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Slavery Reparations

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It must have been a tough decision for the editors of the Washington Post last week whether to lead on page one with the return of baseball to the District of Columbia or the story about the demonstration in Annapolis to acknowledge white guilt for slavery. As it turned out, the editors went with baseball,... Read More
Ever since September 11, 2001, the burning issue of reparations for slavery has flickered rather dimly. Now, thanks to blackneoconservative Senate candidate Alan Keyes, it may flare again. All by himself Mr. Keyes has added gas to the reparations flames in his race for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. Mr. Keyes is probably not going... Read More
Six months of putting aside partisanism and petty bickering to stand up against the country's enemies is quite enough, it seems. In the last week of March, the first lawsuit claiming reparations for slavery was launched in court, and it's entirely clear that the acrid taste for racial revenge (and racial booty) has now dispelled... Read More
By the most curious of coincidences, just as the United Nations' pompously titled "World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance" was about to leap from the earth in Durban, South Africa, the issue of "reparations for slavery" enjoyed a renaissance in the United States. First, Newsweek devoted a large portion of its... Read More
When South Carolina lawmakers voted last year to remove the Confederate Battle Flag over the state capitol in what then was termed a "compromise," there may have been some who really believed it would help pacify the racial-cultural revolution the attack on the flag represented. If that's what they thought, they were wrong, because Phase... Read More
With Amnesty International having just issued a report that calls the practice of torture in African countries "routine" and with probably hundreds of thousands of Africans living in the most grotesque slavery, African nations are cranking up a demand that Western states should apologize and pay up for all the wickedness they perpetrated on their... Read More
The drama of the week consists not in the politics of tax cuts in Washington but rather in the dynamics of raw racial power on the nation's college campuses. David Horowitz, a neo-conservative foe of black racism, has been trying to publish ads against reparations for slavery in college newspapers. Some won't publish the ads... 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.”