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The Wump World by Bill Peet

The Wump World (1970) by Bill Peet Houghton Mifflin, 44 pages. $9 On the surface, this serves as a parable for children about the environmental damage that humans can do. Underneath however as in most of Bill Peet’s work another agenda is at play, which is a confrontation between humanity and the doubt, emptiness and…

“Accommodating Molly,” by Candida Crewe

Under the guise of a novel about manners, Candida Crewe assaults one aspect of the fundamental problem causing the “death of the West.” In this case, she focuses on the misery created by the replacement of courtship with sexual liberation and its method of “dating,” in which men and women escape mutual obligation and make…

Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed by Sandra Grimes and Jean Vertefeuille

The most popular assumption among human beings proves to be a defense of inaction. The threat is not real; the dangers are overstated; nothing must be done. Just sit back here and enjoy the fruits of our — well, that of others, actually — labor. During the Cold War this mentality allowed the public to…

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre 384 pages, Crown, $17 When the Cold War came grinding to an end, the thought struck many of us that it was not over. As long as there are potential superpowers competing for the throne, there will be some form of a…

Enjoy the Decline by Aaron Clarey

Enjoy the Decline by Aaron Clarey 218 pages, CreateSpace, $14 To even the typical half-asleep voter-citizen-consumer the downfall of the West is obvious. The US in the New World and the EU in the Old World represent similar decisions and, with their foundations in liberalism, a shared direction. Both have also chosen to deny reality…

Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs, by Ted Morgan

Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs by Ted Morgan W.W. Norton, 768 pages, $18 Society possesses us, both as individuals obligated to do things, and as iconography. William S. Burroughs for example is a “counter-culture icon,” associated with the beats and the hippies, but also the darker side of counterculture which…

We are… Generation Identity, by Generation Identity

Generation Identity by Generation Identity Arktos, 45 pages, $13 Generation Identity leapt into the public mind when they occupied the top floor of a mosque in Poitiers and took a number of pictures of normal, healthy and unafraid people who clearly believed they were doing what was right. There was not anger or other denial…

BOBOS in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, by David Brooks

BOBOS in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There by David Brooks Simon & Schuster, 284 pages, $11 (2000) The maturation of the “Me Generation” who brought us the shift to liberal-leaning regimes across the West received little coherent exposition before this book. However with BOBOS in Paradise: The New Upper Class…

National-Anarchism: A Reader, edited by Troy Southgate

National-Anarchism: A Reader edited by Troy Southgate 306 pages, Black Front Press (2012), $20 For two centuries people have looked for a way out of the political dichotomy that was created by the French Revolution, which set up the traditionalist party as a necessary opposition to the successful Revolutionaries. The problem with this split was…

A Vindication of Natural Society, by Edmund Burke

A Vindication of Natural Society: A View of the Miseries and Evils Arising to Mankind by Edmund Burke 61 pages, University of Michigan Press, $9 This short volume of Edmund Burke’s is probably not the best introduction to his thought because this small book is a mystery both to its critics and its creator. That…

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