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Nationalism, True & False

William Kristol, guardian of neo-conservatism.

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Ruling classes exercise power through combinations of coercion and manipulation — what Machiavelli called force and fraud, or the habits of the lion and the fox that he recommended to princes who wish to stay in power. Like most princes, most ruling classes tend to be better at one than the other, and depending on their talents, interests, and psychologies, they will habitually rely on one style of domination more than on its complement. Read more …

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Looking Backward

James Burnham (1905-1987)

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A man from Mars visiting the United States at the beginning of 1997 might have thought that the country was wobbling on the brink of political crisis. He would have learned that the White House was occupied by a gentleman immersed in so many scandals that even supermarket tabloids could not keep track of them and that this same gentleman, having been re-elected without a majority of voters behind him, faced a Congress controlled by an opposition party sworn to working a revolution in government. Read more …

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Impeachable Offenses

The current Justices of the Supreme Court – 5 out of 9 of whom were appointed by Republican presidents.

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Back in March, Republican Majority Whip Tom DeLay took lunch at The Washington Times and started jabbering about how he and his party were going to impeach what he called “activist judges” who handed down improper rulings. I know something about how those luncheons at the Times work, so I was not as impressed as some people. Read more …

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Revolution is in the Air

Members of the West Ohio Minutemen Militia outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016.

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Is it idle, or at least premature, to talk about “revolution from the Right”? Whether it is or is not, that is exactly what leaders of the Right have been talking about for some years, from Pat Buchanan’s “Middle American Revolution” and his imagery of the “Buchanan Brigades” and peasants with pitchforks rebelling against “King George,” to Newt Gingrich and his now-forgotten jabber about the “Republican Revolution.” Read more …

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Suicide of the Right

Republican leaders in 1996, including Bob Dole (center), Jack Kemp (to Dole’s right), and Patrick Buchanan (far right).

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After spending several weeks in deep hugger-mugger at the Republican Party platform committee this summer, the leaders of the Right wing of the GOP emerged triumphant. Their deeply beloved and totally useless Human Life Amendment was reaffirmed. Read more …

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Behind Democracy’s Curtain

J. P. Morgan

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One of the more exciting prospects for the Dole-Clinton presidential contest should have been the “presidential debate,” which, ever since the Kennedy-Nixon slugfest of 1960, has titillated the mass electorate with the delusion that the voters actually have a real choice between two different viewpoints. The only reason a Dole-Clinton debate ought to have been exciting, however, is that it should have been interesting to see what the two participants could possibly disagree about. What exactly were they supposed to debate? Read more …

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Conspiracy

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History, wrote Voltaire, is the sound of silken slippers running up the backstairs and of wooden shoes running down — a remark that implies that the real story of high politics is never what we are able to see but always a tale hidden from public view. Since he lived in an age of despots, enlightened and otherwise, and was on intimate terms with several of them, Voltaire was in a good position to know, and it’s doubtful, if he were alive today in the age of such despots as a Free Press and Open Government, that he would be any more convinced that what he saw was really what was going on inside the dark corridors of power. Read more …

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Republicans & Real Federalism

President Trump signing legislation that bans federal funds from going to international organizations that provide abortions during his first days in office.

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With all the febrile ebullience of a re-run of a 1950s sit-com, the Republican Party will descend upon the city of San Diego this month determined to efface any evidence that Pat Buchanan ever existed and committed to staging the miraculous spectacle of a political convention without any politics. Read more …

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Sitting on Bayonets

David Irving being arrested in Austria on November 11, 2005 on the charge of “trivializing the Holocaust.”

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In the last few years, what we may conveniently call the “System” under which Americans live has begun to show unmistakable signs of strain, and, as in most other systems of the past, those who run and manage the System have responded to these signs with increasingly blatant tactics of repression. The most obvious strains have appeared in the emergence of potentially violent resistance in such movements as the militias, the Freemen, white separatists, secessionists of one kind or another, religious oddwads like the Branch Davidians and the Identity Churches, “sagebrush rebels” in the Far West, tax protesters, and even home schoolers. Read more …

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The Buchanan Victory

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Whether a full-scale nuclear war between modern superpowers would last quite as long as the three-week blitzkrieg among this year’s candidates for the Republican presidential nomination is an intriguing question that neither military nor political scientists seem to have asked, but whatever the answer, a duel with nuclear weapons might well be less bloodthirsty than the GOP’s recent shoot-out at the OK Corral of American democracy. Read more …

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Enemies of the State

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The Great Republican Revolution took a brief trip to the benches last summer when committees in both House and Senate paused in their deliberations to burrow into the federal atrocities at Waco and Ruby Ridge. Read more …

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The Ruling Class

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One of the ironies of American political discussion in the last generation or so — indeed, of the last century — has been that, for all our boasting and braggadocio about being a nation founded on the proposition that all men are created equal, it is almost impossible to find any significant American social thinker who really believes it. Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Nine
The Life of Reilly

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One good way to ruin your Christmas this year would be to spend the holidays reading a new book entitled Abandoned: The Betrayal of the American Middle Class since World War II, by two law professors at the University of South Carolina, William J. Quirk and R. Randall Bridwell. Maybe you don’t want to ruin your Christmas, and that’s understandable, but if you do read the book, you will at least be prepared to understand what is likely to happen to you and to what remains of your country in the coming years. Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Eight:
Peasant Politics

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Even the weariest presidential campaign winds somewhere to the sea, and this month, as the ever dwindling number of American voters meanders into the voting booths, the sea is exactly where the political vessels in which the nation sails have wound up. Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Seven:
The Buchanan Revolution, Part II

Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and Ross Perot at a 1992 presidential debate

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Perhaps the greatest irony of the periodic political revolutions that occur in American democracy is that most of the voters who make them possible have not the foggiest notion of what they are doing. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt won the White House by running on a platform that promised to balance the budget and reduce the scale and power of the federal government, and there is no doubt that most of the Americans who sent him to Washington supported him simply because of the desperate economic straits in which they found themselves and their country, not because of any passion they shared with him for the socialist and internationalist experiments that he and his brood immediately imposed. Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Six:
Mayday

A National Guardsman on patrol in Los Angeles during the Rodney King riots.

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“Revolutions often succeed,” wrote historian Lewis Namier, “merely because the men in power despair of themselves, and at the decisive moment dare not order the troops to fire.” For four days in May last spring, revolution or something frighteningly close to it rapped hard on America’s door. Not only did the “man in power” — namely, President Bush — dare not order the troops to fire, to judge from his remarks about the so-called “Rodney King verdict,” the country was lucky the President didn’t get out into the streets and start stealing furniture for his Camp David retreat. Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Five:
The Buchanan Revolution

Patrick Buchanan in 1992

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Nothing churns the entrails of the professional democracy priesthood more than the rancid taste of a little real democracy. Since one of the main dishes on the 1992 political menu has been a generous serving of authentic popular rebellion, the sages have spent a good part of the last year lurching for their lavatories. Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Four:
New World Baseball

Wal-Mart on Black Friday, the free trade utopia

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For all of the subtle grace that distinguishes Japanese civilization, the esoteric gabble of Western diplomacy seems to elude its leaders. Every few months, some titan of Tokyo pronounces his low opinion of America and Americans, unveiling his view that our schools are dreadful, our racial minorities backward, our politicians crooks, or our workers lazy. Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Three:
The Jungle of Empire

President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg, two leading figureheads of the globalist elite.

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One of the redeeming features of imperialism is that it makes for great adventure stories. The works of H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling and the literature of the American West from James Fenimore Cooper to Louis L’Amour would not have been possible without the empires and imperial problems that provide the setting for their tales. The reason for the relationship ought to be fairly obvious.

Empires offer all the standard fare of blood, guts, intrigue, romance, and action: villains plotting to overthrow civilization, heroes striving to protect it; Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part Two:
The Middle-Class Moment

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With a whoop and a holler, politicians have suddenly discovered that there’s a wild animal called the American middle class prowling around the voting booths, and officeholders are pounding down the stairs to make sure the rough beast does no damage once it gets inside the house. Read more …

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Principalities & Powers, Part One:
The Education of David Duke

David Duke in 1989

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The time has come, to paraphrase Caspar Gutman in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, for plain speaking and clear understanding. Last November, David Duke failed to win the  governorship of Louisiana, but he did gain some 39 percent of the popular vote and carried a majority — about 55 percent — of the white vote. Read more …

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Metapolityka i wojna tajemna

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English original: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

W 1897 r. Robert Lewis Dabney przewidział tryumf ruchu sufrażystek w oparciu o własną ocenę historii i charakteru jedynej siły sprzeciwiającej się prawom wyborczym kobiet – konserwatystów z północnych stanach USA:

Jest to partia, która nigdy niczego nie konserwuje. Read more …

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Metapoliitika ja okultne sõda

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1897. aastal ennustas Robert Lewis Dabney võitu naiste valimisõigusele, lähtudes ainsa sellele vastu seisnud jõu – põhjaosariikide konservatismi – ajaloost ja olemusest:

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La metapolitique et la guerre occulte

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En 1897, Robert Lewis Dabney prophétisa le triomphe du suffrage féminin, en se basant sur son estimation de l’histoire et du caractère de la seule force opposé à lui, le conservatisme nordique :

« C’est un parti qui ne conserve jamais rien. Read more …

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Metapolitics & Occult Warfare, Part 1

Odilon Redon, “Silence,” 1900

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Translations: Estonian, French, Polish

Part 1 of 4

In 1897, Robert Lewis Dabney prophesied the triumph of women’s suffrage based on his estimate of the history and character of the only force opposed to it, Northern conservatism:

This is a party which never conserves anything. Read more …

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Three Pillars

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Editor’s Note:

The following text by Michael O’Meara appears in his book Toward the White Republic. Read more …

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He Told Us So:
Patrick Buchanan’s Suicide of a Superpower

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Patrick J. Buchanan
Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?
New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2011

As a White Nationalist, my darkest political fear (for the short run, anyway) is that the United States might retain sufficient vestiges of political realism to pull itself together for an Indian Summer of Caesarism before the big cold sets in. Read more …

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Some Thoughts on Nationalism

Abbott Handerson Thayer, Stevenson Memorial, 1903

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Essential elements of modern nationalism existed in early times in the form of tribalism. In fact, modern European nationalism is often excoriated by critics as a form of tribalism or racism. According to English anthropologist Sir Arthur Keith, in prehistoric times man everywhere lived in small, isolated bands. Yet by the dawn of history, small tribes had become “welded by war and conquest into bigger and bigger units.” Read more …

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