Commentary on Dugin

At the time* I forgot to mention that Professor Dugin didn’t even understand my vision. All he could do was, by chance, capture its similarities with different schools and trends. This led him away from it to a point where it became incomprehensible. Clearly, Professor Dugin is more acquainted with the history of ideas and ideologies than with philosophy itself. When he associates my thoughts with an “American individualism”, he makes the mistake of thinking that my residential address somehow influences a philosophical affiliation. In reality, this American individualism had zero influence over me, precisely because it bases itself in the absurd belief of the atomistic “citizen”, a creature that exists only in a legal form and has nothing to do with “el hombre de carne y hueso” of which Miguel de Unamuno spoke.

*The USA and the New World Order: A Debate Between Alexandr Dugin and Olavo de Carvalho

Translated by Pedro de Carvalho

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