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Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia: English Translation

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION The book is a Russian textbook on geopolitics. It systematically and detailed the basics of geopolitics as a science, its theory, history. Covering a wide range of geopolitical schools and beliefs and actual problems. The first time a Russian geopolitical doctrine. An indispensable guide for all those who make decisions in the most important spheres of ...more
Kindle Edition, 675 pages
Published July 24th 2017 (first published January 1st 1999)
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Warwick
Dec 14, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Dugin, an important Russian political theorist, wrote this book back in 1997; it was very influential at high levels, and, supposedly, used for training in the Russian military's General Staff Academy. His recommendations were aimed at ensuring Russia's supremacy over other geopolitical powers, especially the US, by establishing a ‘Eurasianism’ that counters both the EU and America.

Among his recommendations, according to the book's Wikipedia article, were:

• France and Germany should be encourage
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Michael Perkins
I think some of the reviewers here have missed the point of this book. You might consider the author bat-shit crazy, but he is revealing the hand, 20 years ago, that Russia has played out....

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8...

Foreign Policy magazine article.....

https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/07/27/...
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Maru Kun
Oct 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
From Wikipedia:

"...The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia is a geopolitical book by Aleksandr Dugin. The book has had a large influence within the Russian military, police, and foreign policy elites[1] and was allegedly used as a textbook in the General Staff Academy of Russian military.[1]

The book declares that "the battle for the world rule of [ethnic] Russians" has not ended and Russia remains "the staging area of a new anti-bourgeois, anti-American revolution." The
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Ivan
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Если вас интересует вопрос о том, что бы написал Гитлер, если бы он жил в наше время, то эта книга для вас!

Для людей правого толка, таких как я, свежая рациональная идеология - глоток свежего воздуха в удушливой атмосфере праворадикального христианского угара перемешанного с леворадикальным деконструкционистким и левым мусульманским, однако Дугин пообещав многое, в течении первой трети книги, резко подменивает понятия и ударяется в черносотенный шовинистский империалистический бред, в котором он
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Alfie
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
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3 stars - but why?

Dugin's ideas are, to those both inside and outside Russia, almost nonsensical. Apocalyptic. Purposefully esoteric.

However, many of those criticisms come from reading statements, most of which come from this book, without the necessary context. Statements such as 'Ukraine has no meaningful distinct culture or history, and as such should be incorporated into Russia' (paraphrased) do indeed seem utterly disgusting to many at first. Indeed, even with the context, these ideas are
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J.
Not gonna lie, he kinda had me in the first half... it was an overview of the background of "geopolitics" like you would expect a textbook to be. Sure he included your occasional nazi, but what social science doesn't wind up with a nazi influence of some sort (looking at you Anthropology, Sociology, Political Geography, etc...) but then he went allllll in on some pretty wacky conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, some of his ideas seem to have clearly been resonating with folks in the Kremlin as el ...more
Dan
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Being a translation, the reading was slow. However, the understanding of Russian thought processes more than made up for the slog. Every progressive/Russian apologist should read and understand that it was written 15 years ago. It almost begs the question, which came first - the book’s ideas or the plans that led to the events.
TOny
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book if anything, gives you a perfect understanding of euroasianism. It is the russian strife for survival and beyond. The bulwark against Atlanticism.
Kevin Wolf
Sep 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
This translation is awful. Obviously machine translated. It's gibberish at many points, not much better than word salad. ...more
Yingbo Zheng
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Enlightening, but frightening.
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Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ге́льевич Ду́гин, born 7 January 1962) is a politologist, traditionalist, and one of the most popular ideologists of the creation of a Eurasian empire that would be against the North Atlantic interests. He is also well known for his proximity to fascism, he has had close ties to the Kremlin and Russian military. He was the leading organizer of Nationa ...more

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