by Kevin Alfred Strom
QUITE A FEW READERS have written to ask about the availability of Revilo P. Oliver’s posthumous book, The Jewish Strategy, which I published in 2002. Almost all print copies of this book were stolen from me — and quite possibly destroyed — by the same individual who worked with the government to falsely accuse me of heinous crimes.
The Jewish Strategy is a concise 101-page book on the Jewish people and their strategies, conscious and unconscious, to assure their biological survival, written from an uncommonly rational point of view by University of Illinois Classics professor and writer, the late Revilo P. Oliver.
The Jewish Strategy is not an ordinary book. Dr. Oliver, who was one of the founders of both National Review and the John Birch Society in the days when those entities still stood for the survival of Western culture and Western Man, gives us insight into the genesis, ancient and modern history, and probable future of the Jewish nation-state-people. Dr. Oliver states:
“The international race… by arduous, intelligent, and indefatigable work for more than twenty-five centuries, has, through its own efforts, made itself the major world power today.
“History provides no parallel for that stupendous accomplishment. It must be regarded with respect, even awe.”
Historian Mark Weber states that this book is “a very good one-volume, not-too-lengthy look at the Jewish strategy through the ages — from the perspective of a man who’s just about uniquely qualified to write on the subject.”
Weber continues: “The recent discussion about Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ has brought up the hostility that’s existed over time — on occasion, anyway — between Christian and Jewish interests in history. One of the values of this book by Revilo Oliver is to show that this same tension — this same strife — has existed in non-Christian societies as well. It’s not unique to Christian societies.
“Very often in the context of The Passion Jewish commentators have said in essence, ‘Well, you see, the problem of anti-Semitism is really rooted in Christianity and that’s why the Gibson film is really dangerous.’ Well, that’s really inaccurate. That’s just wrong, because the same tension and the same problems — the same difficulties that we’ve seen in Christian history, in Christian Europe, and the United States to some degree — have also been present wherever Jews have existed in large numbers in non-Christian societies. Right now, of course, this obviously exists in the Arab Muslim world, but as Oliver points out, it also existed in the Roman and Hellenic world before Christianity was really a factor.”
Read The Jewish Strategy and decide for yourself. And, if you enjoy wit and irony, Oliver’s Uber-Menckenesque style will not disappoint.