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You maybe heard about the black law professor who published an op-ed in the New York Times expressing the anguish he claims to feel when teaching his kids, as he feels he should, that white people can’t be trusted, and blacks can’t be friends with them. [Can My Children Be Friends With White People?, by... Read More
So President Trump’s chief of staff, former Marine Corps General John Kelly, praised Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Fox News: “Robert E. Lee was an honorable man. He was a man who gave up his country to fight for his state.” Those are accurate statements, so far as I know. They wouldn’t have been... Read More
Livin’ In A World Of Fools. As I prepare to post this diary, on the morning of November 1st, the news is dominated by a terrorist attack in New York City. A crazy Muslim, admitted for settlement in the U.S.A. under the craziest of our crazy immigration laws, murdered eight people using a rented truck.... Read More
Berry Library at Dartmouth: not a \"safe space\" for white students, assaulted by \"Black Lives Matter\" demonstrators in 2015.
The Extraordinary Case of Macklin Fleming and Affirmative Action
I recently got to meet social psychologist Lee Jussim [Email him] of Rutgers University. Back in 2001 I had reviewed a book Dr. Jussim had written in collaboration with two other scholars, book title Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences. My review was titled “Stereotypes Aren’t So Bad,” which is more or less the message... Read More
International Elections Support Immigration Patriotism—And In Kenya, Obama’s Tribe Lost
Abroad, a week of elections. I counted three, each one interesting in an immigration patriot way: Czechia. On October 22, the Czechs had an election in their country, which so far as I am concerned is Czechia. This was a parliamentary election, to select members of the national legislature. The Czech head of state, the... Read More
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See previous incidents under the tag “White Guy Loses His Job” Culture hero of the week was surely investment guru and gold bug Marc Faber, proprietor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom market newsletter. I can’t afford a subscription to that periodical— it’s $300 a year— but of course, as a fellow pessimist, I follow... Read More
As reported here by James Fulford on Monday, Austria’s general election last weekend was won by the center-right People’s Party with 32 percent of the vote. The center-left Social Democrats got 27 percent. Just a whisker behind them was the nationalist Freedom Party at 26 percent. The leader of the winning People’s Party is Sebastian... Read More
The weirdest aspect of the Open-Borders ideology is the sanctification of illegal aliens. They are holy objects, radiating a sublime, ethereal glow to those sufficiently spiritually refined to see it. We’re all more or less used to this where blacks are concerned. They dwell on a moral plane far above ours, and any negativity about... Read More
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Genuflecting is in the news—football players, mainly black ones, “taking a knee” during pre-game playing of the National Anthem. The most recent example, from this Sunday: teams kneeling before the anthem, and being booed anyway–NFL fans booed players for kneeling before national anthem and standing for it | NFL players tried to show support for... Read More
As deplorable as we Badwhites are, our medieval forebears were deplorabler. Here’s one: Geoffrey le Barbu (“the Bearded”), Count of Anjou, around a.d. 1065: Now that’s Badwhite! (Geoffrey, by the way, was a great-granduncle of the English King Henry II, first of the Plantagenet Dynasty. His younger brother, who rejoiced in the epithet Fulk the... Read More
The Germans have a word for it: “homonationalism“—polls suggest support among homosexuals for the immigration-patriot AfD party is higher than among Germans at large, basically because of gay-bashing by Merkel-imported Muslim “refugees.” [The gay men turning to the far right in Germany, By Atika Shubert, Nadine Schmidt and Judith Vonberg, CNN, September 14, 2017] We’ll... Read More
Good news for David Brooks [Email him] and other guilty white cuckservatives/ liberals everywhere yearning for a nonthreatening black person to gush over: Ta-Nehisi Coates [Tweet him] has a new long article out in The Atlantic this week. [The First White President |The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy,October... Read More
I’m going to go out on a limb here and argue that the campaign against Professor Amy Wax at U. Penn. (detailed here and here) may end up as a net plus for race realism. Here’s my argument. The original Wax-Alexander op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer [Paying the price for breakdown of the country’s bourgeois... Read More
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The state of our military is a bit worrying. Those of us with family members serving have more to worry about than the average. I have no doubt our soldiers, sailors, and airmen will do their fighting best with any mission we assign them. But politicized leadership and stupid ideas about human nature may get... Read More
Given that The Economist is a major journalistic voice for the globalist, nation-hating, open-borders, anti-Trump club of the Billionaire Left; and given that AntiFa is the “muscle” of that club; it’s not very surprising that when our President attacks AntiFa, The Economist pulls out all the stops. The cover of the current (August 19th-25th) issue... Read More
Laura Ingraham Tosses and Gores Him
One of the side-effects of these periodic moral panics that sweep through American society — Trayvon, Ferguson, Charlottesville — is that they unmask people — bring out their inner nature. Well, two weeks ago on the podcast I said some kind words, or at least not un-kind words, about TV talking head Charles Krauthammer. I... Read More
A peaceful torchlight parade--unlike Ferguson and Baltimore, nothing was set on fire.
The Retreat Of Law—And Law Schools
One problem underlying our present discontents—a problem that looms larger and larger in my mind the more I think about it—is what I think of as the retreat of law. Case in point: the August 11/12 protests in Charlottesville should never have been allowed to get so violent. There were a few hundred protestors on... Read More
MSM (and GOP) Charlottesville Hysteria
My first take on the news comes right after I get out of bed in the morning, when I’ve retrieved my paper copy of the New York Post from the driveway to read over my breakfast oatmeal. The NYP’s not bad, as MainsStream Media goes. But last Sunday’s issue was straight-up CultMarx Narrative. “TERROR IN... Read More
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This week’s big story on the CultMarx front was the firing of Google employee James Damore. The firing offense was, he had written a document titled Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber and circulated it on Google’s internal network. The document was leaked to journalists, the nation’s CultMarxists threw a collective fit of hysteria, and Damore got... Read More
Derb Williams College Talk Cancelled After Violence Threats –President Falk Caved!
Today’s Wall Street Journal carries an op-ed by Zachary Wood (above) the Williams College student who invited me to speak to his “Uncomfortable Learning” group last February. The invitation was rescinded by the college president, Adam Falk “in the best interests of students and our community.” You can read Wood’s op-ed at the Journal website... Read More
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John Derbyshire writes: I gave a half-hour PowerPoint presentation under this title to the AmRen Conference on July 29th 2017. Video of the event will be posted at the AmRen website some time soon. As a pre-Information Age relic, my default format is the essay. For events like this, I first write out an essay,... Read More
Murray: “At no stage did the police or local government, the national police or government, consider that the EDL had a point.”
This is the first book of Douglas Murray’s I have read. Checking on Amazon.com before I started it, I saw that Murray’s previous works include Neoconservatism: Why We Need It (2006) and Bosie (2000). The latter is a biography of Oscar Wilde’s boyfriend Lord Alfred Douglas; Murray is openly homosexual. While of course I wish... Read More
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Never Forget The Bullet We Dodged When Hillary Was Defeated
From time to time, our President displays a lack of self-restraint, allowing his inner nitwit to escape from its cage, as in his feuds with Mika Brzezinski and CNN. At least, that how it seems to me in my geezer-like way—I know younger Dissident Righters think it’s hilarious. Still, I can always console myself by... Read More
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There’s something to report almost daily now in the war between Muslims and infidels being played out on the streets of Western cities. It’s getting to be so that any news outlet needs to just include a regular slot for these events, like the weather report. If things get any worse, some entrepreneur might start... Read More
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Richard Emmanuel Goldstein Spencer. Emmanuel Goldstein is the number one Enemy of the State in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and the main target of the daily Two Minutes Hate sessions. Who plays the corresponding role in the soft — but increasingly less soft — totalitarianism of 2017 America? The obvious answer is of course: Donald... Read More
While I’m trawling in my archives, I may as well give a mention to this column from February 2001: a modest, qualified appreciation of Bill O’Reilly, to whose show on Fox News I had become mildly addicted. That was sixteen years ago. The addiction wore off; but I’ve checked in with the Big Mick from... Read More
Some of the most fun I’ve had as a writer was compiling the education chapter (Chapter Six) of We Are Doomed. For the connoisseur of human folly, education is a banquet. I wrote: Sane books about education do occasionally get published, though. Two years ago almost to the day, I reviewed one such here at... Read More
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The Empty Sheet Hero And The Bangladeshi BLM Fan
Steve’s been having some fun with the story of Ziad Ahmed, an 18-year-old student at an expensive private school in New Jersey. Young Ziad has been accepted for a place at Stanford University. Congratulations to the lad. Getting accepted by Stanford is not newsy in itself, of course; and I may as well mention that... 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
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
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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
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
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
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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Royce Mann’s Awful Video Shows Real Problem–Elite Ethnomasochist Brainwashing
Another week, another Muslim atrocity, this one on the French Riviera: 84 dead as I go to tape. These incidents inspire in me what I can only describe as calm despair. There’s something in the collective character of Western humanity that is awfully resistant to learning an obvious lesson here. To adapt Chiang Kai-shek’s famous... Read More
The Answer: End Muslim Immigration. (Ask Trump)
Another day, another Muslim massacre. When Radio Derb went to tape, the week’s big story was the terrorist attack on Istanbul airport on Tuesday—three terrorists, Muslim of course, who all died in the attack, a further 45-odd innocents dead. But then on Friday there was the Dhaka, Bangladesh attack (28 dead). And on Saturday, another... Read More
Berry Library at Dartmouth: not a \"safe space\" for white students, assaulted by \"Black Lives Matter\" demonstrators in November. Credit: VDare.com.
Living as a white guy in America after having grown up elsewhere, I must say, I don’t see much ill-will towards blacks among my fellow whites. There are traces of it, I know; I read the comment threads. The vast majority of white Americans, however, wish no harm to blacks, nor any restriction of their... Read More
The geezer election. This month’s main event was the American Renaissance conference, May 20th-22nd. I recorded some observations in the May 27th Radio Derb. Foremost among those observations was the number of young people at the conference. That in turn got me thinking about youth and age as factors in politics. My thinking didn’t arrive... Read More
The national appetite for stories—books and movies—about white people being beastly to black peopleis apparently insatiable. A blockbuster of this genre, which I’ve referred to as “Abolitionist Porn”, was the novel and TV movie Roots, back in the 1970s. The book, written by professional black guy Alex Haley, was published in 1976; the TV show... Read More
I have occasionally—here, for example—mentioned Vladimir Bukovsky, the late-Soviet dissident who won my admiration with his 1978 book To Build a Castle: My Life As a Dissenter. Bukovsky isn’t just one of the Awkward Squad; he’s an entire Awkward Battalion just by himself. The Soviet authorities of the 1960s and 1970s confined him in labor... Read More
A photograph buzzing around the internet this week shows sixteen black andmulatto female West Point cadets, in uniform, posing with their fists raised in an apparent tribute to the Black Lives Matter Soros-funded anarchist group. Where there should be comradeship and institutional loyalty, these troublemakers have introduced rancor, division, and victimological whining. That’s not to... Read More
Spencer in Time. I was sitting in a doctor’s office late in April browsing the magazines. They had recent issues of Time. Flipping through the April 25th issue, who should I see looking out at me from page 41 but Richard Spencer, whose Beemer once graced my driveway for several days. (Richard was staying in... Read More
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There have been some later developments in the storm-in-an-academic-teacup over Williams College President Adam Falk [Email him] canceling a talk I was invited to give to the “Uncomfortable Learning” student group. The National Association of Scholars (of which I am a member) has been on the case. NAS is, to quote their mission statement, “a... Read More
Finally Youth Gets Transgressive!
Three years ago I wondered aloud in a TakiMag column why racism isn’t cool. What’s wrong with kids today? Don’t they want to vex their parents? Épater la bourgeoisie? Kick against the pricks? Be transgressive? Mildred: “Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?” Johnny: “Whadda you got?” Part of the fun of being young used... Read More
One of the great weasel words of our time is the word “troubling.” When a Social Justice Warrior tells you that such-and-such a thing is “troubling,” you’re meant to imagine him sitting there with furrowed brow, agonizing over the possibility that whatever it is might hurt the feelings of someone, somewhere. Given that hurt feelings... Read More
Putting together that last blog post, about UCLA disinviting Ben Shapiro, I was struck as always by the passions on display there among the Social Justice Warriors, as typified by Prof. Weide’s offer of physical violence. What is the fundamental nature of those passions? From which modules of the human mind do they emerge? There... Read More
At tony Williams College up there in northwest Massachusetts there is a student group named Uncomfortable Learning, whose stated mission is to bring controversial speakers to the campus. The group invited me to address them next Monday, and I agreed. I had some cordial email exchanges with the group, settling on length and topic of... Read More
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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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Limbaugh and company certainly entertain. But a steady diet of ideological comfort food is no substitute for hearty intellectual fare.
Once as a colonial project, now as a moral playground, the ancient continent remains the object of Great Power maneuvering