Quick Review of “Fascism viewed from the right” by Julius Evola

Julius Evola’s book on italian fascism provides a wonderfully unbiased look at one of the most hated political doctrines that has been thought of by a human being . Evola’s writing in this book is slow at first but begins to pick up as you go . The introduction of the book sets the scene for the time period. You will find out that in the first twenty years of fascism in italy. They were actually seeing some prosperity . Evola criticizes fascism from the perspective of a traditionalist. Which he maintains is the true right wing . He goes on at some length on why this is the case . Later in the book , he explains why nationalism is more left than it is right . Traditionalists consider it to be left wing due to it’s lack of respect for hierarchy. Nationalism according to this way of thinking is egalitarianism for us but not for you . Nationalism promotes loyalty for ones nation and people. it doesn’t really give a lot of attention to hierarchical order . Evola also gives an excellent critique of democracy . Explaining that the votes of the uninformed outnumber the votes of the informed . Numerical supremacy drowns out the votes of people that are more qualified to make a judgement on issues. Evola also questions why there is still a need for a political party within a system that is supposed to be anti democratic. The introduction of corporatism was meant to eliminate struggle between business owners and workers. To get the business to be treated like a community. This is an excellent book and i recommend it to anyone that is interested in this topic.

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  1. I personally prefer concepts like”patriotism”, “tribalism:, or “localism”. “Nationalism” seems to inevitably boil down to a euphemism for Statism, which is always egalitarian and anti-hierarchical one way or another; the idea of “Nation” simply codifies this State’s ambition of homogenizing its population, as a pure projection of State power. This same homogenizing State could just as easily turn around and decide to do the opposite by importing millions of unassimilable migrants, if the State reckoned that it would be in its interests to do so. In fact, it already has.

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