Fighting for the Essence

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Fighting for the Essence - Western Ethnosuicide or European Renaissance?
Cover of the first English edition of 2012
Author(s) Pierre Krebs, Tomislav Sunic (introduction)
Cover artist Tor Westman
Country UK
Language English
Genre(s) Sociology
Publisher Arktos
Publication year 2012
Pages 108
ISBN 978-1-907166-59-4

Fighting for the Essence - Western Ethnosuicide or European Renaissance? is a 108 page book written by Franco-German doctorate of law, journalism, sociology, French literature and political science Pierre Krebs, foremost German promoter of the European New Right. The preface of the book is written by Croatian professor Tomislav Sunic. The book was originally published in the German in 1997 with the title Im Kampf um das Wesen, but was published in English translation done by Indian professor Alexander Jacob at Arktos.

The book is a devastating critique of what Krebs names the multicultural project that is now being performed in Europe, a project he claims represents the opposite of what it officially posits itself as, since the author on the contrary claims it will lead to the destruction of unique cultural and ethnic identities, and in the long run threaten the identities of all peoples world wide through globalisation and Americanization. Against this multicultural West, Krebs puts forth a vision of a reborn Europe soaked in its folk- and high-cultures and a world of different unique peoples and identities that all guard and promote their own unique heritage. He advices the entire world towards a cultural struggle based on unique ethnic and cultural identities against what he sees as a threat to all peoples, no matter what their heritage is, from the globalizing West, a globalizing thought that according to Krebs has its birth in the egalitarian strains within Christianity.

From the back of the book

"Fighting for the Essence is a devastating critique of multiculturalism. In this book, Dr. Krebs shows that although multiculturalism claims to be the watchman of racial and cultural diversity, it is actually destructive to both, as it denies the significance of racial differences altogether. He traces its origins to the legacy of the Judaeo-Christian tradition, and shows how this has developed into many of the most powerful tools of liberalism of our times, which in turn are serving the interests of the global marketplace by turning all of humanity into compliant consumers. Those who endorse multiculturalism are, in fact, the enemies of all traditional culture.

Dr. Krebs also takes issue with the use of the term ‘West’ to describe our culture, which he sees as an effort to deprive the various European cultures which comprise it of their unique characters and histories and replace them with a grey conformity divorced from any authentic roots, as well as a value system that is frequently used as a weapon against those nations which refuse to share its values. This assault is not limited to Europe, but is something that is going on in every corner of the globe. Dr. Krebs says that it is time for all those who believe in the worthiness of their heritage and unique ethnic identity to return to the wellsprings of their peoples, and defend what is rightfully theirs. With a deeper trench between the camps of multiculturalism and traditional culture being dug all the time, this is the conflict that will define the 21st century.

Drawing examples from many of the most notable contributors to science, philosophy and religion, Dr. Krebs illustrates a truth that is difficult to deny. Anyone who heeds his warning will find it impossible not to accept his challenge to take sides in the ongoing struggle against universal conformity. "[1]

About the author

"Dr. Pierre Krebs (b. 1948) is a major figure in Neue Kultur, the German branch of the European New Right, and is also the leader of the Thule-Seminar. He holds degrees in law, journalism, sociology, and political science. This is his first work to be translated into English."


  • Forewords
  • A Note from the Editor 9
  • Titants are in Town (Dr. Tomislav Sunic) 11[2]
  • Author's Preface (Dr. Pierre Krebs) 16
  • The Moirae Have Re-emerged Onto the Surface of the Earth 31
  • Judaeo-Christian Monotheism is the Matrix of the West 40
  • The Maastricht Treaty Accelerates the Process of the De-Europeanisation of Western Europe 50
  • From the Mass Crowd to the Solitary Crowd of the Techno-economic Spaces of the Global Market Society 55
  • The Europeans ‘Fast-foodised' by the Americanocentric West 61
  • The Coup d'Ètat of Hope Heralds the Re-enchantment of the World 73
  • The Fundamental Laws of Differentiation 79
  • The Key Idea of Territory 85
  • Bibliography 93
  • Index 101

Publication data

Fighting for the Essence - Western Ethnosuicide or European Renaissance?, Pierre Krebs, 2012, Arktos, ISBN 978-1-907166-59-4


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