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Somebody wants to publish an anthology of my best stuff in hard cover: These fragments I have shored against my ruins. If I go ahead with the project, what should be in the book?

I asked my readers this question before back in 2016 and got lots of helpful comments. But there’s been a lot of water under the bridge since then.

 
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  1. Romanian says: • Website

    Congratulations! You deserve it and should also consider writing another book, from scratch I mean.

    Your articles on academic mismatch are still timely. Your newer stuff on the Summer of Love and the rise in crime and also car crashes is just beginning to seep into the public consciousness.

    I think your movie reviews deserve a separate collection. Maybe do an ebook.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    , @Clyde
  2. I’m usually pretty opinionated about stuff like this, yet feel weirdly not, here. And Steve could be insulted even as there are 10,000,000 (is it more?) bloggers I haven’t been reading since 2007. The long historical footnote probably “duh — he was right, everyone else too cowardly and hilariously enthralled by social pressures and phantasms not dissimilar to medieval religious fanatics, another cautionary tale. But no one cares, we make babies in labs, now.” When every baby has a 145 IQ there will REALLY be too many talented bloggers and artists. So it’s really Ozymandias, only even worse, for robot baby future. “No I’m REALLY talented!” “Yes, everyone is.”

  3. Roger says:

    Why noose stories are fake. And how spot other hoaxes.

    • Agree: Not Raul
  4. JackOH says:

    Your Taki’s articles. Plus, your blog posts that–in my opinion at least–chisel the outline of a noticeable and mostly unacknowledged Black Supremacist and anti-White body of thought within the United States. (Nicholas Stix has done good stuff on Jim Snow/White Genocide, and you offer a complementary view, I think.)

    • Thanks: Nicholas Stix
  5. FKA Max says: • Website

    SAT Scandal: the Global Tong War Over Test Scores
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/sat-scandal/
    Programming, Women, and H1-B
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/programming-women-and-h1-b/
    How to Help Women in Silicon Valley
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/how-to-help-women-in-silicon-valley/
    The Fascist Dynastic Roots of the NYT’s Financial Savior, Carlos Slim Helú
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-fascist-roots-of-the-nyts-financial-savior-carlos-slim-helu/
    Carlos Slim’s Late Wife Was a Member of the Most Bloodthirsty Lebanese Warlord Clan
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/carlos-slims-late-wife-was-a-member-of-the-leading-lebanese-warlord-clan/
    Why I Hired an Oncologist as My Private Consultant When I Had Cancer
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/why-i-hired-oncologist-as-my-private/
    Positive Thinking
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/positive-thinking_31/

  6. You’ve need to think hard to come up with 10 or so categories, making them broad enough to interest lots of people. Each will buy it for his own (hopefully more than one) interest and I’m sure appreciate the rest of it.

    Just don’t get narrow with Golf Course Architecture, Baseball Stats, Movie stars I went Elementary School with, etc.

    Invade the World, Invite the World, In Hoc to the World (I’d leave out the specific pro-Ukraine stuff, but you’d still have lots here.)

    American Affordable Family Formation, or lack thereof (Housing and employment problems due to the immigration invasion and black dysfunction)

    55 years of Affirmative Action against the White Man (Include the latest United Airlines choosing 50% “diverse” new hires, etc.)

    White Flight, then Gentrification Nation

    Admission to the Elite (from those NYC folks and their elite Kindergartens up through the current Harvard admissions issues)

    Diversity is NOT our strength (Lots of Tower-of-Babely stuff in the workplace, in retail, etc.)

    The HR ladies and the world of DIE (Big Corporate DIE stupidity)

    The Wars for Cultural Rot (World War T, Pro-homo-stuff, etc.)

    Race Realism (Your posts on track stats, but also test scores and now lack thereof.)

    Recent Race unRealism (Start with George Floyd, but your work on increases in murders and road fatalities could go in here.)

    iSteve’s Law of Female Journalism (with enough other media stupidity to be fair and balanced)

    Then, for fun, maybe::
    “Back when they made decent movies”, etc.

    I would leave out all of your very specific Kung Flu “what we should do” posts from the Spring of ’20, but you’ve got plenty of them that point out stuff like the name “Chinese Flu” being called xenophobic. You should make sure to use your posts about the purposeful delay of the Pfizer vaccine. That was a real scoop, IMO.

    Note that a bunch of the sections will be enjoyed by, and useful to, Whites who care about their people, whether you provide solutions or not.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Thanks: Gordo
  7. What is the point of the quote, “These fragments I have shored against my ruins”? This is from the last stanza of the loooong T. S. Eliot poem “The Waste Land” (not “The Wasteland”), which goes:

    London Bridge is falling down falling down falling down
    Poi s’ascose nel foco che gli affina
    Quando fiam uti chelidon—O swallow swallow
    Le Prince d’Aquitaine à la tour abolie
    These fragments I have shored against my ruins
    Why then Ile fit you. Hieronymo’s mad againe.
    Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata.
    Shantih shantih shantih

    What the hell does this mean? Why the fragments of Italian and French? What does it mean to “shore” fragments (of what?) against one’s ruins? What does “Ile” mean? Why is “again” misspelled? What do the last two lines mean (and in what language are they)?

    Steve, if this pseudo graduate poetry seminar is some kind of joke, please explain the joke.

    • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
  8. Hodag says:

    Hair touching should go in there.

    • Agree: Matthew Kelly
    • Replies: @Thea
    , @ganderson
  9. B36 says:

    “If I go ahead with the project…”

    Why would you not?

  10. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:

    I think a key thing is surfacing and immortalizing your various “laws” and “noticings” that are never credited to you, putting time stamps on when you first published them.

    Park MacDougald seems to get you. Did he interview you for that NY Mag thing, or just pick up his facts from your writings? He’s at UnHerd now, but I doubt that is a full-time gig. He would be a good guy to help as an editor to structure whatever it is you end up producing. The fact that he doesn’t totally agree with you could be as asset: having someone involved who can see things from a more normie perspective to suggest fleshing out things here and there so a Steve newbie can see where you’re coming from.

    • Agree: mc23
  11. anon[282] • Disclaimer says:

    Covid hysteria!

  12. anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:

    The foremost issue facing American democracy is unchecked Jewish power (censorship, biased media coverage of elections, investigations against Trump’s inner circle). There should be an entire section exploring this topic. What was your first article on Jewish power?

    • Replies: @houston 1992
    , @Anon
  13. Great idea. You were early on the the UVA hoax and the start of World Wars T and H.

    I agree with Achmed about general chapters. Perhaps one titled “Sailer’s Laws”.

    • Replies: @ginger bread man
  14. The comments are a big part of iSteve. Don’t know if it’s legally dubious to include some. I think comments were turned on to call Malcolm Gladwell’s bluff. He had written something to the effect of “Sailer is not to be taken seriously because his blog doesn’t have comments so I can’t respond”, and when they were turned on, he slunk off. Perhaps there can be a rapprochement between Steve and Malcolm and part of the book can be the two swapping hair-care tips.

    • Replies: @ADL Pyramid of Hate
  15. J.Ross says:

    Correct predictions. Lots of people write. Getting things right is better than any blurb. Steve has gotten about a dozen really big things right and the list is bigger depending on size. The book is for the unSteved, and the first thing a newcomer should know is that Steve’s been right an awful lot, which is why they should listen to him.

    Quick and dirty stat course with a description of using publicly available trustworthy statistical information, followed by illustrations from the blog. Theme is this is stuff anybody can look up and it’s frighteningly important stuff like violent crime.

    Unapologetic but also finite golf architecture jazz odyssey.

    What was it like writing for the last good wire service.

    Steve’s Adventures in Self-Defeatingly Honest Advertising Research.

    The criteria for comment moderation with far outliers.

    A modern day race realist Seinfeld treatment, Jerry Gets Stabbed. The main characters agonize over accusing a homeless black man who has been harassing the neighborhood lately of stabbing Jerry in the dark. After an investigation by Kramer and bad advice from George’s parents, Elaine stumbles across evidence that it was actually Newman! Everyone breathes a sigh of relief and prepares to send Newman to jail, even as they realize Elaine used faulty logic, because this way they don’t feel racial guilt.

    • LOL: Nicholas Stix
  16. Congrats! – That was about time that a publisher knocked at your door!

    How to read the NYT an introduction

    The Sabrina Erdeley Saga

    Raising the Bard – how Shakespeare made use of the word race

    Nobel Prize and Cocaine Gold Rush about David Card’s pseudo quasi Nobel prize

    You Be the Judge – Ketani Brown Jackson

    The Wealth of Notions about Oded Galor and Jared Diamond

    A look at David Reich

    The Fried sisters blogpost illuminating the feminized social and intlellectual SBF context

    Something about Tom Wolfe

    Merrick Garland is in the Dark about Antifa

    A Review of Joseph Henrich’s The WEIRDEST People in the World (about the West’s special qualities) 

    This one about Jack Dorsey’s – spiritual development:

    https://www.unz.com/aanglin/jack-just-quit-twitter/

    FAQ about Race

    FAQ about IQ

  17. Papinian says:

    Ah, Steve, you are a strange sphinx who riddles not. You stand at the gate and say “The sky is high, the ground is low”, and all who come to you are driven mad. Very few enter in, learn wonders, make friends. However, it is not for you, Sphinx, to play with wild magics, for you are their keeper, facing ever out.

    I will take this moment to recount that, when I started to dally here in Summer 2020, a targetted ad complimented me on my superior genes. Who come here, are known, and by your mildness and good nature are we all kept safe, even as you open to a few the gate to higher spheres.

    So, for remembrance, give us the simple observations, anodyne, undisputed, which rouse in most the mindless fury.

    Oh, and have you heard about that quadruple homicide in Boise?

    • Thanks: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Kylie
  18. anon314 says:

    Steve, I think your best writing is your running commentary on current events in which you show the existence of various hidden patterns that are ignored in mainstream sources. The effect of this kind of writing is cumulative and it’s not easy to point to individual pieces that stand out. So, for an anthology I would first pick several themes and then choose many pieces to illustrate each of them; individual items don’t have to be that substantial as long as they add to the whole. The organization of the book should definitely be thematic, not chronological.

  19. @Dieter Kief

    Lesbians are not Gay (the essay about how the men are fun to be around while the women are Liz Cheney frowny faced (yes I know, it is her sister who is Lesbian) HR ladies.

    • Agree: Not Raul, Hibernian
    • Thanks: JimDandy
  20. Voltarde says:

    The demography-driven leftward shift in the U.S. IQ distribution and the opportunity cost of the MIC. There just isn’t as much genuine talent to go around anymore; an engineer spending his career at Raytheon is one less engineer available for inventing the next device, instrument, or machine that serves a real market need.

    The “long march through the institutions” gives the military its new marching orders. The rank of “Rear Admiral” takes on a whole new meaning.

    The abandonment of merit in STEM education and research.

    The world’s most important graph.

    Barbara Jordan and U.S. immigration policy.

    Why didn’t Obama choose the 6’5”, intelligent liberal, former U.S. Senator, Princeton college basketball record holder, and former NY Knicks player Bill Bradley instead of Joe Biden as his VP? Petty jealousy?

    The marriage gap in U.S. politics.

    Teenage girls, social media, and mental illness.

    Teenage boys, video games, and academic mediocrity.

    Will the availability of limitless streaming of entertainment destroy the ability of Western Civilization to create cultural works of genuine merit and lasting value?

    The replacement of journalism by narrative advocacy.

    Your parents’ careers and your upbringing.

    Your career in marketing.

    Pop music (and dogs) … marketing is important!

    • Replies: @TWS
  21. Why Lesbians aren’t Gay.
    That one was excellent.

  22. Rob Lee says:

    Congratulations to Steve!

    Your articles on HBD, IQ and Race, whatever the particular topic therein

    One heartfelt suggestion, though; whomever edits your work, please oh please don’t let them remove your casual snark and dry, dark humor. It’s your flavor and shouldn’t be written down to save anyone’s feelings.

    By the way, when it does happen, like so many others on this site, I’ll purchase a healthy number of copies to both support you and to leave on liberal coffee tables about the land, both to inform and to offend (in the best way)!

    • Replies: @anon
  23. Ric D says:

    The Race Q&A/FAQ, for sure.

  24. JimDandy says:

    The one about how Sasha Baron Cohen gets even with enemies of the Jews by turning them into caricatures, and definitely whatever piece you write in response to this:

    Rappers are victims of an epidemic of gun violence – just like all of America
    A.D. Carson, Assistant Professor of Hip-Hop, University of Virginia
    Mon, November 21, 2022

    • Thanks: Dieter Kief
  25. Thea says:
    @Hodag

    Yes, categorically!!

    Movies
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/clint-eastwoods-lady-boxer-movie/

    Tech
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/hot-high-tech-startup-ideas-of-2014/

    Anything on Tom Wolfe describing our current society, the first law of female journalism and Andaman-like admixture in the Amazon. I’m looking but finding searching but topic tricky.

  26. I asked my readers this question before back in 2016 and got lots of helpful comments. But there’s been a lot of water under the bridge since then.

    Three new chapters come immediately to mind:

    Keeping My Eye Off the Baseball

    Make Hundreds Whimming from Home, Even During COVID

    Eastern European Warball for Smarties

  27. Mike Tre says:

    Your observations on the nature/nature of lesbianism should go, but avoid the Kovid topic. It’s the biggest miss of your life.

  28. Chip Smith says: • Website

    Steve,

    Great news!

    I think the essay that first brought your writing to my attention was “Why Lesbians Aren’t Gay.” If the book includes a section on gender politics, that one would be interesting to revisit, perhaps with a new intro or postscript where you consider how it has aged in light of subsequent convolutions.

    “The Cousin Marriage Conundrum” is another classic, I think, in that it stands as an exemplar of that thing you do so well, which is to persuasively introduce a disarmingly productive yet elusive way of approaching a well-worn subject of public concern.

    Something summational with reference to your memory-holed public debate with Steven Levitt over the abortion-crime theory would be interesting to see anew in an anthology with some contextual framing.

    Beyond these oldies that recent readers might not remember, I think the best approach for such a collection would form it around conceptual heuristics that you have popularized over the years — e.g., “Who/Whom”; “Invade the World, Invite the World”; “World War T”; “The Floyd Effect,” etc. A section devoted to book reviews and aesthetic digressions (golf course architecture, for sure) would add a bit of flavor. Consider opening (or closing) with a new interview.

    This will be challenging, given how much you’ve written!

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @Steve Sailer
  29. My unpleasant question would be, What do you think you got right about COVID, what useful insight that would be worthy of inclusion? It’s a hard story to ignore. I know you made a sincere effort but I believe the info you had to work with was a mountain of confusion and outright lies

    — Putting that aside, my favorite content here is how woke young idiots have conquered journalism and media — that veteran reporter who got run out of the NYT, the childish racial whining and girlish vanity that has taken over once serious op-ed pages and so on

    — I don’t know anyone else who pays attention to traffic and pedestrian fatalities, injuries, wrecks etc, and the possible explanations, so that’s standout stuff

    — We need at least one sports story, probably the woeful oppression of white cornerbacks

    — And of course your most important story arc, crime trends — The Ferguson/Floyd Effect and how we’ve surrendered our courts and our streets due to white guilt

    • Replies: @fish
  30. Mr. Anon says:

    I would suggest including one of your essays on the topic of college admission, including the Griggs vs. Duke Power decision, and how college admissions came to be used as a proxy for IQ and a sorting mechanism, apart from any supposed benefit of the actual college education itself. Would have to include that notable factoid that Bill Gates framed his Harvard acceptance letter, not a Harvard diploma (which he never got) nor even cared about. And highlight the fact that a lot of people, like Gates and others in the commanding positions of the economy knew all about this and made use of it.

    A lot of people out in normie-ville aren’t aware of all this – they actually think that the purpose of getting accepted into Harvard or Stanford is to get a Harvard or Stanford education, rather than what it is – a smarts-rating and an aid in assortative mating.

    Another good topic would be your writing on the way that affirmative action changed between the Johnson / Nixon era AA of relative merit to the post-Carter AA which is incapable of finding even marginally talented candidates and is biased toward aptitude exams that don’t sort for aptitude (e.g. fire-captain exams).

  31. Anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    The title of the book should be:

    Beyond Criticism and Beneath Responsibility:
    How America’s Left And Elite Lost Their Minds In The 21st Century

  32. Well, any Sailer book would be incomplete without glossy plates in the center with FBI crime statistics versus percentage of population (the dreaded “Per Capita”), IQ by race, and SAT scores by race over time with dates identifying changes to the SAT and footnoting what the changes were.

  33. Ian Smith says:

    I would recommend a section dedicated to your analysis of the subprime meltdown.

    • Agree: ginger bread man
  34. “Cousin Marriage Conundrum” back in 2003 stood far above the usual rightist dreck and etched the name Steve Sailer in my mind.

  35. Dmon says:

    Make sure that each essay is headed by an epigraph consisting of the money quote from the applicable Tiny Duck comment.

    • LOL: kaganovitch, TWS
  36. A book consisting of numerous short pieces often isn’t that good. It would be better (but a lot more work of course) to write longer pieces on the same topics.

    • Agree: ginger bread man
  37. Luke Lea says:

    Citizenism for sure, and why you are not a white nationalist.

    The Cousin Marriage Conundrum

    Some of your best literary and cultural criticism.

    Your ironic comment on the Maiden coup, maybe?

    Invade the world, invite the world.

    Origin of the term HBD (which would make a good introduction maybe).

    I need to go back and review a lot of your earlier work. I am sure there are some real jewels in there, so will get back to you in a few days either here or via email.

    • Agree: James N. Kennett
  38. @New Dealer

    ‘“Cousin Marriage Conundrum” back in 2003 stood far above the usual rightist dreck and etched the name Steve Sailer in my mind.’

    If you were writing in 2003, ‘how I wuz wrong,’ and ‘things that outraged me then that are perfectly normal now.’

    After all, how many of us were for the invasion of Iraq? I was. Sexual mutilation of pubescent girls? Yeah, sure.

  39. The bonobo chimp article as “Darwinian dead end.” Or why the aggressive chimp is displacing his free-love cousin

    Your musings on Kipling’s “The Man who would be King.”

    Who’s got Neanderthal blood and who doesn’t

    Anything on the Coalition of the Fringes

    Earliest piece you published on World War T — that proved (sadly) prophetic.

  40. Onginer says:

    Man of the year: Enrique Marquez is a must

  41. Your analysis of the Demos’ fetishization of trannies – “World War T”

    • Agree: kaganovitch
  42. Title should be something like, “Making Connections”[will need subhead]–cover artwork should exploit that concept

    as to content, I particularly like your esoteric stuff (I wouldn’t focus too much on affirmative action as that subject is saturated)

  43. Anon[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Exciting news! Include some legendary comments in an appendix (e.g., I’m thinking the Tim Pawlenty bar-room story about when he knifed that Filipino gigolo).

    For a title, any thoughts?

    -“I, Steve-ius”
    -“The Esteban Marinero Chronicles”

  44. @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    And how could I forget “The Most Important Chart in the World?”

    • Agree: Veteran Aryan
    • Replies: @silviosilver
  45. Art Deco says:

    Bonus CD of Cuban Jazz in an envelope on the inside back cover.

  46. This is great news!

    From my point of view, I definitely would like to see:

    – Your best movie reviews (in terms of most read/commented)
    – An eclectic selection of your sports posts (baseball, football, soccer, golf – even golf architecture!, etc)
    – Your insights that are ahead of their time (the political/cultural masters’ accidental and/or deliberate emphases on items that have increased shootiness and stabbiness over the last 10-15 years)
    – Definitely HBD science stuff (your takes when interesting DNA stuff comes out every so often, annual national high school test scores, etc.)

  47. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:

    The two obsessions: plunge and golf.

    So, the man o’ tee.

    • Thanks: Inquiring Mind
  48. kb says:

    Looking forward to it

  49. Anon[129] • Disclaimer says:

    The following 11 articles in descending order by date are among your best:
    How To Reform Rather Than Junk College Admissions Testing Steve Sailer 12/28/2021
    https://vdare.com/posts/how-to-reform-rather-than-junk-college-admissions-testing

    American Society of Human Genetics Denounces Interest in Human Genetics Steve Sailer 09/18/2021
    https://vdare.com/posts/american-society-of-human-genetics-denounces-interest-in-human-genetics

    On the Origin of Races Steve Sailer April 28, 2021
    https://www.takimag.com/article/on-the-origin-of-races/

    Charles Murray Goes Meta Steve Sailer January 29, 2020
    https://www.takimag.com/article/charles-murray-goes-meta/

    The Public School District Cycle of Life Steve Sailer 12/02/2019
    https://vdare.com/posts/the-public-school-district-cycle-of-life

    SPLC Tars Stephen Miller with Guilt by Association Steve Sailer • November 12, 2019
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/splc-tars-stephen-miller-with-guilt-by-association/

    No Continent for Young Men by Steve Sailer September 11, 2019
    https://www.takimag.com/article/no-continent-for-young-men/

    The Scramble for America by Steve Sailer January 30, 2019
    https://www.takimag.com/article/the-scramble-for-america/

    The Race FAQ Steve Sailer December 16, 2007
    https://vdare.com/articles/the-race-faq

    Reich’s Laboratory by Steve Sailer March 28, 2018
    https://www.takimag.com/article/reichs_laboratory_steve_sailer/#axzz5CElJ82I8

    We Actually Know Something About Effects of Latino Immigration Steve Sailer • July 6, 2018
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/we-actually-know-something-about-effects-of-latino-immigration/

    • Thanks: AnotherDad
  50. jb says:

    Rather than a collection of blog posts, have you ever considered, you know, actually writing a book?

    • Agree: ginger bread man
    • Thanks: jb
    • Replies: @Poirot
    , @jb
    , @Ian M.
  51. Anon[318] • Disclaimer says:

    Lotsa golf course architecture with sabremetric data on laying-up versus going for it for each hole.

  52. @Romanian

    Congratulations! You deserve it and should also consider writing another book, from scratch I mean.

    It’s not your style to talk about yourself, but someday you might consider writing something like a memoir. Or maybe consider it a retrospective on all the changes in the internet and American politics over the last 30 years as seen from the perspective of an outsider blogger/pundit.

    It’s funny that writers generally can’t stop writing about themselves. But I don’t think anyone has written a good analysis of punditry as a career and profession.

  53. ganderson says:
    @Hodag

    Just don’t get narrow with Golf Course Architecture, Baseball Stats, Movie stars I went Elementary School with, etc.

    You kiddin’ Achmed? That’s the stuff I’d wanna read…

  54. Muggles says:

    I think one broad category or chapter could be labeled How to Understand Modern Journalism.

    Many of your insightful columns are based on that theme. What is or isn’t “reported”, how biases are shown, evolving standards, etc.

    Understanding the processes and corruption of the Town Crier in its many forms is an ongoing topic of interest, regardless of current subject matter.

  55. @Chip Smith

    Agreed

    — Is Love Colorblind?

    — Why Lesbians aren’t Gay

    **– Your election data and
    — “Coalition of the Fringes”
    — Marriage Gap
    — “Affordable Family Formation” (your two sisters thing is one essay)

    **– Invade the World, Invite the World (elite policy insanity)

    — World War T (esp. the high-T assholes deciding they always “felt like a girl inside”, but also the rapid ramp up of confused adolescent girls … falling for the latest craze of confused attention seeking adolescent girls)

    — Law of Female Journalism
    (interesting because one of our issues is being pickled in feminine solipsism and silliness)
    — World War Hair

    — copy Israel (don’t know if there is any particular article that could make the cut, but if there is one that nicely captures the difference between what Jews say here and what Jews do there–immigration, border, minoritarianism, etc.–that would be useful)

    **– Ferguson and especially Floyd effects
    (shooting data and traffic data)

    — Fundamental Constant of Sociology (I think that’s Robert Gordon’s phraseology, not yours but if you’ve got a good post making the point, great) compared to the non-reproducibility of all the nonsense they say

    — Left side of Bell Curve and guardrails (out “elite” both pulling away the guardrails and making like/rules more complicated rather than simpler)

    And obviously …

    **–HBD
    — best article that standard black behavior patterns are extant in Africa (Obama actually makes this point in his book!)
    — PISA data
    — best article making “The 10,000 Year Explosion” point
    — best article explaining that HBD is not a some wild theory but in fact HBD is required if you believe in natural selection–different environments, different selection. For some reason–beyond me, even a lot of intelligent people don’t seem to grasp this. I guess they have some mental bucket that says “I believe in natural selection”–because I believe in science–but then absolutely no mental picture of what natural selection means. If you have an article that hits on this it would be about the most important piece you could get across.

    ** highest priority items in my opinion
    — Coalition of the Fringes
    — Invade/Invite
    — Floyd Effect disaster
    — HBD

  56. I’d read a book about your dad.

    Walker Percy was famously a pathologist before becoming a novelist (Chekov had a similar background), and your willingness to sift through the wreckage of the West to look for clues to explain the cause of the crash was probably equal parts inherited and inspired by his example.

    • Replies: @houston 1992
  57. Between the gay-bar shooting and local synagogue threats, NYC libs are in hate-crime heaven right now — which reminded me you need to include some key examples of your hate-hoax/fake noose work

  58. The post that hinted that Trayvon Martin’s homicidal rage was fueled by last-minute gay panic. Neither you nor Piers Morgan ever followed up on this.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  59. @Reg Cæsar

    The post that hinted that Trayvon Martin’s homicidal rage was fueled by last-minute gay panic. Neither you nor Piers Morgan ever followed up on this.

    It was a gay bashing gone wrong right!

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  60. Anonymous[181] • Disclaimer says:

    That old Tamil Brahmin article. It’s been proving its accuracy repeatedly since then, with Google, fedex, Pepsi, Starbucks and now sriram krishnan at Twitter. And two out of the four top officials in the current Indian government- defense and finance. And Kamala, of course.

    In spite of a total population of just 2 million.

  61. fondolo says:

    the NR article about Jackie Robinson and white men’s support of civil rights. really long ago.

  62. @AnotherDad

    BTW, a chronic failure is Republican politicians never speaking the truth on these incidents.

    At first there is confusion, as the media goes all in on the minoritarian/Parasite Party narrative. But–usually pretty quickly there is actual evidence.

    Conservatives have to stop this “don’t speak ill of black dead” nonsense and tell the truth. That is the job of civilized men–calling out and stopping uncivilized behavior, bulldozing excuse making for it. If Republicans speak up, then their speaking up and calling bullshit, becomes an issue and for the minoritarians to “debunk” their “false claims” means the evidence gets talked about… and unmasked. If Republicans had done so this latest minoritarian anti-white blood libel and jihad–energized with a lot of feminine hysterics–could perhaps have been blunted, maybe stopped.

    Truth is
    — Trayvon Martin was a piece of shit and got exactly what he had coming.

    — Michael Brown was a piece of shit and got exactly what he had coming.

    — Saint George of Floyd was a real piece of shit and got–from swallowing his own drugs–exactly what he had coming.

    (BTW, Trump–the supposed “blunt talker” was an absolute disgrace on Floyd offering zero resistance. How is he going to roll any of this back.)

  63. Hodag says:
    @ganderson

    I have a lot of golf course architecture books. But seeing how there are about 1600 golf course architecture interested people in the world it is a niche market (which is totally flooded with books on the subject. We are a spergy lot.)

    A general interest book on the subject? It may help expense some golf trips. I know a guy sitting on his book for ten plus years because finishing it takes time and he knows it is a niche subject. But we keep bothering him to do it so who knows.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    , @Steve Sailer
  64. Ralph L says:

    That graph you put up a few days ago of B&W murder victim rates since 1968 was one of the starkest I’ve seen here or anywhere. Especially if you can get some pre-1965 data, there should be a worthwhile summary or introductory essay that can be derived from it. Of course, you’ll have to prove to young people that whites and police weren’t slaughtering blacks in the XXTill Century.

  65. WE BUILT THIS CITY:
    After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?

    Essays on the civilizational outcomes of Human Biodiversity
    A Steve Sailer anthology

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  66. OT–apologies.

    My news feed is giving me breaking news: CBS now says Hunter Biden’s laptop is legit and not some Russian scam.

    From this I conclude that–at least a subset of–the powers that be have parsed the election results decided that Senile Joe has to go. (Perhaps thinking that Trump will not win, and that the smarter DeSantis would chop Biden up.)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  67. anon[307] • Disclaimer says:

    #1! nothing from the isteve blog.

    just do a little commentary on mein kampf and table talk.

    it’ll take at least 10,000 years off purgatory. maybe it’ll get you in straightaway.

  68. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    The fragments of French and Italian are quotes, respectively, from a poem by Gérard de Nerval (d. 1855), “El Desdichado,” and from Dante’s Purgatorio.

    “Ile” is how an Englishman of the Elizabethan or Jacobean era would have written “I’ll.” That is, “I shall” or “I will.”

    As for the rest, this ought to help.

  69. @Jim Don Bob

    Sailers law of mass shootings, Republican voting, etc,

    Applications of La Griffe’s fundamental law of sociology in differing areas

    • Agree: stari_momak
  70. J.Ross says:

    OT — “Authorities in Colorado Springs are still trying to find a motive” for the guy that shot up a gay bar — how are authorities still looking for a “motive” in the shooting of a gay bar — how badly do you need a motive spelled out for a guy who shoots gays unprovoked, since when can authorities just not figure out motive — [Matt Hooper washes his face in a small basin] — This was no gay bar shooting — it was a Muslim.

  71. @Achmed E. Newman

    You should definitely include a chapter on pre vs post war city hall architecture

  72. @AnotherDad

    BTW, Trump–the supposed “blunt talker” was an absolute disgrace on Floyd offering zero resistance.

    What “resistance” did the Constitution permit him? He could have “spoken out”, but that was inappropriate when Obama did it.

    Riot control is a job for mayors or, if corrupt ones stand down, then for the governors of their states. Trump did call out the NG in Portland to protect the Post Office, a federal facility.

    It would have been an ideal campaign theme for reelection, though, Nixon-style.

    • Replies: @mc23
  73. If youre writing a chapter book, a chapter on how looking into famous POC’s ancestry can tell you a lot about them and why we shouldnt take them at face value:

    I.e. Malcolm gladwell, Kamala Harris, Carlos slim, Ilhan Omar, Obama, etc.

  74. Kylie says:
    @Papinian

    “Oh, and have you heard about that quadruple homicide in Boise?”

    Hasn’t had a ton of MSM coverage. The victims are near perfect representations of white privilege.

    But so far, it seems to be a genuine mystery.

    • Replies: @epebble
    , @Anon
  75. @AnotherDad

    They made sure to clear Agnew out before going after Nixon. Kamala Harris makes Anagnostopoulos look like Solon or Pericles.

    Can they manage to prop up Joe for two more years?

  76. Whatever posts you choose, as a decorative element for your designer you could find and include the angriest, most retarded leftist twitter response to each piece

    • Agree: HammerJack
  77. @AnotherDad

    HBD is not a some wild theory but in fact HBD is required if you believe in natural selection–different environments, different selection. For some reason–beyond me, even a lot of intelligent people don’t seem to grasp this.

    This is a big thing that in my experience trips up 100% of modern liberals. HBD (or pejoratively, “racism”) is an obvious and necessary corollary of Darwinism. Indeed, HBD can still be true even if Darwinism is false. But if Darwinism is true, HBD must be even more true, for species can never speciate if races cannot racialize.

    Yet 99% of liberals believe in “Liberal Creationism” where it is solely among the human species that every race (assuming it is in a momentary Schrödinger’s state of existence) is absolutely equal (from the neck up—blacks are still allowed to be better at basketball and sprinting.)

    I’ve had great sport getting liberals to explain evolution to me as if I were a Creationist, and then asking them how that applies to the human species and subspecies (“races”). The smarter ones go suddenly swivel-eyed when they realize the trap they are in and that they are now the ones wearing the Creationist Dunce Cap!

    I guess they have some mental bucket that says “I believe in natural selection”–because I believe in science–but then absolutely no mental picture of what natural selection means.

    It’s a good test of how actually scientific the believers in The Science are. Do they really understand what science means or is it just a proclamation of their conformity to a secular religion? It is of course almost always the latter. Which also explains how it is that those who crow hardest about “The Science” are the ones most consumed with silencing dissent and enforcing obedience.

    • Thanks: AnotherDad
  78. dearieme says:

    No American sports. No Scottish sports. No “movies”.

    Do you have a piece you are particularly proud of about how California had a wonderful half century or so?

    A bit of whimsy as well as your analyses of the end of America.

    A thought: the last British columnist I really enjoyed was Bernard Levin, who wrote in The Times. He published at least one book of his columns. If your public library can find you a copy it might repay study as you try to infer what it was about the columns he chose that he reckoned made them publishable as a book.

  79. After Weird Al got all that plastic surgery and looks like a 20-year-old emo kid now, who will play young iSteve in the theatrical release? Daniel Radcliffe?

    https://imgs.search.brave.com/j7EOwizXF5BOXU7E3cP1brZZcyDU1SwqKy7IPqdlXxM/rs:fit:1200:667:1/g:ce/aHR0cHM6Ly9pbWFn/ZXMuaW5kaWFuZXhw/cmVzcy5jb20vMjAy/Mi8wOC9kYW5pZWwx/MjAwLTEuanBn

  80. Love your stuff. My only suggestion is that you achieve balance between the more statistically oriented pieces and those that are less so. Some of your readers are more arts and literature than science and math.

  81. Clyde says:
    @Romanian

    Shackled to an ungrateful corpse…… Year 2000 or so

  82. mc23 says:

    Affordable Family Formation & World War T, great topics, great observations, the first, an opportunity that’s been overlooked and squandered, the second was prescient as well.

  83. P.T. says:

    You should probably have some writings about the lack of coverage by mainstream media of the vast disparity between black-on-white crime and white-on-black crime. The black crime is of course far more common. The media’s hypocrisy on the matter is breathtaking!

  84. Anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:

    For the sake of inclusivity, we demand a pidgin version of the book.

    https://lingojam.com/English-PNGPidgin

    Sample:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/what_bigelow_learned_from_cameron_and_vice-versa/

    English:

    Or is it a coincidence that Bigelow rather resembles a real-life version of Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, that classic nerd’s heroine in Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi film Aliens? Like Weaver (whom Cameron also cast in Avatar), Bigelow is almost six feet tall. And unsurprisingly, Cameron, to whom too much is never enough, made Avatar‘s blue leading lady ten feet tall.
    Both Weaver and Bigelow are well bred, lady-like, and attractive, but Bigelow is also an expert at blowing stuff up. Bigelow is a real Ripley. For example, like the EOD specialists whom The Hurt Locker portrays, Bigelow disdains typical Hollywood gas fireball explosions. She strove to make her blasts “a very dense, black, thick, almost completely opaque explosion filled with lots of particulate matter and shrapnel.”

    Pidgin:

    Or is it wanpela coincidence that bigelow rather resembles wanpela real-life version of sigourney weaver’s ellen ripley, that classic nerd’s heroine in cameron’s 1986 sci-fi film aliens? like weaver (whom cameron wanpela tasol cast in avatar), bigelow is orait six feet tall. Karamapim tok unsurprisingly, cameron, to whom too much is never arere, made avatar‘s kaikaim leading lady ten feet tall.
    Bot weaver karamapim tok bigelow are well bred, lady-like, karamapim tok attractive, bamim bigelow is wanpela tasol wanpela expert ami blowing stuff up. Bigelow is wanpela real ripley. For example, like the eod specialists whom the hurt locker portrays, bigelow disdains typical hollywood gas fireball explosions. She strove to make her blasts “a very dense, daka, thick, orait mani ain opaque explosion filled with lots of particulate matter karamapim tok shrapnel. ”

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  85. mc23 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Mayors & Governors should have been charged for not taking steps to control the riots. Not protecting the civil rights of the law abiding in the face of violence and intimidation or something of that type.

    The Feds can make up any excuse they want when they want to do something. Intimidating & driving an information cycle if nothing else. Trump spent too much time on twitter instead of crafting a narrative.

  86. Your short story for AmCon about the mortgage crisis is my single favorite piece of yours. (“They don’t even speak Mexican, they speak Mixed-up.” Incredible.)

    • Thanks: Not Raul
  87. Steve, really appreciate your work! I agree by the way. I think we went to high school and we’re class mates. Didn’t know you well though. Sherman oaks. Woodman and something. If true you got my email.

  88. @TelfoedJohn

    I’ve never heard that story. That’s hilarious — and furnishes evidence that what Gladwell said about comment sections and transparency is true (even if he was wielding it in bad faith).

    Of course, some of the commenters are rather tendentious and repetitive — it being Unz Review and all — but I would definitely agree that the iSteve comment section has contributed to the value of the blog, and are part of the reason that people find it a worthwhile read. It’s got a bigger influence than seems immediately evident — plenty of people who actively follow Steve (both actual Twitter followers and otherwise) read these sections even if they would never post a single comment on UR.

    I think a big part of the reason is that Steve himself is a comment section goon like us — more than once I’ve been reading old blogs from the mid-2000s and found a stray comment from Steve Sailer. Because he has played both roles, he understands that Gladwell was right: talented and genuinely truth-seeking blogger + intelligent and good-faith commenter(s) = a whole iron sharpening iron scenario going down. When he replies to lying Twitter liberals about crime stats and such, he’s giving them a chance to become worthy (which they naturally never take).

  89. Poirot says:
    @jb

    I would guess, “yes”. See: (2002) Random Thoughts On Buchanan’s THE DEATH OF THE WEST https://vdare.com/articles/random-thoughts-on-buchanan-s-the-death-of-the-west

    “One of these days, I’m going to write my own entry in the Deep-Think-About-the-21st-Century genre, which I’ve tentatively entitled The Age of Resentment. Hey, you publishers offering six-figure advances—please stop jostling and form an orderly line!)”

    • Thanks: jb
  90. Kylie says:

    You and your dog on the back cover.

  91. fish says:
    @Known Fact

    Putting that aside, my favorite content here is how woke young idiots have conquered journalism and media — that veteran reporter who got run out of the NYT, the childish racial whining and girlish vanity that has taken over once serious op-ed pages and so on…..

    Oh I see you’re a regular Sacramento Bee 🐝 reader then?

  92. https://isteve.blogspot.com/2014/05/report-cites-bias-against-women-in-drug.html

    Your articles about hate hoaxes – Duke Lacrosse, UVA frat gang rape on broken glass, Jussie Smollett etc.

  93. Make sure you include all your Covid stuff and all your Ukraine stuff. It’s best that people come to know you for what you really are, as I do.

  94. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    WE BUILT THIS CITY:
    After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?

    Essays on the civilizational outcomes of Human Biodiversity
    A Steve Sailer anthology

    That’s pretty good JIE.

    ~~

    Even as a young man I thought “Huh? These lyrics are really dumb. Rock and roll is fun, but not the foundation for building a city … or much of anything.”

    BTW, never seen the video before. Have to say it matches the dumbest of the song. What’s Lincoln doing there? And Vegas? Everyone knows Vegas was built on something-for-nothing greed, and sex. (Even though prostitution is illegal in Clark County.)

  95. @Almost Missouri

    I’ll never forget doing a deep dive on the HBD/adjacent internet for the first time during the same semester that I took the required “biological anthropology” prereqs for my Anthro degree. (Yeah, yeah, I know, I picked it when I was still bluepilled and just wanted to finish the damn thing so I could go waste more money in lawl school.)

    It was a real trip getting the normal, politically correct/factually nebulous narrative about “race science” from my intelligent, driven, entirely cordycepted professors, then going online before or after class and reading reams of rebuttals to their “settled science” debunkings of “race science” — rebuttals that I never would have been exposed to in the academy. The rebuttals just made more sense; I didn’t try to force it, as I had no ideological attachment to “the right,” or whatever, and indeed if anything had been trained my entire life to throw up mental roadblocks against such wrongthink. But it really was like a lightbulb went on over my head for the first time.

    As a recovering left-winger, I felt obligated to give the blue pill a fighting chance: I remember trying valiantly to understand the logic behind the (alleged) debunking of Nicholas Wade’s five racial clusters (allegedly) proving that race as “traditionally” understood exists. But it just didn’t hang together. I remember this was right as Charles Murray’s Human Diversity was coming out. I wanted desperately to ask one professor what he thought of it, not even to blow my ketman-cover but just to hear him attempt to point and sputter his way to a proper denunciation. But self-preservation on my part prevailed. Nevertheless, that was the semester my “faith” in “the Science” died for good.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  96. @AnotherDad

    That’s pretty good JIE.

    Thanks.

    My comment was in part a reference to this past iSteve post and discussion:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/who-is-kamala-harris/

    By the way, did Jefferson Airplane/Starship ever have another good song after Darby Slick’s “Somebody to Love” and Grace Slick’s “White Rabbit?” Granted, Jefferson Starship’s “We Built This City on Rock and Roll” is Homer Simpson’s favorite song, but when I worked in a dental repair equipment business in the summer of 1978 [sic], that always struck me as the worst song we had to listen to on the radio, and perhaps the worst song ever on the radio.

  97. Jacko says:

    Exposing the Haven Monahan/Rolling Stone hoax got me hooked for 8 years now. And got me to fully disengage from mainstream narrative.

    Invade the World, Invite the World

    Jussie Smollet

    Sailer Strategy (that got Trump elected)

  98. epebble says:
    @Kylie

    It was in Moscow, Idaho, some 300 miles north of Boise. Moscow is a college town abutting another college town on Washington state line. Out here in Portland, OR we are getting adequate coverage. Mostly stating that the police have not been able to make much progress. I watched yesterday’s news conference and it appeared to me that the small-town/school police may be overwhelmed.

    If interested, there is a Wikipedia page

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_University_of_Idaho_killings

    • Thanks: Kylie
    • Replies: @Kylie
  99. Ganderson says:
    @ganderson

    Hodag, not to disparage the quality of your commentary, but my response was supposed to be to Mr Achmed E Newman. Creeping Bidenism, I guess.

    Your point is well taken- but I live on the island of Me, and thus Steve’s golf architecture posts are what I’d like to read about. I liked his stuff about the sociology of golf membership, too.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  100. Need a chapter on hatehoax, from Duke Lacross to Haven Monahan to Jussie Never Forget, Stev has been a voice of reason with a great track record.

    • Agree: Thea
  101. “A Hate Hoax for Book Lovers.” That one was golden.

  102. @Anonymous

    I saw a trailer today for James Cameron’s Avatar sequel. Looked dreadful. Also saw a trailer for Chevalier, based on a true story, about some genius black violinist during the French Revolution whose brilliance overcomes racism, gets to bang a white woman, etc.

    You know the movie will stink if the trailer is bad.

  103. Kylie says:
    @epebble

    Thank you.

    It’s scary because usually the murders of college students are just one victim killed by a known and quickly apprehended rejected lover or wannabe, not several killed by an unsub, motive unknown.

    And yes, definitely the local police seem overwhelmed.

    • Replies: @epebble
    , @Not Raul
    , @Thea
    , @Alden
  104. The first piece by you I read was the ‘Is Love Colorblind’ article in National Review. If there are no copyright issues that would be a good one. Also the ‘Why Lesbians aren’t Gay’ one.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  105. epebble says:
    @Kylie

    They have ruled out all obvious persons. That may mean a killer may be someone like Jeffrey Dahmer who killed for no reason at all. That will make the case hard to crack if the killer has no previous history and just vanishes from the scene.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @HammerJack
  106. Philip Neal says: • Website
    @AnotherDad

    This, plus Hate Hoax.

    Every single one of these concepts is comparable to Parkinson’s Law, blindingly obvious once somebody points it out and illustrates it with amusing, telling examples. The anthology should contain two examples of each, one recent and one five or ten years old but evidently the self same thing noticed all those news cycles ago.

    The intended readership should be people who have genuinely never heard of Steve but are receptive because they know him second-hand from unattributed quotations – sort of like people who never knew that all those songs were written by Carole King.

    Illustrations? One golf course, at most two simple graphs and lots of faces telling you all you need to know about some fraud, crook, shooter or pre-op trans Dalmatian.

  107. Would the publisher be interested in putting out two books, one with your articles on HBD and so on and the other with your work on culture?

    The culture book could be titled something like “Steve Sailer: Solving Culture”. The HBD book could be called “Steve Sailer: Beyond the Forbidden”.

    Or something.

    Apropos of little, toward the end of his life Andy Warhol said “I’m thinking of doing a show called ‘The Worst of Andy Warhol’. But I’ll have to do some more of it first.”

  108. Also, the publisher’s title is pretty good.

  109. There is so much good stuff in the archives that looking at it crashed my browser.

    A “traditional” publisher will pay an advance on royalties and schedule a print run, typically 2,000 copies for a “new” author. The book will retail for a sensible price.

    There is an underclass of publishers that produce e-books plus “print on demand” – literally printing one book at a time as the orders come in. The production cost is high, and the retail price may be too high for most readers. The publisher’s goal may be to get an exclusive deal on the e-book rights and foreign rights, and expand their “back catalogue”, without ever paying much to the author. Read the contract carefully, and if possible get an agent or published writer to read it too.

  110. Anonymous[828] • Disclaimer says:

    writing books = time
    writing blog = time
    time is finite

  111. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:

    Write an essay on the “basic logic of the 21st Century” that you claim to have discovered.

  112. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:
    @ADL Pyramid of Hate

    then going online before or after class and reading reams of rebuttals to their “settled science” debunkings of “race science” — rebuttals that I never would have been exposed to in the academy.

    Could you cite some good articles that do this?

  113. Not Raul says:

    You should throw out a few suggestions to get things started.

    What interesting discoveries have you made over the last six years?

    A lot of your Covid stuff is interesting; but I don’t think that Covid sells many books anymore.

    Definitely have an article or two about the big jump in homicide and traffic fatalities in the summer of 2020. I guess that goes without saying.

    And something about the shooting injured to killed ratio.

  114. Not Raul says:
    @Kylie

    To me, it looks like a professional hit. Possibly more than one perp. They knew who was on their list, went in and out, and did it quietly with knives.

    There might be an organized crime angle. Illegal gambling, match fixing, etc..

    If it were a crime of passion, it’s easy for jilted lovers and other hotheads to get guns in Idaho.

    This looks professional.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    , @Brutusale
    , @Kylie
  115. I have been reading Steve Sailer for years. I grew up a Democrat and voted for Jimmy Carter and even at a late date Al Gore. Once I learned about immigration I saw things in a way I had never seen before. I began to learn as much as I could about immigration. I think I learned more about immigration from Steve Sailer than from anyone.

    To arm myself against the mountain of misinformation on immigration I developed three core arguments against immigration that to me have been a guiding light and comfort in any verbal confrontation.

    Basically, my three core immigration beliefs are that there is no social environmental, or economic reason for the type and amount of immigration we have had for decades. These beliefs are based upon factual studies and I have not found anyone who could change my mind with a counterargument.

    Almost all open-border immigration proponents like to throw economics in our faces when we want to reduce immigration in the slightest. They have all kinds of platitudes and half-truths but no actual facts or studies were done by anybody to support their side or argument.

    However, we have them.

    We have at Harvard University professor of economics Prof. George Borjas who has made his life’s work the study of economics and immigration. Both of Prof. Borjas’s parents are immigrants from Cuba. His studies conclude that there is little if any economic benefit from immigration and most importantly whatever benefit there may be is captured almost entirely by those who hire immigrants and the immigrants themselves.
    This information when presented to open-border globalists is almost always ignored deflected or dismissed.

    Very rarely someone will actually bring up a study done by a professor of the same stature as Prof. Borjas that reached a different conclusion. I forget the name of that professor. He has a Japanese name. This professor concluded there is an economic benefit from immigration after studying the conditions that existed in the city of Miami during the late 1980s when Miami was inundated by hundreds of thousands of Cuban refugees during the Marriott boatlift. This prominent and well-respected professor said that Miami showed a clear economic benefit during this time. Of course today, Miami shows one of the largest disparities of income in the entire USA.

    Steve Sailer is perhaps the only person I have ever read who talks about either Prof. Borjas or this pro-immigration professor. Steve also is the only person I have ever read or heard that mentioned this professor’s study didn’t make much sense seeing how there was a huge amount of cocaine being imported into Miami in the late 1980s. This would’ve had a strong positive economic impact.

    I was embarrassed I had never thought about this counterargument. I grew up in Miami. My family has been here since 1919. During the late 1980s, the number of drugs in the city was unimaginable. There was a waterfall of cocaine being smuggled into Miami during this time. I never saw anything like it before or since.

    If you’re going to have an anthology of important writing by Steve Sailer I think you need to include how Steve was so able to skewer a very prominent professors pro-immigration study that was the only thing that came close to refuting the fact that there is no economic benefit for immigration to the average man or woman anywhere in the country. The number one argument at the top of almost every single anti-American pro-open borders endless immigration globalist is almost always economic. They wish for us to give away our birthright. They wish for us to get rid of our language and culture and history and values and morals and heritage so we may lower the price of pickles.
    But they have no economic argument. They also don’t have any Steve Sailers.

    • Thanks: JimDandy
    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  116. If you’re relying on Luttwak for your geopolitics you might want to take into account the fact that he’s evidently gone down the same primrose path that’s claimed too many other Theranos Board types.

    They’ve never adjusted to the mass media losing its mass and going clickbait Pravda to stay afloat.

  117. I don’t know, but I want the pictures in the middle to include one of a black lady who turns her hair into a model of a classic hole at Augusta. That would be meta levels of iSteve. If Steve has a black, female fan out there (I doubt it), this is your chance to say thanks to Steve.

    Also, the book should be named iSteve and So Can You.

  118. I forgot to add, invade the world, invite the world, go in debt to the world, helped me understand the world I live in a lot more than you would think.

  119. Ganderson says:
    @Hodag

    For some reason I’ve replied to the wrong person twice today. Hodag, this was for you:

    Hodag, not to disparage the quality of your commentary, but my response was supposed to be to Mr Achmed E Newman. Creeping Bidenism, I guess.

    Your point is well taken- but I live on the island of Me, and thus Steve’s golf architecture posts are what I’d like to read about. I liked his stuff about the sociology of golf membership, too.

  120. @Pierre de Craon

    Why the fragments of Italian and French?

    Because he was writing in English, mostly, and it would have been rude to put everything in Italian and French.

    Otherwise it’s a matter of the fact that Italian (especially) and French are two of the most beautiful languages of all.

    So any excuse to use them (in literate company, mind you) is likely a good one.

    PS: When I was younger, I thought Russian and German weren’t quite as pleasant. Now I like them too.

  121. Corvinus says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Tin Cup Narratives is the title you’re looking for.

  122. Citizenism.

    Sabrina Erdely and Haven Monahan. Widespread anti-gentilism in the media. Hate hoaxes. Imaginary nooses.

    The Late Obama Age Collapse; the Great Awokening; World War T. How corporations financed these when Occupy Wall Street threated their bottom line.

    Oak Park and Austin.

    World War T. Rapid onset gender dysphoria. Autogynephilia. Ultra-masculine ex-men.

    Rachel Dolezal, transracialism, the flight from white, fake Native Americans.

    The Floyd Effect on homicide and road traffic fatalities. Any analysis of crime statistics.

    [MORE]

    Sailer’s Laws – mass shootings, female journalism.

    Obfuscation and non-reporting of black crime.

    What does testing measure? IQ, SATs etc. Asian test prep.

    Jewish feminists project their family grievances onto gentiles/whites/men.

    Joe Biden speaks Trumpisms, followed by “and that’s a good thing”.

    The multiple ways that American cities die. Failure to recover from riots. The Black Undertow. Defunding the police. Woke DAs financed by George Soros.

    Adam Shatz and other liberal victims of crime who are unteachable.

    The discord between Australian Aborigines who are 75% white and those who are 100% white.

    Jewish country clubs and the unreliability of oral family histories.

    Mostly peaceful protests.

    The replication crisis does not apply to studies of general intelligence or the fundamental constant of sociology.

    The Zeroth Amendment. The re-purposing of the Statue of Liberty.

    Foolish ideas of Kendi, Coates, and the NYT.

    Breaking news about Emmett Till; other Ngram trends in the NYT.

    Validation of HBD by genetics, including work in David Reich’s lab; obfuscation of these results in Reich’s own book.

    Retreat to the donut shop.

    Black quotas created to help African-Americans are filled by new immigrants from Africa.

    Jewish terrorists who were pardoned and honored.

    World War Hair.

    Does race exist?

    DIE

    The Great Replacement: how it’s good for us; well it’s not good for you, but you deserve it good and hard.

    The weird sexual vibe of the Merkel migration. Crimes of the immigrants in Germany, Sweden, and Finland.

    Harvard admissions and diversity.

    • Thanks: houston 1992
    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
  123. Andre says:

    Steve’s most underappreciated insight was that Pfizer delayed the results of the COVID vaccine trial until after the 2020 election, helping Biden defeat Trump.

    My favorite piece was his La La Land review. I love everything he writes about SoCal, not because I have an affinity for the place but because he clearly does.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  124. anonymous[246] • Disclaimer says:

    You suggested using Jew vs. Gentile as a way to remember wide-angle/long lens effects. Lol.

    All I can say is that if Walt Disney were alive today, he’d be spinning in his cryogenic preservation chamber. —Steve Sailer

  125. @Pierre de Craon

    Was the Beatles’ gibberish in ” Here Comes The Sun King,” a nod to T.S.?😮

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  126. @stari_momak

    Thanks. An important question is whether to emphasize old, foundational stuff like “Is Love Colorblind?” from 1997 and “Cousin Marriage Conundrum” from 2003 or more recent stuff?

  127. epebble says:

    Interesting that after 124 comments, I didn’t see China mentioned anywhere. Considering that the Conventional Wisdom says 21st Century is Chinese century, and that U.S. is obsolete, just an Argentina of 20th century, that is surprising. Also, no mention of Fentanyl/Opioids. the answer to what ails and is killing middle-America.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  128. Six years ago, I said it should be the article asking about where all the gay baseball players are. Now that Rusty Staub has passed, you can include it and its comments without libeling anyone.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/what-should-be-featured-in-a-sailer-anthology/#comment-1646766

  129. Chip Smith says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    I think it should be a pretty big book. Please consider setting it up so that essays appear chronologically under discrete theme-based chapter/section headings. That way, the older essays that people keep bringing up would flow contextually. In my opinion, the value of this collection, apart from being a “good read,” should be to preserve (or memorialize) your substantive contributions to public discourse, since books have a permanence that blogs and online essays simply do not.

  130. @ganderson

    Mr. G, I’m thinking of a wider audience and trying to help them get on board .. and not on board the golf buggy.

    I agree that his posts on the complaints by the Jewish contingent about country club memberships were good ones – they should be in that “joining the elites” section. Hey, I’m not married to those specific chapter titles… (yeah, like I’m the publisher)

    Unless Mr. Sailer really wants to do a whole lot of writing from scratch, I think a compendium of the best – 200-300 posts would be good, but they’d have to be organized well. A lot of thought out to be put into the categories for these 10-20 chapters.

    PS: Some posts about building architecture – the postmodern(?) stuff vs. the old classic buildings could easily be in the War on the Traditional Culture, or some such, section.

  131. @Ganderson

    Steve’s golf architecture posts are what I’d like to read about.

    How did the word architecture ever get involved with golf course design? Bad enough that computer nerds use it. Now this?

    “I’m a systems architect!”

    No you’re not, you’re a f*ing coder, and not a very good one. Oh. Not you, Ganderson. I know next to nothing about you. But give me time.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Ganderson
  132. @epebble

    What about all the other people in the house? Each time I look at the story it seems like there were even more, and no one noticed the slashing going on in the next room.

    My favorite angle is that the race hucksters have to keep quiet on this one. Right after the UVA murders, and you know they’d love to make hay about all the attention given to blond chicks getting killed.

    But ack, they can’t draw attention to the one where, uh, you know. Reasons. If only they didn’t know who did it. Can’t we just pretend?

  133. @Steve Sailer

    An important question is whether to emphasize old, foundational stuff like “Is Love Colorblind?” from 1997 and “Cousin Marriage Conundrum” from 2003 or more recent stuff?

    Why not make it a Whitman’s Sampler, loaded with teasers for a subsequent series of more specific volumes?

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  134. Certainly your “Love Life of Hugo Chavez” essay(s).

  135. You realize, don’t you, that threatened publication of the Steve Sailer Anthology will provoke the Atlantic Council/SPLC/BLM/ADL/MIC/FBI/CIA/NYT/Google/Facebook/Uniparty gang finally and irrevocably to ban all political discourse in the Western alliance?

    There will still be tv sports, lots of it, drinking, lots of it, drugs, gambling, porn, video games, rap, lots of it. Otherwise, Netflix will be the only remaining entertainment. Adam Schiff will be put in charge of it.

    Youtube and Amazon will help out by deploying AI to digitally revise all prior cultural productions to enact intersectionalist dictates. Aethiopius will outwit Socrates, for example, by showing him that the sexual binary is an arbitrary social construct. Shakespeare’s plays will be about the variety of disparate impacts. Kant will critique racism. Tolstoy will dramatize the evil of the Russian people. And so on.

  136. @HammerJack

    Landscape architects have been famous for a long time, such as a Capability Brown in England, Andre Le Notre, designer of Versaille’s gardens, and Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of Central Park. Golf course architecture is a specialized form of landscape architecture.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @HammerJack
  137. @Bardon Kaldlan

    Was the Beatles’ gibberish in ” Here Comes The Sun King,” a nod to T.S.?

    Wasn’t it the only appearance of a Portuguese word in their entire œuvre? Spanish was in their cover of “Besame Mucho”, a whole sentence of French made it into “Michelle” (which they misspelled), and they rewrote two early monster hits into German just because they could. (A couple of them had picked up the language in Hamburg. McCartney’s oldest child is German, whether he admits it or not.)

  138. @Steve Sailer

    What Should Go in a Hard Cover “Best of Steve Sailer” Anthology?

    “What is best in life?”

    Steve, there absolutely must a chapter on Aryan steppe barbarians!

    Gunnar von Cowtown says:
    April 6, 2018 at 1:40 pm GMT • 4.7 years ago • 100 Words   ↑

    In the past few weeks we have arguably seen the most focused, logical and wonderful collection of Aryan Barbarian posting in human history. I have enjoyed this immensely, and thus contributed to Steve’s April pan-handling drive.

    Thank you Steve.

    “Search Steve Sailer” for Aryan brings retrieves this (selected, chronological) result:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/was-the-aryan-conquest-of-europe-peaceful/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/ancient-india-really-was-invaded-by-aryans/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/dna-barbarians-at-the-gates/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/my-review-in-takis-magazine-of-geneticist-david-reichs-who-we-are-and-how-we-got-here/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/guardian-david-reichs-book-shows-civilizations-should-submit-to-barbarian-invasions/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/david-reich-how-to-talk-about-race-and-genetics/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/cochran-on-reich-maybe-bloody-volkerwanderungs-arent-such-a-good-idea-after-all/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/london-times-david-reich-proves-miscegenation-made-us-all-crazy-dna-salads-except-reich-who-is-pure-ashkenazi/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/aryanism-rebunked/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/gregory-cochran-reviews-david-reichs-chapter-on-genomics-of-race-and-identity/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/late-bronze-age-collapse-and-migration/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/geneticist-david-reich-wields-occams-battle-axe/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-goes-all-vox-on-its-own-ancient-dna-article/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/gregory-cochran-unloads-on-the-nyts-jihad-to-watson-geneticist-david-reich/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/migration-or-invasion/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-coming-anti-aryan-campaign/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-most-violent-group-of-people-who-ever-lived-take-that-carl-zimmer/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/this-joke-never-gets-old/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/not-much-human-biodiversity-in-miss-india-beauty-pageant/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/national-geographic-genocide-is-a-small-price-to-pay-for-invasion/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/modern-domestic-horses-come-from-russian-step-in-2200-bc/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/queens-of-the-bronze-age/

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  139. @epebble

    In general, I don’t write much about 21st Century China. I have readers in Hong Kong, but the Great Firewall means I have very few on the mainland. I feel out of touch and likely to get things wrong.

  140. @Steve Sailer

    Olmstead was an Ives descendant, making him a cousin of lithographer James Merritt Ives, who was involved with landscape and design in a different manner. They and Charles and Burl were all approximately third or fourth cousins.

  141. Ralph L says:

    The tranny with the ugly tattoo won Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions tonight, so I guess WWT is over.

  142. @Steve Sailer

    Actually Unz is accessible in PRC.

    Concentric loyalty is not so simple, because concentric enmity works against it.

    This is basically Hunan (home province of Mao in topography rather like Scotland or WV) version of Hatfield vs. McCoy, instigated by Mao himself

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daoxian_massacre

  143. 1) The Fundamental Sociological Constant of ~ one sigma/how people are stable and why they cannot “grow.”

    Then have a statistics based website where one can enter data and see it applied in action. Then after a period you and Ron Unz can perhaps charge a fee . Use the bumper profits to finance Idioxcraczy (sp) 2.0. Perhaps you name it Bak (sp) to the Fewsure(sp) Or Not Necessarily Black to the Future.

    2) approximate the algorithm for Harvard / HYPS admissions so Whites can understand how much they are despised / how low probability they will gain admission.
    Another app will explain to 10-25mill wealthy persons how they can make a bigger splash for posterity than by donating to the HYPS hedge fund

    3)Trends in eugenics eg Jewish registration to avoid Tays Sachs disease

    4)Trends in dysgenics;

  144. • Thanks: Desiderius
  145. @anonymous

    One chapter title could be “The Ordeal of Civility” –Jewish struggle –are they even really struggling to assimilate to WASP norms of free speech, citizenship, etc

    The next chapter could examine matters from the Gentile POV. Suggested title: The Ordeal of Servility

  146. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Same list as above, with headlines:

    [MORE]

    Was the Prehistoric Aryan Invasion of Europe Peaceful?

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/was-the-aryan-conquest-of-europe-peaceful/

    Ancient India Really Was Invaded by Aryans

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/ancient-india-really-was-invaded-by-aryans/

    DNA Barbarians at the Gates

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/dna-barbarians-at-the-gates/

    My Review in Taki’s Magazine of Geneticist David Reich’s “Who We Are and How We Got Here”

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/my-review-in-takis-magazine-of-geneticist-david-reichs-who-we-are-and-how-we-got-here/

    Guardian: David Reich’s Book Shows Civilizations Should Submit to Barbarian Invasions

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/guardian-david-reichs-book-shows-civilizations-should-submit-to-barbarian-invasions/

    David Reich: “How to Talk About ‘Race’ and Genetics”

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/david-reich-how-to-talk-about-race-and-genetics/

    Cochran on Reich: Maybe Bloody Völkerwanderungen Aren’t Such a Good Idea After All

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/cochran-on-reich-maybe-bloody-volkerwanderungs-arent-such-a-good-idea-after-all/

    London Times: David Reich Proves Miscegenation Made Us All “Crazy DNA Salads” and “a Hopeless Genetic Stew” (Except for Reich, Who Is Pure Ashkenazi)

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/london-times-david-reich-proves-miscegenation-made-us-all-crazy-dna-salads-except-reich-who-is-pure-ashkenazi/

    Aryanism Rebunked

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/aryanism-rebunked/

    Gregory Cochran Reviews David Reich’s Chapter on “Genomics of Race and Identity:” Fireworks Ensue

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/gregory-cochran-reviews-david-reichs-chapter-on-genomics-of-race-and-identity/

    Late Bronze Age Collapse and Migration

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/late-bronze-age-collapse-and-migration/

    Geneticist David Reich Wields Occam’s Battle-Axe

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/geneticist-david-reich-wields-occams-battle-axe/

    Is the NYT Gearing Up to Watson Geneticist David Reich Too?

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-goes-all-vox-on-its-own-ancient-dna-article/

    Gregory Cochran Unloads on the NYT’s Jihad to Watson Geneticist David Reich

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/gregory-cochran-unloads-on-the-nyts-jihad-to-watson-geneticist-david-reich/

    Carl Zimmer in NYT: Bronze Age Aryan Barbarian Invaders of Iberia Weren’t Into Wars or Massacres, Just Political Processes

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/migration-or-invasion/

    The Coming Anti-Aryan Campaign

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-coming-anti-aryan-campaign/

    “The Most Violent Group of People Who Ever Lived:” Take That, Carl Zimmer!

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-most-violent-group-of-people-who-ever-lived-take-that-carl-zimmer/

    This Joke Never Gets Old

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/this-joke-never-gets-old/

    Not Much Human Biodiversity in Miss India Beauty Pageant

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/not-much-human-biodiversity-in-miss-india-beauty-pageant/

    National Geographic: Genocide Is a Small Price to Pay for Invasion

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/national-geographic-genocide-is-a-small-price-to-pay-for-invasion/

    Modern Domestic Horses Come from Russian Steppe in 2200 BC

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/modern-domestic-horses-come-from-russian-step-in-2200-bc/

    Queens of the Bronze Age

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/queens-of-the-bronze-age/

  147. @Steve Sailer

    Good point, although the passage I quoted used the phrase “golf architecture” which grated just a bit.

  148. epebble says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I think the Great Firewall is about as effective as the Great Wall is in stopping a hurricane, thanks to the million cracks (VPNs). You are probably going to be unintelligible due to language than internet access. Some of our American cultural references (like sports, movies, etc.,) go above my head.

  149. @Reg Cæsar

    Also, sub-volumes dedicated to the cleverest and/or most illuminating comments from the gallery. Though we may need someone other than Steve to make these judgements, lest we end up with books devoted entirely to Jack D’s “There are nazis under my bed” rants, not to mention Alden’s “There are MEN of UNZ under (in?) my bed.”

  150. @Steve Sailer

    I have readers in Hong Kong, but the Great Firewall means I have very few on the mainland.

    Does this mean that ‘Supply and Demand’ is actually ringing in from suburban Dubuque? I’ve had my doubts for a while. He wants so badly to be a cut-rate Tiny Duck, but lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.

    Hmm. Collected Wit and Wisdom of Tiny Duck. A brief book, to be sure, but wouldn’t it be a pisser if it outsold yours? Better not risk it.

  151. Anon[964] • Disclaimer says:

    One of the ones where Steve tries to coax his fellow jews into better behavior toward their host country.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  152. Anon[964] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    The foremost issue facing American democracy is unchecked Jewish power (censorship, biased media coverage of elections, investigations against Trump’s inner circle).

    The foremost issue facing American democracy is immigration.

  153. Kylie says:
    @Not Raul

    “To me, it looks like a professional hit.”

    This would have seemed so unlikely to me before I read Steve’s post on collegiate gambling. But his post was a timely reminder that college kids today may well be getting involved in more serious stuff than the sex drugs and rock n roll of earlier generations.

    All the blood spatter that’s been reported makes it seem a crime of passion or rage at first glance. But the absence of any viable suspect or even witnesses days later makes it seem professional. The perp[s] got in, slaughtered four young healthy people and got away without anyone noticing anything. Scary.

    • Agree: houston 1992, Not Raul
  154. @Hodag

    I don’t know enough about golf course architecture to write a book on it.

  155. @New Dealer

    “Cousin Marriage Conundrum” back before the Iraq War was a good one.

    • Replies: @FKA Max
  156. anon[137] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob Lee

    Your articles on HBD, IQ and Race, ,

    yes, give Chas Murray some competition!

  157. @Delmar Jackson

    A study on the economic effects of immigration was recently ( Past 5 years or so) done in the Netherlands, looking at the national origin of immigrants made astonishing difference of costs.
    Might be worth your while trying to dig it up. Lassitude prevents me from doing so.

  158. anonymous[374] • Disclaimer says:

    There should be a section on your influence on other conservative thinkers who almost always steal your ideas without giving you credit (Tucker Carlson) and a few honorable exceptions (Mark Steyn who incidentally was the substitute host for Tucker Carlson’s show before he got his own show).

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  159. @AnotherDad

    (BTW, Trump–the supposed “blunt talker” was an absolute disgrace on Floyd offering zero resistance. How is he going to roll any of this back.)

    Politicians are a bit like devils – they – to put it very politely – go with the flow (a medieval-rooted German saying goes like this: Devils always shxt on the largest heap).

    Btw. – lots of public intellectuals did the same in the Floyd case, Steven Pinker, Sam Harris, Douglas Murray, Bill Maher …Steve Sailer & Ron Unz did better, as did – Candace Owens: 

    google if the link doesn’t work: The Greatest Lie Ever Sold- George Floyd and the Rise of BLM (bitchute.com)

  160. The difficulty I can see with the current title is that it doesn’t tell you what the book is about. This is important information even for readers who know who you are. For readers who don’t, it’s essential.

  161. @Achmed E. Newman

    Yes, to “American Affordable Family Formation,” AEN!

    The minority mortgage meltdown.

    World War Hair

    I.Q.

    After over 22 years of religiously reading Steve, I’ll have to think, in order to come up with more.

  162. Conspiracies of corrupt, lesbian academics! (Some of Steve’s best work goes way-y-y back!)

  163. Mike P. says:

    “Value Voters” and “The Chicago Fire Department And “Civil Rights”” could be included.

  164. guest007 says:

    Steve,

    Could you please comment.

    Amy Schneider wins Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions, becoming the game show’s first transgender contestant to collect $250K prize

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11455637/Amy-Schneider-wins-Jeopardys-Tournament-Champions.html

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  165. @AnotherDad

    We Built This City is awful at first hearing and gets worse the more times you hear it. It’s the opposite of good music. You can’t help but be impressed by how bad it is.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Reg Cæsar
  166. @HammerJack

    Supply & Demand is a Westerner (I assume American), but I believe him that he lives in Dalian, aka Pt. Arthur, in China. (Dalian is in Liaoning province on the southern tip of Manchuria on a peninsula – supposed to be a very nice city.)

    I could pull up the gunowners.org site, The Spectator, and The Unz Review in China, at least 5 years back anyway. I doubt anyone posting the kinds of comments you see under iSteve would have any reason to be worried. The pro-everything-China commenters who will chime in anyone who has any bad word to say about the place of course don’t need to be worried, and may yet be getting paid.

    However, if you get on here badmouthing Xi and the whole CCP operation under one of Mr. Unz’s crew’s posts, and you live in China, you may be asking for trouble. This isn’t ’05 anymore, when sim cards could be bought on the street – cheaper if you didn’t mind having lots of 4’s in the number and expensive if you wanted 8’s! Internet cafes then (I know, they’re probably ALL gone) started taking ID’s in around ’08. Phones – not the phones themselves, but the accounts – must be registered. I doubt many routers are unlocked anymore, as was the case a decade back. Are VPNs a solid answer? I don’t know.

    If someone in power wants to find out what you are up to in China, I think they can very easily.

    Supply & Demand likely thinks he won’t get in any trouble by posting in comments on The Unz Review, and I agree.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  167. @Anon

    Wait. “fellow”, nah.

    I did like those posts a lot. Perhaps a couple of varied ones of that sort should be included. “Hey, listen, I’m sorry about the country clubs, but that was long ago and small peanuts. Do you really see what you all are doing to this nation? Do you think your kids will be happy in the country you’re pushing for?”

    That kind of thing, but it the iSteve style and with excerpts from the appropriate imbeciles.

    • Replies: @houston 1992
    , @Bill Jones
  168. Something along the lines of “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman” would be useful.

    “Why Even Think About That, Mr. Sailer?”

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  169. J.Ross says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Is the segment of generic talk radio supposed to suggest that the point of the song is complaining about talking on the radio, as opposed to playing music?
    Bonus stupidity: same band, same time period, same style video — the song from one of the worst movies of the 80s, Mannikin!

  170. @anonymous

    Mark Steyn who incidentally was the substitute host for Tucker Carlson’s show before he got his own show.

    When is Steyn’s show on?

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  171. @Achmed E. Newman

    What is the estimated half-life of Jewish resentment? Hmm , does it even half a half-life?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  172. @guest007

    $250k is a pretty low prize for the annual championship of a popular TV game show. My impression is Jeopardy must be a gold mine for Merv Griffin’s estate.

    • Replies: @Ralph L
    , @guest007
    , @Muggles
  173. @Achmed E. Newman

    It’d be a fun read, for the cognoscenti at least, to do a straightforward
    What you’re told v What actually is format.
    What are the lies, who are the liars and why.
    What society is v what it would be if the true state of affairs was acted upon.

  174. Ganderson says:
    @HammerJack

    I’ll save you the trouble: my knowledge of coding could be written on my thumbnail…

  175. jb says:
    @jb

    Oops, I accidentally thanked myself when I meant to thank Poirot, which is embarrassing. Ron, we need a way to undo mistakes like that!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  176. Brutusale says:
    @Not Raul

    The case reminds me of this one, which probably involved “Speed Bump” Tsarnaev.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Waltham_triple_murder

    Done as a lesson for others.

    • Replies: @Thea
  177. TWS says:
    @Voltarde

    Not dogs. Steve cannot tell males and females apart even with a side or back view.

    Let him stick to something he’s more familiar with.

  178. @Jim Don Bob

    He’s online on gbnews.uk Mon-through Thurs, 8 pm Brit time live I think but with a replay in the US evening at 8 or 9 — I’m not sure if the recent US time change has affected this. Maybe the GB network site has an archive too

    I was unaware of the new show but just got these details from the Steyn Online site

    OT while I’m here — Publisher Lee Enterprises pulls Dilbert from 77 newspapers, apparently anti-woke plotlines a factor

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  179. Thea says:
    @Kylie

    I lived in Gainesville while Daniel Henry Rollins was on his killing spree and the local cops were overwhelmed. The types of crime they are used to just doesn’t compare to a serial killer or mass murderer. No Internet then so it was more localized and reports to took hours or days to reach the public. Lack of the internet also kept the outrage local.

    They also got a lot of flack and when they finally arrested the guy people said “ it can’t be that loser, you just want to close this case.” Well, he confessed and had detailed knowledge of the scenes so the cops weren’t that bungling in the end.

    The targeted hit is interesting. I hadn’t considered that the Internet opens up a wider variety of ill-advised activities on campus these days.

  180. Anonymous[636] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    (BTW, Trump–the supposed “blunt talker” was an absolute disgrace on Floyd offering zero resistance. How is he going to roll any of this back.)

    Josh Hawley was also a disgrace on Floyd. He immediately got up and made a speech affirming the anti-White narrative.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  181. Thea says:
    @Brutusale

    A Muslim killed for their immoral lifestyle? That actually makes more sense than a jilted lover or gambling debt

  182. @jb

    If you do it within a certain time frame, you can change it to one of the other 4 responses, JB. This is advice for a mistake regarding someone else, though. I don’t guess you wanted to Agree, LOL, or Disagree with yourself, or call yourself a Troll either.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  183. @houston 1992

    Good question. I’m just writing to correct myself on “small peanuts”. It should be “peanuts” or “small potatoes”, one.

  184. @Anonymous

    Note that the “tough questioners” are never prepared for follow-up.

    The Senate is its own party and the electorate isn’t invited.

    Yet.

  185. @Steve Sailer

    Thanks. An important question is whether to emphasize old, foundational stuff like “Is Love Colorblind?” from 1997 and “Cousin Marriage Conundrum” from 2003 or more recent stuff?

    You definitely want “Is Love Colorblind?” in there.

    HBD–people coming to terms with the fact that different groups are in fact different, and (hopefully) rejecting the minoritarians pogrom against white deplorables–is (to me) the social benefit.

    But ordinary humans are more interested in issues of sex–matching and mating–than anything else. The more you can grab people and introduce HBD with sex oriented stuff that grabs people’s attention the better.

    “Is Love Colorblind?” is the kind of essay even the gals–someone’s wife, girlfriend–would read and re-read and nod … and start to get smarter, more open to racial reality. The “gateway drug”.

    • Agree: Poirot
    • Replies: @Poirot
    , @anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  186. @James N. Kennett

    More gems:

    The supply of white supremacists cannot match the demand.

    Seeing things in black and white … by carefully ignoring Asians.

    Still living in Tom Wolfe’s world – the Great White Defendant, Plaques for Blacks, Radical Chic, Mau-Mauing the Flak-Catchers.

    Busing – turning a generation of whites into race realists. Unrepeatable because there are no longer enough white kids to go round.

    They want equity – your equity in your home!

    [MORE]

    Books that are not reviewed – e.g. Charles Murray. Anything shoved down the memory hole.

    When statisticians have blind spots: Raj Chetty and his Magic Dirt.

    How many people from Africa and the Middle East would immigrate if they could. Solving the problem of a continent of a billion people by emigration. Pre-Americans.

    The Coalition of the Fringes and its tendency to become a Circular Firing Squad.

    Hispanics work hard and are punctual; but they drop litter, join gangs, and are neither pro-education nor upwardly mobile.

    Ilhan Omar, her family history, her marriage to her brother. Foreign ruling classes and Brahmins who lose social status when they leave their outhouse countries, and blame white racism.

    Migrants who are war criminals.

    Immigrants who immediately qualify for racial preferences.

    Badly behaved college athletes.

    Hoe culture, plough culture. Genes and culture co-evolve.

    Systemic racism – the modern form of the evil eye.

    Blacks attack Jews and Asians, Donald Trump to blame.

    NYC’s elite public schools.

    Morris Dees – the gift that keeps on giving!

    Michel Foucault.

    When “disparate impact” makes it unconstitutional to refuse poor people home loans, keep order in schools, test job applicants, and arrest murderers.

    Affordable family formation.

    We need to have a conversation; in fact we need to interrogate your abstract nouns.

    Jewish writers promote anti-whiteness, unaware that everybody else thinks Jews are either white or ultra-white.

    Jihadists commit another mass murder; media fear another attack of
    Islamophobia.

    When Donald Trump could call Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” and win votes.

    Type I and Type II errors.

    Food deserts and their causes.

    Whites leave = white flight = bad.
    Whites arrive = gentrification = bad.

    Doxxing as a punishment for heretical bloggers and jurors.

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
  187. @Achmed E. Newman

    If you do it within a certain time frame, you can change it to one of the other 4 responses, JB. This is advice for a mistake regarding someone else, though. I don’t guess you wanted to Agree, LOL, or Disagree with yourself, or call yourself a Troll either.

    I’ve suggested Ron add some other buttons now and again. (Ex. “Doofus”.) But a “Cancel” would definitely be in order.

    80 or 90% of the comments I write, have no particular use value–repetitive, already covered, pointless–I could have easily skipped. But I do manage to cancel maybe 4 or 5% of my efforts. Take a look and say “nah, no point to saying that again” or “nah, no point to engaging with this guy’s silliness”, etc.

    Ron’s edit window/cancellation are good things. Hot takes are cool and fun, but even a few minutes reflection on things often yields improvement.

    BTW–thanks Ron. Still the best commenting system I’ve seen.

  188. Anon[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kylie

    Meanwhile, the thing with the Holy & Sacred People of Colorado Springs gets national (and maybe international?) coverage.

    • Thanks: Kylie
  189. @AnotherDad

    You’ve got that 5-minute EDIT window, as you note, to wipe out the whole thing. At some point, once people have read and some others have replied, the cancelling of your comment will confuse and annoy the hell out of people.

    BTW–thanks Ron. Still the best commenting system I’ve seen.

    Absolutely, AD! It’s not just that it is simple and pretty bug-proof. I never liked threading – things get narrow, and you run out, and I hate that “See more replies” crap. This one is the best system I’ve ever run into.

    • Agree: James N. Kennett
    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
  190. Ralph L says:
    @Steve Sailer

    That’s just the annual tournament. Pretty soon I’m sure there will be another, higher-dollar tournament of champs from previous years, if the woke producers can stand putting some more normal white men on stage again. Thank goodness, the two insufferable “theys” bowed out early.

  191. One of your underrated insights is that, in many parts of the country, the cultural revolution of the ’60s did not take place until the ’70s.

    Recently I was watching a marathon of the Airport movies and I was struck by the tremendous difference in style between the first Airport (1970) and Airport 1975 (released October 1974). The former movie looks like something out of the 1950s, whereas the latter is very much a product of the Watergate era.

    Incidentally, I’d be interested to hear your take on the continuing significance of the Home Electronics Revolution of 1977. That was the year that the Apple II, the Commodore PET, the Atari 2600, and the first consumer VCRs were introduced. It was also the year that Star Wars was released. It must have been an amazing time to be a geek.

    As a final aside, today is the 59th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @Renard
  192. Poirot says:
    @AnotherDad

    Good point about that subject as a gateway.

    It’s an old article, but in the 25 years since -given the ongoing demographic transformation-, it has only gained in relevance.
    It can be tied to the more current World War Hair as well.
    It might be interesting to (re)read Steve’s review of the book by Wesley Yang, which also mentions the “colourblind love” article, and brings the topic of “height” into the picture as well. That is, different races will tend to have different height distributions. And, given women’s outspoken preference for tallness, it has (intra- and inter-)racial repercussions. https://www.takimag.com/article/bitter-asian-man/

  193. @AnotherDad

    Quickie update, for some glaring ommissions:

    — Hate hoaxes
    Super important to get that “hate hoax” idea out there. Some standout hoaxes: Duke Lacrosse; you were really out front on UVA nonsense; Juciy Smollett. Highly feminine nature/skew of these things as well. And, of course, the absolute credulous response from the media.

    — Minority mortage meltdown.

    — Immigration
    — Already known mediocrity of Mexican-America
    and especially
    — “World’s Most Important Graph”.

    Don’t know if you have a post pointed on the topic, but people need to understand the moral hazard and essential theft of immigration. Some people do the work–build rule of law, develop skills, accumulate capital, build infrastructure, limit their fertility, protect their environment–create a really nice nation. Immigration is then allowing precisely the people who have failed to do that to come in and take/loot what the builders have built … crowd it and trash it. No one, of course–least of all the chronic immigration proponents–does that with their homes. “Hey, you bums, come on in and stay here.”

    Immigration is directly an attack on stewardship, on environment, on responsibility.

    Intelligent people really need to understand both what a disaster immigration is and the absolute nuclear Armageddon that awaits us from Africa if we don’t just stop.

  194. Poirot says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Who was the first to coin that term “liberal creationism”? Michael Shermer? Will Saletan?

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  195. @Poirot

    Interestingly, Asian height has changed a lot over the last 25 years, although less in Japan than in South Korea. In 1997 I used the example of 6’2″ Dodger pitcher Hideo Nomo, while today’s I’d use 6’4″ Angel pitcher Shohei Ohtani.

  196. @AnotherDad

    Palme d’Or for this system! Speaking in Dr. Trump’s tongues: It’s huuuge! – Huuge improvement! – Very nice invention Ron – for all of mankind – black & white ‘n’ yellow too! – Cool system! – Rocks! – – The Mercedes Benz amongst comment systems! – Lexus too. So smooth. Its true! –

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  197. @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    Affixed to which is the ‘adjusted’ quote from Leon Wieseltier’s review of The Bell Curve: “There is not a graph in the world that will explain the place of graphs in the world – except, uh, maybe this one.”

  198. Apart from race, crime, IQ, baseball, golf, population migrations,… Steve should select what he wrote about gays & trannies.

    Sex $ell$.

  199. @Stan Adams

    Ha! This is one of those comments that AD was probably talking about – not strictly necessary – but I gotta chime in about the Airport movies. For those not familiar, the Airplane ones, at least 2, maybe 3, were the humorous take-offs, no pun intended, of the former.

    Stan, I watched all 4 in 3 days, due to the video store policy. Yes, #1 was almost a different America. OTOH, with my interest in the flying and such, the biggest things I noticed was:

    – Almost zero security theater in #1 (I know they are just movies, but the background life is usually appropriate.)

    – Only the 1st movie was anything approximating realistic. They got stupider and stupider

    – You could smoke cigars in the cockpit in #1 and even thrown the butts behind your seat.

    – George Kennedy had had enough of being a character actor after the 1st 3 movies. Instead of a mechanic, than maintenance chief, etc. for #4 he was Captain of the Concorde. It’s never too late …

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  200. Art Deco says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Gloria Steinem published a collection of columns in 1984. There were two contributions head and shoulders above the rest. One was an article she’s published in 1963, and one was from diary entries and reporters’ notes compiled in 1968.

    You’re not locked into a procrustian bed of complaint like Steinem, but sometimes the most interesting material can be from when an observer is working things out and his perspective is inchoate. See articles published by Charles Krauthammer during the period running from 1979 to 1985. After that, everything he said was kind of meh except when he was not writing topical commentary.

  201. anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:

    After 200 responses, barely any discussion about Jewish power as a threat to traditional American society, whether going against free speech or importing non-white immigrants. It shows critiques of Jewish power are a small part of Steve Sailer’s 20+ years of blogging. Unlike another Unz columnist Jung-Freud, Steve Sailer doesn’t get to the underlying causes and this is his greatest failure.

  202. anonymous[101] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    Love is Colorblind is flawed because it doesn’t take into account the large difference in interracial marraige by Asian men between the first (foreign-born) and second generation (US-born).

  203. Anonymous[147] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    HBD–people coming to terms with the fact that different groups are in fact different

    Suppose you were to state that proposition to a blue-pilled person or group. (Imagine perhaps a family gathering.) And suppose they pushed back. And they asked, “What do you mean ‘different’? How are they different? In what *important* ways are they different?”

    What would you respond with?

  204. Kylie says:

    “To me, it looks like a professional hit. Possibly more than one perp.”

    Another factor in favor of this being a professional hit: the perp[s] didn’t kill the dog belonging to the couple who was murdered. When the perps and victims are intimately known to one another, often pets are killed, too. (I think Gavin de Becker mentioned this in The Gift of Fear.).

    Just one example I found:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/anthony-todt-convicted-killing-wife-3-kids-and-pet-dog-florida/#app

  205. guest007 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Pat Sajak makes $14 million a year and does not have to work that many weeks. Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are cash cows for the companies that own the rights. Currently Sony Pictures is the production company and CBS Media Ventures is the distributor.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeopardy!#Production

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    , @Jim Don Bob
  206. Alden says:
    @Kylie

    Never fear 40 FBI agents are in the case. Madly searching for a Richard Jewel to blame.

    A dog was killed and skinned about a month ago in Moscow Idaho. Could have been stalked. Owners let it out last thing at night. It never came back and was found next day. Killer probably knew family let out the dog at night

    • Agree: Kylie
  207. @Poirot

    I dunno.

    Saletan used it in 2007, before a visit from Liberal Torquemada apparently forced him to disavow.

    Do you know of earlier references?

    • Replies: @Poirot
  208. Alden says:

    I’d like to see an article about the Chicago neighborhood your in laws lived in that became black and criminal. To remind us the “ problem” is decades old.

    People talk about wise real estate investing. Ha it’s really a gamble. All depends on what demographic area is 20 years after purchase.

  209. Garlic says:

    Your articles on cancer, and particularly how you hired someone to make medical decisions for you. Also your articles on cataract surgery, and the responses. Those are the articles I would search out if I was in a situation where they would be relevant to myself or a loved one.

  210. Muggles says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Once again, three men on the Championship rounds.

    Of course Amy wishes she wasn’t. But now married to a woman, like before!

    She (to be polite) seems very nice of course. But why go to all that trouble and expense to merely circle around and end up where you began?

  211. Muggles says:

    Another thought on the upcoming book.

    While some popular newish essays were very good, quite a few are pretty perishable subjects like G. Floyd or certain fads and events which few care about now.

    Maybe just a few of those in a “Cotton Candy” chapter of popular essays on no longer very meaningful subjects. Most films/TV/modern music stuff is like that. Election analysis, most NYT commentary.

    A lot of essay collections get very obsolete after a very short time, as interest in subjects quickly changes. Who cares about COVID or (soon) Putin/Ukraine?

    More lasting subjects will remain relevant.

  212. Muggles says:

    Off topic here, but maybe not.

    News that intrigues but vanishes.

    These are still unknowns:

    Who pays for Antifa bail, supplies, expenses?

    ABC producer taken by FBI agents and disappeared…( a few months back)

    FBI/AF agents bust Nev. UFO blogger (recent)


    Dilbert.com and Mycomics.com websites mysteriously down since last Sunday…

    Feel free to reply with additional mysterious events still unknown.

    I’m not suggesting that iSteve should “solve” these things but this kind of news seems worth following up, but follow-up seems rarely found in regular news channels.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  213. CTD says:

    This, or a version of this, should be the opening piece: https://www.takimag.com/article/what-if-im-right/

  214. The 2003 Great Middle Class Massacre column

    • explained how housing prices were destroying the US middle class,

    • explained what “bad schools” actually were, and how they drove housing prices,

    • proposed solutions, and

    • noted Elizabeth Warren’s near crossing of the line into a sort of proto-Trumpian conservatism.

    https://vdare.com/articles/bad-schools-immigration-and-the-great-middle-class-massacre

    • Agree: Dieter Kief
    • Thanks: Renard
  215. @Achmed E. Newman

    – George Kennedy had had enough of being a character actor after the 1st 3 movies. Instead of a mechanic, than maintenance chief, etc. for #4 he was Captain of the Concorde. It’s never too late …

    He has the best line in the movie:

    [MORE]

  216. @guest007

    Not a bad gig.

    Even in the late ’80s he was described as “the least ambitious man in show business”:

    [MORE]

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096674/trivia

    In 1988, with Wheel of Fortune a smash hit in syndication, CBS late-night executives saw Pat Sajak as CBS’s first hope in a generation to get something started in late night. The strategy was simple; get Sajak, who had lots of experience as a funny weather guy in Los Angeles, on the air, let him settle in behind Johnny Carson in the ratings, and let him grow until Carson finally retired. Then CBS would have a show in place, ready to take command of late night.

    The show debuted in January 1989. CBS got most of its stations to carry Sajak, and sent the host off to a roaring start with a 6.2 rating, a full point higher than Johnny Carson. Less than a week later, Sajak was sinking through the 3 rating level. The show had trouble getting audiences to come to the studio for tapings. Yet Sajak didn’t change his demeanor, or his show, at all.

    The executives came to regard Sajak as one of the least ambitious people in show business. He would come in at noon, tape his show from 5:30 to 6:30, and be out the door by 6:45. The show was collapsing around him; stations left every week, and the distribution system was canceling him before the network did. Yet Sajak remained unmoved.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  217. FKA Max says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Following below another really good “noticing” of yours and an encore to “Cousin Marriage Conundrum”, which really helped me to make sense of Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Accomplishment and the probable origins/causes of The White Man’s Burden https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Man%27s_Burden , etc.

    Short but sweet and it packs quite a punch, once the implications and consequences of it sink in… not sure it’s appropriate for the proposed project/book, but still well worth sharing.

    Conformity and Cousin Marriage
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/conformity-and-cousin-marriage/

    Leaving aside plain IQ, I suspect that love marriages select for a wider variety of personality types and other traits in offspring than do arranged marriages, with the historic English predilection for young lovers selecting their own mates (e.g., in the 1590s, Shakespeare didn’t have any doubt whom his paying customers would sympathize with when he put on Romeo and Juliet) perhaps leading to the famous English appreciation for individualism and eccentricity.

    “Political correctness is a war on noticing.”Blue Banana https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Banana

    • Thanks: Dieter Kief
  218. @Known Fact

    Their website says MS is on at 8pm UK time (3pm EST) and then a replay at 2am (9pm EST).

    Thanks. I was wondering what happened to him. I’d bet that subbing for Rush was a major source of his income.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  219. Renard says:
    @Stan Adams

    As a final aside, today is the 59th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.

    It’s also the 100th anniversary of Howard Carter’s discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. And Carter was a model of probity for how carefully and meticulously he handled [and documented] its contents.

    PBS has a special out now. I haven’t seen it but apparently it’s not totally woke. Carter isn’t presented as the worst kind of white colonizer and “experts” are actually permitted to disagree about stuff. Weird, huh?

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/tutankhamun-allies-enemies-review-a-mystery-fit-for-a-king-11669153042

  220. @guest007

    Pat Sajak live in Annapolis Maryland. He probably goes to LA once a month, tapes a month’s worth of shows, and comes home. Being a game show host has got to be a pretty sweet deal, if you can stand the boredom and the contestants.

  221. Poirot says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Michael Shermer released a book in 2007 in which the term was mentioned. (And books take some time to write and release.)
    Will Saletan mentioned it in an article November 2007.
    But, upon some further searching, I just found that in fact our own iSteve may have been the first!
    Via a post on VDare.com, from 2001! https://isteve.blogspot.com/2001/12/liberal-creationism-versus-darwinism.html

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  222. Renard says:
    @AnotherDad

    Now if we could only get the site itself to stop crashing. Yes, it’s usually a cloudflare issue with DDoS attacks and such, but it’s still annoying if it happens when you’re trying to submit a comment.

    Now you know that the ADL, SPLC, et al have many times asked cloudflare to remove our protection. What’s the likeliest explanation of why they haven’t done so?

    Should I remove this comment?

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
  223. SafeNow says:

    Add, as a bonus feature, never before published!…wait for it…a novel or screenplay. Your movie reviews are perceptive and engaging, and I think likely you have a good fictional story in you. Of course, many ex-spies, ex-admirsls, etc. have turned to fiction, and a staple of such fiction consists of the material they mastered in their other job.

    If perchance you run into writer’s cramp, we are here to help.

  224. @Poirot

    On the other hand, the gender gap is worse for Asian immigrant men than for assimilated, American-born Asian men.

    This is accurate but for another subtle reason– East Asian governments are more authoritarian and emasculates men, lest too many “alpha chads” pop up, like this during the Warlords Era–

    “Old Eighty-Six”: The origin of this nickname is unclear. According to rumour it either referred to his height or to the length of his penis,[31] which was said to measure up to a pile of 86 Mexican silver dollars when erect.[32][33][a] Mexican silver dollars were a common currency in China at the time.[35]

    “Three Don’t Knows”: Based on Zhang’s alleged lack of knowledge about how much money he had, how many soldiers, and how many women in his harem.[32][14]

    “72-Cannon Chang”:[36] This nickname might also have been connected to the alleged length of his penis.[37]

    “The General with three long legs” by Shanghai’s prostitutes in reference to his penis’ length.[37]

    He made a pact of brotherhood with the Japanese rōnin Date Junnosuke in 1929, which led Date to change his name to Zhang Zongyuan and change his nationality to Chinese.[46]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Zongchang#Nicknames_and_titles

    That said, the Warlords Era is highly underrated and was a rare period in Chinese history of intellectual freedom and plurality, that can only being compared to the time of Confucius, Laozi, and Mozi,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Schools_of_Thought

    Laozi had a concept that is antithetical to PRC’s conceit of “Grand Unification”,

    Standing Alone

    In a small country with few people let there be officers over tens and hundreds but not to exercise power. Let the people be not afraid of death, nor desire to move to a distance. Then though there be ships and carriages, they will have no occasion to use them. Though there be armor and weapons there will be no occasion for donning them.

    https://www.yellowbridge.com/onlinelit/daodejing80.php

  225. Art Deco says:
    @Muggles

    Who pays for Antifa bail, supplies, expenses?

    Cut outs who lead back to (1) Soros or (2) the Chinese government or (3) whichever agency of the U.S. government arranged for Epstein’s murder.

  226. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    “We Built This City” is awful at first hearing and gets worse the more times you hear it. It’s the opposite of good music. You can’t help but be impressed by how bad it is.

    Well, it was a seasonal campaign song, intended to bring the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to San Francisco. No more meant to be permanent than the similarly thrown-together “We Are the World” or “Bangla Desh”. (When was the last time you heard that tune?)

    It didn’t work, either. The founding committee set up a hotline for residents of the nominated cities to call in the reasons why their town deserved to be chosen. 90% of those calls came from Cleveland, thanks to WMMS’s rabid fans.

    Every year the RRHOF rudely slaps the Forest City by holding its induction ceremonies at the Waldorf-Astoria 406 miles to the east.

  227. @Achmed E. Newman

    Supply & Demand likely thinks he won’t get in any trouble by posting in comments on The Unz Review, and I agree.

    Why would he? He almost always disagrees with us, but never with the CCP.

    He is Pooh’s Piglet.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  228. Rob says:

    Steve, I don’t know what should go in the book, but the “Chad Sailer” meme should be on the cover.

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  229. Steve, I liked your insights into how Italian-Americans “sat out” the Sixties, only to re-emerge as a cultural force in the Seventies.

  230. Ian M. says:

    – Is Love Colorblind?
    – Marriage gap
    – Turks & the charter schools (or similar stories about obscure ethnic groups in U.S. and the niches they fill)
    – UVA, Rolling Stone
    Freakonomics debate over abortion
    – Homosexuality, AIDS, and sports (e.g., figure skating decimated by AIDS…)
    – High culture perceived as gay in U.S. because of lack of a hereditary aristocracy
    – Trannies: two different kinds; that the uber-masculine kind tend to be more ‘rightwing’
    – Afghanistan, pederasts, Taliban, and Andrew Sullivan
    – Jews and the Confederacy
    – White privilege vs. Jewish privilege
    – The South’s support for WWII
    – Subprime and Hispanics
    – California Proposition 187
    – George Floyd, BLM, homicides

    One thing with polling the commentariat is you’re going to get suggestions biased toward more recent topics.

  231. @HammerJack

    Does this mean that ‘Supply and Demand’ is actually ringing in from suburban Dubuque?

    Dubuque doesn’t really have any suburbs to speak of. It does boast a funicular, though, and in 2020, Trump was the first Republican since Ike to win a majority of the county’s votes, if not the city’s.

    https://www.fenelonplaceelevator.com/

  232. @Rob

    And the tagline “The Man Who Noticed Too Much.”

  233. @Poirot

    I probably got “liberal creationism” from somebody else around 2000.

    • Replies: @Poirot
    , @Corvinus
  234. @James N. Kennett

    Also:

    Transubstantiation.

    Privatize the profits, socialize the losses.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  235. @James N. Kennett

    Also:

    Transubstantiation.

    Privatize the profits, socialize the losses.

    Transsubstabntian is accurate. Karl Marx once remarked, that capital (as in capitalism) stems from the latin word caput – head – so: Money is somehting that has a spiritual side to it.

  236. Poirot says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Could be.
    I see you called Will Saletan “witty” for using the term in that 2007 piece. (See: https://vdare.com/articles/slate-s-saletan-triangulates-against-vdare-com-s-sailer-it-s-a-phase-he-s-going-through) I figured you might have come up with it much earlier, then forgotten about it until it resurfaced years later, attributing it to someone else as his invention.

  237. drawbacks says:

    Possible section titles:
    Portnoy’s Revenge
    Tranny Tyranny
    or maybe
    The Man Who Would Be Queen, about World War T
    followed by
    The Man Who Would Be King, about Invade/Invite/In Hock
    From White Flight to The Flight From White
    Marginal Revolutionaries, how the most vocal fringe Americans get their way

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  238. Corvinus says:
    @Steve Sailer

    “Having been criticized a lot over the decades, my view is that criticism is good for people. I try hard not to fall for low IQ critiques. In contrast, the current view that various groups are sacred cows above criticism but beneath agency is bad for them.”

    Again, can you provide specific instances where you made adjustments to your narratives and ideology due to critiques of your reasoning and conclusions? Or do you timidly resort to taking the “I don’t like being wrong so I won’t openly address it” path? Are you not subject to being prone to confirmation bias?

    Introspection is a good thing.

    Ron Unz, in a moment of recent clarity—“Lots of the commenters here are delusional in all sorts of different ways?”

    Does this apply to you as well?

  239. jb says:
    @AnotherDad

    BTW–thanks Ron. Still the best commenting system I’ve seen.

    The best I’ve seen by far! Aside from adding the ability to undo an AGREE/DISAGREE/ETC I can’t think of anything I would change or add. It would be great if Ron could find a way to license it or open source it or something so that everybody could use it. (Although maybe he want to keep it as a competitive advantage for his own site, or maybe other sites are so invested in their own systems that it would be too hard for them to switch).

  240. @Jim Don Bob

    I watched Steyn’s show last night, and, not surprisingly, most of it was about English politics. The latest horror is that the new Prime Minister goes to, and pays for, a private physician, thus shunning the shoddy National Health Service.

    Socialized medicine is all about equality, even if it is at the lowest common denominator.

  241. Steve, since the Jets have benched their QB Zach Wilson, your article when he was drafted calling him a “classic bust” was correct.

  242. @Achmed E. Newman

    When there are several hundred comments, (optional) threading might be an advantage. In every other respect the commenting system is superb.

  243. @Renard

    Now you know that the ADL, SPLC, et al have many times asked cloudflare to remove our protection. What’s the likeliest explanation of why they haven’t done so?

    Cloudflare has a symbiotic relationship with DDOS attackers, allegedly hosting some of their “services”. They can only excuse this arrangement if their criteria for removal are extremely narrow.

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13719517

    Now if we could only get the site itself to stop crashing. Yes, it’s usually a cloudflare issue with DDoS attacks and such, but it’s still annoying if it happens when you’re trying to submit a comment.

    A DDOS attack would be far worse without Cloudflare protection.

  244. @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, you just reminded me of the commenter Jack Hanson(?) who would call everyone who said any one bad thing about Donald Trump an Eyeore.

    People come and go. Where is Lot and lately, Buffalo Joe?

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  245. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    People come and go. Where is Lot and lately, Buffalo Joe?

    Lot left after Steve posted something deemed “not good for the jews.”

    What happened to Svigor and syonredux?

  246. anon[221] • Disclaimer says:

    Love is Colorblind . Explain why the article forces you to move

  247. @Stan Adams

    “The show debuted in January 1989. CBS got most of its stations to carry Sajak, and sent the host off to a roaring start with a 6.2 rating, a full point higher than Johnny Carson. Less than a week later, Sajak was sinking through the 3 rating level. The show had trouble getting audiences to come to the studio for tapings. Yet Sajak didn’t change his demeanor, or his show, at all.”

    Stan, I like Pat Sajak. I’ve always liked him. He’s a very funny man, with a deadpan style. I once re-posted his funniest twits. (Granted, I rarely watch WoF anymore, and haven’t watched Jeopardy!, since it died.) Now, if CBS signed Pat Sajak, and Sajak flopped, well, that’s that. They didn’t sign Sam Kinison. As the man famously sang, “I yam what I yam, and that’s all what I yam, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man!”

  248. J Helvik says:

    Cousins Conundrum 1/16/2003
    is a goodie.
    You may want to update it to include Ashkenazis.

  249. Joe Joe says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    even more important, where is Whiskey???

  250. Kylie says:
    @Not Raul

    “To me, it [the unsolved quadruple murder case in Idaho] looks like a professional hit. Possibly more than one perp. They knew who was on their list, went in and out, and did it quietly with knives.

    There might be an organized crime angle. Illegal gambling, match fixing, etc.”

    Just read this from my favorite gossip site:

    https://www.foxella.com/is-cartel-the-reason-those-four-kids-are-dead/#more-198629

    Apparently the mom of one of the victims was arrested in November on drug charges.

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