What a technologically tremendous time we’ve been living through this past few decades! That thought was inspired by the death last week of Andrew Grove, former CEO of Intel Corporation, and a key player in the computing revolution of the past half-century. I made my living for thirty years in Big Iron, the grand old... Read More
The contradiction between the vigorous, unapologeticethnonationalism of Jews in Israel and the horror of other peoples’ ethnonationalism expressed by Jewselsewhere has been a recurrent topic here on VDARE.com—see, most recently, Is Immigration Really A ‘Jewish Value’? by Kevin MacDonald. I think this contradiction is not hard to understand. If you are the ethnic majority in... Read More
The current (March 5th) print version of National Review carries an exchange between Dinesh D'Souza, a frequent NR contributor, and Ronald Bailey of Reason magazine, about the morality of "genetically enhancing" human beings, most especially by way of custom-designing our children. The exchange follows on from a long piece by Dinesh titled "Staying Human" in... 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.