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Unsolicited manuscripts cannot bernreturned unless accompanied by a self-addressedrnstamped envelope.rnChroniclesrnVol.20, No, I January’1996rnPrinted in the United States of AmericarnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnOn Scots NationalismrnMichael Hill, in “Scots Nationalism, Yesterdayrnand Today” (November 1995),rnsays that few men of the caliber of ourrnforefathers are alive today and that “wernlack the spirit of resistance that movedrnour forebears to defend their ancient liberties.”rnIf the “we” referred to consists ofrnacademics, corporate executives, andrnconservatives, then I heartily agree withrnthe assessment. However, as a general,rndemoralizing indictment, it doesn’t obtain.rnGordon Kahl battled federal marshalsrnin the Dakotas, and Robert J. Matthewsrnmade his epic, last stand 11 years ago thisrnDecember on Whidbey Island, Washington.rnThe late Vicki Weaver is of thernsame mettle as the pioneer women whornheld the Plains Indians at bay. We dornnot lack for heroes. What is lacking is arnwillingness on the part of right-wingrnmen of wealth and station to assist thesernheroes. The Weavers found a championrnin attorney Gerry Spence. Due tornMatthews’ eccentric political affiliations,rnhis bones have been left as carrion forrntabloid caricature, though his memory isrnkindled by a small segment of lowerclass,rnyoung white Americans.rn—Michael A. Hoffman IIrnCoeur d’Alene, IDrnDr. Hill Replies:rnMr, Hoffman is correct in pointing outrnthe sacrifices made by the likes of VickirnWeaver, Gordon Kahl, and RobertrnMatthews against a federal Leviathanrnbent upon depriving us of our liberties.rnHe is also right when he says that, in general,rn”academics, corporate executives,rnand conservatives” lack “a willingness…rnto assist these heroes.” It was not my intentionrnto issue a “demoralizing indictment,”rnbut merely to point out that allrntoo few Americans of every station takernseriously the threats to their freedom.rnI had hoped to challenge those of positionrnand power who fancy themselvesrnconservatives and traditionalists to callrnforth the courage of our Scottish ancestorsrnin restoring the Old Republic. Undoubtedly,rnthere are tens of thousands ofrnhardworking, patriotic Americans whorndisplay this courage every day; however,rnthey lack proper organization and leadershiprn—without which they will notrnsucceed in rolling back the power of thernillicit state. To give direction to thernemerging populist groundswell, it is timernfor men of influence to take a stand.rnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnS I R JAMES GOLDSMITH’S ThernTrap (New York, 1994) is the clearest introductionrnto the arguments againstrnglobal free trade and its consequencesrnfor the nation. The English translationrnadds helpful notes and bibliography tornthe French original, Le Piege (Paris,rn1993). In some places, however, rearrangementrnand omission change Goldsmith’srnmessage.rnThe last chapter of Le Piege ends withrna ringing endorsement of economic nationalism:rn”Our supreme responsibilityrnwill remain that of protecting thernsovereignty, identity, territory and stabilityrnof the nation. Maastricht and GATTrnare trying to destroy these foundations ofrnour society. Question: Is that why yournare running for the European Parliament?rnAnswer: Yes.” (He won a seat.)rnThe English Trap suppresses this chapterrnand ends with what I call the Pocahontasrnchapter, a brief put-down of Christianityrnand praise of native folk cults and theirrnpurported vision of the goddess. Earth,rntranslated from the penultimate chapterrnof the French. The last words in the EnglishrnTrap come from a two-page letterrnsupposedly written by Chief Seattle tornPresident Franklin Pierce in 1854. (Nornone knows who wrote it, and there is nornevidence that it was ever sent to Pierce.)rnWe close the English Trap not with ourrnduty to the nation, but with two pages ofrnTranscendentalist mush, e.g., “Our deadrnnever forget this beautiful earth, for it isrn4/CHRONICLESrnrnrn