Julius Evola

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Sicilian-born philosopher, esotericist, cultural historian and social critic Baron Julius Evola was the leading Italian theorist of the Traditionalist School of political thought. A prominent exponent of Italian Idealism and, as painter and poet, one of the founders of Dadaism, Evola authored numerous works on alchemy, magic, Oriental philosophy, mysticism and Tradition, best known among which are the trilogy Revolt Against the Modern World, Men among the Ruins and Ride the Tiger. Though critical of Italian Fascism he is widely seen as an éminence grise in the regime of Benito Mussolini, and he remains a major intellectual influence on certain strands of far-right, conservative and reactionary politics.…

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Citation:
Horrox, James. "Julius Evola". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 July 2011
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