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RidingTheTiger Remembers Julius Evola

On this day in 1898, Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola, known to English-speaking readers as Julius Evola, was born in Rome.  Seeing that the name of this website is taken from Evola’s book Cavalcare la Tigre, it is only fitting to pay tribute today to the profound thinker who has been a profound influences on both this website […]

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In Memoriam: Hiroo Onoda

Yesterday, the 16th of January, former Japanese Army Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda passed away at the age of 91. Paralleling some of the most awe-inspiring stories of World War 2, Onoda’s legacy is an incredible example of the discipline of the Japanese people during the early Showa Period. His story, as he preserved in his […]

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On Autarky

In traditional society, it is the principle of autarky, or self sufficiency, which guides economic development. That is to say, political and cultural development guides economics. Generally speaking, states raised money as needed to conduct specific campaigns, public works, and general maintenance of roads and public buildings. The idea of centering political and cultural developments […]

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Agis IV, Sparta’s great reformer king

All great cultures and nations that have arisen, and all those who are to come will one day decline and pass into history. This cyclical understanding is near universal. Societies do not decline however, entirely without an awareness of their decline. Like any organism that is sickly or wounded, society will show the symptoms of […]

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Totila, King of the Goths

History can be indifferent to even the worthiest of men, and indeed many exemplary kings and men of renown languish in obscurity, known only to a few historians and specialists. Such is the case with the Ostrogothic King Totila who showed himself capable of overcoming nearly insurmountable odds without staining his name with luxury, avariciousness, […]

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Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

Today RidingtheTiger.org remembers the Battle of Moncada Barracks and marks 60 years since the spark that set off the Cuban Revolution. It was on the 26th of July, 1953 that the young lawyer Fidel and a band of followers raided the military barracks in a brave but futile attempt to gather arms and overthrow Fulgencio […]

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Imperialism, Neo Imperialism

In modern discourse, the term imperialism is generally considered by both mainstream historians and leftists to be a “dirty” word. The former regard it as a relic of the past, conjuring up images of pith helmets and colonial settlements, the Scramble for Africa and the “Great Game” in Central Asia. In Marxist discourse, the term […]

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Historical cycles and Parallels

Through  the study of historical cycles, one can draw parallels between our civilization today and those of the past. This was something our ancestors were well aware of, from the first western states emerging from Rome’s ruin to the great global empires of the 19th century. Until recently, the specter of decline and decadence weighed […]

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Against Democracy

Democracy is one of the championed pillars and ideals of the modern world- it is consistently toted as a sign of “progress” and development, and as a way to make society the happiest. To call a government a dictatorship is a slur, and the western media describes governments it opposes as undemocratic, totalitarian, authoritarian, etc, […]

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In Defense of Monarchy

Monarchy is a principle as old as history itself. The natural order of human history was with notable exception a society based around a king and his court, or the chief and his tribe from the noble to the yeoman down to the serf. It is a principle which was held to have an authority […]

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