The Violent Eye is the first complete critical study in English of Ernst Junger's writing and his place in the history of German fascist culture. Marcus Paul Bullock has written this book in order to understand the increasing rarity of the right-wing intellectual in our century.
Bullock's purpose is not to side with Junger, nor to seek to justify his position. He does not aim to salvage Junger's reputation, but to clear way to the real significance of his writing. His study attempts to derive an understanding of history from Junger's work according to values entirely distinct from Junger's own.