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Quarter of Americans Convinced Sun Revolves Around Earth

Published by on March 2, 2015

“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 Happiness Hypothesis

Published by on May 8, 2011

Of Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis, and Historical Narratives by A. Helian JONATHAN HAIDT IS ONE OF THE MOST coherent thinkers in the social sciences today. A Professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, he specializes in the study of morality and emotion, and how they vary across cultures. He describes himself as an […]


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Life is Evolution

Published by on May 8, 2011

by Don Kaiser THE SOLE CHARACTERISTIC that ultimately distinguishes living from non-living matter is classical Darwinian evolution. Life is simply matter that evolves. A simple analysis of the definition of life leads to the conclusion that living matter is inanimate matter that evolves. Evolution is the sole feature that differentiates living matter from non-living matter. […]


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Beauty and Brains Do Go Together

Published by on February 6, 2011

HANDSOME MEN and women often appear to be blessed with lucky lives. Now research has shown they are cleverer than most people as well. Studies in Britain and America have found they have IQs 14 points above average. The findings dispel the myth of the dumb blondes or good-looking men not being very bright. It […]


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What Happened to All the Nice Guys?

Published by 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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“Psychics” at the Pentagon?

Published by 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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The Science of Sexual Romance

Published by 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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Human Evolution was Controlled by Women

Published by on April 14, 2010

Human evolution was controlled by emergent human women. PERHAPS THE MOST intriguing question of all is “Where did I come from?” Or, perhaps stated in a slightly more general way, “Where did humans come from?” Or, “Why are humans the way they are?” “What is consciousness?” “What is intelligence?” “Why are people ethical?” “Why am […]


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Study Finds Human Races are Evolving Apart

Published by on April 13, 2010

The rapid ascent of man: how the human races are evolving apart by David Derbyshire, The Daily Mail, London SALT LAKE CITY — Humans are evolving at a faster rate than at any time in history, according to a study. Scientists say the speed of natural selection has accelerated so much that within a few […]


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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 […]