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Revilo P. Oliver

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William F. Buckley, Jr. with an early issue of National Review read part 1 • read part 2 • read part 3 • read part 4 • read part 5 by Revilo P. Oliver FOR A DECADE, from 1945 to 1955, lulled by the miscalculations and illusory confidence I have confessed above, my time and attention were entirely devoted to scholarship…
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read part 4 by Revilo P. Oliver IT IS HARD TO SAY what secret motives may have been in the minds of the advocates of Prohibition. Two old men, one of whom had been the Prohibition Party’s candidate for President early in this century, told me that Prohibition was the…
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A Prohibition-era speakeasy read part 1 read part 2 read part 3 by Revilo P. Oliver AS SOON AS THE frenetic Americans began to squander their men and money in Europe [in WW1], the Federal government, using its “emergency powers” forbade the production of all beverages containing alcohol,…
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The blatherings of Woodrow Wilson being largely ignored during his inauguration read part 1 read part 2 by Revilo P. Oliver THIS WILL SEEM ODD, perhaps even improbable, to younger readers today, but, as my elder teachers assured me when they spoke of Tango Time, those halcyon days of Western civilization…
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read part 1 by Revilo P. Oliver BOTH BRITISH AND Americans have always claimed to be humane and have loudly condemned unnecessary bloodshed, mass massacres, and sadistic delight in the infliction of pain, although one must now wonder whether those fine sentiments extend to members of their own race…
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The University of Illinois, Urbana campus, where Dr. Oliver obtained his doctorate and was a professor until his retirement in the late 1970s. by Revilo P. Oliver
University of Illinois (1949) CURRENT ARTICLES on the problems of Latin teaching have had much to say about various qualities requisite…
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by Revilo P. Oliver IT HAS, of course, long been obvious to rational men that the only explanation of the existence of organic life, including our own precious and unique selves, is biological evolution. Men capable of ratiocination and willing to think will always honor Darwin, to whom we owe the formulation…
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by Revilo P. Oliver 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 after…
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A ridiculous Jewish myth re-imagined, Aryanized, and made beautiful by the French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau by Revilo P. Oliver I CONTINUALLY have to marvel at the rarity of common sense in our people generally and particularly in Christians, including, of course, the Marxist and “Liberal”…
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by Revilo P. Oliver Appendix: Stoicism THE MOST IMPORTANT fact about Stoicism is that it was not a product of the Greek mind and was therefore an alien doctrine foisted onto the Aryan peoples of Antiquity. (A1) Stoicism was founded in the last years of the fourth century B.C. by Zeno, a Semite (‘Phoenician’),…
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