Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer is the executive editor of the Alternative Right webzine and former managing editor of Takimag.


Willful Blindness

War

Willful Blindness

In two successive editorials in the Washington Post, George Will has officially announced ...
Sickos

Obamacare

Sickos

Though it's been said that a "€œliberal"€ is someone willing to argue against his own...
White Like Us

Zeitgeist

White Like Us

For a webzine attempting to carve out an "€œAlternative Right,"€ and one dedicated to...
Front-Porch Socialism

Media

Front-Porch Socialism

I"€™m always glad to see the proliferation of websites and blogs of the "€œAlternative...
Culture Snores

Media

Culture Snores

The webzine Culture11 officially closed up shop last week, ending a four month run as the ...
A Damn Foolish Thing

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A Damn Foolish Thing

I”€™ve been reluctant to write about Israel’s bombardment and invasion of Gaza this past two weeks for the simple reason that the ordeal has struck me as, to borrow a phrase from Bismarck, “€œsome damned foolish thing”€ in the Hold Land”€”and one which, I hope, doesn”€™t precipitate a worldwide disaster like the original “damn foolish thing”€ in the Balkans. The invasion also gives one a strong sense of déjà vu. In Hollywood, big-budget movies that are embarrassing flops thankfully don”€™t generate sequels. In foreign affairs, things are different. Much as if an exec had green-lighted Istar II for a Christmas release, Israel seems intent on presenting us with the second installment of The Invasion of Lebanon. The cast is even mostly the same: Ehud Olmert is back, now flanked by new blonde co-star with the alluring name of Tzipora. This time round, Hamas has replaced Hezbollah the hate-filled, towel-head villains who just won”€™t acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.

The Old Right and the Antichrist

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The Old Right and the Antichrist

The great American journalist H.L. Mencken made of his whole career a kind of one-man “€œrevolt against the masses”€ kamikaze mission. In the Menckenian imagination, the “€œsuperior man”€ (a category of person in which Mencken, no doubt, included himself) was beset on all sides”€”if it wasn”€™t the collectivist state trying to bring him down, then it was the hordes of unwashed American boobs. “All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both.”€ Mencken certainly had a distaste for “€œall government”€; however, as we”€™ll see later, if there must be a state, then he”€™d prefer of the aristocratic variety.

Size Matters

Politics

Size Matters

The Beltway Right is still venting its collective spleen over Bill Kristol's latest Times ...
The Death of AIDS

Zeitgeist

The Death of AIDS

This weekend I attended an engrossing production of The Seagull on Broadway"€”and I was ...
The End of Frum?

Media

The End of Frum?

David Frum has been purged off into the sunset at NR... He’s leaving his NRO bloggin...

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