Bought this book thinking it would be a well-researched, well-written primer on nihilism, authored by someone with a background in philosophy for it's own sake.
Ended up discovering that it's largely a disjointed lamentation on the fall of civilisation and the need for society to preserve its "ethnos" in order to propagate and uphold the cultural values that said ethnos has given rise to, authored by someone who seems to be a rather prolific contributor to so-called "alt-right" sites (a notable article sees mass immigration compared to the spread and multiplication of rats).
The book does make some valid points, which do fit in with nihilism regardless of the political axe to grind, namely that we do face the issue of whether the values we wish to live by have any reality to them or are they simply projections of our wishful thinking.
But I'm really not interested in hearing that society is expected to favour the preservation of something as puerile and farcical as ethnicity in order to solve this problem.
- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Manticore Press (3 August 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0994595832
- ISBN-13: 978-0994595836
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
- Customer Reviews: 21 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)