In the 1952 American presidential election, Republican Dwight Eisenhower ran against Democrat Adlai Stevenson. Eisenhower was a five-star general in the army and Stevenson was the governor of Illinois. I’m so old I was in grade school back then and my teacher Miss Kelly, who was big for Stevenson—as I think about it, this may […]
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The following is adapted from a book I wrote based on interviews with the late white activist William Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds. “Someone else you might want to include in this [book] project,” Pierce called out to me as I was leaving his office at the end of one of our […]
On August 10th, 2018, Richard Russell, 29-years-old and married, a baggage handler at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, who had no training as a pilot, and who as far as anyone knows had never flown a plane before, took an empty 75-seater twin-turboprop Bombardier Q400 plane and flew it for about an hour over Puget Sound, executing […]
Back in 2008, I wrote an essay/review—I called it a review at the time, but it was as much an essay as a review—of the book Gay Artists in Modern American Culture: An Imagined Conspiracy by Michael S. Sherry (The University of North Carolina Press, 2007). The book was informative and personally helpful. It got […]
The only real tragedy in life is being used by personally minded men for purposes you recognize to be base. All civilization is founded on [man’s] cowardice, on his abject tameness, which he calls his respectability. Men will never really overcome fear until they imagine they are fighting to further a universal purpose—fighting for an […]
A couple of weeks ago, I went to a performance of a touring New York-based modern dance company. I had been looking forward to going. I was in a dance company decades ago, but I’ve lost touch with dance over the years, and the prospect of this reconnection with something that at one time was […]
There are lessons to be learned from the game of baseball. A big one is around race. In this area, baseball operates on the principles of equal opportunity and merit. Everybody, no matter their race, gets an equal chance to play, let’s say, shortstop for the Yankees, and the person who can play shortstop the […]