Visit ‘s Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn Page and shop for all Erik von Leftism: from de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse by Erik von Kuehnelt-. Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn was an Austrian Catholic nobleman and socio-political theorist. Describing himself as an “extreme conservative. 28 quotes from Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn: ‘Who is secure in all his basic needs? Who has work, spiritual care, medical care, housing, food, occasional.

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Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Be the first to learn about new releases! Who has work, spiritual care, medical care, housing, food, occasional entertainment, free clothing, free burial, free everything?

The answer might be nuns and monks, but the standard reply is ‘prisoners’. As a rule, erok are only weak; they cannot resist temptation and thus give way to their evil drives.

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He who accepts no absolute values but clings to polite doubt cannot be tolerant but merely indifferent. He is morally defenseless in the face of evil. We must uphold the principle of subsidiarity. Action should always be taken by the smallest possible unit. What we now have is maximal government of the lowest quality; what we need is minimal government of the highest order.

He who wants geographic equality has to dynamite mountains and fill up the valleys.


To get a hedge of even height one has to apply pruning shears. To achieve equal scholastic levels in a school one would have to pressure certain students into extra hard work while holding back others.

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

The Protestant goal of education is usually one of kuehnelt–leddihn averages- the optimum for a democracy. On account of our free will we can make supreme sacrifices which ennobles our very existence.

Bolshevism on the other hand forces us brutally into a parody of monastic life amidst fellow monks and fellow nuns who hate their habit and sigh under the ferocious tyranny of their pseudo-abbot.

This evil distortion of an otherwise Christian ideal is more satanic than wanton, a thoroughly pagan and diabolic opposition to Christian existence. Or, Procrustes At Large. Yet about human nature we get more concrete and more pertinent information from the Bible than kuuehnelt-leddihn statistics dealing with secondary education, the frequency of bathtubs or the mileage of superhighways.

Ideas which in London or New York are repeated as seemingly harmless abstractions have been shown up by the Germans in all their blood-chilling finality. In this sense Nazi Kjehnelt-leddihn has become the Gorgonian Mirror in which a decadent West could study its own features.

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It is obviously just to discriminate—within limits—between the innocent and the criminal, the adult and the infant, the combatant and the kuehnelt-oeddihn, and so on. Whereas greed, pride and arrogance are at the base of unjust discrimination, the driving motor of the egalitarian and identitarian trends is envy, jealousy2 and fear.


Liberty and equality are in essence contradictory. The Challenge of Our Time. It is the surest guarantee for perpetual mass wars.

The man fon burst into tears. However, if one were to ask him to sound off on problems such as nuclear experiments, Vietnam, the borders of Israel, support for Indonesia, aid to Latin America, or recognition of Red China, in most cases he would start spouting opinions. In the East European civil wars between and Voon were slaughtered for a variety of contradictory reasons, as capitalists and as communists, as friends of the Ukrainians, as Polonophiles, as pro-German-just as it suited the circumstances.

However immature, destructive, sterile, and confused, it is a cry of anguish and protest against a mechanized, profoundly leftish age.

It is, in a sense, leftism to end all leftism. The Man of the Right does not have a time-bound, but a sovereign mind.

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