Revilo Oliver

Below, three selected passages from “The Forgotten Conservative,” a 2009 article in Taki’s Magazine:

 
For Oliver, the answer is clear: race is fundamental. In “History and Biology,” American Opinion (1963), Oliver highly recommends Lothrop Stoddard’s The Revolt Against Civilization Stoddard, “one of the most brilliant of American writers,” argued that the colored races pose a threat to the white race, and Oliver enthusiastically agrees. For him, racial struggle is primary, and he regards ethical obligations as limited to one’s own race. For him, this view was unquestionable. In response to a correspondent to National Review who asked why one should give primary emphasis to the needs of one’s own race, Oliver was puzzled. Was this not how everyone in fact acted?

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He [Oliver] became, as he had not been in earlier times, a fervent supporter of Adolf Hitler and praised the “clear-sighted realism” of Reinhard Heydrich.

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Given the record of his later years, it is small wonder that contemporary conservatives prefer to ignore Oliver.

Published in: on August 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm  Comments (2)  

2 Comments

  1. Oliver is one of the few immortals that doesn’t get the reverence that he deserves from his race. Finally, Oliver may get read again and provide a younger generation with wisdom their fathers should have given them.

  2. I love reading Oliver’s works which I do so on a regular basis. As the above poster said, he is one of the immortals. What a man.


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