Canadians, who often view Americans as reactionary bigots, might be surprised to find out how much more pervasive than in the relatively meritocratic Canadian college system is the thumb on the scale known as "affirmative action" in American admissions and faculty hiring. In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld, in the name of "diversity," preferences... Read More
Exactly one year ago, NATO attacked Yugoslavia. It's worth recalling President Bill Clinton's explanation of Why We Fought: "[T]he principle we and our allies have been fighting for in the Balkans is the principle of multiethnic, tolerant, inclusive democracy." Well ... happy anniversary, Kosovo! Our adventure in "humanitarian warfare" proved a fiasco, as anyone with... Read More
As we all know from watching old science fiction movies, humans will evolve into hyper-intelligent, 97 pound weaklings. Our descendents will mutate into androgynous pencil-necked geeks barely able to hold up their basketball-sized brains. And as Steven Spielberg demonstrated in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T., highly evolved species are also altruistic pacifists.... Read More
Is there a more prestigious job title than "philosopher"? Yet, in what other profession has more brainpower made less progress? In his last book, Nobel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg pointedly titled two chapters "The Unexpected Usefulness of Mathematics" and "The Unexpected Uselessness of Philosophy." Even the most esoteric math has helped him describe the cosmos.... Read More
The imminent birth of Canada's first "designer baby," a child whose embryo was screened before implantation in its mother to make sure it didn't suffer from the genetic disease cystic fibrosis (National Post, 11/29/99), reminds us that the evolution of the human race is about to accelerate almost unimaginably. Thus, we can no longer afford... Read More
At the end of the 20th Century, the reputations of the three bushy-bearded 19th Century sages -- Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, and Charles Darwin -- are diverging radically. One hundred million corpses later, Marxism is on its last legs everywhere except in university Literature departments. Freudianism is also foundering, with Prozac proving a more effective... Read More
About Steve Sailer
Steve Sailer is a journalist, movie critic for Taki's Magazine, VDARE.com columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.