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Revilo P. Oliver

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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…
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Plastic surgery can allow them to hide certain genetic characteristics. by Revilo P. Oliver IN THEIR confidential bulletin for March 1984, the Syndicat National de la Presse Independante mentioned a petite brochure by a certain Professor W.L. Horowitz, published in the early years of this century…
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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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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 IT IS A MEASURE of the squalor in which White Americans choose to live that it remained for a Japanese, the former Senator from California, Dr. S. I. Hayakawa, to propose that English be officially designated as the language of the United States, and that legislation is now necessary…
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by Revilo P. Oliver I ALTHOUGH American Conservatives hope to restore the American Republic, they generally oppose change in all other matters, and hold steadfastly to their old faith in “democracy.” They must therefore derive satisfaction from the assurance that all is normal in their…
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by Revilo P. Oliver IF YOU like to collect odd books, you may look forward to acquiring a real curio, a polychrome “New Testament.” According to Christian News, a consortium of “Bible scholars” is now going through the five hundred or so statements attributed to Jesus ben…
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by Revilo P. Oliver (1985) AS everyone knows, a small band of dedicated members of the Shiah hijacked in Athens a large passenger plane and, as I write, are holding as hostages some forty citizens of the Jews’ great colonial possession in North America. Our boob-tubes exhibited the chief pilot…
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