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Conspiracy of Enlightenment: Augustin Barruel and his “Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism” (pt. 2)

We continue with the introduction to Augustin Barruel's Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, a veritable historical nucleus of modern conspiracy theory. In this episode we deal with what Barruel calls "Anti-Christian conspiracy", i.e. a push to abolish both political and epistemological domination of religion and metaphysics, embodied in Catholic Church.

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Giuseppe Mazzini and the Religion of Nationalism

Idea of ‘nation’ as a political community is not a modern idea. But when it is amended by suffix ‘-ism’ there can be no doubt that we are talking about a post 1789., therefore: a modern term.In this audio essay we’ll talk precisely about this modern philosophical, political and ethical paradigm that shaped our age to a great extent, peaking in it’s influence in mid to late 19. century, mainly through activity of secret societies. For this purpose we’ll analyze the ideas of one of it’s greatest prophets, Italian philosophist, conspirator, activist and, presumably, terrorist Giuseppe Mazzini.