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Revilo P. Oliver

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by Revilo P. Oliver THE periodical Magill, said to be the most widely circulated fortnightly in Ireland, in its issue for 16 May 1985, reported a symptomatic incident in Asdee, a hamlet not far from Ballybunion in County Kerry. Ballybunion is a town on the western coast of Ireland, south of the estuary…
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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 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 A FEATURE article in the Midland, Michigan Daily News was reproduced photographically in the Christian News, 20 October 1986, accompanied by a commentary intended to prove that good old Jesus administers heart-balm to the afflicted and sorrowing. The facts are that a man and woman…
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by Revilo P. Oliver AMONG THE innumerable rackets and swindles that flourish in the rotting country that once was ours, one, of which I have just heard, invites comment. As described to me, it appears in a specialized business, but the same technique is doubtless used in many others. Some local member…
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Gerald L.K. Smith and his wife Elna M. Smith by Revilo P. Oliver THROUGH THE pietas of his beautiful wife, the late Gerald L.K. Smith has been commemorated by a well-printed and hard-bound volume of 363 pages entitled Besieged Patriot, published by the Elna M. Smith Foundation, of which the name on the…
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by Revilo P. Oliver THE AMERICAN Republic was doomed when the rather stringent limitations on the suffrage, taken for granted in the Constitution, were first relaxed and then abolished, permitting what is called “majority rule,” which means, of course, rule by the confidence men who…
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Nelson Bunker Hunt by Revilo P. Oliver THE LATE H. L. Hunt was one of the eight or ten men whom journalists liked to call “the richest man in the U.S.” He was noted for his eccentricities, parsimony, and dogmatism, which he often supported with lavish subsidies. He tried to arrest the continuing…
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by Revilo P. Oliver ONE OF OUR lesser gospel-gabblers is excited by a sensational discovery he has just made. Who is now the titular President of the United States? Give his full name. Ronald Wilson Reagan. Now don’t you see it? Look again. How many letters in each name? Now you have it! So it’s…
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by Revilo P. Oliver MANY Americans, full of Christian hootch, have locked their minds up in the dog house, to prevent embarrassing ratiocination, and snivelled as they read Anne Frank’s Diary, a tale about an adolescent female who, to avoid being incinerated by the awful Germans, had to live…
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