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The big news this week was Brexit—one manifestation of a trend now visible all over the Western world including the U.S.: cosmopolitans vs. communitarians. The story so far: Three years and two months ago the British people voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, the EU. The vote was 52 percent Leave to... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com This comes to you from beneath the sign of Saturn. I am glum. It's nothing personal, thank God; I'm glum about the state of my country. Coming from the author of a book titled We Are Doomed, I guess that's not an astonishing thing to... Read More
stabbedwhiteguy
Race-denialism is all over the Western world—the notion that race itself is a sort of optical illusion; that different races can, after a bit of social engineering, be brought to present the same statistical profiles on all traits; that when they present different profiles the only possible explanation is malice on the part of white... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com Last week's headliners were two mass shootings: one in El Paso, Texas last Saturday morning, followed in the small hours of Sunday morning by another in Dayton, Ohio. The El Paso shooter killed 22 people; the second killed nine. The El Paso guy is in... Read More
borischurchill
Britain is in crisis! A mighty national challenge looms! The nation's very sovereignty hangs in the balance! The populace is divided and confused. The political leadership is—as it usually is—an uninspiring clique of dithering seat-warmers and time-servers, none of whom has ever had his peace disturbed by an original thought, seasoned—as it usually is—with a... Read More
derbamywax-2
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com Amy Wax, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, in trouble again—in a way that points to the fundamental contradictions of Yoram Hazony’s recent National Conservatism conference a.k.a. The Gatekeeper’s Ball. In March last year, Prof. Wax did a Bloggingheads interviews with black Economics... Read More
See also: Turkeys Vote For Christmas—GOP Votes To Import Leftist Indian Overclass (And Also Depress Tech Wages) The House of Representatives recently passed H.R.1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. It’s now in the Senate’s Judiciary committee and could be voted on by the full Senate by September. Javanka is said to favor it, so... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com Marc Thiessen had a recent op-ed column poking fun at all the stern pronouncements we've had from senior Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren that "no-one is above the law." [Democrats say no one is above the law — except on immigration, Washington Post,... Read More
Earlier: Organized African Illegals Storm Pantheon In France, Two Days Before Bastille Day The Panthéon is a grand 18th-century building in Paris where notable French people have been interred since the Revolution. Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are there; so are mathematicians Lagrange and Condorcet, novelists Victor Hugo and Émile Zola, physicists Pierre and Marie Curie,... Read More
See, earlier, by Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump's Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism I hope you enjoyed your July 4th as much as the Derbs enjoyed ours. You should in fact enjoy the Fourth each year now with special zest in the knowledge that it may not be a public holiday much longer. Our Cultural Revolution... Read More
June 8th marked the 70th anniversary of the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of the half-dozen greatest pieces of imaginative fiction the last century produced, and the most politically potent. My own feelings about the book are more personal than the average. For one thing I am the same age as the protagonist Winston Smith,... Read More
The real heart of current Democratic craziness, on plain display in the two debates among Democrat candidates for President this week: the topic of immigration. The candidates left us in no doubt that any enforcement of immigration laws—the people's laws, passed by Congress properly assembled, according to the Constitution—is inhumane and unacceptable. On this showing,... Read More
forslavery
The issue of reparations for black slavery got an airing in Congress last week, curiously coinciding with renewed Main Stream Media drumbeating for the white-guilting Central Park Five Rape Hoax. I discuss reparations below, but first a word about an obviously-related news item that doesn’t seem to be getting any drumbeating at all. A 23-year-old... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com Cover story in last Sunday's Long Island Newsday: in Trump Era, LI Immigrants Cope With Tougher ICE Actions, "Climate Of Fear", June 7, 2019, by Will Van Sant [Email him] and Víctor Manuel Ramos. [Email him] That headline raised my hackles right away. I am... Read More
theywereguilty
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 famously contained the aphorism: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Apparently, he was right. It waxes stronger by the day. This is most particularly true in anything to do with race. The... Read More
derbren
James Fulford writes: John Derbyshire made his now-annual visit to the American Renaissance conference in Burns, TN, held under the protection of the Tennessee Park Police and State Police, which left four antifa arrested. The conference has been held annually since 1994, but recent years have shown that while never a hate group, the attendees... Read More
I got a little blast from the past reading Razib Khan's May 13th piece at National Review: Conservatives Shouldn't Fear Evolutionary Theory. Just some background on Razib. I have known him for more than twenty years, since we were both on Steve Sailer's original Human BioDiversitydiscussion group. Razib is a geneticist, most particularly a population... Read More
8tholdmanenery
So I sit down after dinner to watch some political shows on TV. What are they talking about? The Mueller Report. Still talking about it, still getting heated about it. I get to thinking about the opportunity cost of all the anti-Trump passion that is still, after more than two years, roiling our national legislature.... Read More
See, earlier: THE SYSTEM REPUDIATED: City’s Own Report Confirms Charlottesville Police, Politicians Conspired To Suppress Unite The Right Rally (Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com ) Joe Biden launched with a lie. He made his candidacy official with a three-and-a-half-minute video that leaned heavily on the disturbances in Charlottesville, Virginia in... Read More
original-sin
See, earlier: Vance’s HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Dissent From Personal Experience, by Jim Goad When, in the Winter 1967 issue of Partisan Review, Susan Sontag told us that "The white race is the cancer of human history," she had lit such a candle as, it seems 52 years later, will never be put out. Anti-whiteness is... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com Three weeks ago I passed some noncommittal remarks about Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. That was by way of arguing that from the point of view of the Democratic Party, an ideal candidate would be a non-crazy, unthreatening... Read More
See also: The House’s White Nationalist Hearing Farcical—But Disturbing This week on Capitol Hill the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee had a hearing on the threat of “white nationalism.” I didn't read very far into the transcripts of this event before I realized the complete bogosity of it. It was a pseudo-event, like one of those... Read More
When it comes to squishiness on immigration, the Trump Administration is now setting the pace. Every week brings news of some new concession to the business lobbies on legal immigration. I don't have to go looking for these stories. They pop up every few days. Washington Times, March 29th: DHS to double seasonal guest worker... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, availableexclusively on VDARE.com It's been amusing to see so many commentators grumbling that Jussie Smollett got off because he is rich and famous. [The hoax is on us: Smollett exemplifies celebrity justice, by Jonathan Turley, The Hill, March 27, 2019] Smollett is not actually all that rich or all... Read More
theonlyone
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, availableexclusively on VDARE.com Sub-Saharan Africans, and their descendants in the New World, are a local variety of our species homo sapiens. That they present their own particular statistical profile on heritable characteristics—which includes traits of behavior, intelligence, and personality—is deeply unsurprising. So do dog breeds; and what artificial selection... Read More
sharpton
The Jussie Smollett story has finally attained the point of total Narrative Collapse: The Chicago cops have charged Mr. Smollett with filing a false police report. That's a felony that could carry jail time. Jussie Smollett is out free on ten thousand dollars cash bail. What. A. Surprise. Among the many, many things illustrated by... Read More
fully
Thank goodness St Valentine's Day meant there was something to glow about this week. The political news just gets more depressing. I've been trying to hold on to some shreds of faith in our President, but he's making it awfully difficult. This week's fiasco, or Trumpasco, was of course the emergency funding bill out of... Read More
charlesmurrayrehab
Originally published in Academic Questions, October, 2018 (click here for original) reposted by permission When Charles Murray's book Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 was published in 2003, I was assigned to review it. Forming my thoughts after reading the book, I recalled an earlier exchange... Read More
canzuk
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] The phrase "White Supremacist" seems to have settled in among Social Justice Warriors as the favorite term of obloquy for those of us who won't clap along with the Progressive liturgy. I guess the word "racist" was just worn out from over-use. "White Supremacist"... Read More
An Interview with John Derbyshire
2019 is almost here. As everyone knows, 2019 is the year when the dystopian sci-fi movie Blade Runner takes place. 2019 will also be the ten year anniversary of the release of John Derbyshire’s paradigm-shifting bestseller We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism, a book which paints a dystopian future for America even more disturbing and... Read More
immoral
So there’s going to be at least a brief government shutdown over the Democrats’ refusal to fund President Trump’s Wall. Good. I cheered on the Wall when Trump put it at the front of his campaign in 2016. And of course we should have a secure barrier to separate us from the semi-barbarous countries to... Read More
megynkelly
Happy Halloween! Complete with Politically Correct ghouls. This Megyn Kelly story caught my attention last week. She is (was) the host of a morning talk show on the NBC television channel. I don't watch morning TV but I dimly remember her from her previous employment at Fox News. As best I can remember, she was... Read More
proudboypersecution
The level of political violence in the U.S. is rising. The main reason for this, of course: the license given by our Establishment to the Antifa movement of Communist thugs. But will violence spread from the streets to the soldiers? I know, it sounds crazily apocalyptic. But it’s being discussed in Britain. Twice recently—in Charlottesville... Read More
kavanaughimage
This has, in my opinion, been an unfortunate week in the politics of our republic. From a partisan political point of view the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Kavanaugh. have ended well, with Kavanaugh being voted through by the committee. The entire Senate will vote on his appointment to the Supreme Court next week.... Read More
everyother
Nice to see my old pal the Dalai Lama in the news. His Holiness spoke at a conference titled "The Art of Happiness and Peace" in the city of Malmö, Sweden. The event was hosted by a Swedish outfit named—please pardon my Swedish—Individuell Människohjälp, "IM" for short. I think the full Swedish name means "Individual... Read More
Andrew Cuomo, Governor of my home state of New York, was speaking in Manhattan on Wednesday, signing a bill to make sex trafficking a felony in the state. He made a now-famous gaffe, which says a great deal about the state of the modern Democratic Party But first, just a word about sex trafficking. Kidnapping... Read More
brothers-2
I recently predicted the emergence of Polar Alliance as Ice People recognize their common interest in stopping the Sun People Tsunami. Further evidence of that common interest: Italy Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte just visited the U.S.A. and had a meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office. The two leaders got along famously, both... Read More
000drezner
Bad news and good news: This week demonstrated once again, as if it needed demonstrating, that there are two major political parties in the U.S.A.: The party of Open Borders on behalf of big-money business donors, and The party of Open Borders on behalf of Cultural Marxists, anti-white ethnic lobbies, and public-sector employee lobbies. What,... Read More
putinsattack
Another week in the U.S.H., the United States of Hysteria. The occasion of this week's shriek-fest was of course President Trump's engagement with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Sample reaction, this one by Lt. General Mark Hertling in Politico: So those Facebook ads posted by Russians in 2016 were just like Pearl Harbor, just like 9/11.... Read More
northlands
Last week I commented on the huge numbers of Sun People moving, or trying to move, into Ice People territories: I went on to point out that it may not much longer be just the white people of Europe and North America—the West Arctics, if you like—that are being invaded. Our East Arctic relations in... Read More
gohome
The inspiration for this article is a piece on the politico.eu website, which I assume is the European version of our own center-left Politico.com: The subhead to the article is: "Fortress Europe hardens its heart." The body of the article is a breathless argument from the bleeding-heart Left that Europe's leaders are abandoning their Open-Borders... Read More
notthiscountry
The Economist magazine just held a debate across the week June 18th to 25th. Topic: Should people be free to choose the country in which they live? It's a straightforward question, using plain English words in proper grammatical order. But then, you could say the same of: Should New York City abolish all restrictions on... Read More
justbuildit
If you followed the recent hysteria about our cruelty to illegal alien children on non-Main Stream Media, you'll be familiar with the depth of nonsense and dishonesty behind it all. You'll know that the policy causing all the shrieking and fainting has been in place for years, long before Donald Trump showed up. You'll have... Read More
asianprotesters
I got a bit carried away with congressional maneuvering over immigration issues last week, leaving myself no time for other topics in the news. Here's one of those topics: the assault on meritocracy. Now, the whole issue of meritocracy is problematic. It needs some serious thought and public discussion, but isn't getting much of either.... Read More
sessions
The congressional GOP leas by House Speaker Paul Ryan has been meeting this week to try to get Republican immigration legislation through the House. There is a deadline looming: next Tuesday, June 12th. Twenty-three of the most RINO-ish Republican representatives have been pushing for a discharge petition. [House Republican factions hunt for immigration deal, By... Read More
didntknow
White privilege, black privilege, you can argue those terms back and forth all day long. I'll give you my take on those precise terms some other time. What, it seems plain to me, exists in plain sight beyond any trace of doubt, is mulatto privilege. If you're just a little bit black — I think... Read More
mawa
The midterm elections this coming Fall are shaping up to be really interesting, culturally as well as politically. The political question is of course whether the Republican Party will lose control of the House and/or the Senate. Current pollster wisdom is: Yes, the GOP will likely lose the House, but probably not the Senate. There... Read More
fertilitydeclinesrace-w640
“Hatched, matched, and dispatched”—my mother’s term for the births, marriages, and deaths columns in our local paper. Let's visit the hatcheries. What's mainly happening in the hatcheries: a slowdown of business. Americans are not making as many babies as we used to: Births plunge to record lows in United States, MSN, May 17, 2018. The... Read More
wolfewasaman
I share the general sadness—which I think is particularly felt among us of the stone-kicking community—at the passing of the writer Tom Wolfe. Reviewing his novel I Am Charlotte Simmons, I prefaced my review with some general expressions of admiration, thus: How does this conservative look forward to a new Tom Wolfe novel? Let me... Read More
getonit
It's been a depressing few days on the immigration front. Not least depressing has been the collapse of the lawsuits against Disney World. Just to remind you: Disney was in the news three years ago for laying off American IT workers and replacing them with cheaper workers from India on H-1B visas. The American workers... 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.