Entries by Robert S. Griffin, Ph.D.

The Tale of Bob Mathews

In 1983, The National Alliance—a white activist organization founded and headed by William Pierce—held its annual convention in Washington, D.C.  A young mine worker from the Pacific Northwest by the name of Bob Mathews was scheduled to give a talk at the convention.  Mathews had been an Alliance member for three years and actively recruiting […]

A Suggestion to American White Advocates: Root Your Arguments in This Country’s Core Political and Cultural Ideals

The cause of white people has historically been linked to the far-right end of the social/political spectrum, which I find problematic both philosophically and practically.  For my taste, the far right is too authoritarian and statist.  By authoritarian, I refer to somebody calling the shots at the cost of someone’s else’s personal freedom and self-determination, […]

A Rejoinder to “The ABC’s of the Alt-Right: A Guide for Students” by Thomas Dalton, Ph.D.

I read with interest Professor Thomas Dalton’s article posted here on December 8th, 2019, “The ABC’s of the Alt-Right: A Guide for Students.”  As has Professor Dalton, I have spent many years on American university campuses (I recently retired)—in my case, 42 years as a professor, plus an additional five years at the instructor rank […]

Why I Owe Jim Bakker an Apology and Thank You                         

Recently, I wrote an article, posted here, on the 1969 Academy-Award-winning film “Midnight Cowboy.”  I’m old enough to have seen it in a theater back when it was first released—of course, no DVDs or streaming in those years.  I hadn’t seen it again until this year, a gap of a half-century no less.  What particularly […]