Russian Nihilism and the Coming Order, Part I

I’ve always liked communist and socialist ideas.

Vladimir Putin [i]

Carl Schmitt once said, “Tell me who your enemy is, and I will tell you who you are.” Writing before Hitler came to power in Germany, Schmitt noted that Central Europe was living under the eye of the Russians. Schmitt explained, “Their prowess in rationalism and its opposite, as well as their potential for good and evil in orthodoxy, is overwhelming.” He added, “They have realized the union of Socialism and Slavism, which already in 1848 Donoso Cortés said would be the decisive event of the next century.”[ii]

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