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Hendrik Verwoerd, Hero of South Africa

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Stephen Mitford Goodson
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd: South Africa’s Greatest Prime Minister
Second edition, self-published, 2017

This is a thoroughly referenced, cogent biography on the “man of granite” whom I respectfully suggest remains immeasurably more than only South Africa’s “greatest Prime Minister,” but rather is one of the great statesmen of our era. Read more …

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The Soul of an Establishment Philosopher:
On John Gray’s The Soul of the Marionette

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John Gray
The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom
London: Allen Lane, 2015

Of the current establishment philosophers, John Gray is one of the ones I like the most. My favorite of his books, Straw Dogs, is a classic of contemporary philosophy, demolishing the infantile and delusional fantasies of the myth of progress like a rational adult picking apart a children’s fairy-tale. Read more …

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Special Pleading for Fascist Daddy

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Francis Beckett
Fascist in the Family: The Tragedy of John Beckett MP
London & New York: Routledge, 2017 (Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right)

Here is a book of deep political scholarship and heartbreaking family history. It misses being great because the author lost the plot during the many years he worked on it, and he wound up hanging his father’s story on a lurid promotional “hook,” which I’ll get into below. Read more …

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The Accidental Research of David Skarbek’s The Social Order of the Underworld

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David Skarbek
The Social Order of the Underworld
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

As long as academia compels its scholars to write books in which they avoid asking questions about race, discerning readers will ask such questions for them. The Social Order of the Underworld is one such book. Nominally, it is a study which uses economics to explain prison gangs and their function, structure, and behavior. Read more …

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Yankees, Jews, Vietnam, & Napalm

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David Maraniss
They Marched Into Sunlight: War & Peace Vietnam & America, 1967
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003

The Vietnam War was fought in two theaters. The first was between the Americans and the Communists in Vietnam, and the second was between pro- and anti-war factions on college campuses and other places across the United States. Read more …

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Looking for Pop

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Jef Costello
The Importance of James Bond & Other Essays
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2017

“Where was that stooped and mealy-colored old man I used to call Poppa when the merry-go-round broke down?”[1]

“This guy can’t possibly live up to the song they wrote about him… probably just an accountant named Wallace.”[2] Read more …

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Lessons from Demonland, Part Four

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Part 4 of 4 (Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here)

E. R. Eddison
The Worm Ouroboros
Charleston, S.C.: BiblioBazaar, 2008

We have reserved this mystery for the final part of our review: the question of the meaning of ouroboros, sign and signal of the book we have set ourselves to contemplate. Read more …

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Lessons from Demonland, Part Three

E. R. Eddison, 1922

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Part 3 of 4 (Part 1 here, Part 2 here)

E. R. Eddison
The Worm Ouroboros
Charleston, S.C.: BiblioBazaar, 2008

The blood which binds one to one’s family and to one’s people is treated throughout The Worm Ouroboros as one of the strongest and least questionable motivators of human action, and proves to be finally decisive in all the characters to whom we are presented. Read more …

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Lessons from Demonland, Part Two

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Part 2 of 4 (Part 1 here)

E. R. Eddison
The Worm Ouroboros
Charleston, S.C.: BiblioBazaar, 2008

We lovers of the Occident are in a hard battle; before the end of it, we will be tried in ways we might not even now imagine. All of us, I think, perceive as much. Read more …

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Lessons from Demonland, Part One

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Part 1 of 4

E. R. Eddison
The Worm Ouroboros
Charleston, S.C.: BiblioBazaar, 2008

Long would I hesitate before calling any literary work of the past century great. That word, so abused in our day, seems to me best reserved for the highest prose and poetry of the literary sphere, and I am of the opinion that precious little of such is to be found in these latter days. Read more …

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