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  • Shots Fired, Book Delayed

    08/28/2006 6:13:51 AM PDT · by PDR · 5 replies · 491+ views
    MediaBistro ^ | August 27, 2006
    What's behind the delay of "Shots Fired: Sam Francis On Americas Culture War"? The book is listed on to have been published in March of this year, but remains "currently unavailable." The book's website says "Summer 2006." You'll recall that Francis, who served as a Washington Times editorial page writer/deputy editor/acting editor, passed away last year. To say that his views were oftentimes controversial is like saying that K-Fed is oftentimes awful. (He called Brown v. Board of Education "the most dangerous and destructive Supreme Court decision in American history." At the time of Francis' death, then-Washington Examiner Editorial...
  • Sam Francis,columnist, 57, dies -a leading voice of traditional conservatism.

    02/18/2005 12:16:33 AM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 35 replies · 2,958+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 18 2005 | staff
    Sam Francis, columnist, 57, dies THE WASHINGTON TIMES Samuel Francis, a syndicated columnist and author, died Tuesday night at a Washington-area hospital of complications following major heart surgery. He was 57. Mr. Francis was an editorial writer for The Washington Times and served from 1987 to 1991 as the deputy editorial page editor. He remained a staff columnist through September 1995. Mr. Francis received the Distinguished Writing Award for editorial writing from the American Society of Newspaper Editors in both 1989 and 1990, and was a finalist for the Scripps Howard Foundation's National Journalism Award (Walker Stone Prize) for editorial...
  • Bad Reasons to Celebrate Christmas

    12/23/2004 11:29:10 PM PST · by Catholic54321 · 1 replies · 218+ views
    Chronicles ^ | 22 December 2004 | Samuel Francis
    A tip of the hat to Charles Krauthammer, the Jewish neo-conservative (not necessarily a redundancy, despite what many neo-cons claim) who last week lobbed a much-merited smack at the face of the anti-Christmas lobby. "The attempts to de-Christianize Christmas are as absurd as they are relentless," he writes, and he's perfectly correct. Well, actually, he's not perfectly correct. Despite his defense of the most important traditional (and official) American and Christian holiday, it's not quite clear from Krauthammer's column exactly why we should keep Christmas at all. The reason it's not entirely clear: Krauthammer is a neo-conservative, and this is...
  • How Illegal Aliens are Bankrupting and Disenfranchising the American Middle and Working Classes

    12/28/2003 10:49:51 AM PST · by mrustow · 516 replies · 1,717+ views
    A Different Drummer/Middle American News ^ | December, 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    Legend has long held that illegal aliens give American citizens cheap lettuce and cheap child care. Excepting for agribusiness and the upper classes, that legend is, in reality, a nightmare, in which the American middle and working classes pay and pay and pay for illegal immigration, and get nothing but grief in return. In states with heavy illegal alien populations, the budget of a middle-class family is full of hidden illegal alien surcharges. As a result, todayís middle-class American family with two full-time working parents has less discretionary income than its traditional forebear, in which the father alone was...
  • Are Americans European?

    04/06/2004 6:57:56 AM PDT · by mrustow · 51 replies · 462+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 6 April 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Today, the terms "the West" and "Western" can refer to America alone, to America and her former European allies, or even simply to white folks. The terms are successors to the terms "Europe" and "European."Most Americans under the age of 40 know little about Europe, and have only the most tenuous relation to the Old World. What they do know, however, is that we bailed the Western Europeans out of two world wars, and then saved them from communism.And yet, today our relationship to Europe, even the concept of "Europe," is typically exaggerated here at home. American socialist writers...
  • Spain's Surrender, and the Destiny of Europe

    03/21/2004 9:08:15 AM PST · by mrustow · 83 replies · 369+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 21 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    I am not a Spaniard. Somewhere, on March 12, I saw the headline, "We are All Spaniards Now." It was an allusion to the Le Monde headline from 9/12, "We are All Americans Now."As we now know, that initial French (and German) sympathy for America was short-lived. In no time flat, the Old Europe of France and Germany sought to appease Islamism, and while claiming to be our allies, to betray us at every step of the way.Not so, the Spaniards. The 1,300 troops they sent to Iraq were largely a symbolic matter, but the symbolism was powerful.After 911, when...
  • War By Proxy: Why We Can't Fight Our Mortal Enemies

    03/14/2003 9:49:24 AM PST · by mrustow · 52 replies · 625+ views
    Toogood Reports [Weekender, March 16, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: The closer we get to extending the War on Terror to an Iraqi front, the more frequently I have been coming across strong anti-war arguments. Not surprisingly, the arguments have largely been from conservatives of the group referred to in some circles as paleo-conservatives, with some coming from libertarians. (I say, "some circles," because in most circles they are ignored.) The articles that since 911 have essentially said, "Praise the Proposition Nation, and pass the ammunition," have all come from folks who are known as "neo-conservatives." At least since 911,...