Social Contract Press

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The Social Contract Press (SCP) is an American publisher of white nationalist and anti-immigrant literature. It is a program of U.S. Inc. a foundation formed by John Tanton, who has been called by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) "the racist founder and principal ideologue of the modern nativist movement."[1] The publishing house was founded in 1990, and publishes the quarterly Social Contract journal, as well as reprints and new works.

The current editor of the journal, since 1998, is Wayne Lutton, a white nationalist author whose book, The Social Contract, was banned from entering Canada as hate literature. Lutton has a long history of leadership in and involvement with white nationalist groups, anti-LGBT organizations, and other far-right activities. Lutton has expressed the opinion that the United States should be a country for only whites, saying at a white supremacist conference "We are the real Americans, not the Hmong, not Latinos, not the Siberian-Americans."[1]

Since 2006, Kevin Lamb has been the managing editor of The Social Contract. Lamb was fired as managing editor of Human Events and The Evans-Novak Political Report after it was revealed that he was also editing the white nationalist journal The Occidental Quarterly at the same time. Lamb's long history of contributing to racist periodicals also came out.[1]

Social Contract Press has been described by the SPLC as a hate group,[2] and by The Guardian as "racist".[3] It reprinted Jean Raspail's 1973 racist fantasy novel The Camp of the Saints. In 1996, editor Lutton described the book as a warning to white Americans, who he claimed were the "real Americans". According to SPLC, the novel was one of several racist works published by the company.[2]

Social Contract Press's staff overlaps with, and has promoted, white nationalist, white supremacist and anti-immigration organizations such as VDARE, to which an entire issue of the journal was dedicated; the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which Tanton also founded;[1] Numbers USA; the New Century Foundation's American Renaissance magazine; and the Council of Conservative Citizens.[4][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "The Social Contract Press". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  2. ^ a b c "Anti-Immigration Groups". Intelligence Report. Southern Poverty Law Center (101). Spring 2001. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Kirchgaessner, Stephanie (November 5, 2018) "Trump ally Kris Kobach accepted donations from white nationalists" The Guardian
  4. ^ Doty, Roxanne Lynn (2009). The Law Into Their Own Hands: Immigration and the Politics of Exceptionalism. University of Arizona Press. pp. 46–47. ISBN 978-0816527717.

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