From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:
The Wisdom of Dan Quayle
by Steve Sailer
September 12, 2018
The most overlooked cause of the economic crash of ten years ago this Saturday is modern America’s most sacred value, diversity.
As far as I can tell, the now-sacred cliché that “Diversity is our strength” traces back to a spring 1992 speech made by Vice President Dan Quayle about a trip he made to Japan during the Rodney King black vs. Korean riots:
I was asked many times in Japan about the recent events in Los Angeles. From the perspective of many Japanese, the ethnic diversity of our culture is a weakness compared to their homogeneous society. I begged to differ with my hosts. I explained that our diversity is our strength.
Whether the Japanese were persuaded by his assertion Dan didn’t mention, but Americans have been agog over Quayle’s insight ever since.
Read the whole thing there.