Left Imperialism: From Cardinal Richelieu to Klaus Schwab

by Gary Gindler (Author)

The book's narrative has one overriding theme: the evolution of freedom.

Book Description:​

Left Imperialism is an exercise in a novel field: ideology archaeology.

Is the United States Constitution conservative or liberal? Where does the conservative-liberal dichotomy originate? Are American conservatives related to British conservatives or not? Who are the anarchists―left-wingers or right-wingers?

Left Imperialism offers the answers to these questions and many more, taking on a spectrum of ideologies from a brand-new evolutionary perspective. For example, the book traces the origin of many standard political terms―like “left-wing” and “right-wing”―from their inception to the present through all their perturbations. It also examines in distinctive detail political movements like Conservatism, Fascism, Liberalism, Marxism, Anarchism, and many more, from as far away as Cardinal Richelieu’s epoch through World War II and into the present.

The book’s narrative has one overriding theme: the evolution of freedom.

Left Imperialism presents a novel concept in political philosophy called the “individual-state paradigm,” which generalizes and extrapolates the Right-Left distinction.

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What we call the “left” today is massively different from what it was only a generation ago. Dr. Gindler contends that such transmogrifications are not unusual in the history of the left. The problem traces to a root about which few speak: an elitist utopianism that always begins with an emancipatory aim but retreats to aggressive statism when the ideological utopia fails to happen in the real world. This is how the promise of freedom ends in new levels of imposition and compulsion. This lack of willingness to grapple with the realities of the world around us, as it is in all its imperfections, unleashes terrible things on the world. Dr. Gindler’s provocative argument deserves careful attention from anyone who is mystified by the antics of today’s left and worried about the next stage of its philosophical evolution.―Jeffrey Tucker, Brownstone Institute By connecting the dots from Richelieu to Schwab, Gary Gindler proves there is nothing new under the sun. The enemies of liberty take on many forms from era to era, but their driving impulses and ambitions are always the same―power and control. Nor can you construct a means by which to avoid such anti-human movements, for they are coming to “fix” humanity whether you like the fix or not. The only way out of these varied tyrannies is through. You must defeat them.― Steve Deace, best-selling author and The Blaze I am delighted to find books that make me smarter. Gary Gindler’s Left Imperialism is one of those books, in fact among the best of those books. A Russian born physicist who now lives in New Jersey, Gindler brings an international perspective to bear on America’s everyday problems. In impressively lucid prose, Gindler walks the reader through the very language we use and misuse to describe our politics: left-right, liberal-conservative, nationalist-globalist. Having established a common language, he is better able to explain the “functional asymmetry” of the leftist imperative―in biological terms, “left-wingers mainly offer mutations, and right-wingers carry out selections to a high degree.” A muted optimist, Gindler enjoys the “grimly comic” spectacle of leftist self-destruction. “Ultimately, the current incarnation of Left Imperialism will fail,” he argues, “because it has nothing to offer―not in the long run or the short term.” Unfortunately, not even a spike through its hollow brain will stop the Left from rising again in some new and equally disruptive mutation. Fasten your seat belts.―Jack Cashill, author, documentary producer, Ph.D. in American studies Gary Gindler’s book is indispensable for those trying to understand the evil forces and foreign ideologies trying to destroy America today.―Roger Stone Gindler continues to prove himself an intellectual and uniquely unscrupulous researcher who shouldn’t be overlooked.―Lucian Wintrich, Press Chairman of New York Young Republicans Club Imperialism is often portrayed as a problem created by conservatives and the right more generally. Gary Gindler, however, shows us that the political left is deeply immersed in an intellectual, political, and economic imperialism of its own that has done―and continues to do―immense damage to key institutions of Western civilization, ranging from the rule of law to constitutionalism and the market economy. If you want understand much of the cultural and economic wreckage that surrounds us, read this book.―Samuel Gregg, American Institute for Economic Research If you want to win a war, you have to know your enemy. Gary Gindler has done all conservatives a favor with this book. The author clearly and concisely exposes the deliberately obscured Left agenda in all its manifestations, in a clear and very perceptive manner. Left Imperialism is a must-read for all who seek to understand and decisively defeat modern socialism.―Trevor Loudon, author, film-maker, conservative activist Gary Gindler’s Left Imperialism is a deep, penetrating book into the essence of such concepts as “leftism,” “liberalism,” and “conservatism.” Beginning with a needed investigation of terms, Gindler tracks the evolution (or “evilution”) of leftism to its natural end, expansionism and imperialism. Lenin was (as usual) 180 degrees off when he said capitalism had to expand or die when it is leftism that must expand or see its perpetually failed ideas rejected. Not a book to be skimmed.―Larry Schweikart, co-author of A Patriot’s History of the United States While Leftists posture as the defenders of the marginalized and downtrodden, Gary Gindler definitively establishes that they’re really totalitarians, aiming to curtail and ultimately destroy the freedoms that citizens enjoy in free republics. Their ultimate goal is total power, and absolute control over every aspect of our lives. Not only is this not a pipe dream; as Gindler shows, their efforts to establish this New World Order are well under way. This book is essential reading for all who still believe that there are two opposing factions in American politics today, both of whom respect the idea of government of the people, by the people and for the people. Left Imperialism rips the mask off these sinister totalitarians, and for that, we all owe Gary Gindler a debt of gratitude.―Robert Spencer, author, Empire of God: How the Byzantines Saved Civilization and The Sumter Gambit: How the Left Is Trying to Foment a Civil War

Gary Gindler (Author)

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Dr. Gary Gindler is an accomplished American columnist and distinguished political scientist, focusing primarily on anti-leftism and anti-communism. Born in Ukraine to a military officer father and pediatric nurse mother, Dr. Gindler’s upbringing required adherence to various military orders, leading the family to reside in multiple regions of the Soviet Union. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the USSR Academy of Sciences, specializing in mathematical aspects of wave propagation in random media. For several years he was part of the team that chased American submarines in the Northern Atlantic. In addition, he was one of Russia’s Internet pioneers alongside colleagues from the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy during the 1980s. Having relocated to the United States in 1995, Dr. Gindler resides in New Jersey. His prolific writings have been featured in esteemed publications such as American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Human Events, New Right Network, and Jihad Watch, among others. A sought-after expert, he frequently participates in political talk shows in United States, Israel, and Canada. In 2019, Dr. Gindler introduced the groundbreaking science of Politiphysics, applying methods of mathematical physics to political economy. His notable achievements include providing a theoretical foundation for the Laffer Curve and presenting a mathematical definition of freedom. Active on Twitter/X, Dr. Gindler predominantly shares his work through the Gary Gindler Chronicles website. Fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian, his lifelong hobby is Ham Radio, which he has cultivated since early childhood.

Left Imperialism: From Cardinal Richelieu to Klaus Schwab

What we call the “left” today is massively different from what it was only a generation ago. Dr. Gindler contends that such transmogrifications are not unusual in the history of the left. The problem traces to a root about which few speak: an elitist utopianism that always begins with an emancipatory aim but retreats to aggressive statism when the ideological utopia fails to happen in the real world. This is how the promise of freedom ends in new levels of imposition and compulsion. This lack of willingness to grapple with the realities of the world around us, as it is in all its imperfections, unleashes terrible things on the world. Dr. Gindler’s provocative argument deserves careful attention from anyone who is mystified by the antics of today’s left and worried about the next stage of its philosophical evolution.―Jeffrey Tucker, Brownstone Institute By connecting the dots from Richelieu to Schwab, Gary Gindler proves there is nothing new under the sun. The enemies of liberty take on many forms from era to era, but their driving impulses and ambitions are always the same―power and control. Nor can you construct a means by which to avoid such anti-human movements, for they are coming to “fix” humanity whether you like the fix or not. The only way out of these varied tyrannies is through. You must defeat them.― Steve Deace, best-selling author and The Blaze I am delighted to find books that make me smarter. Gary Gindler’s Left Imperialism is one of those books, in fact among the best of those books. A Russian born physicist who now lives in New Jersey, Gindler brings an international perspective to bear on America’s everyday problems. In impressively lucid prose, Gindler walks the reader through the very language we use and misuse to describe our politics: left-right, liberal-conservative, nationalist-globalist. Having established a common language, he is better able to explain the “functional asymmetry” of the leftist imperative―in biological terms, “left-wingers mainly offer mutations, and right-wingers carry out selections to a high degree.” A muted optimist, Gindler enjoys the “grimly comic” spectacle of leftist self-destruction. “Ultimately, the current incarnation of Left Imperialism will fail,” he argues, “because it has nothing to offer―not in the long run or the short term.” Unfortunately, not even a spike through its hollow brain will stop the Left from rising again in some new and equally disruptive mutation. Fasten your seat belts.―Jack Cashill, author, documentary producer, Ph.D. in American studies Gary Gindler’s book is indispensable for those trying to understand the evil forces and foreign ideologies trying to destroy America today.―Roger Stone Gindler continues to prove himself an intellectual and uniquely unscrupulous researcher who shouldn’t be overlooked.―Lucian Wintrich, Press Chairman of New York Young Republicans Club Imperialism is often portrayed as a problem created by conservatives and the right more generally. Gary Gindler, however, shows us that the political left is deeply immersed in an intellectual, political, and economic imperialism of its own that has done―and continues to do―immense damage to key institutions of Western civilization, ranging from the rule of law to constitutionalism and the market economy. If you want understand much of the cultural and economic wreckage that surrounds us, read this book.―Samuel Gregg, American Institute for Economic Research If you want to win a war, you have to know your enemy. Gary Gindler has done all conservatives a favor with this book. The author clearly and concisely exposes the deliberately obscured Left agenda in all its manifestations, in a clear and very perceptive manner. Left Imperialism is a must-read for all who seek to understand and decisively defeat modern socialism.―Trevor Loudon, author, film-maker, conservative activist Gary Gindler’s Left Imperialism is a deep, penetrating book into the essence of such concepts as “leftism,” “liberalism,” and “conservatism.” Beginning with a needed investigation of terms, Gindler tracks the evolution (or “evilution”) of leftism to its natural end, expansionism and imperialism. Lenin was (as usual) 180 degrees off when he said capitalism had to expand or die when it is leftism that must expand or see its perpetually failed ideas rejected. Not a book to be skimmed.―Larry Schweikart, co-author of A Patriot’s History of the United States While Leftists posture as the defenders of the marginalized and downtrodden, Gary Gindler definitively establishes that they’re really totalitarians, aiming to curtail and ultimately destroy the freedoms that citizens enjoy in free republics. Their ultimate goal is total power, and absolute control over every aspect of our lives. Not only is this not a pipe dream; as Gindler shows, their efforts to establish this New World Order are well under way. This book is essential reading for all who still believe that there are two opposing factions in American politics today, both of whom respect the idea of government of the people, by the people and for the people. Left Imperialism rips the mask off these sinister totalitarians, and for that, we all owe Gary Gindler a debt of gratitude.―Robert Spencer, author, Empire of God: How the Byzantines Saved Civilization and The Sumter Gambit: How the Left Is Trying to Foment a Civil War

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