For a Positive Critique

For a Positive Critique

by Dominique Venner


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Before becoming disillusioned with political militancy and retiring to a quiet rural life where he wrote the majority of his historical and metapolitical texts, Dominique Venner was heavily involved in the fight for French Algeria, both during and after the war. While serving a prison term for his involvement with the dissident paramilitary group, the Organisation armée secrète (OAS), he sought to write a text that would synthesize the vast domain of right-wing thought into a coherent political doctrine, a right-wing manifesto in the same vein as Vladmir Lenin's What is to be Done?

For a Positive Critique is the fruit of that labor, and it sowed the seeds for his future metapolitical endeavors with Europe-Action, GRECE, and ILIADE.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912079841
Publisher: Arktos Media Ltd
Publication date: 09/27/2017
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 491,304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Dominique Venner (1935-2013) was a French writer and historian. He wrote over fifty books about history, specializing in the history of weapons and hunting. He served as a paratrooper during the Algerian War, and was jailed for 18 months for his involvement with the Organization of the Secret Army, which sought to retain French Algeria through armed insurrection. He was subsequently involved in a decade of intense political activism, and also worked with Alain de Benoist's 'New Right' organization, GRECE. Before his decision to publicly end his life in 2013, the goal of which was to awaken the minds of his European compatriots, he was in charge of theNouvelle Revue de l'Histoire. In 2015, Arktos published the first of his major works to appear in English:'The Shock of History', which was written for Arktos shortly before his suicide.

Table of Contents

The Flaws of the “Nationalist” Opposition

Conceptual Defects

Ideological Confusion



Organizational Defects





For a New Revolutionary Theory

There are no Spontaneous Revolutions

A Revolutionary Consciousness

No Revolutionary Doctrine, no Revolution!

Nationalist Perspectives

Critique of Liberalism and Marxism

A Virile Humanism

A Living Order

An Organic Economy

A Young Europe

Organization and Action

Notables or Militants

For a Man or an Idea?

Bluffing and Effectiveness

The Notables and the Rank and File

Union of “Nationals” or Organization of Revolutionaries

Hidden Enemies

Zero plus Zero

Unions and Committees of Agreement

Monolithic and Disciplined Organization

Plots or Popular Action

Behind the Times

A Thousand Revolutionary Cadres

On the Occidental Scale

An Exterior Lung

Solidarity and Orchestration

New Blood

To Begin

Theatrical Revolutionaries

Bases Among People

Craft Industry or Effectiveness

Craft Industry

Division of Labor and Centralization

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