(Background see here, here and here.) Why Study Napoleon? Practical Reasons for Studying Napoleon. Let's get the practical reasons out of the way first. Why Study Napoleon? A: 1: Because he was a “Great Man”. At the very least, Napoleon deserves study because he was a ruler who exercised power both in the civil realm … Continue reading Napoleon: Aristocratic,Militarist Reactionary (3/3).
(Background: see here, here and here.) Arguments. Previously, we set out the assumptions, now we turn to arguments or counter-arguments. 1: Napoleon Did not Remove the Revolution or Restore Enough. Carl’s arguments can be simplified to the central complaint that Napoleon’s regime from 1800 did not completely restore or go back to the pre-1789 regime … Continue reading Napoleon the Condottieri V Constantine the Caudillo (2/3).
Recently, there has a been two contrasting articles on Napoleon (here and here). Fritz Pendleton has written an elegant and useful essay on a long, neglected figure that reactionaries should pay attention to: Napoleon Bonaparte. Fritz claims that Napoleon was: "Europe’s reactionary par excellence." Why? Because Napoleon believed in "natural hierarchies, the kind of hierarchies where … Continue reading Napoleon: Hot or Not? (1.)
Absolutist theory, however, can provide illumination on this; the connection is a necessary one for an unsecure power system, as the promotion of anarchist ontologies – of which liberalism is the prime example – is a necessary development of an unsecure power system of which the modern nation state is the example par excellence. Virtues and … Continue reading The Praxeology of Power or the Science of Elite Action. (4/4).
Contents 1: Introduction. 2: Hoppe's Theory. 3: Moldbug's Theory. 4: Reactionary Future's Theory. 1: Introduction. History is philosophy teaching by example. Here, in part 3, our goal is to present and comment on three reactionary philosophies (or theories) of social, political, economic and moral history. The theories are fundamentally similar, though there are some subtleties … Continue reading Power, Praxeology and Three Reactionary Philosophies of History. (3/4).
Contents 1: The Nature of Philosophy. 2: Epistemological Reflections on the Foundations of Economic Science. (For Part 1, see here. part 3 and part 4 will follow shortly.) (This post is written especially for the great Undiscovered Jew.) 1:The Nature of Philosophy. To reformulate and paraphrase Lionel Robbins' definition of economics as the study … Continue reading Part Two: Epistemological Foundations of Praxeology. (2/4).
Part 1: Philosophy, Praxeology and Power. 1: Moldbug and the Miseans. 2: Human Action and the Science of Praxeology. Part Two: Epistemological Foundations of Praxeology. 1: The Nature of Philosophy. 2: Epistemological Reflections on the Foundations of Economic Science. Part Three: Social History, Praxeology and the Reactionary Theory of History. 1: Hoppe's Theory. 2: Moldbug's Theory. 3: … Continue reading Philosophy, Praxeology and Power. (1).
This is what a crisis is. When things happen that don’t make sense, and you don’t know what the cause of your confusion is and all the normal procedures don’t work in response to it. Like Hilary Clinton, you’re constantly surprised by events. Surprise, however, is all in the mind. The Age of Crisis, the Science of … Continue reading A STEEL-cameralist Manifesto Part 3f: The Crisis of the Cathedral and the Structure of the Imperial Information Revolution.
1: Imperial Energy and Undiscovered Jew get into a discussion on Hamiltonian and Austrian Theories of the Business Cycle here on Pragmatically Distributed. See also our new Error Theory of Economics. 2: Russia gives Turkey weapons. Turkey, the so called Muslim success story, is a growing threat to Europe. George Friedman thinks it is … Continue reading Imperial Circular 01/07/2017.
This round will be shorter. (See Round 1 and Round 2.) Recently, Chris posted a manifesto for a UK Restoration. There is much - very much - to agree with here. However, we see a major flaw in one particular proposal which get's to the heart of one of our problems with Absolutism as a … Continue reading STEEL-cameralism v Absolutism Round 3