An interesting point I want to mention is taken from the Amazon page of Alexander Dugin's book The Fourth Political Theory.
Firstly, consider this comment by "prereconallian":
"If the French New Right or Traditionalist Metaphysics are your cup of tea. And, if you think that Americanism might be a threat to both meaning, measure and community, there is a world of new and original thinkers abounding who will ease your way out of the long irrelevant right - left dichotomy. Alexander Dugin is a major force among them. Whether they will be able to rally the forces of spirit, organic life and plain common sense against globalist, secularist totalitarians in time to save European man or, ineed, the planet itself, remains to be seen. Meantime, buy this book and step beyond Obama - Romney childishness."
Now consider this extract from the blurb of Dugin's book:
"The world today finds itself on the brink of a post-political reality - one in which the values of liberalism are so deeply embedded that the average person is not aware that there is an ideology at work around him."
I believe is this "post political reality" is the same phenomenon discussed by Francis Fukuyama in the End of History, albeit in far more triumphalist and optimistic terms. Dugin's blurb condemns the phenomenon as for its potential to "destroy "everything that makes the various cultures, and peoples, unique". While this does indeed seem to be the direction that the anglo neoliberal world order is taking the vast majority of the world for whom neo-liberalism's assumptions and conclusions are completely alien, I wish to draw the readers attention to the experience of the Western world.
There is a lot of nonsense that comes from the United States regarding things like "white people don't have any culture" and that they are forced to steal (appropriate) it from cool brown people. However, Dugin's notion that the anglosphere's culturally derived ideology of neo-liberalism has become unequivocally dominant, provides the reason or which this absurd notion may be derive and explain why it is so prominent of late. In the United States, everyone has “appropriated” white, Western, and mainly Anglophone “culture” by virtue of living Western lifestyles in Western states. While neo-liberalism, contrary to what triumphalist liberals think, is far from the totality of the European family of cultures and ideas, it has become so dominant that as Dugin describes it is “so deeply embedded in that the average person is not aware that there is an ideology at work around them”. By extension, they are also not aware of the culture from which this ideology emerged, at work around them.
Herein lies the origin of the “white people have no culture” absurdities, as well as the reason that importing people from all around the world is seen by liberals as filling the otherwise absent cultural repository of the United States. Anglosphere neoliberalism is so dominant that the culture from which it derives, and the ideology it represents, is invisible, because it is seen as the state of reality. Every time someone buys a car, or appeals to “human rights” or “individual liberty” to make any argument at all, they are operating from within the ideology of the anglo-saxon and relying on the framework of his culture. As a result, now even those anglo-saxon white folk for whom this ideology is essentially their cultural inherentence, in the same way that a khoi-san inherited his cultural framework from his ancestors,
It also explains the failure of post-modernism and its family of monsters to make any progress in producing a way of thinking about the Western world, that may work outside of and describe the cultural origins of the “modern” neo-liberal world. They failed, because they forgot to consider the fact that their very impulse to do such a thing, and the philosophical, moral and academic techniques they employed, whether Marxist or otherwise, all operate from within the Western European cultural toolkit. In applying concepts like “human rights” to other “cultures” and “peoples”, without accounting for the Western heritage of the concept and the fact that it only has legitimacy because of global Western domination, made their bastard school of ideas nothing but a self consuming pyre of Western guilt.
The implications of this phenomenon are unclear, though I could only suggest that the alt-right/neo-reactionaries be conscious about the fact that its efforts to work outside of the anglo-saxon, neo-liberal, framework do derive from people who live in and use ideas from that toolkit. I don’t know what a new English speaking cultural and ideological paradigm apart from neo-liberalism would look like, but I am confident that recognizing the fact that there is a clear backwards line to be drawn from whatever it is and the neo-liberal tools alt-righters that were used to break out of it, will be necessary to explicitly encounter and overcome if genuine progress is to be made.