A recent issue of World Affairs Journal explains to readers who philosopher and political activist Alexander Dugin is.
(Alexander Dugin) is the intellectual who has Vladimir Putin’s back in the emerging ideological conflict between Russia and the West. At home, Putin uses him to create a nationalist [RCY: much like Marine Le Pen in France here and here], anti-liberal voting bloc, while abroad Dugin is the lynchpin of numerous irregular networks of anti-liberal political resistance and sabotage. No individual better represents the tactics of the current Russian regime. … For Dugin, the ideal basis for individuals and societies is tradition, so history must therefore be the history of tradition, with politics in a secondary role.