The Fourth Political Theory is a book by the Russian political scientist and theorist Aleksandr Dugin, published in 2009. In the book, Dugin states that he is laying the foundations for an entirely new political ideology, the fourth political theory, which integrates and supersedes the three past "theories" of liberal democracy, Marxism, and fascism.
Dugin: "All of these three political theories - liberalism, communism, and fascism - were locked in a life and death struggle in the 20th century. First liberalism and communism defeated fascism together, then, as we know, the Cold War began between communism and liberalism. Then in 1991, liberalism defeated communism on a global scale."
Francis Fukuyama published "The End Of History" in 1992, which posited that mankind had reached the end of its ideological development: liberal democracy would be the basis of society forever more.
Dugin apparently believes that the first three have failed; predatory capitalism brought about the collapse of 2008, and a "fourth theory" is poised to take its place as the new world order (perhaps my unfortunate phrasing; no relation to the black-helicopter U.N.-dominant "New World Order" feared and despised by the wingnut militia anti-Bilderberg crowd).
Dugin: "In order to escape this coded field of coded thinking, we need to deconstruct all of modernity." "If we reject the laws of modernity such as progress, development, equality, justice, freedom, nationalism, and all of this legacy of the three centuries of philosophy and political history, then there is a choice. And it is in fact very broad in the least. This is what I have been saying. This is traditional society."
Dugin explaining the worldview of the fourth theory: "... at its heart lies at least one thing: disagreement with liberalism, totalitarianism, the doctrine of the individual subject, and disagreement with the world in which we live. It is a rejection of liberal democracy, a rejection of the notion that liberalism is universal…"
Dugin: "... in America how people rejected Clinton’s globalism and accepted Trump, without even knowing what he specifically stands for. He didn’t say anything in particular, simply “I am not liberalism, not globalism,” and the people said “let him be president, tell us more.”
Dugin: "f we reject the laws of modernity such as progress, development, equality, justice, freedom, nationalism, and all of this legacy of the three centuries of philosophy and political history, then there is a choice. And it is in fact very broad in the least. This is what I have been saying. This is traditional society."
Dugin is a proponent of traditionalism — a philosophy in which all moral and religious truths come from divine revelation and are perpetuated by tradition.
Bannon isn’t above forming a partnership to fight liberalism, something held in equal contempt by Dugin. As the Economist reported, “whatever the differences [between Dugin, Putin, and Bannon, they] do want to be in vanguard of a fight against certain common enemies, including secularism, multi-culturalism, egalitarianism and modernity.”
"... anonymous pro-Russia Twitter account holder @Ricky_Vaughn99, who has been acknowledged as one of the most influential tweeters for Trump, was interviewed on Radix Journal, edited by racist ‘alt-right’ figure Richard Spencer, which itself hosts numerous articles by and about Dugin,” the Herald reported in June. “The Ricky Vaughn 99 account has even retweeted videos in Russian. It’s like one big happy family generating social media buzz for Trump, Dugin and the cause of white identity.”
Dugin on Trump: "[He is] tough, rough, says what he thinks, rude, emotional and, apparently, candid. The fact that he is a billionaire doesn’t matter. He is different. He is an extremely successful ordinary American,” wrote Dugin. “He is crude America, without gloss and the globalist elite. He is sometimes disgusting and violent, but he is what he is. It is true America.”
Even if Dugin doesn’t pull Putin’s strings, he maintains a clear and ominous connection to dark segments of American and European society; specifically, white nationalism.
Bannon speaking at CPAC:
"Bannon framed much of Trump’s agenda with the phrase, 'deconstruction of the administrative state,' meaning the system of taxes, regulations and trade pacts that the president says have stymied economic growth and infringed upon U.S. sovereignty. Bannon says that the post-World War II political and economic consensus is failing and should be replaced with a system that empowers ordinary people over coastal elites and international institutions."*****
"Bannon and Priebus were interviewed jointly on stage by Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC. Priebus celebrated Trump’s administration as 'the best Cabinet in the history of Cabinets,' and Bannon said that many nominees 'were selected for a reason, and that is deconstruction.'” [A director of the EPA who detests the EPA; a secretary of education who is opposed to the public school system; a director of HUD who has said government subsidy of public housing creates dependency].
Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland (D) said Bannon is a “dangerous person driven by an authoritarian ideology who, I fear, has more influence than anyone in the administration.” “This is a mean, vicious, intolerant group,” Strickland continued. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my political life.”