Neoreaction was a political worldview and intellectual movement based largely on the ideas of Mencius Moldbug. It was most active from 2012 to 2017.

Neoreactionaries reject egalitarian forms of government like democracy, and are more sympathetic to historically dominant alternatives like monarchism, potentially in updated joint-stock form.


Understanding Neoreaction requires substantial background reading, and has produced some indispensible work of its own. It cannot be understood without familiarity with these works:

Books and Essays

Background works that have strongly informed our view of the world:

The Latter Day Pamphlets, by Thomas Carlyle.

The Bow of Ulysses, by James Anthony Froude.

Popular Government, by Henry Sumner Maine.

On Power, by Bertrand de Jouvenel.

Liberty or Equality, by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn.

Democracy, the God that Failed, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

The Use of Knowledge in Society, by Friedrich Hayek.

The Integration of Theory and Practice, by Eric Heubeck.

Neoreactionary Work

Unqualified Reservations, by Mencius Moldbug.

Radish Magazine, by Karl F Boetel.

Social Matter.