The Fourth Political Theory

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The Fourth Political Theory
Cover of The Fourth Political Theory.png
Cover of the 2009 Russian edition
AuthorAleksandr Dugin
Original titleЧетвертая политическая теория
TranslatorMark Sleboda and Michael Millerman
SubjectPolitical theory
Published2009 (Amfora)
Published in English
2012 (Arktos Media)
Pages351 (Russian edn.)

The Fourth Political Theory (Russian: Четвертая политическая теория, Chetvertaya Politicheskaya Teoriya) is a book by the Russian political scientist and theorist Aleksandr Dugin, published in 2009. In the book, Dugin states that he is laying the foundations for an entirely new political ideology, the fourth political theory, which integrates and supersedes liberal democracy, Marxism, and fascism.[1] In this theory the main subject of politics is not individual, not class, and not nation, but Dasein.

The book has been cited as an inspiration for Russian policy in events such as the War in Donbass,[2] and for the contemporary European far-right in general.[3]


On my part, in the book The Fourth Political Theory, I had done a review of the three main political theories of the past — liberalism, Marxism (socialism) and fascism (National Socialism), summed up their overall balance, and attempted to identify the horizons for the development of the “Fourth Political Theory” beyond all three ideologies. This, of course, is extremely far from any dogmatism or a proposal of a complete answer to the stated problem. But, nevertheless, these are rather specific steps toward the preparation of closely tackling this issue.

— Chapter 3. “Dasein as an actor stages and problems in the development of the fourth political theory”

We need to unite the right, the left and the world's Traditional religions in a common struggle against the common enemy. Social justice, national sovereignty and Traditional values are the three main principles of the Fourth Political Theory. It is not easy to put together such a varied alliance. But we must try if we want to overcome the foe.

— Chapter 16. “Against the post-modern World”

“Neonazi” today is a pathological parody which came from crude pasquinade Visconti (“The Damned”) or weak-minded trash-exploitation in the style “Night receptionist”. In the area of gender “neonazi” there’s ever-present entertainment attribute — gay club and classical decorations of sex-shop.

— Appendix II. “Gender in the three political theories of modernity”

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  1. ^ Dugin, Alexander (2012). The Fourth Political Theory. Translated by Mark Sleboda; Michael Millerman. Arktos Media. p. 213.
  2. ^ Saunders, Doug (22 March 2014). "Has Putin bought into these dangerous ideas?". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Golden Dawn and Russian neo-Nazism". GR Reporter. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.

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