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Cultural Hygiene

In the previous essay, we condemned the excess of cultural capitalism as being false antithesis to cultural Marxism – while the economic systems they support are inherently different, the results are essentially identical. ¬†We also stated that, at least in the case of America, cultural capitalism is hardly a new concept, but rather, one which […]

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“Cultural Capitalism” is yet another road towards decadence and despair

Many academics and theorists are already familiar with the term “cultural¬†Marxism”. ¬†This term refers to the application of¬†Marxist dialectal theory to cultural affairs, particularly in the realm of family composition, gender, race, and cultural identity within Western society. ¬†Those who are impartial can also say that the cultural Marxists¬†helped spark the counterculture social movements of […]

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One continent: Europe’s future goes through Eurasia

This article was contributed by Thierry Vanroy.¬† Recently, Russian Prime Minister Putin made some interesting comments on American geopolitical ambitions. The U.S. ‚Äúwants to control everything‚ÄĚ and takes decisions unilaterally on key questions, Putin said on a campaign stop yesterday in the Siberian city of Tomsk, 3,100 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow. ‚ÄúSometimes I […]

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Between Technology and Traditionalism

It is a well-known fact that a number of the problems of modernity are in part due to industrialization. These problems extend far beyond the reach of ‚Äúfirst world‚ÄĚ countries, and affect the planet at large, and have inflicted severe damage on the environment. In the places where technology gave rise to the reign of […]

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Suggested Reading: February 20, 2012

Establishment Media: Critics of Obama Are Racists And Conspiracy Theorists¬†- Saman Mohammadi confronts the pernicious lie that criticizing “Barry” is racism Symbolism and Metaphysics¬†- A short essay¬†by¬†”Cologero” of Gornahoor.net on inner states and their representations The New Blacklist¬†- Patrick Buchanan talks about his recent dismissal from MSNBC The Great Depression: Then and Now¬†- An excellent […]

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LETTER: Syrians must forge their own path for the future

To the Editor: I have been a frequent reader of RidingTheTiger, and have thus far been impressed by the quality of the articles. ¬†The authors have presented interesting facts in a clear manner, and for this I thank them. As we watch the current situation in Syria unfold, I’d like to weigh in with some […]

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The modernist invention of “Judeo-Christianity”

Since the end of the Second World War we have been bombarded from all sides with references to the West’s ‚ÄúJudeo-Christian religion,‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúour Judeo-Christian heritage.‚ÄĚ Politicians regularly invoke these principles, and even religious leaders trumpet the phrase as if it were a self-evident truth. So sacrosanct is this concept, that even secular leaders make […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Historiography and Reality

In a little more than a week, Americans celebrate the birth of Abraham Lincoln, their 16th president as part of a federal “President’s Day” observance. In the annals of American history, Lincoln, the sixteeth president of the United States, is accorded a special place because of his role in the Civil War. ¬†After the Union […]

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The Nacirema as an analogy for modern society

In 1956, the American anthropologist Horace Miner gave first shed some insight ¬†into the nature of the¬†Nacirema¬†people and their customs. ¬†It was through the landmark work, Body Ritual Among the¬†Nacirema¬†that the¬†bizarre cults of these people first came to the knowledge of the American people. ¬†Then, about thirty years ago, Neil B. Thompson continued that work […]

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RidingTheTiger.org Discussion forum

At the request of some of our readers, RidingTheTiger.org has opened a discussion forum. The discussion forum will serve as an area to discuss politics, current events, religion, philosophy, and science from a Traditionalist and Third Position perspective. ¬†Registration is free, and forum members will be able to post as soon as they are approved […]

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