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Rue Saint Hubert in Montreal, 2017
Despairing Americans often threaten to move to Canada, but how many even know what it’s like now? Many liberals assume that our northern neighbor is more progressive, while those on the right might think that it’s, ah, whiter. Ask your average American to name ten Canadians, and it’s likely that nine will be white guys... Read More
Alt-Right Leader Richard Spencer
Even in today’s acrimonious political landscape, nothing seems to draw as much vitriol as the minuscule “Alt-Right” (shorthand for an alternative to mainstream Conservatism Inc.). Indeed, if America’s political class organized 1984-style two-minute hates, the Alt-Right would be the star of the show with Richard Spencer substituting for Emmanuel Goldstein. Given this aversion across the... Read More
Gay Pride Parade in Vietnam.  Credit: VietPride
I last saw Vietnam in 2001. Back then, Saigon had no American fast food joints save a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Long-term foreign residents were few, and mostly confined to the Phạm Ngũ Lão area. There were no foreign stars in the just-established professional soccer league. Now in Saigon, there are 20 KFCs, eight Burger Kings... Read More
Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: "(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a 'them' ... "(T)he future of humanity and the future... Read More
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If African-Americans didn’t get out and vote for Hillary Clinton, they would be dissing him and his legacy. So warned President Barack Obama, in a speech at the Black Caucus Foundation in Washington DC, on September 17. The woman whose election promises portend a war on whites, Walmart and the wealthy has nothing to fear.... Read More
Donald Trump had a rally in Jackson, Mississippi last week. One of the invited speakers was Nigel Farage, the moving spirit of the U.K. Independence Party and a key player in bringing about the Brexit vote back in June. [Trump Calls Clinton a Bigot as British ‘Brexit’ Leader Stumps for Him, By Nick Corasaniti, August... Read More
Here’s a suggestion to sociologists writing books for the general-interest public: Drop the last chapter. You know, the chapter where, after 200 pages of describing some social problem or other, you offer solutions to the problem. That’s the thought that occurred to me after finishing Robert Putnam’s book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis,... Read More
The thorny tangles of identity, ethnicity, nation, and race, are made thornier under a state ideology based on utopian fantasies and the denial of reality. Sound familiar? It should; it’s what we write about here at VDARE.com. As a mind-clearing exercise, it helps to occasionally step back from our domestic broils to look at how... Read More
The madness of our age.
Here is a thing that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said the other day. The subject here is the riots that devastated London and other English cities last summer: Here is a thing that the New York Times said on Tuesday, March 20. The subject here is the shootings at a school in Toulouse,... Read More
Cutting the Rope that Supports You
One constantly hears tedious squalling by the affirmative-action classes—chiefly blacks, women, and to a limited extent Hispanics—aobut evil white males, whom they want to evict from practically everywhere. The crusade is always described as moral. The pattern is to discover that, say, an engineering department consists almost entirely of white European males (WEMs). This is... Read More
Peter Brimelow once wrote that Canada can claim to have invented all modern political diseases. A recent column in the Canadian National Post [What happens when the heroes of the past meet the standards of today?, May 14, 2011] by Kathryn Blaze Carlson (email her) illustrates the Orwellian implications of the "multiculturalism" that Canada pioneered... Read More
A wealth of ideas rushed through my mind the other day as I was watching the production of Nineteen Eighty Four starring Richard Burton and John Hurt, which was released, by no coincidence, in 1984. Like Orwell’s novel, the film emphasizes the use of factual distortions to strengthen political domination, in this case that of... Read More
In Europe, if not in the United States, some people are beginning to grasp that just maybe they made a mistake when they decided to welcome millions of immigrants over the last several decades. The most recent European to get it is former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who has been making noises about the... Read More
Harvard scholar Samuel P. Huntington's Who Are We?, undoubtedly the most important criticism of mass immigration by a major academic figure in the last 50 years, has now been published, and if theonslaught against it has not been quite the gang rape some predicted, the establishment embrace of the book has not exactly been a... Read More
For most of this month, while the rest of the country worried about what was happening in Iraq, the state of Maryland had other concerns—namely, whether its governor, Robert L. Ehrlich, is too insensitive to the Tower of Babel into which mass immigration has helped convert his state and the nation. Mr. Ehrlich, a Republican... Read More
Thanksgiving is over, but the country is probably lucky it took place at all. Various reports disclose that the war against Thanksgiving is almost as ferocious as those against such other evil institutions as Christmasand the Confederate Flag. A story in the Washington Times last week discussed the war and who's behind it. As you... Read More
On the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court unbosomed its wisdomon why whites should allow special privileges to less qualified non-whites in admissions to elite law schools, the Washington Postpublished a huge front-page story on the merits of college courses designed to instigate racial guilt into whatever white students are still permitted to enroll.... Read More
If you're like most Americans, you probably have not yet recovered from the surfeit of self-indulgence you enjoyed on Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, which seems to be the nation's newest holiday and one almost intentionally designed to remind us that we are not really a nation anymore at all. Of course in... Read More
If the war with Iraq has accomplished nothing else, it has offered a bottomless bonanza for media celebrations of the New World America that the military side of the war is pounding into reality. The New World America is what the United States will be after it is transformed by mass immigration and racial and... Read More
Black history month may be over, but a poster prominently displayed in a McDonald's near my neighborhood tells us we should be observing it every day of the year. One way of doing so might be to recall that blacks used to make up most of the workers at the fast-food palace. Today, most are... Read More
At the urging of Lew Rockwell, I am offering these afterthoughts about my newest book Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt, which the University of Missouri Press began distributing earlier this month. While thematically related to two other books, one published by Princeton two and a half years ago and the other still in the... Read More
Once again, as so often since Sept. 11, the arrest of American-born terrorist Abdullah al-Muhajir, or Jose Padilla, or whatever his name this week may be, shows what's wrong with the multiracialist mythology on which contemporary America purports to be founded. For all the fashionable goop and hoop-la about the glories of "diversity," the truth... Read More
Does anyone today still seriously maintain that the mass immigration of the last 30 years is not transforming America? The classic argument in support of immigration, especially amongconservatives and neo-conservatives, has always been that the immigrants would assimilate to the culture of their new homeland. Indeed, most conservatives believed that assimilation was the prerequisite for... Read More
Second in a series on America’s imperiled future.[I, III, IV, V, VI] Who are we? What are we? Fifty years ago there was only one answer. We were Americans, and most knew what that meant. When American principles were found lacking in practice, reformers stepped forth. In those days, reform meant to apply the principles,... Read More
It's a funny thing about the politics of the names of sports teams. If a school or city calls its team the "Rebels" (as the high school in my home town once did, back in the Dark Ages), or has a team mascot in the form of a Confederate colonel (as Ole Miss still does,... Read More
Do you know that there are 15,000 Muslims serving in the U.S. armed forces? Are you aware that the U.S. military has Muslim Imams? Following September 11, Captain Abd Al-Rasheed Muhammad, Imam of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., asked the North American Islamic Jurisprudence Council if it is permissible for Muslim troops... Read More
Diversity vs. Freedom in Idaho: Paul Craig Roberts Answers An Over-Scrupulous "Very Conservative" Reader Prosecutorial abuse has reached new heights in Idaho. A white husband is being prosecuted for committing a hate crime for coming to the aid of his wife who was assaulted by a black man. The black man committed a physical assault... Read More
The first Independence Day of the new century—maybe the last century of the American nation as it has historically existed—was greeted by a hot flash of brain waves from the nation's illuminati. The main burden of their reflections on national independence seemed to be that it's time to call it all off and start over.... Read More
While Time magazine's cover story this week gurgled cheerfully over the happy "whole new world" it spies in the disappearance of the U.S. border with Mexico, a more sober article in the June issue of American Demographics analyzes the new borders that are sprouting up—inside what used to be the United States. The second article,... Read More
In a rare fit of courage, Virginia Gov. James Gilmore last week put his name to a proclamation declaring May to be "European-American Heritage Month," but alas, the fit did not endure. [VDARE note: the Proclamation has now vanished from the gubernatorial website, although Virginia Beer Month and white canes – for the blind –... Read More
he 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed to reaffirm the constitutional requirement of equality in law. Paradoxically, the Civil Rights Act destroyed equality in law and put in place a caste system. The lack of response by the U.S. Department of Justice to outbreaks of black-on-white violence in Seattle, Washington, and Cincinnati, Ohio, reveals an... Read More
Having ripped down every Confederate flag in sight, the armies of tolerance are now aiming their big guns at state songs their generals find offensive. Virginia's quaint ballad, "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny,"(play) was retired a few years ago, and now Maryland's anthem, "Maryland, My Maryland", (play) is in the gun sights. The chief... Read More
A common criticism of multiculturalism is that it aims at "the disuniting of America." In his 1992 book by that title historian Arthur Schlesinger, who has also celebrated the liberal Democratic achievements of FDR and the Kennedy family, bemoans the descent of Americans into a collection of hyphenated minorities. Instead of upholding our shared political... Read More
After the orgy of patriotic indulgence in which most Americans no doubt engaged over the President's Day weekend, probably no one wants to hear much more about national holidays just now. Nevertheless, hear about them we must, since two congressmen are sponsoring legislation to change President's Day back to George Washington's Birthday. Back in the... Read More
Sour Thoughts On Multiculturalism
I guess somebody needs to explain multiculturalism to me. It's because I'm from West Virginia. We're slow up in the mountains, and dim, and have trouble understanding things that don't make any sense at all. Be patient. Explain multiculturalism to me in block letters. If my history's right, all kinds of folk used to come... Read More
PastClassics
The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
While other top brass played press agents for the administration’s war, William Odom told the truth about Iraq—though few listened.
A thousand years of meritocracy shaped the Middle Kingdom.