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Title Ion Dragoumis and the Will to be Great

This paper is a close analysis of the personality and the work of Iona Dragoumis. It gives particular emphasis on his philosophical Nitzscheanism and attempts an interpretation of his political position within the re-invention of Greek nationalism in the early 20th century. The paper suggests that despite the dominant belief about him as a fierce and obsessive nationalist, Dragoumis had an extremely inclusive and universalist belief in a common and yet self-defying human nature. The paper also suggests that Dragoumis through his resctructionist movement aspired to a new modernist understanding of the concept of nationhood, which was decentred and de-territorialised.

Primary author
Vrasidas Karalis