The Orthodox Nationalist: Dostoyevsky (Part 2)


dostoevskyMatt Johnson discusses Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 – 1881):

  • Dostoyevsky’s novels The Idiot and Notes from the House of the Dead
  • How Middle Class life is easily replicated in prison
  • How is evil to be confronted? Though the innocence in Prince Myshkin in The Idiot
  • Innocence, since it cares not for reputation, cannot be harmed
  • Social movements just create another world of grasping politicians


By: Fr. Matthew Raphael Johnson


Matthew Raphael Johnson is a scholar of Russian Orthodox history and philosophy. His research interests focus on Russian political theory and religious ideas, concentrating on the central role of nationalism, Eurasianism and the Orthodox tradition as forms of rebellion against globalism and liberalism. His Orthodox Nationalist podcast series is available here.

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