Leontiev, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Khomiakov, Solzhenitsyn

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Leontiev, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Khomiakov, Solzhenitsyn

Who are some other great Russian conservatives?

Also, if you haven't read Laurus, I strongly suggest it. Christian novel set in the middle ages which gives a great perspective on the traditionalist conception of time ( eternalism), which is rejected by presentist liberals. It's an Orthodox novel, but it also features a saintly Roman Catholic with the gift of prophecy.

massdebater
massdebater

haha fuckyeah BASED conservative authors!
presentist liberals BTFO

add Lauren Southern and Alexander Dugin to your list OP!

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Techpill
Conservatism is literally lowest IQ ideology. Also Dostoevsky was not a conservative you retard

Flameblow
Flameblow

@massdebater
Why so much rectal anguish, friend?

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Snarelure
He absolutely was when he got out of prison.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Snarelure
We have too much emphasis on IQ as a society and not enough on wisdom

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Snarelure
Dostoevsky was not a conservative you retard
I... What? Explain how you came to this conclusion.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Spamalot
Dostoevsky had absolutely zero love for the society of his day nor any wish to conserve much of it at all. Conservatism still ultimately embraces modernity which he had absolutely no commitment towards

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Deadlyinx
That's a extremely awkward and strict definition of conservativism you have there.

FastChef
FastChef

@Deadlyinx

Russian conservativism generally reject western thought, yeah. I think you might be conflating it with Burkean conservativism

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Techpill
@Flameblow
t. soyboys
all the greatest authors in literature were right wing. lefties need to learn how to WRITE

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Snarelure
Whether or not a conservative position is "right" or useful depends on the time and place. Claiming that a conservative disposition is either wrong or right per se is retarded as fuck.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@CodeBuns
It kinda helps that very few people prior to the 1900's could truly be considered anything but ultra-conservative by today's standards.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Stark_Naked
TS Eliot and Vladimir Nabokov were conservative by the standards of their time

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Deadlyinx
nor any wish to conserve much of it at all
Do you even Slavophil movement? A major concern of Dostoevsky was conserving slavic culture and religion in the face of corrosive western ideas

Soft_member
Soft_member

@BinaryMan
wanting to conserve the way things are

girlDog
girlDog

@Crazy_Nice
Eliot was a fascist.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Crazy_Nice
Nabokov was no conservative unless by that term you mean a liberal aesthete. Eliot sure was tho

takes2long
takes2long

@FastChef
I think you might be conflating it with Burkean conservativism

Well of course I do when I see a fucking explicitly Burkean flag in the OP

Bidwell
Bidwell

@girlDog
Nope. Check out The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot

Inmate
Inmate

@SomethingNew
great
conservatives
t. brainlet

Joking, they're good. Tolstoy is better than all of them though, and he's the ultimate leftist writer.

idontknow
idontknow

@viagrandad
Nabokov supported Nixon and the Vietnam war

likme
likme

@Harmless_Venom
^^^^^

the whole point of notes from the underground was mocking european rationalism and the mainstream russian intellectuals obsessed with every idea coming from paris. id say also other great russian novelist often make their characters speak french/english in a way as to highlight their memetic state of cultural subjugation

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@SomethingNew
Gogol
What's so conservative about a man searching for his nose?

TreeEater
TreeEater

@idontknow
Yes, and Russell Kirk opposed Vietnam, and Nixon ended it. Conservative meant anti war until the neocons

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@likme
@Harmless_Venom
The flag is what threw me off. I thought OP was discussing broad tent Anglo style Conservatism rather than a specific school of thought

Snarelure
Snarelure

@CodeBuns
Fuck off. It's well known that artist are left wingers.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@viagrandad
Nabokov was no conservative
He was a supporter of the Russian White Guard, Nabokov was a literal monarchist.

Evilember
Evilember

@Snarelure
Not good artists so much

Firespawn
Firespawn

@takes2long
It's for classical conservativism which shares philosophy across the board such as eternalism, opposition to freethought, opposition to a grand ideology in favor of local custom, opposition to utilitarianism, belief in moral absolutes,etc

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Burnblaze
Ok, even then. He was shit anyway. So what if he was a conservative?

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Firespawn
Thats a lot of information you're gleaming from an 18th century meme flag

FastChef
FastChef

@Poker_Star
the nose represents conservative values, user...

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Burnblaze
You can be both a monarchist and a liberal. Hobbes, for example. N was a liberal

Booteefool
Booteefool

@VisualMaster
I am not gleaming it from the flag, I was the one who force meme'd it to mean classical conservative the way libertarians forced the snake

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Booteefool
Well you clearly have more work to do on that

likme
likme

The most influential Russian conservative is probably Ivan Ilyin, who is said to influence Putin's thought and actions.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@haveahappyday
Yes, I think a Latin motto for Continental conservative, and "Christ is Risen" in Church Slavonic for Slavic conservative.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@FastChef
And what does Akaky's dehumanizing job and the hostile and competitive environment in The Overcoat represent? Is it a critique of socialism, perhaps?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@BlogWobbles
Gogol's conservativism is mainly in his letters, which he published during his lifetime

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