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Farewell to Modernism

On Human Devolution in the Twenty-First Century


Rajani Kanth

Farewell to Modernism: On Human Devolution in the Twenty-First Century is an original, pathbreaking, revolutionary, and totalizing critique of received Modernist ideas, including Modernist Utopianism. In that vein, it unseats virtually every dearly held myth of EuroModernist discourse. It offers a new episteme based on our true ontic nature – our anthropic species-being – as an offset and correction to all brands of EuroModernist idylls, be they of Left or Right, that have repeatedly brought the world to the brink of annihilation. In sum, this book argues that neither philosophy nor social science are tenable without a true, realist anthropology of the human species that sets limits to both political idealism and social engineering.
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21 Rites of Passage


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Rites of Passage

Nietzsche spoke just over a hundred years ago of the ‘twilight of the idols.’ Idylls, perhaps, is the better term. If it were twilight then, surely it is dusk now. However, his ‘idols’ were the ones (supposedly) overthrown by Christianity: power, dominance, mastery—indeed, it is tempting to think of these traits as belonging, to the ‘Paradigm of Masculinity’—POM, henceforth- as I define it (and as referenced in my YouTube Talk, previously cited). In fact, he was bemoaning the dispiriting sweep of socialism and democracy across Europe, unlike (the more admirable) ancient Roman ancestry of Conquest and Empire. Weaker, submissive, values, he felt, were triumphing against stronger, ‘Steppenwolf’ ideals: morality was but the Argument of the Impotent.

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