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RidingTheTiger Remembers Julius Evola

On this day in 1898, Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola, known to English-speaking readers as Julius Evola, was born in Rome.  Seeing that the name of this website is taken from Evola’s book Cavalcare la Tigre, it is only fitting to pay tribute today to the profound thinker who has been a profound influences on both this website […]

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Propaganda in the “Free and Impartial” Media

The power of media has been discussed here oftentimes before, but every now and then a story appears which warrants a revisit. The ability to shape public opinion has been harnessed by the establishment to create a climate in which the most ridiculous notions — the  so-called “Big Lie” — and disinformation are repeated so often that […]

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On Sports and Games

Spectator sports have become an ubiquitous part of the modern world.  Anywhere one goes, one finds huge crowds drawn to stadiums or arenas, hoping to be entertained by their favorite teams.  Certainly, anyone who has lived for some time in England or America can state without any hesitation that spectator sports plays a massive role […]

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Miyamoto Musashi’s Dokkodo

Dokkodo (獨行道), roughly translated means  “The Path of Walking Alone,”  “The Path of Independence,” or “The Lone Path”/  Although the English translation does not give the title much justice, it is should be noted that this refers not to a path of nihilistic abandon, nor a path of misanthropy.  Misanthropes who have crossed beyond a certain […]

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Against Psychology

The social sciences, sociology and psychology, are relatively new fields of study. In the past, the soul was considered the basis of emotion and reason, but in the absence of traditional faith and spirituality, post-Enlightenment man has sought to find the reasons why man and society work as they do. Of course, in our age, […]

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The Importance of Appearance

In traditional societies, clothing reflected ones rank and place in society, and identified one. Its function was not merely to clothe a naked person but also to  beautify him or her. While it always reflected ones outward place it also reveals something on ones internal character. Thus clothing was both protection from the elements and an […]

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Bullying and victim politics

Bullying has been in the limelight in recent years with high profile cases of bullied teenagers committing suicide, and celebrities and politicians pushing for “anti bullying” legislation. Of course, the heart wrenching story of some pretty young girl or bright boy driven to suicide by the cruelty of his or her peers resonates with all […]

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Contra Hollywood

In today’s world, there are two things that epitomize the image of America: Hollywood and popular music. Both are multi-billion dollar industries, with the former churning out hundreds of films per year at an expense of several billion dollars a year. Arguably, not only is Hollywood one of the biggest cultural forces in America, it […]

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More to Middle East riots than meets the Eye

A recent spat of protests and riots in the Muslim world have been making headlines in recent days, especially after United States Ambassador Chris Stevens to Libya was killed. Images are being splashed all over the printed press and television of the most crazed, angry looking bearded Muslims burning American flags and shouting.  Americans have […]

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Historical cycles and Parallels

Through  the study of historical cycles, one can draw parallels between our civilization today and those of the past. This was something our ancestors were well aware of, from the first western states emerging from Rome’s ruin to the great global empires of the 19th century. Until recently, the specter of decline and decadence weighed […]

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