A Handbook for Right-Wing Youth

A Handbook for Right-Wing Youth

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A Handbook for Right-Wing Youth consists of essays selected from throughout Evola’s lifetime, but most especially from the post-war era, when youth across the Western world had thrown their societies into chaos with protests, civil unrest, and by defying conventional mores. According to Evola, the problem was not with the youth themselves, given that he viewed the inquisitive and seeking mentality associated with the young as essential toward opening oneself to the wisdom of Tradition, but rather with the fact that post-war Western civilisation itself had come to venerate youthfulness over maturity, thus leaving the young without any guidance or authority. Evola believed that it was only by channelling the energies of the rebellious youth into the political Right — not the Right of today, but rather that Right which represents the timeless principles which stem from before the advent of liberalism — thus restoring the West to a healthy and organic condition once again. In these essays, he defines those principles which must be undertaken by youth — not just by those young in age, but those young in spirit as well — if they are to gain mastery not only over their societies, but also over themselves. As such, while this is a book aimed at the young, it is not exclusively for them.

This book was assembled out of Evola’s writings by the Hungarian traditionalists, and includes a Foreword by Gábor Vona, Chairman of Hungary’s political party, Jobbik.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912079605
Publisher: Arktos Media Ltd
Publication date: 02/16/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 182
Sales rank: 243,179
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Julius Evola (1898-1974) has been one of the most misunderstood and controversial authors of the twentieth century. Born in Rome, Evola began his pursuit of truth as a Dadaist painter and an Idealist philosopher, but quickly lost his taste for modernism and moved on to metaphysics, religion, and the occult. Encountering the work of René Guénon, who became a lifelong friend, Evola embraced his concept of the Primordial Tradition and his critique of the modern world. Believing that Tradition was an idea which should encompass the social as well as the spiritual world, Evola saw some hope for a remedy to the ills of modernity in Fascism, although he never joined the Party, and his writings on the subject were frequently critical. After 1945, Evola remained aloof from politics, and attempted to define the most effective stance for an inhabitant of the modern age to adopt and still retain something of traditional wisdom. In recent years, Evola's ideas have given rise to a new breed of spiritual seekers and anti-modernists. Apart from the present volume, Arktos has published his books Metaphysics of War, which is a collection of his essays from the 1930s and '40s; The Path of Cinnabar, which is his intellectual autobiography; as well as his post-war assessments of the fascist phenomenon, Fascism Viewed from the Right, Notes on the Third Reich, and A Traditionalist Confronts Fascism.

Gábor Vona, Chairman of Hungary's political party, Jobbik.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

Foreword by Gábor Vona

1. A Message to the Youth

2. Orientations: Eleven Points

3. Outlining the Ideal: The Trial of Air

4. The Right and Tradition

5. Revolution from Above

6. What it Means to Belong to the Right

7. The Culture of the Right

8. Historiography of the Right

9. ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’: The Credo of the New German Generations

10. For a ‘Youth Charter’

11. Biological Youthfulness and Political Youthfulness

12. Goliardismo and Youth

13. The Youth of Yesterday and the Teddy Boys of Today

14. The Youth, the Beats, and Right-Wing Anarchists

15. Some Observations on the Student Movement

16. Psychoanalysis of the Protest

17. Against the Young

Bibliographical Notes by Róbert Horváth


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