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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

Uri Geller and a bent spoon by Revilo P. Oliver YOU SURELY remember Uri Geller, the marvelous Jew-boy with an Einsteinian brain, which cerebrated so dynamically that he could bend spoons by just thinking about them. His phenomenal powers, scientifically called “psychokinesis” and…
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Kenneth de Courcy by Revilo P. Oliver MY OLDER READERS will remember the very valuable Intelligence Digest that was published by Kenneth de Courcy until he gravely offended the rulers of the world and was hustled off to prison for having believed what he was told about Kenya by the government that was…
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Robert Conquest by Revilo P. Oliver ROBERT CONQUEST’S The Harvest of Sorrow, published in this country by the Oxford University Press in New York, is a comprehensive, vivid, and lucid account of a spectacular feat of Social Engineering that has been an inspiration to all true “Liberals”…
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by Revilo P. Oliver A FAIRLY LONG article, “The Emergence of Maya Civilization,” by Professor Norman Hammond of Rutgers University was published in the Scientific American for August 1986. It describes many vestiges of Mayan culture, many of them recently discovered, including, for…
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by Revilo P. Oliver AT THE BEGINNING of this century, the decadent Turkish Empire was preserved from Russian aggression only by Russia’s knowledge that the British Empire would never permit a potentially hostile nation to take Constantinople and control the Hellespont (also called the Dardanelles).…
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by Revilo P. Oliver BY COINCIDENCE, the January issue of Liberty Bell, which contained a notice of Professor James A. Van Allen’s strictures on a “space program” designed for publicity rather than practical scientific results, was in press when a publicity stunt at Cape Canaveral…
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by Revilo P. Oliver AN ARTICLE in a magazine at which I glanced the other day repeated the trite and hackneyed denunciation of the Inquisitors in Rome, who forced Galileo to recant his belief in Copernican astronomy and thus gave him an opportunity, if tradition is to be trusted, to mutter his immortal…
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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes by Revilo P. Oliver THE December issue of The Smithsonian, a periodical that oddly seems to be striving for popularity with “human interest” stories, contains a long article about the astonishingly extensive activities of organizations that have made…
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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 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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