ISBN: ; Year of the edition: ; Number of pages: 64; Cover : paperback; Original title: De eeuwige terugkeer van het fascisme; Original. In stuurde cultuurfilosoof Rob Riemen naar alle Tweede Kamerleden zijn pamflet De Eeuwige Terugkeer van het Fascisme, waarin hij. Esai filsafat Kekekalan Laten Fasisme Judul asli: De eeuwige terugkeer van het fascisme Pengarang: Rob Riemen Harga: Rp Tebal: 60 hlm.

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De eeuwige terugkeer van het fascisme

Rob Reimer attempts to explain what is happening and how it will continue to occur if present conditions continue. Feb 24, Ailith Twinning rated it liked it Shelves: Book is added to the cart – finish purchase. After the success of his earlier books, Nobility of spirit, The eternal There are not really any unusual or stimulating ideas here. After a great success of the edition, we are publishing a new expanded Can certainly see the truth of that in contemporary politics.

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Oh, I do agree with much that he says, but his cure for today’s ills is so vague. He mentions Husserl who developed phenomenology demonstrating that science is not objective but depends on the meaning that we give it. Algunas veces, las razones son metaliterarias: He seems to exhibit a sort of Gnostic spiritual outlook under the guise of Humanism his constantly mentions the phrase spiritual morality without any context- and also claims that the ideal of the human person must be held up higher than the individual.

Who eeuuwige, the capacity for nobility of spirit might even be related to such things. Jason Mcknight Instincts and Culture 17, We have complete freedom if we choose, but what do we choose to do with it?

Una idea olvidada Taurus, He makes clear tha What an important little book. Feb 20, Nicholas Hudson rated it did not like it Shelves: There is value in considering things beyond our ken; but not in demanding any of that be called reality. In an appropriate manner shown in this work, one should constantly, discretely and yet convincingly continue to remind of the difference between genuine democracy on the one hand, which must be enlightened and imbued with genuine moral feelings in order to withstand, and populism, ve and kitsch on the other hand, that encourage low passions in people and, in times of severe crisis, adhere to the new Fuhrers.


It’s, IMHO, worse than useless, it’s positively destructive because it provides a completely incorrect diagnosis of our political problems, and a ridiculous set of prescriptions for how to solve them. Riemen defines fascism on page 21 as “the political cultivation of our worst irrational sentiments: In fact he calls out Christianity for allowing the Holocaust.

But those who were rebuilding society for the future ages indeed were eeuwigee, and Christian. In the second essay, “The Return of Europa,” Rieman presents the thoughts of several speakers at a symposium in Wolfegg, Germany.

There is ds lot to think about here. The author criticisms a speaker who spoke highly terukgeer the middle ages, but there is no reason not to apply the same criticisms to any age of man, in any place whatever.

Whilst I see how this argument has developed, I tend to disagree. To curb that part of ourselves we need more than activism for an anti-fascist party, because latent fascism hides in all of us. He’s just not thoughtful.

Secondly, look, I was a philosophy major, so I enjoy intellectual masturbation as much as the next person. It is strongly reminiscent of a Platonic dialogue, and that’s probably intentional: Contrast this view with that of, say, Erich Fromm, who in Escape from Freedom argues that causality flows in more than one direction; that what we tend to think of as metaphysical, or inherent qualities of human beings, are always rooted in an economic, social, historical context.

He concludes that education is the only way to fight it and I agree. Put another way We have a choice to make: Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s no different in principle from and as useless as every other rant that insists that the reasons for our problems are that we no longer follow the ways of the ancestors properly, that we need to return to repeating the rituals of our roots.

Recensie s With beautiful clarity, Rob Riemen renders complex ideas simple and accessible to every earnest reader.

The rest I could Only about a fourth and it’s a small enough section given how short the book is of this work was what I was expecting and interested in, the reasons for fascism’s persistence, the warning signs of its resurgence, and ways to combat it’s pernicious spread.

He clearly proves the point that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Beyond that, I would hope they inspire action How exactly these virtues might manifest themselves in the physical world is, again, not something Riemen is interested in.


But it seems to me that cultivating nobility of spirit in the masses could take a while, and that in the meantime, as nightmarish as the modern world can often seem, it would probably be a good idea to insure the continued accessibility of drinking water, to fight against climate change, to work in the US, anyway towards universal healthcare and gun control, and so forth. He complains of a symposium he went to where a Catholic priest gave a talk about how the true unity of Europe existed in the Middle Ages and how we should look to that age as a model for our return.

Editions of To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism by Rob Riemen

Riemen explores the tradition from Socrates and Spinoza, to Goethe, Whitman, and Thomas Mann-singular individuals who courageously refused to compromise their ideals, and he engages with them with great insight, intimacy and invention.

And into this vacuum, fascism easily slips.

It was also a highly Eurocentric book–rife with claims about what Europe “means” without sufficiently establishing what and why those things might be. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

So yes, it’s that kind of book. But, like Gassett, he fears “populist” movements, It is hard to pigeonhole Riemen’s politics – but at heart he is a cultural conservative.

In any case, the most interesting parts of this book were quotes from Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Mann, which just made me think that I should be reading them instead.

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Racism, nationalism and so on are bad. TIM press has published a second edition of the book The eternal return of fascism by the Dutch cultural philosopher and essayist Rob Riemen. But firstly, like most of what Riemen says in the book, this man’s comments are so general that it is difficult to really agree eewuige disagree with them.