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Thu Sep 1, 2016, 11:58 AM

Alex Haley interviews George Lincoln Rockwell [View all]

While this is certainly not "recent," it is a good read, indeed, and as I was re-reading it last night it occurred to me that it has relevance to the 2016 elections. Not to mention that I reckon many who were born after 1966 have never been exposed to this great piece of journalism. If you can get through it (and I don't blame you if you can't: it is vile), it is hard to escape the conclusion that Rockwell was actually more intelligent and coherent than Donald Trump. Which is a frightening conclusion, indeed, given that Rockwell was considered a fringe nut and not a viable candidate for the office of President of the United States.

I cannot praise Mr Haley enough for having the capacity to sit through this session. Throughout, he steadfastly challenges Mr Rockwell on factual data and the logic of his arguments; moreover, his magazine (Playboy, not exactly considered a news magazine by any stretch of the imagination) fact-checks many of the interview subject's statements. This is what journalism used to look like, children. (Especial kudos to Mr Haley for not vomiting when Rockwell tells him "I like you;" I can only imagine how many baths Mr Haley took after this interview)

I'll reiterate the warning that many readers will find Mr Rockwell's sentiments, and the way he expresses them, deeply offensive.


-- Mal

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