Of all the Causes which conspire to blind
Man's erring Judgment, and misguide the Mind,
What the weak Head with strongest Byass rules,
Is Pride, the never-failing Vice of Fools.
Whatever Nature has in Worth deny'd,
She gives in large Recruits of needful Pride;
For as in Bodies, thus in Souls, we find
What wants in Blood and Spirits, swell'd with Wind;
Pride, where Wit fails, steps in to our Defence,
And fills up all the mighty Void of Sense!
If once right Reason drives that Cloud away,
Truth breaks upon us with resistless Day;
Trust not your self; but your Defects to know,
Make use of ev'ry Friend--and ev'ry Foe.
Spencer then took a job at a more radical publication—Taki’s Magazine, founded by Buchanan ally Taki Theodoracopulos. It was there that Spencer first used the term “alternative right” to refer to the motley crew of right-wing extremists who had been pushed out of the conservative movement by William F. Buckley. In 2010, Spencer launched , which became the intellectual organ for these exiled racists. The next year, he signed on to run the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank and publisher. Calling himself an identitarian, he distilled his philosophy into a catchy slogan: “Race is real, race matters, and race is essential to identity.” In one conversation, he explained the best ways to secrete a white nationalist idea inside an acceptable shell. For example, he supported giving women paid leave from work so they could have children. Why? Because most of those Lean In women were high-IQ whites.