Keith Preston interviews Richard Spencer. Topics include:
The origins of the “alternative right” and how it differs from the mainstream “conservative movement”;
The impact of the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche as the principal intellectual influence on the alternative right;
Why alternative rightists tend towards a more skeptical view of American power around the world than ordinary conservatives;
The greater willingness alternative right thinkers to entertain a more critical view of Christianity and why Christians on the alternative right tend to lean more towards Catholic traditionalism or Orthodoxy as opposed to the Protestant fundamentalism of American conservatives;
Why the United States is unsustainable as a nation-state entity.
Richard Spencer is the founder of AlternativeRight.com, executive director of the National Policy Institute, a former editor of Taki’s Magazine and the American Conservative, and host of the Vanguard Internet radio program.
Keith Preston interviews Paul Gottfried. Topics include:
The core characteristics that distinguish the Right from the Left, including a belief in the necessity and legitimacy of organic hierarchy, respect for the limitations imposed by human nature, and a preference for tradition ;
How the American “conservative movement” is not really of the Right and how mainstream American politics is dominated by two factions of the Left;
The transformation of the Left from its previous orientation towards Marxism to its current obsession with multiculturalism and alternative lifestyles;
The role of the managerial state in promoting Political Correctness;
The relationship between Christianity and modern “politics of guilt”;
Neoconservatism as an outgrowth of the radical Left.
Paul Gottfried is professor emeritus of the humanities at Elizabethtown College, prolific author, and a leading scholar of the American traditional Right.
The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce a new program, Attack the System, hosted by Keith Preston. The program will discuss the political meta-strategy of pan-secessionism, the philosophy of anarchism and its relevance to the alternative right, alternative economics, anti-war, civil liberties and other dissident topics. The show will run weekly Thursdays, 8 to 9 PM, Eastern U.S. time, starting today, January 12, 2011.
About Keith Preston
To learn more about Keith and his ideas for “Pan-secessionism Against the Empire” please explore his website Attack the System. You can download his award-winning essay “Free Enterprise: The Antidote to Corporate Plutocracy” here. Keith has also written interesting and insightful essays for the Alternative Right.