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  • James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965); "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?"

    07/10/2020 9:22:36 PM PDT · by Pelham · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1965 | Baldwin & Buckley
    Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?"
  • Remembering James Burnham

    07/10/2020 5:19:06 PM PDT · by Pelham · 6 replies
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | July 2020 | Keith Preston
    The ideological trajectory followed by the first generation of neoconservatives, from their early fascination with Marxism during the Great Depression to their embrace of Cold War anti-communism and subsequent takeover of the Conservative movement, is by now a well-known chapter in American political history. The life and career of James Burnham followed a similar trajectory, provoking British academic Binoy Kampmark to label Burnham as “the first neoconservative.” Burnham, however, was a thinker who bore only an incidental resemblance to the neoconservatives. Indeed, Burnham was something of an enigmatic figure within the wider spectrum of the American Right. Most importantly, it...
  • Donald Trump fails to 'fully appreciate' the office of US president [says Bolton]

    07/08/2020 8:36:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.08.2020 | Frank Suyak
    Four months before the next US presidential election, Donald Trump’s poll numbers are in a slump. Disaffected conservatives call him incompetent and are campaigning against the Republican president, citing the upward curve of new coronavirus cases in the US, the millions of unemployed Americans, and the protests and racial tension in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. They echo Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who says Trump’s leadership is inadequate. One of his three former national security advisors, John Bolton, joined DW’s Tim Sebastian to discuss his impressions of President Trump on Conflict Zone. […] Bolton characterizes White...
  • House Democrats push bills to remove Confederate statues from Capitol (still silent on Exalted Cyclops Byrd)

    07/06/2020 4:30:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/06/20 | Emily Jacobs
    House Democrats are pushing forward with their efforts to remove artwork and monuments honoring Confederate figures from the Capitol. Nearly one month after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called on lawmakers to introduce legislation that would allow for Congress to remove the pieces, two bills have been proposed that appear headed toward floor votes. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) plans to bring a bill he originally introduced in March to the floor, The Hill reports. **SNIP** Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and House Rules Chair Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) have co-sponsored the legislation. Speaking to reporters last Wednesday,...
  • Kids Don’t Know Much About History Thanks to Anti-American Indoctrination

    07/06/2020 3:04:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/06/20 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: We have repeatedly said, ladies and gentlemen, that these protests and riots are being led by college-aged kids who literally know nothing about American history. They have not been taught the truth. This is key to understand. They have not been taught the truth of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the founding, and then made up their minds that they think these guys are reprobates and creeps. They’ve not been taught the truth. They have been propagandized and indoctrinated from the get-go. They have been filled with hatred, pure and simple. But they think that they’ve been taught the truth,...
  • Earlier Thoughts

    07/06/2020 11:44:08 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    The New English Review ^ | 1/7/20 | Theodore Dalrymple
    ..... Few are the Alexander Popes of this world, however, who think anything at the age of twenty that is worth repeating or pondering nearly three hundred years later. I blush to think of the banality of my own opinions at that age.....I came across a book I bought in 2015 and had always intended to read, a collection of E. M. Cioran’s early journalism. Cioran, a Romanian born in 1911, left his country definitively in 1941 and lived the rest of his life in France. There he became a celebrated if unsystematic philosopher....He was fond of aphorisms: here are...
  • The 1776 Project

    07/06/2020 6:33:56 AM PDT · by daydreamer · 10 replies
    The 1776 Project website ^ | 2020 | Multiple scholars at
    THE 1776 UNITES CAMPAIGN “1776” is an assembly of independent voices who uphold our country’s authentic founding virtues and values and challenge those who assert America is forever defined by its past failures, such as slavery. We seek to offer alternative perspectives that celebrate the progress America has made on delivering its promise of equality and opportunity and highlight the resilience of its people. Our focus is on solving problems. We do this in the spirit of 1776, the date of America’s true founding.
  • Where is this insurrection of socialists leading us?

    07/05/2020 7:13:08 AM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 17 replies
    Shakespeare ^ | 1500s | William Shakespeare
    Where is this insurrection of socialists leading us? Here. But it doesn't need to be this way. ---- O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man 1485 That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,— Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips, To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue— 1490 A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce...
  • White people, here’s your racial re-education reading list

    07/04/2020 8:40:14 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 53 replies ^ | july 3, 2020 | roy johnson
    I was intrigued by your article but want more information. There is a lot of false info out there about fighting racism and I would welcome some suggestions on things to read. I am a 54-year-old white woman, raised in the lower class in an all-white area. I detest the fact that people are treated differently because of their skin color or ethnic background. I have argued the stupidity of it until I am blue in the face. My problem is that because I grew up in an insular area, I am hesitant to do more simply because I don't...
  • D. L. Hughley: 'Everybody Knows' Independence Day Didn't Free Us All

    07/04/2020 7:18:15 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 71 replies
    NPR ^ | July 4, 2020 | Scott Simon
    July 4th is U.S. Independence Day. But D.L. Hughley, the comedian and author, suggests in his new book that all U.S. holidays "be put on a probationary period to ascertain their relevance and value to All Americans, acknowledging that days off are nice and that mattress sales must occur ..." His book, co-written with Doug Moe of the Upright Citizens Brigade, is Surrender, White People! Our Unconditional Terms for Peace. "I used to always tell this joke about, well, today, as we celebrate our Independence Day, well, not all of us," Hughley says. "Some of us weren't free for a...
  • Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes

    07/04/2020 2:55:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    White House ^ | 7/03/20
    Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes Issued on: July 3, 2020 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. America owes its present greatness to its past sacrifices. Because the past is always at risk of being forgotten, monuments will always be needed to honor those who came before. Since the time of our founding, Americans have raised monuments to our greatest citizens. In 1784, the legislature of Virginia commissioned the earliest statue of George...
  • H.L. Mencken: Misfit In 21st-Century America

    07/03/2020 1:29:58 AM PDT · by Viking2002 · 8 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | July 2, 2020 | ILANA MERCER
    H.L. Mencken, a contrarian polemicist and the consummate critic, who wrote prolifically and prodigiously from 1899 until 1948, may no longer seem relevant, but the fault would not be his. Mencken was a well-read bon vivant with a taste for Teutonic philosophy and a fidelity to immutable truth. He was also a brilliant satirist and a writer whose facility with the English idiom and grasp of intellectual history are unsurpassed. How can a phenom like Mencken appeal in our age, The Age of the Idiot? He can’t: He should, but he can’t. Henry Louis Mencken cannot appeal to the bumper...
  • Intelligent Design YouTube Festival

    07/02/2020 8:25:30 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Evolution News and Science Today ^ | June 16-30, 2020 |
    Intelligent Design YouTube FestivalFrom June 16-30, we are holding an Intelligent Design YouTube Festival by highlighting 15 Center for Science & Culture YouTube videos that have received more than 100,000 views each. #1 - The Information Enigma How do you condense the message of two books totalling 1,100+ pages into a 21-minute video? That’s what we were trying to accomplish with “The Information Enigma,” which seeks to present the core message of Stephen Meyer’s bestselling books Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt. See if we succeeded! #2 - The Workhorse of the Cell: Kinesin It’s often said that a...
  • Any Freepers have experience with Amazon Audible? (Vanity)

    07/01/2020 7:15:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    I am thinking about subscribing to Amazon's Audible but thought I would be wise to ask the opinions of any Freepers who might subscribe (or did so previously) . I have read a good many books on tape over the years and actually kind of like it. As I get older, I noticed my eyes get tired of reading hard copy and I don't read as much as I used to. And I was thinking that Audible might be the way to go.Any advice/comments sure would be welcome.
  • The Last Centurion

    07/01/2020 12:21:38 AM PDT · by Mr170IQ · 3 replies
    Baen Free Library ^ | 2008 | John Ringo
    Anybody read the classic 2008 John Ringo novel "The Last Centurion" ? With the exception of predicting a first-term President Hillary, it seems to be quite interesting in how close he came in the events of the 2019-2020 timeframe. Chinese superflu spreads in a global pandemic? Yup. Sunspot minumum causes global climate shift (cooler)? Yup. Parts of cities in the USA declaring themselves as 'autonomous zones' ? You betcha! He thought it would be in Detroit instead of Seattle, but other than that, he was very accurate. Here's a little quote: Somehow Kuwazi Jones, aka half a dozen names ending...
  • Interview - Guilty By Reason of Insanity: Why The Democrats Must Not Win by David Limbaugh

    06/29/2020 8:53:23 AM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 7 replies
    Fox news Youtube, Amazon ^ | 6/28/2020 | David Limbaugh
    Interview with David Limbaugh, author Life, Liberty & Levin 6/28/20 | Mark Levin F­ox News June 28, 2020 > Guilty By Reason of Insanity: Why The Democrats Must Not Win Kindle Edition by David Limbaugh ---------------------------------------- "Today’s Democrats are pushing policies that are simply insane, and David Limbaugh proves it in his terrific, and tremendously important, new book, Guilty by Reason of Insanity." — MARK LEVIN "Few pundits can match David Limbaugh for research, depth of knowledge, and political insight, and in this book, perhaps his best political book, he shows how the Democrat Party has completely lost its...
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh reports to federal prison. What can she expect?

    06/27/2020 6:15:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/26/20 | Emily Opilo
    Four months after she was sentenced, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is due to report to prison Friday at an all-female facility in Alabama. Pugh, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and tax evasion in a self-dealing scheme involving her “Healthy Holly” children’s books, was en route Thursday to Alabama, according to her attorney Andrew White. The Democrat initially was scheduled to report in April, but won a delay that month as prison officials across the country tried to assess and contain the threat of the coronavirus. Justice Department officials limited the movement of inmates to minimize the spread...
  • Bethany C Morrow Gets YA Novel Cancelled

    06/26/2020 9:04:43 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Elaine Marias Blog ^ | 06/26/2020 | Elaine Marias
    Another day, another cancellation in the YA literature world. This time, author Alexandra Duncan has “voluntarily” withdrawn her book, Ember Days, because she failed to “stay in her lane”, basically. In other words, a white woman wrote about a culture that isn’t hers. The nerve of this woman to bully Alexandra Duncan, a white woman, into cancelling her original novel while she’s got a butchered Black Power version of Little Women in the works! The utter hypocrisy!
  • Disgraced former Baltimore mayor (Pugh) to report to prison Friday

    06/26/2020 2:53:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 6/25/20
    <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor will report to a federal prison in Alabama on Friday.</p> <p>Catherine Pugh was en route to the state Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reported. She was sentenced in February to three years in prison in a public corruption scandal over the sales of her self-published children’s books extolling exercise and nutrition.</p>
  • Bret Weinstein on the Dangers of #ShutdownSTEM | Joe Rogan

    06/25/2020 10:28:52 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 5 replies
    JRE Clips ^ | Jun 18, 2020 | Joe Rogan
    Bret Weinstein on the Dangers of #ShutdownSTEM | Joe Rogan