Jim Goad has produced a short video to accompany his latest essay, “Nothing KKKompares to the KKK,” on the fact that for an organization that no longer exists in any meaningful sense, just about every group that is disliked by somebody ends up being compared to the Ku Klux Klan. (more…)
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Nothing KKKompares to the KKK
The “just-world fallacy” is the childishly simplistic moral fantasy that the world is like a stupid Hollywood movie: an unerringly fair place where the good guys win, the bad guys lose, and everyone gets exactly what they deserve in the end. (more…)
M. William Lutholtz
Grand Dragon: D. C. Stephenson and the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana
West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 1991
The Second Ku Klux Klan, founded in 1915 by William J. Simmons, began as a small group of no more than 15 friends. Within a decade, it spread throughout the country and grew to include up to five million members. At its height, it was, as one journalist put it at the time, “the most vigorous, active and effective organization in American life.” (more…)
Wizards: David Duke, America’s Wildest Election, and the Rise of the Far Right
Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt University Press, 2022
Brian Fairbanks is a Louisiana-based journalist who seems to be an ordinary liberal, looking for a Great Society-style social safety net. He has recently published a book about Louisiana’s 1991 gubernatorial election in which David Duke, a white advocate, nearly became Governor. (more…)
If you’ve ever wanted to deliver massive doses of red pills to your friends, David Duke’s My Awakening can be considered an entire bottle of them. The first edition, which is reviewed herein, has aged pretty well. Much has happened since then, of course — and little for the better. However, the basics are still relevant; what held true back then remains so now.
David Duke, in brief (more…)
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Over the last few years, there has been some controversy about the influence of China over Hollywood. The claim is not that China is secretly controlling Hollywood, as the Alex Jones types have been insisting, but that Hollywood has been increasingly tailoring their films to meet the approval of the Chinese government in order to gain access to the massive Chinese market. Most commentators, especially liberal ones, consider this a bad thing. (more…)