Buckley's defense of the humane virtues against Ayn Rand's radical individualism, vulgarized Nietzscheism
, and implacable dogmatism.
of Marxist socialism, social Darwinism, and Nietzscheism
. (190) These
His topics include Huneker and Barthes reading Nietzsche; the birth of Irish modernism from the spirit of Nietzscheism
: Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett; affect effects affects: Deleuzian affect versus Lacanian pathos; war, death, and distance in Eliot's poetry; and pathos of the future: nihilism and hospitality in The Childhood of Jesus.
Although I will not argue that Darwish writes the poem of Bachelardism, Heideggerism, Nietzscheism
or Deleuzism, I will argue that, as a "half philosopher," his metaphor allows the reader to construct traces of some of the arguments of those thinkers.
At the same time, Mencken sought to arm Nietzscheism
with the Darwinian weapons of the struggle for existence and the law of natural selection, which he hoped would provide the liberating force for his aristocracy of iconoclasts.