Primitivism and Ecofascism

The white nationalist outlet Counter-Currents has long been interested in ecofascism, frequently publishing articles on the compatibility of far right and environmental worldviews. Alongside ecofascists like Savitri Devi and Pentti Linkola, they have also shown an increasing interest in deep ecology and primitivism. Although some have been surprised by the far right’s enthusiasm for the …

By ISE | November 18th, 2019 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Anthroposophy and Ecofascism

In June, 1910, Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy, began a speaking tour of Norway with a lecture to a large and attentive audience in Oslo.  The lecture series was titled “The Mission of National Souls in Relation to Nordic-Germanic Mythology.”  In the Oslo lectures Steiner presented his theory of “folk souls” or “national souls” …

By Peter Staudenmaier | January 10th, 2009 | Article Archive | 82 Comments |

Anthroposophy and its Defenders

(co-written with Peter Zegers) Reply to Peter Normann Waage, “Humanism and Polemical Populism” “Anthroposophy and Ecofascism” has sparked a debate within Scandinavian humanist circles, with some authors like Peter Normann Waage lining up to defend anthroposophy as a harmless variant of humanism. 1 While we are encouraged by this long overdue debate, we are troubled …

By Peter Staudenmaier | January 9th, 2009 | Article Archive | 1 Comments |

The Art of Avoiding History

Reply to Göran Fant, “The Art of Turning White into Black” Göran Fant says that he is unable to recognize the portrait of anthroposophy that I painted in my article “Anthroposophy and Ecofascism.” (1) I am not surprised that he found my portrait hard to swallow, since Fant is convinced that anthroposophy is by definition …

By Peter Staudenmaier | January 7th, 2009 | Article Archive | 2 Comments |