Entries by Nelson Rosit

A sociologia como religião

The Sacred Project of American Sociology Smith, Christian New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Já se sabia, faz algum tempo, que a esquerda mantém a academia sob sequestro. O livro de Christian Smith O projeto sagrado da sociologia americana é um estudo de caso sobre esse fenômeno numa disciplina em que o controle da esquerda […]

Racial Ecologism: An Environmental Position Paper for the Dissident Right

Definition of Terms: Conservationism and environmentalism have somewhat overlapping meanings. The conservation movement seeks the wise use and/or preservation of natural resources. Environmentalism will be defined here as an ideology advocating the protection and improvement of the environment, both natural and manmade. Ecology, a branch of biology, is the scientific basis for both conservationism and […]

Sociology as Religion, Part 2

The author returns to the Project’s origins in Chapter Four, and here is where I diverge from Smith’s analysis. As mentioned in discussing Chapter One, the author sees the Project as perhaps the ultimate stretch of Western liberalism and individualism. I see the Project more as a discontinuity, not only from Western tradition generally, but […]

Sociology as Religion, Part 1

Christian Smith, The Sacred Project of American Sociology.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. The Left’s seizure of the academy has been manifest for some time. Christian Smith’s The Sacred Project is a case study of this phenomenon in a discipline where the Left’s grip is near total, analyzed from the perspective of his specialty […]

“Coming Apart” Revisited: Life History Theory and the Crisis of the White Working Class

One of the best-selling nonfiction books of 2012 was Charles Murray’s Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010.[1] It was widely reviewed, including an informative essay by Roger Devlin in this publication.[2] As stated in the subtitle, Murray focused on White Americans, and he saw a growing class divide among this demographic. Paradoxically, by […]

Method In Their Madness: Review of Michael Rectenwald’s Springtime for Snowflakes

Springtime for Snowflakes: Social Justice and its Postmodern Parentage Michael Rectenwald Nashville, Tenn.: New English Review Press, 2018 The takeover of academia by the far Left during the last several decades has been well documented. What sets Michael Rectenwald’s (MR) Springtime for Snowflakes apart is a rare insider’s critical appraisal of the ideologies and machinations […]

Rape and Murder in the Heartland

Editor’s note: This is a scanned version of a very prescient article written in 2001 by Nelson Rosit about the 1999 murder of Cally Jo Larson, a case that is sadly similar to the recent case of Mollie Tibbetts. Obvoiusly, this has been going on for a long time. As Rosit notes, anticipating the findings […]