In the last few years, more precisely from February-March 2020, I began to wonder if we were not too quick to state that the "unipolar moment" has remained in the past and that the triumph of multipolarity is taking place.
If we place our feet on the Hellenic tradition, which has relevance for European civilization, but also for other nearby or related civilizations, such as Ibero-America, we will see the emphasis given by philosophers like Aristotle to the virtue of courage (ἀνδρεία). Considered the Spartans' highest virtue, as we can deduce from Plutarch's Sayings of the Spartans, according to Aristotle, the virtue of courage involved a willingness to face a serious but not hopeless existential risk for the sake of a worthy end.
my most sincere gratitude to each of you for this event. As a member of Nova Resistência, I’m immensely grateful to Professor Alexandr Dugin and his team, the International Russophile Movement and the Chinese friends of the Thinker’s Forum for making this event a true pillar for the construction of the Multipolar World.
It is quite symbolic (to me at least) that the Multipolarity Global Conference is held on today the 29/5/2023 which marks the 1st anniversary of the martyrdom of my late husband Nader Talebzadeh, Professor Dugin’s close friend and comrade in the resistance movement against the Anglo-American hegemony and deviated cavillations that is being imposed on the world. I would like to also express my deepest condolences for the martyrdom of my friend Daria Dugina.
We're living in interesting times. For more than 30 years, Europeans felt like living at the “End of History” as proclaimed by Francis Fukuyama. No alternative seemed possible to our Liberal-Capitalist system, no other form than Liberalist Democracy. But with the start of the Russian special military operation, it became obvious, that history is moving again. The end of history has ended.
Distinguished speakers, scholars and professionals, I am honored to be part of today’s Global Conference on the Multipolarity (GCM-1). I would like congratulate both participants and listeners of GCM-I to become part of this sacred cause, which once was merely a theoretical manifestation but today we are really experiencing the crumbling of the old Western-centric world order.
In the eyes of the geopolitician, the West appears to be one. This is only the apparent surface of reality. There is an alignment of European leaders with US foreign policy, but the West does not exist as one civilisation.
I am writing to you from a country that is one of the biggest victims of neoliberal globalization and a unipolar world order. In the 32 years that have passed since the collapse of the bipolar world in 1991, the population of Lithuania has decreased by 1/3. Currently, according to the UN, the Lithuanian people is one of the fastest dying peoples in the world. I'm talking about those peoples who have "their" states. Yes, along with the Lithuanian people, Latvians, Ukrainians, Bulgarians, and Serbs are among the most rapidly dying out peoples. And some other peoples of Eastern Europe. And not just Eastern Europe. And not only Europe.
Andrei Perla: Good afternoon, dear colleagues. Allow me to thank all those who took the opportunity to participate in today's round table at the Tsargrad Institute, which was dedicated to analysing the attitude of Russian society towards the Special Military Operation and its prospects.
Peter Nikolayevich Savitsky's works, from letters and poems to scientific publications, make frequent use of the concept of rhythm. The idea of applying rhythm to history is obviously not accidental, especially when one considers the etymology and meaning of the word.
Putin is not dependent on the Russian elite, political parties, oligarchic cartels, social movements, institutions, and all administrative instances of Russia. They are all dependent on him. However, he is certainly dependent on geopolitics, the people, and civilisation.
The specifics of conducting this survey are to describe the opinion of the 'netizens' [Editor's note: literally, 'netizen' is the fusion of the English words net and citizen, i.e. 'network' and 'citizen', thus translatable as 'net citizen'], the 'Internet Russians'. Are there many of them? Yes, they are many. In sociological terms, Russians can be divided into two categories: 'TV Russians' and 'Internet Russians', which differ significantly in their attitudes.
On 31 March, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new foreign policy concept. This document can be seen as the final agreement of those changes in the geopolitical and civic consciousness of the Russian authorities that began 23 years ago with Putin's rise to power. Only now, in this version, Russia's foreign policy doctrine takes on a sharply contrasting and unambiguous appearance. This time it is unambiguous and unambiguous.
This war is a war for justice. It is being waged against evil and violence, against lies and deceit, against cruelty and imposture. Yet, if this is the case, then it is directed not only against the direct enemy, that is Ukrainian Nazism and the globalist liberal West supporting it, but also against the injustice that is at times being done inside Russia itself. Wagner’s war is a people’s war, a liberation war, a purifying war. It does not accept half measures, agreements, compromises, and negotiations behind the backs of fighting heroes. Wagner PMC values life very highly: both its own and the enemy’s. And it values death — the only cost for which Victory is afforded, that for which only death can be paid, and nothing else.
The Fourth Political Theory (and Eurasianism as its geopolitical - geocultural field of application) is not another ideology, nor an ideological synthesis on the existing ideologies of modernity, such as, for example, National-Bolshevism. This would imply that it is nothing but another subjectivity of Modern rationalism. The Fourth Political Theory is a broader political thesis-expression belonging to a deeper layer of political philosophy, as Professor Dugin described it very graphically in the book “Political Platonism”.
Justice is a very important word for the Russian people. Perhaps, even the key word. In the days of the World Assembly of the Russian People, when His Holiness the Patriarch sought a definition of what the Soviet period brought to the treasury of our history, of our thinking, the key word was 'justice'. Indeed, there was justice in the Soviet period, and it is because of it that people today warmly remember those years. Yes, there were many faults, but there was much more justice than before the revolution, and even more than today.
Many wonder why the Ukrainians resist so fiercely? Because they are not at war with us, but with the image they live in their minds. There was an episode of the TV series 'Black Mirror' in which people fought with terrible monsters, but it turned out that they were monsters made so by special optical devices that the people themselves had to wear (punishment for non-compliance) and what looked like 'monsters' were the people themselves.
Mercy is a very important phenomenon, it has no measure. If justice can be measured - an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth - mercy cannot be measured, because it is always something more. It is always excessive. This is, in a sense, undeserved. We speak of mercy, for example, when we spare a defeated enemy. Perhaps, from the point of view of justice, he should be punished or even executed, but we pity him, and therein lies the undeserved mercy. This is the basis of Christianity.
The topic of censorship is not only highly topical for our society (especially in the context of the SMO), but also philosophically fundamental. Contemporary Western culture increasingly resorts to censorship, despite trying to present liberalism as the abolition of all censorship criteria. In reality, what is censorship if not the most radical form of censoring any idea, image, doctrine, work or thought that does not fit into the narrow and increasingly exclusivist dogma of the 'open society'?
This is a direct reference to the Eurasian conception of Russian history. The Eurasianists were those Russian philosophers who drew attention to the fact that the destiny of Russia is, first of all, the destiny of the Russian people, who founded the power, created the culture, developed the language, but, at the same time, would be incomplete and imperfect if the other nations did not tie their destinies to the Russian people.