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From the New York Times' column by David Brooks: How about citizenship? How exactly can McCain's long campaign to debase American citizenship by spreading it to lawbreakers
The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team enjoys a huge local fan base, a famous history including ethnic heroes Sandy Koufax and Fernando Valenzuela, and a large if old-fashioned modernist stadium, ranking first in attendance in the National League for 10 of the last 14 years. While Dodger Stadium's seating capacity has been downsized somewhat from... Read More
In the comments at Columbia U. professor of statistics Andrew Gelman's blog, Dr. Gelman and I discuss why social psychology seems to usually be at the center of the Replication Crisis wars, such as in the controversy over Amy Cuddy's power posing experiment. I said: I lifted this idea from Greg Cochran. Dr. Gelman responded:... Read More
From the New York Times local news section: Using DNA to Sketch What Victims Look Like; Some Call It Science Fiction By ASHLEY SOUTHALL OCT. 19, 2017 Freezing winds whipped the snow-covered coastline of Brooklyn’s Calvert Vaux Park on the day two years ago that a severed hand washed up on the rocks. ... The... Read More
The weak form of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is that having a term for a reality or a concept makes it easier to notice that reality and easier to think about that concept, while not having a term for it makes thinking harder. As Orwell wrote in the appendix to 1984 on Newspeak: The editor of... Read More
In the fourth game of the National League championship series to determine who goes to the World Series, the Chicago Cubs survived a threat of elimination by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on 3 solo homers to 2 solo homers. Five of the eight hits in the game were home runs. (For the Europeans... Read More
I've written a lot over the years about the Replication Crisis in the social sciences as academics attempt to emulate Malcolm Gladwell's success on the corporate conference circuit. The New York Times Magazine offers a long sympathetic article about the Power Posing lady at Harvard Business School who has made a lot of money off... Read More
From The Atlantic: Why Parents Make Flawed Choices About Their Kids' Schooling A new study shows that families act on insufficient information when it comes to figuring out where to enroll their children. GAIL CORNWALL 11:00 AM ET EDUCATION ... A new working paper titled “Do Parents Value School Effectiveness?” suggests that parents similarly opt... Read More
My new Harvey Weinstein-related column in Taki's Magazine, "The Overlord of Oscar Bait," argues that, just as Hollywood should no longer import chimpanzees to appear in movies like Bedtime for Bonzo because they can now be digitally simulated by putting Andy Serkis in a motion capture suit, we should consider banning professional child actors in... Read More
From my new column in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
From the New York Times oped page: BÄRÍ: An umlaut and an accent in just four letters! Now that's diverse. OAKLAND, Calif. — Discussing her work at Apple at an event last week about fighting racial injustice, Denise Young Smith, the company’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, said, “There can be 12 white, blue-eyed,... Read More
From Vox surprisingly, the text string "Africa" does not appe
From The Independent:
An essay by one of former New Republic owner Marty Peretz's Bright Young Men (along with Andrew Sullivan and Al Gore), James Kirchick: Another substantive difference is our views on immigration. While I always have favored high levels of immigration ... Miller is a severe restrictionist. ... This provided one of the most improbable spectacles... Read More
From Foreign Policy: The Trump Administration Wants Refugees to Fit In or Stay Out An obscure new policy would give priority to refugees who seem like they might “assimilate.” BY LAUREN WOLFE OCTOBER 12, 2017 Out in New York Harbor in 1903, the bronze plaque with Emma Lazarus’s poem “The New Colossus” was affixed to... Read More
Slate's film critic realizes her entire worldview was a fraud: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Is Changing How I Look at the Movies Just as the election challenged my perception of America, the past week has transformed my whole understanding of Hollywood. By Dana Stevens OCT. 13, 2017, 1:50 PM For the past week I’ve been... Read More
In the New York Times, Tina Brown, who quit as editor of the New Yorker in the late 1990s to edit a start-up glossy magazine backed by Harvey Weinstein called Talk, explains a little about how The Narrative cake is baked: Harvey spent most of the hours of his working day ensuring that all the... Read More
From Ezra Klein's interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates in Vox:
Oh, boy, what a list of speakers that the University of Virginia School of Engineering is paying for ... Where's Sabrina Rubin Erdely? How much is Angela Davis getting paid to lecture UVa engineers? She asks for $15k-$25k, but I think she'll take $12k. Remember, she hasn't been bought any guns used in a murder... Read More
The New York Times has an article on the four ethnic flavors of new ads for the new 2018 Toyota Camry: black, Asian, Latino, and "transcultural mainstream," which, I have to admit, is a new term for me. The Camry has been the biggest selling sedan in the U.S. for the last 15 years (although... Read More
From The Hill: It had to have been some high quality KGB disinformation to fool Pinterest users.
From The Hill: So Black Lives Matter was, in effect, a Russkie plot to destroy America? That makes sense. Here's Putin using Russian mind-control waves to take over Hillary's the way, is The Hill a real news site?
From the Washington Post:
From the New York Times: That's why everybody confuses white albinos (such as rock stars Edgar and Johnny Winter) and black alibinos, such as model Diandra Forrest (shown below with her baby). Oh. Wait. People don't actually confuse white and black albinos. I said way back in 2000 in a VDARE article "Seven Dumb Ideas... Read More
Commenter Irish Paleo writes:
As I've often mentioned, I don't pay that much attention to all the Spy vs. Spy allegations in the papers because: A) How should I know what really happened? B) The basic rule of intelligence is to assess capabilities rather than intentions. For example, if, say, the Russians have the capability to spy on the... Read More
In the New York Times, Manohla Dargis writes: And yet, if you go back before the Studio System fully emerged in Hollywood in the 1920s, you'll see that women were more integrated into behind the scenes jobs than after the Mayers came to dominate the business. As I wrote in Taki's Magazine in 2013: For... Read More
From the Toronto Star: By the way, this post's title is a nod to a 1986 Michael Kinsley joke in The New Republic:
From The Globe & Mail: Postcolonial parenting We thought we were raising an enlightened child, Tama Ward writes, but have we robbed our daughter of her cultural roots? TAMA WARD OCTOBER 4, 2017 At breakfast, in the glass-towered city of Vancouver, five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal. "What is it, honey?"... Read More
From my movie review in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
From the Guardian on Theresa May's really, really dumb initiative: Audit lays bare racial disparities in UK schools, courts and workplaces Government study finds regional variation, and separate research suggests minority ethnic women hardest hit by austerity May’s project, which she launched soon after taking office, brings together government statistics covering ethnic breakdowns in 130... Read More
From the New York Times: Google Finds Accounts Connected to Russia Bought Election Ads By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI OCT. 9, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — Google has found evidence that Russian agents bought ads on its wide-ranging networks in an effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential campaign. The findings from an internal inquiry draw Google further... Read More
As I began mentioning more than a decade ago, the hard science Nobel Prizes have been an impressive hold0ut from the Cult of Diversity. But ... from the Associated Press:
From the New York Times, yet another article on a study we already discussed: Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine By HEATHER MURPHY OCT. 9, 2017 Michal Kosinski felt he had good reason to teach a machine to detect sexual orientation. An Israeli start-up had started hawking a service that predicted terrorist... Read More
From the New York Times: Clearly, doctor, like stoop farm laborer, is one of those jobs Americans just won't do anymore. The shortage of American doctors couldn't have anything to do with cartel behavior by powerful interest groups.
From the New York Times: A point I've made before, but it seems to be completely lost on the rest of the press is that there are a fair number of people in California who are kind of Russian, kind of Jewish, kind of Israeli, and/or kind of American. For example, I suspect it's not... Read More
From the New York Times: It would be irresponsible for the government to grant amnesty without simultaneously doing much to prevent future demands for amnesty.
From a paper by Petra Thiemann in Sweden: This seems plausible to me. The classic 1950s Robbers Cave experiment in which random boys made to wait a few extra hours for a bus ride to summer camp bonded into aggressive teams that were hard to break up once they got to camp suggests that for... Read More
I saw the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi movie on Thursday. Any thoughts on the movie? Feel free to divulge spoilers in the comments.
From Slate: Mass Shooters Aren’t Disproportionately White Where the myth came from, and what it gets right and wrong about the demographics of mass killings. By Daniel Engber ... “These shooters are almost exclusively coming from a single socio-economic class and racial group,” wrote actor Cole Sprouse in a widely shared Twitter thread. We must... Read More
Here's a question. In pop culture history, there are countless male-male songwriting teams -- Rodgers-Hart/Hammerstein, Lennon-McCartney, Jagger-Richards, Page-Plant, Strummer-Jones, etc. And there are some male-female songwriting pairs, such as Comden-Green, Goffin-King, and Mann-Weil. But are there any female-female songwriting teams? I imagine there must be, but they are definitely rare. Why do women write so... Read More
Commenter anon calls our attention to two news stories: But meanwhile ….. Anon says: So …. The Democrats are already ‘brea
From the NYT: In 2013, I drove cross-country and visited Holmes County, Ohio, which is about 45% Amish. The Amish, of course, have very high birthrates and thus are constantly out-migrating from Holmes County, looking for new farmland to buy. (Two days later I pulled up for the evening in rural Grand Junction, Colorado near... Read More
Taiwan and South Korea have long numbered among world leaders in the entertaining genre of Brawls in Parliament, but now there's a new upstart, Uganda, raising the rhythmic Man in White Socks who leaps on the table at 3:10 must have watched Michael Jackson's Beat It video about a thousand times. (Also, stick around to... Read More
From Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein's statement about making amends for his long history of sexually harassing women under his power: One of Harvey's previous Oscar-winning statements against Gun Violence was his production of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained my review of Django Unchained: All these distractions leave poor Foxx with little to do except shoot white... Read More
From U. of Utah anthropologist Doug Jones' Logarithmic History blog: Note that Macedonia also sometimes portrayed itself as Greek as well. Peter Turchin is an ecologist-turned-social scientist who thinks that the contrast between Rome and Greece illustrates some general laws of history. According to Turchin, the rise and fall of empires is partly conditioned on... Read More
But from the New York Times today: From the New York Daily News:
From the Hollywood Reporter: Do you kinda get the impression that Michelle sees the world largely in terms of colorful clothes? Looking at the world primarily in terms of fashion is not the worst way to go through life, but it is pretty funny when you finally notice it.  
Going back to before the Larry Summers' whoop-tee-do in 2005, I've been pointing out that the three hard science Nobels deserve admiration for not caving in to our culture's demands for diversity. The media, in contrast, mostly ignored it the demographics of Nobel winners because the prestige of the Nobels might undermine the Narrative. This... Read More
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About Steve Sailer

Steve Sailer is a journalist, movie critic for Taki's Magazine, VDARE.com columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.


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