Anthony M. Ludovici
started life as an artist and illustrated various books. Later, he was
for some time private secretary to the late Auguste Rodin – said to be
a modern-day Michelangelo Buonarroti – but ultimately left art for literature.
He lectured in London and elsewhere on Art, Politics and Nietzsche's philosophy
and is author of Nietzsche; His Life and His Works. In the first
Great War he fought at Armenetières and the Somme, and was later
attached to the Intelligence Staff at the War Office. He has written dozens
of books including many on themes which are profoundly original and controversial.
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He was born in London, England, January 8, 1882 to Albert Ludovici,
an artist, and Marie Cals. On March 20, 1920, he married Elsie Finnimore
Buckley. Privately educated both in England and abroad, he became fluent
in several languages. As an artillery officer during 1914-1919, he
was awarded the Order of British Empire. To his credit are 24 books of
which he was translator and 60 others, a few of which were novels.
In his own words, "I have long been an opponent and critic of Christianity,
Democracy and Anarchy in art and literature. I am particularly opposed
to 'Abstract Art,' which I trace to Whistler's heretical doctrines of art
and chiefly to his denial that the subject matters, his assimilation of
the graphic arts and music, and his insistence on the superior importance
of the composition and colour-harmony of a picture, over its representational
As the revolt of the Untermenschen continues, I will present
these powerful publications – from a more sane past – as time and resources
Choice of a Mate, The (1935.
Sane advice no one heeds.)
Enemies of Women (1948. The Origins of
False Assumption of Democracy, The (1929. Marxism without its
Jews, and Jews in England, The (1938.)
Man: An Indictment (1927.)
Man's Descent from the Gods (1929. The
degeneration from which springs modern man.)
Quest of Human Quality, The (1952. How
to rear leaders for the betterment of all.)
Religion for Infidels (1961.)
Secret of Laughter, The (1932. A.M.L. did not appreciate men
with no sense of humor.)
Specious Origins of Liberalism, The (1967. The Genesis of a