February 26, 2020

'Every Man His Own Commissar': Jared Taylor and the Politics of Race

Good manners are infectious.  Jared Taylor’s civility and dapper appearance impress even those sending him death threats:  the most recent one addresses him as “Mr. Taylor.”  In an age when even upper-class Brits loosen the upper lip and revert to first names after one email exchange, we remained “Mr.” and “Mr.”Taylor, founder of American Renaissance […]

Dangerous Times: When Paranoids Do Politics

In 1927, Jozef Stalin summoned the Russian neurologist Bekhterev to give a medical examination of the dictator.  Later that day, Bekhterev returned to a medical meeting and told colleagues, “I have just examined a paranoiac with a short, dry hand.”  Stalin’s left arm was shorter and weaker than the other.  The following day, Bekhterev was […]

Two Archbishops on Immigration Politics

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Wlady Pleszczynski on 10.30.12 @ 12:46PM Once again, some compelling and straightforward observations from Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput on a most pressing issue of our time – ”…an issue of treating people with dignity and understanding that they’ve made a contribution to the common good and therefore that […]

Obama’s Poverty Politics

Barack Obama’s manifold failures over the last three years have left him in a political tough spot as we enter 2012.  He will have a challenging time running on a record that has resulted in massive unemployment, stagnant income growth, a record number of people on food stamps, and a gargantuan level of debt that […]

The Politics of Passion

AmSpecBlog By John Tabin on 8.12.11 @ 10:14PM Ames, Iowa — Michele Bachmann had an event this evening scheduled for 8:30. At 9:10, her bus has just now pulled up. (Speakers from the Values Bus, a joint effort of the Family Research Council, Susan B. Anthony List, and National Organization for Marriage, killed some time […]