THE NINTH ANNUAL H.L. MENCKEN CLUB CONFERENCE
THE RIGHT REVISITED
NOVEMBER 4-5, 2016
Friday, November 4th
5:00-7:00 PM – Registration and Reception
7:00-10:00 PM – Banquet
Moderator – James Kalb
Presidential Address: “Future of the Right” – Paul Gottfried
Saturday, November 5th
9:00-10:30 AM- Panel: Is There An Extreme Right?
Stanley Payne: “The Right and the Fascist Experience”
Keith Preston: “Anarcho-Fascism”
John Derbyshire: “The Alternative Right”
10:45 AM-12:15 PM- Panel: The Right and Its Enemies
Darren Beattie: “The Right and the Intelligentsia”
Peter Brimelow: “The Right and American Conservatism”
Ilana Mercer: “Libertarians and the Right”
12:30-2:00 PM- Lunch: Carl Horowitz will discuss “The Populist Right”
2:30-4:30 PM- Panel: Does the Right Have Historical Relevance?
Jack Kerwick : “The Right and Citizenship”
William S. Lind: “The Right and Foreign Policy”
James Kalb: “The Right and Social Issues”
6:00 PM- Reception and Banquet:
Debate: Should the Right Be Pro-Capitalist? Participants: John Derbyshire, Peter Brimelow, Bob Weissberg, Ilana Mercer
Darren J. Beattie recently earned his doctorate in political theory at Duke University. His undergraduate major at University of Chicago was in mathematics; and his thesis, most of which he completed in Germany, analyzes the structure and developmental logic of modernity from the standpoint of Heidegger and Kant’s theories of mathematics. He has taught courses on globalization and the left-right political paradigm at Humboldt Universität and FAU Erlangen
Peter Brimelow is a British-born financial journalist, founder of Vdare.com, and the author of several books including Alien Nation: Common Sense about America’s Immigration Disaster (1995), which was the most widely read and most widely reviewed study of the immigration crisis in the US ever published. His examination of ethnic cleavages in Canada and their use as a political football, The Patriot Game (1986), may be nearly as famous as his work on American immigration.
John Derbyshire is a British-born American journalist, mathematician and longtime columnist forNational Review. His multitude of publications range over such varied subjects as theoretical mathematics, socio-biology and current politics. He has produced numerous columns, all of them quite provocative, for Vdare.com, NRO and Takimag.com.
Paul Gottfried is the author of ten books including, Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America (2012) and Fascism: Career of a Concept (2015), and of countless scholarly articles in European intellectual history and in modern political ideologies. He has proudly remained over more than forty years an unmentionable thorn in the side of the political establishment.
Carl Horowitz is the Director of Organized Labor Accountability Project of the National Legal and Policy Center and has written for The Heritage Foundation, Investors’ Business Daily, FrontPage Magazine and the Townhall website. His explosive biography Sharpton: A Demagogue’s Rise (2014) is a yet undiscovered political classic.
Jim Kalb is an attorney (J.D., Yale Law School) and author, The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and Overcoming Administered Freedom, Inquisitorial Tolerance, and Equality by Command (2008). His latest book is Against Inclusiveness: How the Diversity Regime Is Flattening America and the West and What to Do About It. Jim writes regularly for websites and is a frequent contributor to Chronicles.
Jack Kerwick holds a doctorate in philosophy from Temple University. His areas of specialization are ethics and political philosophy. His work has appeared in both scholarly journals and popular publications and his columns for Vdare.com, Frontpage.com and townhall.com are invariably worth reading. He is currently a lecturer in philosophy at Rowan College at Burlington County College in Mount Laurel, NJ, where he resides with his wife and son.
William Lind is a self-identified paleoconservative thinker who writes a regular column on military affairs for The American Conservative. He has authored a number of thoughtful studies on military strategy and is among the earliest exponents of Fourth Generation Warfare theory. He is a fan of light rail travel, a subject on which he writes frequently, and a zealous Anglo-Catholic.
Ilana Mercer is a paleolibertarian journalist and thinker, who posts regularly on the Unz Review website. Among her books is The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for Americans from Post-Apartheid South Africa. She may be the most open to the Old Right of any theorist of the libertarian persuasion. Ilana speaks Hebrew remarkably well for someone who has spent most of her life outside Israel.
Stanley Payne is perhaps the world’s leading authority on European fascism and a widely esteemed historian of modern Spain. He is currently professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin, where he chaired the history department for many years. He has written admirably dispassionate works on such controversial subjects as Francisco Franco and the role of the Communist Party in the Spanish Civil War. His work on fascism has deeply influenced the president of this organization.
Keith Preston, chief editor of AttacktheSystem.com. He was awarded the 2008 Chris R. Tame Memorial Prize by the United Kingdom’s Libertarian Alliance for his essay,”Free Enterprise: The Antidote to Corporate Plutocracy.” His dissections of power structures in modern liberal democracies continues traditions of thought going back to both leftist and rightist social critics of the past.
Robert Weissberg, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Illinois. He is the author of Pernicious Tolerance and many other books including Bad Students, not Bad Schools (2012). He has published profoundly sarcastic commentaries dealing with PC on among other websites Unz Review, Takimag, Vdare.com and NRO. Bob never ceases to offend those who deserve to be offended.