Wayne Allensworth

Wayne Allensworth is a corresponding editor of Chronicles magazine. He is the author of The Russian Question: Nationalism, Modernization, and Post-Communist Russia, and a novel Field of Blood. He writes at American Remnant

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  • Singing Our Song
    February 2016

    Singing Our Song

    In the summer of 2014, a “surge” was on at the southern border, particularly in my home state of Texas, stimulated by the Obama administration’s signals that it was planning a mass amnesty and had no intention of enforcing immigration laws.

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  • December 3, 2015

    “Gunfire erupted”: Merry Christmas from the Religion of Peace

    As in a number of cases involving minority criminals, mass media initially appeared reluctant to identify the shooters in the San Bernadino shootings that left fourteen people dead, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik.

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  • November 23, 2015

    Strangers in a Strange Land

    A Reuters poll tells us something important about America’s state of mind regarding the white working class.

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  • November 19, 2015

    The Wall Street Journal States the Obvious on Working Class Whites

    The Wall Street Journal states the obvious when they note that 55% of Donald Trump's supporters are working class whites.

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  • November 9, 2015

    Nothing to See Here, Move Along

    "Research has showed that the mortality rate for whites between the ages of 45 and 54 with a high school education or less rose dramatically between 1999 and 2013, after falling even more sharply for two decades before that."

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  • Disconnected: Our Virtual Unreality
    December 2015

    Disconnected: Our Virtual Unreality

    Disconnecting from a connected world places one on the fringes of postmodern life, like people who still read serious hard-copy books with pleasure, or recite poetry, or who wander aimlessly on bright days.

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  • November 4, 2015

    White Privilege in Action

    "Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling."

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  • Playing the Trump Card
    November 2015

    Playing the Trump Card

    Trump is doing a job other Republican presidential candidates won’t do: connecting the dots between the interrelated issues of mass immigration, trade (and America’s deindustrialization), and foreign policy.

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  • Manual Control
    June 2015

    Manual Control

    Russian political analyst Vladimir Pastukhov once wrote that state power, or vlast, and not law “holds a sacred status in Russia.” Russians, according to Pastukhov, experience state power as a “mystical entity,” a “life giving substance,” a “deity” in its own right, from whom, in times of trouble, the narod (the people) expects answers.

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  • A Long Time Gone
    June 2015

    A Long Time Gone

    Two young people, one a 16-year-old schoolgirl, the other a 21-year-old carpenter, married in my mother’s home church in Houston’s West End on Valentine’s Day, 1953. The neighborhood was filled with wooden houses resting on cinder blocks, my great-grandparents’ house standing on Malone Street, just north of Washington Avenue.

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  • An American Tragedy
    April 2015

    An American Tragedy

    The story of “America’s deadliest sniper,” Texas-born and -bred Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (credited with more than 160 “confirmed” kills), himself shot down in 2013 by a disturbed war veteran he was trying to help, has become a social litmus test, part of the identity-driven politics of a polarized, fragmenting country.

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  • Obama’s Manufactured Border Crisis
    October 2014

    Obama’s Manufactured Border Crisis

    This summer’s border crisis—the near total collapse of any controls or security at our southern border, especially in South Texas—was manufactured by the Obama administration as a means of forcing through a mass amnesty, either via Congress or by executive fiat.

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  • Silver or Lead: The Reverse Assimilation of the Southwest
    August 2014

    Silver or Lead: The Reverse Assimilation of the Southwest

    Texas attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbot committed what is commonly called a political gaffe earlier this year when he said that Mass immigration from Mexico means the importation of Mexican corruption and the steady erosion of law and social trust that too many Americans take for granted.

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  • The Con Man
    January 2014

    The Con Man

    Fifty years ago, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold completed the most successful transformation of David Cornwell’s shape-shifting life.

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  • The Brothers Tsarnaev: Assimilating Terrorists
    November 2013

    The Brothers Tsarnaev: Assimilating Terrorists

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow is no longer calling herself “Karima Tsarnaeva.” She is Katherine Russell again. Karima/Katherine is reportedly drifting away from the way of life she accepted when she converted to Islam and married the Boston Bomber.

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  • Welcoming Terrorists, Locking Down Citizens

    Terrorist bombings that killed 3 and wounded and maimed over 260 at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 prompted the militarized “lockdown” of an American city for days, as police in full combat gear took part in a massive manhunt that may have given us a glimpse of our future.

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  • Giving Up, Giving In
    April 2013

    Giving Up, Giving In

    “But what if Juárez is not a failure? What if it is closer to the future that beckons all of us from our safe streets and Internet cocoons?” —Charles Bowden, Murder City

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  • January 2013

    It Will Be Sudden, It May Be Soon

    The Roswell Alien Museum and Research Center is on Main Street, an avenue dotted with trinket shops and ads featuring a big-eyed “alien” hawking hamburgers, gasoline, and the wares of various convenience stores.

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  • August 2012

    Ray Bradbury, R.I.P.

    On June 5, we lost not only one of our finest writers but a true American storyteller and one of the last of the book people. For Ray Bradbury, who passed away at the age of 91, was, like the remnant that Montag joins at the end of Fahrenheit 451, a book person, a walking book who retained and recited the story of an older America that can be carried on in memory only by those who emulate the master.

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  • More Human and More Tragic
    May 2012

    More Human and More Tragic

    My astonished friend, a perplexed look on his face, asked me how I knew he was from Texas. It wasn’t terribly complicated—not at all. First, he was wearing Wrangler jeans and Justin Ropers. The way he shaped the bill of his cap helped, too.

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