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Off to a great start
Review by Basse
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As a first issue one must be mighty impressed by what the creators have done: beginning something anew with so little negative sides to it, is quite a feat. The editor Wingfield's pretty much personal attack upon Troy Southgate and his British New Right was really uncalled for. If one does dislike what someone is doing, then let one merely outshine what one dislikes through making something positive on one's own, instead of denigrating others. Another flaw with the journal is Bolton's mixing of secular and metaphysical views of history: one can't really compare Spengler's morphology of history with Indo-Aryan cyclical views of history. They are not the same, despite a veneer of similarities.

Those were the only negatives I could find, though. Apart from those minor child-diseases (which are gone in the second volume, mind you) the journal is filled to the brim with a fine mixture of must-read texts by large characters such as Evola and Lindbom, which introducing several others. The texts range from the inverted festivals in medieval Christianity, to the concept of initiation and further on an expose on the traditional clan-system of old Europe.

As a first sign of a journal to come, this is simply brilliant, and I eagerly look forward to the rest of the series. You can't afford to miss this highly interesting journal in your shelf. (Posted on 01/02/2011)
Good initiative
Review by Lazarus
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This first issue of what hopefully will become a lasting project is fantastic. Some articles take off right from the perennialist perspective and discuss some of the most interesting aspects of Tradition, faith and modernity/anti-modernity, others stray elsewhere, but the result is always interesting. A straight-forward and quite critical account of the New Right written quite recently, side by side with new translations of texts by old sages like Evola and Lindbom gives a scope which is nothing short of admirable. A must-have in this day and age. (Posted on 05/02/2010)

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