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"Hate crimes" are always good for a headline, even when they're fake. Last week the Los Angeles Times confirmed what many have long suspected and in some cases known—there are a lot more phony"hate crimes" padding the count than the bare numbers reported tell us. [As Hate-Crime Concerns Rise, So Does the Threat of Hoaxes,... Read More
Now if it's racial hatred you're looking for, I happen to have on hand about as much as you can handle. It's not hatred of non-whites but of whites, and I didn't write it -- one of my peace-loving, world-saving crackpot readers did. I assure everyone he's not typical of my readers in general, most... Read More
Some time after Trent Lott's 157th apology for what he said to Strom Thurmond last month, the U.S. Supreme Court took up the not-very-burning issue of cross burning, and the New York Times splashed the news all across its front page the next day. A case before the court is challenging a statute of the... Read More
If it's a "hate crime" you're looking for, the New York Times seems to have found a few in West Hollywood, California. There, the paper reported last week, a homosexual was attacked and beaten by two men who wielded a baseball bat and a metal pipe. Two other homosexuals were attacked earlier in the same... Read More
Only a week or so after a debate in the U.S. Senate about Sen. Ted Kennedy's hate crimes bill,[PDF of bill text] a real hate crime actually took place in New York City, but probably neither most of the senators nor most Americans even heard about it. As the New York Timesheadline described the crime,... Read More
With the federal indictment of a man last week for the murder of two lesbians in a national park six years ago, "hate crimes" are suddenly back in the national news. The Washington Post splattered the story all over its front page the day after the indictment was handed down, [Gay Bias Charged In Deaths... Read More
With a verdict of guilty returned by an Arkansas jury last week in the case of a 13-year-old boy kidnapped, raped and murdered by homosexuals, the murky political mission of much of the national media becomes a bit more transparent than it was before. Despite the horror and shock the Arkansas atrocity offers, virtually no... Read More
Sam Francis
About Sam Francis

Dr. Samuel T. Francis (1947-2005) was a leading paleoconservative columnist and intellectual theorist, serving as an adviser to the presidential campaigns of Patrick Buchanan and as an editorial writer, columnist, and editor at The Washington Times. He received the Distinguished Writing Award for Editorial Writing of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) in both 1989 and 1990, while being a finalist for the National Journalism Award (Walker Stone Prize) for Editorial Writing of the Scripps Howard Foundation those same years. His undergraduate education was at Johns Hopkins and he later earned his Ph.D. in modern history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His books include The Soviet Strategy of Terror(1981, rev.1985), Power and History: The Political Thought of James Burnham (1984); Beautiful Losers: Essays on the Failure of American Conservatism (1993); Revolution from the Middle: Essays and Articles from Chronicles, 1989–1996 (1997); and Thinkers of Our Time: James Burnham (1999). His published articles or reviews appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, National Review, The Spectator (London), The New American, The Occidental Quarterly, and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, of which he was political editor and for which he wrote a monthly column, “Principalities and Powers.”