Recently, the increase of a cultural and political “new right” has sparked international interest in Jesi’s work on right-wing culture and political myth. Less attention has been dedicated, however, to his critique of humanist opposition to myth, nonetheless a guiding thread in his thought. In this paper, I argue that, in Jesi’s view, humanism fails when it is driven by the fear of political myth. In his critical essays on Kerènyi and in his book on the symbology of revolt, he critiques both individualistic, apolitical and collective, revolutionary forms of humanist opposition against right-wing culture for their inability to escape the right’s “religion of death”. For Jesi, they thus forsake the possibility of a historical victory of humanism over myth in favor of the moral eternity of a victory of victims over the “evil” of politics.