Francis Parker Yockey

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Francis Parker Yockey
Francis Parker Yockey

Francis Parker Yockey, (September 18, 1917June 16, 1960), was an American Philosopher and Polemicist best known for his neo-Spenglerian book Imperium, published under the pen name, Ulick Varange, in 1948.


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Early Life

Yockey was born in Chicago, Illinois and had familial ties to Michigan. His parents were Anglophiles who raised him to appreciate European High Culture. Subsequently, Yockey was introduced to Classical Music through his mother, who studied at the Chicago Music College. He proved to have a prodigious talent for the piano and developed his repertoire to include Liszt, Beethoven, Chopin, and Deutschland über alles.

He flirted with Marxism momentarily in his youth, but became a devotee of the Elitist and anti-Materialist, Oswald Spengler, after reading Spengler's seminal text, The Decline of the West, in 1934. While still a university student in the late 1930s, Yockey had his first political essay published in Social Justice, a periodical distributed under the auspices of Fr. Charles Coughlin, the so-called "radio priest," who at the time was widely known for his sympathetic view of the anti-Bolshevist policies associated with Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy, and Franco's Spain.

Yockey attended at least seven universities, including Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, before graduating cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1941.

Political Associates

Over time, Yockey contacted a number of far-right organizations. These included the German American Bund, the German American National Alliance, William Dudley Pelley's Silver Shirts, the Ku Klux Klan, Sir Oswald Mosley's Union Movement, and James H. Madole's National Renaissance Party. Yockey and George Lincoln Rockwell were alleged to be foes, due primarily to Rockwell's offense at Yockey's anti-Americanism and sympathies with the Soviet Union and other anti-Zionist leftist movements. Proponents of Universal Nazism, like Colin Jordan, disagreed with Yockey's view on race, and saw Yockeyism as a kind of "New Strasserism".

Nuremberg Tribunal and anti-Americanism

In early 1946, Yockey began working for the United States War Department as a post-trial review attorney for the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal in Germany. He soon began agitating against Allied Occupation of Germany as well as what he perceived to be the biased procedures of the Tribunal. Eventually, he was fired for "abandonment of position" in November 1946.


Without notes, Yockey wrote Imperium in Brittas Bay, Ireland over the Winter and early Spring of 1948. It is a Spenglerian critique of 19th century Materialism and Rationalism. It has been endorsed by Conservative thinkers around the world including German General Otto Remer, Professor of classics at the University of Illinois, Revilo P. Oliver, and Italian Esotericist Julius Evola. Yockey becamed embittered with Sir Oswald Mosley after the latter refused to publish Imperium upon its completion.

European Liberation Front

Along with Mosleyites Guy Chesham and John Gannon, Yockey formed the European Liberation Front, ELF in Winter-Spring, 1948-49. The ELF issued Frontfighter, and published Yockey's virulent Anti-American polemic, "The Proclamation of London" (

What Is Behind The Hanging Of The Eleven Jews In Prague?

In late 1952, Yockey traveled to Prague and witnessed the Prague Trials. He believed they "foretold a Russian break with Jewry", a view he put forward in his most controversial article What Is Behind The Hanging Of The Eleven Jews In Prague? (

The World in Flames

Yockey met Egyptian President Nasser, who he called "a great and vigorous man", in Cairo in 1953. He worked briefly for the Egyptian Information Ministry writing anti-Zionist propaganda. Yockey saw the rise of Non-aligned states in the Third World, and in particular the Arab Revolt, as significant geopolitical challenges to "the Jewish-American power" [1] (

Arrest and Death

He was found dead with an empty cyanide capsule nearby while in a jail cell under FBI supervision, after having been incarcerated on charges of using false passports.


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