Alain de Benoist is the leading thinker of the European ‘New Right’ movement, a school of political thought founded in France in 1968 with the establishment of GRECE (Research and Study Group for European Civilisation). He has authored dozens of books and essays on topics such as immigration, religion, philosophy and political theory. In 1978, he received the Grand Prix de l'Essai from the Académie Française for his book Vu de droite [View from the Right].
Kerry Bolton holds doctorates in Historical Theology and Theology; Ph.D. (Hist. Th.), Th.D. as well as in other areas. He is a contributing writer for The Foreign Policy Journal, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social and Political Research in Greece. His papers and articles have been published by both scholarly and popular media, including the International Journal of Social Economics; Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies; Geopolitika; World Affairs and India Quarterly.
Richard J. Cole (Radha Mohan Das) is Secretary of ISKCON's Communications Department at Bhaktivedanta Manor, and specializes in writing and performing dramas based on India's Vedic scriptures. He has also helped with the publication of a number of children's books. Along with Graham Dwyer, he has previously co-authored The Hare Krishna Movement: Forty Years of Chant and Change (2007).
Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya is the founder, philosophical guide, and leader of the global Dharma Nation movement. He has been a follower of Sanatana Dharma (popularly known as "Hinduism") for the last four decades, and holds a doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has written and lectured extensively on various issues related to Dharma at many academic conferences, universities and interfaith events.
Alexander Dugin (b. 1962) is one of the best-known writers and political commentators in post-Soviet Russia. In addition to the many books he has authored on political, philosophical and spiritual topics, he currently serves on the staff of Moscow State University. For more than a decade, he has also been an advisor to Vladimir Putin and others in the Kremlin on geopolitical matters, being a vocal advocate of a return of Russian power to the global stage, to act as a counterweight to American domination.
Graham Dwyer is currently Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, University of Winchester. He has specialized in the Hare Krishna movement since 2002, and helped to produce a documentary film about it which was released in 2012, Leap. Along with Richard J. Cole, he has previously co-authored The Hare Krishna Movement: Forty Years of Chant and Change (2007).
Koenraad Elst (b. 1959), born in Leuven, Belgium, is one of the most important authors on topics related to modern Hinduism and its political aspects today.He has published many essays and articles, and nearly 20 books on topics related to modern Hinduism and its political aspects. His work has earned praise from many prominent Indian thinkers. Arktos has published a collection of his essays on various topics, Return of the Swastika: Hate and Hysteria versus Hindu Sanity.
Julius Evola (1898-1974) has been one of the most misunderstood and controversial authors of the Twentieth century. Born in Rome, Evola began his pursuit of truth as a Dadaist painter and an Idealist philosopher, but quickly lost his taste for modernism and moved on to metaphysics, religion, and the occult. Encountering the work of René Guénon, who became a lifelong friend, Evola embraced his concept of the Tradition and his critique of the modern world.
Guillaume Faye was born in 1949 and received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris. He was one of the principal organisers of the French New Right organisation GRECE during the 1970s and '80s, and at the same time cultivated his career as a journalist, particularly in the news magazines Figaro and Paris-Match. For more than a decade, he worked as a broadcaster for the French radio station Skyrock, and for France 2 TV. He returned to the political fray in 1998 with the publication of L'Archeofuturisme and has since produced a series of books which have challenged and reinvigorated readers throughout the world.
Andrew Fraser was born in Canada, and is a former professor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He has written extensively on politics, constitutional law, jurisprudence and legal education in various Anglo-Saxon law reviews and other print and online journals. In 2011, Arktos published his The WASP Question, which is a study of the ethnocultural problems that White Anglo-Saxon Protestants have in retaining their identity in the postmodern world.
Paul Gottfried (b. 1941) has been one of America’s leading intellectual historians and paleoconservative thinkers for over 40 years, and is the author of many books, including the landmark Conservatism in America (2007). A critic of the neoconservative movement, he has warned against the growing lack of distinctions between the Democratic and Republican parties and the rise of the managerial state.
Porus Homi Havewala is a Zoroastrian Parsi who is native to Mumbai, India. The Parsis are a religious and ethnic community which migrated from Iran into India at the time of the Arab invasion. The stated purpose of Havewala's writing is to inspire his 'fellow Aryan Zoroastrians, especially the young, with faith and righteous pride in their religion like their Aryan ancestors in ancient times, as well as to educate others about their remarkable history and beliefs.'
Rachel Haywire is an author and tech journalist from Los Angeles, California. She runs the dissident political magazine Trigger Warning and was the founder of both the Extreme Futurist Festival and INSTED. Once upon a time she was also an industrial music producer and fetish model, who was featured in various anthologies about the occult, politics, philosophy, and alternative culture.
Lars Holger Holm is a Swedish author and violinist. He has written on a variety of subjects, such as the European musical tradition, for publications like Svenska Dagbladet, Samtidsmagasinet Salt and Expressen, and spent several years as a host on the classical music radio station Stockholm Classic FM. His writing is grounded in a hardy, common sense conservatism with liberal tendencies and a strong, positive attitude towards Europe as a whole.
Alexander Jacob is an Indian-born academic and author. He received his Ph.D. in the History of Ideas at Pennsylvania State University with an essay on Henry More's A Platonick Song of the Soul. He has also worked at York University and the University of Toronto. Dr. Jacob has published numerous translations and studies. He has recently republished his work on the subject of Idealistic philosophy and the unconscious via Arktos, De Naturae Natura (2011), and completed translations of books by Alain de Benoist, Pierre Krebs and Hans-Jurgen Syberberg for Arktos.
Henrik Johansson is a Swedish author and writer with a long history in the Swedish nationalist scene. His professional experience as, among other things, a circus artist has given him a multifaceted and unique view of existence, something which is made explicitly clear in his writing. Today Johansson is mainly active as an author of fiction, and in addition to his first novel, Sista Steget, he has published a collection of short stories entitled Vattnet under broarna with Arktos.
Peter King is a social philosopher, writer, and anti-radical focusing on antimodernism and conservatism. His recent work focuses on two areas: first, on what it means to be an antimodernist in the world today; and secondly, on the impact of conservative ideas on public policy. Peter is the author of 16 books, most recently Reaction: Against the Modern World (Imprint Academic, 2012) and The Antimodern Condition: An Argument against Progress (Ashgate, 2014), the latter of which focuses on the thought of René Guénon. Peter is currently Reader in Social Thought at De Montfort University.
Ludwig Klages (1872-1956), born in Hanover, Germany, has become one of the twentieth century's most unjustly neglected thinkers. Klages rejected the modern world that he saw in development, calling for a renewal of civilization based upon the ideas of ancient Greece and German Romanticism. Klages was also responsible for making the unconscious the focus of modern psychology, and for introducing the introvert-extrovert scale to the discipline. He was honored by the German government with a Festschrift in conjunction with his 80th birthday.
Dr. Pierre Krebs (b. 1948) is a major figure in Neue Kultur [New Culture], the German branch of the European New Right, and is also the chairman of the Thule-Seminar. He is a doctor of French literature and also holds degrees in law, journalism, sociology, and political science. Arktos has published his book Fighting for the Essence: Western Ethnosuicide or European Renaissance?, which is a devastating critique of multiculturalism.
Pentti Linkola (b. 1932) is a Finnish radical environmentalist who is the author of Can Life Prevail?: A Radical Approach to the Environmental Crisis, published by Arktos, that remains his only work to appear in English to date. He has lived his entire life as a fisherman. Linkola’s disgust with the fate of the natural world at the hands of modern civilisation, has led him to write a series of essays deploring the course of ‘progress’ in Finland and advocating deep ecology as the only means to reverse these trends throughout the world.
H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is widely considered to have been the greatest writer of horror fiction of the twentieth century. Best-known for the stories that comprise his "Cthulhu Mythos," Lovecraft depicted a dark world dominated by unseen and malevolent forces, which mirrored his own hostility to everything associated with the modern world, which he saw as being in a continual state of decline and decay. He continues to be extremely influential upon writers, filmmakers and artists to this day.
Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876-1925) was primarily a man of letters who translated all of Dostoevsky’s works into German for the first time, as well as an advocate of German nationalism, authoring an eight-volume history of great figures from German history. Arktos has published his book, Germany's Third Empire, first published in German in 1923, which became known as one of the most fundamental works of the German Conservative Revolution.
Michael O'Meara, Ph.D., studied social theory at the Ècoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and modern European history at the University of California. Arktos has published the second edition of his New Culture, New Right: Anti-Liberalism in Postmodern Europe, originally published in 2004, which examines the intellectual contours of the European New Right, as well as his Guillaume Faye and the Battle of Europe (2013), a collection of essays by and about the New Right’s leading identitarian theorist.
Brian Anse Patrick is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Toledo. In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Communication Research, he is the author of The Ten Commandments of Propaganda (Arktos 2013), The National Rifle Association and the Media: The Motivating Force of Negative Coverage (Arktos 2013), Rise of the Anti-Media: Informational Sociology of the American Concealed Weapon Carry Movement (Arktos 2014), and Zombology: Zombies and the Decline of the West (and Guns) (Arktos 2014).
Tito Perdue was born in 1938 in Chile, the son of an electrical engineer from Alabama who was working there at the time. After holding positions at various university libraries, Tito has devoted himself full-time to writing since 1983. He has published seven novels to date, many of which deal with the life and times of Leland Pefley. His first novel, 1991's Lee, received favorable reviews in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Reader and The New England Review of Books. Arktos will be publishing his novel Morning Crafts on May 1, 2013.
Born in 1956 in Southern India, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar holds degrees in both Vedic literature and physics. He founded The Art of Living Foundation as an international, non-profit, educational, and humanitarian organization. Sri Sri has rekindled the traditions of yoga and meditation and has offered them in a form that works in the 21st century. Today, he is one of the most respected spiritual leaders in India.
Steven J. Rosen, also known as Satyaraja Dasa, is a writer on topics of religion and Hinduism in general, and the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism in particular. He is co-editor of the ISKCON journal Back to Godhead, as well as founder and editor of The Journal of Vaishnava Studies. Arktos has published Rosen's books The Jedi in the Lotus: Star Wars and the Hindu Tradition, which discusses the connections between the world of George Lucas' Star Wars films and Hindu myth, history and metaphysics, and The Agni and the Ecstasy: Collected Essays of Steven J. Rosen, which collects many of the essays he has written in the course of his career.
Richard Rudgley is a critically acclaimed author and TV presenter. In 1991 he became the first winner of the British Museum Prometheus Award which resulted in the publication of his first book, Essential Substances. He has written and presented several documentaries that have aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and on various other channels internationally. Arktos has republished his books Essential Substances: A Cultural History of Intoxication, which is about the history of intoxicants in the world’s civilisations; Wildest Dreams: An Anthology of Drug-Related Literature, which collects writings both ancient and modern describing the drug experience; and Barbarians, which is about the Dark Ages.
Roger Scruton is the most acclaimed English philosopher of our time. His field is aesthetics, but he has also written several well-received books on the subject of conservatism and English identity over the course of his career. He has published more than thirty books. In 2014, British MEP Daniel Hannan of the Conservative Party praised Scruton as 'the man who, more than any other, has defined what conservatism is'. Arktos will soon be publishing the Swedish translation of his 2014 book, How to be a Conservative.
Troy Southgate (b. 1965), the author of Arktos’ Tradition and Revolution: Collected Writings of Troy Southgate, has had a long and varied career in the arena of radical politics, having pursued his social and spiritual visions as an organiser, as an author and as a musician. Born in London, Troy developed an early interest in politics and worked for the National Front as a teenager. He broke with the NF in 1989 and has been involved with a successive series of political organisations ever since, all of which are of a National Anarchist, Green and a traditionalist orientation.
Oswald Spengler (1880-1936) was a philosopher of history who is regarded as one of the principal Conservative Revolutionary figures of the Weimar period in Germany. His most important work was his two volume 1918/23 book The Decline of the West, in which he theorised that all civilisations go through an inevitable cycle of ages of rise and decline in power, with the West currently entering its declining period. The book went on to be immensely influential throughout the world. Arktos has issued reprints of the German and Swedish-language editions of his books, Man and Technics, Prussianism and Socialism and The Hour of Decision. English translations are forthcoming.
Tomislav Sunic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1953. He received a doctorate in political science in 1988 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1988 until 1993, he taught at California State University, the University of California, and Juniata College in Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he served in various diplomatic positions with the Croatian government in Zagreb, London, Copenhagen, and Brussels until 2001. He has published a number of books, including Homo Americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age (BookSurge 2007) and Against Democracy and Equality: The European New Right, the latter being published by Arktos in 2011.
Abir Taha holds a postgraduate degree in Philosophy from the Sorbonne, and is a career diplomat for the government of Lebanon, having previously served as the Consul at the Lebanese embassy in Paris. A thinker and a poet as well, she has spent years conducting in-depth research and analysis into Nietzsche's thought. Arktos has published her books Nietzsche's Coming God or the Redemption of the Divine (2013), Defining Terrorism: The End of Double Standards (2014) and Verses of Light (2014). In English, prior to this book she has published Nietzsche, Prophet of Nazism: The Cult of the Superman (2005) and The Epic of Arya: In Search of the Sacred Light (2009).
Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920) was an Indian scholar, nationalist and independence fighter. Dubbed 'The Father of Indian Unrest' by the British colonial authorities, he was imprisoned on several occations on account of his political activities, as his publishing efforts in favor of Indian self-rule were considered sedition. He was a major source of inspiration for later Indian nationalists, such as Gandhi and Subhas Chandra Bose. Apart from his nationalist endeavours, Tilak defended the thesis that the Vedas - the fundamental holy texts of the Hindu religion - were propagated by the Aryans, who had originated in the Arctic region, before it was covered by ice, and then moved southwards. This was supported by a massive amount of astronomical, geographical and scriptural evidence from the Hindu Vedas and the Zoroastrian Avestas.
Ernst von Salomon (1902-1972) was a German writer and part of the Conservative Revolutionary intellectual movement of the German Weimar Republic. Despite his revolutionary and Right-wing leanings, von Salomon kept his distance from the National Socialists and their rise to power in Germany. He lived out the days of the Third Reich and the war as a filmmaker. He and his Jewish wife were arrested by the Allied occupation government after the war, but were set free after a year. He continued writing screenplays for the remainder of his life. Arktos has republished his novels It Cannot Be Stormed, which depicts the ideological turmoil of Germany in the latter days of the Weimar Republic, as nationalists and Communists battled for power; and The Outlaws, which is based on his experience in the paramilitary Freikorps in the aftermath of the First World War.
Markus Willinger was born in 1992 and grew up in Schärding am Inn, Austria. He has been politically active on the alternative Right since he was fifteen years old, and is now a student of history and political science at the University of Stuttgart. Arktos has published both his introduction to identitarianism, Generation Identity, and his critique of the European Union, A Europe of Nations, in many languages.
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