The Irrepressible Mencken

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, as anti-Semitic and anti-Black. The Continue Reading →

Homeless Jack on the Ways of Existence

by H. Millard “MANY WHITE FOLKS, even those with some White consciousness, still don’t get it about Arman’s teachings and their own existence,” said Homeless Jack. “If they did understand more, they’d be stronger in their beliefs about their Whiteness and would live happier more fulfilled lives. “Some Whites talk about race and racial differences but they start too far Continue Reading →

Gore Vidal on H.L. Mencken

by Gore Vidal AFTER POLITICS, JOURNALISM has always been the preferred career of the ambitious but lazy second-rater. American exceptions to mediocrity’s leaden mean: From column A, there was Franklin D. Roosevelt. From column B, H.L. Mencken. Although Henry Louis Mencken was a magazine editor (The Smart Set, The American Mercury), a literary critic, an expositor of Nietzsche, and a school Continue Reading →

New Book by Russell Means

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 view shared by many American Continue Reading →