A Reader Has A Correction For Michael Brendan Dougherty
January 22, 2016, 09:13 PM
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Re: James Kirkpatrick's article Donald Trump, Sam Francis And The Emergence Of The Alternative (“Dissident”) Right

From: A Keen-Eyed Reader [Email him]

There was a small error in Pat Buchanan's latest article: Is the Spectre of Trump (And Sam Francis) Haunting Davos?

The error is actually Michael Brendan Dougherty's (in his recent The Week article How an obscure adviser to Pat Buchanan predicted the wild Trump campaign in 1996) but I think hardly anyone has bothered to read the original article to notice.

Dougherty linked, and Buchanan repeated, that the following quote came from Sam Francis's article " From Household to Nation, " from the March, 1996 edition of Chronicles magazine:

“[S]ooner or later, as the globalist elites seek to drag the country into conflicts and global commitments, preside over the economic pastoralization of the United States, manage the delegitimization of our own culture, and the dispossession of our people, and disregard or diminish our national interest and national sovereignty, a nationalist reaction is almost inevitable and will probably assume populist form when it arrives. The sooner it comes, the better.”
In fact, it was from Francis’s monthly "Principalities & Powers" column, in December 1991.

James Fulford writes: I think this is worth knowing, and I’m annoyed that I didn’t catch it myself, since adding links to sources is a major part of my job here. A later quote in the Dougherty Week article actually is from the 1996 column. For more on VDARE.com, Dougherty and fact-checking, see Michael Brendan Dougherty Thinks We're Either “Race-Obsessed” Or “Racist”—Actually, Unlike Him, We're Fact Obsessed and Michael Brendan Dougherty Writes With A Minor Point—An Extremely Minor Point, We'd Say.