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The Orthodox Nationalist: The Russian Patriarchate

June 21, 2012

Patriarch Adrian

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The last two patriarchs of old Russia: Joachim and Adrian (1674-1700);
  • The political theory of the patriarchate;
  • The relations between church and state in the patriarchate’s writings;
  • The revolt agaisnt Westernization;
  • The fall of the Russian church under Peter I.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Afanasy Shchapov (1830-1876)

June 7, 2012

Afanasy Shchapov

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The social and religious philosophy of Afanasy Shchapov (1830-1876);
  • The essence of nationalism;
  • sobornost’, properly defined;
  • Rousseau’s general will and nationalism;
  • Herder and the Slavophiles.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: The Optina Elders

May 10, 2012

icon of the Optina elders

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The Optina idea–non-possessorism;
  • The non-possessors and Russian medieval philosophy;
  • The political thought of the Optina elders.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Russian Peasants and Agrarians (1861-1906)

April 26, 2012

icon theotokos - she who ripens the grain

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The Russian peasant mind;
  • The rape of Russia by the new capitalists;
  • The nature of tsarist bureaucracy and royal power;
  • Communal life and education in Russia.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Serbian Philosophy in the 19th and 20th Centuries

April 19, 2012

Justin Popović

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The history of Serbian philosophy in the 19th and 20th centuries;
  • Vuk Karadžić, Ilija Garašanin, Nikola Pašić, Svetozar Marković, Nikolaj Velimirović, Justin Popović;
  • The metaphysics of labor and national life.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

April 12, 2012

Anton Chekhov

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Chekhov and the social origin of mental illness;
  • Short stories Ward No. 6 and A Nervous Breakdown;
  • These short stories as anti-modernist and anti-bureaucratic;
  • Chekhov and the critique of modernism.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: René Guénon

March 15, 2012

René Guénon, 1925

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The metaphysics of René Guénon (1886-1951);
  • Organisms vs. machines;
  • Quality vs. quantity;
  • Universality vs. particular;
  • Form vs. content.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Metropolitan Ioann (Snychev)

March 1, 2012

Metropolitan Ioann Snychev

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Metropolitan Ioann (Snychev) (1927-1995);
  • Russia against the NWO;
  • Orthodoxy as the last Christians;
  • The Jews and the NWO;
  • Capitalism and socialism as two sides of the same coin;
  • Monarchy and nationalism.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Listener Questions, Part 2

February 23, 2012

Death to the World / Christ Is Risen

Matt Johnson discusses listener questions on:

  • Ukraine;
  • Political theory;
  • Comparative politics;
  • Family life and surviving post-Christian America.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Lenin, Khrushchev and the Agrarian Reponse

February 16, 2012

Peasant women and commissar with horses

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Lenin and Khrushchev — turning men into machines;
  • Agrarian “village prose” as the Russian agricultural response;
  • Russian peasants inherently anti-communist;
  • The Soviet war on the countryside;
  • Khrushchev’s failure to save Soviet industry.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Lev Gumilev and G.W.F. Hegel

February 9, 2012

Lev Gumilev

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Nationalism and monarchy;
  • Lev Gumilev (1912-1992);
  • G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831);
  • Gumilev on the bio-social genesis of ethnic groups;
  • Genetics, evolution and the ethnic idea;
  • Hegel on monarchy and its relation to the ethnic consciousness;
  • Ethnicity, nationhood and monarchy three elements of the same idea.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Konstantin Nikolayevich Leontyev (1831-1891)

February 2, 2012

Konstantin Leontiev

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Leontiev and Nietzsche;
  • The Russian Orthodox attack on the bourgeoisie;
  • The fraud of “middle class values”;
  • The “end of history thesis” and Leontiev’s response;
  • The bourgeois as the “universal instrument of global destruction”.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Ukrainian Nationalist Political Thought in the 20th Century

January 26, 2012

Stepan Bandera

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Eugene Konovalets (1891-1938);
  • Stepan Bandera (1909-1959);
  • Andrew Melnyk (1890-1964);
  • Dmytro Dontsov (1883-1973).

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Nikolay Danilevsky (1822-1885)

January 19, 2012

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Danilevsky’s social theory and philosophy of science;
  • Civilizational types and political concepts;
  • Danilevsky’s critique of Darwin
  • The nature of civilization and its purpose.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Lev Alexandrovich Tikhomirov (1852-1923)

December 22, 2011

Lev Alexandrovich Tikhomirov

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The political philosophy of Russian monarchy in Tikhomirov;
  • Christian socialism and the Russian commune;
  • Tikhomirov on Ukrainian nationalism and the Old Believers.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: King Alfred the Great

December 15, 2011

… and the Making of a Unified England

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Alfred, Edward and Edgar;
  • Church and state in Anglo-Saxon England;
  • Sts. Odo and Dunstan of Canterbury;
  • Northumbria, Mercia and Wessex;
  • The Anglo-Orthodox tradition;
  • Medieval ethnicity.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: The Rise of the Medieval Serbian Empire

December 8, 2011

Saint Stephen Milutin of Serbia

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Serbia and Byzantium;
  • The role of St. Milutin in Serbian development;
  • The decline of Byzantium and the rise of Venice;
  • Greco-Slavic civilzation and its importance.

Please check out Matt Johnson’s book Heavenly Serbia and the Medieval Idea, which was discussed in this show.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Matt Johnson on the Antipodean Hour—Distributism

December 1, 2011

G. K. Chesterton

Matt Johnson appeared on the Antipodean Hour with Al Persohn on Oct. 1, 2011. Topics include:

  • Nationalist, Christian and revolutionary economics;
  • Subsidiarity;
  • Distributism;
  • Social Credit.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

November 24, 2011

Saint Irenaeus of Lyon

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • St. Ireneaus and the ancient Orthodox tradition;
  • The development of scripture and tradition;
  • How scripture by itself is insufficient.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: The Last Hetmans of Ukraine (1667-1803)

November 17, 2011

Danylo Apostol

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The “eternal peace” between Russia and Poland;
  • The 1667 Treaty of Andrusovo;
  • The Haidamak Rebellion of 1768;
  • The suppression of Ukrainian trade and its economic consequences.

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