March 29, 2013

Larry Auster, RIP

The author of the 1991 classic, The Path to National Suicide, has died of cancer at age 64.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Lawrence Auster.

Matt said...

Wow, that was fast. And here I was going to his blog to see if he wrote anything about Israel's apology to Turkey.

Anonymous said...

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2013/03/traditionalist-lawrence-auster-has.html

Paul Mendez said...

I like to imagine that Larry Auster is up in heaven right now, scolding the angels to dress more modestly.

DiverCity said...

Laurence Auster, R.I.P. Great man, he.

Anonymous said...

Well Auster was quite a character. His pamphlet, "Path To National Suicide" was outstanding and a key document in the patriotic immigration reform movement. I will resist his proclivity to speak ill of the dead, and simply state that I hope his soul is now at peace.

Derek Brown said...

Beautiful sentiment Paul Menendez.

Reminds me of how Dionysus Aeorpagite says the seraphim use their wings to cover their feet in the presence of The Lord.

Anonymous said...

He was quirky and annoying at times, bit he was on the right side of the National Question.

RIP, Larry.

riches said...

Mr. Auster was recently described (without any real malice) as "quarrelsome".

I hope his last minute conversion to Catholicism will aid him in his sure to come quarrels with The Almighty.

Daybreaker said...

No miracles for Laurence Auster, then.

Too bad; we can only ask.

He was a devoted Christian. And he used his considerable verbal talent and energy to save white people, specifically white Christians, from destruction, both physical and cultural, in a time when that was a vitally necessary task and more respectable people were shirking it.

He should be honored for that.

I think it will be a good idea to show more kindness to him and his reputation than he showed to the people he quarreled with.

Anonymous said...

He was a great man and will be missed.

RIP.

Brett Stevens said...

This man was a great voice for doing the right thing on all levels, including TNQ. He also steered us away from some of the more pathological missteps we could make. He is irreplaceable, will be sorely missed, and I hope his religion is right and that he's in some kind of wonderful place reflecting on a life spent well. RIP.

Harry Baldwin said...

For the past eight years, there have been only two blogs I checked on a daily basis—Sailer’s “iSteve” and Auster’s “View From the Right.” In fact, I first came to iSteve when Auster linked to a post here.

Politically and temperamentally, I am more in tune with Sailer than Auster, but I was always interested in what the latter had to say and he strongly influenced my thinking in several areas. He wrote extremely well and had many brilliant insights.

I was a regular commenter at VFR (under a different pseudonym) and for the past three years attended the parties organized for Auster at a New York restaurant. I didn’t know what to expect when I first met him, as he seemed rather severe and judgmental in his writing, but he was quite relaxed and genial—good company.

He was taken aback that people often referred to him as quarrelsome. He considered it important to state what he thought and to argue a point as long as anyone cared to dispute him. He didn’t think there was anything personal in this, though others obviously disagreed.

I will miss him and his unique take on things. He made a valuable contribution.

Mr. Anon said...

The Path to National Suicide was, I believe, a very influential book in the formation of the opinions of many on the right. I started reading Lawrence Auster's site several years ago, and he has had no small influence on my thinking.

He was, in his capacity as a writer, a stalwart defender of western civilization, and for that I honor him and thank him.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Auster. You are missed.

Sideways said...

Well, damn. And from his last rom his last post: " I am not in imminent danger of death."

Chad Buffington said...

Lawrence Auster arrives in Heaven. He is subsequently disgusted to find St. Peter sporting a tattoo, modeling an untucked shirt, spouting split infinitives, and casually sipping a bottle of water. Larry turns around in disgust, shakes his head, and voluntarily embarks on Dante's descent.

Anonymous said...

Pancreatic cancer is a hell of a way to go, hopefully the immunotherapy treatments will pick up in the next few decades and finally put it all to rest.

Neal Murray said...

"I like to imagine that Larry Auster is up in heaven right now, scolding the angels to dress more modestly."

God I love the Sailer-sphere.

I stopped reading Auster a long time ago, but it was hard not to respect a man who said EXACTLY what he thought and felt and was willing to alienate anyone who disagreed. RIP.

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Anonymous said...

Rest in peace. A great man has died. Like another commenter stated above, VFR was one of two daily blog stops, alongside Steve Sailer.

/V

Black Sea said...

@Harry Baldwin

A man who was relaxed and congenial in social settings, but who felt a fierce ethical committment to the truth, and was utterly unafraid to speak his mind.

Not a bad definition of a gentleman when you think of it, if such a creature still exists.

Anonymous said...

RIP Lawrence Auster.

חסידי אומות העולם said...

Lawrence Auster was one of the Righteous Among the Jews.

This recent piece is an absolute must-read.

poolside said...

Like others here, I never failed to read both Auster and Sailer daily, and I have learned much from both of them.

View from the Right focused my beliefs and improved my understanding of our modern world. I will always be grateful for the knowledge and insight that Auster shared.

Anonymous said...

The world is a poorer place today without him.

Kylie said...

Am willing to run the Google gauntlet to comment on Mr. Auster.

I was one of those who quarreled with him--much to my surprise as the first I knew of it was when, without notifying me, he stopped posting my comments. Until then, I had been a daily commenter there (under another name than "Kylie") for some time. The quarrelsomeness was all on his side, I continued to read VFR daily.

He was uncompromising, clear-sighted for the most part, highly principled and original.

I am glad he was received into the Catholic Church and then slept sedated before Francis broke with tradition and washed women's feet during the [formerly traditional] Maunday Thursday Mass. He would not have approved.

I will miss him.

PS. So far, 3rd attempt to prove I'm not a robot.

Kylie said...

Am willing to run the Google gauntlet to comment on Mr. Auster.

I was one of those who quarreled with him--much to my surprise as the first I knew of it was when, without notifying me, he stopped posting my comments. Until then, I had been a daily commenter there (under another name than "Kylie") for some time. The quarrelsomeness was all on his side, I continued to read VFR daily.

He was uncompromising, clear-sighted for the most part, highly principled and original.

I am glad he was received into the Catholic Church and then slept sedated before Francis broke with tradition and washed women's feet during the [formerly traditional] Maunday Thursday Mass. He would not have approved.

I will miss him.

PS. So far, 4th attempt to prove I'm not a robot.

Jeff W. said...

I liked Larry Auster very much and used to comment on his blog. He cared very much about America, its culture, and its future.

The American project historically is "E Pluribus Unum." That project can fail in two ways. One is where we become disunited as a people, through immigration or from other causes. (Americans were also disunited in 1861.)

Another way to fail is where we are united, but together create an inferior or decadent culture.

Larry Auster's passing should renew our commitment to abandoning the open borders path to national suicide. When that is done, we can then work together as Americans to build a decent, unified nation.

FirkinRidiculous said...

Steve, I know he used to give you and some of the more Darwinian posters trouble on your old HBD mailing list, but you dealt with him compassionately before banning him.

Simon in London said...

Kyle:
"I was one of those who quarreled with him--much to my surprise as the first I knew of it was when, without notifying me, he stopped posting my comments. Until then, I had been a daily commenter there (under another name than "Kylie") for some time. The quarrelsomeness was all on his side, I continued to read VFR daily."

Heh, you're a more patient man than I. I got burned several times, and eventually had to give up reading his site completely. He had a real talent for driving away people who basically agreed with him.
But he certainly did make people think.

Kylie said...

Simon in London said...
"Kyle:
'I was one of those who quarreled with him--much to my surprise as the first I knew of it was when, without notifying me, he stopped posting my comments. Until then, I had been a daily commenter there (under another name than "Kylie") for some time. The quarrelsomeness was all on his side, I continued to read VFR daily.'

Heh, you're a more patient man than I. I got burned several times, and eventually had to give up reading his site completely. He had a real talent for driving away people who basically agreed with him."


Thanks, Simon, but I'm a woman. I took Mr. Auster's displeasure with me over our disagreement as a function of his difficult personality; in other words, I didn't take it personally.

I am glad to see how many websites have posted tributes to him. He would have been pleased and maybe somewhat surprised.

Germanacus said...

That was quite a eulogy there Steven. You never were worthy of wiping Auster's ass. Figures.

Anonymous said...

Mr Auster was on Our Side.

Like most commentators here, I did not agree with him on some issues, especially his doctrinaire opposition to evolution, but he was intelligent, articulate, and fiercely devoted to Western Civilization.

The characteristic which most defined him, I think, is fearlessness. It is increasingly apparent to me that if we are ever to emerge intact from the dark night approaching, we too are going to have to find this, within ourselves.

Anon.

W.LindsayWheeler said...

I was a regular reader of his for the last three years. He is a great man! And that I will see him in the bye-an-bye, can't wait.

May he rest in peace!

RD said...

Lawrence Auster was a rare voice of sanity in an insane world. He will be greatly missed among traditionalist conservatives.

Capt. Sha said...

Steve, shouldn't your blog, of all places, be the last one where commenters complain about me.

Anonymous said...

http://www.thinkinghousewife.com/wp/2013/03/goodbye-beloved-friend-and-mentor/#more-52865

Kylie said...

Capt. Sha said, "Steve, shouldn't your blog, of all places, be the last one where commenters complain about me.[sic]"

Not when you're not doing your job right. If I type the little thing you tell me to type, then you should be able to read it and not send me back typing little things over and over again because you can't read them.

It's analogous to the deliberately obstructive, functionally illiterate person of color making a commercial or official transaction with a white person as difficult as possible, out of a fiendish combination of incompetence and racial spite.

And that's something Steve's commenters are likely to complain about.

Josh said...

Someone should organise an e-book of his work similar to what those on West Hunter have recently put out.

Svigor said...

Larry Auster was a Righteous Jew.

Svigor said...

That was quite a eulogy there Steven. You never were worthy of wiping Auster's ass. Figures.

Nonsense. Steve's dedication to free speech and open discussion easily trumps any of Auster's values.