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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver I HAVE JUST got around to reading the second volume of the University of Cincinnati’s Classical Studies, which contains the second series of lectures in memory of Louise Taft Semple, a gracious lady, accomplished hostess, generous patron of scholarship, and highly intelligent…
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by Hadding Scott THE MEANING of the German word Volk is of great consequence. Sometimes the interpretation of this single word makes all the difference between whether a particular statement from somebody like Heinrich Himmler does or does not appear to represent an intention to kill all Jews. In…
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Introductory Note by Kevin Alfred Strom: My family preserved some old Norwegian and Norwegian-American periodicals from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and I recall the life rune and death rune being used to mark births and deaths in them — but none of the articles were written in runic…
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Classic Essays

SINCE in an economic sense the Mexicans — both those long resident here and the newly arrived — are usually in the lower levels and since illiteracy so often accompanies poverty, we should not a priori expect these people to speak with elegance and refinement. They do not. The majority…
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BIRDS MAY NOT be so bird-brained after all. A study of Japanese tits has shown they can “speak in phrases”, an ability previously thought to be the unique preserve of humans. Displaying talents that may force us to revise our traditional notions of human superiority, Japanese tits — close…
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by James Harting SCHOLARS tell us that there are more words in English than in any other language. Estimates run between 600,000 and 1 million words. (Swahili, in contrast has 20,000 words.) Most of these words are technical terms, and no one is expected to know every word in the English language. (ILLUSTRATION: …
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Actually, “American” — as redefined by our enemies to mean any featherless biped between the Rio Grande and the 49th Parallel — is “problematic,” to use the PC nutcase term. We prefer the definition of the Founding Fathers (accepted by…
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