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by a German-American THE YEAR, 1945. The place, the jailhouse in Washington, D.C. Why I was there cannot easily be explained in just a few sentences. Along with many others I had been indicted in the notorious World War II sedition trial. History buffs should study this American travesty of justice.…
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IN 1622 fifty-eight White settlers, all from England, were massacred by Indians about ten miles north of Jamestown, which had been founded by Captain John Smith fifteen years earlier. It was what the old records called a “fatal Friday morning.” It was only one of several attacks that day.…
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AS LONG AS WE have had institutions of higher learning, college fraternities have been warring with each other to win pledges to their particular Greek letter societies. This friendly rivalry got out of hand at the beginning of the 1978 fall semester when two prestigious fraternities at the University…
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DOROTHY WHITNEY was an all-American blue-blooded baby. Her father, William C. Whitney, was Secretary of the Navy under President Cleveland. At Dorothy’s christening in Washington in 1887, the President, his Cabinet, the Supreme Court, and the leaders of Congress were all on hand. Today,…
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WASHINGTON’S MONUMENTS, museums and government buildings had changed but little since the Cottrell’s last visit decades ago. The avenues ran as straight and wide as ever and the Smithsonian and National Gallery remained treasure troves. But Norm and Nan Cottrell, two ferociously…
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HOW DOES A nonentity like Ann Landers bounce out of the boondocks of Iowa and almost overnight become the seamy sibyl of millions of dumpy lumpenproletarians? Those who wonder about this should read the Ladies Home Journal (Jan. 1980). A treacly piece of puffery about Mrs. Eppie Lederer, Ann’s…
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The pathetic self-hate of the old American elite started early, as this 1980 satire makes clear. by Cholly Bilderberger BOOK-IN-SEARCH-OF-AN-AUTHOR (AND A PUBLISHER): Scion of a leading family somewhere on the Eastern Seaboard, Bannister Trumbull is troubled through his years at Groton and Harvard…
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A Dey in the life of Coen Baccri THE SEIZURE OF Western hostages by Muslims is a habit hallowed by age, yet it appears to be another contretemps with which our ruling Liberal-Minority Coalition is unable to contend. The British Empire’s solution to the problem was to launch an attack on the perpetrators…
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PROPAGANDISTS KNOW that anything repeated often enough and loudly enough will eventually become accepted as gospel. How long will it be, then, before BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL becomes part and parcel of our thought patterns? Another ten years? Twenty years? Fifty years? A hundred years? But contrary to…
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AFTER LIVING AND working in Saudi Arabia as a transport pilot for the past sixteen months, I must admit that I have nothing but the utmost contempt and revulsion for the Arabs, Jews, and other Semites. They are the ugliest, the most evil-looking, the most ignorant, the most stupid, the most illogical,…
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