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From Google: From Bing: From DuckDuckGo: The good news is that Google's Boxed Warning from the Anti-Criticism League probably doesn't much matter because if you type in "unz review" (instead of "what is the unz review") you'll get the, you know, Unz Review as the first choice and the ADL's warning about the Unz Review... Read More
From Vox: Getting worked up over Charles Murray being allowed on a podcast seems a little bizarre. (Here's the podcast.) Under the faux indignation and clickbait headline, however, this is about as good an attempt as any to shore up the Conventional Wisdom that the racial differences in average intel
One trend we've been tracking at iSteve recently is Tiger Children taking over the social justice jihadi racket. You might think that just because you are poor and black that you'd get a leg up in the struggle for, say, a leftist NGO job, but ... look out! The hardest-charging immigrants are coming from 10,000... Read More
I don't know for sure that Palo Alto, CA, the home of the venture capital industry and next door to Stanford U., is really the highest IQ town in America. The highest test score public schools in America are in Lexington, MA, a suburb preferred by Boston area college professors. And I imagine tiny, rich... Read More
The NYT and FiveThirtyEight forecasts have split, with NYT thinking a Trump victory is highly likely, but 538 has gone back to giving Hillary a small lead in the chances of winning. But in case the NYT model turns out to be right ... From iSteve back in February: Harry Baldwin has put together a... Read More
Here’s my presentation at the early 2013 symposium, transcribed and then translated from spoken Sailerese into actual written English. Hi, I’m Steve Sailer, and it’s a real pleasure to address our symposium. I’m going to talk about some overlooked aspects of the 2012 election. As we get to the data, we’re going to focus... Read More
If you go to Google and type in American inventors you get back from Google pictures of the top American inventors of all time. The #1 American inventor of all time is Lewis Howard Latimer, who, I just learned, worked with both Edison and Bell. Thomas Edison is in 6th place and a well-tanned Alexander... Read More
Hillary Clinton and her affiliated media, such as The Economist (whose board includes Hillary's great friend Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild), have gone to war against Pepe the Frog. To be fair, the frog started it. Still, why is the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party doing this? Is it because during Hillary's bizarre "alt-right"... Read More
From Talking Points Memo: It's striking how blatant double-standards are.
From PBS: Why the ‘alt-right’ is coming out of online chat rooms to support Trump August 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM EDT Donald Trump is appealing to voters who reject mainstream conservative ideals. These members of the so-called "alt-right" have typically taken their frustrations to the internet, rather than to the polls. John Yang interviews... Read More
Back in February, some readers of my Taki's Magazine column "Alexander Hamilton, Honorary Nonwhite" were baffled by why I was devoting so much attention to a Broadway musical about a rapping version of the apostle of Wall Street and limits on democracy. But time is validating my concern. From The Atlantic, a deeply self-serious article... Read More
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The first 2016 general election poll of September is also the first poll to show Trump beating Hillary. From May through July, Hillary was up by anywhere from 12 to 24 points over Trump. He's now up by five points, continuing a trend in Trump's direction in August: Poll Date Sample MoE Clinton (D) Trump... Read More
From the NYT Op-Ed Page: The Opinion Pages | CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER The Virginia Shooter Wanted Fame. Let’s Not Give It to Him. Zeynep Tufekci A BRUTAL attack takes place on live television; the on-air reporter and cameraman are fatally shot while at work on an early morning story. The resulting footage — essentially a... Read More
Do you ever get the feeling that journalists are starting to feel so constrained by the ruling ideology that they are self-sabotaging their articles, turning them into deadpan send-ups by choosing the dumbest examples in support of the conventional wisdom? For example, from the New York Times: So, which examples of Hollywood's unfairness to women... Read More
From the Wall Street Journal, an article that doesn't have too much new news, but gives me an excuse to offer some perspective on the Bush Dynasty's self-image of their role in New World history: How Jeb Bush Spent His Years on Wall Street Former governor’s time at Lehman and Barclays sets him apart from... Read More
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Matthew Weiner really, truly, deeply wants you to know that his cable show Mad Men was motivated by all the anti-Semitism he endured in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s. From the Washington Post: Q&A: ‘Mad Men’ creator Matthew Weiner talks ‘other-ness’ and Jewish identity on eve of finale By Lisa Lednicer May 14... Read More
From the NYT Magazine: The Great Democratic Crack-Up of 2016 They may have a strong presidential candidate, but at every other level, the party’s politicians and activists are fighting to survive — and fighting with one another. By ROBERT DRAPER MAY 12, 2015 Maryland might seem a peculiar venue for a blood feud over the... Read More
Charles Murray writes in the Wall Street Journal: Why the SAT Isn’t a ‘Student Affluence Test’ A lot of the apparent income effect on standardized tests is owed to parental IQ—a fact that needs addressing. By CHARLES MURRAY March 24, 2015 7:11 p.m. ET ... The results are always the same: The richer the parents,... Read More
From Politico: Holder could look outside the mainstream of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence to more informal community-based systems of legal reasoning, such as lynch law. They could call it Lynch law. For example, consider the old rationalization for punishing an innocent man: For Reason of State. Isn't it about time that the Obama Administration becomes entitled to... Read More
As I've been pointing out for awhile, the weak version of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis -- that our vocabularies influence how hard or easy it is for us to recognize patterns of reality -- offers an insight into a lot of recent feminist brouhahas, especially in Silicon Valley. Worldlier cultures than ours recognized that great concentrations... Read More
After the 2012 election we heard a lot about how the Obama Coalition was a demographic juggernaut. To take a random example, from New York magazine on May 10, 2013: Of course, Richwine should be fired for having done his Harvard doctoral dissertation on a technical subject of massive importance to the long term future... Read More
As I noted last August, it's not exactly a secret that the Israeli government recruits college students to write online comments. Nor is it a secret that there are other ways to make money promoting Israel. For example, the Israeli broadsheet Haaretz reported: Here for example is a Hasbara Fellowships homepage for American students wanting... Read More
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Commenter Wilkey points out: America has a lot of ways of enforcing blasphemy taboos as well, such as being forced out of your job (e.g., James D. Watson, Jason Richwine, Brandon Eich, etc.), public humiliations, leaking confidential conversations, and so forth. A belief in magic is almost mandatory these days.
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The Derb came up with the term "narrative collapse," but what's happening right now with the University of Virginia gang rape story is more like Narrative Apocalypse (to steal from commenter DNA Turtles). This is a long post, but you'll likely find it interesting ... My key insight into the Rolling Stone "gang rape" story... Read More
From Rolling Stone: A Note to Our Readers BY ROLLING STONE | December 5, 2014 To Our Readers: Last month, Rolling Stone published a story titled "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at a University of Virginia fraternity house; the university's failure... Read More
I’ve been analyzing elections since 2000, [GOP Future Depends on Winning Larger Share of the White Vote.November 28, 2000] and, ever so slowly, some of my insights are starting to become conventional wisdom. For example, following the 2014 elections and the sputtering of the Democrats’ “Republican War on Women” strategy, it’s not quite as much... Read More
Deogolwulf has solved the mystery of why superstar Marxist academic Slavoj Žižek's famously opaque prose suddenly became so much more lucid when Žižek summarized psychologist Kevin MacDonald's controversial theories about Jewish influence. Žižek simply lifted, with only minimal rewording, sizable parts of
I’m frequently accused of being overly interested inrace and ethnicity, to which I reply: “Didn’t you fill in your Census questionnaire?” Now, Kenneth Prewitt, whom Bill Clinton appointed head of the Census Bureau in 1998, has published an informative book, What Is Your Race?: The Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans, documenting the... Read More
While the rest of the country was still up in arms over the George Zimmerman verdict, I watched a webinar from the Brookings Institution on The Future of the Republican Party: Is the GOP DOA? It wasn’t the most scintillating debate, but it did give some insight into how influential Republicans think—and what they don’t... Read More
Ever since last November’s election, we’ve been hearing that Hispanics comprised a record 10 percent of the vote—which therefore obliges Republican Congressmen to pass “comprehensive immigration reform” a.k.a the Schumer-Rubio Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill RIGHT NOW. For example: But what if these nice, round turnout numbers provided by the Edison exit poll company weren’t true?... Read More
Below is the single most extraordinary chart explaining the results of the recent Presidential election: It’s widely assumed in the press that victory in the Electoral College is determined by the Gender Gap or by the Rising Tide of Hispanic Votersor whatever. But in fact the relationship between these demographic factors and whether a state... Read More
[ note: Adapted from Steve Sailer’s presentation to’s first-ever Webinar, January 19, 2013. For other presentations, seehere and here. Recordings will be available in a few days—or information when available, email with “Webinar recording” in subject line] Hi, I’m Steve Sailer, and it’s a real pleasure to address the first webinar. I’m... Read More
Remember last spring when the Main Stream Media kicked off the Obama re-election drive by inflating a local police blotter item—the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida—into the latest Hunt for the Great White Defendant? For Obama to win in November, the MSM had to agitate blacks to turn out like in 2008—not like in... Read More
What can we learn from the 2012 Presidential election? How about this? In politics (as we might have occasionally mentionedover the dozen years of’s existence) demography is destiny. Mainstream Republicans appear to be waking up to a reality that they’ve gone out of their way to not think about in the 15 years sincePeter... Read More
The calcifying influence of Democratic talking points on Main Stream Media [MSM] minds can be measured using Google News. Just type in and you will find about 11,400 recent articles. In turn, brings up 17,900 current news stories about this massive problem for Republicans. On the other hand, enter into Google News and you’ll get... Read More
At first glance, Barack Obama: The Story appears to be a vast heap of random details obsessively piled up by veteran Washington Postreporter David Maraniss. Maraniss hit pay dirt with bestselling biographies of Bill Clinton and Vince Lombardi, but his latest is an amazingly tedious read. His “frenzied fact-grubbing and fanatical boredom” (to quote Kingsley... Read More
Sean Trende, a senior analyst with RealClearPolitics, has written a valuable book entitled The Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs – and Who Will Take It that debunks much Main Stream Media [MSM] conventional wisdom—above all, importantly, the apparently unkillable meme that the GOP must get 40% of the Hispanic... Read More
Saturday’s New York Times front-page article detailing the Obama Administration’s plans to boost minority preferences in schooling, U.S. Urges Creativity by Colleges to Gain Diversity [webposted December 2], reflects a big shift in how the Main Stream Media talks about the 2012 election—towards the frank racial analysis I’ve been using for the last eleven years.... Read More
Last week, the Washington Post ran an amusing story on a new public school teacher in suburban Maryland's Prince George's County who can't speak English very well. Sixth-grade teacher David Colon, who was recently recruited fromPuerto Rico, admitted: [With Hispanic students on the rise, Hispanic teachers in short supply, by Robert Samuels, November 15, 2011]... Read More
In his November 9th New York Times column cleverly entitled The Cain Scrutiny, Ross Douthat calls attention to the arresting spectacle of white conservatives rising up to defend the honor of Herman Cain andblack manhood against allegations by blonde tramps that the Republican Presidential candidate's sexual advances were unwanted: Indeed. But to say that the... Read More
Slugger Yogi Berra liked to say, “You can observe a lot by watching.”And you can observe a lot about what modern Americans actually value just by watching their heroes. Nobody in recent memory earned more lavish obituaries than Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Inc. He was immediately beatified as a secular saint following his death... Read More
About a decade ago, I started wondering why you never heard aboutJaime Escalante anymore. He was the famous calculus teacher whosesuccess in a barrio school notoriously excited the jealously of administrators and the teacher’s union, and who was portrayed byEdward James Olmos in the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver. Escalante seems like the ideal Latino... Read More
Last week, I critiqued Ron Unz's recent article in The American Conservative, which argued that what we at call “The Sailer Strategy”—that the Republican Party should and can only win, not through “outreach”/minority pandering, but by “inreach”/mobilizing its own (white) base—wouldn’t really work and that a better way to prevent immigration overload would be... Read More
In his The American Conservative magazine, physicist-turned-entrepreneur Ron Unz has just offered a lengthy critique of what hekindly identifies as the Sailer Strategy: the idea that the GOP can only and could easily win by mobilizing its white base, by championing issues that would actually benefit working class whites, such as an immigration moratorium. (Immigration,... Read More
“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining. Stop grumbling. Stop crying. We are going to press on. We have work to do.” [Obama to Blacks: “Stop Complaining. We Have Work to Do“,, September 25, 2011] President Obama’s rather startling reproof of his black critics at the... Read More
How did we wind up with another lightweight in the Oval Office? Ron Suskind’s upcoming book, Confi
Once or twice per year, my local Costco puts out for sale a big stack of paperback copies of Charles C. Mann’s 2005 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, a detailed combination of history, travelogue, and popular science that has become one of more respected and popular nonfiction books of the last decade.... Read More
With the school year starting up, I got to thinking about offering someavuncular advice about how to make one’s way in the world. Fortunately, I resisted the urge. Instead, I’ll merely advise: read Paul Graham. For obvious reasons, I don’t offer young people much career advice. And even if I felt like it, I might... Read More
There’s a general assumption that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be back on the front pages come September when a U.N. vote on Palestinian statehood is scheduled. But in the meantime, there’s been a major outbreak of economic populism among Israel’s Jewish voters over the rising cost of living. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was rapturously... Read More
We constantly read, in the Main Stream Media, boastful quotes from bullying Latino leaders about how their followers are—Real Soon Now!—going to rush to the polls in vast numbers and punish each and every politician who dares take a stand against immigration—especially illegal immigration. For example, in 2010 (shortly before the election in which the... Read More
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About Steve Sailer

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

The evidence is clear — but often ignored
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