James H. Madole
Madole was born in New York City and grew up in Beacon, New York. His father was of French descent who separated from his mother when he was quite young. As a youth he was interested in science and the popular genre science fiction. He later meet Charles B. Hudson a science fiction writer, pre-war American fascist and defendant in the Great Sedition Trial of 1944. Hudson was the publisher of a news bulletin America in Danger.
He became a believer in animism, a concept that spirit or soul exists in all things. In 1945 Madole formed the right-wing Animist Party with support from science fiction fans. He soon dissolved his little party and joined the Nationalist Action League.
In New York, Madole later meet Kurt Mertig who has previous associations with the German-American Bund. In 1949 Mertig founded the National Renaissance Party in Yorkville, New York, the home base of the Bund. Madole became an early member of the NRP helping to merge Nationalist Action League into the party. Eventually James Madole would become the leader of the National Renaissance Party.
Madole would move the party to a “Third Way” or “Third Position” ideology--rejecting capitalism and communism--and believing the post-war Soviet Union to be an anti-Jewish nationalist force within the world. In addition, Madole would incorporate Theosophy into the party’s ideology. In 1974 he published his ideas in a series of articles that would later be titled, “The New Atlantis: A blueprint for an Aryan Garden of Eden in North America.”
National Renaissance Party leader
As leader of the NRP, Madole would hold street meetings on the corner of 88th Street and York Avenue in the heart of Yorkville a neighborhood of New York City. He would have about two dozen followers listing to his speeches where he would praise Hitler and Mussolini and denounce Jews. At times hecklers would swell the crowd to a hundred which would often end in fights.
- Black Sun by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, pages 73-81.