Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Dugin’

  1. “Far right news sites entirely in Cyrillic script”

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    February 27, 2017 by AK

    About two weeks ago, Mark Townsend wrote in The Guardian: Another Briton said to have had an influential intervention in the US elections is 52-year-old Jim Dowson, a Scottish Calvinist who founded the far right, anti-Muslim party Britain First. Dowson, from a hub in Hungary, set up a network of US-focused websites and Facebook groups with …
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  2. Michael McFaul’s easy, broken parallel

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    February 5, 2017 by AK

    Michael McFaul, the former US ambassador to Russia, has a blog on the site of Ekho Moskvy, the independent radio station based in Moscow. Commenting on the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council, he wrote: It’s the equivalent of Putin appointing Alexander Dugin to the [Russian] Security Council and telling generals Bortnikov [head …
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  3. Bannon on Dugin and Evola

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    November 18, 2016 by AK

    Steve Bannon, Trump’s strategist, comes across as sensible and well-informed, judging by this 2014 speech. Unfortunately, he is short on new solutions, to say nothing of a new worldview, but that would take a genius. At the moment, I’m more interested in the small things, such as this: …when you really look at some of the underpinnings of …
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  4. All greats in one bar

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    October 13, 2016 by AK

    The good news today is the Nobel prize in literature going to Bob Dylan for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition. Yes – a great tradition, and an author whose work is well known and much loved. Malcolm Bull, an Oxonian at Princeton, is suspicious of greatness, German or American …
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  5. Prof. Snyder, Trump and Putin

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    April 27, 2016 by AK

    In his latest NYRB piece, Timothy Snyder lists a number of Russian “politicians” supportive of Trump. They turn out clowns of varying colors; none of them operators to be reckoned with. Particularly amusing is Snyder’s naming Alexander Dugin as “the leading Russian fascist ideologue and a very important media presence in Russia.”. Technically, of course, the historian is correct: Dugin …
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  6. “No longer hyperbolic” to call him one of the most dangerous ideologues

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    March 11, 2015 by AK

    Professor Ronald Beiner of the University of Toronto discusses Alexander Dugin’s dangerousness in a guest post at Crooked Timber. I am reposting my comment, slightly edited. I have always thought of Dugin as a buffoon and charlatan not worth discussing or debating – with the exception of a brief period when I suspected his verbal …
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