Aurel Kolnai has recently been reappreciated for his phenomenological investigations of aversive feelings and for his political insights into utopic philosophy, though he first became famous for "The War against the West" (1938), a unique overview of the spiritual foundations of nationalsocialism. For him, the Second World War was the armed continuation of a moral war that Germany, now through the Third Reich, had been fighting against the Western society since Luther’s times. For this reason, his warning against the threat posed by Hitler’s regime for Europe could not contemplate reconciliation and, despite its lucidity, it betrays the limit that a prominently ideological reading of political-military conflicts, even if with a more cultural slant, invariably carries along.

Guerra senza pace ? The "War against the West" di Aurel Kolnai

Giovanni Bonacina
2022

Abstract

Aurel Kolnai has recently been reappreciated for his phenomenological investigations of aversive feelings and for his political insights into utopic philosophy, though he first became famous for "The War against the West" (1938), a unique overview of the spiritual foundations of nationalsocialism. For him, the Second World War was the armed continuation of a moral war that Germany, now through the Third Reich, had been fighting against the Western society since Luther’s times. For this reason, his warning against the threat posed by Hitler’s regime for Europe could not contemplate reconciliation and, despite its lucidity, it betrays the limit that a prominently ideological reading of political-military conflicts, even if with a more cultural slant, invariably carries along.
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