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Andrew HamiltonEssays

Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial overlooking Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, Massachusetts (Bronze, 1925) by Andrew Hamilton The defining characteristic of WASPs is that they are much less ethnocentric than other peoples; indeed for all practical purposes Anglo-Saxon Protestants appear to…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver IT IS A truism that we are mortal and that the ineluctable necessity of death is inherent in the biotic structure of our being: nascentes morimur. But oddly, perhaps, we Aryans also have an instinctive longing for a changeless eternity: Doch alle Lust will Ewigkeit. And since reason…
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THE FIRST AND most important environmental fact about New England is that it was cold — much colder in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries than today. . . a period in the Earth’s history which climatologists call the “little ice age.” Ocean temperature off the coast of New England were three degrees…
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