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From Molecular Psychiatry: Predicting educational achievement from DNA by S Selzam, E Krapohl, S von Stumm, O Reilly, K Rimfeld, Y Kovas, PS Dale, JJ Lee, and R Plomin A genome-wide polygenic score (GPS), derived from a 2013 genome-wide association study (N =127,000), explained 2% of the variance in total years of education (EduYears). In... Read More
From Slate: The Myth of the Rust Belt Revolt Donald Trump didn’t flip working-class white voters. Hillary Clinton lost them. By Konstantin Kilibarda and Daria Roithmayr Commentators in charge of explaining Donald Trump’s surprise victory seem to have settled on the idea that the white working class in the Rust Belt played a decisive role.... Read More
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with it being December and all, another baseball statistics essay is not at all relevant, but I came up with a baseball statistic that I'd never heard of before: a pitcher's ratio of the number of batters he hit with his pitches to the number of wild pitches he threw to the backstop. This ratio... Read More
The New York Times is trying to stir up a diplomatic spat between the U.S. and China: Trump Speaks With Taiwan’s Leader, Likely Upsetting China By MARK LANDLER 6:02 PM ET President-elect Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwan’s president on Friday, a striking break with diplomatic practice that could create a rift with... Read More
Back in August, I asked "If the latest Milwaukee riot isn't Hillary's Sister Souljah Moment, what would be?" From Slate in October, an explanation that due to changes in the electorate, Democrats don't have to stoop anymore to the indignity of pretending that they don't agree with identity politics extremists like Bill Clinton did in... Read More
Robby Soave of Reason has reported that the name of the course requiring a group project on microaggressions that Ohio State's Stabby Somali, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was taking was named "Crossing Identity Boundaries." This would appear to be the class's website. Here are excerpts: Multicultural Center The Ohio State University Crossing Identity Boundaries (ES... Read More
From the NYT: POSTCARD FROM BEIJING In China, Eugenics Determines Who Plays in School Bands By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW DEC. 1, 2016 “We’ve chosen your children according to their physical attributes,” the leader told a group of parents at a Beijing public elementary school. ... Yet we had been called in to hear about the... Read More
Thomas Edsall mulls over Hillary's strategic blunders in the NYT: The difference in the rhetorical strategy of Hillary Clinton and Theresa May is one of stress and underscoring. While May made sure her identity group stands were secondary to her pronounced commitment to the working men and women of England generally, Clinton frequently placed her... Read More
Above is the graph of 8th graders in math scores on the 2015 TIMSS international test. There are also scores for 4th graders in math and both grades in science. TIMSS's rival PISA will release their scores on December 6th. Over the years, I've read up more on the PISA test. Anybody out there know... Read More
From The Atlantic: What Makes Today’s America Different From the Country That Incarcerated the Japanese? A conversation with a historian about the slow creep of discrimination, from the U.S. government to church groups EMMA GREEN NOV 29, 2016 POLITICS When Donald Trump and other Republican legislators proposed a ban on Muslim immigration to the United... Read More
Charles C. Johnson of GotNews has found a tweet from a classmate of that stabby Somali who ran amok this week at Ohio State showing they were supposed to be working on a group project on "microaggressions." I'm not sure that the more stabby Somalis quite grasp that keeping your aggressions micro is a good... Read More
Just before the election, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner cost himself $3 million in a seemingly easy-to-win libel suit by a U. of Virginia administrator by de-retracting much of Sabrina Rubin Erdely's notorious hate hoax article "A Rape on Campus." The day after the election, Obama welcomed Wenner to the Oval Office for an interview... Read More
We read constantly in the press about about efforts by the Establishment to hunt down and bayonet the last redoubts of male dominance. For example, the New York Times is currently worked up over astronomy departments being too male. As we all know, he who controls the astronomy department controls the world! But in reality,... Read More
my new movie review in Taki's Magazine: Moana, the new Polynesian-princess animated feature from Disney, is like a less on-the-nose version of Interstellar, the 2014 Christopher Nolan science-fiction epic set on a dying Earth that has cravenly given up on space exploration. Nolan’s characters complain overtly that humanity has lost its urge to settle new... Read More
From The Telegraph: Russian police use dogs cloned by Korean scientist trying to revive the woolly mammoth South Korean researchers donated the cloned dogs to handlers in Yakutsk 29 NOVEMBER 2016 • 3:40PM Russia’s security services are to use cloned sniffer dogs to hunt down drugs and explosives following a donation of experimental puppies from... Read More
One development of this decade as identity politics has become ever more extensive has been the pattern of seeing long strings of words pinned together to specify the Bad Guys: e.g., Cisgendered Straight White Males. We don't just have a Flight from White, we have people trying to shed their deplorable Core identities by ever... Read More
From the top of NYTimes.com ... It would be interesting to know when this kind of Extinctionist rhetoric became normalized in the respectable media. My impression is that there was a big inflection upwards the day after the 2012 election, but I could be wrong.
From The Guardian: Alt-right’ online poison nearly turned me into a racist Anonymous It started with Sam Harris, moved on to Milo Yiannopoulos and almost led to full-scale Islamophobia. If it can happen to a lifelong liberal, it could happen to anyone Monday 28 November 2016 07.00 EST I am a happily married, young white... Read More
Back on November 16, I joked that California would finish counting its votes "by, at the latest, Thanksgiving. Or, worst case scenario, by Cyber Monday. Tops." But, Cyber Monday has come and gone. Yet, from the New York Times: California Official Says Trump’s Claim of Voter Fraud Is ‘Absurd’ By ADAM NAGOURNEY NOV. 28, 2016... Read More
From the New York Times: What Is the Color of Beauty? A multibillion-dollar industry of skin-whitening products dominates the West African beauty market, creating a world of mixed messages for the women who live there. By HELENE COOPER NOV. 26, 2016 ACCRA, Ghana — ... Here in the heart of the multibillion-dollar industry of products... Read More
From City Journal: Democrats, Not Trump, Racialize Our Politics A party obsessed with race won’t have much luck reaching out to non-elite whites. Heather Mac Donald November 27, 2016 ... The most absurd Democratic meme to emerge from the party’s ballot-box defeat is the claim that it is Donald Trump, rather than Democrats, who engages... Read More
French politics are important in a symbolic sense because French political history probably ranks with American and British political history as the best known in the world, and perhaps the best known for ideological purposes. The current move to the right in France is thus worth paying attention to. From the NYT: François Fillon Wins... Read More
Here's the beginning of a New York Times article: Postelection Harassment, Case by Case By CAITLIN DICKERSON NOV. 23, 2016 An image that María Sanchez posted on Twitter of the “wall” that a friend built in her dorm room. Credit María Sanchez Vandalism, offensive jokes, even criminal assault — reports of bias-based harassment have spiked... Read More
I'm an undocumented Olympic gold medal winner, although I do have a photo:
Trump International Golf Resort?
From the Claremont Review of Books: THE HIDDEN COSTS OF IMMIGRATION By: Christopher Caldwell Posted: November 8, 2016 ... The benefits of immigration are obvious to anyone who has ever eaten sushi, left a rumpled hotel room and found it spotless on returning a few minutes later, or golfed on three or four different well-groomed... Read More
From the New York Times: How the American Electorate Is Changing By NIRAJ CHOKSHI NOV. 25, 2016 A decade ago, New Mexico ushered in a demographic trend that is likely to shape American politics for decades to come. In 2006, it became the first state in the nation whose voting-eligible population switched from being majority... Read More
As white people have moved more and more from suburban to urban locations, the cry has gone up that poor, crime-prone blacks must be rescued from the horrors of having to live close by booming downtowns and relocated to distant suburbs without much public transit or, ideally, to dying small cities. For their own good,... Read More
Michael Lewis has been the gold standard author of frequent flier books since the end of the 1980s. He has a new book coming out in December about the Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, The Undoing Project, who studied why people make bad decisions. Vanity Fair has one chapter from the book. I... Read More
From the Washington Examiner: 9/11 mastermind: Al Qaeda favors 'immigration' to defeat USA By PAUL BEDARD (@SECRETSBEDARD) • 11/23/16 10:10 AM The jailed architect of 9/11 [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed] revealed that al Qaeda's plan to kill the United States was not through military attacks but immigration and "outbreeding nonmuslims" who would use the legal system... Read More
https://youtu.be/ZpJoMuuE3Eg?t=15s Zombies have of course been big in 21st Century pop culture. One surmise is that they serve as a metaphor for discomfort about mass immigration and the threat of it accelerating, as in Germany in 2015. This was most explicitly brought out in the 2013 movie starring Brad Pitt, based on the novel by... Read More
A friend writes about a new study and speculates about the President-Elect: Dyslexia and OCD (such as Trump's germaphobia) correlated: https://gumc.georgetown.edu/news/A-Brain-System-that-Appears-To-Compensate-for-Autism-OCD-and%20Dyslexia If both were true, explains a lot. Would generate huge inferiority complex, a lot to prove. I’ve shared with [X] that Trump talks about his sex life a lot more than other alpha males.... Read More
From my new Taki's Magazine column: Trump U by Steve Sailer November 23, 2016 Donald Trump is not the most scholarly American, but he could do education a bit of good. It’s not even all that necessary for Trump to appoint effective administrators to key roles in the Department of Education and in the civil... Read More
From my 2011 review of Jared Taylor's book White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century in VDARE: What are the prospects for white identity politics emerging as a self-conscious, public force in America? I'd guess: not good. This is not to say that white identity politics won't continue to manifest itself de facto. We... Read More
My first thought when I heard the news about the Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas was: "So Donald Trump is going to be President." Hillary's response:
I coined the term the White Death last year when attention finally turned to a remarkable fall in life expectancy among some white populations due to the lucky coincidence of economist Angus Deaton and his wife publishing a paper on the subject just days after he was awarded the new quasi-Nobel Laureate in economics. From... Read More
Alexander Hamilton wrote in 1802: The Examination Number VII, [7 January 1802] The next exceptionable feature in the Message [from President Jefferson], is the proposal to abolish all restriction on naturalization, arising from a previous residence.2 In this the President is not more at variance with the concurrent maxims of all commentators on popular governments,... Read More
From The Guardian: Monkey attack in Libya sparks tribal clashes that kill more than a dozen Three men turn a pet monkey loose on a schoolgirl, prompting retaliation that escalates into use of tanks and mortars
In his old age, California governor Jerry Brown is turning his back on his 1970s "Era of Limits" rhetoric and trying to belatedly match his father Pat Brown as a titanic builder. In particular, Jerry wants to complete his dad's California water project by building water tunnels under the Sacramento River delta and he wants... Read More
Last night VP-Elect Mike Pence and family took an evening off from the Trump Transition to attend the hottest Broadway musical of the era, Hamilton. The rich people in attendance relentlessly booed Pence for profaning their SWPL Holy-of-Holies with his presence, and the cast lectured Pence from the stage after the final curtain (except that... Read More
"We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends" Barack Obama The upcoming transvaluation of values will do much to ventilate stale thinking. We will see Paul Krugman in the New York Times denouncing Trump's deficit spending as an inflationary stimulus based on the discredited ideas of the false prophet Keynes. Meanwhile,... Read More
Back in 2012, I was able to write several major analyses of the election results in part because Reuters had set up 40,000 person panel and provided a tool for doing crosstabs, such as married Jewish men (61-39 for Obama over Romney). Practically nobody else seemed to notice it in 2012, so not surprisingly, Reuters... Read More
Audacious Epigone graphs where the polls underestimated Trump (red) or Clinton (blue). He offers a number of explanations for the patterns, including this interesting east-west distinction that first emerged during the Republican primaries: Another thing that astute commentators noted from the beginning but that the polling agencies never fully picked up on was the nationwide... Read More
From Real Clear Politics: Trump Won on the Issues By Jeffrey Anderson November 18, 2016 ... So how did Donald Trump, a man who has held none of the positions listed above, beat a former senator and cabinet secretary to win the presidency? In an election focused on character, Trump won on the issues. The... Read More
From Advertising Age: How Did Hillary Clinton Screw This Up? For Starters, Her Advertising Was All Wrong By Simon Dumenco. Published on November 09, 2016. ... It seemed like every ad that Clinton and her allies released in the ensuing months was simply a variation on the theme that Donald Trump is a big jerk.... Read More
From the Hollywood Reporter: Ringside With Steve Bannon at Trump Tower as the President-Elect's Strategist Plots "An Entirely New Political Movement" (Exclusive) 10:00 AM PST 11/18/2016 by Michael Wolff "I'm not a white nationalist, I'm a nationalist. I'm an economic nationalist," Bannon tells THR media columnist Michael Wolff as the controversial Breitbart News chief turned... Read More
of the less expected achievements of 21st Century cinema is getting pretty good at making movies out of scraps of intellectual property that aren't even stories. As I confidently explained in my review of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie: "Pirates" is inspired by an amusement park ride. A very good amusement park ride... Read More
From Politico: GOP learning wrong lessons from Trump win, Republicans fear Republican strategists say Trump's intense reliance on white voters is not a long-term model for success. By KATIE GLUECK 11/17/16 05:06 AM EST Only about 55 percent of Hillary Clinton’s voters were white. That dynamic is not sustainable down the road or for other... 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.


Past
Classics
Are elite university admissions based on meritocracy and diversity as claimed?
The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.
What Was John McCain's True Wartime Record in Vietnam?
The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
Hundreds of POWs may have been left to die in Vietnam, abandoned by their government—and our media.