Those screenshots are from The New Right Papers of 1982. The contributor list is pretty interesting. Robert Hoy became a collaborator of David Duke's in the late 80s and early 90s. William Rusher was the publisher of National Review for 30 years.
Paul Weyrich was a hugely important conservative activist/operative who co-founded the Heritage Foundation and ALEC. Richard Viguerie was a pioneer of hugely successful direct mail campaigns for the GOP. Jeffrey Hart was a Dartmouth prof who was Dinesh D'Souza's mentor.
You can read the book in its entirety here. This is the ideological world that produced Buchanan and his 1992 RNC speech, and which then informed much of the backlash against Obama which inspired the Tea Party and then Trump.
Here's Robert Hoy introducing David Duke in 1990 and identifying him as the future of the Republican Party.
Here's one of Sam Francis's last columns. This is revolting, Breitbart-like "black crime" writing many years before Breitbart dot com was a twinkle in the Mercer's eyes. Note the reference to Mississippi Burning as an "anti-white" film. Lol.
This long piece by Joe Sobran, which ran in the National Review in 1985, offers an extended justification for this "new right" worldview that would probably meet with many nods of agreement from our new post-conservative conservatives.
I've considered about writing a piece on US conservatism called "Defending the Indefensible." After creating a simplistic false binary of "Alienist" vs. "Nativist," he says all this bigotry liberals complain about is no biggie, we're just defending "normal" people from freaks.
Those darn liberals, always obsessed with Nazis, as if weaponized bigotry against minorities in the context of the modern state is something to be concerned about. Well I, Joe Sobran, don't have to worry about it, so shut up already with your complaining.
Finally, the idea that "there is no militant Nativism in America" is perhaps the whitest thing I've ever read, and utterly, I mean totally and utterly, detached from the actual history of the country Joe Sobran claims to love. Blame the academics & forgive the white supremacists.
Anyway, it's a long & erudite essay that I don't have the time to fully unpack, but it's worth reading as a foreshadowing of where the Claremont/Daily Wire/Tucker/Ben Shapiro/IDW right is today. It's nonstop "culture war against the enemies of western civilization" edgelord-ism.
It's Paul Harvey in 2005 saying "look white America, you should just be proud of your history of racial oppression, it's what made you great!"
Anyway, all of this right wing bloviating is totally indefensible if you believe that the US should be a multi-racial democracy and should remain that way by reckoning with the history of how it's fallen short of that ideal.
And that's why so many US conservatives, in their heart of hearts, long ago and still today, have basically given up on the idea of America as a multi-racial democracy.
To my mind, this is why Goldwater (and the conservative movement that propelled him to the GOP nomination in 1964) is such a pivotal figure in US history. One of his marquee positions was opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a key moment in the history of US democracy.
Talk about "standing athwart history yelling stop." And sure, Goldwater was a complicated figure personally in regard to race, but he and his people knew full damn well what they were doing in 1964, and few people at the time were snookered by it.
To return to Joe Sobran for a second (sorry for all of the twists and turns in the story), here's a story Jared Taylor (a white nationalist who writes for VDare) recounted about him. There's little mystery here about who Joe Sobran was.
And to close the loop, Jared Taylor, who found Joe Sobran's racism charming, somehow got front row, VIP tickets to Trump's Inauguration.
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