The inimitable Jonathan Bowden delivered an excellent speech on Julius Evola at the most recent meeting of the London New Right. As it is somewhat lengthy, it has been broken up into seven parts for placement on YouTube.
Regardless of your religious orientation, Julius Evola is important to contemporary White Nationalism for the following reasons:
1. He is a major thinker of the postwar European New Right, and he was a significant thinker of the right during the war as well. The postwar Italian government was so terrified of his ideas that they put him on trial in 1951 on charges of attempting to revive Fascism.
2. He is one of the few ENR thinkers that has a wider audience, in particular the New-Agers who purchase his books from Inner Traditions Publishing. Any entry into a wider audience for our ideas must be examined.
3. He is a non-Christian thinker who was neither reflexively anti-Christian (hence immediately offensive to a large number of the American populace) nor faddish (see the ridiculous array of “rune books” in any big box bookstore), and yet he wrote with deep knowledge and creativity about religion, and he did so in a way that is not corrosive of ethnic or racial identity.
4. Evola’s writings on the authentic, timeless solar-Aryan Tradition and its relationship to the even deeper and older Primordial Tradition are meaningful to people who do not just discuss religion on blogs and forums, but actually practice it in their daily lives.
Click below to view the remainder of Bowden’s speech.