December 13, 2016
Tomislav Sunic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1953. The son of a Catholic dissident, he studied French and English Language and Literature at the University of Zagreb until 1978. He earned a master’s degree at California State University, Sacramento, in 1985, and later received a doctorate in political science in 1988 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Tom has published a number of books, including Homo Americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age (BookSurge, 2007) and Against Democracy and Equality: The European New Right (Arktos, 2016).
The show begins with a consideration of the New Right: its origins, what it’s about, and who’s behind it. We discuss history of the term itself, which many New Right thinkers dislike; Tom, for example, tells us that he instead sees himself as part of the non-conformist right. This leads to a discussion on the establishment’s use of labels and buzzwords to prevent people from thinking further into such matters. We then switch gears and delve into the recent “fake news” lunacy that has swept post-election America. Tom explains that this phenomenon is nothing more than the mainstream media’s panicked attempt to retain power as it is displaced by alternative media. The first hour also covers the migrant crisis, Germany’s plight, and the religion of multiculturalism.
The members’ hour starts off with a discussion on the future. We consider what it will take for the masses to realize that multiculturalism simply will not produce anything other than misery and societal decay. Tom recommends that we adopt a more proactive strategy, which includes organizing on a local level. We then discuss the Alt-Right – in particular, how our movement has successfully used irony and humor to combat the Left and faux-Right. And like the 60s-era Left, the Alt-Right is appealing to young people because it is understood to be something truly counter-cultural and rebellious. The members’ hour also touches on the economic impact of the migrant crisis, weaponized guilt, and how nationalism, although unfairly maligned, is actually the best solution to many global problems.