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Revilo P. Oliver

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by Revilo P. Oliver AS I WRITE, a new book by Dr. Kamal Salibi of the American University in Beirut has not yet been published in this country, and I owe notice of it to Der Spiegel, which will publish portions of it in German translation, and to an article by Jim Muir of the Sunday Times, an English newspaper…
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Julia Ward Howe, circa 1870 by Revilo P. Oliver
and John J. Synon IN ‘Populism’ and ‘Elitism’ (p. 25, n. 27), I commented briefly on the morbid envy, malice, and blood-lust that inspired Julia Ward Howe to write the words of “one of the most terrible songs ever sung,”…
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Unitarian abolitionist Theodore Parker by Revilo P. Oliver I HAVE frequently mentioned the Puritans with asperity and commented on their baneful influence on our history. It is only fair, therefore, to notice a little periodical, The Pilgrim, published by the Reverend Mr. Louis F. deBoer in Collingswood,…
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by Revilo P. Oliver OVER THE PAST year or two, several correspondents, one of whom enclosed a copy of a published newsletter, have enlightened me about the true origin of the famous colossal statue of the goddess Eleutheria, who, most inappropriately wearing the radial crown of Apollo Helios, stands…
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by Revilo P. Oliver IN A Postscript, “When the Twain Do Meet,” in Liberty Bell, December 1984, I summarized the evidence presented by Vincent Loomis in his recent book, Amelia Earhart, the Final Story, and drew certain conclusions from it. Mr. Philip Roddy, of Salem, Oregon, (who permits…
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Daniel Bel’s sculpture Beowulf by Revilo P. Oliver IN ONE OF THESE Postscripts, published in May 1986, I described briefly one ominous symptom of the growing epidemic of unreason among scholars, an attempt to Christianize the oldest monument of English literature by atrocious mutilation…
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“Nessie,” as the slob press have named her: The New York Post used this artist’s conception to illustrate their 2018 story “Scotland’s plan for when the Loch Ness Monster is caught.” by Revilo P. Oliver ANGELS ARE creations of the imagination; such beings never…
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Best-selling novelist Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985; born Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell) was a prominent member of the John Birch Society in the 1960s, as was Dr. Oliver, and the two were acquainted. In 1931 she married her then-boss, Marcus Reback (an “immigrant from Russia”),…
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Part of the remains of Herculaneum overlooking the Gulf of Naples by Revilo P. Oliver AS IS WELL known, the earliest Christian sects were followers of a Jewish christ named Jesus, who, although he had bungled his attempted revolution and had been executed, was said to have promised that he would return…
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by Revilo P. Oliver (1987) THERE IS A neatly ironic symmetry behind the current scandal, which was precipitated by the disclosure that the Jews were using their American subjects to supply and subsidize the Iranians in their war against Iraq, a nation whose territory the Jews intend eventually to occupy…
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