The Orthodox Nationalist: Alexander Dugin’s Philosophical Foundations

Dr Johnson presents an introduction to Alexander Dugin’s philosophical foundations.

Almost totally unknown to American journalists and academics, Dugin remains an important subject. Hence, a total lack of knowledge does not stop the Regime from speaking of him constantly as the “fascist-communist-Marxist-Bolshevik-Nazi ideologue” that allegedly serves as Putin’s conscience.

Dugin’s philosophy of history is the constant warfare between the individual – the egocentric drive of commerce and exploitation and the concept of Hyperborea, the heart of Eurasia. This is the land of the solar “gods” that represent reason and holistic thought. The proof of the demonic is the rule of the mechanical – the purposeless, soulless machine that exists to create products to satisfy the masses (at their own expense). It is the rejection and negation of the organic and it’s replacement by the cheap substitute of the mechanical.

The west has plunged itself into this faux-world since its own Enlightenment, itself the result of the exploitation of the “Third World.” Capitalism was always international: industry came into existence due to the hyper-exploitation of the globe by the British empire, conveniently promoting the very British “Darwinian system” that, unsurprisingly, gave all spoils to the victor in competition.

We are living in an age where these two irreconcilable systems: the organic and the mechanical, will soon have it out in the final war of the two systems, the “End Times” only dimly understood by American “Christians.”



Excellent and very helpful! I have only recently become acquainted with The Fourth Political Theory and so much still mystifies me but I feel that my understanding has been greatly aided by your podcast Fr Matthew! His being in the MP church but through the Edinoverie makes a great deal more sense to me when taken as part of his weltanschauung. He is practically a human incarnation of the history of Russia from Old Rus through the Mongols (Eurasia) to Muscovy and the realization of the Third Rome and Russian nation with the young Ivan Grozni taking Kazan and the Stoglavy Sobor (his Old Orthodox Faith as an Edinoverie) to Imperial Russia which became involved with Western Education and the Prussian styles of Military and State governance (his knowledge of Hegel and considerable employment of Heidegger) to the Slavophilism of Alexander III and St.Tsar Nicholas II (Russia as a Holy chosen Nation) and the Soviet Period to today his Eurasian Geopolitical views.
Perhaps this is gross simplification and my own stupidity showing but that is why I call him a living incarnation of Russia.

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