The Sunic Journal: Interview with Dr. E. Christian Kopff, #1 of 2

April 13, 2010

Dr. E. ChristianKopff

Tom Sunic interviews renowned educator, classicist and writer Dr. E. Christian Kopff. Topics include:

  • How Tradition get passed down through the generations
  • The mind of Julius Evola and what he meant by “revolting against the modern world.”
  • Evola’s thoughts on the “masses.”
  • Evola’s thoughts on Western Tradition
  • Evola’s thoughts on masculinity

About Dr. E. Christian Kopff

To learn more about Dr. Kopff you can see his academic profile here. You can also read his writings at Occidental Quarterly Online and the Alternative Right. His unique book on the necessity of a classical education, The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition, can be purchased at Amazon.

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7 Responses to “The Sunic Journal: Interview with Dr. E. Christian Kopff, #1 of 2”

  1. Kievsky on April 15th, 2010 10:09 am

    That’s a great interview! He said the oligarchs hate a “trade war” most of all. Would this be, for example, if millions of backyard gardeners dropped out of the Industrial food system and refused to trade with it? In other words, real competition in the food trade.

    This is one of the most brilliant people I’ve heard since Dr. Pierce. He should be on a lot more.

  2. Edgardus de la Vega on April 16th, 2010 12:03 am

    Dr. Kopff’s presentation of Mr. Evola became a great primer for me. It was just the other day, I happened to have purchased the first three works mentioned by your guest. I’m looking forward to reading them in proper sequence beginning with ‘Revolt Against the Modern World’.

    I’m also looking forward to Dr. Kopff’s book.

    As for the ‘Classics’ situation: its status is slowly improving via the Internet (exempli gratia, et alia). These are interestingly helpful sites for the curious at heart.

    Reflecting upon the interview: as an eternal optimist, I do see the culture of spiritless consumerism and speculation gradually transitioning into an improved, daily pursuit of worthwhile values and tasks. Right now, the masses are at a stage of near blinded denial.

    En fin, the good doctor and Mr. Evola have given me a further degree of hope for our European people the world over. Thank you so much. And, God Bless those Italians; we Spaniards know them quite well!

    Itervm, gratias et valete!

  3. Steve(Codex) on April 16th, 2010 2:45 pm

    Edgardus, if you like that one, be sure to listen to the second half of the interview next Tuesday.

  4. Edgardus de la Vega on April 16th, 2010 8:20 pm

    Steve (Codex):

    Thanks for letting me know regarding part II; looking forward to the programme…

    I appreciate Dr. Sunic’s method of interviewing guests, by way of deduction and induction (an ancient method that keeps him classical and cool). His love of languages obviously gives him that ability.

    Such, goes to show that a love of languages is a love of life itself.

  5. Will Teasle on April 19th, 2010 11:39 pm

    For a while there, Inner Traditions was publishing quite a few translations of Evola’s works. But they seem to have stopped after putting out Joscelyn Godwin’s excellent translation of Ride The Tiger in 2003. There is a small publishing company in Europe that has translated Evola’s autobiography and a small collection of his articles on The Metaphysics of War, but no one else seems to be continuing the work of translating this vital and important thinker into English.

    Perhaps we can cheer on Dr. Kopff to translate a few more of his books for us?


  6. Rob on April 20th, 2010 12:39 am

    Sunic was wrong about Evola’s ashes being scattered in the Adriatic. Here is how Evola died and what happened to his ashes,


    “Julius Evola died of heart failure at his Rome apartment on June 11, 1974, at the age of seventy-six. Before he died he asked to be seated at his desk in order to face the sun’s light streaming through the open window. In accordance with his will, his body was cremated and the urn containing his ashes was buried in a crevasse on Monte Rosa, in the Italian Alps.”

  7. Von Riemann on April 22nd, 2010 7:06 pm

    Great interview, I never heard of Julius Evola until today. I am on his biog site, and gonna read some of his texts later.

    I am very enthralled to find out more, and might buy his books when I can get the money.

    Great Interview, and like [Mr.Kopff], and hope you have him on again.