First Impressions: A Global Coup by Guillaume Faye

Guillaume Faye has 10 English language works listed on his Goodreads page. A Global Coup, the book I am currently reading garnered 3 1/3 stars on Goodreads. It was published in 2017 by Arktos Media here in the U.S.

It seems the translation was about a decade behind based on the subject matter, U.S. Imperialism. Furthermore, Faye can be found further out of touch based on his assessment of the world. Faye’s A Global Coup assessment of U.S. Imperialism was pretty standard for the time when everyone found the U.S. imperialistic. Faye described the U.S. as the imperial boogeyman.

What is different about a Global Coup is that Faye sees the indigenous peoples from Britain to Russia as wanting a European State and U.S. Imperialism opposing that. The book is kind of a juxtaposition about what White Europeans want and what American Imperialism wants.

Perhaps in French arrogance, Faye sees the U.S., whom he acknowledges as run by Neo Cons, as working only for Big Satan itself. While acknowledging the browning of both the U.S. and Europe, Faye does not seem to see the disruption to the lives of all those of White European descent as part of a greater imperialism or One Worlding. In the U.S. according to Faye, the browning is a symptom of imperialism and in Europe Faye says the U.S. Empire gains from browning. In other words, Faye does not take racial/cultural disruptions and changes into account as a form of imperialism against the European Race itself but rather a quest for power for powers sake. By seeing the race/culture impacts of browning as secondary, Faye leaves out heavy dynamics as to why the U.S. wages war.

As this is just a “First Impressions” it is hard to say how Faye will flesh out what he sees as the U.S.’s motivations for imperialism. In the introduction Faye gave the standard impetus for U.S. intervention at the time when the U.S. was the Imperial boogeyman, the “good vs. evil” everyone knows and “weapons of mass destruction” red lines. If nothing else, time has shown, there is much to do about race in the global plans for the future.

Verdict

I’m going to continue reading Faye’s 364 page book with intent to finish it and report back. This is my first experience reading the author. He definitely seems pretentious yet I know is well regarded in some circles. As for pretension, there is a ton of specific lexicon to deal with just a few pages in. There is also the whole France vs. U.S. thing coming through. If I had a second chance, I’d go with a different Faye title. However, I am interested to see what I can glean from the work.

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