A World after Liberalism Philosophers of the Radical Right Matthew Rose

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
14 Sep 2021
ISBN:
9780300243116
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
208 pages: 216 x 140mm
Sales territories:
world

In this eye-opening book, Matthew Rose introduces us to one of the most controversial intellectual movements in the twentieth century, the “radical right,” and discusses its adherents' different attempts to imagine political societies after the death or decline of liberalism. Questioning democracy's most basic norms and practices, these critics rejected ideas about human equality, minority rights, religious toleration, and cultural pluralism not out of implicit biases, but out of explicit principle. They disagree profoundly on race, religion, economics, and political strategy, but they all agree that a postliberal political life will soon be possible.
 
Focusing on the work of Oswald Spengler, Julius Evola, Francis Parker Yockey, Alain de Benoist, and Samuel Francis, Rose shows how such thinkers are animated by religious aspirations and anxieties that are ultimately in tension with Christian teachings and the secular values those teachings birthed in modernity.

Matthew Rose is Director and Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute. He lives in Berkeley, CA.