Interview by Maxime Le Nagard for Front Populaire, translation by Greg Johnson
Front Populaire: You know Alexander Dugin. Can you explain to us who he is, especially on an intellectual level? What are his ideas, his philosophical and political influences, etc.?
Alain de Benoist: Alexander Dugin, whom I have known for more than 30 years, is a theoretician of Eurasianism. This current of thought appeared in the 1920s, both in Russian émigré circles (the “White Russians”) and in the early Soviet Union, within the framework of the quarrel between the Slavophiles and Occidentalists (Zapadniki) which divided the Russian elites as far back as the 1840s. (more…)