hit Disney kids' movie Zootopia about a city where talking lions lie down with talking lambs came across to me as something that must have started out culturally rebellious but then got throttled by the test marketers and executives into the usual You-Go-Girl fare. Here the creative team talks about their original vision, which is... Read More
Hinduism. The descendants of the conquerors from the North are still more or less on top after several thousand years. In a 2014 review in Taki's Magazine of economic historian Gregory Clark's book on surname analysis, The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, I wrote: As Clark documents, there appears to... Read More
An anonymous commenter speculates on why Bill Clinton refuses to give up his membership in Trump National Golf Club-Westchester, Trump's personal golf club, even though many institutions (NBC, the golf tours, Macy's, etc.) that aren't actually married to the presumptive Democratic nominee are boycotting the presumptive Republican nominee: Three possibilities: Bill really thinks Hillary is... Read More
From my new column in Taki's Magazine: The near universal response of the punditry to a majority of Brits voting to leave the E.U. has been so enraged that the average voter must have begun by now to notice that their furious elites just plain don’t like them. As a Bizarro World Sally Field might... Read More
A year ago, when Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President by pointing out that the Mexican government wasn't sending us their best citizens as illegal immigrants and in response everybody respectable ostentatiously broke their contracts with Trump, I blogged: Why Hasn't Bill Clinton Resigned from Trump National Golf Club - Westchester? STEVE SAILER •... Read More
From Foreign Policy: It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry. BY JAMES TRAUB JUNE 28, 2016
I finally went to see two popular animated movies at the $3 theater: Disney's big budget / big hit Zootopia and the medium budget / medium hit Angry Birds based on the Finnish smartphone game. Like a lot of mainstream movies these days, both are allegories about classic iSteve topics like biodiversity. Zootopia is a... Read More
Julia Ioffe in Politico has a long article about Donald Trump's immigration idea man and warm-up act Stephen Miller. She intends to insinuate that the young staffer is some kind of Goebbels / Father Coughlin / Huey Long enemy. But Miller also cuts a deeply unsettling figure, even to many in his own party. His... Read More
I've noticed a big push recently to get fear of crime made an automatic reason for achieving refugee status. For example, in the NYT: Obama’s Death Sentence for Young Refugees Nicholas Kristof JUNE 25, 2016 ON THE GUATEMALAN-MEXICAN BORDER — CRISTÓBAL, a 16-year-old Honduran refugee fleeing a drug gang that wants to kill him, has... Read More
Nicholas Lemann, former head of the Columbia School of Journalism, reviews Yuval Levin's new book The Fractured Republic in the New York Times: Why Conservative Intellectuals Hate Trump By NICHOLAS LEMANN JUNE 21, 2016 THE FRACTURED REPUBLIC Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism By Yuval Levin 262 pp. Basic Books. $27.50. Every... Read More
From the New York Times: Africa’s Charcoal Economy Is Cooking. The Trees Are Paying. By NORIMITSU ONISHI JUNE 25, 2016 TOLIARA, Madagascar — When Julien Andrianiana started selling charcoal 14 years ago, he was just one of a few dealers around. Most households in Toliara, a coastal city in southwestern Madagascar, still used firewood for... Read More
A strikingly recurrent pattern is just how low-brow and schmaltzy is Establishment discussion of immigration policy. Here's the umpteenth example, from The Atlantic: A Note About Trumpism, From the Real America by James Fallows For the past week my wife Deb and I have been in western Kansas — Dodge City mainly, also Garden City,... Read More
From the New York Times' op-ed page: Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem By KATE CRAWFORD JUNE 25, 2016 ACCORDING to some prominent voices in the tech world, artificial intelligence presents a looming existential threat to humanity: Warnings by luminaries like Elon Musk and Nick Bostrom about “the singularity” — when machines become smarter than humans... Read More
Should I buy on Race Road because it's going to gentrify or should I sell on Privilege Place because it's going to tip? I was visiting the Museum of Man in the most spectacular building in San Diego's Balboa Park. And sure enough they have the race-does-not-exist touring exhibit that I was having fun at... Read More
From the BBC: Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU 2 minutes ago Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced. He said... Read More
From the NYT: Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Obama’s immigration plan, effectively ending what Mr. Obama had hoped would become one of his central legacies. The program would have shielded as many as five million undocumented... Read More
Good news in a case I've been following. It was the subject of an NBC Dateline episode, "The Girl with the Blue Mustang." If you watch it carefully, you'll note that there is zero evidence against the man who has been in prison for years. From the Los Angeles Times: Man convicted of murdering college... Read More
Black Lives Matter does great in getting the Obama Administration's and national media's support and in encouraging blacks to riot and to murder each other. BLM does not have much of a track record in actual justice proceedings however: Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges By JESS BIDGOOD and SHERYL... Read More
Last year, we were assured that Europe had to accept Merkel's Million Muslim Mob because the Syrian civil war was a once in a half-century tragedy, but of course the West didn't have to accept business as normal migrants from Africa, where the population is forecast by the UN to octuple to almost four billion... Read More
Commenter Antonymous looks up who perpetrated the last 25 mass shootings/bombings according to the Los Angeles Times list of "Deadliest U.S. Mass Shootings:" Kamikaze killers are aptly named, in that they are largely committed by foreign or non-traditional Americans. In the last ten years, there have been 16 mass shootings/bombings by non-whites, primarily immigrants and/or... Read More
From my new column in Taki's Magazine: Was The Juice on the Juice? by Steve Sailer June 22, 2016 I’ve been pointing out for years that O.J. Simpson’s 1994 white Bronco run for the Mexican border from his lawyer Robert Kardashian’s house was a turning point in American cultural history, spawning the Kardashians, Caitlyn Jenner,... Read More
From the NYT: How Do You Stop a Future Terrorist When the Only Evidence Is a Thought? By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI JUNE 21, 2016 MAGNANVILLE, France — The first time Larossi Abballa appeared on the radar of French terrorism investigators, the only act of violence they could pin on him was killing bunnies. He had joined... Read More
One of the big boosts to the "sharing economy" (e.g., Uber, Airbnb) has been the widespread assumption that anti-discrimination laws don't apply to them, because they are, like, high tech and disruptive and stuff. But that golden age of obliviousness is slowly coming to an end. From the NYT: Airbnb Vows to Fight Racism, but... Read More
Peter Beinart repeats in The Atlantic in "The Republican Party's White Strategy the conventional wisdom about how California Republicans shot themselves in the foot by supporting immigration restrictionist Proposition 187 in 1994: From 1994 to 1998, in other words, California Republicans rebelled against Latino immigration in many of the ways Ann Coulter now hopes America... Read More
I've always admired Israel and have frequently recommended that Americans study Israel's hard-headed policies and attitudes for models for our own country. Donald Trump appears to feel much the same way. From the Israeli broadsheet Haaretz: On Walls and Racial Profiling, Trump Damns Israel With Loud Praise His tributes could turn off critics as well... Read More
David Frum interviews Barry Latzer, a professor at CUNY, in The Atlantic: The Cultural Roots of Crime A conversation about the rise and fall of violence in America with criminal-justice scholar Barry Latzer. DAVID FRUM JUN 19, 2016 POLITICS Barry Latzer is that rare academic with both practical and theoretical knowledge of his subject matter.... Read More
The most notorious feature of the difficult Oakmont golf course, site of this year's U.S. Open won by Dustin Johnson, is the Church Pews fairway bunker between the 3rd and 4th fairway. The tall islands of grass within the giant sand trap make it risky to try to advance the ball directly toward the green... Read More
Dennis Dale writes about a late 1960s prediction that affirmative action would cause blacks to feel endlessly dissed: I'm glad the good judge isn't here to see just how effective his predicted black political agitation has been; so successful it's adopted by other groups such as Hispanics, similarly mismatched by affirmative action. Likewise feminism and... Read More
transcript: "You probably don't know because you're white ... I'm tired of the black and white dichotomy that goes on everytime we take the time to talk about race in this country ... but we never take the time to consider the shades in between, like mine." It would be interesting to count what %... Read More
Harvard feminist professor Karen L. King made big news by announcing in Rome in 2012 the existence of what she called The Gospel of Jesus's Wife, which proved that Jesus had been married, perhaps to Mary Magdalene. Now, Ariel Sabar has a great article in The Atlantic tracking down the real story behind The Gospel... Read More
As Orwell pointed out in the Newspeak Appendix to 1984, for more lucid, more useful thought, it's helpful to have a broader arsenal of conceptual categories. For example, my impression is that there has been an uptick over the last five decades or so in American history of what I would call "kamikaze killers." These... Read More
As we all know, diversity is our strength. Some xenophobes, though, angrily believe that America's provincial culture would not benefit from the wholesale importation of diverse peoples and practices, such as the venerable Pashtun tradition of bacha bazi. From Yahoo News, an article on what we are missing out on due to America's ingrained nativism:... Read More
From City Journal: Catching Up Is Hard To Do Los Angeles has fallen far behind the Bay Area—perhaps permanently. Aaron M. Renn June 10, 2016 The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles, by Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji P. Makarem, and Taner Osman (Stanford Business Books, 328 pp.,... Read More
Back in the early 1990s, Susan Faludi was, along with Naomi Wolf, a feminist poster girl for the post-Clarence Thomas Year of the Woman in politics that, in order to fight the plague of sexual harassment in the workplace, elected as President ... Bill Clinton. Faludi's 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women... Read More
From my new column in Taki's Magazine: The Orlando Latino gay slaughter is a nightmare for the establishment because Florida is a purple state with 29 electoral votes. And while the mainstream efforts to elicit Hispanic racialism haven’t gotten all that far outside of La Raza circles, gays have become a popular sacralized group. Trump’s... Read More
A new New York Times editorial: The Corrosive Politics That Threaten L.G.B.T. Americans By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JUNE 15, 2016 ... Omar Mateen shattered the tenuous, hard-fought sense of personal safety that many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans have begun to feel as the movement for equality has made significant gains in recent years.... Read More
Commenter Twinkie calls our attention to this characteristic anecdote from 2016, as recounted in the Washington Post article entitled "Inside the Hate-Filled Mind of a Mass Murderer:" Carter, who was among several patrons Mateen held hostage after they’d tried to take refuge in a club bathroom, told a news conference Tuesday that Mateen asked if... Read More
From my new column in Taki's Magazine: Anarchy in the U.S.A. by Steve Sailer June 15, 2016 ... And yet, the United States has been plagued before by immigrant group terrorism, and completely solved the problem. How? Largely by selective deportations of radical immigrants and cutting back on future immigration. Immigrant terrorists committed many of... Read More
Here's my 2012 column in Taki's Magazine that offered a useful neologism for thinking about where the President is coming from: he is by upbringing a "Muslimist." I derived the word from the term "Arabist" that has traditionally been used to describe the High Protestant caste of American diplomats and educators who long were the... Read More
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