McCain Rocks the Vote

The astonishing rise of Senator McCain in the American presidential race has prompted the pundits to examine his life story and career. Inevitably, there is lots of stuff about the war hero, campaign finance reformer and anti-tobacco missionary. McCain is also known to be strong on foreign policy. However, a cursory look at the McCain … Continue reading “McCain Rocks the Vote”

Who Killed Pavle Bulatovic?

The assassination of Yugoslavia’s defense minister, Pavle Bulatovic, by gunmen inside a Belgrade restaurant throws the spotlight once again on the former Yugoslavia – and dramatizes the developing crisis. For Bulatovic was a key component of Milosevic’s ruling coalition of Socialists, Radicals, and Montenegrin loyalists, and his sudden violent death has thrown the country into … Continue reading “Who Killed Pavle Bulatovic?”

Harry Elmer Barnes (1889-1968): Progressive and Revisionist

TERMINOLOGICAL FOREWORD It is best to clear up a few conceptual issues before looking at the thought of Walter Karp.   The first question is: What is republican theory?  We have to ask questions like that these days, in this country, because most people have lost the thread and have little idea what the American Revolution … Continue reading “Harry Elmer Barnes (1889-1968): Progressive and Revisionist”

Hands Off Austria!

In Vienna, an eerie sight: 20,000 leftists marched on the conservative People’s Party headquarters protesting the entry of Austria’s Freedom Party into the government and supporting the European Union’s threat of sanctions. According to the New York Times, “some protesters carried babies or marched under pictures of Che Guevara. Many more carried the circle of … Continue reading “Hands Off Austria!”

The Absence of the War Issue

I wish I could share Justin Raimondo’s essential optimism that Pat Buchanan will be able to make war and interventionism a viable issue at some point during the current election season. I have, well, issues with Pat. I disagree with some of the stands and attitudes he has taken in regard to trade, immigration and … Continue reading “The Absence of the War Issue”

Bush Debacle Augers GOP Crack-Up

It wasn’t even close. While the Bushian spinmeisters would have us believe that New Hampshire is but a bump on an otherwise smooth road inevitably leading to the coronation of Bush II, McCain’s New Hampshire triumph is a major upset: with considerably less money than Dubya’s $60 million and without the backing of the state … Continue reading “Bush Debacle Augers GOP Crack-Up”

Walter Karp (1934-1989): War Critic and Republican Theorist

TERMINOLOGICAL FOREWORD It is best to clear up a few conceptual issues before looking at the thought of Walter Karp.   The first question is: What is republican theory?  We have to ask questions like that these days, in this country, because most people have lost the thread and have little idea what the American Revolution … Continue reading “Walter Karp (1934-1989): War Critic and Republican Theorist”

The Globalist Culture War

Rewriting the past – as Orwell pointed out, a totalitarian regime must invest heavily in this essential task. In Orwell’s famous novel, 1984, the regime of Big Brother openly proclaims the malleability of history in the following slogan: “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” No one understands … Continue reading “The Globalist Culture War”

The Sad Tale of Croatian Independence

"An end to the era of fear, corruption and blood" declaimed David Jessell, front-man of the BBC’s Europe Direct news magazine on 25th January. Such hyperbole might have lead viewers to think they were going to be treated to a programme about the fall of Mobutu or Pol Pot. Not so. Jessell was referring the … Continue reading “The Sad Tale of Croatian Independence”

Madeleine’s Dubious Endorsement

Perhaps Madeleine Albright’s abject apology to the presumptive Masters of the Universe at the United Nations for the unfortunate and retrograde comments made by North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms the week before was predictable. You could even argue that it was amusing. But it was unfortunate and contained some dubious assertions, reflecting some dubious attitudes. … Continue reading “Madeleine’s Dubious Endorsement”