Samuel Francis

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  • A New Majority?

    11 ¼ min

    "This way to the egress," P.T. Barnum used to direct the stooges stupid enough to buy tickets to his traveling shows of bunco and blather. The "egress," of course, was the exit to the street, where the stooges should have stayed.

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  • Every Secret Thing
    May 2000

    Every Secret Thing

    13 ¾ min

    The collapse of the Soviet Union not only ended the Cold War but initiated a revolution in American historiography, if not in American politics and culture.

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  • The Hispanic Strategy

    10 ¾ min

    The question that has smoldered in the Republican mind for the last couple of years is not who will be the presidential nominee of the party in 2000, but rather, will George W. Bush win the Hispanic vote?

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  • February 2000

    Revolt of the 300-Pound Beefy Guys

    10 ¾ min

    Discontent is the parent of all radicalism, and in these happy days, Pat Buchanan's third and ever more radical challenge to the globalist ruling class may not attract the political following it deserves.

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  • Beyond Conservatism
    January 2000

    Beyond Conservatism

    13 min

    "Paleoconservatism" is an awkward word, but then what it purports to describe is an awkward thing.

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  • Corruption and Contempt
    December 1999

    Corruption and Contempt

    12 ½ min

    For those readers who know very much about Niccolo Machiavelli, the most striking feature of Michael Ledeen's new book, which tries to explicate a number of Machiavelli's precepts with contemporary examples drawn from world politics, business, and sports, is the illustration reproduced on both the book's dust jacket and its frontispiece.

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  • November 1999

    John-John Is My Co-Pilot

    11 min

    Aside from the non-resignation and non-ruin of President Clinton and the non-campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, the biggest non-event of 1999 was undoubtedly the non-survival last summer of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

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  • What a Swell Party This Is

    11 ½ min

    The final presidential election of the millennium is still more than a year away, but by last summer rumblings of discontent with the plastic dashboard figurines who are the leading candidates of the two major plastic dashboard political parties were already audible.

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  • September 1999

    Appealing to Prurient Interests

    11 min

    In 1857, the House of Lords engaged in a heated debate over a bill sponsored by an organization calling itself by the frank, but nonetheless quaint, name of the "Society for the Suppression of Vice."

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  • I Was a Teenage Werewolf

    11 ¼ min

    "When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school . . . ," Paul Simon mused in a popular song some years ago. Simon, of course, was in high school long before multiculturalism, Afrocentrism, Outcome-Based Education, bilingual education.

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  • The Vanishing Anglo-Saxon Minority
    July 1999

    The Vanishing Anglo-Saxon Minority

    11 min

    For almost exactly 30 years, Kevin P. Phillips has been cranking out some of the most interesting and provocative works of political analysis written since World War II.

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  • Politics Without a Right

    11 min

    It took only a few days after the rout of the Republicans in their battle to drive Bill Clinton from office for the leaders of the Beltway Right to decide that the war was over and the only thing left to do was announce surrender.

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  • The Un-Magnificent Obsession

    10 ¼ min

    Almost precisely a year after the name of Monica Lewinsky began to displace those of Princess Diana and Jackie Onassis from the headlines of supermarket tabloids, the one-time object of Miss Lewinsky's more tender affections emerged triumphant over his foes in what are still laughingly called the "conservative movement" and the "Republican Party."

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  • Gleichschaltung

    11 min

    When a new religion displaces an old one, the gods of the old faith become the demons of the new.

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  • Force and Idea
    February 1999

    Force and Idea

    8 min

    The concept of the "managerial state," first used by James Burnham and reformulated by myself largely in articles and columns in Chronicles, is more than a synonym for what conservatives and classical liberals usually call "big government."

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  • Nations Within Nations
    January 1999

    Nations Within Nations

    15 min

    By the end of 1998, it was no longer possible for any informed and honest person to claim that the massive immigration experienced by the United States since the 1970's was not significantly altering the culture, economy, and politics of the nation.

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  • December 1998

    Paleo-Malthusianism

    10 ½ min

    "Parson," wrote the Tory radical William Cobbett in an open letter to Thomas Malthus in 1819, "1 have, during my life, detested many men; but never any one so much as you."

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  • November 1998

    Inside History's Dustbin

    11 min

    Ever since I committed the blunder, nearly 30 years ago, of signing up with the "conservative movement" during my first year in graduate school, a certain pattern of behavior has enforced itself on my decreasingly callow mind.

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  • The Managerial Mob
    October 1998

    The Managerial Mob

    18 ½ min

    The history of the Mob, the mainly Italian and Sicilian organized crime syndicate that came to typify gangsters in the 1930's, is in fact the history of American corporate business and of American society in the first part of the 20th century.

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  • September 1998

    After the Cold War

    11 ¼ min

    You would never guess that the Cold War is over. Almost all commentators on foreign policy start off their speeches or articles by performing an obligatory knee bend to the "end of the Cold War" and then continue to talk about our foreign policy as though the Cold War were still going on.

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