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Malcolm P. Shiel




Articles by Malcolm P. Shiel


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The Old Right and the Antichrist

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on June 7, 2017

by Richard Spencer (pictured) The following address was given to the H.L. Mencken Club’s Annual Meeting; November 21-23, 2008. BEFORE William F. Buckley settled on writing God and Man at Yale in 1951, the 25 year-old had something quite different in mind as a debut volume. Buckley planned, and may have begun drafting, a book caustically […]


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New Book by Russell Means

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on June 22, 2012

RUSSELL MEANS is pleased to announce the publication of his new book, “If You’ve Forgotten The Names Of The Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way: An Introduction to American Indian Thought and Philosophy” Co-written by Bayard Johnson (author of “Damned Right”), “Clouds” takes the reader on a journey into the intriguing and little-understood belief system and world […]


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Pauline Kael: One Against the Herd

Published by Ron Capshaw on May 6, 2012

Selected Writings of Pauline Kael; Library of America, 2011 Pauline Kael: Alone in the Dark; Brian Kellow, Viking Adult, 2011 by Ron Capshaw FOR CONSERVATIVES, PAULINE KAEL IS notorious for her much-quoted comment about her astonishment that Nixon won the 1972 election since “everyone I know voted for McGovern.” Despite this prime example of the liberal […]


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Survival of the Black Race in North America

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on May 9, 2011

There are lessons that readers of all races can learn from the words of this Black writer, who calls for self-determination for his people — which, ultimately, means their own society. by Lawrence Neal (pictured) THE MOST ESSENTIAL QUESTION confronting me is the psychological and physical survival of the Black man in America. I believe […]


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The Annihilation of Freemasonry

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on September 22, 2010

by Sven G. Lunden from The American Mercury , February 1941 THERE IS ONLY ONE group of men whom the Nazis and the Fascists hate more than the Jews. They are the Freemasons. In Italy, indeed, the anti-Jewish feeling is of recent vintage and largely artificial, whereas the blackshirt hatred of Freemasonry is old and […]


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What Happened to All the Nice Guys?

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on September 17, 2010

by Anonymous I SEE this question posted with some regularity in the personal ads, so I thought I’d take a minute to explain things to the ladies out there who haven’t figured it out. What happened to all the nice guys? The answer is simple: You did. See, if you think back, really hard, you […]


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Self Determination Advocate Enters Ontario Mayoral Race

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on September 14, 2010

by M.P. Shiel CANADIAN Paul Fromm, a former schoolteacher who is either 1) a brave advocate for self-determination and free speech or 2) an evil neo-nazi bigot, depending on whether you’re talking to the man on the street or a spokesman for the immigrant lobby — has begun a campaign for mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, […]


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“Psychics” at the Pentagon?

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on April 28, 2010

by M.P. Shiel ACCORDING to Wired magazine, the Pentagon just spent $4,000,000 to learn how to read our minds. (Er, I mean read “the enemy’s” minds! And we do seem to have a lot of enemies these days.) Leaving aside the question of just why anyone who could truly read minds would have any need […]


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Helen Thomas: Her One Question to Obama

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on April 22, 2010

…and why he never answered it. by Malcolm P. Shiel HELEN THOMAS is a veteran White House reporter who has been asking penetrating questions of every U.S. president since John F. Kennedy. She recently asked her first question to Barack Obama, and boy did it make him squirm and prevaricate. He never did answer it. […]


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The Science of Sexual Romance

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on April 20, 2010

Why and how the sexes are attracted to each other — a book by Nigel Barber offers science-based insights. review and notes by M.P. Shiel NIGEL BARBER’S The Science of Romance is so thought-provoking that I had a hard time sleeping (no, not for that reason!) after finishing it last night. It puts what was […]


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The Speech the Polish President Never Gave

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on April 17, 2010

by Lech Kaczynski, President of Poland This is the speech that the President was to have delivered on April 10, 2010 at the Polish War Cemetery in Katyn during the ceremony of 70th Anniversary of the Katyn crime. He was killed, along with many senior members of his government, just before this speech was to […]


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U.S. an Aggressor Nation?

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on April 17, 2010

The United States, says historian Mark Weber, has changed from a republic focused on its own prosperity and well-being to a globally intrusive military empire. This worldwide military presence reflects an entrenched American view that the U.S. is a social-political “model for all nations,” and therefore has a right, based on perceived moral superiority, to […]


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Look for Colorful Skies as Volcanic Ash Causes Airport Delays

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on April 16, 2010

Ash cloud severely disrupts global air travel EVEN AT this American Mercury editor’s home in Baltimore, the sun seemed an unusual color of goldenrod yellow in the afternoon. The cause? A trace of volcanic ash, though far less than what Europe is experiencing.  Thousands of passengers have been stranded at airports after a cloud of […]


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Avoid Big Pharma and Protect Your Health

Published by Malcolm P. Shiel on April 14, 2010

by Malcolm P. Shiel “AVOID DOCTORS if you want to live a long life” said a wise uncle of mine who just happened to live to the age of 82 with perfect health. He was writing imaginative fiction, penning incisive essays, and ardently pursuing a romantic relationship with a lovely fortysomething woman until the very […]


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    Homeless Jack on “Grabbing Some Pussy”

    November 7, 2016

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    We discovered this piece scrawled on some foolscap left on our doorstep, an all-lower-case Kerouac-style stream of consciousness rap, and offer it as we found it. by H. Millard trump is an american original and a throwback to the days when americans were bursting with confidence and energy and the sheer joy of freedom and […]

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    ‘The Choice of Achilles’: John Alan Coey Against the New World Order

    January 3, 2013

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    by T.R. Bennington AS EVER, BUT ESPECIALLY in our present state of civilizational malaise, there is a need for figures with the power to inspire — men who in less confused and cynical times would have been unabashedly described as heroic. One such figure is Corporal John Alan Coey, a young soldier who has perhaps […]

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    Quarter of Americans Convinced Sun Revolves Around Earth

    March 2, 2015

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    “DOES the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?” If you answered the latter, you’re among a quarter of Americans who also got it wrong, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation. A survey of 2,200 people that was released Friday revealed some alarming truths about […]

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    Jailbirds

    June 7, 2017

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    by Jim Tully; from The American Mercury, September, 1928; transcribed by Kevin I. Slaughter THE jail room was thirty-five feet long, twenty-five feet wide, and seven feet high. In this large cage were fifty prisoners. Some had been sentenced and were serving jail terms; others awaited trial, or removal to the penitentiary. The floor was of […]

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    The Old Right and the Antichrist

    June 7, 2017

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    by Richard Spencer (pictured) The following address was given to the H.L. Mencken Club’s Annual Meeting; November 21-23, 2008. BEFORE William F. Buckley settled on writing God and Man at Yale in 1951, the 25 year-old had something quite different in mind as a debut volume. Buckley planned, and may have begun drafting, a book caustically […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: George Bernard Shaw, et al.

    August 10, 2017

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury TODAY Vanessa Neubauer’s reading of Professor Robert S. Griffin’s masterful biography of Dr. William Luther Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds, continues. This week we present insights into William Pierce’s philosophical and intellectual influences, beginning with great playwright George Bernard Shaw (pictured). This audio book will be […]

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    New Audio Book: The Murder of Little Mary Phagan

    December 31, 2015

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    A NEW authorized audio book version of The Murder of Little Mary Phagan by Mary Phagan Kean has just been recorded for The American Mercury, and will serve as the capstone of our series on the Leo Frank Case in this, the centennial year of the death of the convicted murderer in this case, Leo […]

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    The Astounding Alonzo Mann Hoax

    September 25, 2015

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    by the Editors of The Leo Frank Case Research Library IN 1982, Alonzo Mann dropped what appeared to be the biggest bombshell imaginable into the Leo Frank case — though it was sixty-nine years after the fact. Mann, who’d been Leo Frank’s fourteen-year-old office boy in 1913, stated that he had kept a secret all […]

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    The Amazing Story of Mrs. Leo Frank

    September 19, 2015

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    A Biography of Lucille Selig Frank (1888 – 1957) by the Editors of The Leo Frank Case Research Library WHEN WE FIRST meet Lucille Selig Frank (pictured), she is attending the opera on April 26th, 1913 with her well-to-do friends and mother, Josephine — while, a few miles away, a young teenage girl lays freshly […]

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    Leo Frank: The Coroner’s Inquest

    August 17, 2015

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     PART 1: INTRODUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME in history, we now have a full, unexpurgated digital record of all the contemporary reports about the Coroner’s Inquest which took place in the wake of the murder of Mary Phagan. Thanks to the hard work of Penelope Lee of the American Mercury, who typed every word by […]

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    Concerning Inflation

    July 23, 2015

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    by Garet Garrett NO ONE WOULD be so absurd as to propose that you might restore a nation’s prosperity by changing its weights and measures. Suppose the Government should say, on behalf of the wheat farmer, to increase his income, “Hereafter the half bushel shall be the legal full bushel”; and on behalf of the […]

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    Quarter of Americans Convinced Sun Revolves Around Earth

    March 2, 2015

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    “DOES the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?” If you answered the latter, you’re among a quarter of Americans who also got it wrong, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation. A survey of 2,200 people that was released Friday revealed some alarming truths about […]

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    The End of Commercial Man

    March 2, 2015

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    A MORE THAN casual look at The Environmental Movement shows it to be mostly a facade of noisy rhetoric. If the speechifying is largely surrealistic, the problems are real. Basic resources for industry, as well as exotic ones, are getting scarcer. Cheap oil is a thing of the past. Even if there are no real […]

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    Rita Potter, American Mercury Executive Secretary, Dies at 98

    February 24, 2015

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    RITA M. POTTER (pictured), 98, of Ridgefield, Connecticut died on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. She worked for the American Mercury as an executive secretary to Editor Paul A. Palmer in 1938, and, after a period of service as a WAC member in World War 2, returned to the Mercury in 1946, again in an executive […]

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    A Primeval Uplifter

    February 12, 2015

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    LUCY STONE: Pioneer of Woman’s Rights, by Alice Stone Blackwell; Boston: Little, Brown & Company; reviewed by H.L. Mencken IF THIS biography is a shade partial the fact is surely not surprising, for Miss Blackwell is not only Lucy Stone’s daughter but also a firm believer in all of the reforms that she advocated, excluding, […]

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    Oliver on Homosexuality

    February 11, 2015

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    Originally written for inclusion in Frederick Seelig’s book Destroy the Accuser, this is Professor Revilo P. Oliver’s learned and insightful analysis of the homosexual question. by Revilo P. Oliver (pictured) THE APPALLING STORY told by Mr. Seelig in the foregoing pages is much more than a personal tragedy that must excite sympathy and pity in […]