so recently I read dugins foundations of geopolitics, mostly out of spite. Im not going to give a review or analysis because i didnt like the book at all, but it brought up some questions.
the main premise of the book was examining the conflict between the “west”, and its way of life atlanticism, and the “east”, where its way of life is centered around the continent and the earth. of course this is largely essentialist bs, but there is some truth to how western institutions and “civilisations” were historically spread through sea and air rather than through ground invasions, and the wests reliance on trade through the ocean, as opposed to how russia/china largely expanded via the continent.
well anyway the book details how in the cold war the west encircled the soviet union like a great serpent to constrict and reduce the east, and labels this as the leviathan, while naming the east as the behemoth. (As in from christian mythology). This has an unexpected parallel to my mind with anticiv, and how the system is labelled a leviathan.
the book presents the conflict between the leviathan and the behemoth as a natural inevitability, and uses nationalist rhetoric to justify this and “defense of the homeland” stuffs, and then talking about what russia could do in the future.
well I guess the key questions i have is:
Why do you think dugins leviathan and the anticiv leviathan are so similar comparisons to make? I doubt dugin has read fredy perlman or much anarchist literature, but i also dont think its a simple coincidence that the same structure was called a leviathan by 2 political movements.
What do you think conflicts between the West and East (as geopolitical groups) are going to do in the future? Are they simply conflicts between the bourgeoisie as some people like to imagine, or is there a much deeper conflict going on?
Sorry if this is the wrong place.