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Last War of the World-Island: The Geopolitics of Contemporary Russia

Last War of the World Island The Geopolitics of Contemporary Russia Alexander Dugin traces the geopolitical development of Russia from its origins in Kievan Rus and the Russian Empire through the peak of its global influence during the Soviet era and finally to the

  • Title: Last War of the World-Island: The Geopolitics of Contemporary Russia
  • Author: Alexander Dugin
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  • Page: 108
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  • Alexander Dugin traces the geopolitical development of Russia from its origins in Kievan Rus and the Russian Empire, through the peak of its global influence during the Soviet era, and finally to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin Dugin sees Russia as the primary geopolitical pole of the land based civilizations of the world, forever destined to be in conflict withAlexander Dugin traces the geopolitical development of Russia from its origins in Kievan Rus and the Russian Empire, through the peak of its global influence during the Soviet era, and finally to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin Dugin sees Russia as the primary geopolitical pole of the land based civilizations of the world, forever destined to be in conflict with the sea based civilizations At one time the pole of the seafaring civilizations was the British Empire today it is represented by the United States and its NATO allies Russia can only fulfill its geopolitical mission by remaining in opposition to the sea powers Today, according to Dugin, this conflict is not only geopolitical in scope, but also ideological Russia is the primary representative and defender of traditional values and idealism, whereas the West stands for the values of liberalism and the market driven society Whereas Russia began to lose sight of its mission during the 1990s and threatened to succumb to domination by the Western powers, Dugin believes that Putin has begun to correct its course and return Russia to her proper place But the struggle is far from over while progress has been made, Russia remains torn between its traditional nature and the temptations of globalism and Westernization, and its enemies undermine it at every turn Dugin makes the case that it is only by remaining true to the Eurasian path that Russia can survive and flourish in any genuine sense otherwise it will be reduced to a servile and secondary place in the world, and the forces of liberalism will dominate the world, unopposed Alexander Dugin b 1962 is one of the best known writers and political commentators in post Soviet Russia, having been active in politics there since the 1980s In addition to the many books he has authored on political, philosophical, and spiritual topics, he is the leader of the International Eurasia Movement, which he founded For than a decade, he has been an advisor to Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin on geopolitical matters, and was head of the Department of Sociology at Moscow State University Arktos has also published his books, The Fourth Political Theory 2012 , Putin vs Putin Vladimir Putin Viewed from the Right 2014 , and Eurasian Mission An Introduction to Neo Eurasianism 2014.

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    1. Alexander Dugin

      Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin Russian , born 7 January 1962 is a politologist, traditionalist, and one of the most popular ideologists of the creation of a Eurasian empire that would be against the North Atlantic interests He is also well known for his proximity to fascism, he has had close ties to the Kremlin and Russian military He was the leading organizer of National Bolshevik Party, National Bolshevik Front, and Eurasia Party His political activities are directed toward restoration of the Russian Empire through partitioning of the former Soviet republics, such as Georgia and Ukraine, and unification with Russian speaking territories, especially Eastern Ukraine and Crimea He is known for the book Foundations of Geopolitics.

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    1. Idiosyncratic study of the geopolitics of Russia, largely based off of Halford Mackinder's theory of the 'World Island'.Chapter 1 explains Dugin's premise of Russia as a 'land based' or 'telluric' power, its inheritance from both Byzantine and Mongolian Empires, and postulates world history as a Manichean struggle between land powers and sea powers. Proposes that Russia's geographic condition determined the structure of its society - conservative, collectivist, traditionalist, ascetic, holistic. [...]


    2. In this work A. Dugin advances and develops the typology of Eternal Rome vs. Eternal Carthage--land empires against sea, mercantile empires. So his thesis: Russia cannot be interpreted apart from the Russian land (Dugin loc. 128). From this he deduces a Geopolitical theorem: “the geopolitical system depends on the position of the observer and interpreter” (loc. 147). All observers are already embedded in a context.Russian geopolitician: geopolitics of the heartland. Russia is going to be a [...]


    3. This is an interesting (if somewhat self-serving) view of Carl Schmitt's "Nomos" from the telluric/land perspective. Dugin describes how through about a millennium of history Russia has gone through multiple upheavals that have changed its physical geography as well as its conception of itself. He sees Russia now imperiled by the Atlanticists/Western Powers, and in as precarious position as Mother Russia ever was.It is ironic with all of the paranoiac fear-mongering about Russia intervening in A [...]



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