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One ruling class replacing another is revolution. One people replacing another is conquest. Usually, revolution or conquest creates a new state. Yet sometimes the state survives the destruction of its core population. I would call this “state conquest.” It happened in South Africa in 1994 and it could happen in the United States. In 1994,... Read More
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The “Black Jesus.” That’s what the late Nelson Mandela was called by many South Africans, who greeted his death last week with intense national mourning. Mandela was a great man, and great leader. But he was no Jesus. I rather call him “mahatma,” meaning great spirit, the Hindu title conferred upon Gandhi. Like Gandhi, Mandela,... Read More
Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday December 15. South Africawill, at least until then, have the world’s attention. What, if anything, does the history of that country have to tell us about the prospects for a successful multiracial state? The official, Inner Party-approved dogma is upbeat. The blacks of South Africa were cruelly oppressed... Read More
One of the funniest moments of the Civil War, a conflict admittedly deficient in genuine rib-ticklers, must have been when Union politicians sat down to consider the consequences of the Emancipation Proclamation… …and realized that the census would convert 3/5 slaves into 5/5 freedmen… …translating into 12 additional votes for the southern states in Congress... Read More
Nelson Mandela is dead, and South Africa without “Madiba” will be much the same as it was before: a wreck of a country with slowly collapsing infrastructure, high crime, and the slow-motion genocide of Afrikaners. None of this much matters to the opinion makers of what used to be the West. For them, the true... Read More