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by Revilo P. Oliver AROUND THE middle of the eighteenth century a Puritan holy man named Eleazer Wheelock set out to bring his gospel to the Indians in the yet unsettled parts of New Hampshire and Vermont. His undertaking was not the mischievous meddling that is the usual occupation of missionaries.…
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Offices of the Duverus cult and The American Sunbeam circa 1977, from a collection by Jewish photographer Max Hirshfeld, who was allowed to spend three days photographing and interviewing the workers and residents there. by Revilo P. Oliver (1986) THE American Sunbeam has ceased publication. This…
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by Revilo P. Oliver I HAVE always felt sympathetic toward the “British Israel” and “Identity” cultists, who are trying so hard to salvage Christianity and make it safe for our race, and I have often wished their doctrine could be made at least superficially plausible. I hope…
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by Revilo P. Oliver ACCORDING TO the press, the Hare Krishna cult has established a rather ornate lair near Hillsborough, deep in the rural hills of Orange County, North Carolina. Most members of the cult are Hindus, part of a massive invasion of the United States that has generally gone unnoticed, even…
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Robert Welch by Revilo P. Oliver ON 26 January 1985, memorial services for the late Robert Welch were held in Belmont, Massachusetts, with the conventional funerary prayers to a god in whom the atheist did not believe, and a singing of the sinister “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” on which…
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by Revilo P. Oliver I HAVE been sent a very interesting booklet, The 5th Kingdom, written and published by Elmer Arthur (4902 N.E. Thirtieth Avenue, Portland, Oregon). Properly considered, it is more significant than most of the books that are today spewed in such horrendous quantity from the presses…
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by Revilo P. Oliver AS I WRITE, a new book by Dr. Kamal Salibi of the American University in Beirut has not yet been published in this country, and I owe notice of it to Der Spiegel, which will publish portions of it in German translation, and to an article by Jim Muir of the Sunday Times, an English newspaper…
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Julia Ward Howe, circa 1870 by Revilo P. Oliver
and John J. Synon IN ‘Populism’ and ‘Elitism’ (p. 25, n. 27), I commented briefly on the morbid envy, malice, and blood-lust that inspired Julia Ward Howe to write the words of “one of the most terrible songs ever sung,”…
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Unitarian abolitionist Theodore Parker by Revilo P. Oliver I HAVE frequently mentioned the Puritans with asperity and commented on their baneful influence on our history. It is only fair, therefore, to notice a little periodical, The Pilgrim, published by the Reverend Mr. Louis F. deBoer in Collingswood,…
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by Revilo P. Oliver OVER THE PAST year or two, several correspondents, one of whom enclosed a copy of a published newsletter, have enlightened me about the true origin of the famous colossal statue of the goddess Eleutheria, who, most inappropriately wearing the radial crown of Apollo Helios, stands…
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