I have been reading about Dugin today. Not very knowledgeable on his works, but there are some red flags.
Deacon Andrei Kuraev wrote in his book "The Church in the World of Men" (2007) about Dugin: "This enemy is more dangerous than any Blavatsky (because he is smarter and more educated). Like Blavatsky, it's an attempt to digest Orthodoxy into cabalism. It's enough to remember his article "Kabbalah Messianism". The undisguised apology of terror, the desire to turn Orthodoxy into a revolutionary-terrorist ideology also does not cause a desire to get close to this man."
Also he is a member of the National Bolshevik Party. https://thuletide.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/aleksandr-dugin-part-1/
“The end times and the eschatological meaning of politics will not realize themselves on their own. We will wait for the end in vain. The end will never come if we wait for it, and it will never come if we do not. . . . If the Fourth Political Practice is not able to realize the end of times, then it would be invalid. The end of days should come, but it will not come by itself. This is a task, it is not a certainty. It is an active metaphysics. It is a practice.” – The Fourth Political Theory'
“Every westerner is a racist… Western civilization is a racist, ethnocentric civilization… the civilizations of the West and the East are very different. The eastern one is superior in that it fights against the racism of the western one. […] The ethnocentrism of Western Europe is a constant. You don’t have to be surprised about the concentration camps. […] All European philosophers are racists.”
I don't know. It sounds eerily similar to me in some ways of the guy writing the fourth industrial revolution...
This is mostly right, Dugin is not a real Christian, he is a fervent kabbalist and a longtime admirer of Aleister Crowley, and his philosophy is indeed one of chaos magick, does seem rooted in Sabbatean Frankism.
Here is Dugin engaging in a occult satanic ritual exaltation of Crowley, reading a poem that is an incantation of black/sex magick:
There is also a more recent video of him participating in a panel with a bunch of gloho figures where he raves effusively about the kabbala, which clearly shows that it is his guiding philosophy.
So the guy is highly suspect, and most likely not a real Christian.
This being said, most of his discourse on international politics and culture is a good take, but I would be weary of his deeper motives.
Also, a lot of his detractors are themselves highly compromised in terms of ethics, philosophy of theology, they tend to be boomercon Atlantists who oppose him because he is against the GAE -classic hegelian dialectic- .
So take the baby in the Dugin speech, but be weary of the bathwater it comes from.
Last point about Dugin - he is nowhere near as influential as he's being portrayed. He's been described as Putin's philosopher, along the same lines of Wang Huming, the 5th ranking CCP politbureau official and the brains behind Xi. In reality Dugin is a fairly marginal figure, the policies advocated by Putin do not closely follow his chaos theory, or embrace his narrow Russian nationalist brand. Putin has actually been a stabilizing force globally, his policies for instance are stabilizing the mideast, he has single-handedly neutralized ISIS there,
Bottom line, don't latch your ideological boat on someone who is fundamantlly compromised, but don't reject everything about him either, as most of his points are reasonable. But be weary of his deeper motives and persona.