Faye also provides a critique of the New Right; an analysis of the continuing damage being done by Western liberalism, political inertia, unrestrained immigration and ethnic self-hatred; and the need to abandon past positions and dare to face the realities of the present in order to realise the ideology of the future. He prophesises a series of catastrophes between 2010 and 2020, brought about by the unsustainability of the present world order, which he asserts will offer an opportunity to rebuild the West and put Archeofuturism into practice on a grand scale.
This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with the course that the Right must chart in order to deal with the increasing crises and challenges it will face in the coming decades.
Guillaume Faye was one of the principal members of the famed French New Right organisation GRECE in the 1970s and '80s. After departing in 1986 due to his disagreement with its strategy, he had a successful career on French television and radio before returning to the stage of political philosophy as a powerful alternative voice with the publication of Archeofuturism. Since then he has continued to challenge the status quo within the Right in his writings, earning him both the admiration and disdain of his colleagues.
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I've been waiting for more translations of books and essays from the French New Right, as my knowledge of French is very limited. And here it is, Archeofuturism in English. This book presents an interesting representation of current Western society and what problems it will be facing in the future. One of the main points of this book is that the West is only floating above the surface of disaster as long as it is faced with a single problem at a time. If multicultural unrest, natural disasters and the crash of the economy were to strike simultaneously; the West will fall. Faye predicts and this future event while also presenting a recipe for building something of worth after the waves of disaster have passed. This recipe he calls "Archeofuturism", an ideology which combines the endless possibilities of the technology advancements of tomorrow with the ancient, lost values of yesterday. Even if you don't agree with Faye in every aspect, or at all, this is still an interesting book. A recommended read for every person interested in marginalized and exotic political theory.