January 27, 2022

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The Economic Writings of Ezra Pound

by Ezra Pound

Although many have tried to erase him from memory, Ezra Pound still stands with Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne as one of the great American writers, and most will still admit that he is America‘s greatest poet. Pound’s distaste for the war and his admiration of Fascism largely stemmed from his exploration of the topic of economics. In particular Pound saw the Fascist model’s ability to subordinate money to the interests of society as superior to the English and American models which allowed the power of bankers to run unfettered. In What is Money For?, Ezra Pound even touted Fascism as the only system whose “surgeon‘s knife” can cut the “cancer of usury out of the life of the nations.” Although quotes like this were enough for many to label him a “genuine Fascist”, Pound was not an ideologue. He was actually against promoting Italian-style Fascism in America.


The Philosophy of Marx

by Giovanni Gentile

To Gentile, Marx’s externalizing of the dialectic was essentially a fetishistic mysticism. Rather than believing the private to be swallowed synthetically within the public as Marx would have it in his objective dialectic, believed that public and private were a priori identified with each other in an active and subjective dialectic: one could not be subsumed fully into the other as they already are beforehand the same. In such a manner each is the other after their own fashion and from their respective, relative, and reciprocal, position. Yet both constitute the state itself and neither are free from it, nothing ever being truly free from it, the state (as in Hegel) existing as an eternal condition and not an objective, abstract collection of atomistic values and facts of the particulars about what is positively governing the people at any given time.


The Theory of Mind as Pure Act

by Giovanni Gentile

Gentile’s philosophy is on the one hand unexpectedly simple, but on the other somewhat difficult to understand for those who are not well versed with German and Italian idealism. For Gentile, the transcendental point of view is found in the reality of our thought when thought is considered not as a completed act but as an act-in-act, so to speak. This is probably the leit-motiv of Gentile’s philosophy: the radical negation of the proposition that one can detach oneself from one’s thought, even thoughts already thought. Thought is always in action, what he called “autoctisis”.


Imperium

by Francis Parker Yockey

This is Yockey’s famous masterpiece. It is inspired by Oswald Spengler’s Decline of the West. Imperium advocates the creation of a pan-European empire governed by sound principles or ‘absolute politics’. It is divided into five parts, which are concerned with History, Politics, and ‘Cultural Vitalism’ in America. Imperium deals with doctrinal matters as well giving a survey of the ‘world situation’ in the 20th century.


The Coming American Fascism

by Lawrence Dennis

Written in 1936 before the entry of the United States into the Second World War, The Coming American Fascism, offers a unique understanding of politics and economics. Dennis identifies the limitations and impossibilities of the Laissez Faire system of governing, but believes there would be too much to be lost in a Communist revolution. He therefore recommends fascism as America’s way forward.


The Economic Foundations of Fascism

by Paul Einzig

The Economic Foundations of Fascism is Einzig’s attempt to remedy public ignorance and to convince England to pursue a similar system of government. In his research, Einzig was able to travel to Italy and talk to many important officials including several meetings with Mussolini himself. Written in the time of the Great Depression, this book is both a condemnation of the laissez-faire system of governance, which Einzig believed to be incapable of solving the boom-bust economic cycle, and an exhortation of economic planning. Einzig is a master of explaining complex ideas in simple terms making this book highly readable.


Revolution and How to Do It in a Modern Society

by Kai Murros

Revolution and How to Do It in a Modern Society reads like instruction manual for revolutionaries. Why revolution, you ask? According to Murros, society is on a natural course toward self destruction and revolution is inevitable. There’s a right way to do things, however, and that’s what this book intends to explain.