Postmortem Report

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Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity (Collected Essays)
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Cover of the first English edition
Author(s) Tomislav Sunic, Kevin MacDonald
Country London
Language English
Genre(s) Culture
Publisher The Palingenesis Project
Publication date 2010
Pages 210
ISBN 978-0-9561835-2-1

Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity (Collected Essays) is a 210 page long book written by the Croatian activist, polemicist and academic Tomislav Sunic. The book which was published in 2010 is a collection of essays written by Sunic divided into sections based on content, the articles are taken from several publications, including The Occidental Quarterly. The book, which is his third in English, was published by Wermod & Wermod, as part of their The Paligenesis Project. Sunic is perhaps best known for his 1990 book on the European New Right: Against Democracy and Equality: The European New Right. Sunic is also known as the author of Homo Americanus from 2007.

The foreword of the book is written by professor Kevin MacDonald, author of The Culture of Critique. The book is divided into five parts, each containing from two to five articles each depending on subject. These five parts are: I. Religion, II. Cultural Pessimism, III. Race / The Third Reich, IV. Liberalism and Democracy og V. Multiculturalism and Communism. The book which contains various articles from a classicist heathen European point of view, is additionally of a unique perspective due to Sunic's background from both the Soviet and American economic, political and cultural system, thereby giving him a unique voice as a cultural critic.

Contents

From the backside of the book

"Tomislav Sunic is one of the leading scholars and exponents of the European New Right. A prolific writer and accomplished linguist in Croatian, English, French, and German, his thought synthesizes the ideas of Oswald Spengler, Carl Schmitt, Vilfredo Pareto, and Alain de Benoist, among others, exhibiting an elitist, neo-pagan, traditionalist sensibility. A number of themes have emerged in his cultural criticism: religion, cultural pessimism, race and the Third Reich, liberalism and democracy, and multiculturalism and communism. This book collects Dr. Sunic's best essays of the past decade, treating topics that relate to these themes. From the vantage point of a European observer who has experienced the pathology of liberalism and communism on both sides of the Iron Curtain, Dr. Sunic offers incisive insights into Western and post-communist societies and culture. Always erudite and at times humorous, this highly readable postmortem report on the death of the West offers a refreshing, alternative perspective to what is usually found in the cavaderous Freudo-Marxian scholasticism that rots in the dank catacombs of postmodern academia."

About the author

Dr. Tomislav Sunic ([1]) is a writer, translator, and former Croatian diplomat and professor of political science in the United States. He is the author of several books, including Against Equality and Democracy: The European New Right, and Homo Americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, the London Evening Standard, and others. A respected cultural critic, he is also an active conference speaker and the host of The Sunic Journal radio show with the Voice of Reason Broadcast Network, where he covers topics relating to race, culture, nationalism, and politics. He is currently based in Zagreb, Croatia.

Content

  • Foreword • vii
  • Part I: Religion
  • Marx, Moses and the Pagans in the Secular City • 3
  • Monotheism vs. Polytheism • 20
  • Part II: Cultural Pessimism
  • History and Decadence: Spengler's Cultural Pessimism Today • 31
  • "Gemainschaft and Gesellschaft": A Sociological View of the Decay of Modern Society (Alain de Benoist and Tomislav Sunic) • 41
  • Emile Cioran and the Culture of Death • 48
  • The Right Stuff (Drugs and Democracy) • 58
  • Part III: Race / The Third Reich
  • The Beauty and the Beast: Race and Racism in Europe • 65
  • Art in the Third Reich: 1933-1945 • 88
  • The Destruction of the Ethnic Germans and German Prisoners of War in Yugoslavia, 1945-1953 • 95
  • Part IV: Liberalism and Democracy
  • Democracy Revisited: The Ancients and the Moderns • 105
  • Liberalism or Democracy? Carl Schmitt and Apolitical Democracy • 116
  • The Liberal Double-Talk and Its Lexical Consequences • 126
  • Historical Dynamics of Liberalism: From Total Market to Total State • 134
  • Part V: Multiculturalism and Communism
  • America in the Eyes of Eastern Europe • 149
  • The Decline and Splendor of Nationalism • 157
  • Woodrow Wilson's Defeat in Yugoslavia: The End of a Multicultural Utopia • 165
  • A Global Village or the Rights of the Peoples? • 173
  • Endnotes • 181
  • Index • 195

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Publication data

Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity (Collected Essays), Tomislav Sunic, 2010, The Paligenesis Project, ISBN 978-0-9561835-2-1

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