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“Who Lost California?” The ‘When,’ the ‘Who,’ and the ‘Why’ of California’s Decline from Midwest-on-the-Pacific to Brazil-on-the-Pacific


(Note: The title of this post is a reference to the late-1940s’ and early 1950s’ “Who Lost China?”) This essay is a foray into how California’s “Third World-ization” — as the Wall Street Journal and the National Review and many … Continue reading

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The Ancestry of Ron Paul: “The German Candidate”


Previously profiled: Mitt Romney’s Ancestry, and Newt Gingrich’s Ancestry. Ron Paul is both the oldest (b.1935) and the most-German (87.5%) of the Republican presidential candidates in 2012. Perhaps it ought to be unsurprising, then, that he is also seen to … Continue reading

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Ron Paul Remembers


Ron Paul remembers the old America. Which is to say the pre-1968 America. The above is one possible half-answer to the question that people have been asking: “Is Ron Paul an implicit-nationalist?” Many seem to think so, perhaps vaguely associating … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Ancestry


“I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.” –Patrick Henry The typical White-American is aware of his own particular ancestry, to some extent or another. Most people are, consciously or not, animated by such knowledge. … Continue reading

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Nixon vs. the Federal Reserve


Did Nixon’s economic policies irk and scare the big-money interests and the Federal Reserve? Is this part of the reason why he was chased out of office? I had never heard this particular argument before, until I began reading an … Continue reading

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