IMPERIUM: THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY AND POLITICS by Francis Parker Yockey under the pen name of Ulick Varange. IMPERIUM begins with these words: “This book is different from other books.” But the first edition existed in only a few hundred copies, so few knew of it. But then WA Carto, with financial help from THE TRUTH SEEKER, then a free thought paper, arranged for a new edition to be published by Noontide Press. Said Carto in his introduction: “Now, for the first time, those soldiers who enlist in the Service of the West have a profound theory to inspire and guide them.”
While IMPERIUM eventually would sell 20,000 copies despite being boycotted by bookstores, it had little impact. For no sooner than it had been re-published, that Carto was forming the Liberty Lobby with the intent of hustling money from mainstream conservatives then beginning to gather around the Draft Goldwater Movement. Being a member of the Greenback Party, I wanted nothing to with a Republican Party that defended the Federal Reserve. Moreover, I agreed with the old National States Rights Party of JB Stoner that Goldwater was a Judas Goat. So I refused to buy a copy from Carto. I would not get to read IMPERIUM until 1967 when James Madole of the National Renaissance Party mailed me a copy while I was in Vietnam. I carried with me even into the field.
Had they been widely known, Yockey’s views would have had little impact even on the American Far Right in the 1950s. The Far Right had enlisted with their more respectable contemporaries in the Cold War. Their insular little minds believed the Soviet Union and International Communism to be part of the “International Jewish Conspiracy”. Never mind that the more sophisticated Far Right in Europe considered Stalin’s defeat of Trotsky in 1928 and subsequent mass purges in the 1930s as signaling the end of the “Jewish” internationalism of the early revolution and the victory of Stalin as the triumph of Russian nationalism.
Moreover, what could rightly be termed the Zombie Right, would flinch at any consideration of Yockey’s view of the Washington Regime being the MAIN enemy. Only in the 1960s, with the Federal government imposing a Second Reconstruction on the South, would even WN forces come around to the Yockeyist position.
The Movement still needs to theoretically re-arm itself. Francis Parker Yockey is the place to start.