Putin’s Favorite Philosopher Discusses Fascism (Ivan Ilyin) This Russian Philosopher Believed Russia Was Made Great by Its Orthodox Faith (Ivan Ilyin). The Russian president’s favourite thinker is Ivan Ilyin, one of the intellectuals the Bolsheviks deported on one of the “philosophers’ ships” in. Who is Ivan Ilyin, and why is Putin so indebted to this marginalized Russian figure?

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Snyder is very astute at joining the dots in ivsn Russian propagandists, human or digital, sought to spread fake news to undermine faith in the democratic process, at the same time giving overt support to European separatists and Russia TV regulars such as Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage.

The jurist Carl Schmitt has become increasingly popular in academic works in the past decade. Ilyin looked on Mussolini and Hitler as exemplary leaders who were saving Europe by dissolving democracy. Tell everybody how scary it is and shape your whole book accordingly.

Ilyin thus fits within the Russian tradition of liberal conservatism, albeit on the conservative end of the spectrum.

From what I have read, it is not part of the ilyiin Russian philosophical tradition either. He considered the conscience of law as essential for the very existence of law. Next, when you look at the bits of Ilyin which Putin has quoted, they are definitely not the more authoritarian ones. June 19, at 9: As the authors put it:. Sobranie sochinenii [The Collected Works] 10 vols, 6,pp.



There are occasions when one regrets putting an idea out there, as everybody else jumps on the bandwagon but then gets it all wrong. As a result, mutual distrust and suspicion between the state and the people emerged. There are two major problems with this conclusion. WordPress Hashcash needs javascript to work, but your browser has javascript disabled. On the other hand, it is extremely demanding of those who do use force.

This says the following: He planned to write a book concerning the essence of monarchy in the modern world and its differences from the republic consisting of twelve chapters, but he died having written the introduction and seven chapters. To make it work, he picks only those bits of evidence which suit his purpose and fills out his analysis with salacious allegations Ilyin was a fan of psychoanalysis, had peculiar ideas about sexual perversion, was rabidly anti-Semitic, etc.

Please bear with me.

Snyder ilyni that Ilyin was How did we get here? And that is pretty much it for pre-revolutionary literature. Operative in the Kremlin. June 20, at 2: Fiction Free Audio Books: He became the main ideologue of the Russian White movement in emigration and between and was a publisher and editor of the Russian-language journal Russkiy KolokolRussian Bell.

For that reason, The Road to Unfreedom requires a detailed response. There is the Aksakov who backed autocracy. He disputed that an individual could choose their nationality any more than cells can decide whether they are part of a body.


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At first Ilyin perceived the February Revolution as the liberation of the people. Make them out to be authoritarian and anti-liberal. In fascism the leader is some kind of hero, who emerges ivsn myth. Given the interest that my previous posts about Ilyin have generated, it is worth looking at this in some depth.

He was offered the professorship in the Russian faculty of law in Prague under his teacher Pavel Novgorodtsev but he declined. For sure, Ilyin was no Western liberal democrat. And he wants us all to know who is to blame for this terrible state of affairs, so that we can defend ourselves against it while there is still time.

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Russian power is displayed in a relativist blizzard of alternative theories, delivered in a vaguely absurdist spirit, as if no truth on earth ivaj really provable. What do you do? But he was hardly alone in a lot of this. The two above mentioned factors led to egalitarianism and to revolution. Ignore the isolationist strand in Russian conservatism entirely.