- Jan 14, 2016
A very interesting article on one of the main Nationaist thinkers who influenced the National Bolshevik and National Socialist movements. Though I'm not sure he ever used these terms to describe himself, he certainly did have a strong influence on them. As a German WW1 war hero who favoured a hard Spartan or Prussian "front socialism," he rejected the Communist Party for being too soft, Liberal and consumerist and too interested in "individual freedom." He said he hated democracy like the plague. But he equally rejected Hitler's racialism. He turned down several offers from the National Socialist Party to take a seat in the Reichstag. He served in the Wermacht in France during WW2. He had a great influence on the philosopher Martin Heidegger, and carried on a philosophical correspondence with Heidegger from the end of WW2 until Heidegger's death in the 1970s. Junger himself died in 1998.
The Worker State: Ernst Junger, National Bolshevism, And The New Worker