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Aristokratia | Four


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The period of the 19th - 20th century produced rapid changes in culture, technology, and political thought. From the aristocratic radicalism of D'Annunzio and Nietzsche, though to Marx, and the extreme individualism of Stirner, the time was ripe for revolution. It is against this background that Aristokratia IV is set.

Gabriele D'Annunzio: Nietzsche, Politics, and the Ubermensch in Italy
Gabriele D'Annunzio is one of history's most fascinating characters. The majority of his writing is no longer available in English, but his influence over modern political history is without parallel. D'Annunzio was influenced by the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and captured Fiume with the aid of the Arditi, who were referred to as D'Annunzio's 'dark seraphim of the apocalypse'.

Nietzsche: The Physician of Culture
During March 1873, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote a letter to Erwin Rohde, telling Rhode that he was thinking of naming a book The Philosopher as the Physician of Culture. In regard to this statement, there can be little doubt that Nietzsche believed his work would heal some of the ailments afflicting Western culture.

Psycho-history, Physiology, & Social Revolt
Does psycho-history define political ideologies, and to what extent? Psycho-history is a relatively new scientific synthesis, largely developed from the works of Lloyd deMause. Shuster wrote of the psycho-historical significance of ailments, commentating that Karl Marx's theories of alienation developed during the writing of Kapital when he was suffering hidradenitis suppurativa.

Max Stirner: The Consummate Individualist
The Individual and His Property is the most important work by this incendiary German thinker and it unjustly fell into oblivion for a while. With this work Stirner threw down the gauntlet to the entire public; the churches, parties, governments, social revolutionaries, and "idealists".

Ontological Historicism
We think of history as a timeline, as a series of events extending a few thousand years into the past leading up to a vaguely defined point in time known as the present. Worse yet, it has become the habit of contemporary historians to assert that in some bizarre act of teleology that History, in its absolute sense, is proceeding towards a vaguely defined ontological end.

Magick for Housewives: The Thought of Neville Goddard
Why on Earth have you not heard about Neville Goddard before? In Neville, New Thought found its Alan Watts: a self-taught mystic whose tall, handsome, charismatic, British-accented presence thrived on the then-cutting edge audio-visual lecture circuit.

The Idea of the Centre
The idea of the spiritual center can be found in many different traditions. All studies confirm its remarkable prevalence and antiquity, to the extent that we cannot reject the assumption that is universal. The idea of the centre reaches its highest meaning in the Indo-European traditions.

From Heroes to Under Dogs
In consideration of the decline of man, there is perhaps no greater example than in literature to show the fundamental transition from the aristocratic principle to the state of the common man, the underdog, and the anti-hero.

Do Not Believe in Yourself (or Tearing at the Seams of a Flower)
An original work in a similar style and sentiment to Emil Cioran and Nicolás Gómez Dávila.