Thursday, April 28, 2011

The United States and Eurasia

An interesting on-line debate between Alexander Dugin and Olavo de Carvalho (both pictured below) has been going on since March elsewhere on blogspot.

Dugin requires no introduction to readers of this blog; de Carvalho does require some introduction. He is a Brazilian journalist, columnist and philosopher now living in the United States, where since 2009 he has been heading an Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought. According to this institute's website, "the keynote of his work is the defense of man's innermost consciousness against the tyranny of collective authority," and he believes that "the most solid shelter for individual consciousness against alienation and reification can be found in widely varying degrees in the ancient spiritual traditions."

And Dugin, of course, represents another form of Traditionalism, similar and yet different--as the two photographs above, chosen by de Carvalho, indicate. And as the development of the on-line debate, entitled "The United States and the New World Order" and focusing on Eurasian-Atlantic relations, has also indicated.

Worth looking at.


Anonymous said...

I think you would be interested in another name from Romania, Anca Manolescu, who published few books utilsing many of father Scrima's suggestions

Anonymous said...

Really interesting.
IMHO Dugin won the debate.
Corvallo is hardly a Traditionalist, even if he genuinely considers himself as being one.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Carvalho. In my opinion he won.

Anonymous said...

"... as the two photographs above, chosen by de Carvalho, indicate."

In fact, the pictures were chosen as a jest - to highligh the obvious contrast between a simple philosopher, living in the American countryside, and an powerful idealogue, advocating the political reorganization of an entire continent.

Anonymous said...

Excellent debate. Mr. Carvalho clearly won it, beyond any doubt.
This debate is really important to understand today's world reality.

Douglas Solemore said...

I wish I had seen that debate before. I think Mr. de Cavalo won by a large advantage. But what fascinates me the most is to see Dugin's plans exposed booth by Olavo's and his words.

This debate should be turned into a book. Do you have any contact with De Carvalho? You should interview him on traditionalism.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr.Sedwick... there's still more to look on about Mr. Olavo de Carvalho. He's the guy behind all the recent political transformations in Brazil. He has 5000 thousand students on his online philosophy course, manly adressing metaphysical topics. His son, Tales de Carvalho, is the muqadan of the Alawyia tariqa in São Paulo, Brazil... Do not overlook this man... He's very important.

Greets from Brazil