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Another week, another Executive Order on immigration, another effort by judges to block it. Like a great many of our other problems, this one is a result of gross stupidity on the part of our federal government in the recent past. Here I get to repeat one of my favorite apothegms: The most astonishing statistic... Read More
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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] Fifty years ago, give or take a few weeks, subscribers to the quarterly Leftist journal Partisan Review were just settling down with the Winter 1967 edition — accompanied, one imagines, by a nice dry martini and a freshly-opened pack of Chesterfields. That edition of... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] Inevitably, a federal judge (William M. Conley, nominated by Obama) is trying to block President Trump’s revised travel ban [Judge: Revised Trump ban cannot be enforced on Syrian family, by Todd Richmond, AP, March 11 2017]. This is just the next shot in what... Read More
President Trump on Tuesday gave a one-hour speech to a joint session of Congress. There was some cucking, about Black History Month, a licensed occasion for the ramping-up of anti-white rhetoric—if your gonads were as dimensionally impressive as we were led to believe, Mr. President, you would have issued an Executive Order renaming February as... Read More
Wanted: an Alt Right Style Book. Did I coin the phrase “Cold Civil War”? It’s possible. I’ve been using the expression for four years. A Google search on the term finds “about 23,800 results,” none of them earlier than that in the half-dozen Google pages I could be bothered to view. Whether I coined it... Read More
The Russian mathematician Igor Shafarevich died last week, aged 93. There is a biography at the University of St. Andrews website. As well as being a significant mathematician, Shafarevich was also a notable dissident of the late-Soviet era—of the generation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Andrei Sakharov (who were five years and two years older than... Read More
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The Fake News story of the week also offered insights into just how insulated from reality our Goodwhites are. It started with President Trump telling a rally in Florida last Saturday that: You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! —Who would believe this? Sweden! They... Read More
Nigel Farage listens to a British caller who is well to his right on Muslim immigration. Credit: VDare.com.
Talk about fake news: before our very eyes, the Main Stream Media is attempting to disappear Sweden’s Muslim rape crisis after President Trump alluded to it in his Florida rally on Friday e.g. From an Anchor’s Lips to Trump’s Ears to Sweden’s Disbelief . [By Peter Baker And Sewell Chan, NYT, February 20, 2017] Trump... Read More
I’ve met more than my share of famous people, just because I’ve lived mostly in big metropolises and hung around with journalists a lot. Among those encounters: one with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, back in 1984. I wrote up an account in a column back in 2003. Well, His Holiness is still among us... Read More
Well, if you were wondering who really runs things in Washington, D.C.—where the real power lies—now you know: it’s with the intelligence agencies, with a little help from the Main Stream Media. Next question: why do they hate Russia so much? December 29th, the day still-President Barack Obama expelled a raft of Russian diplomats on... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com. See also Peter Brimelow On Judicial Imperialism In FORBES…THIRTY YEARS AGO!] Especially with the mugging of Trump Administration’s immigration patriot Executive Order by the Left Coast’s No-Good Ninth Circuit, the spotlight this week has been on the third branch of the federal government: the... Read More
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There was no abatement of Lefty hysteria in this, the second week of the first Trump administration. The principal eruptions were: mobs of demonstrators at airports protesting a change to Customs and Immigration procedures; Main Stream Media denunciations of Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court; Hollywood airheads going Hitlery-Hitlery-Hitler at some glitzy awards ceremony; an... Read More
Collective mass insanity. From a reader, edited for anonymity: After witnessing the Left’s response to Trump’s “Muslim Ban” I can only refer to one of your early diaries in which you said that “we are passing through a temporary period of collective mass insanity.” I still remember the pre-2001 America. Muslims were not any sort... Read More
Some immigration patriots were disappointed with President Trump’s first day. (Mind if I just pause here and say “President Trump” a couple of times? I just like saying it. President Trump, President Trump! Thank you.) But as his first week closes, he’s made a flurry of announcements and it looks as though we shall get... Read More
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A Muscular Speech, Exemplary People, and No Affirmative Action Poets!
The great news this week was of course the inauguration. Let me go directly to it. I’m just going to hand you off for a moment to a person who is much smarter than I am: Professor Robert LaFleur, speaking here in lecture 16 of the Great Courses lectures on the Analects of Confucius. Professor... Read More
The New York Times recently grumbled that, headline: Trump’s Cabinet So Far Is More White and Male Than Any First Cabinet Since Reagan’s. [By Jasmine C. Lee, January 13, 2017] Well, duh. Trump is the first President since Reagan who does not either subscribe whole-heartedly to the Diversity ideology or, like the Bushes, from a... Read More
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Can D.C. Suits Stand It?
This is the Week of the Two Presidents—Donald Trump succeeds Barack Obama at noon on Friday January 20. Both men recently addressed major gatherings: Barack Obama made his official farewell to the nation, Donald Trump held his first formal press conference since being elected. Each event was highly characteristic. My take: I for one am... Read More
Make It A Refugee Dump!
Last week, a Puerto Rican with mental problems shot up the Baggage Claim area at Fort Lauderdale airport, killing five people and wounding eight others. You know Puerto Rico. That’s our big colony in the Caribbean, although of course we’re not supposed to call it a colony. I’ve been grumbling about Puerto Rico for ever,... Read More
A black mob attacks Reginald Denny during the Rodney King riots. Credit: VDare.com.
This is one of those weeks where the inside pages of the newspapers (for those of you who remember newspapers) grab one’s attention better than the big headlines. The story that the comment threads are talking about: the four young blacks in Chicago who kidnapped and tortured a retarded young white guy. The blacks are... Read More
Some random notes from the email bag on my December Diary, in reverse order from that in which the topics were diarized. 1. Brainteaser. Eight pennies, seven nickels, and three dimes. Worked solution here. 2. Stamping out oddity. Following the remarks about conformism—that is, about the liberal-progressive drive to flatten and homogenize our intellectual life—a... Read More
The long (16,600 words) goodbye. For a black view of Obama as he departs the presidential stage, you might be moved to try the article by Ta-Nehisi Coatesin the current (Jan./Feb. 2017) issue of The Atlantic. [My President Was Black] If you are so moved, best set aside an hour for the reading: Coates’ piece... Read More
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When Christmas and New Year’s both fall on a weekend, that week in between is the silliest of all silly seasons in the Western world. Unless there’s a natural disaster, or some non-Western lunatic tries to start a war, nothing happens. So I’m going to write at length about the one newsy thing that did... Read More
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Trump and Tillerson have the Power to Stop Them Coming Here immediately
On Monday December 19, another Muslim murderer ran amok: twenty-three-year-old Tunisian immigrant Anis Amri hijacked a big rig and drove it into a crowd of Christmas shoppers in Berlin, Germany, killing twelve and injuring fifty. Three and a half days later, in the small hours of Friday morning, Amri was spotted by two cops in... Read More
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Our Ruling Class’s anxieties about the Russians, and their anxieties about us, have a deckchairs-on-the-Titanic quality about them. Peering forward into the middle 21st century as best I am able, there are much bigger issues looming. Nine years ago I wrote a piece titled “The Arctic Alliance.” My argument, in a nutshell, was that the... Read More
The two big stories this week: “fake news” and Russia’s alleged manipulation of our election. Actually, in my opinion, they’re non-stories. In regard to fake news, I have a confession to make. First, some preface. To put my podcasts together I trawl through news websites on the internet for stories of interest. The big American... Read More
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I’ve been meaning to say something about Brexit, the referendum in Britain six months ago to leave the European Union. It’s still causing a huge constitutional fuss over there. I’ve hesitated to comment, because, in the first place the little I ever knew about the British Constitution has long since drained away down the foggy... Read More
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Last week started off with another Muslim terrorist attack, this one on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus. Shortly before 10 a.m. Monday a Somali immigrant, a student at the university, deliberately drove his car into a group of people, injuring several. Then he got out and stared stabbing bystanders with a butcher... Read More
Oh, say, can you see? The first weekend of November saw the annual conference of the Mencken Club in Baltimore. I was there to do a party piece, along with Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, and many other friends from senior Alt Right ranks. It all went off very well. Many thanks to Paul Gottfried and... Read More
These Goodwhites Are Nasty Pieces Of Work
In case you’ve just emerged after a year and a half in a sensory-deprivation tank, Hamilton is a musical about Alexander Hamilton and the American Revolution, with an almost entirely nonwhite castand the music in negro modes—Rhythm’n’Blues and Hip Hop. Gregory Hood in his scathing review [‘Hamilton’ as the Ultimate Expression of the System, American... Read More
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DOJ and DHS Are All That Really Matter
It was a joyous Thanksgiving for us immigration patriots, as our man continues interviewing for his executive team while the nation echoes to the festive sound of liberals’ heads exploding. [Bang!] Oh, there goes another one. Happy, happy days! As we go to press, The Donald is taking a Thanksgiving break with the family down... Read More
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The current (November 19th-25th) issue of The Economist has a striking long article about Chinese — more precisely, ChiCom — nationalism. Bottom line: it’s racial. I’ve made this point myself, e.g. in my 2001 China Diary: “Did they ask to see your passport?” I wanted to know. No, she said, they had not. Nor did... Read More
Jeff Sessions For Attorney General, Steve Bannon For Pope!
Yes, the sun is shining, the birds are singing (those of them fool enough to stay around on Long Island in November), Trump’s in his tower and all’s well with the world. Latest news: Senator Jeff Sessions has been offered the post of U.S. Attorney General. Imagine: An Attorney General who doesn’t hate white people!Just... Read More
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St Thomas Aquinas told us that one of the pleasures enjoyed by the blessed in Heaven was to contemplate the sufferings of the damned in Hell. Apparently if you get to Heaven there is a sort of balcony you have access to where you can stand and watch the sinners down below being prodded, scorched,... Read More
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Which Is Why We Have Immigration And Cultural Marxism
No doubt because of the impending presidential election, we’ve had some musings on the past and future of conservatism in the pages of the New York Times this past few days. Ross Douthat [Email him] was first up with a column titled What The Right’s Intellectuals Did Wrong In the October 26th edition. His very... Read More
Borjas no bore. October 20th I went to an event organized by the Center for Immigration Studies to hear Professor George Borjas present his new book,We Wanted Workers. Borjas explains the title in his Introduction: Reflecting on the European experience with the millions of guest workers [from the 1950s onwards], the Swiss playwright and novelist... Read More
I earnestly recommend that everyone watch Peter Thiel’s 13-minute address at the National Press Club this morning. He hits a number of nails on the head. A few at random: [At 1m08s] The truth is, no matter how crazy this election seems it is less crazy than the condition of our country. Thiel checks off... Read More
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A couple of remarks in Professor Susan McWillams’recent Modern Age piece celebrating the 25th anniversary of Christopher Lasch’s 1991 book The True and Only Heaven, which analyzed the cult of progress in its American manifestation, have stuck in my mind. Here’s the first one: In the most recent American National Election Studies survey, only 19... Read More
Democratic operative (and ex-convict) Robert Creamer. Credit: VDare.com.
But Corrupt Government Agencies Won’t Investigate
Watergate, anyone? What brought it to mind was this news story from CNN:Dem[Ocrat] Operative “Stepping Back” After Video Suggests Group Incited Violence At Trump Rallies. [October 18, 2016] Relevant quote from the story: “Democracy Partners called O’Keefe’s video a ‘well-funded, systematic spy operation that is the modern day equivalent of the Watergate burglars.’” What’s this... Read More
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I guess The Donald should be glad at least that his enemies can’t play the Hitler card. Hitler seems to have been well-nigh sexless—definitely not a ladies’ man.Eva Braun once grumbled that he had never treated her like a woman. Nobody’s quite sure what she meant, and whatever it was died with her in the... Read More
VDARE.com is an immigration-patriot i.e. restrictionist website. We’re also race realist: We accept that in a multiracial society, different races will inevitably, in the generality, precipitate out at different levels, in defiance of any social-engineering intervention not absolutely totalitarian. Given all that, what do we think about black immigration? I raise the subject because there... Read More
Quote of the month. “I’m fairly sure that in any but a very advanced society I would have been clubbed to death quite early in life, for the serious offence of not being one of the crowd.” — Peter Hitchens, Daily Mail, March 28th 2016. All right, it’s not precisely a quote from this month;... Read More
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Another month, another race riot, another Black Lives Matter Narrative Collapse, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina. Do BLM activists and their sugar daddiesnot know how this movie will end? Let me help them: AMERICANS WILL OPT FORLAW AND ORDER. Shortly before 4pm on Tuesday, September 20th, Officer Brentley Vinson of the Charlotte police force... Read More
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Here’s something I did enjoy watching—as opposed to the Clinton/ Trump debate.It’s intelligent, instructive, and thought-provoking, and so the opposite of retail politics. It was balm on my wounded psyche, 84 minutes of sunlit good sense after a raging storm of gibberish—a panel held at the National Press Club (boo!) last week: Immigration and Less-Educated... Read More
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I'd not an anti-Semite; I never have been; and I don’t have much time for anti-Semites. I’ve written a couple of million words of opinion commentary this past thirty years, all of it archived on my website, and I defy you to find any evidence of anti-Semitism in it anywhere. However, I’ve turned against the... Read More
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Two Hungarian Heroes vs. The “Refugee” Racket (Which Obama/Clinton LOVE)
There have been many attempted invasions of Europe by barbarian hordes. Each one has brought forth heroes to lead the fight for civilization. The Spartans held the pass at Thermopylae. Aetius fought the Huns to a standstillat Châlons (although to judge from the character sketch in Gibbon, Aetius might just as happily have fought on... Read More
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What Unites The Alt Right Is Resistance To Lies
Three weeks ago, I floated the word “Clintocalypse” to describe how the end of the world as we know it would follow a victory for Mrs. Clinton. Other opinionators were having the same thought. The one who’s been getting most coverage—no, I don’t begrudge it, honestly [sound of weeping]—is the pseudonymous writer Decius and his... Read More
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How about that Donald Trump, eh? Our man pulled off two—count ’em, two—big political moves in one day this week. He went to Mexicoand met with that country’s President as anapparent equal, and he then hopped over to Arizona and gave a fine thundering speech on immigration, packed with policy specifics. The policy specifics of... Read More
The Alt-Right breakout. Back in the States, the big news in August was theAlt-Right breakout. A picture tells a thousand words: blogger Audacious Epigone has the picture. This is nothing but good news. Establishment strategy for years has been to silence the Alt-Right, to seal off any outlets through which our ideas might leak out... Read More
Donald Trump had a rally in Jackson, Mississippi last week. One of the invited speakers was Nigel Farage, the moving spirit of the U.K. Independence Party and a key player in bringing about the Brexit vote back in June. [Trump Calls Clinton a Bigot as British ‘Brexit’ Leader Stumps for Him, By Nick Corasaniti, August... Read More
The Cedar Rapids Sweet Corn Festival: When you see these reports, ask \"What COLOR boy?\"
This week we saw some more fruits of Midwestern Nice. By a pleasant concinnity, the scene was Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District, right up against Wisconsin’s 1st, where Paul Ryan, the Dark Lord of Midwestern Nice, crushed his enemies in last week’s primary. Those two Congressional Districts are considerably different. District 1, Paul Ryan’s, is 91... Read More
John Derbyshire
About John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.


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