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Labor Unionism, Two Views

Big GovernmentMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

08/06/2014Journals
If there was anything that characterized the Old Left it was adulation of labor unions and of the process by which the government has created, maintained, cabined, and confined these unions to its will. Government control inevitably follows government privilege, and, as in the Fascist or Communist...
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The Power of The President

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
The Liberals are, at last, beginning to wake up. For decades the Liberals and the Old Left have been regaling us with exaltation of the power, the glory, the grandeur of the President, especially in foreign and military affairs. The President was, uniquely and miraculously, the living embodiment of...
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The Irish Revolution

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

08/06/2014Journals
Fifty years ago, on Easter Monday, April 25, 1916, began the glorious Irish Revolution, a revolution that was to end by sweeping away a monstrous record of brutality and oppression that had been foisted for centuries upon the long-suffering Irish people. In defeating the mighty armies of the...
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The American Empire

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/06/2014Journals
One of the most perceptive and felicitous writers of the Old Right was the doughty and fiercely independent Garet Garrett, who, during his long career in journalism, was an editor of the Saturday Evening Post and of the quarterly American Affairs . Unlike so many of his colleagues on the Old Right...
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Isolationism, Old and New, Part I

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionismPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
During the 1964 Democratic National Convention,the American people waited while Lyndon Johnson met with the two senators, Thomas Dodd and Hubert Humphrey, between whom he would choose his vice-president. For those who were not confused by the superficial differences between them, the meeting of the...
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The Mitchell Case

Legal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

08/06/2014Journals
The case of David H. Mitchell, the young man who is challenging-the very basis of the conscription law, was treated in our previous issue (Conrad J. Lynn, "The Case of David Mitchell versus the United States." LEFT AND RIGHT (Autumn. 1965)). On January 13, 1966, the United States Court of Appeals...
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From Georgia With Love: The Case Of Julian Bond

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
Julian Bond, a brilliant young leader of SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), having been duly elected to the Georgia state legislature from Atlanta, dared to endorse SNCC's statement attacking conscription and the American war in Vietnam. In so doing, Mr. Bond indelibly stamped...
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New Right: Future?

Media and Culture

08/06/2014Journals
A prospectus is going the rounds heralding a new, slick fortnightly magazine, oddly entitled Future the Future referring not, as might be thought, to science-fiction Utopias, but to the Second Coming of Jesus. Judging by its editors and associates, Future will be National Review with the gloves off...
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New Right: National Review's Anniversary

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
In the fall of 1965, National Review celebrated its 10th anniversary, and part of the record of its orgy of self-congratulation may be found in its November 30 issue. The magazine has, during its decade, even achieved the ultimate: for the issue contains the major part of a book in the process of...
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Old Right/New Left

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
Mr. Murray Kempton, one of America's most perceptive journalists, attended the annual December, 1965 convention of the National Association of Manufacturers at the Waldorf, and found himself unexpectedly wistful about the good old days when the NAM spent a good portion of its energies attacking...
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