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WRITINGS BY JOHN J. RAY


IN SUMMARY

Conservatism as Heresy (Book -- also here)
The Motivations of Political Leftists (Book)
The historical origins and modern psychology of Anglo-Saxon conservatism (Book)
Mussolini's Fascism as a precursor to modern Leftism
Hitler was a socialist
The American roots of Fascism
Leftist racism
Leftism as psychopathy
Christian authoritarianism and Leftist authoritarianism
Eugenics and the Left
Leftism in the churches
Why elites tend Left
Hate, hate-speech and hate-crimes
The history of German liberty
Post-modernism and morality
Leftists are born that way: Summary of the genetics evidence
Genetics, race and IQ
The psychology of anti-Americanism
Arab Fascism and Saddam Hussein
Politics: One dimension or two?
Sweden: Fascism in slow motion
Is the status-quo still relevant?
What are Leftists?
Political Psychology, Right and Left
The Psychology underlying Leftism
History versus psychology in explaining the Left/Right divide
Authoritarianism is Leftist, not Rightist
Authoritarianism is Leftist, not Rightist (Short summary version)
Confusing the leaders and the led in politics
Abortion: Only conservatives care
My shortest essay on Leftism
My second shortest essay on Leftism
Is the term "liberal" still meaningful?
Leftism as comedy: Comment on the "Berkeley" study of conservatism
"Authoritarianism" research -- a plain English summary
Social dominance orientation: Theory or artifact?
Van Hiel's psychology of conservatism
Kruglanski's "Need for Closure" concept
Deconstructing Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff
Racism: Why I steer a middle way
Book review of "Race differences in intelligence: An evolutionary analysis" by Richard Lynn
Brainless Leftists
Detecting racism by brain scans
Non-Leftist moral naturalism
Most morality is instinctive
Happiness, money and politics
Similarities between Scots and Jews
The credulous "Skeptical Inquirer"
Billig's racism accusations
Down with education
The Atkins diet controversy
Understanding women
Race, racism and stereotyping
Does culture matter?
Peak oil theory and the ethanol alternative to gasoline
Unicorn concepts in psychology
Why I am a libertarian conservative
Abraham Lincoln: Fascist
Was Churchill an antisemite and a Fascist?
Immigration and conservatism: With particular emphasis on the Hispanic influx into the USA
John Rawls: Theory rampant
Translating the German of Marx, Engels and Hitler
Friedrich Engels: Racist and German nationalist
Peaceniks, Vietnam and the fading of nationalism
Human nature and its denial
The Irrelevance of the Status of Oughts
The corruption of science
Why two world wars were fought




EXPLANATION

I have written over 300 papers for the academic journals, the great majority of which were published. See here for a list of the published ones and here for a list of the unpublished ones. This page is devoted to writings outside the academic journal literature.

I have written two books, one about conservatism and one about Leftism. The first was published in paper form in 1974 but is now out of print. It is however available in full online. It is called "Conservatism as Heresy". Go here or here for the Table of Contents.

My second book is an internet document only. It was developed gradually from 2002 to 2006 and may still be added to as suitable content comes to hand. Unlike printed books or articles, internet documents are not forever fixed in what they say. Revisions are quick and easy. My second book is called "The Motivations of Political Leftists". It can be accessed here. Because it is a very large book it is divided into two major parts which are accessed separately (the link to access the second part is of course given at the end of the first part). In addition to the two major parts, however, there are at various points in the book links which lead the reader to discussions of relevant topics that seem to require consideration in their own right. One such "side issue" is in fact essentially a book in its own right. It is called "The historical origins and modern psychology of Anglo-Saxon conservatism" and it is available here.

I list below the other "side issue" topics that are considered in addition to the main treatment of Leftism:


Mussolini's Fascism as a precursor to modern Leftism

Hitler was a socialist

The American roots of Fascism

Leftism as psychopathy

Leftist racism

Christian authoritarianism and Leftist authoritarianism

Eugenics and the Left

Leftism in the churches

Why elites tend Left

Hate, hate-speech and hate-crimes

The history of German liberty

Post-modernism and morality

Leftists are born that way: Summary of the genetics evidence

Genetics, race and IQ

The psychology of anti-Americanism

Arab Fascism and Saddam Hussein

Politics: One dimension or two?

The Leftist "naked" demonstration. Backups here and here.

Sweden: Fascism in slow motion

John Rawls: Theory rampant

Human nature and its denial

Full citation details for all references used in the book





Because the main book on Leftism is a large one, I have also on various occasions constructed abridged versions of it or extracted selections from it. These are as follows:

Is the status-quo still relevant?

What are Leftists?

Political Psychology, Right and Left

The Psychology underlying Leftism

History versus psychology in explaining the Left/Right divide

Authoritarianism is Leftist, not Rightist

Authoritarianism is Leftist, not Rightist (Short summary version)

Confusing the leaders and the led in politics

Abortion: Only conservatives care

Peaceniks, Vietnam and the fading of nationalism



I also have some essays on Leftism and Leftist theories that are not derived from the book:

My shortest essay on Leftism

My second shortest essay on Leftism

Is the term "liberal" still meaningful?

Leftism as comedy: Comment on the "Berkeley" study of conservatism

"Authoritarianism" research -- a plain English summary

Social dominance orientation: Theory or artifact?

Van Hiel's psychology of conservatism

Kruglanski's "Need for Closure" concept

Deconstructing Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff



And some other articles:

Racism: Why I steer a middle way

Book review of "Race differences in intelligence: An evolutionary analysis" by Richard Lynn

Brainless Leftists

Detecting racism by brain scans

Non-Leftist moral naturalism

Most morality is instinctive

Similarities between Scots and Jews

The credulous "Skeptical Inquirer"

Billig's racism accusations

Down with education

The Atkins diet controversy

Understanding women

Race, racism and stereotyping

Does culture matter?

Peak oil theory and the ethanol alternative to gasoline

Why I am a libertarian conservative

Unicorn concepts in psychology

Abraham Lincoln: Fascist

Was Churchill an antisemite and a Fascist?

Immigration and conservatism: With particular emphasis on the Hispanic influx into the USA

Translating the German of Marx, Engels and Hitler

Peaceniks, Vietnam and the fading of nationalism

The Irrelevance of the Status of Oughts

The corruption of science

Why two world wars were fought

Review by Pryce-Jones of Buchanan's book on Churchill






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FULL DETAILS OF JOHN RAY'S BLOGS:

John Ray's "Tongue Tied" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Dissecting Leftism" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Obama Watch" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Dissecting Leftism" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Australian Politics" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Gun Watch" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Education Watch International" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Socialized Medicine" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Political Correctness Watch" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Greenie Watch" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Food & Health Skeptic" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Eye on Britain" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Immigration Watch International" blog. (Backup here).
John Ray's "Leftists as Elitists" blog (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
John Ray's "Marx & Engels in their own words" blog (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
John Ray's "A scripture blog" (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
John Ray's recipe blog (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here)
John Ray's "Some memoirs" (Occasionally updated -- Backup here)
John Ray's "Paralipmoena" (Irregularly updated. Not backed up)

There are also two blogspot blogs which record what I think are my main recent articles here and here




Main academic menu
Menu of recent writings
basic home page
Pictorial Home Page (Backup here).
Selected pictures from blogs (Backup here)
Another picture page (Best with broadband. Rarely updated)



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