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Men Among the Ruins


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Men Among the Ruins
Post-War Reflections of a Radical Traditionalist
Introduction: "Julius Evola's Political Endeavors" by Dr. H. T. Hansen
1. Revolution -- Counter-revolution -- Tradition
2. Sovereignty -- Authority -- Imperium
3. Personality -- Freedom -- Hierarchy
4. Organic State -- Totalitarianism
5. Bonapartism -- Machiavellianism -- Elitism
6. Work -- The Demonic Nature of the Economy
7. History -- Historicism
8. Choice of Traditions
9. Military Style -- Militarism -- War
10. Tradition -- Catholicism -- Ghibellinism
11. Realism -- Communism -- Anti-bourgeois
12. Economy and Politics -- Corporations -- Work Units
13. Occult War -- Weapons of the Occult War
14. Latin Character -- Roman World -- Mediterranean Soul
15. The Problem of Births
16. Form and Presuppositions of a United Europe
Appendix: Evola's Autodifesa (Self-Defense Statement)

About the Author

Julius Evola (1898-1974) was one of the leading authorities on the world's esoteric traditions and wrote Revolt Against the Modern World, Introduction to Magic, The Mystery of the Grail, The Hermetic Tradition, The Yoga of Power, Meditations on the Peaks, The Doctrine of Awakening, and Eros and the Mysteries of Love.


"Evola is one of the most interesting minds of the [world] war generation. He has a really astounding knowledge at his disposal." * Mircea Eliade, author of The Sacred and the Profane *
"Evola writes in lively prose with fascinating detail. . . . To read his description of higher spiritual states is like watching a champion mountain climber on a vertical glacier." * Gnosis *
"Disgusted by the cruelty and artificiality of communism, scorning the dogmatic, self-centered fascism of his age, Evola looks beyond man-made systems to the eternal principles in creation and human society. The truth, as he sees it, is so totally at odds with the present way of thinking that it shocks the modern mind. Evola was no politician, trying to make the best of things, but an idealist, uncompromising in the pursuit of the Best itself." * John Michell, The New View Over Atlantis *
"Men among the Ruins is Julius Evola's most notorious work: an unsparing indictment of modern society and politics. Evola rises above the usual dichotomies of left and right, liberal and conservative, through a trenchant critique of the metaphysics that lies at the base of modern values, challenging us to reconnect our lives and our institutions to the timeless spiritual standard that guided our ancestors. Men among the Ruins is not a work for complacent, self-satisfied minds . . . it is a shocking and humbling text that will be either loved or hated. Evola's enemies cannot refute him; they can only ignore him. They do so at their peril." * Glenn A. Magee, author of Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition *
"Not for the feint of heart. His writing typically demands a concentration of focus and a strong level of comprehension." * Robert James Buratti, New Dawn, July-August 2002 *

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