THE TENTH ANNUAL H.L. MENCKEN CLUB CONFERENCE

tHE FUTURE OF THE RIGHT: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017

 

Friday, November 3rd

5:00-7:00 PM - Registration and Reception

7:00-10:00 PM - Banquet

Moderator - James Kalb

Presidential Address: Who Might Succeed the Conservative Establishment? Contenders: The Altright and the Populist Right - Paul Gottfried

Guest Speaker: Liberty and the Deep State- Tom Woods

Saturday, November 4th

9:00-10:30 AM- Panel: The Significance of the Trump Presidency after Almost a Year

Peter Brimelow: The Festering Immigration Problem
Joseph Cotto: Trump and the Constitution
David Gordon: Does Trump Have a Foreign Policy?

10:45 AM-12:15 PM- Panel: The Alternative Right

John Derbyshire: The Altright Perspective
Keith Preston: The Altright Among Other Rights
Paul Gottfried: The Altright and Its Weaknesses

12:30-2:00 PM- Lunch:  Carl Horowitz: Why Have Corporations Become Bulwarks of the Cultural Marxist Left

2:30-4:30 PM- Panel: The Future of the Grievance Culture

Michael Hart: Partition As A Way Out
Robert Weissberg: The Future of the Academic Jungle
Robert Paquette: Fighting Political Correctness on the Frontlines

6:00 PM- Reception and Banquet
Guest Speaker:
 The Media and The Right- Richard Pollock

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

 

Peter Brimelow is a British-born financial journalist, founder of Vdare.com, and the author of several books including Alien Nation: Common Sense about America's Immigration Disaster (1995), which was the most widely read and most widely reviewed study of the immigration crisis in the US ever published. His examination of ethnic cleavages in Canada and their use as a political football, The Patriot Game (1986), may be nearly as famous as his work on American immigration.

Joseph Ford Cotto, is editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Review of Books, as well as the host of its weekly current events program, SFRB on Sunday. Beforehand, he covered current events and style for The Washington Times's Communities section, where he interviewed personalities ranging from Fmr. Ambassador John Bolton to Dionne Warwick. Cotto was also a writer for Blogcritics Magazine and Yahoo's contributor network, among other publicationsWhile Cotto holds a Bachelor of Science degree, for which he studied the American jurisprudence and health-care systems, journalism and literature have long been what animate him.

John Derbyshire is a British-born American journalist, mathematician and longtime columnist for National Review. His multitude of publications range over such varied subjects as theoretical mathematics, socio-biology and current politics. He has produced numerous columns, all of them quite provocative, for Vdare.com, NRO and Takimag.com. 

Paul Gottfried is the author of twelve books including, “Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America” (2012), “Fascism: Career of a Concept” (2015), “Revisions and Dissents” (2017), and of countless scholarly articles in European intellectual history and in modern political ideologies. He has proudly remained over more than forty years an unmentionable thorn in the side of the political establishment.

David Gordon is a philosopher, historian, and Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He earned his PhD from UCLA, and is the author of several books including “Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploration, Freedom, and Justice”, “Critics of Marx”, “The Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics”,  “An Introduction To Economic Reasoning”, and is the editor of “The Mises Review."

Michael Hart is an American astrophysicist with a PhD from Princeton and a law degree from New York Law School.  He is the author of many books, most notably “The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History” (1978), a work which has sold over 500,000 copies and is available in 15 languages. . Professor Hart’s essay “An Explanation for the Absence of Extraterrestials on Earth” was published in the Quarterly Journal of The Royal Astronomical Society in 1975 and received considerable attention. His latest project is an examination of partition in the United States.

Carl Horowitz is the Director of Organized Labor Accountability Project of the National Legal and Policy Center and has written for The Heritage Foundation, Investors’ Business Daily, FrontPage Magazine and the Townhall website. His explosive biography Sharpton: A Demagogue’s Rise (2014) is a yet undiscovered political classic.

Jim Kalb is an attorney (J.D., Yale Law School) and author, The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and Overcoming Administered Freedom, Inquisitorial 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. Jim writes regularly for websites and is a frequent contributor to Chronicles. 

Robert Paquette received his PhD from the University of Rochester. In 2008 he cofounded the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization in Clinton, N.Y.. As a scholar he has written widely on the slave trade in the Western hemisphere, and his books and essays reflect the continued influence of his mentors Eugene and Elizabeth Genovese. He is currently a professor of history at Hamilton College.

Richard Pollock has served as the senior investigative reporter at the Daily Caller News Foundation, the nonprofit reporting arm of the Daily Caller, a national news  organization based in Washington, D.C., for the past three years.  Prior to joining the DCNF, he was the founding investigative reporter with the Washington Examiner. Pollock's earlier career took him into broadcast television. He was an Emmy award-winning producer for ABCs "Good Morning America," a position he held for nearly a decade. During his tenure at GMA, the show moved from second to first place in the highly contested morning show slot. During that time he served both as the White House and Pentagon produce for GMA.  He covered Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton and covered  military conflicts in the Middle East and Central America. He also served as the senior producer for Fox News Sunday, catapulting the show to first place in Washington, DC within a year of his arrival at the show. Pollock also served as the Washington Bureau Chief of PJTV, an internet television news outlet. He lives in Washington.

Keith Preston is 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." His dissections of power structures in modern liberal democracies continues traditions of thought going back to both leftist and rightist social critics of the past.

Robert Weissberg, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Illinois. He is the author of Pernicious Tolerance and many other books including Bad Students, not Bad Schools (2012). He has published profoundly sarcastic commentaries dealing with PC on among other websites Unz Review, Takimag, Vdare.com and NRO. Bob never ceases to offend those who deserve to be offended.

Tom Woods holds a baccalaureate from Harvard and a PhD from Columbia University. He is a libertarian scholar and a proponent of the Austrian School of Economics. He hosts two libertarian podcasts, The Tom Woods Show and Contra Krugman. Woods is a N.Y. Times Best Selling Author and has published twelve books including “The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History”, “Meltdown”, and “Who Killed the Constitution?”.