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Revolt Against the Modern World

Revolt Against the Modern World
First edition English hardcover, published by Inner Traditions in 1995
Author Julius Evola
Language Italian
Subject Traditionalism
Publication date
Media type Print

Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga (Italian: Rivolta contro il mondo moderno) is a book by Julius Evola, first published in Italy, in 1934. Described as Evola's most influential work[1], it is an elucidation of his Traditionalist world view.

The first part of the book deals with the concepts of the Traditional world; its knowledge of the bridge between the earthly and the transcendent worlds. The second part deals with the modern world, contrasting its characteristics with those of traditional societies: from politics and institutions to views on life and death. Evola denounces the regressive aspects of modern civilisation (using Tradition as a normative principle).

Rivolta contro il mondo moderno was published in Milan by Hoepli in 1934. In 1969 a revised and augmented edition was published. Translated into English by Guido Stucco (from the 1969 edition), it was published by Inner Traditions in 1995 and as a 375-page hardcover (ISBN 089281506X). It has also been translated into German, Spanish, French, Serbian and Hungarian.[2]

The book influenced Mircea Eliade and other thinkers in the Traditionalist school.[3]

Evola was called "Steve Bannon's Guru". [4]


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  2. ^ "Julius Evola Bibliography: RIVOLTA CONTRO IL MONDO MODERNO". Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Elisabetta Cassini Wolff. " Evola's interpretation of fascism and moral responsibility", Patterns of Prejudice, Vol. 50, Issue 4-5, 2016. pp. 478-494
  4. ^ Pankaj Mishra. " Jordan Peterson & Fascist Mysticism", New York Review of Books, 19 March 2018

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