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The Old Right and the Antichrist

Published by 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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What’s Wrong with the Real Right? – part 1

Published by on October 19, 2014

by T.R. Bennington FOR ANY political movement that seeks eventual ascendancy, it is incumbent to engage in regular bouts of self-analysis. As a casual but sympathetic observer of the so-called far-right, I have compiled a list of what I believe to be some of the tactical errors and misconceptions made and held respectively by many […]


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The Irrepressible Mencken

Published by on June 13, 2013

by Paul E. Gottfried RECENTLY I’ve been thinking about someone whose name is attached to an organization I’m currently president of, H.L. Mencken (1880-1956). For years I’ve tried to understand why the Baltimore Sage has been branded, mostly recently in The Weekly Standard (see here and here) and in a voluminous biography by Terry Teachout, […]


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Whittaker Chambers: Ghosts and Phantoms

Published by on December 11, 2011

by David Chambers WHITTAKER CHAMBERS died 50 years ago at the age of 60. Much in the world has changed since then. What might he think about world affairs today, were he still alive? Before commenting, he would catch up on history with books like Tony Judt‘s Postwar. Another would be Timothy Snyder‘s Bloodlands, which […]


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The All Too Real Sexual Frailty of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published by on February 6, 2011

And why we’re Lucky it didn’t get out at the time by H. Braintree AMERICANS LIKE their saints plastered, which is a problem because reality keeps intruding. Most people reading this probably have some inkling that MLK, like John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich and a host of well-known political figures, was not exactly an […]


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America, 2011: Liberty is Not Safe

Published by on January 12, 2011

by Frank Miele (pictured) H.L. MENCKEN, a famous writer of the first half of the 20th century, is often credited with having said: “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” So far as I can tell, he never actually said that, which may just give more credit to the validity of […]


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2011: A Brave New Dystopia

Published by on January 3, 2011

by Chris Hedges THE TWO GREATEST VISIONS of a future dystopia were George Orwell’s “1984” and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World.” The debate, between those who watched our descent towards corporate totalitarianism, was who was right. Would we be, as Orwell wrote, dominated by a repressive surveillance and security state that used crude and violent […]


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I Get Called A White Supremacist… Again

Published by on November 25, 2010

Ho Hum, Yawn — and What I Believe by H. Millard I WAS CALLED A WHITE supremacist again recently (and not in a good way) by one of the usual low I.Q. lefties whose mouth is bigger than his brain and who apparently doesn’t understand that words have meanings. Usually I don’t bother with bigots […]


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Stem Cells of the Nation: What the Tea Party Will Lose When They Win

Published by Chris R. Morgan on November 3, 2010

by Chris R. Morgan AS THE 2010 mid-term elections approach, it is all but certain that those candidates closely associated with the “tea party” movement will receive support from the public so robust that they might take not one but both houses of Congress. For whatever good that this may do in streamlining how this […]


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Kill’em All Conservatism

Published by on September 17, 2010

What is it about the modern so-called conservatives that makes them so bloodthirsty? by Richard Hoste Alternative Right RICHARD SPENCER and Robert Burnham’s Facebook conversation is pretty frightening, but I must say that it pales in comparison to a recent Free Republic thread about Julian Assange.  A commentator recommends the government go after the man’s […]


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Instead of burning Korans, why not debate the merits of all “holy” books?

Published by on September 14, 2010

by Robert Johnson A CHRISTIAN PREACHER in Gainesville, Florida wants to burn Korans, citing the ninth anniversary of 9/11. Muslims around the world are upset and some are taking to the streets to demonstrate their anger that anyone would want to burn what they consider the word of God. From the start of the Abrahamic […]


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The New Aristocracy

Published by on May 9, 2010

by Robert Henderson QUIETLY AND almost unobserved, a new aristocracy has been evolving for the past two centuries. This evolution has reached the stage where this elite, like the mediaeval nobility, have sympathy for their own class anywhere and contempt and unconcern for the mass of people everywhere. Their power is increasing by bounds. They […]


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Testing the Limits of Free Speech: Ernst Zundel Speaks Out

Published by on April 30, 2010

An interview with one of Europe’s most well-known political prisoners by Kourosh Ziabari, Foreign Policy Journal ERNST ZUNDEL is a German author and historian who has spent seven years of his life behind bars as a result of expressing his controversial viewpoints and opinions. He is a revisionist who has denied the Holocaust as described […]


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Elites to Abandon Declining Cities?

Published by on April 17, 2010

by Day Brown THERE WON’T be a new Rome. The powers that be don’t need one anymore. Google is trying to develop a new faster network that will enable the power elites to live on the beach in Hawaii, each with their own Eagle’s Nest during the ski season, or whatever other scenic setting they […]


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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: Last Contact

    May 3, 2018

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury TODAY WE PRESENT THE FINAL installment of our audio book series based on the biography of William Luther Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds by Robert S. Griffin, read by Vanessa Neubauer. (ILLUSTRATION: Portrait of Dr. William L. Pierce by S.M. Casper) Click here for all […]

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    The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 3

    May 10, 2018

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    by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury THE JEWISH Anti-Defamation League (or ADL) — back in the days when they and their allies had a near-monopoly on public discussion of the Leo Frank case — once made the claim that Leo Frank was arrested and indicted and convicted of the murder of Mary Phagan “without […]

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    The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 2

    May 3, 2018

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    by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury LOOK AT THE headline and lead article in the Atlanta Georgian newspaper of April 29, 1913, we have illustrated above. Click on this link to see a large and easy-to-read version. “LEE’S GUILT PROVED, Detectives Assert” — “SUSPICION LIFTS FROM FRANK” — “We Have Sufficient Evidence Now to […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Last Contact

    May 3, 2018

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury TODAY WE PRESENT THE FINAL installment of our audio book series based on the biography of William Luther Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds by Robert S. Griffin, read by Vanessa Neubauer. (ILLUSTRATION: Portrait of Dr. William L. Pierce by S.M. Casper) Click here for all […]

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    Now an Audio Book: The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 1

    April 26, 2018

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    by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury THE AMERICAN MERCURY is proud of its decades-long reputation for seeking the truth without fear or favor. As such, we do not flinch when a part of that truth can best be discovered in the words of those whom the Establishment has deemed “radical” or “controversial” or even “evil.” […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: The Leadership Conference

    April 20, 2018

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury WHAT WAS it like to live and work closely with the revolutionary writer and thinker William Luther Pierce? What did he and his colleagues gain — and lose — by devoting their lives to the cause of White survival and the National Alliance, the group founded by Dr. […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Pierce’s Vision

    April 1, 2018

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury WHAT WAS William Luther Pierce (pictured) really trying to accomplish? How did he want to change the world? What was his plan for organizing White people, which Jewish groups have called so “hateful” and which a growing number of White Americans and Europeans call inspiring and necessary? On […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: The New World Order

    March 11, 2018

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury WHAT IS the “New World Order”? We hear that phrase quite often, both by those who see it as a positive, beneficial application of American power to “spread democracy,” and by those who see it as a malign conspiracy against the self-determination and freedom of the peoples of […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Men and Women

    February 27, 2018

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury IS FEMINISM killing us? Will it be fatal to our survival as a people? William Luther Pierce thought so, and today we’ll try to understand his reasons — in our continuing audio book series of the only biography of Dr. Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Schooling

    February 19, 2018

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury DR. WILLIAM PIERCE says our education system is failing, and that egalitarianism, multiculturalism, and feminism are to blame. The solutions he suggests as the only possible remedies — racial separation being the first but far from the only one — are ones that most modern educators would rather […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Racism and Hate

    February 8, 2018

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury VANESSA Neubauer’s reading of The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds continues this week with Dr. William Pierce’s reactions to the claim that his work consists of just “racism and hate.” Dr. Pierce believes that it is wrong to pathologize a legitimate emotion that is appropriate in some […]