Roots of Radicalism

Vanguard

VANGUARD was essentially the successor magazine to Nationalism Today, being privately produced in support of the National Front (NF) from 1986 to the early 1990s.

It suffered from a number of disadvantages: the internal disruptions and factional infighting for which the NF was notorious had greatly reduced the effectiveness of that party. Although Vanguard successfully supported the winning faction in the NF 'civil war' in 1986, the victory was a Pyrrhic one: the 'winning' remnant of the party was too small to support - in terms of sales - the publications that had supported it, and the controversial nature of the NF meant that publications associated with it found it hard to gain a readership outside party circles.

This was particularly unfortunate since the standard of Vanguard's contents was generally high, and it was often quite prophetic in its forecasts. To take one example: the article 'What comes after the East-West conflict?' questioned what the political consequences would be for white societies if, no longer divided into two, warring, Soviet Communist / American Capitalist blocs, they were faced with the rising threat of militant Islam. This was published almost thirty years ago, before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Overall the magazine attempted to continue the 'radical nationalist' traditions of Nationalism Today, but in a slightly maturer style. It covered a diverse range of cultural, ethnological, philosophical and ecological topics, as well as the obvious socio-economic and political ones. Initially a 16-page monthly, it evolved into a 32-page quarterly by 1990. The April-June 1990 edition was the first ever Nationalist publication in Britain to have a full-colour cover.

Issue 1 (August 1986)

G. K. CHESTERTON (Joe Pearce)

REALISING OUR POTENTIAL (Steve Brady and Tom Acton)

WAGNER'S RING - A Modern Tragedy (ANDREW BRONS)

WAPPING - A Nationalist Perspective (Tom Acton)

Issue 2 (September 1986)

‘Blood & Soil’ (STEVE BRADY)

The Blood of the British (part 1) (ANDREW BRONS)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - an appreciation (PAUL COMBEN)

Issue 3 (October 1986)

The Blood of the British (part 2) (ANDREW BRONS )

TOLKIEN REVISITED (EDDY BUTLER)

Issue 4 (November 1986)

AN ORCADIAN INHERITANCE (JOE PEARCE)

RADICALS v REVOLUTIONARIES (STEVE BRADY)

SEARCHLIGHT – Time to come out of the closet (A DRUMMOND)

Issue 5 (January 1987)

In defence of our nation (Roger Bower)

THE SUN WITHOUT SHADOWS (TOM ACTON)

Issue 6 (February 1987)

Radical Populism (JOE PEARCE)

The Lessons of the First 20 Years (ANDREW BRONS)

Issue 7 (April 1987)

A METHODIST IN THEIR MADNESS (Joe Pearce)

BLOOD AND SALT (BOB TAYLOR)

Patterns of Prejudice (STEVE BRADY)

Issue 8 (May 1987)

BRITISH AGRICULTURE ― Why radical change is needed (Joe Pearce)

PATTERNS OF PREJUDICE – 2 (Steve Brady)

Issue 9 (June 1987)

NAZI RACIALISM? NO THANKS! (TOM ACTON)

THE CASE FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION (STEVE BRADY)

THE SUPERIORITY OF BLOOD (Joe Pearce)

Issue 10 (July 1987)

HILAIRE BELLOC - RADICAL ROMANTIC (JOE PEARCE)

Memories of the Falklands (Peter Taylor)

THE ORIGINS OF DISTRIBUTISM (GEOFREY FLEETWOOD)

Issue 11 (August 1987)

BIG BUSINESS - SOUTH AFRICA'S BIGGEST ENEMY (JOE PEARCE)

Lies, Damn Lies and Politicians (JAMES HALL)

TOWARDS A NEW FOLK MUSIC (BOB NASH)

Issue 12 (September 1987)

Goodhart re-opens the debate (MIKE STONE)

Portrait of a Parasite (JAMES HALL)

Issue 13 (October 1987)

POWER TO THE PEOPLE! (STEVE BRADY)

STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE (TINA DENNY)

Issue 14 (November 1987)

THE NINE HOUR LEAGUE - A story of British Workers struggle (JOHN HARWOOD)

THE THIRD ENEMY (STEVE BRADY)

Issue 15 (January 1988)

RACIALISM: Fact or Emotion? (Henry Campbell)

THE JEWISH QUESTION (STEVE BRADY and TOM ACTON)

Issue 16 (February 1988)

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR TO POWER (CLIVE WAKELY)

NATIONAL MUSIC (PAUL COMBEN)

NIETZSCHE - A True Perspective (HENRY CAMPBELL)

OUT OF AFRICA (part 1) ( JAMES HALL)

Issue 17 (April 1988)

Flying Saucers and the Final Call (STEVE BRADY)

Nietzsche, Nationalism and the National Front (JOE PEARCE)

OUT OF AFRICA (part 2) (JAMES HALL)

THE CORPORATE STATE (MICHAEL CRAHART)

Issue 18 (May 1988)

DISSECTING THE BLUE-BLOODED MONSTER (JOE PEARCE)

FREUDIANISM SLIPS (TOM ACTON)

THE DISTRIBUTIST CASE (TOM ACTON)

Issue 19 (June 1988)

THE RISING TIDE OF COLOUR (STEVE BRADY)

WHERE THE TRUTH LIES (JOE PEARCE)

Issue 20 (July 1988)

CHURCHILL - British Bulldog, or Uncle Sam's Pet Poodle? (JOE PEARCE)

THE ANTI-RACIST CASE (TOM ACTON)

THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE LIFE (JAMES HALL)

Issue 21 (August 1988)

A RAPE IN WOLFE'S CLOTHING (JOE PEARCE)

BRAINWASHING ON THE BOX (STEVE BRADY)

VIVISECTION: Barbarism done in the name of Humanity (JAMES HALL)

Issue 22 (September 1988)

Green Politics & Liberal Fantasies (JOE PEARCE)

SEARCHLIES

Issue 23 (October 1988)

BLACK MARKS FOR KARL (JAMES HALL)

J.R.R. TOLKIEN: An inspiration to Nationalists (STEVE BRADY)

RED GENOCIDE IN RUMANIA

Issue 24 (March 1989)

A NEW LOOK AT G.K.C. (JOE PEARCE)

THE BRITISH - A Nation of Immigrants? (STEVE BRADY)

Issue 25 (May 1989)

THE COMING OF THE ANGLO-SAXONS TO ENGLAND (STEVE BRADY)

THE LESSONS OF ROCHDALE (editorial)

What comes after the East-West conflict? (STEVE BRADY)

Issue 26 (July 1989)

RIGHT FOR THE WRONG REASONS (TOM ACTON)

THE EARLIEST ORIGINS OF THE BRITISH (STEVE BRADY)

Issue 27 (September 1989)

GOLDEN VISIONS (JAMES HALL)

THE MAN WHO ASKED FOR THE TRUTH (STEVE BRADY)

THE POWER OF IDEAS (Tom Acton)

Issue 28 (November 1989)

Mondragon Revisited (DAVE JONES)

Multi-Racialist Lies – Our Reply (editorial)

WOMEN IN THE FRONT LINE

Issue 29 (January 1990)

A UNIFIED FRONT FOR EUROPE? (TED BUDDEN)

RICHARD JEFFERIES (Andrew Lightfoot)

We Were Right (editorial)

Issue 30 (April 1990)

At The Crossroads (Steve Brady)

Blurred Visions (TOM ACTON)

The Nationalist Vision (STEVE BRADY)

Issue 31 (July 1990)

THE END OF IDEOLOGY? (Dennis Hill)

The Untapped Resource (Tom Acton)

Issue 32 (October 1990)

ANALYSIS of LIBERTARIANISM

ENGULFED? (editorial)

The Islamic Republic of YORKSHIRABAD (MICHAEL HEBDEN)

Issue 33 (January 1991)

“The Coming Swarm” (Steve Brady)

Issue 34 (April 1991)

BRITISH NATIONALISM - A Catholic Perspective (HUGH FRANCIS)

HOW OUR RULERS WIELD POWER (STEVE BRADY)

Issue 35 (August 1991)

Facing up to the Holocaust

IS NATIONALISM NAZISM? (editorial)

NATIONALIST QUIZ - THE ANSWERS

RADICAL NATIONALISM - The Challenge of the Nineties (TOM ACTON)