In Alexander Dugin’s book Martin Heidegger: The Philosophy of Another Beginning, Dugin says of Julius Evola’s Ride the Tiger that Evola made the “mistake of interpreting Heidegger hastily and superficially from the traditionalist perspective […] in which he presents Heidegger’s ideas and terminology in a highly inaccurate and distorted manner and criticizes them in an even less justified, naïve way.” 1 This brutal analysis by Dugin is, in all honesty, completely justified.
I had previously tried to read Ride the Tiger on a couple occasions, admittedly I never got too far into it as it seemed like nothing more than a dull rehash of the more enjoyable work that Evola had wrote before it. I tried to skip ahead in bits and pieces to see if it grew more interesting, I rolled my eyes trying to read his ‘interpretation’ of Heidegger and then abandoned it. It…
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