At long last, you have arrived at the Identitarian branch of the Nationalist leaf within the Restore cluster.

Identitarians believe that man has an innate fraternity and duty primarily towards their own ethnic group, which serves as the basis for their community.

Things to note about Identitarians:

  • This branch deals in terms of identity politics, meaning that the specifics of one's worldview varies based on the identity (in this case, ethnic identity) in question.
  • Identitarians hold varying definitions and standards for race, some seeing blood-relation literally while others see it as something more abstract and metaphorical.
  • While a lot of identitarian writings center around the Western viewpoint, identitarian sects can be found across the world under different names.
  • Because the identitarian takes a defensive stance, the identitarian is almost always the majority ethnic group in their nation, attempting to stave off the loss of that majority status.
Also included under this branch:
  • Ethnopluralism
  • Supremacism

Good places to start if you are interested in Nationalism:
Length: ★★ Difficulty:
Genre: Politics Type: Critique
Summary: Tönnies discusses the nature of community, the contrasts between traditional and industrial community, and modernity's part in the destruction of the familial bonds of old.
Length: Difficulty: ★★
Genre: Politics Type: Critique
Summary: Schmitt attacks the conciliatory view of politics, positing instead that the goal of politics is for groups to settle their differences through war and elimination.
Good places to start if you are interested in Identitarianism:
Length: ★★★★ Difficulty: ★★
Genre: History Type: Theory
Summary: Spengler divides history into different ages, discussing the fate of modern man and developing an early theory of racial identity.
Length: Difficulty: ★★
Genre: Politics Type: Theory
Summary: De Benoist criticizes the liberal conception of human rights, arguing that its individualist origins prevents a community from reaching its full potential.
Length: ★★ Difficulty:
Genre: Politics Type: Praxis
Summary: Faye fuses the reactionary and the hypermodern elements of the right, creating a theoretical groundwork for what would later become the alt-right.

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