of mere Geography.The problem of Racialism
Carl Schmidt: Politics as the distinction between friend and enemy.
Applied metaphysics – Athens and Jerusalem. The “west” as a child of this union. The terms of the union. The dissolution of the union: Judeo-Christian historical claims, multiculturalism, the scale of values -Nietzsche again..
The rejection of values and post-modernism. Tradition vs “Traditionalism”.
Inertia and “hardening” of positions.
Evola, Guenon, Plato revisited: the map of the decline – from transcendent values to momentary desires.
The way forward: Heidegger, Poesis, a guardian caste, problems for anarchists.