Contents: Introduction: The Age of Crisis. 1: What is the State? 2: The Rules for Rulers. 3: The Rules for Essentials. 4: The Rules for Expendables. 5: The Science of the State. 6: The State as an Exponential Feedback Loop. 7: Coherent V Incoherent States. 8: Imperium In Imperio. Introduction: The Age of … Continue reading A STEEL-cameralist Manifesto Part 3a: The Age of Crisis; the Science of the State; and the Rules for Rulers.
Master Land reports that for Elon Musk he is: …..just trying to think about the future and not be sad. Thinking about the future is crucial and Imperial Energy never stops thinking about the future. Elon Musk, as we recently wrote, is one of our key influences: Our chief influences for this political system, beyond … Continue reading How Elon Musk Thinks.
Here. Adam writes: The relationship between the sovereign and the representative of third personhood is the most important and requires the most attention……. There certainly can’t be any formula here, and the sovereign is sovereign in his choice of advisors as in all things. The only way of mitigating dangers here is to turn attention … Continue reading On The Attentional Structure of Sovereignty.
We are an avid fan of the political theory that Chris has his colleges has propounded. Chris commands a clear, crisp, coherent foundation for thinking about history, politics and statecraft. What we also admire about the theory is that it is almost entirely free of moralising cant and romantic delusions. Commander Chris has seen an … Continue reading Imperial Energy Fires Back (with Artillery).
We owe the term STEEL to Alrenous - who has an excellent blog about philosophy, ethics, politics and anarchism. It was good to see him post about his Steel anarchism again, so we will use that as an opportunity to contrast the two. Steel anarchism (Steel-anarch) is premised, Alrenous claims, upon the realisation that the … Continue reading STEEL-cameralism v Steel anarchism.
We are pleased to see "Boney" getting some recognition – even if it has not yet been fully digested (we will reply to this talented, but impudent, fellow shortly). Mr Quaslacrimas has made some very insightful comments on the challenges of post-restoration politics. Mr Quaslacrimas writes: However it may be, when the reactionaries are ready to … Continue reading Make Haste Slowly.
Napoleon, Metternich, Carlyle, Nietzsche and the “Dionysian Conspiracy”. 1: Nietzsche’s Problem. 2: The “Betrayer” of the Revolution. 3: The Destroyer of Democracy. 4: Aristocratic Radicalism. 5: Nietzsche V Carlyle on Napoleon. 6: Downfall. 7: Summary and Conclusion. Parliaments having failed, there remained nothing but the way of Despotism. Military Dictators, each with his district, to coerce the … Continue reading A STEEL-cameralist Manifesto Part 2: A Dionysian Conspiracy.
Here, at Imperial Energy, we propound the next stage of neoreactionary thinking. Like Marx, we argue here that our conclusions are driven by inexorable logic. The logic of history is not theology; nor is it philosophy. The logic of history is not economics, or technology. What is this logic? What is it that brings out … Continue reading The Cathedral Green-Lights a Coup d’Etat in Venezuela.
A philosopher who argues for exceptional types must also argue for exceptional measures. Reflecting on the first time he saw the Emperor Napoleon, Heinrich Heine, the so-called ‘panegyrist of Napoleon’, also describes him as a law unto himself, the state of exception incarnate, a veritable force of nature. Nietzsche and Napoleon: the … Continue reading A STEEL-cameralist Manifesto Part 1: Caesar Himself.