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Revilo P. Oliver

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by Revilo P. Oliver LAST APRIL, National Review carried a significant article. Professor William R. Hawkins, a professional economist, in Neomercantilism: Is there a Case for Tariffs? took his departure from the fact that America’s industrial potential has been partly destroyed already…
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by Revilo P. Oliver DURING THE PAST several years, every month or six weeks on the average, I have received an impassioned essay from some gentleman who has discovered a way to restore the American Republic by Constitutional means. The essays range from twenty to two hundred or more pages; some are loose…
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Robert “Bob” Richards, the Presidential candidate of Willis Carto’s Populist Party in 1984 by Revilo P. Oliver WHEN, after a flourish from the orchestra, an actor, bedight in a kimono and his face glistening with grease paint, appears on the stage and sings, “A wand’ring…
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by Revilo P. Oliver THE FIRST QUARTER of the new year has been a gloomy season for the Roman Catholics who hope to preserve something of the religion with which they are imbued in their youth. In New York, Bantam published (in both cloth-bound and paperback editions) David Yallop’s In God’s
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by Revilo P. Oliver AN ODD COINCIDENCE has brought me The “F” Certificate, by David Gurney (London, Bernard Geis, s.a. [1968?]). It is not literature – but who would expect to find great art of any kind in the nightfall of civilization? It is what is called “a novel of suspense,”…
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by Revilo P. Oliver I AM NOT using here the term that has become standard in literary criticism since Ruskin. There are certain fallacies that can properly be called pathetic because they evoke pity for the persons who perpetrate them — and remember that we pity only individuals for whom we feel…
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by Revilo P. Oliver FOR READERS who are interested in the evolution of Christianity, I note the appearance of an English translation of the only significant work by Pope Innocent III.(1) It is true that Innocent was a voluminous writer, whose works occupy Volumes 214-217 in Minge’s Patrologia
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by Revilo P. Oliver THE WINTER ISSUE of the Skeptical Inquirer reports, without skepticism, the findings of a Gallup Poll, which has no apparent political implications and may be accepted with only the usual formal reservation about the selection of samples and techniques of interrogation. A total…
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by Revilo P. Oliver ECOLOGISTS, as they now call themselves, have long been concerned over the chemical pollution of land, air, and water in industrial nations and the ever accelerated depletion of natural resources throughout the entire globe. Aside from some shameless exploitation of this concern…
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by Revilo P. Oliver DICK SUTPHEN, whose article on the techniques of mind-control in the March issue will be remembered by all readers of this journal, has an article, of which I have been sent a photocopy, in a periodical entitled Self-Help Update, published in Malibu, California. Two parts of the article…
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