Around June 17 or June 18, 1858 — which is to say, a hundred and fifty years ago, less a few days — the mail delivery at Charles Darwin's house south of London included a package from Alfred Russel Wallace, a naturalist doing field work in Indonesia. In the package was Wallace's paper On The... 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.