“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are MEASURES…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.”
Author: Julius Evola
Place and time: Early 1930s, United States of America
Prior Knowledge: Traditionalists were threatened by the changes occurring inside of society, because they posed a threat to their traditional values.
Audience: Those reading Revolt Against the Modern World.
Reasoning: To express a way traditionalists could respond to the world changing around them.
Significance: Displays the value traditionalists placed on their traditions.