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William Faulkner

William Faulkner
Biography[edit] Faulkner was born William Cuthbert Falkner in New Albany, Mississippi, the first of four sons of Murry Cuthbert Falkner (August 17, 1870 – August 7, 1932) and Maud Butler (November 27, 1871 – October 19, 1960).[3] He had three younger brothers: Murry Charles "Jack" Falkner (June 26, 1899 – December 24, 1975), author John Falkner (September 24, 1901 – March 28, 1963) and Dean Swift Falkner (August 15, 1907 – November 10, 1935). Faulkner was born and raised in the state of Mississippi, which had a great influence on him, as did the history and culture of the American South altogether. Soon after Faulkner's first birthday, his family moved to Ripley, Mississippi from New Albany. His family, particularly his mother Maud, his maternal grandmother Lelia Butler, and Caroline Barr (the black woman who raised him from infancy) crucially influenced the development of Faulkner's artistic imagination. As a schoolchild, Faulkner had much success early on. Personal life[edit]

Antony C. Sutton Antony Cyril Sutton (February 14, 1925 – June 17, 2002) was a British and American economist, historian, and writer. Biography[edit] Sutton studied at the universities of London, Göttingen, and California, and received his D.Sc. from the University of Southampton. He was an economics professor at California State University, Los Angeles and a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution from 1968 to 1973. In 1973, Sutton published a popularized, condensed version of the three volumes called National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union and was thereby[citation needed] forced out of the Hoover Institution. In his book Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era (New York: Viking Press;1970), Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote: For impressive evidence of Western participation in the early phase of Soviet economic growth, see Antony C. In his three-volume detailed account of Soviet Purchases of Western Equipment and Technology ... Education[edit] Employers[edit]

Carroll Quigley Carroll Quigley (/ˈkwɪɡli/; November 9, 1910 – January 3, 1977) was an American historian and theorist of the evolution of civilizations. He is noted for his teaching work as a professor at Georgetown University, for his academic publications, and for his research on secret societies.[1][2] Life and career[edit] Quigley was born in Boston, and attended Harvard University, where he studied history and earned B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. From 1941 until 1972, he taught a two-semester course at Georgetown on the development of civilizations. In addition to his academic work, Quigley served as a consultant to the U.S. Quigley retired from Georgetown in June 1976 and died the following year.[1] Major conclusions[edit] Inclusive diversity[edit] Quigley asserts that any intolerance or rigidity in the religious practices of the West are aberrations from its nature of inclusivity and diversity. Institutionalization and the fall of civilizations[edit] Weapons and democracy[edit] Style[edit]

George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems with a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation of the working class. In 1898, Shaw married Charlotte Payne-Townshend, a fellow Fabian, whom he survived. Life[edit] Early years and family[edit] Education[edit] When his mother left home and followed her voice teacher, George Vandeleur Lee, to London, Shaw was almost sixteen years old. Shaw v.

G. K. Chesterton Early life[edit] G.K. Chesterton at the age of 17. Born in Campden Hill in Kensington, London, Chesterton was baptized at the age of one month into the Church of England,[8] though his family themselves were irregularly practising Unitarians.[9] According to his autobiography, as a young man Chesterton became fascinated with the occult and, along with his brother Cecil, experimented with Ouija boards. Family life[edit] Chesterton married Frances Blogg in 1901; the marriage lasted the rest of his life. Career[edit] Chesterton loved to debate, often engaging in friendly public disputes with such men as George Bernard Shaw,[13] H. Visual wit[edit] Chesterton usually wore a cape and a crumpled hat, with a swordstick in hand, and a cigar hanging out of his mouth. Radio[edit] In 1931, the BBC invited Chesterton to give a series of radio talks. The talks were very popular. Death and veneration[edit] Writing[edit] Chesterton's writings consistently displayed wit and a sense of humour.

Wilhelm von Humboldt Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt (22 June 1767 – 8 April 1835) was a German (Prussian) philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the University of Berlin, which was named after him in 1949 (and also after his brother, Alexander von Humboldt, a naturalist). He is especially remembered as a linguist who made important contributions to the philosophy of language and to the theory and practice of education. In particular, he is widely recognized as having been the architect of the Prussian education system which was used as a model for education systems in countries such as the United States and Japan. Humboldt was born in Potsdam, Margraviate of Brandenburg, and died in Tegel, Province of Brandenburg. His younger brother, Alexander von Humboldt, was equally famous, as a geographer and explorer. Philosopher[edit] Minister of Education[edit] Humboldt's concept of education does not lend itself solely to individualistic interpretation. Diplomat[edit]

Julius Evola Evola believed that mankind is living in the Kali Yuga, a Dark Age of unleashed materialistic appetites, spiritual oblivion and organised deviancy. To counter this and call in a primordial rebirth, Evola presented his world of Tradition. The core trilogy of Evola's works are generally regarded as Revolt Against the Modern World, Men Among the Ruins and Ride the Tiger. He was never a member of the Italian National Fascist Party (and thus rejected for not being a member[2]), or the Italian Social Republic, and was furthermore engaged in constant criticism of fascism and declaring he was an anti-fascist.[2] Evola regarded his position as that of a sympathetic right-wing intellectual, saw potential in the movement and wished to reform its errors, to a position in line with his own views. Biography[edit] Early years[edit] Entry into esotericism[edit] In 1927, along with other Italian esotericists, he founded the Gruppo di Ur. Involvement with Fascism[edit] Evola and the SS[edit] Philosophy[edit]

Peter Lamborn Wilson Peter Lamborn Wilson (pseudonym Hakim Bey; born 1945) is an American post-anarchist author, primarily known for advocating the concept of Temporary Autonomous Zones. Writings[edit] In addition to his writings on lifestyle anarchism and Temporary Autonomous Zones, Bey has written essays on other topics such as Tong traditions, the utopian Charles Fourier, the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, alleged connections between Sufism and ancient Celtic culture, technology and Luddism, Amanita muscaria use in ancient Ireland, and sacred pederasty in the Sufi tradition.[2] He has also written about pederasty for NAMBLA Bulletin.[3] He has also published at least one novel, The Chronicles of Qamar: Crowstone.[4] Bey, especially because of his TAZ work, has often been embraced by rave subculture, as ravers have identified the experience and occasions of raves as part of the tradition of "Temporary Autonomous Zones" that Bey outlines, particularly the "free party" or teknival scene. Notable theories[edit]

René Guénon René Guénon (November 15, 1886 – January 7, 1951), also known as Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahid Yahya, was a French author and intellectual who remains an influential figure in the domain of metaphysics, having written on topics ranging from metaphysics, "sacred science"[1] and traditional studies[2] to symbolism and initiation. In his writings, he proposes either "to expose directly some aspects of Eastern metaphysical doctrines",[3] these doctrines being defined by him as of "universal character",[4] or "to adapt these same doctrines for Western readers [5] while keeping strictly faithful to their spirit";[3] he only endorsed the act of "handing down" these Eastern doctrines, while reiterating their "non-individual character".[6] He wrote and published in French and his works have been translated into more than twenty languages. Biography[edit] René Guénon was born in Blois, a city in central France approximately 100 miles (~ 160 km) from Paris. Writings[edit] Some key terms and ideas[edit] [edit]