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Instauration was a monthly magazine published from December 1975 through February 2000, ending with volume 25, issue 3. It was published by Wilmot Robertson (Sumner Humphrey Ireland), who also wrote The Dispossessed Majority (1973)[1][2] and The Ethnostate (1992).[3] The Dispossessed Majority was decried as a white supremacist book when notice of it was mailed to students at the Marist School and the Lovett School in 1987.[4] The magazine and Robertson's books share much in common.

Instauration was a magazine with diverse coverage, including economic theory, social commentary, international trends, literary pieces, letters to the editor, in all of which a high standard of writing was evident. However, many people found the subject matter distasteful, and as a result, authorship was often anonymous or pseudonymous. For those who approve of eugenics, historical revisionism, and discussions of the racial makeup of populations, the writing of Instauration was very pleasing. But many would characterize the publication as promoting racism and Holocaust denial. Instauration also published numerous articles arguing that Christianity was a contrived religion.

Mitch Berbrier, in an article titled "Impression Management for the Thinking Racist", characterizes the effort embodied in the magazine as "stigma transformation", intended "to present an intellectualized rhetoric of racism and white supremacy".[5]

The divergence of opinion about Instauration can be seen in an article in the Orlando Sentinel, where the contrasting opinions of Stephen Chapman (Chicago Tribune) and Joseph Sobran are offered.[6][7] Sobran remarked that Instauration's "nativism is so pure that it estranges most natives".[8]


  1. ^ Robertson, Wilmot (March 10, 2001). "The Dispossessed Majority" (full text). Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  2. ^ "The dispossessed majority. (Book, 1973)". Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  3. ^ "The ethnostate: an unblinkered prospectus for an advanced statecraft (Book, 1992)". Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  4. ^ "High School Students Receive White Supremacist Book in Mail". The Albany Herald (Atlanta). Associated Press. December 10, 1987. p. 6A (via Google News Archive). Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  5. ^ Berbrier, Mitch (August 1999). "Impression Management for the Thinking Racist". The Sociological Quarterly 40 (3):411–433.
  6. ^ Chapman, Stephen (June 22, 1986). "National Writer Sullies Name By Cavorting With The Unsavory". Orlando Sentinel. Tribune Media Services. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  7. ^ Orlando Sentinel, 3 July 1986, p. A22[not in citation given]
  8. ^ Sobran, Joseph (May 19, 1986). "Racism and Reality". The Victoria Advocate, (Victoria, Texas, USA) p. 4A (via Google News Archive).

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