Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer

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


The Death of AIDS

This weekend I attended an engrossing production of The Seagull on Broadway"€”and I was lucky enough to be accompanied by the intelligent and beautiful great granddaughter of Manfred von Richthofen, the German ace of the Great War. And though I ...


The End of Frum?

David Frum has been purged off into the sunset at NR... He’s leaving his NRO blogging gig at the end of the year and plans to start up a new website called “” We could, of course, indulge in a little Schadenfreude ...


A Quantum of Relevance

The classic interpretation of Ian Fleming's James Bond character is that he stands as a kind of fantasy of Britishness the British people, and especially the elite, could indulge in during the rather grim 1950s"€”when the Sceptred Isle lost its ...

Political Economy

Driving Down the Road to Serfdom

Over at Chronicles, Scott Richert comes to the defense of Tom Piatak and, referring to my last blog, accuses me of "€œindividualism"€ and of not properly understanding economics. Unfortunately, in his justification of the proposed 25-50 billion ...


Why I”€™m Rooting for the GOP

This past weekend, I was in Alabama at a Mises Institute conference and got to hear Ron Paul speak on his "€œdealings with Fed Chairmen."€ All the familiar Paulian themes were sounded and constant throughout was the congressman's unflagging ...


In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right

"€œDemocracy,"€ says Mencken, "€œis the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."€ There's probably no better summation of the 2008 election. After an interminable campaign, Americans are ...


National Review Purges Buckley!

When Christopher Buckley, the novelist, writer, and son of the founding editor of National Review, first penned his endorsement of Barack Obama in Tina Brown's new web venture, The Daily Beast, he, no doubt, thought that he"€™d make a stir"€”but ...


Immigration Restriction”€”Ruined by its Success?

At first read, Scott McConnell's review of Mark Krikorian's The New Case Against Immigration"€”Both Legal and Illegal seems like a rather courteous, and not particularly surprising, examination of the volume. McConnell rightly credits Krikorian ...


A Debate About Nothing

Jim, let me just make a point. I’ve got a bracelet, too... ~Barack Obama This statement, better than anything else said, sums up Barack Obama's performance at the presidential debate last night. Coming in a close second would be this ...

Political Economy

Barney’s Back (Socialism is So Retro-Chic)

Barney Frank, the 14-term congressman from Massachusetts's Fourth, might be the most well-connected and secure Democrat in Washington. Ideologically speaking, however, for the past decade or so he's seemed like one of the Left Behind. Frank hails ...


The Origins of “€œBlack Monday”€

He might not want to say it out loud, but Barack Obama senses, no doubt, that this past weekend's financial meltdown will do much to boost his slumping electoral prospects. According to Democratic lore, financial woes make the "€œrich guy"€ ...

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