When asked to contribute to this series on the future of conservatism, I hesitated because it seemed to me that in both the US and Europe what was most needed was not a new form of conservatism but rather a reinvention of the left. For more than a generation we have been under the sway of conservative ideas, against which there has been little serious competition. In the wake of the financial crisis and the rise of massive inequality, there should be an upsurge of leftwing populism, and yet some of the most energised populists both in the US and Europe are on the right. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is surely that publics around the world have very little confidence that the left has any credible solutions to our current problems.
The rise of the French Socialists and Syriza in Greece does not belie this fact; both are throwbacks to an old and exhausted left that will sooner rather than later have to confront the dire fiscal situation of their societies. What we need is a left that can stem the loss of rich-world middle class jobs and incomes through forms of redistribution that do not undermine economic growth.
The video with English subtittles.
Video with the English subtitles.
Video in English.
Video in English.
May 2012. Moscow State University. Sociological Faculty.
The fall of the Berlin Wall was a tragedy for the Soviet world, it was the collapse of the system established by the Yalta Peace Agreement.
Alexander Dugin talks about the need for Russia to build a contemporary, distinctly-Russian school of philosophy from the ground up, thereby creating an alternative to Western philosophical teachings and paving the way for a new Russia that is intellectually dominant and self-sufficient.