Was magic the reason for Trump's victory? Gary Lachman used to be the bassist in the rock band Blondie, and is now the author of numerous books about the esoteric and occult, from Carl Jung to Aleister Crowley (full bio below).
His latest book is called 'Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump', in it he traces the secret history of western occult, magical thinking from the past to the future and shows how it may have been used to consciously used to elect Donald Trump. Is magic making a comeback? And what does that mean for the future of the world?
The Point: China, Russia 'struggling against Western hegemony'
CGTN's Liu Xin speaks to the man known as "Putin’s Brain." He’s also a leading visionary behind the geographic notion of "Eurasia."
Guest: Alexander Lugin, professor and political scientist.
The Washington Post ran an article on April 16th called “Why far-right nationalists like Steve Bannon have embraced a Russian ideologue” arguing that Alexander Dugin and Steve Bannon use a mythologized version of the Middle Ages to stoke white nationalism, whip up Islamophobia, and promote other
On the influence Martin Heidegger has had on various schools of political theory (Leo Strauss, Jacques Derrida, Richard Rorty, Alexander Dugin). Apologies for the weirdly inserted Aristotle excerpt, the technical difficulties, etc.!