For a while now, I’ve found that I cannot bring myself to enjoy new films, new TV shows, and other new media, not only due to the active war on whiteness waged therein. I expected Netflix’s Barbarians to be no different, but people were talking it up and I was having trouble sleeping, so I thought, what the hell. I wasn’t quite prepared for what I saw. This may be the first series that I have, as the kids would say, binge-watched. (more…)
The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
New York: Public Affairs, 2017
If the United States is anywhere on the Roman timeline, it must be somewhere between the great wars of conquest and the rise of the Caesars. (more…)
Rome is the project of Luxembourgish multi-instrumentalist Jerome Reuter. Genre-wise, one could call Rome “neofolk,” if one assumes that “neofolk” as a genre simply describes reedy guitars and deliberately vague attempts at mysticism. That describes the music of Rome to a T, a project that attempts to synthesize the often-complicated (more…)
It is often difficult to identify the period of history you are currently living in. Yet there are certain events that give you the feeling that life as you know it will never be the same again. (more…)
Okay, so you’ve managed to forge an alliance of European nations which depends not on “pooling sovereignty,” as the EU is fond of describing its many infringements on the sovereignty of nations, but the pooling of military and diplomatic capability while respecting each European nation’s borders and sovereignty. Things are going well, (more…)
I am always astounded by how bad the films playing in mainstream cinemas look and, when I occasionally go to see them, I often find that my initial impressions based on the ads or a synopsis were fully justified. So when I enjoy a fairly recent film, it is noteworthy. (more…)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964): Or, the Multicultural Dream That Was Rome
Cultural hygiene is a must. Every day, you must try to consume culture that is educational, that elevates your soul, but also culture which puts you in sync with your society. That is a tough dilemma.
Thus, I am on the lookout for old, good films. Generally speaking, older is better.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) is an amusing epic, especially if you can enjoy the Sixties kitsch. The film is attractive in that it does try to show some aspects of Roman life which most films ignore: the animal sacrifices for omens, the Roman saluting, the enthusiastic “Hails Caesars.” (more…)
English original here
Agora (2009) by sa mala jednoducho nazývať Hypatia, pretože nám rozpráva príbeh o Hypatii z Alexandrie, filozofke a matematičke, ktorá bola zavraždená kresťanským davom v roku 415 n.l. Hypatiin život sa kryje so zničením starovekého pohanstva kresťanstvom, takže jej vražda symbolizuje smrť celej civilizácie.
In his Life of Romulus (I,8), Plutarch writes:
Rome would not have risen to such power had it not had, in any way, a divine origin, (more…)
Slovak translation here
Agora (2009) should simply be called Hypatia, for it tells the story of Hypatia of Alexandria, the philosopher and mathematician who was murdered by a Christian mob in 415 CE. Hypatia’s life coincides with the destruction of ancient paganism by Christianity, thus her murder symbolizes the death of a whole civilization. (more…)
You Christians worry and complain about the Jew’s influence in your civilization. We are, you say, an international people, a compact minority in your midst, with traditions, interests, aspirations and objectives distinct from your own. And you declare that this state of affairs is a menace to your orderly development; it confuses your impulses; it defeats your purposes; it muddles up your destiny. (more…)
Translated by Cologero Salvo
This article by Julius Evola was published in February 1939 issue of La Vita Italiana. Duke Colonna di Cesaro was an Anthroposophist, with whom Evola had had a long relationship, dating back to their participation in the Ur and Krur groups. (more…)
Translated by Cologero Salvo
With the appearance of every new work on Roman Civilization, we experience a certain sense of annoyance: in fact, for the most part, we take notice of books of this type only perfunctorily, (more…)
Brooks Adams was an American historian and critic of capitalism from a classical republican/agrarian/populist point of view.
Brooks Adams was from an immensely accomplished family. He was a great-grandson of President John Adams, a grandson of President John Quincy Adams, a son of diplomat Charles Francis Adams, and the brother of Henry Adams, (more…)
Chapter 1 of The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1896 (more…)
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Translated by Simona Draghici, revised by Greg Johnson
As told to my daughter Anima
Man is a terrestrial, an earthling. He lives, moves and walks on the firmly-grounded Earth. It is his standpoint and his base. He derives his points of view from it, which is also to say that his impressions are determined by it and his world outlook is conditioned by it.