On January 24, 6.15-7.45 PM, Rob Riemen will launch his new book “To Fight Against This Age. On Fascism and Humanism“. There will be a special conversation at Sidley Austin, 787 Seventh Avenue between 52nd & 51st Streets, floor 23. For more information click here. On January 25 he will also have a talk at The Netherland Club of New York, if you would like to attend, please get your tickets via this button.
Riemen will discuss the growing alarm over the erosion of democratic ideals and the romanticization of authoritarianism in Western societies. He warns that if we ignore this new global resurgence of this century’s fascism, we do so at our own peril.
Reimen regards this threat as the spiritual crisis of our time, The topic is as timely as it is timeless, and critically important for those who want to understand the world in which they live, confront and ultimately defeat the political threats to western humanism with its universal values of truth, justice, respect for our fellow man — values that are the origin and basis of a democratic civilization.
An international bestseller, To Fight Against This Age consists of two beautifully written, cogent, and urgent essays about the rise of fascism and the ways in which we can combat it.
In “The Eternal Return of Fascism,” Rob Riemen explores the theoretical weakness of fascism, which depends on a politics of resentment, the incitement of anger and fear, xenophobia, the need for scapegoats, and its hatred of the life of the mind. He draws on history and philosophy as well as the essays and novels of Thomas Mann and Albert Camus to explain the global resurgence of fascism, often disguised by its false promises of ushering in freedom and greatness.
Riemen’s own response to what he sees as the spiritual crisis of our age is articulated in “The Return of Europa,” a moving story about the meaning of European humanism with its universal values of truth, beauty, justice, and love for life—values that are the origin and basis of a democratic civilization.
To Fight Against This Age is as timely as it is timeless, to be read by those who want to understand and change the world in which they live.
Rob Riemen, a European public intellectual and cultural critic, is the founder, president, and CEO of the Nexus Institute, a leading international center for philosophical debate and intellectual discourse. Founded in 1994 by Riemen in the Netherlands, the Nexus Institute is widely acknowledged for the quality of its insight into contemporary issues. Riemen has lectured widely around the world and is also an international best-selling author, with numerous critically acclaimed publications.