Putin’s Favorite Philosopher Discusses Fascism (Ivan Ilyin) This Russian Philosopher Believed Russia Was Made Great by Its Orthodox Faith (Ivan Ilyin). The Russian president’s favourite thinker is Ivan Ilyin, one of the intellectuals the Bolsheviks deported on one of the “philosophers’ ships” in. Who is Ivan Ilyin, and why is Putin so indebted to this marginalized Russian figure?

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Imagine that you want to write iva history of Russian conservatism which is as accurate as possible. Vladimir Putin cites Ilyin; Ilyin was a fascist; therefore Putin and the regime he leads are fascist. Given the interest that my previous posts about Ilyin have generated, it is worth looking at this in some depth.

Ivan Ilyin was born in Moscow in an aristocratic family that claimed Rurikid descent. Timothy Snyder is at it again.

The Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder review – chilling and unignorable

It will enable you to make the book entertaining as well as informative, with readers agasp at these crazy people you describe. On the one hand it requires the use of force in some situations.

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Ivan Ilyin – Wikipedia

Ilyin developed his concept of the conscience of law for more than 20 years until his death. In he entered the Law faculty of the Moscow State University. Operative in the Kremlin. Nor was he a conspiracy theorist, let alone, as is suggested above, an anti-Semite. The second approach is different. He answered that the reason was “the weak, damaged self-respect” of Russians. Make Russian conservatives out to be foaming in the mouth nationalists and haters of the West.

He too was a member of the Nazi party.

Ivan Ilyin | Russia Insider News

ivzn Timothy Snyder is professor of history at Yale. The authorities and nobility constantly misused their power, subverting the unity of the people. Unfortunately, as the meme has spread, it has become more and more exaggerated.

He was offered the professorship in the Russian faculty of law in Prague under his teacher Pavel Novgorodtsev but he declined. His thesis on Hegel and his book on the ethics ipyin violence are serious works of philosophy. He was an utter opponent of any war in general but believed that since Russia had already been involved in the war, the duty of every Russian was to support his country.

He then returned to work in the university and jvan a series of lectures called “Introduction to the Philosophy of Law”. A measure of that assault comes when you examine your reaction to this meticulously researched and footnoted book as you read it.


For the novella, see The Death of Ivan Ilyich.

Ivan Ilyin

Along with many other intellectuals he generally approved of it. June 19, at 9: Snyder explains all this in his new book, The Road ivn Unfreedom: A few months ago I wrote a piece denouncing a lecture by historian Timothy Snyder which, roughly speaking, proposed the following thesis: Furthermore, the use of force only combats the external manifestations of evil.

He believed that monarchical conscience of law corresponds to such values as religious piety and family. At the same time, Snyder sees the war in Ukraine as an effort to break up the Ukrainian state and prevent the European Union from becoming a state. But Yale historian Timothy Snyder —who has written extensively on both Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany—points to an earlier Russian thinker whom he says exercises considerable influence on the ideology of Vladimir Putin, the fascist philosopher Ivan Ilyin.

This is a deliberately contradictory position: