It’s a sign of maturity that the neoreactionary movement has begun to go “meta” on itself. Scholars of the Dark Enlightenment are beginning to ask self-reflexive questions about who they are, where divisions lie, and what it all means.
1. AnomalyUK frames neoreaction as a critique of the abstract ideals of democracy, justice, and equality.
2. Nick Land charts three paths in neoreaction: traditional theonomists, ethno-nationalists, and techno-commercialists.
3. Spandrell charts more or less the same paths: religious/traditionalist, ethnic/nationalist, and futurist/capitalist.
4. At Thumotic, Frost categorizes neoreactionaries as secular, Christian, and nihilistic.
Here, I try to visualize the topography of Neoreactionary Space, taking from the frameworks above as well as adding my own. This visualization is a work-in-progress, and I hope it will eventually be interactive. Please do leave suggestions, corrections, or additions in the comments section. Click to enlarge.
Updated to include a couple bloggers. If you leave suggestions about other bloggers to add, also leave suggestions about where they should go or how to tweak the labels.
And while you’re at it, take Rachel Haywire’s fucking hilarious Reactionary Quiz.