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Revilo P. Oliver

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by Revilo P. Oliver NO FEDERAL JUDGE, unknown outside his district, attained national fame overnight before Brevard Hand of the District Court in Mobile handed down a decision forbidding the use of some fifty textbooks in the public schools because they, in violation of the First Amendment, taught…
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by Revilo P. Oliver I OCCASIONALLY RECEIVE inquiries from persons who have come across some writing of mine and ask why I invariably refer to the Jews as constituting a race, although Americans have always been taught that the Chosen People are only a religion, venerable because they discovered monotheism,…
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by Revilo P. Oliver I SUPPOSE there still are many who escaped or survived the blight of the public schools and read English literature, including that of the Nineteenth Century. I wonder how many have noticed in many writings of that great age a lesson on the basic structure of civilized society that…
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Lester C. Thurow by Revilo P. Oliver THE LEAD ARTICLE in the Scientific American for May is “A Surge in Inequality,” by Lester C. Thurow, A.M. (Oxon.), Ph.D. (in Economics, Harvard), who is a Professor of Management and Economics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He adduces…
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by Revilo P. Oliver “BABYLON REVISITED” is the title of four pages, reproduced from typewritten copy, which appear to be one of the monthly issues of a newsletter circulated, for twenty dollars a year, by an outfit called “Cultbusters,” 12440 Moorpark #193, Studio City,…
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by Revilo P. Oliver IN Liberty Bell, June 1986, pp. 12, 49-52, I gave a summary account of an incident in Bhopal, India, and wrote the chemical formula that was the only possible explanation of the emission of lethal gases from a plant that the Union Carbide Corporation had mistakenly built in India. The…
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by Revilo P. Oliver THE PRESS has somewhat reluctantly reported the arrest of two men, sergeants in the Marine Corps and also operatives of the C.I.A. stationed in the American Embassy in Moscow (and one of them later in the American Embassy in Vienna), who enabled the Soviets to install electronic surveillance…
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by Dr. Revilo P. Oliver IT IS GENERALLY BELIEVED that the Pacific Northwest is the least polluted and filthy part of the country that once was ours. There is, therefore, some significance in a bit of news published in the Peninsula Daily News (Port Angeles, Washington) on 26 June 1987. A despatch from…
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by Revilo P. Oliver WE ARE a peculiar race, unlike all others. We, for example, feel compassion for the exhausted and faltering caribou when the wolf-pack closes in for the kill. We feel compassion for the caribou although the wolf is an animal, both courageous and prudent, that our race instinctively…
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by Revilo P. Oliver IN THE SUMMER OF 1914, John Buchan, who later became Baron Tweedsmuir and was Governor General of Canada from 1935 to his death in 1940, sat down to write another novel of adventure, more or less in the manner of Stevenson’s Kidnapped, which was one of his models. In that feverish…
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