Thursday, February 17, 2005

Samuel Francis RIP

I was saddened to hear that Dr. Samuel Francis died this past Tuesday at the much-too-young age of 57. I first became familiar with Dr. Francis in 1991 through The Rothbard-Rockwell Report and then Chronicles magazine, where he served as a columnist and political editor. Soon after, I had the pleasure of meeting him and hearing him speak at several gatherings of the John Randolph Club in Arlington, Virginia, and San Mateo, California.

Francis was a major voice in the Paleo-Right movement and espoused a consistent philosophy of genuine conservatism (as opposed to hawkish neoconservatism, with which he warred for many years). His critiques of the managerial state were always thoughtful, often brilliant.

You can find one online archive of his work right here.


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