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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Breivik's "European Declaration of Independence"

Although some connection between the Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik and either Evola or Dugin has been suggested, a quick reading of his 2083--A European Declaration of Independence indicates that he did not draw on Traditionalist sources. Evola is not mentioned, Dugin is referred to only in passing (in connection with Ergenekon), and the mainstream Traditionalism of Guénon and Schuon is placed on the other side. This Traditionalism is given as one of several causes of what Breivik calls "Islam negationism," the alleged rewriting of the truth to portray Islam as not being the threat that he sees it as. "Rightist traditionalism" comes after "Leftism" and before economic liberalism in a list of nine causes of this.

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