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A Story Club: Global Cultures: Fourth Political Theory”

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Is liberalism really liberal? Do liberals tolerate those who are truly different?

Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and many others saw very clearly the hypocrisy of liberalism with regards to race relations in the United States.

In India, where Hindus were liberal long before the ideology of liberalism existed, they also have criticized the hypocrisy and double standards of liberalism.

In Eastern Europe and the Muslim world, as well, they have experienced the devastating hypocrisy of “liberal” imperialism and “liberal” wars, while daily they pound the war drums against Russia and China, anxious to “free the world” of “tyranny”.

Throughout the Third World, and more recently even within the West itself, “neoliberalism” has relentlessly made the rich richer, made more people poorer and put them in deeper and deeper perpetual debt. How can we reclaim a truly liberal world, where all of us can live side by side in peace and prosperity, without imposing our values and worldviews on others?

Join me, Dr. Kirk Meighoo in a fascinating and insightful discussion with #AlexandrDugin, Russia’s greatest living philosopher, as we discuss his ideas and work on his important “Fourth Political Theory” on “A Story Club: Global Politics.

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Fourth Political Theory (introduction, presentation, development)

The three main ideologies of the Twentieth century were:

1)  liberalism (Left and Right)

2)  communism (including both Marxism and socialism, along with social democracy)

3) fascism (including National Socialism and other varieties of the Third Way — Franco’s National Syndicalism, Perón’s ‘Justicialism’, Salazar’s regime, etc.).

The Fourth Political Theory is conceived as an alternative to postliberalism, but not as one ideological arrangement in relation to another. Instead, it is as an incorporeal idea opposed to corporeal matter; as a possibility entering into conflict with the actuality, as that which is yet to come into being attacking that which is already in existence.

At the same time, the Fourth Political Theory cannot be the continuation of either the second political theory or the third. The end of fascism, much like the end of communism, was not just an accidental misunderstanding, but the expression of a rather lucid historical logic. They challenged the spirit of modernity (fascism did so almost openly, communism more covertly. The Fourth Political Theory is a ‘crusade’ against: •     postmodernity, •     the post-industrial society, •     liberal thought realised in practice, •     and globalisation, as well as its its logistical and technological bases.

Site of Fourth Political Theory 4PT.SU

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