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Essential Writings on Race

Essential Writings on Race

by Samuel Francis, Jared Taylor

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Samuel Francis was the most incisive thinker of our time on the politics of race. Here, in one volume, are his most thoughtful essays on this crucial subject. Lovingly edited and introduced by Jared Taylor, Essential Writings on Race is one of the central texts of American race-realist thought.

Praise for Essential Writings on Race:

Samuel Francis died in February 2005, but the essays in this collection are very much alive. They address the most important issues facing the people of the West, here in the United States as well as in Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, indeed wherever Western Man and the civilization he has created are found. Dr. Francis not only identified the root causes of our malaise, but he outlined practical steps to preserve, protect, and help revitalize our civilization. This book is a survival guide for men and women of the West.

— Wayne Lutton, co-author, The Immigration Time Bomb

Reading these essays by Sam, I am made aware for the hundredth time of how much we have lost by his untimely passing. What emerges from these discussions of race is nothing vulgar or demagogic but a mental seriousness that is almost entirely absent from today's political journalism. Sam not only broaches what in a cowardly, mendacious society one is taught to avoid but he addresses his task with brilliance and even a certain delicacy. His efforts to make us think continue to enlighten those noble few who will listen.

— Paul Gottfried, Professor of Humanities, Elizabethtown College

The poet Robert Burns coined the expression "gentleman and scholar:" Sam Francis was also a journalist. Nothing engaged his analytical and expository talents more than the science and politics of race. No subject was more vital in his lifetime, nor more taboo. This book is a well-organized and illuminatingly-annotated selection of Francis' thinking on race. It is valuable today; it may well prove seminal in the future.

— Peter Brimelow, Editor, VDARE


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940163007073
Publisher: New Century Books
Publication date: 04/08/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 989,391
File size: 709 KB

About the Author

Samuel Todd Francis, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on April 29, 1947, received a Ph.D. in modern history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a stint as a policy analyst specializing in foreign affairs and internal security issues at the Heritage Foundation, he was legislative assistant for National Security Affairs to Senator John East (R-N.C.)

Francis served as deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Times from 1987 to 1991, and was a Times columnist until 1995. He received the Distinguished Writing Award for Editorial Writing from the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1989 and again in 1990. Mary Lou Forbes, Washington Times commentary editor, remembers him “as a scholarly, challenging, and sometimes pungent writer who distinguished his craft with a remarkable appreciation of history and literature. . . His witty and sage observations of the passing scene brightened the atmosphere where he labored.”

Francis became a nationally syndicated columnist in 1995 and wrote articles and reviews for a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, National Review, The New American, American Renaissance, and the London Spectator. He was editor of Citizens Informer (the national publication of the Council of Conservative Citizens), associate editor of The Occidental Quarterly, and a contributing editor to Chronicles magazine; he also served as a member of the editorial advisory board of Modern Age. His books include Power and History: The Political Thought of James Burnham and Beautiful Losers: Essays on the Failure of American Conservatism.

While the Southern Poverty Law Center sneered, “Sam Francis has been referred to as the ‘philosopher king’ of the radical right — a title that seems well justified by his influence over the general direction of right-wing extremism,” those who knew him best remember him as an impressive intellectual, an incisive commentator, and an imaginative political strategist. The Washington Post noted that Francis was “an outspoken voice of American conservatism,” and that “he wasn’t just conservative, but proudly ‘paleo-conservative’ — certainly not neo-conservative.”

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