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
Thus Barack Obama, writing in his autobiography about his time at the expensive liberal-arts college Occidental in California. I'd like to tell you that he goes on to mock his young self for naïvety and infantile leftism, to deplore the way those "Marxist professors" used their prestige and influence to fill young heads with poisonous... Read More
"Obama Poses a Puzzle for Pollsters" alliterates a headline in America's Newspaper of Record. The story below goes on to speculate about how Barack Obama's blackness will play with voters, should the Democrats indeed ignore my sage advice of this past year and a half and nominate Obama as their candidate instead of the ineffable,... Read More
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.