The Sixth Annual H.L. Mencken Club Conference

Decadence

November 1-3, 2013

 

Friday, November 1

5:00-7:00 PM - Registration

7:00-10:00 PM - Banquet  

Introduction - Richard Spencer

Presidential AddressPaul Gottfried

Life on the Traditionalist FringeTito Perdue

 

Saturday, November 2nd

9:00-10:15 AM - Panel 1: Decadence and the Family 

Moderator: Paul Gottfried

Dysgenics and Genetic DeclineByron Roth 

The War on Masculinity and the Traditional FamilySteven Baskerville

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM - Panel 2: Social Decadence

Moderator: Keith Preston 

The "Inclusion" Obsession - James Kalb 

In Defense of DecadenceRichard Spencer 

An Introduction to DecadenceThomas Bertonneau

12:30-2:00 PM - Lunch 

 The Normalization of PerversitySpecial Guest

2:30-4:00 PM - Panel 3: Political Decadence 

Moderator: Robert Weissberg 

Decadence and DemocracyMichael Hart  

The End of CitizenshipCarl Horowitz

Politics and IntelligenceJohn Derbyshire

7:00-10:00 PM - Banquet: Thrown off the Bus 

William Regnery, John Derbyshire, Paul Gottfried, Robert Weissberg, James Kalb

 

Sunday, November 3rd

9:00-11:00 AM - Breakfast for H.L. Mencken Club Members Only  

 

 

Speaker Biographies

 

Stephen Baskerville is Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, the Independent Institute, and the Inter-American Institute.  He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has taught political science and international affairs at Howard University, Palacky University in the Czech Republic, and most recently as a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Russian National University for the Humanities. More recently, he has turned his full attention to the politics of the family in global perspective, and his most recenty book is Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007)

Steven Baskerville

Steven Baskerville

Thomas Bertonneau

Thomas Bertonneau

Thomas Bertonneau, visiting Professor of English at the State University of New York College, Oswego, New York.  He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. He has contributed to numerous journals and websites including Alternative Right, and is co-author of The Truth Is Out There: Christian Faith and the Classics of TV Science Fiction.

John Derbyshire is a mathematician and cultural commentator. He is the author of several other books including Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics (2003). He writes for VDare.com and TakiMag.com. 

John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire

Paul Gottfried

Paul Gottfried

Paul Gottfried is the President and Co-founder of the H.L. Mencken Club, and the author of nine books including Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America (2012)

Michael Hart is the author of three books on history, various scientific papers, and controversial articles on various other subjects. His best known book is The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History. His most recent book is The Newon Awards: A History of Genius in Science and Technology , published this year by Washington Summit Publishers.

Michael Hart

Michael Hart

Carl Horowitz

Carl Horowitz

Carl F. Horowitz is affiliated with the National Legal and Policy Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in public life. He holds a Ph.D. in urban planning, and specializes in labor, immigration and housing policy issues. Previously, he had been Washington correspondent with Investor's Business Daily, housing and urban affairs policy analyst with The Heritage Foundation, and assistant professor of urban and regional planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Jim Kalb is a lawyer (J.D., Yale Law School) and author, The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and Overcoming Administered Freedom, Inquisatorial Tolerance, and Equality by Command (2008). His latest book is Against Inclusiveness: How the Diversity Regime Is Flattening America and the West and What to Do about It .

James Kalb

James Kalb

Tito Perdue 

Tito Perdue 

Tito Perdue is the author of several works of fiction. He has been dubbed "one of the most important contemporary Southern writers" by the New York Press, and his iconic character Lee Pefley has been called "a reactionary snob" by Publisher's Weekly.

Keith Preston is the 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."

Keith Preston

Keith Preston

William Regnery is the founder of the Charles Martel society, publisher of The Occidental Quarterly and a past chairman of the National Policy Institute, which he co-founded with Sam Francis.

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Byron Roth is 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, and Encounter. 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.

Richard Spencer is a former assistant editor at The American Conservative and Executive Editor at Taki's Magazine (takimag.com); he was the founder and Editor of AlternativeRight.com (2010-2012). Currently, he is President and Director of the National Policy Institute and Washington Summit Publishing and Editor of Radix Journal.

Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer

Robert Weissberg

Robert Weissberg

Robert Weissberg is author of Pernicious Tolerance  and other books including Bad Students, not Bad Schools (2012). He is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Illinois