Since its inception, Arktos has acquired the English-language rights to all of Guillaume Faye’s works that were written over the past 20 years. So far we’ve published four of them, and we have a fifth – The Colonisation of Europe – on its way later this month. Recently, we also purchased the rights to his most recent titles. We are now launching a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to get these translated and published within 2016.
To manage this, we need to pick up the pace. The primary bottleneck in getting out new translations are the translation costs, so with this campaign we are soliciting the help of our readers and supporters in getting his three most recent works out by December 31st 2016. The three titles in question are the following:
In Archeofuturism, which became a cult classic in some circles, Faye stipulated that the twenty-first century would not develop in line with the forecasts. We will soon live through – and it is already beginning – an explosive return of the archaic which will give the future the face of a dream – or of a nightmare, depending on one’s perspective. In this book, Faye presents his ideas in the form of a series of eleven stories showing the trajectory of Western civilisation: they begin in the summer of 1914, and they end long after your death. The result is a thrilling work of science fiction that will haunt your dreams and awaken your unspoken desires.
Understanding Islam's view that, in spite of its appearance of having many internal divisions, the world of Islam understands only one enemy: its own civilisation versus all others. Faye proposes that there is no difference other than tactical ones between Islam and Islamism. According to Faye, Islam is absolutely incompatible with pluralist democracy, secularism, and the Western conception of freedom. Its purpose is theocracy, and its reign means decline in intelligence. Understanding Islam calls for Westerners to refuse to submit to its values and accept its principles.
Controversy and Society
This book, which has not yet been published even in French, is an anthology of essays dealing with a wide variety of subjects, including economics, geopolitics, scientific advances, religion and tradition, society, immigration, and many others.
As with most Kickstarter campaigns, all backers will also get good value for their money, with various nice rewards depending on the size of your contribution. You can see all the rewards in the right column.
About Guillaume Faye:Guillaume Faye was born in 1949 and received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris. He was one of the principal organisers of the French New Right organisation GRECE (Groupement de recherche et d'etudes pour la civilisation europeenne) during the 1970s and '80s, and at the same time cultivated his career as a journalist, particularly in the news magazines Figaro and Paris-Match. In 1986 he left GRECE after he came to disagree with the direction of the group, which he felt was becoming overly academic and less engaged with the actual problems confronting Europe. For more than a decade, he worked as a broadcaster for the French radio station Skyrock, and on the program Telematin which aired on France 2 TV. He returned to the field of political philosophy in 1998 when a number of his new essays were collected and published in the volume Archeofuturism, which has also been published in English by Arktos. Since then he has produced a series of books which have challenged and reinvigorated readers throughout Europe and North America. His books have become must-reads for European Rightists and identitarians, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with his ideas. Over the last decade, Faye has been no stranger to controversy, having published books on immigration, the 'clash of civilisations', and the question of the Right's relationship to Islam and Zionism. He also published a monthly journal, J'ai Tout Compris (I Understand Everything!). He is very influential upon the identitarian movement, and rejects the communitarian and pro-Third World ideology propagated by his former GRECE colleagues. He is also a frequent contributor to the Terre et Peuple (Land and People) group, and still lectures and writes frequently. Arktos has also published his books Why We Fight, which is a manifesto in the form of a dictionary for the identitarian revolutionaries of the West; Convergence of Catastrophes, which is an overview of the many crises that Faye believes humanity will have to confront in the near future; and Sex and Deviance, which is Faye’s view of sexuality, sexual politics, and gender roles in the postmodern West.
Risks and challenges
If we can raise at least 8000 GBP towards translation costs for these three titles, there is nothing that can stop us from getting them published before the end of 2016.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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