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"Death of the Wehrmachtl"

Patrick Nielsen Hayden on William F. Buckley

Patrick writes:

Making Light: William F. Buckley, dead:

The central question that emerges... is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas where it does not predominate numerically? The sobering answer is Yes--the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race. --William F. Buckley, National Review, August 24, 1957

There's your "refined, perspicacious mind" for you. The one that, we're told by [the New York Times], "elevated conservatism to the center of American political discourse." Racism and power-worship--and, from first to last, uncompromising defense of the idea that society should be structured into orders and classes.