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Willis Carto and the American Far Right Hardcover – March 23, 2008
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Historical research plays a prominent role in his book, and this gives it the credibilty and subsequent value it deserves. In an American century that endured the 9/11 crisis toward the beginning, and is only now beginning to see governmental decisions declassified, I am reminded of a statement given by C.P. Snow in 1960: "It is very easy, in an atmosphere of crisis, in the midst of secret decisions, for men to surrender both their reason and their will."
Small wonder, then, that Rush Limbaugh doesn't appear in the index, but Willis Carto and Francis Parker Yockey do. I doubt many Limbaugh-schooled conservatives have ever heard of Carto and Yockey. Michael offers them an opportunity to expand their education. But, with Snow's wisdom in mind, is there any reason to believe they will?
- TODD A. BLODGETT
What set him apart from his competitors was that he was a down-to-earth businessman who was not beset by delusions of grandeur. He never wanted, or had the constitution to be the Fuhrer or the man on a horse; he only wanted his government to return to sanity in a time of treachery and deliberate subversion at the highest levels. He had the unique sense to produce a product that mainstream Americans of his generation found attractive, while very subtly introducing the more radical ideas- on race, WWII and the Jews- that would have been reflexively rejected had they been broached more openly.
However, his critics had a point in that his readership became increasingly geriatric and thus less consequential. To be fair, that can be explained by the greater degeneracy and political correctness of the younger generation, even on the Right, not to mention their weaker literacy and lesser sense of patriotism. After all, his detractors and competitors never caught the attention of the youth either. Nevertheless, it was a glaring failure.
So, what have all of Carto's efforts amounted to in the end?Read more ›