You may know Constantin von Hoffmeister as the man behind the publishing company Arktos. He’s got a new book out, Esoteric Trumpism, and I wrote the foreword to it. Here’s the blurb for the book:
Esoteric Trumpism delves into the profound and often unexplored dimensions of Donald Trump’s political journey, presenting it as a pivotal moment in the grand narrative of Western civilization. Through the lens of Oswald Spengler’s cyclical theory of history, the book explores Trump as a Faustian figure, striving against the tide of decline, embodying the spirit of American exceptionalism and the fierce battle for national identity.
Infused with a blend of Lovecraftian mystery and the barbaric glory of Robert E. Howard, Esoteric Trumpism offers a unique, philosophically rich perspective on Trump’s era, blending biblical motifs, apocalyptic imagery, and historical parallels to frame his presidency as a critical turning point in the saga of the West. A scholarly and artistic analysis, styled in a poetic manner, it offers an intriguing exploration of Trump’s unconventional approach to leadership.
Constantin and I discuss the ideas behind the book, the future of anti-globalism beyond Trump and much more. This was a great conversation, and I’m looking forward to featuring more content from Arktos on this podcast in the coming months.
You can buy Esoteric Trumpism here.