He has a penchant for early-twentieth-century French and Italian fascist thinkers, such as Charles Maurras
(of the Action Francaise) and Julius Evola, a sinister figure who admired Heinrich Himmler and worked for the German police during World War II.
The leader of Action francaise, Charles Maurras
, was an atheist who espoused positivism, but at the same time on the strength of a cultural nationalism called for Frenchmen to return to their traditional Catholic faith, including a belief in Original Sin.
Joseph de Maistre y Arthur de Gobineau interesaban como precursores de Charles Maurras
y Drieu la Rochelle.
David Jimenez demuestra que son los tres autores arriba mencionados, y no Charles Maurras
, los inspiradores de Accion Espanola.
Les deux chapitres qui suivent le recit biographique de Gravel nous eclairent davantage sur les personnages qui ont influence la pensee de l'abbe dont Lionel Groulx, Henri Bourassa et Charles Maurras
There is an even earlier history of authors on the right like Charles Maurras
and the Action francaise around the turn of the 20th century or, a century before, Louis-Gabriel de Bonald and Joseph de Maistre, monarchist opponents of the French Revolution, denouncing the decline of France's traditional values.
Two books have appeared within the last decade that deal with conservative thought in an especially enlightening manner: Yuval Levin's The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left and Domenico Fisichella's La democrazia contro la realta: il pensiero politico di Charles Maurras
, leader of the deeply reactionary Action Francaise, saw Coubertin's Olympics as a liberal Anglo-Saxon plot to undermine racial vigour and native pride.
She minimizes the influence of Charles Maurras
in this regard, traditionally seen as the vieux maitre influencing the Jeune droite, in favour of Leon Daudet and Henri Massis, who were more inclined to use journalism and essays concerning culture and aesthetics as political weapons than old-fashioned monarchism and literature.
La escuela intelectual de la Accion Francesa, alrededor de su maestro Charles Maurras
If I wanted, for example, to publish a translated volume of Charles Maurras
, whom Eliot always saluted as his master, it would not be a major undertaking.
Hulme offers one clue as to how Conservative rhetoric might 'clothe itself' in new 'catch-words' when he claims that this was one of the lessons to be learnt from France, where Charles Maurras
and his circle had been successful in the 1890s in 'restating an old dialect' and in giving the 'French Conservative party .