In two weeks, the H.L. Mencken Club will be holding its second annual conference in Baltimore. The most influential paleos will be there: Pat Buchanan, John Derbyshire, Steve Sailer, Paul Gottfried, Jim Kalb, Thomas Woods, etc. In particular, I noticed a panel will be holding an exchange on the “post-conservative right,” which is a subject of considerable interest to White Nationalists.
I was searching through YouTube when I stumbled upon some videos from last year’s conference. I’m not sure if any of you have seen these, but I watched all of them late last night. Here is the presentation Paul Gottfried gave on “The Post-Paleo Movement” which he wrote about several times last year:
I’m not a paleoconservative or paleolibertarian by a long shot, but I admire certain aspects of both movements. It must be admitted that the paleo movement has reached a much higher level of maturity than White Nationalism. They are holding regular conferences like those put on by the H.L. Mencken Club. They have popular webzines in Takimag and VDARE. The paleos have a venerable intellectual journal, Chronicles, in which to discuss their ideas. They have The American Conservative which is on sale in every chain bookstore. Most importantly, the paleos have a tentacle, Pat Buchanan, that reaches far into the mainstream.
These people are carrying most of our water. If our side ever hopes to gain credibility and respect, we have to start building our own institutions. The closest thing we have at the moment is American Renaissance and The Occidental Quarterly. Jared Taylor has plenty of critics on the far right, but he has done more than any other racialist of the past twenty years to rehabilitate our public image. It is relatively easy to denounce the race realists and paleos for their shortcomings. It is much harder to create viable White Nationalist alternatives.