Author Archives: Guillaume Durocher

The Wisdom of the Ancients, Part 3: Nature and Nurture; Socrates as Moral Exemplar for the Alt Right

Go to Part 1 Go to Part 2 Self-Improvement: Nature and Nurture Contrary to the currently fashionable egalitarian blank-slatist hysteria, the Greeks universally believed that an individual’s qualities were the fruits of nature and nurture. Even the sophist Protagoras, a thinker of democratic leanings and an educator of the people, argued: “Teaching requires natural endowments […]

The Wisdom of the Ancients, Part 2: Piety, Aristocratic Values and Necessary Inequality

Go to Part 1  Nature & the Gods: Sacred Laws Greek thinkers often debated the nature of the gods and the universe itself — or nature — and their relationship with the laws. Many Greeks denounced their traditional stories about passionate and violent gods as impious. Some denounced their city’s laws as contrary to nature. […]

The Wisdom of the Ancients, Part 1: Greek City-States as Ethnostates

Like too many of our generation, I was raised and “educated” without acquiring any real knowledge of European identity or our Western tradition. The Classics lay unopened. Though I may have tried once or twice to read them, they always left me baffled. I was too ignorant to even attempt to lessen my ignorance through […]