To IQ research (h/t whyvert): Strictly speaking, this isn't exactly accurate - Lynn and Vanhanen peg Somali IQ at around 72 - but it's certainly closer to the mark than the politically correct European 100. Anyhow, while I realize that Sweden is basically a meme country at this point, this is still an incredible development.... Read More
* Blog status: Main posts in the last couple of weeks: RationalWiki Hagiography Colonize Space… With Nukes IQ in Time and Space Russia Elections 2018: The Political Compass The Rybka Affair * Large bunch of interesting books that have come out recently. Heiner Rindermann with a huge (592 pages) academic synthesis of research on IQ/GDPcc... Read More
Is here at last: It is almost certainly courtesy of Internet lolcow Oliver D. Smith (Twitter), with whom I had this short exchange a few hours before its publication: Although I appreciate their help in actualizing my potential, there are a number of errors that I wish to clear up. Anatoly Karlin is a Russian... Read More
We are reaching levels of neoliberalism that shouldn't even be possible. In the USSR, getting a "red diploma" in university - the rough equivalent of a American summa cum laude - was contingent on acing the courses on scientific communism and similar crap. Interesting to see neoliberalism.txt developing in a similar direction. Andreas Schleicher, the... Read More
London Student: Exposed: London’s eugenics conference and its neo-Nazi links Some background: This scandal broke out when Toby Young, a conservative British political figure with a colorful history of Twitter controversies, was appointed to a government board on education - and removed almost instantaneously, after this story broke in The London Student, and was subsequently... Read More
The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish (Audrea Lim): My blog has been recognized as an alt-right forum by the NYT, cool. Admin of /r/hapas: 2017 full list of Neo-Nazis, alt-rights, conservatives, white supremacists who fetish / marry / date Asian women He is clearly obsessed with the topic and overdoes the theme, but still, there’s a distinct... Read More
Time to pull this sucker down. Rich, slave-owning white men with no popular mandate who took up arms against their legitimate government deserve no sympathy, and belong to the dustbin of history. I am talking about the Founding Fathers, of course. That was sarcasm. Probably... I mean, this is Leftist/SJW hystrionics taken to their logical... Read More
Prosvirnin is the most talented writer. Limonov has by far the most colorful personality. Dugin has been the most effective at promoting himself in the West. Prokhanov probably has the most name recognition in Russia. Galkovsky created the most powerful memes. Krylov provided the esoteric flavoring. And yet out of all of Russia's right-wing intellectuals,... Read More
Buzzfeed: White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Gym Terminated His Membership After A Woman Called Him A Neo Nazi The entity in question, C. Christine Fair, is a Georgetown University associate professor of Peace and Conflict Studies. From its Tumblr (where else?): First, I want to note that this man is a supreme coward. When I approached... Read More
Data Source: FIRE. Before 2008, campus disinvitations were slightly tilted towards the Right. But after I came to the US, it became overwhelmingly dominated by the Left. Campus disinvitations also became much more frequent in absolute terms. SJWism only really got going around 2012-2013, so the rise of the campus Pink Guards seems to have... Read More
Protesters shut down UVic Effective Altruism club screening of a TED Talk by Peter Singer, the utilitarian philosopher and animal rights activist who has argued that carnivorous animals should be holocausted for the greater good*. However, it wasn't Singer's opposition to Predator Lives Matter that raised SJW ire: The event, which featured a screening of... Read More
The existence of a ~1S.D. B/W gap in IQ is beyond dispute. It is probably the single most studied and replicated finding in psychometrics. The graph of all the different studies of the B/W gap themselves form a bell curve, with Black IQ centered around 85. Here is Emil Kirkegaard's plot of John Fuerst's massive... Read More
My own (limited) interactions with Charles Murray have all been positive, and I greatly respect him as an intellectual, a social scientist, and a proponent of open science. As such, there is nothing personal about the following analysis - it's just my attempt to deconstruct his seemingly complex, but actually relatively straightforwards, political philosophy. It... Read More
I noticed a very interesting trend in recent days. Kenneth "Russians bombed the last hospital in Aleppo" Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch: Julia "people who disagree with me are cattle" Ioffe, professional Soviet refugee and Ivanka Trump's secret admirer: The New York Times: It's like they're all working from the same script: Nobody... Read More
How ironic that writing about men and especially alpha Russian men is the natural International Women's Day topic for one Elahe Izadi, who is taking over the honorary batton from Kathy Lally. While Western feminists whine about mansplaining, many Russian women are doing more productive things. How on Earth could this be when Russia has... Read More
Robert Stark is a journalist who specializes in interviewing various interesting figures from the Alt fringes. So you could I suppose view him as The Unz Review but on radio. This is my second interview with him. Here is a link to the first. Robert Stark interviews Anatoly Karlin. Topics were my standard fare: NRx... Read More
Yesterday I was asked by a friend if I planned to write anything about the ongoing saga over Halloween costumes at Yale. I said probably not because what would be the point? The whole affair is so bizarre that parody is redundant. Besides, plenty of other people have ably commented on it, and if you... Read More
Effective altruism (EA) is the fairly simple idea that in charitable giving as in financial investment, you should aim to put your money where it would do the most good - be it earning the highest returns, or helping the maximum number of people. It is a laudable enough goal, though the ideas behind it... Read More
A couple weeks ago, Steve Sailer wrote about how homicide rates have sharply spiked in Baltimore this year relative to 2014 ever since #BlackLivesMatter became a thing. But apparently it's not just Baltimore. Homicide rates have been spiking in quite a few cities in the first half of this year. I summarize the data in... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.