Obscure Subjects: Myth and Metapolitics on the alt-Right

I have a new essay up at the Critical Theory Research Network called “Obscure Subjects: Myth and Metapolitics on the alt-Right.” Here is an overview of the essay: In this piece I consider the syndicalist intellectual Georges Sorel and his influence in early 20th century fascism in France and Italy prior to the rise of the Nazi’s in Germany. I take Sternhell’s line in The Birth of Fascist Ideology and apply this framework to the alt-Right today. I read Jung as one of the silent theorists of the alt-Right and I apply Badiou’s thesis of the obscure subject to understand why the alt-Right, and all fascist politics, produces violence.

 

 

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