Three parts in this section, and I'll add entries as time goes on
If you want to get my view of American life and our individual lives, you could read the books in the order I have listed them here, beginning with Sports in the Lives of Children and Adolescence. Add to that the short writings since the publication of my last book, Living White--they are listed in the "Recent Short Writings" section below--and then the material in the "Thoughts" section of this site. If you only have the time or interest to read just one book, I suggest The Fame of a Dead Man's Deeds. If you want the latest and/or a sense of who I am, read the thoughts in the order they are listed in the Thoughts section of this site, beginning with "On Foucault"--and you can read them in any order, they are self-contained.
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Recent Short Writings
• Robert S. Griffin, The White Racial Movement and Gays, 12 pp., 2018.
2008, I wrote an essay/review for this site--I called it
a review at the time, but it was as much an essay as a
review--of the book
• Robert S. Griffin, William Pierce and a Play by George Bernard Shaw, 9 pp., 2018.
In the early part of this century, I published a portrait, as I called it, of the white activist William Pierce, who died shortly thereafter, called The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds. I called the book a portrait rather than a biography because it was basically my sense of Pearce after spending a month living in close contact with him on his remote compound in West Virginia. One of Pierce’s prime traits, he took ideas very seriously and lived in accordance with the ones that gave him direction in his life’s project of living an honorable and meaningful existence in the time he had allotted to him on earth (it turned out to be 68 years). One major source of perspective and guidance for Pierce was a stage play, Man and Superman, by George Bernard Shaw. The following is an excerpt from the Fame book about that play’s impact on him. Read the complete article here.
• Robert S. Griffin, Where’s Nordic-Boy? A Game for Our Time, 8 pp., 2018.
During intermission of a modern dance performance I
attended, I looked through the program handed out to
everyone in attendance that
• Robert S. Griffin, Learning from Baseball, 3 pp., 2018.
There are lessons to be
learned from the game of baseball. Read the article
In November of 2016, I wrote a couple of related articles I thought were good, but nobody else did, so I set them aside. In March
of 2018, I felt drawn to revisit them. Read the article here.
• Robert S. Griffin, Who Was Revilo Oliver? 13 pp, 2018.
If a thorough history of the white racial movement is
ever written, Revilo Oliver (1908–1994), a classics
professor at the University of
• Robert S. Griffin, William Pierce and Cosmotheism, 12 pp., 2018.
During the early 1970s, the late white activist Dr. William Pierce formulated a religious orientation he called Cosmotheism to provide
the spiritual basis for the direction he was taking in his racial work. Read the article here.
• Robert S. Griffin, Who Was George Lincoln Rockwell? 9pp., 2018.
For those unfamiliar with George Lincoln Rockwell (1918-1967), perhaps this writing, drawn from my book on the late William
Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds, will provide a sense of him. Read the profile here.
• Robert S. Griffin, What Hitler Believed, 12 pp., 2018.
All my life, it’s been Hitler this and Hitler that. For me, it
was like the Norm Macdonald joke, the more I heard
about the guy, the more
• Robert S. Griffin, The Tale of John Kasper (2017), 17 pages, 2017.
In 2007, I wrote the article on the white activist John
Kasper (1929-1998). The Kasper writing came to mind this
past week (early December
• Robert S. Griffin, "Moneybull": An Inquiry Into Media Manipulation (short version), 12 pp., 2017. This is an abridged and slightly revised version of a
2012 writing on this site. It’s about the 2011 film “Moneyball," a fine piece of entertainment, but I question its messages. Read the
revised article here.
Almost exclusively, white
racial discourse has focused on public concerns: white
identity and culture, historical and current realities,
Around the turn of the century, I wrote a book about
white advocate William Pierce. One of the
things that stuck with me about that experience is
· Robert S. Griffin, He Doth
Review of Making
Sense of The Alt-Right by George Hawley (Columbia
University Press, 2017) 218 pp. ,
With any book, it helps to take into account who wrote it and who published it. Read the complete review here.
· Robert S. Griffin, Feelings and Thoughts on Charlottesville, 3 pp., 2017.
Like everyone—in the world, really—I was riveted by the
events in Charlottesville, Virginia in mid-August of
racial activists had gathered in that city
· Robert S. Griffin, Serena, Ingrid, and the Story of My Time, 2 pp., 2017.
The August, 2017 issue of Vanity Fair magazine has the naked and very pregnant tennis star Serena Williams on the cover. When I saw it, a thought flashed
to my mind: “Ingrid Bergman wasn’t naked on the cover of Life in Dad’s shop.” Read the full commentary here.
• Robert S. Griffin, The Downsides of Being a Teacher for Me (And Maybe for You), 21pp., 2017.
In recent days, I read a couple of good books on
got me thinking about the effects a career in teaching
had on me. Read
This is a commentary drawn
from a section in the two articles immediately below on
this site—“The Alt Right and Tyler Durden’s Advice”
“Seize the Center.” It examines the black
civil rights movement in the 1950s and ‘60s, the modern
feminist movement, and the gay rights
movement, all three of them successful, to see what
might be learned from them. It was posted
in March, 2017 in the webzine American
· Robert S. Griffin, Football Players Making a Better World, commentary, 3 pp,, 2016.
On December 17th, 2016, the University of Minnesota
football players called off their threatened boycott and
will play in the Holiday Bowl game
• Robert S.
Griffin, Seize the Center: A Critique of the Alt Right,
Including Tyler Durden’s Advice, 17pp., 2016.
• Robert S. Griffin, The Alt Right and Tyler Durden’s Advice, 21 pp., 2016.
In November of 2016, I received a notice for a conference:
CELEBRATE THE ALT RIGHT!
The past 12 month might be remembered as the year
of Donald Trump . . . the year of the Red Pill . . . and
the year of the
This article offers thoughts keying of the conference notice. Read the article here.
• Robert S. Griffin, From a Chat to Metapolitics: A Journey in Thought, 18 pp., 2016.
Four current or retired faculty members at the
University of Vermont were chatting with a new dean who
had recently arrived in
• Robert S. Griffin, Blacks As Emotional Abusers of Whites: The Exploration of a Possibility, 13 pp., 2016.
I’m picking up a basic difference in black-white
relations in America these days compared to past times,
and this writing is an attempt
• Robert S. Griffin, The Real Ernest Heminway? 16 pp., 2016.
it important. Read the complete article here.
• Robert S. Griffin, The Orlando Shootings: Talk, Reality, and The New York Times, article, 19 pp., 2016.
In Orlando, Florida in the early morning hours of June
12, 2016, 50 people were killed and 53 others injured in
Pulse, a gay nightclub,
• Robert S. Griffin, Creating a White Future, article, 11 pp., 2016.
For its fourth anniversary issue in the fall of
2016, Le Harfang, a French Canadian white nationalist
publication, invited foreign
• Robert S. Griffin, How We Can Be Had: An Inquiry into the Ploys of People Who Sell Us Something (Or At Least It Began As That), 25 pp., 2016.
The focus in this writing is on how somehow like me, and
I presume you, can be taken for a ride, or the title of
this thought, how we can be had. While the
S. Griffin, What Schools Could Learn from Skateboarding,
article, 15 pp., 2015.
One of my students in a university course I instructed last semester brought his skateboard with him to classes. He carried it under his arm as he came in the door and
it sat prominently on the floor in front of his desk during the class hour. Read the full article here.
• Robert S. Griffin, A Needed Paradigm Shift in Education (Short Version), essay, 32 pp., 2015.
This writing is an excerpt from a long article I
authored back in 2010. If
you want to read the piece in its entirety—and candidly,
I feel very good about its
• Robert S. Griffin, Epistemology Matters: Reflections Prompted by a Death in Missouri, 12 pp., 2014.
At this writing, it has been four days since a highly anticipated and nationally televised November 24th, 2014 press
conference conducted by St. Louis County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in which he announced that a
grand jury had chosen not to indict white Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the August 9th, 2014 death
of an eighteen-year-old local black resident, Michael Brown. What particularly struck me in the hours and days that followed
the immediate release to the public of the evidence and testimony the grand jury reviewed in the process of coming to its
decision, much of it supportive of Officer Wilson's side of the story, was that it didn't appear to have been taken into account
by those who, from the beginning days of the case three months earlier, were convinced that this was a racially motivated
murder of a black youth attempting to surrender to a police officer and thus an outrage. This intrigued me and I wanted to
make sense of it. This writing is a report of the direction my thinking went in this regard over the next couple days. Read the
complete article here.
• Robert S. Griffin, Poking into the Manosphere, 13 pp., 2014.