NYT: Bannon Canon Alarm: Forget Moldbug, Panic Over Evola!


From the New York Times:

Steve Bannon Cited Italian Thinker Who Inspired Fascists

By JASON HOROWITZ FEB. 10, 2017

Stephen K. Bannon referred to the Italian philosopher Julius Evola in a Vatican speech in 2014.

ROME — Those trying to divine the roots of Stephen K. Bannon’s dark and at times apocalyptic worldview have repeatedly combed over a speech that Mr. Bannon, President Trump’s ideological guru, made in 2014 to a Vatican conference, where he expounded on Islam, populism and capitalism.

But for all the examination of those remarks, a passing reference by Mr. Bannon to an esoteric Italian philosopher has gone little noticed, except perhaps by scholars and followers of the deeply taboo, Nazi-affiliated thinker, Julius Evola.

Many, many words on who Ebola was ensue, followed, finally, by this on what exactly Bannon said about him:

… he mentioned “Julius Evola and different writers of the early 20th century who are really the supporters of what’s called the Traditionalist movement, which really eventually metastasized into Italian Fascism.”

That’s it?

You pretty much have to assume Bannon is pro-cancer to think his use of the word “metastasized” constitutes an endorsement, but I imagine a lot of people imagine Bannon is pro-cancer after all the hate propaganda.

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