Putin’s Alt-Right is Reviving Male Chauvinist Agression


While Kremlin propagandists and the the West’s pro-Russian alt-right present themselves as the embodiment of traditional Christian values, their words and actions countenance genocide and glorify sexual violence. By embracing the obscene, they offer an attractive package for chauvinists of all stripes.

[…] According to this new conservativism, Nazism, Communism, and woke hedonism all amount to the same thing. But this corralling of opposites really is too much even for a hardline Hegelian. It reveals the glaring inconsistency not just of Kremlin propagandists but also of the pro-Russian US and European alt-right, which claim to embody traditional Christian values even as their words and actions countenance genocide and glorify sexual violence.

Read more: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/putin-alt-right-reviving-male-chauvinist-aggression-by-slavoj-zizek-2022-08

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