So I came across this article today:
Now the author is correct that the Dug has fingers in many nationalist pies, this is in Russia's interests of course. Unfortunately, he is wrong about everything to do with his beliefs and I am in the mood to unpack this a bit.
Eurasianism and 4pt have nothing to do with nationalism, which is totally hostile to imperialism. Dugin is also hostile to any supremacy as one pillar of his worldview is Rene Guenon's pluralist vision of world religions/Traditions.
This is where things go wrong for the author.
"Third Rome" was a Russian Orthodox Christian political concept made famous by the Russian monk Filofey of Pskov in 1510. It is an original Russian medieval concept, not a fiction conceived or called for by Dugin. Dugin only draws on this concept and its place in Russian Orthodox conceptions of Empire. This is has nothing to do with " white nationalism" (- really? 16th century white nationalism?). Third Rome means that the Russian Empire has become the katehon - restrainer of antichrist (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7), a concept of St Paul.
Dugin wants multiethnic empires that fill "great spaces". This is not so different to having a multiethnic, but primarily Germanic Holy Roman Empire, or Austro-Hungarian Empire. This is nothing to do with "white nationalism". Many of the alt-right have already come to the position that this is what is needed. It is not enough for the French to protect the French, the English the English etc. Our problems are much bigger than this and they require European solidarity. Dugin has a similar perspective but applies it to Eurasia and non-white races so, again, totally contrary to white supremacy.
I'm sorry, yes it did happen. There was only One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church prior to the Great Schism on 1054. The Early Medieval Period had a Church that was, for the most part, unified. This is a pseudo-argument as those who question "what is white?" make. Just because there were a few heretics does not mean that the Church was not unified.
Dugin numerous times accepts modern scholars who point out that nationalism is a bourgeois modern political construct. It gained ground in the French Revolution 1789 and European wide 1848 bourgeois revolutions. This has nothing to do with biological or phenomenological ethnicity which has existed as long as man has existed. It was the peasantry/farmers who were most clearly ethnic and created folk customs, while high culture was more the realm of the Church. Dugin wants to restore the Indo-European trifunctional structure as it is interpreted in the Orthodox Christian doctrine of the Symphony of Powers. Orthodox political ideology can still be found in the Moscow Patriarchate's document The Basis of the Social Concept:
Now there are big problems with Dugin, and he mixes a lot of bullshit in with the gold he puts out. He does this intentionally because he doesn't really want the West to get back on its feet. He is also excommunicated and condemned by the Moscow Patriarchate for wanting to mix Islam and Christianity and create a bunch of syncretic bullshit.
Unfortunately, the author of this article missed all the true critiques and put out a bunch of rubbish.