For our viewing pleasure the first Saturday evening in August the Mrs and I watched the new—released July 15th—movie production of Persuasion, based of course on the 1817 novel by Jane Austen. Yecch. The whole thing was modernized, as if the only manners, morals, and demography England ever had were those of the early 21st... Read More
In recent podcasts I've made passing mention of the Chinese Communist Party's efforts to encourage Chinese men to be more masculine. That follows earlier ventures into this rather fraught zone. Reporting on my trip to Taiwan five years ago I posted this: For a visitor from the States, masculinity is noticeable. (Although it is of... Read More
Earlier by Ann Coulter: "I Will Not Be Scienced"—Experts Wrong, Covid Could Have Come From Wuhan Lab After All I have been enthusiastically promoting Nicholas Wade's long article on the origins of the COVID virus. Wade compares the two common theories: (a) the "wet market" theory, that the virus jumped from bats, or from bats... Read More
John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.