Jan 04, Esdaile rated it liked it This is a flawed work, a deeply flawed work and in some respects a disgraceful one but flawed and disgraceful works have a habit of becoming historically significant despite or even because of their very flaws if their approach or honesty is not matched by more staid and respectable writers of the day. So it may well prove with this book. Faye relishes provocation. It is a paradox, and one about which Faye is aware in his book, that the European New Right in general has failed to make an impact at the very time that the march of events might have been expected to play into its hands: the end of the cold war, the decline of political Manicheanism East versus West , the decline of nationalism as a relevant political alternative to liberalism.
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Author s : Guillaume Faye Archeofuturism, an important work in the tradition of the European New Right, is finally now available in English. Challenging many assumptions held by the Right, this book generated much debate when it was first published in French in Faye believes that the future of the Right requires a transcendence of the division between those who wish for a restoration of the traditions of the past, and those who are calling for new social and technological forms — creating a synthesis which will amplify the strengths and restrain the excesses of both: Archeofuturism.
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 and , 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.
After departing in 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. Part of series: Archeofuturism Reviews and Related Articles 7 Faye was unique, a spiritual son and true successor of Charles Maurras, the last French political activist who can really rival Faye in output and perennial significance.
We can scarcely understand the present and future of the Western Right without reading Faye. This is particularly well illustrated by the final chapter, which is a fictional short-story about a possible archeofuturistic future. The first attempts to correlate the current global chaos with the end of modernity as a consequence of the failure from fundamentally unrealistic, egalitarian ideologies that maintain our civilization at present.
Much of it is fanciful, but Dr.