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Blood and Soil

Lecture 4 in a series entitled “Reflections Beneath a Dark Sun: Myth, History, Politics and Paganism”.

These lectures, according to Dr. Alexander, are primarily about language and the way in which certain terms become magically invested with power for a people: words, for example, such as “blood and soil”, a phrase that essentially sums up the racial nationalism and eco-mysticism of Nazi Germany. Here, our speaker will offer a deconstruction of a way of thinking and speaking that continues to operate within environmentalist, pagan and neo-Nazi circles. This lecture-seminar is the fourth in Stephen Alexander’s series on fascism, paganism and politics.

Philosopher of the taboo Stephen Alexander does an annual lecture-seminar at Treadwell’s. This year’s series looks at the darkly romantic temptation to seek out ways to tear apart the material reality of modern life, to make manifest “unbound powers of being”. His aim is to identify the nihilism in us all: not to say things because we think them, but so that we will not have to think them anymore; to rid our speech and our acts, our hearts and pleasures, of fascism. Dr. Stephen Alexander did his Ph.D. at Warwick University on D.H. Lawrence and continental philosophy. His work focuses on transgression, shock and forbidden subjects.


Dr Stephen Alexander | talks


Date and Time:

1 April 2008 at 7:15 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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