"How does white nationalism differ from old style white supremacy?" That was the first, glacially impartial question in the symposium on "White Nationalism" that Frontpagemag.com`s Jamie Glazov just lured me into. Wiser heads would have refused (at least one did). In the event, I think the debate was dominated by American Renaissance`s Jared Taylor. I just contributed a few witty asides. I see someone in the enormous discussion thread has complained that "Peter Brimelow once had some useful things to say about immigration, but now he has discovered the `joys` of white nationalism." In fact, I`ve always resisted the argument, ably if less controversially advanced by Lou Calabro`s European-American group, that American whites should accept that they are just another interest group and organize explicitly. I think they`re Americans, dammit. Nations are ethno-cultural entities; neither exclusively ethnic nor exclusively cultural. Nevertheless, if mass non-traditional immigration continues, American politics will inevitably move in Taylor (and Calabro`s) direction. Congratulations to Glazov and David Horowitz for exploring these issues.
January 11, 2003