Entries by Robert S. Griffin, Ph.D.

Thoughts on Kenosha

This is being written the day after the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case.  I assume you know the basics of the case.  Over the past year, I paid about as much attention to the case as the average person, no more than that.  It was streaming the trial the past couple of […]

William Pierce (and Me) on Racism

In 2001, I published a book on the White advocate William Pierce (1933–2002) called The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds.  Given the obsessive concern currently for what is deemed the unimpeachable evil of White racism and the modern-day inquisition against White racists tainted with this sin, I think it would be useful to re-visit […]

Hemingway’s Truth (and Ours): A Consideration of “Across the River and into the Trees” and What It Implies 

Hemingway circa 1950,  when he wrote Across the River and Into the Trees. My take on Ernest Hemingway is that, first and foremost, he wrote from a journalistic perspective.   That is to say, he sought to tell the truth about what is going on in particular situations and with particular people, whether real or fictional.  […]

If I Had Made the Closing Argument in Defense of Derek Chauvin . . .

At this writing, in mid-May, 2021, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted by a jury of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd during Floyd’s arrest.  Chauvin hasn’t been sentenced yet.  The first charge carries a maximum of forty years in prison. Chauvin was one of […]

Three Fine Films

The past couple of weeks, I watched three films that, tied together, I found artistically superb, personally moving, and very thought-provoking.  I streamed them on the Criterion Channel—a subscription service I recommend if you are a film buff—and Amazon Prime, but between Vudu and Google Play, you’ll be able to rent them. In the order […]