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The Third Annual Meeting of the HL Mencken Club
Political Correctness: The Future of an Illusion
22-24 October, 2010
Friday, October 22:
7: 30 - 10 PM - Dinner
“How the Left Won the Cold War” - Paul Gottfried
“Men Versus The Man, 100 Years On” - John Derbyshire
10:00 PM - Hospitality Suite
Saturday, October 23:
9 – 10:20 AM
PC Around the World
“Canada: The Death of the West Up North” - Grant Havers
“Britain: The Rule of Cool Britannia” - Derek Turner
“South Africa: A Warning” - Ilana Mercer
“Eastern Europe Vs the Open Society” - Srdja Trifkovic
10: 30 - 11: 30 AM
“The Civil Rights Act: PC’s Holy Shrine” - Paul Gottfried
“Immigration and Human Nature” - Byron Roth
12:00 - 2:00 PM – Lunch
“ The Past is More Important: Traditionalism Today” - E. Christian Kopff
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Land of Illusions
“Bad Students / Not Bad Schools” - Robert Weissberg
“Can HBD Trump PC?” - Steve Sailer
"The Evolutionary Left" - Henry Harpending
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Traditionalism, Subversion, and Counterrevolution
“PC: The Cultural Antichrist” - James Kalb
“Christophobia and its Discontents” - Tom Piatak
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Plenary Session -- Q&A
6:30 - 9:30 – Reception/Dinner:
Reading from the Mencken Chrestomathy - John Derbyshire
“Neo-Socialism, or How the Government Can Elect a New People” - Peter Brimelow
10:00 - Hospitality Suite
Late-Night Session -- “When Will They Wake Up” - Richard Spencer, Craig Bodeker, Keith Preston
Paul Gottfried, author of eight books including, After Liberalism: Mass Democracy and the Managerial State (Princeton, 1999); and Multiculturaism and the Politics of Guilt: Towards a Secular Theocracy (2002)
John Derbyshire, mathematician and cultural commentator will discuss his new book of the same title. He is the author of several other books including Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics (2003).
Grant Havers, Professor of Philosophy at Trinity Western University. Author of Lincoln and the Politics of Christian Love (2009).
Derek Turner, editor of the UK-basedQuarterly Review. His articles have appeared in the Times, Sunday Telegraph, Literary Review, Chronicles, This England and many other journals, and have been translated into 12 language
Ilana Mercer, regular contributorWorldNetDaily.com and VDARE.COM and is a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, an independent think tank. Her online home is IlanaMercer.com.
Srdja Trifkovic, historian and foreign affairs analyst, is the author of seven books -- including a best-seller, "The Sword of the Prophet" -- and former foreign affairs editor of Chronicles(1998-2009). He is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media outlets in Europe and all over the English-speaking world.
Byron Roth, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Dowling College and is author, most recently, of The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature. His work has appeared in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Public Interest, Academic Questions, andEncounter. His books include, Decision Making: Its Logic and Practice, co-authored with John D. Mullen and Prescription for Failure: Race Relations in the Age of Social Science.
E. Christian Kopff, author of The Devil Knows Latin: Why Americans Need the Classical Tradition (ISI Books, 1999); Director, the Center for Western Civilization at the University of Colorad
Robert Weissberg, author of Pernicious Tolerance and other books; Professor of Political Science, New York University; Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois
Steve Sailer, journalist for The American Conservative, VDARE.com and Taki's Magazine, author of America's Half-Blood Prince: Barack Obama's "Story of Race and Inheritance" and founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute, which runs the invitation-only Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.
Henry Harpending, distinguished professor of anthropology and Thomas Chair at the University of Utah, and co-author of the book The 10,000 Year Explosion (2009).
James Kalb, lawyer (J.D., Yale Law School) and author, The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and Overcoming Administered Freedom, Inquisatorial Tolerance, and Equality by Command (2008)
Tom Piatak, a contributing editor for Chronicles magazine and TakiMag.com and a regular contributor to Vdare.com.
Peter Brimelow, financial journalist, founder of Vdare.com, author of several books including Alien Nation: Common Sense about America's Immigraion Disaster (1995)
Richard Spencer, former assistant editor at The American Conservative and executive editor at Taki's Magazine (takimag.com), he is the founder and co-editor of AlternativeRight.com
Craig Bodeker, filmmaker, director of A Conversation About Race
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."