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Tracing the Red Thread: Anti-Communist Themes in the Work of Mircea Eliade

Anne T. Mocko

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394337
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777358 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0013
Tracing the Red Thread: Anti-Communist Themes in the Work of Mircea Eliade

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This chapter argues that the political position evident in the work of Mircea Eliade is an opposition to Communism. The chapter utilizes a combination of Eliade’s academic, fictional, personal, and early political writings to trace out (1) an opposition to philosophical Marxism, (2) an opposition to invasive governments generally, and (3) an opposition to specific Communist and Fascist regimes. The chapter contends that the political sensibility available in Eliade’s writing is deeply conservative but not Fascist or paramilitary.

Keywords: Eliade; politics; Fascism; Communism; Marxism; Iron Guard

Chapter.  9653 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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