Devil’s Bargain

 

Devil’s Bargain

Joshua Green’s new memoir Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency (Penguin, 2017) has grabbed my attention this week. I’m hoping for some good anecdotes about Bannon’s interest in Michael Milken, his time with Goldman Sachs, his Hollywood financing and documentary film career, and his interest in the Traditionalist scholar Rene Guenon. Green’s memoir will make a good counterpoint to Charles Clover’s Black Wind, White Snow (Yale University Press, 2016) on Alexander Dugin, who is also influenced by Traditionalist writings. This is territory that I first came across in the early 1990s, and it is fascinating to see it evolve.