March 14, 2011


The reactionary’s ideal is not a paradisiacal society. It is a society similar to the society that existed in the peaceful intervals of the old European society, of Alteuropa, before the demographic, industrial, and democratic catastrophe.

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  1. The original Spanish is:

    El ideal del reaccionario no es una sociedad paradisíaca. Es una sociedad semejante a la sociedad que existió en los trechos pacíficos de la vieja sociedad europea, de la Alteuropa, antes de la catástrofe demográfica, industrial y democrática.

  2. The term Alteuropa is German for "old Europe." It is used by some historians to refer to the period of European history before the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution.