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Ricardo Duchesne’s The Uniqueness of Western Civilization

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Ricardo Duchesne
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Leiden: Brill, 2011

1. Introduction: A Book for Our Times 

Every few years I discover a book that is truly great. One that forces me to think in new ways about things familiar, teaches me things I never knew, and inspires in me scores of new ideas and insights. Such a book is Ricardo Duchesne’s The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, Read more …

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A Note on the Art of Political Conversion

Thomas Ernest Hulme, 1883–1917

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Some day a wonderful book will be written on the art of persuasion, a new sophistic. One may suppose that psychology will ultimately become as complete a science as geometry and mechanics are now. It will be possible then to predict the effect of an argument on a man’s mind as surely as one can now predict the eclipse of the moon. On the basis of this developed science will be built an infallible set of rules for converting a man to any opinion you like. Read more …

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Columbus Day Special
Life Styles: Native & Imposed

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For decades now, African American leaders have been calling for a formal United States apology for the American role in the slave trade, with some even demanding reparations. Indian tribes proclaim their tax-exempt status as something they are owed for a legacy of persecution by the United States. Read more …

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The Shock of History

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Corrected October 30, 2011

A propos:
Dominique Venner.
Le choc de l’Histoire. Religion, mémoire, identité.
Versailles: Via Romana, 2011.

“The future belongs to those with the longest memory.” — Nietzsche

Conservative thinking, Karl Mannheim notes, is essentially historical thinking Read more …

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Tacitus’ Germania

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English original here

Tacitus’ Germania, eine kurze Monographie über die germanische Ethnographie, die ca. 98 n. Chr. geschrieben wurde, ist von großer historischer Bedeutung. Read more …

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Tacitus’ Germania

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German translation here

Tacitus’ Germania, a short monograph on German ethnography written c. 98 AD, is of great historical significance. The transmission of the text to the present day, and certain adventures and tensions surrounding it, make for an interesting story.

Roman historian and aristocrat Cornelius Tacitus (c. 55–c. 117 AD) was the author of several works, more than half of which have been lost. Read more …

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Toward a North American New Right

Grant Wood, "Spring in the Country," 1930

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Author’s Note:

This is the Editor’s Preface to North American New Right, vol. 1, which will be published in June 2012. I wish to thank F. Roger Devlin, Derek Hawthorne, and Matthew Peters for their helpful comments. Read more …

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Life Styles: Native & Imposed

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For decades now, African American leaders have been calling for a formal United States apology for the American role in the slave trade, with some even demanding reparations. Indian tribes proclaim their tax-exempt status as something they are owed for a legacy of persecution by the United States. Read more …

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Can History Address the Problems of the Future?

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Translated by Greg Johnson

Men have always felt the need to peer into the future. The Greeks asked the Pythia of Delphi. The obscurity of the oracle’s pronouncements lent them to multiple interpretations. Read more …

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History & Biology

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American Opinion, December 1963 (part 4 of 4 of History and the Historians)

History is the record of what men do. Scientific discoveries and technological applications of them are often events of historical importance, but do not affect our understanding of the historical process since they shed no light on the behavior of men in civilized societies. Read more …

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Greek & Barbarian

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The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories Edited by Robert B. Strassler
New York: Pantheon, 2007

Independent scholar Robert Strassler has produced far and away the best English edition aimed at the general reader of the work which remains the fountainhead of the Western historical tradition. Let us hope there is still a fit audience out there for it—men, that is, capable of learning what Herodotus has to teach.

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