July 24, 2011
Sam Francis and 'White Nationalism'
An article appearing on Americanthinker.com referring to the late controversial conservative author and syndicated columnist Samuel Francis misconstrued his views. In "Identity Politics: The Denial of American Exceptionalism," Dean Malik suggested that Francis was the "spiritual and intellectual father" of contemporary white nationalism, an outlook that Malik believes misunderstands the nature of America's cultural beginnings by restricting America's identity to only a racial component. He said, "Francis dismisses the notion that America is defined by ideas and traditions independent of race," and disapprovingly quoted Francis as having written that a nation is "defined primarily by a common blood." Malik is wrong about Francis on every count. Francis was not a white nationalist. Defining white nationalism is itself problematic, since there really is no particular political party or existing political movement with a statement of principles that explains just...(Read Full Article)