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Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges: The Record of Anti-Communist Military Governments in Latin America By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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This brief work is a defense of various military regimes that took power during the Cold War in Latin America. These governments were idealistic and reformist, engaging in the most far reaching land... More > reform of any governmental system in the area.< Less
“A Circle of Betrayal, Cowardice and Deceit” – On the 100th Anniversary of the Ritual Murder of the Russian Royal Family By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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This is one of many defenses of the Russian monarchy by Matthew Raphael Johnson, one of the most controversial Russia scholars in the Anglo-American world. The reign of Tsar Nicholas was an... More > unmitigated success. The destruction of the Romanov house in 1918 radically altered the course of cosmic history in ways beyond description. By keeping oligarchy in check, Russia exploded into the 20th century as one of its most powerful agricultural, military and industrial powers. The war was engineered by Britain to ensure her two great rivals, Germany and Russia, fought one another rather than combined forces. The result was the utter domination of liberalism and Marxism the world over.< Less
Officially Approved Dissent: Alasdair MacIntyre's Strategic Ambiguity in His Critique of Modernity By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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MacIntyre's work is structured around an analysis of human reason. Reason can only function as part of a social whole and that whole creates a self, a personality (rather than an individual, an ego).... More > His argument is that, once objective standards cease to exist, the self becomes rudderless. Nietzsche's conception of the will to power remains. From this, he concludes that there has never been a coherent defense of the “individual” in moral theory. MacIntyre does not offer a sense of what this social whole is except in vague outline, making it useless. He's correct that the "ego" is a myth, but in refusing to offer an alternative to modernity, his work is tedious and repetitive.< Less
The Ancient Orthodox Tradition in Russian Literature By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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This book is written with the aim in mind of altering the westerner's perception of Russian literature and culture. Once the screen of the English translation is pulled back, the content of these... More > works is of immense complexity and assumes a great amount of prior knowledge of Russian religion and culture...the single thesis [of this book] should be apparent: the historic and religious content of Russian literature is the dominant element in that literature, and hence, should be at the front of all interpretation and criticism...." An exciting new and must-read work from Matthew Raphael Johnson, surveying Russian Literature from an entirely new perspective. Both a scholar of Orthodox literature and a Russian Orthodox priest, the author opens the doors to new pathways of understanding the complex subject of Russian literary analysis in a new and exciting way, in his customary lucid and down-to-earth style.< Less
Sobornosti: Essays on the Old Faith By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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In the first of a series of books by Matthew Raphael Johnson, an Orthodox priest, the author investigates the Old Ritualists from an inside perspective, collecting essays and interviews previously... More > only available in Russian, and asking the reader the provocative question: Who were the schismatics during the Old Believer schism of the 17th century? What was the "raskol"? With surprising answers and touching commentary, Father Matthew Raphael Johnson forces us to ask if a schism of over three hundred years, previously thought to be over "two versus three fingers", has relevance to Orthodox Christians today.< Less
Heavenly Serbia and the Medieval Idea By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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Serbia -- that most maligned and misunderstood nation -- is provided, finally, with a truthful account that stresses the nature of Serbia's medieval inheritance and its importance to modern day... More > Serbs, Orthodox peoples and traditionalists the globe over. This book is assured to be deliberately and nervously ignored by academic critics and CNN junkies worldwide.< Less
Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality: Lectures on Medieval Russia By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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In this series of university lectures, Matthew Raphael Johnson provides a thought-provoking survey of medieval Russian history from a sympathetic vantage point to the old Russian way of life and... More > provides historical lessons applicable to the present day. A must read for students of Russian history.< Less
The Ancient Orthodox Tradition in Russian Literature By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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"The purpose of this book is to alter the westerner's perception of Russian literature and culture. Once the screen of the English translation is pulled back, the content of these works is of... More > immense complexity and assumes a great amount of prior knowledge of Russian religion and culture...the single thesis [of this book] should be apparent: the historic and religious content of Russian literature is the dominant element in that literature, and hence, should be at the front of all interpretation and criticism...." (From the Introduction). An exciting new and must-read work from Matthew Raphael Johnson, surveying Russian Literature from an entirely new perspective. Both a scholar of Orthodox literature and a Russian Orthodox priest, the author opens the doors to new pathways of understanding the complex subject of Russian literary analysis in a new and exciting way, in his customary lucid and down-to-earth style.< Less
Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality: Lectures on Medieval Russia By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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In this series of university lectures, Matthew Raphael Johnson provides a thought-provoking survey of medieval Russian history from a sympathetic vantage point to the old Russian way of life and... More > provides historical lessons applicable to the present day. A must read for students of Russian history.< Less
Heavenly Serbia and the Medieval Idea By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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Serbia -- that most maligned and misunderstood nation -- is provided, finally, with a truthful account that stresses the nature of Serbia's medieval inheritance and its importance to modern day... More > Serbs, Orthodox peoples and traditionalists the globe over. This book is assured to be deliberately and nervously ignored by academic critics and CNN junkies worldwide.< Less