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Bush's Immigration Speech

VDARE.com

5/14/06

So, if each one of the 6,000 National Guardsmen was on patrol an average of, say, 21 hours per week (which is 1/8th of the 168 hours in a week), that would provide one soldier per 2.6 miles of border.

The Pete Wilson Myth

American Conservative

5/08/06

No myth has become more entrenched in the media than that recent California political history demonstrates that cracking down on illegal immigration would be political suicide for Republicans.

Nicholas Wade's Before the Dawn

VDARE.com

5/07/06

Although he's not a scientist, NYT genetics reporter Nicholas Wade may be the single most invaluable figure in the human sciences today.

The Duke Lacrosse Brouhaha and the Hunt for Tom Wolfe's 'Great White Defendant'

VDARE.com

4/30/06

"Every assistant D.A. in the Bronx … shared Captain Ahab's mania for the Great White Defendant. For a start, it was not pleasant to go through life telling yourself, 'What I do for a living is, I pack blacks and Latins off to jail.'"

Richard Lynn's Race Differences in Intelligence

VDARE.com

4/23/06

A common stratagem, I've found, is to assume that IQ differences matter only if they are genetic in origin. Since no decent, civilized, right-thinking person could possibly believe that racial differences in IQ have any genetic basis, then racial and national differences in average IQ can't possibly exist. Except — whatever their cause, they do exist and do matter.

How to Rig an Immigration Poll

VDARE.com

4/16/06

Also see Part 2 here.

Four myths about immigration and voting

VDARE.com

4/2/06

The lack of accountability and integrity in the mainstream press is striking. A pundit, once established, can apparently propagate nonsense catastrophic to America for years without paying any career price for his incompetence or bad faith.

Mike Judge and King of the Hill

VDARE.com

3/26/06

Judge, who lives in Texas, is that rarity in the entertainment business: an unabashed populist conservative.

Undercover Economist Underperforms on Why Poor Countries Are Poor

VDARE.com

3/19/06

The fundamental problem is that it doesn't really pay in Africa to be a good ruler.

Does Hispanic Immigration Actually Reduce Crime?

VDARE.com

3/12/06

If you criticize this NYT op-ed by pointing out that the Hispanic imprisonment rate is 2.9 times the white rate, well, then you are an evil racist and nobody should listen to you. 

"The Return of Patriarchy"

VDARE.com

3/5/06

Post-modern cultures might well be eventually pushed aside by whichever groups of religious fundamentalists—Mormons, Orthodox Jews, Wahhabi Islamists—best succeed in motivating their followers to have lots of children.

On John Derbyshire's "Hesperophobia"

VDARE.com

2/26/06

The genetic science is progressing so fast that we'll know soon enough—perhaps two decades to be rock solid certain. We know which way the scientific wind is blowing right now, but even if we ignore that, wouldn't the prudent action be to wait a couple of decades, to restrict immigration and refrain from utopian foreign adventures, until the science is in?

Cesar Chavez, Minuteman

American Conservative

2/27/06

Like today’s Minutemen, United Farm Worker staffers under the command of Chavez’s brother Manuel patrolled the Arizona-Mexico border to keep out illegal aliens. Unlike the well-behaved Minutemen, however, Chavez’s boys sometimes beat up intruders.

Winter Olympics

VDARE.com

2/19/06

"So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention."–Bryant Gumbel on HBO’s Real Sports

The Larger Lessons of the Danish Cartoon Crisis

VDARE.com

2/12/06

Danes and Muslims don't agree on the basics of social organization and don't want to live under the same rules. That shouldn't be a severe problem. It's what separate countries are for. But due to mass immigration, it is in fact becoming a huge stumbling block.

Americans First

American Conservative

2/13/06

In devising immigration policy, the question should be: what’s best for the citizens we already have?

Malcolm Gladwell Blinks Again

VDARE.com

2/5/06

Malcolm Gladwell, perhaps America's highest paid print journalist, responds at length to my criticism of his bestseller Blink, and I fire back. Who wins? You be the judge.

The Sinister "Plan of San Diego"

VDARE.com

1/29/06

The forgotten story of the President of Mexico's campaign of terrorist raids on America.

Boys Will Be Boys: Reviewing Sax on Sex

Claremont Review of Books

11/30/05

Perhaps in a saner society, then, we would have less need for Leonard Sax's engaging combination of popular science exposition and advice guidebook, Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences. But parents as well as professors could benefit from it now.

"The New World" v. the Real Captain John Smith

VDARE.com

1/22/06

By one estimate, Pocahontas has about 100,000 living American descendants today.

"It's the End of the World as We Know It"

VDARE.com

1/15/06

What the DNA researchers are uncovering as they scrape away the blather of the Goulds and Diamonds is a world we already more or less know, the one we all live in every day. The human race has its flaws. But the truth about ourselves is not so horrible that we must be shielded from it by self-appointed sages who get rich fabricating falsehoods.

American Gunfight

VDARE.com

1/8/06

On November 1, 1950, two immigrant gunmen tried to  assassinate President Harry Truman in the name of Puerto Rican independence. They might well have succeeded if not for one of the great acts of individual heroism of the last century.

The Economist on Evolution

VDARE.com

1/1/06

Embarrassingly for The Economist, two days before Christmas came a landmark paper by Robert Moyzis, Eric Wang, et al. that listed 1,800 genes that have been under varying selection pressure in Africa, Europe, or East Asia over no more than the last 50,000 years.

Playing the Holocaust Card

VDARE.com

12/20/05

The odds of major anti-Semitic attacks in this country unfortunately rise rapidly farther out into the future, as immigration brings in more anti-Semites—which is one reason I work to cut back on immigration.

Everyday Economics: A review of Tim Harford's Undercover Economist

New York Post

12/25/05

TIM Harford evidently hopes his new book "The Undercover Economist" joins the apostolic succession of 2005's pop social science bestsellers that began with Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink." Just as the hugely popular "Freakonomics" by economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner flaunted a front-cover blurb from Gladwell, "The Undercover Economist" splashes Levitt's "Required reading" tribute over the title.

French Lessons

American Conservative

12/19/05

The nation that neocons most love to hate has followed their immigration prescriptions—to devastating results.

“Human Directionals”—The Cheap Wage/Expensive Land Economy Personified

VDARE.com

12/18/05

In that harbinger of the American future, Southern California, once the Promised Land of the middle class, unskilled labor has become so plentiful that now a common weekend sight is people who are paid to stand on corners and try to catch your eye by randomly wiggling brightly colored directional arrows, typically pointing to real estate open houses. It's the 21st Century equivalent of the Depression-era advertising practice of hiring unemployed men to walk around wearing sandwich board signs saying "Eat at Joe's." And it's just as depressing.

A Celebration of the Jewish Contribution to the American Christmas

VDARE.com

12/11/05

Of the top 10 Christmas pop songs, Jews wrote five and co-wrote two more.

Voting Rights Act should protect all citizens

VDARE.com

12/4/05

Nationwide, 92 percent of all Latino elected officials who ran under a partisan label are Democrats, in large part because Hispanics are clumped together in "majority-minority" districts.

Sailer Scheme for Muslim Immigrant Buyouts: Anybody have a better idea?

VDARE.com

11/27/05

A recent BBC documentary revealed that 55 percent of married Pakistanis in Britain are wed to first cousins! That's even a little higher than the inbreeding rates seen in Pakistan—probably because Muslims in Europe use cousin marriage as an engine of immigration fraud.

My "Citizenism" vs. Jared Taylor's "White Nationalism" - Part 2

VDARE.com

11/20/05

There has been an underlying trajectory to Western history that has produced an America where citizenism is a lot more likely to appeal than white nationalism.

France in Flames: Immigration, Not “Discrimination,” Is the Problem

VDARE.com

11/9/05

The brutal fact is that the economic failings of France's Muslim and African immigrants stem in large measure from their low average IQ.

A Buyout Option for Europe's Muslims

VDARE.com

11/6/05

A push-pull policy could be very effective in getting Muslims to go away. European countries should combine the push of a crackdown on welfare and crime with the pull of a buy-out offer. Returning to the Old Country with a sizable nest egg would be alluring to many who haven't assimilated into the European middle class.

The Slow Suicide of the GOP

VDARE.com

10/30/05

You might think that the Bush Administration would promote policies making family formation more affordable for its political base. But the latest government data suggest it is doing the opposite.

The Bush Bust

VDARE.com

10/23/05

The Bush Administration is currently imploding on multiple fronts. Here at VDARE.com, we'd like to remind you that: We told you so!

The Man Who Would Be Justice

American Conservative

10/10/05

Last summer, when Alberto Gonzales's name was first floated as replacement for Sandra Day O'Connor, Bush lashed out at conservatives for their tepid response. Sounding like a cross between Don Corleone and the narrator of Green Eggs and Ham, the president bristled, "I don’t like it when a friend gets criticized. I'm loyal to my friends. And all of a sudden this fellow, who is a good public servant and a really fine person, is under fire. And so, do I like it? No, I don't like it at all."

Does the NFL Discriminate against Whites?

VDARE.com

10/16/05

For at least the last 2.3 seasons, football teams with more white second-stringers have won more games. Will anybody pay attention?

Citizenism

VDARE.com

10/8/05

It has become a journalistic cliché that keeping down working class wages through illegal immigration is "good for the economy" -- as if the American economy exists for its own sake as opposed to existing for the good of American citizens.

The Bill Bennett Brouhaha

VDARE.com

10/2/05

All September, ever since the New Orleans Nightmare became evident on September 1st, the hysteria built among the political and media elite over which of them would crack first and mention the elephant in the living room: that blacks have higher average crime rates. Finally, it has burst forth in a spasm of irrational and self-righteous denunciations of former Education Secretary William J. Bennett.

Diversity Emasculates Free Speech Down Under

VDARE.com

9/25/05

The presence of a few hundred Sudanese refugees in Australia has intimidated two universities into shutting down discussion of the wisdom of importing more sub-Saharan Africans into Australia. 

New Orleans and "The Color of Crime"

VDARE.com

9/18/05

Personally, I am a citizenist… My starting point in analyzing policies is: "What is in the best overall interests of the current citizens of the United States?"

New Orleans, Race, and IQ,

VDARE.com

9/11/05

The tragic conundrum is that the young men who could most benefit from serving a hitch in the Army, the decent but not too bright 18-year-olds who are on the knife-edge between getting their act together and falling into a lifetime of drugs and crime, are the ones least likely to make Armed Forces' cognitive cutoff of having an IQ of 92 or above.

The New Orleans Nightmare and Racial Reality

VDARE.com

9/3/05

New Orleans should remind us that we still live in a harsh world. The make-believe that passes for public discourse, even at the elite level, simply isn't adequate for protecting American citizens.

Charles Murray's "Inequality Taboo"

VDARE.com

8/28/05

The great thing about truths is that they are causally connected to all the other truths in the world. If you follow one truth bravely, it will lead you to another. In contrast, lies, ignorance, and wishful thinking are dead ends.

American Media Waking Up to Immigration Crisis

VDARE.com

8/21/05

"More than 40 percent of Mexicans in a new survey would opt to immigrate [sic] to the United States and more than 20 percent of them would enter this country illegally given the opportunity, a study released Tuesday disclosed."

The WSJ Open Borders Crowd Gets Religion

VDARE.com

8/14/05

An immigrant is not a guest because the defining feature of a guest is that, eventually, he leaves.

The Left Doesn't Like Darwin Either

VDARE.com

8/7/05

The good news is that there are no Creationists so dogmatic that they preach taking only two days worth of penicillin on the grounds that Darwin must have been wrong.

"Mexican Evolution" or "Republican Devolution"

VDARE.com

8/1/05

White House strategist Matthew Dowd argues that we shouldn't worry our pretty little heads about illegal immigration from Mexico because it will go away in 2025.

Diversity v. Freedom, Chapter CLXXXVII: The Case Of Andrew Fraser

VDARE.com

7/31/05

An Australian law professor is suspended for writing a letter to a newspaper.

Jared Diamond: The New King of All Media

VDARE.com

7/24/05

I offer a balanced assessment of the author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.

John Podhoretz vs. Steve Sailer

VDARE.com

7/17/05

While Podhoretz Minor might be an extreme example, he reflects the intellectual decline of neoconservatism from the heroic first generation to the second.

The Five Billion

VDARE.com

7/10/05

Today, almost one-fifth of all ethnic Mexicans live in the U.S. Almost five billion people (4,976 million to be precise) live in countries where the average per capita gross domestic product is lower than Mexico's mean of $9,600.

Free to Choose: The Genius Factory

VDARE.com

7/5/05

Sperm banking may sound derisible. But it's a heartrendingly serious matter to those who have the misfortune to need the industry's services. About one million Americans alive today were conceived with donor sperm. Another 30,000 are born every year.

The Wind from the South: Anti-White Populism

VDARE.com

6/26/05

A mighty storm is brewing in Latin America, and it will eventually reach the U.S.

Hollywood's Other Obsession: Blond Bad Guys

VDARE.com

6/19/05

A couple of decades ago, I began noticing that the leading lady in a movie was almost always fairer-skinned than her leading man.

From Bauhaus to Golf Course: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of the Art of Golf Course Architecture

American Conservative

4/11/05

2Blowhards: "I have a pretty broad conception of what "art" and "culture" can mean: Even so, I was taken up short when I read Steve Sailer's American Conservative article on golf course architecture as art. Silly me, I'd never given the topic a moment's thought. Yet there it is: landscape architecture, full of aesthetic qualities, there all around us, and in popular use. I'll take an eye-opener like Steve's piece over yet another run-through of conventional aesthetic theory any day."

Peter Frost's Fair Women, Dark Men

VDARE.com

6/12/05

A couple of decades ago, I began noticing that the leading lady in a movie was almost always fairer-skinned than her leading man.

"The Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence" by Cochran, Hardy, and Harpending

VDARE.com

6/5/05

"'It would be hard to overstate how politically incorrect this paper is,' said Steven Pinker, a cognitive scientist at Harvard, noting that it argues for an inherited difference in intelligence between groups. Still, he said, 'it's certainly a thorough and well-argued paper, not one that can easily be dismissed outright.'"

Census Bureau Deflates "Latino Power" Voting Hype

VDARE.com

5/29/05

According to the Census survey, Hispanics cast only 6.0% of the vote in 2004, under my 6.1% prediction, and way under Michael Barone's 9% speculation.

Asian "Natural Republicans" vote heavily Democratic: Any more bright ideas?

VDARE.com

5/22/05

Why have Asian-Americans deserted the GOP?

Thomas Sowell's Black Rednecks and White Liberals

VDARE.com

5/15/05

That Thomas Sowell hasn't yet won the Nobel Prize for Economic Science reflects more poorly upon the economics profession's infatuation with mathematical formulas than upon Sowell's lifetime achievement. Personally, I've learned more from Sowell than from any other living economist.

Important   "Affordable Family Formation"—The Neglected Key To GOP's Future

VDARE.com

5/8/05

Mickey Kaus wrote on Slate.com: "Steve Sailer has boiled down the explanation for why some states become red and others become blue to three simple words. ("God" is not one of them.) ... His equation sure works for San Francisco. ..."

Genetic Engineering: How to Find Out What It Portends

VDARE.com

5/1/05

Before bioengineering fully arrives, we still have time to figure out what we want to do and what we don't. But how? Answer: By studying honestly the human genetic diversity we see all around us - and learning how it already affects society.

The Freakonomics of Race and IQ

VDARE.com

4/24/05

Freakonomics is a valuable book—because Levitt cautiously presses the envelope of what you are allowed to say in American mainstream discourse about IQ and race.

Pre-emptive Executions?

American Conservative

5/9/05

Did legalizing abortion in the early ’70s reduce crime in the late ’90s by allowing “pre-emptive capital punishment” of potential troublemakers, as Steven D. Levitt argues in Freakonomics? Or did the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, by outmoding shotgun weddings, adoption, and respect for life, instead make more murderous the early ’90s crack wars fought by the first generation of youths to survive legalized abortion?

Click here for my follow-up responses on abortion-crime.

How to Ease the College Admissions Arms Race

VDARE.com

4/17/05

Ironically, our pretence that we believe in empirical egalitarianism leads to educational elitism of the crassest kind.

How Much Ruin in a Nation? Working Class Crime in the UK vs. US

VDARE.com

4/10/05

Why have the morals of the white working class in the U.S. proven more resilient than those of their white counterparts in Great Britain?

WSJ's Wrong Answer on UK Math Gender Gap

VDARE.com

4/3/05

Britain’s overall crime rate is now substantially worse than that of the U.S. Why?

myRobot

VDARE.com

3/27/05

To get a rabbit, my family first got a robot.

Race Does Exist - New York Times

VDARE.com

3/20/05

An important New York Times' op-ed page essay recently appeared, vindicating the existence of human races. ["A Family Tree in Every Gene"—Armand Marie Leroi, March 14 2005].

The White Guy Gap

VDARE.com

3/13/05

From Rove's point of view, this all makes a certain amount of twisted sense. The more insults get piled upon white men by the immigration-driven growth of the diversity industry, the more motivated they are to practice identity politics of their own through the Republican Party. 

Why Some Men Don't Support Larry Summers

VDARE.com

3/6/05

The Education of Larry Summers

American Conservative

2/28/05

I tried to explain the Larry Summers brouhaha to my wife, but she stumped me with a simple question: "Why did Summers give in so fast and promise, in effect, to make it harder for our sons to someday get hired there? What's the President of Harvard so scared of?"

The Dirt Gap: A Tale of Two States

American Conservative

2/14/05

The fundamental geographical reality underlying the division of Red vs. Blue states.

We're Different. Get Over It.

National Post

2/24/05

What Larry Summers actually said.

How to Get Rid of White Racist Prison Gangs

VDARE.com

2/27/05

The Larry Summers Show Trial

VDARE.com

2/20/05

Possibly the most prominent American female economist today is Deirdre McCloskey—who, perhaps not coincidentally, used to be the prominent American male economist Donald McCloskey.

Richard Florida's Cities and the Creative Class

Washington Examiner

2/14/05

And, sure, booms and bohemians tend to correlate, but who really attracts whom to a metroplex? Do the engineers and salesguys actually pursue the gay art dealers and immigrant restaurateurs, or are Dr. Florida's footloose favorites more likely to follow the money generated by the pocket-protector boys?

Mapping the Unmentionable: Race & Crime

VDARE.com

2/13/05

Color maps showing imprisonment rates by state by race.

Sailer's One-Point Plan for Lessening Racial Enmity

VDARE.com

2/6/05

1. Don't Let Your Kids Get Beaten Up by Underclass Minorities.

Malcolm Gladwell  Blinks at Race

VDARE.com

1/30/05

A demolition of the #1 bestselling book.

Autopsy of 2004 Exit Poll

VDARE.com

1/25/05

Democrat Pollster Validates My Marriage Gap Red-Blue Theory

VDARE.com

1/23/05

Unmarried women voted for Kerry by a 25-point margin (62% to 37%), while married women voted for President Bush by an 11-point margin (55%- 44%).

Reflections on Martin Luther King Day

VDARE.com

1/16/05

Gonzales saved affirmative action in the 2003 University of Michigan cases by gelding the anti-affirmative action briefs written by Ted Olson—the truly tragic figure in this Administration.

Alberto Gonzales Tortured the Law to Preserve Racial Quotas

VDARE.com

1/09/05

Gonzales saved affirmative action in the 2003 University of Michigan cases by gelding the anti-affirmative action briefs written by Ted Olson—the truly tragic figure in this Administration.

Tom Wolfe, I am Charlotte Simmons, and the Reality of Human Differences

VDARE.com

1/02/05

What's most striking about Wolfe's version of Duke U. is how, after 35 years of institutionalized feminism, student sexuality hasn't progressed into an egalitarian utopia. Instead, it has regressed to something that a caveman would understand—a Hobbesian sexual marketplace where muscles are the measure of the man.

The GOP’s Third Electoral Secret: Marriage, Fertility…And Cheap Housing

VDARE.com

12/19/04

Out of 377 demographic measures, the top three correlates with Bush's share of the vote by state are Years Married among Whites, Growth in Housing Prices, and White Fertility.

The Marriage Gap: The Baby Gap's Big Brother

VDARE.com

12/12/04

My sequel to "Baby Gap:" I find a demographic measure that correlates even more outrageously with the 2004 election results.

NRO Rebunks the Hispanic Vote

VDARE.com

12/09/04

It’s supposed to be an attack on my interpretation of the 2004 presidential election results. But a close reading shows that it largely supports my contention: the President's unlimited open borders plan would both be bad for the Republican Party (by importing more future Democrats than Republicans) and would not make the GOP more popular with current Hispanic voters.

Vindication on the Hispanic Exit Poll

VDARE.com

12/06/04

The exit poll's funders, AP and NBC, admit it inflated Bush's share.

The Baby Gap: Explaining Red vs. Blue States

American Conservative

12/20/04

Bush carried the 19 states with the highest white fertility (just as he did in 2000), and 25 out of the top 26. In sharp contrast, Kerry won the 16 states at the bottom of the white fertility list. Background data and graphs, along with reader responses, here.

What went wrong with the 2004 exit poll

VDARE.com

11/28/04

The technical problems that caused that implausible report that Bush won 44% of the Hispanic vote.

Blue States More Inegalitarian

VDARE.com

11/21/04

Census Bureau figures show that California, traditionally America's trendsetter, is pioneering a new kind of class structure—ominously like that of highly unequal Latin American countries like Brazil or Mexico.

The 2004 IQ Wars: Kerry, Bush, and Red vs. Blue States

VDARE.com

11/14/04

Millions of Democrats have consoled themselves with a chart claiming to show that the average IQ in Kerry states is much higher than in Bush states. It's the same hoax I exposed last May, but now I have a new table of honest data on average IQ by state. Unfortunately, it's outdated, but it's still interesting.

Bush's Brain

American Conservative

11/13/04

For a moment, I thought Sen. John F. Kerry was the exception to the rule that all liberals are secretly obsessed—even though they tell each other they don’t believe in it—with IQ.

From the Folks who Brought You President Kerry ...

VDARE.com

11/10/04

The troubled exit poll that claimed that Bush won 44% of Hispanics is not just inconsistent with the real world, it's inconsistent even with itself, due to systematic inflating of Hispanic votes for Bush.

2004 Election Wrap-up

VDARE.com

11/7/04

It took four years, but the conventional wisdom has finally accepted the “Sailer Strategy”—my oft-repeated argument (which got VDARE.com banned by Free Republic) that the simplest way for the GOP to win national elections is not outreach to minorities, but inreach, to its white base.

Does IQ Matter in a President?

VDARE.com

10/28/04

This is a more philosophical follow-up to last week's investigative report This Just In: Kerry's IQ Likely Lower than Bush's!"

Popular   This Just In: Kerry's IQ Likely Lower than Bush's!

VDARE.com

10/21/04

Bush's scores on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test have been briefly mentioned in the press. But nobody before now has fully explained what they mean. And, even more important, this is first article to publish Kerry's score on the Navy's Officer Qualification Test. The two tests aren't perfectly comparable. But they provide no evidence that Kerry is smarter. If anything, Bush is smarter than Kerry.

The Bush-Kerry Debate on Immigration

VDARE.com

10/17/04

What voters don't realize, because it seems too crazy to even consider, is that Bush is not only lying about amnesty for current illegal aliens, but that the President also wants to open the borders to an unlimited number of "temporary" workers.

"You have to tell the truth:" The Bell Curve after 10 years

VDARE.com

10/10/04

It’s constantly said in the Establishment Media that IQ and IQ tests have been "discredited." But the institution that has studied IQ testing in the greatest detail over the last 87 years—the U.S. military—remains utterly devoted to the value of cognitive tests.

Where Dawkins fears to tread: ethnic nepotism and the reality of race

VDARE.com

10/3/04

The Iraqis' fierce resistance to foreigners (us) occupying their country was predictable on any number of grounds. But perhaps the most interesting is the most fundamental: the theory of "ethnic nepotism."

On Dawkins on Race

VDARE.com

9/26/04

So, if a Papuan and a Ugandan look similar enough to be mistaken for each other by outside observers, are they the same race?

Why is the US pushing for the EU to admit Turkey?

VDARE.com

9/19/04

"Including Turkey in the EU would prove that Europe is not the exclusive club of a single religion, and it would expose the 'clash of civilizations' as a passing myth of history," Mr Bush said.

What's Spanish for "Chutzpah?"

VDARE.com

9/12/04

Can you qualify for affirmative action in the U.S. as a Hispanic if you are a Spanish-hating Basque separatist terrorist illegal alien who is on the lam in this country after blowing up a police station in Bilbao? Why not?

Perils of Decriminalization

The American Spectator

9/7/04

In Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, Samuel L. Jackson comes home to find Bridget Fonda lying on the couch, smoking dope, and giggling at the TV. Disgusted, he tells her that marijuana will rob her of her ambitions.

"Not if your ambition is to get high and watch TV," she replies.

Opening the Black Box of IQ and the Wealth of Nations

VDARE.com

8/29/04

To open up the black box, I've created a table displaying virtually all the information Lynn and Vanhanen provide on each IQ study they used—not just the overall national IQ averages you've seen so far. 

Importing a New Underclass: More Evidence

VDARE.com

8/22/04

For American-born Hispanic children (not just second generation, as many might assume, but the second up through the seventh generation), the school achievement gap, as measured by the federal NAEP tests, is 67% as large as the notoriously big white-black difference.

Michael Barone, Call your Office!

VDARE.com

8/15/04

The supposedly sky-rocketing Hispanic share of the vote shrank from 5.4 percent in 2000 down to 5.3 percent in 2002, according to new Census Bureau data.

Michelle Malkin's In Defense of Internment

VDARE.com

8/8/04

Worries about Japanese attacks on the West Coast were not simply a rationalization to drive out the Japanese Americans. Serious decisions were based on these concerns. For instance, the huge Kaiser steel mill, where the Liberty boats were to be built, was situated well inland in Fontana, California, precisely to be out of range of Japanese battleships.

Jorge Ramos, Univision's Blue-Eyed Boy

VDARE.com

8/1/04

While the 16 Presidential "battleground states" accounted for one third of the total vote in 2000, they were home to only 21 percent of Hispanic voters.

Moore is Less

American Conservative

8/2/04

Most of my movie reviews for The American Conservative are restricted to print to encourage you to subscribe, but my piece on "Fahrenheit 9/11" is on the web.

Latin America: The Cul-de-sac of Creativity

VDARE.com

7/25/04

Just one of the 1,414 most significant scientists of 800 B.C. to 1950 A.D. was a Latin American. That's not too surprising because the mother country, Spain, contributed only four scientists, and one was a medieval Muslim.

Flip-Flop on Feminism

VDARE.com

7/18/04

A review of Steven E. Rhoads' Taking Sex Differences Seriously.

Olympic Human Biodiversity Preview

VDARE.com

7/11/04

A look at some of the more enduring patterns in this global pageant of nationalism and human biodiversity.

Thinking more about the unthinkable: The white-black IQ gap

VDARE.com

7/4/04

Blogger Tacitus has been working himself up into a fine lather lately over the always-fascinating question of Steve Sailer: Evil or Vile?

Black vs. Black, but not Black vs. Brown, at Harvard

VDARE.com

6/27/04

“While about 8 percent, or about 530, of Harvard's undergraduates were black, Lani Guinier, a Harvard law professor, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., the chairman of Harvard's African and African-American studies department, pointed out that the majority of them — perhaps as many as two-thirds — were West Indian and African immigrants or their children, or to a lesser extent, children of biracial couples."

Reporters Denounce Larry Bird for Being Interesting

VDARE.com

6/20/04

I'm still bemused that modern sportswriters form lynch mobs whenever sports experts commit the unforgivable sin of not being boring about race. 

Presumed Alliance: Black vs. Brown

VDARE.com

6/13/04

Compton, the spiritual home of West Coast gangsta rap, is notorious for its corrupt and dysfunctional black-run government. Still, a lot of people south of the Border have been down so long that even Compton looks like up to them.

"Copenhagen Consensus:" Help the Tired, Poor, and Dispossessed to Stay Home

VDARE.com

6/6/04

Are there more cost-effective methods of helping Third World countries—and thus reducing emigration—than invading and occupying them?

A Bet for Barone

VDARE.com

5/30/04

I have a bet for famed neoconservative pundit and television personality Michael Barone.

Interesting India, Competitive China

VDARE.com

5/23/04

A frank comparison of the peoples of the two giga-countries: India and China.

The Brown discussion's two missing letters: IQ

VDARE.com

5/16/04

Writing about IQ, however, is wildly popular among Democrats … for the sole purpose of asserting mental superiority over Republicans, as shown by the table headlined "So Democrats really are smarter," which appeared on hundreds of blogs, and even was printed in The Economist.

New   Revolutionary Nepotism

The National Interest

Winter, 2004

Nepotism and dynasticism are on the rebound in politics, both abroad and at home. A major article in the prestigious quarterly The National Interest.

Immigration: Teddy K. outpanders Dubya

VDARE.com

5/9/04

As I forecast, the Democrats have duly offered to not only give all illegal aliens amnesty, but also to put them on the road to citizenship…and, thus, to being good little Democrats.

A Gypsy is haunting  Europe...

VDARE.com

5/2/04

We're not supposed to think about the victims of Gypsy criminals because, after all, crime victims are not real victims -- they are just random human beings, not an organized political pressure group.

Frist's First Priority: Medical Quotas

VDARE.com

4/25/04

Med school quotas are justified on the grounds that the beneficiaries often end up working in a minority neighborhood. This is always presented as a heroic sacrifice by the quota doctor, as if Cedars-Sinai in Beverly Hills was dying to get him, but he felt such a strong sense of racial solidarity that he instead chose to work at a clap clinic in Compton.

Limits of Libertarianism: Northern v. Southern California

VDARE.com

4/18/04

Northern California's traditional elitism has helped it withstand the onslaught of illegal immigration better than Southern California's traditional populist libertarianism.

New   The Alamo

VDARE.com

4/11/04

While Santa Anna was a uniquely awful leader in Mexico's history (and that's saying a lot), Santa Anna's career says something important about the difference between American and Mexican culture. He ruled Mexico five separate times. That's like Dennis Kucinich being President five times.

Out of the Park: Baseball & Steroids

American Conservative

4/12/04

Have you noticed that a lot of steroid cheaters, alleged and admitted, are jerks? So, do jerks take steroids? Or do steroids make jerks?

IQ: Truth can set us (and Africa) free

VDARE.com

4/4/04

The UN reported on 3/25/04: "Few outside specialist circles are aware of the scale and severity of vitamin and mineral deficiency, or of what it means for individuals and for nations. It means the impairment of hundreds of millions of growing minds and the lowering of national IQs… And it means the large-scale loss of national energies, intellects, productivity, and growth."

March Madness on Campus: Basketball Graduation Rates

VDARE.com

3/28/04

A kid who inherits a 36" vertical leap and a 72 IQ didn't ask for that combination. That's just what he was handed in the genetic lottery. Playing college basketball would probably be the best thing he ever does in his life. It would be cruel to deny him all opportunity to play.

Profile in Billionaire Courage

VDARE.com

3/28/04

Perhaps even more heretically, UC Board of Regents Chairman John J. Moores thinks the academic-industrial complex should keep its mitts off the less bright half of the population.

The Claremont Reichstag Fire

VDARE.com

3/28/04

On March 9, Kerri Dunn, a white female visiting professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna, dramatically announced at anti-"hate" forum that she had just become the victim of a hate crime: her car was covered with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti. Not surprisingly, the police soon announced that Professor Dunn had vandalized her own car.

Minority Outreach a Waste for GOP in 2004

Insight

4/13/04

Q: Should the GOP undertake more outreach to minorities during campaign 2004? 

A: NO: A better strategy is to increase GOP share of the white majority.

Japanese Substitute Innovation for Immigration; NYT Shocked

VDARE.com

3/21/04

Japan refuses to import millions of Third Worlders, so the Japanese have robotized many service jobs. This takes Murray some getting used to. Thus, in Lost in Translation, Bill Murray's drapes fling themselves open in the morning. In a hotel gym devoid of personal trainers, he finds himself in the clutches of an unstoppable and hyperactive exercise machine shouting indecipherable and no doubt deranged.

The "Too Diverse?" Brouhaha

VDARE.com

3/14/04

There was never socialism in America because there was never feudalism in America. Contra Marx, the socialist urge grew not out of capitalism but out of the extreme inequality and rigidity of the aristocratic system, where the nobility owned almost all of the land by inheritance.

Occam's Claw: The Zorro of Statisticians

VDARE.com

3/7/04

Occam's Razor, the scientific imperative to prefer the simplest explanation, has few more productive fans than the elegant and mysterious academic who writes under the pen name La Griffe du Lion..

California Snoring, but ... 

VDARE.com

2/29/04

Gov. Schwarzenegger's one entertainingly Ah-noldian (i.e., hyperambitious) moment came when he recently called for a Constitutional amendment opening the Presidency to immigrants, such as, oh, let's pick a crazy example out of left field, Gov. Schwarzenegger. So far, there has been no response from his office to rumors that President Schwarzenegger would then agitate for further reforms allowing agnostics to become Pope and Earthlings to become Galactic Overlord.

"Stereotype Threat" (a.k.a. Occam's Butterknife)

VDARE.com

2/22/04

The identical twin brothers Claude M. Steele and Shelby Steele offer a fascinating living experiment in the effects of nature and nurture.

The Bush Cult Crumbles

VDARE.com

2/15/04

We on the Realistic Right were denounced as heretics by the True Believer Right because we didn't understand that reality had become obsolete, that Bush had shown that new, improved realities could be conjured up through a sheer will to believe.

New   The Bush Adminstration's Malaise

VDARE.com

2/1/04

History is likely to record the Bush Administration’s turning point as January 7, 2004, when Bush needlessly plunged his administration into a malaise by announcing the Karl Rove Amnesty Plan (a.k.a. KRAP).

The Battle of Algiers

American Conservative

2/02/04

Perhaps, though, our soldiers should have shown their civilian overlords “The Battle of Algiers” before the latter blithely decided to occupy an Arab country. For extra verisimilitude, the special-ops boys could have strapped Douglas Feith’s Office of Special Plans ideologue-warriors to their armchairs, pinned their eyelids open, attached electrodes, and applied little jolts of juice to help them remember the movie better. Even without such stimulation, “The Battle of Algiers” is hard to forget but also hard to enjoy.

Invade the World! Invite the World!

VDARE.com

1/25/04

The French have traditionally tried to do with their immigrants almost exactly what the neocons recommend here: cultural assimilation, education in civics theories, monolingualism, meritocracy, separation of church and state, and all the rest. This may seem ironic, because nobody in Tikrit hates anybody worse than the neocons hate the French. But that's the way it usually turns out with ideologues: it's their nature to burn at the stake those heretics who deviate the most minutely.

Nothing Verboten: An Interview with Steve Sailer

ESR

1/18/04

Bernard Chapin interviews me on film criticism, what in the world happened to neoconservatism, and why the fix is in on immigration.

Remythologizing the Melting Pot

VDARE.com

1/18/04

Since Tamar Jacoby admires the government's mass immigration system so much, she ought to have picked the contributors to her anthology Reinventing the Melting Pot the same way the government picks immigrants. For example, because most immigrants are admitted solely because they are the kin of earlier immigrants, Jacoby should have allowed other pundits to force her to hire their relatives as her authors. Or, in the manner of the U.S. Government's Diversity Visa Lottery, she could have let randomly chosen opinion mongers write her book. But, no, she chose the best essayists she could find. Why shouldn't we do same with immigrants?

What Is Bush Thinking?

VDARE.com

1/11/04

Steve Sailer would like to announce that he has finally lost all patience with George W. Bush.

Sarich & Miele: Race: The Reality of Human Differences

VDARE.com

1/4/04

Many intellectuals pride themselves on how remote their theorizing is from mundane reality. After all, if daily life could provide evidence about the answers to lofty questions, we might not need so many intellectuals. And that subversive thought must be suppressed at all costs!

Norquist & Rove Pursue The Muslim Falcon

VDARE.com

12/7/03

It's perfectly natural for Muslim-Americans to favor Muslim interests -- just as it is for Armenian-Americans to favor Armenian interests, Jewish-Americans to favor Israeli interests, or Mexican-Americans to favor Mexican interests. But just because it's inevitable doesn't mean any such group should be exempt from criticism. The only way to keep ethnic activists honest is to not allow them to suppress debate by playing the race and religion cards.

Along MLK Street

VDARE.com

12/7/03

Jonathan Tilove has created a small coffee-table book called Along Martin Luther King: Travels on Black America's Main Street. The two (white) men visited a sizable fraction of the 650 streets named after Dr. King—and returned with a valuable impressionistic portrait of the blackest streets in black America.

Partition: Pro and Con

VDARE.com

11/30/03

One measure of how bad the situation has gotten in Iraq: the foreign policy establishment is beginning to mention the P-word: Partition. When the setting is favorable for partition, such as in Canada, the bien-pensants uniformly favor multi-ethnic polities. They only turn to the nation-state as a last resort, when conditions are so desperate that partition probably won't work either.

Now We Know: What Happened in the Last Election

VDARE.com

11/22/03

The 2002 elections might seem like a long time ago. But in vital ways they still provide the best guide to the rapidly approaching 2004 elections.

Culture's Bell Curve: Charles Murray's Human Accomplishment

American Conservative

11/17/03

In 1997, Murray quietly began a huge project to rank objectively history’s most important discoverers and creators so that he could examine the causes and correlates of greatness. The result is his gracefully written and enthralling Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950.

George F. Will Denounces Grandma

VDARE.com

11/16/03

In a confused review of Philip Roth's The Human Stain, George Will asks "Aside from the visual, what is race?" Fortunately, Roth understands better: at bottom, race is who your relatives are. And that makes for the most emotionally powerful scene in the book and movie, when the main character's mother explains to him the cost to her of his passing as white: "I'm never going to know my grandchildren."

The GOP's Southern Strategy Wins Again

VDARE.com

11/9/03

The Republican Party's venerable Southern Strategy was publicly tarred and feathered as racist and obsolete by all the most “Righteous Right” Beltway “conservatives” back during the Trent Lott brouhaha. But it remains the electoral strategy that actually, you know, wins elections for the GOP.

California's Fires

VDARE.com

11/2/03

Brushfires and mudslides used to seem more amusing because they afflicted Hollywood celebrities significantly more often than average citizens. This was not just a matter of God's good taste. Average citizens lived in the cheaper and safer flatlands while the rich poised precariously in the hills. But the plains of Southern California filled up long ago. So the ever-growing population has been spilling into the more treacherous wild areas.

No Excuses for Thernstroms' No Excuses

VDARE.com

10/26/03

Our society suffers from the "Yale or jail" myth. We tell all American kids that if they don't graduate from college, they are doomed. They too often take that to mean they might as well start dealing crack right now.

Decline of the Metrosexual

American Conservative

10/20/03

In the distant past, a man who dressed stylishly and enjoyed art, theater, and sophisticated music would have been praised as a "gentleman," but today his sexual orientation is automatically called into question.

Graphic Evidence of the "Sailer Strategy" in California

VDARE.com

10/19/03

Here's a graph showing that even in California, the way the GOP wins elections is by mobilizing white voters. The harsh fact is that when it comes to winning or losing, minority blocs are just pocket change to the GOP. (Make sure to click on the graph to enlarge it to readable size.)

Bustamante Goes Cruzin' for a Bruisin'

VDARE.com

10/13/03

Yet, rather than run for Governor of all California, Bustamante campaigned as if the race was for el gobernador de Mexifornia. Every time I turned on the TV, Bustamante was paying tribute to "undocumented workers" and their moral right to drivers' licenses, free college tuition, and welfare. He turned the recall into a referendum on the wonderfulness of illegal immigration ... and lost, badly.

Rush was right about black QBs. Here's why.

VDARE.com

10/5/03

White sportswriters immediately dusted off their pitchforks and torches. Nobody is more hysterical about denying racial differences than the typical sportswriter—precisely because racial differences are so blatantly obvious in sports.

The Not-So-Secret Cause of Bad Schools: Bad Students

VDARE.com

9/28/03

“Bad schools impose indirect -- but huge -- costs on millions of middle-class families. In their desperate rush to save their children from failing schools, families are literally spending themselves into bankruptcy." -- from The Two-Income Trap

Mass Immigration vs. The Arts

VDARE.com

9/21/03

Sure, cross-cultural fertilization can inspire artistic breakthroughs -- but it can happen without mass immigration, through the media and travel. In fact, mass immigration can hurt cultural artistic development by crowding out the immigration of those few individuals with elite skills.

 Dear Arnie

VDARE.com

9/14/03

Perhaps due to one of those Internet worms that are going around, this email from JC@ImKingoftheWorld.com mysteriously appeared in my inbox.

In Praise of In Praise of Nepotism

VDARE.com

9/7/03

Brother acts are so fashionable in Hollywood today that somebody should make a movie about a screenwriter who can't get hired in Hollywood until he makes up a fictional brother for himself. I'd write the screenplay myself, except I don't have a brother ... Hey, that gives me an idea...

Happy Labor Day!

VDARE.com

8/31/03

For our fellow Americans who actually are laborers, it’s no longer such a happy day—or year, or career for that matter—because the Immigration Tax falls most severely on their wages. I'm not the most sophisticated political philosopher (as last week's column no doubt showed). But somehow I don't think any philosophy could justify sticking your fellow citizens at the bottom of the ladder with the biggest bill.

Never End a Nation with a Propostion

VDARE.com

8/24/03

If believing propositions like "All men are created equal" is what makes a foreigner an American, what - in the Proposition Utopia of the near future - does disbelieving them make an American like me? A candidate for deportation?

Gay Gene or Gay Germ?

VDARE.com

8/17/03

It's radically unfashionable to call male homosexuality a disease. But you can't think rigorously about the politically correct gay gene theory (or its less mentionable alternatives) without drawing straightforward analogies to genetic or infectious diseases. They all reduce the number of descendents, which is the number that counts in evolution.

The Blonde Wars

VDARE.com

8/10/03

As T.S. Eliot might have said if he had a sunnier disposition, August is the blondest month. It's late summer, so this will be a light piece on a topic -- light-colored hair -- that tends to generate more heat than light.

After 450 Years of Intermarriage, Brazil Adds Quotas

VDARE.com

8/3/03

Brazil is not a rich country and needs to get the maximum return on its investment in higher education by finding the students with the best potential. Of course, because Brazil has had a color continuum rather than a color line, cheating will probably mitigate some of the inefficiencies that quotas impose. But this is the last thing Brazil needs - another incentive toward corruption.

Dusty Baker Was Right

VDARE.com

7/13/03

As you can see from the hard time Baker is being given for saying blacks are better adapted to heat and humidity, these days we're supposed to celebrate diversity -- but not notice it.

Rove Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

VDARE.com

7/6/03

The truth, however, is that Rove's minority outreach initiatives have a lousy track record. And his disastrous attempt to win Muslim votes foreshadowed all the errors he's making with Mexican outreach.

Cognitive Dissidence on Quotas

VDARE.com

6/29/03

The essence of statesmanship is heading off dangers before they become acute. Obviously, we can't rely on the Supreme Court (average age 69) to protect us from perils that will hit hardest after they have gone fully senile.

Bush's Racial Profiling Guidelines

VDARE.com

6/22/03

The ritual horror that greets the term "racial profiling" these days is actually testimony to the impressive progress in controlling crime since the anarchic early 1990s.

New   America's Scotch-Irish & Rove's Strategy

VDARE.com

6/15/03

PRove is riding high now because George W. Bush has managed to electrify and even seemingly embody one particular ethnic group -- a group with high standards of self-sacrifice, one to which Americans have traditionally turned to for leadership in perilous times.

Sea Change or Smoke Screen?

VDARE.com

6/8/03

Personally, I'm not terribly optimistic about the fate of neoconservative plans to turn Iraq (of all places) into Proposition Nation, Jr. But that probably won't hurt Bush much in the upcoming election. For many Americans, so far as I can judge from listening to country music radio stations, the Iraq Attaq wasn't about democratizing the Middle East. It was about racial revenge. Some Arabs blew up the World Trade Center, so we blew up some Arabs. Mission accomplished.

New   Thinking Quantitatively about ... Golf

VDARE.com

6/21/03

My wife became highly enthusiastic about playing golf, and even watching it(!), both times she was pregnant with our sons. As soon as the boys were born, however, the oxytocin started flowing and she lost 101% of all interest in golf. This phenomenon of pregnant women becoming sports nuts is rare but by no means unique.

Let's Nation-Build in Latin America, not MidEast

VDARE.com

5/25/03

A far more important—and far more promising—candidate for American-induced reform than Iraq/Syria/Iran is Mexico. We need Mexico to get its act together so that Mexicans can make a decent living at home rather than having to sneak illegally into the U.S.

Why the Hispanic Cultural Boom Fizzled

VDARE.com

5/18/03

Professional trendspotter Irma Zandl describes her failed prediction: "We felt [in 1988] that this country would become more Latinized. However, with the exception of food and beverages and an occasional musician (e.g. Ricky Martin or J-Lo), we have not seen the kind of widespread influence that we anticipated. For example, there are still no mass fashion trends, no mass entertainment trends, no mass social trends rooted in the Hispanic culture." How come?

Race Flat-Earthers Dangerous To Everyone’s Health

VDARE.com

5/11/03

Some of the "Race Has No Biological Reality" ideologues are so fanatical that, rather than be proven wrong about the reality of race, they'd apparently prefer to see members of their own race die.

Karl Rove: Time for a Career Change?

VDARE.com

5/4/03

Since conquering Iraq, the Bush Administration has been acting towards it with a timid indecisiveness disturbingly reminiscent of the Carter years. Rather than declaring martial law and immediately demonstrating to Iraqis who is in charge, the White House adopted a hands-off, laissez-faire policy. This seems based on the assumption that Iraq's looting louts, clamorous clansmen, mad mullahs, and café conspirators were as ready for self-government as would be, say, American Republicans. Conversely, under Rove, the Bush Administration has treated American Republicans as if they were a treacherous conquered tribe that must be ruled with a rod of iron. Clearly, the ideal solution would be to ...

California’s Racial Privacy Initiative: Sailer vs. Taylor Round II

VDARE.com

4/27/03

We have official statistics documenting to the decimal place the racial makeup of the freshman class at the University of Michigan. In contrast, there are no official statistics on the religious makeup of the University of Michigan freshman class. But guess what? Without government data on the subject, nobody cares.

Ward Connerly's Racial Privacy Initiative

VDARE.com

4/13/03

But if race is scientifically meaningful, does that argue against the RPI? I think the opposite is truer. To me, the RPI is appealing precisely because racial groups are fundamentally an outgrowth of that locus of primal human emotions, the family. That means race is and always will be a hot potato. Government should handle it as little as possible. Government should especially avoid throwing fuel on the potato by designating some groups as the beneficiaries and others as the victims of affirmative action.

A Couple of Wild-Eyed Wackos: Me and the NYT

VDARE.com

4/6/03

While many journalists write about race, I'm widely considered beyond the pale because I frequently write about it from a scientific perspective. After all, who else besides me reports on the genetics of race?

Well, the New York Times is who.

For several years now, the newspaper of record's distinguished correspondent Nicholas Wade has been making the case for the biological reality of race.

The Truth about Pim Fortuyn's Assassination

VDARE.com

3/30/03

Was the Dutch leader assassinated in 2002 because of one or two sentences he wrote about animal rights or because of his campaign to limit immigration?

Immigration Can Spur Anti-Americanism

VDARE.com

3/23/03

The alarming growth in global anti-Americanism since, oh, the unveiling of the phrase "axis of evil" raises important questions about immigration policy: Wasn't a liberal immigration policy supposed to ensure against anti-Americanism? Why aren't all those elite foreigners educated in America trumpeting our virtues back home? Why aren't our very open borders helping the rest of the world appreciate us more?

Is Love Colorblind? Updated

VDARE.com

3/16/03

The latest Census data on the gender gap in interracial marriage.

Ethnic Crime Mobs

VDARE.com

3/9/03

As a movie critic, I see lots of films featuring one of the more common bits of Hollywood hokum: the multicultural criminal gang. You know, there's a white guy, a black guy, an Asian girl, a Sikh, a Lubavitcher, an Amish farmer, a whatever. Do you remember "The Truth About Charlie", "Femme Fatale", "Don't Say a Word", "Atlantis", and "What's the Worst that Could Happen?" You don't? Well, neither did I until I looked them up. And, heck, I reviewed all of them within the last two years. When you see a multiracial gang, you can be pretty sure the overall movie is forgettable.

Scandinavia Refuses to Collapse - Yet

VDARE.com

3/2/03

For decades, English and American conservatives have gleefully anticipated the imminent collapse of Scandinavia. After all, the Scandinavian welfare state, which largely came into existence around 1935, is an affront to theories held dear by both libertarian and traditionalist right wingers. But they have been continually frustrated.

The "Midget or Giant" Paradox

VDARE.com

2/23/03

One day in 1981, I was standing in front of UCLA's Royce Hall, when I noticed two young men walking toward me across the huge open quad. "Hey!" I said to myself. "There's something you don't see very often at UCLA. That tiny fellow talking to the normal-sized guy is a genuine midget." Then, another young man walked up to the pair. "Wow! Now there's two midgets with that regular guy," I thought. "What are the odds of that?"

The Blank Slate Theory of African-American Culture

VDARE.com

2/16/03

Almost every author who writes about social issues involving African-Americans appears to know nothing -- and doesn't seem to want to learn anything -- about Africans. In contrast, a musicologist writing on the background of American popular music who willfully ignored African influences would be laughed at, and rightfully so.

End of History or End of Posterity?

VDARE.com

2/9/03

Here in Southern California, though, judging by the weddings I've attended recently, it's becoming more common for middle class men to delay getting married until they are approaching 40. Marriage out here is increasingly reverting to what it was in Jane Austen's novels: a luxury that many cannot currently -- and some may never -- afford.

Will America Retain a "Market Dominant Majority?"

VDARE.com

2/2/03

Amy Chua's readable and eye-opening new book "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability" documents just how pervasive ethnic inequality is around the world—and how much that drives the traumas we read about every day.

The Army's Race Relations Secret Weapon

VDARE.com

1/26/03

It would be wonderful if society's racial gaps could be made to disappear with just a little military discipline. But the Army has a secret weapon: it carefully selects which applicants it accepts. Black and white recruits are quite equal even before they join up.

Bush's Bakke II Brief: It's Déjà vu All Over Again

VDARE.com

1/16/03

Many on the Naïve Right are exulting over the first paragraphs in President Bush's remarks on Wednesday siding against the University of Michigan for using a racial quota admissions system. But (ahem!) didn't the Supreme Court already outlaw "quotas" 25 years ago in the Bakke decision? Fat lot of good that did. And fat lot of good the Administration's "very narrowly tailored" brief to the Supreme Court will do either.

Unmentionable Root of Quotas

VDARE.com

1/12/03

Here on the Realist Right, we've frequently argued that the long-run unity of the U.S. is threatened by the Doomsday Machine interaction of racial preferences with the mass immigration of those eligible for them—the “protected classes,” basically non-whites. This combination of immigration and government discrimination on behalf of favored groups is exactly what made Kosovo a disaster..

Gangs of New York

VDARE.com

1/5/03

Buried deep inside Gangs is the raw material for a great American tragedy about the Irish immigrant experience in New York from 1846 to 1863.

The Lott Fallout Begins

VDARE.com

12/29/02

As I predicted last week, the Democrats enjoyed a very merry Christmas unwrapping the unexpected present gift-wrapped for them by the Righteous Right punditariat: the delegitimization of the last 38 years of GOP history.

The Righteous Right Fouls Up

VDARE.com

12/22/02

Have you noticed that just about every GOP pundit has loudly congratulated himself as a moral exemplar for demanding Lott's resignation as Majority Leader -- yet none have called for Lott's resignation as Senator, and, in fact, many have denounced any thought that Lott should leave the Senate?

1986 Amnesty Set off a Baby Boom among ex-Illegals

VDARE.com

12/15/02

Now that the election is over, the White House is again hauling out an unpopular idea it had kept under careful wraps while the voters were paying attention: amnesty for Mexican illegal aliens. But new evidence suggests the idea is even worse than it seemed.

Diversicrats on Collision Course with Court - and Reality

VDARE.com

12/8/02

The Supreme Court has announced it's going to rule on the constitutionality of the University of Michigan's racial preference system. A few observations ...

"A King Among Men: Arthur Jensen"

VDARE.com

12/1/02

In an era of 900 page biographies, Frank Miele's short new book on IQ scientist Arthur Jensen has a highly readable format: it consists mostly of Q&A sessions.

Pinker's Progress

VDARE.com

11/24/02

While Steve Pinker's The Blank Slate leaves me plenty of room to write a book on race, his handling of the topic has greatly improved over the years.

California Dreaming post-11/5

VDARE.com

11/17/02

Taking another look at California's electoral prospects.

Whites, not Latinos, won it for GOP 

Washington Times

11/12/02

The demographic headline on the 2002 election was expected to be either "Democrats ride growing numbers of nonwhite voters to victory," or "GOP wins by attracting more minorities." Instead, non-whites played an anticlimactic role. The star turn was taken by what had become the Invisible Giant of American politics: the white electorate.

GOP Wins Using Sailer Strategy

VDARE.com

11/10/02

Following the GOP's tepid performance in 2000, I argued than their best strategy was to maximize their white vote. Rove, DeLay, and Reed did exactly that this year. All their official talk about the necessity of GOP minority outreach was in effect a smokescreen for the Strategy That Dare Not Speak Its Name: turning out the white vote en masse.

Diversity vs. Freedom: The Truth-Telling Teacher Wins 

VDARE.com

11/3/02

Thanks to a public outcry in which my previous article played a small role, Pasadena science teacher Scott Phelps, who had been suspended for pointing out that black students tended to behave worse in class and score worse on tests than other students—has been reinstated.

The Truth-Telling Teacher

VDARE.com

10/27/02

You seldom find Caltech grads teaching at tough urban high schools. But for twelve years, Scott Phelps has fought the good fight at Muir High in Pasadena, California. "He is one of the few teachers I believe went to school every day for something other than a paycheck," said Aundre Mathews, a recent graduate who took science from Phelps. Today, though, Scott Phelps is suspended and in danger of losing his job. His crime ...

Racial Correctness: Sculptress Malvina Hoffman

VDARE.com

10/20/02

Despite all the talk about celebrating diversity, nobody these days is supposed to notice diversity. There is almost no way for the public to look up in a modern reference work what people of various geographic origins look like.

Hispanic Republican Swing: A Media Myth

VDARE.com

10/13/02

"Registered Latinos who identify as Republicans take a much more liberal stand on taxes and the size of government than their white counterparts. … About half (52%) of registered Latinos who identified themselves as Republicans said they would rather pay higher taxes to support a larger government, while only 17% of white Republicans stated that view."

The Emerging Democratic Majority

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10/6/02

Many of the arguments in Judis & Teixeira’s new book will be familiar to students of the VDARE.COM School of voting analysis. Indeed, the phrase "The Emerging Democratic Majority" probably first appeared in print as the cover line introducing Peter Brimelow and Ed Rubenstein’s 1997 National Review article "Electing a New People."

Iraq, Israel, Invasion, Immigration – And IQ

VDARE.com

9/26/02

Some common sense on the Middle East.

Movies, Immigration, & Quotas

VDARE.com

9/22/02

How do mainstream Hollywood movies portray the enormous phenomenon of post-1965 immigration?

On Interracial Marriage

VDARE.com

9/17/02

My bottom line view on marriage: you ought to marry the person you love. The alternatives—marrying a person you don't love or not marrying at all - are worse.

The “Whiteness Studies” Status Game

VDARE.com

9/9/02

It's easy to confuse the Whiteness Studies of Noel Ignatiev (of "Abolish the White Race" fame) with the Euro-American Studies that David Duke is championing. Euro-American Studies is about how white people did everything good in the world. Whiteness Studies is about how they did everything bad. (Busy little beavers, these white folks must be.)

The Gilder Bubble

VDARE.com

8/22/02

George Gilder's promotion of telecom stocks cost his subscribers uncounted millions because, for all his brilliance, his stock analyses suffered from the same blindspot that he and so many others brought to their pronouncements about the economics of immigration: ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand.

How the GOP can win in November

VDARE.com

8/05/02

Publicly dump Bush's Mexican illegal immigrant amnesty plan and make attacks on Gephardt's proposed bill giving amnesty to all illegals into the central issue of the mid-term elections.

Vital   It's All Relative: Putting Race in Its Proper Perspective

VDARE.com

8/02/02

"Does race exist?" After years of debate over this crucial question, only limited progress has been made because neither side possesses a useful definition of "race." So, here is my General Theory of Race. This is probably my single most important contribution to contemporary thought.

Importing Anti-Semitism, 2002

VDARE.com

7/11/02

I wrote this before the LAX massacre, but it's even more timely now.

Our Man at Slate?

VDARE.com

7/10/02

Mickey Kaus might be the best of the bloggers … and he's increasingly outspoken on the side of immigration realism.

"Mr. Bush, put up this wall!"

VDARE.com

7/2/02

We are constantly told that there is no solution to the problem of illegal immigrants crossing America's largely wide-open 1,800-mile border with Mexico. But the $2 million/mile cost of the new Israeli fence suggests that building a high-tech security barricade from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico would be a bargain: only $3.6 billion.

Mapping Human History

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6/28/02

Olson stops every few pages to tell you that there are no races that have been absolutely isolated genetically since the beginning of time because—you will be shocked, shocked to learn this—humans have been known to outbreed. This makes Mapping Human History resemble a geology book that repeatedly admonishes the reader that the Earth is not flat.

Environmentalists Decide Country Worth Saving

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6/26/02

The great scientist Edward O. Wilson asked, "What is the heart of conservatism if it does not include leadership in conservation? And why have conservative thinkers needlessly, and against all logic and their own self-interest, surrendered the moral high ground on this issue to the liberals?"

Ward Connerly's Racial Privacy Initiative

VDARE.com

6/20/02

As a statistics geek, I'd love to be able to download all the Census data sorted by religion. But as an American, I'm glad I can't. There are some huge disparities among the followers of the various religions in America, but we think about these differences much less than we think about differences among categories about which the government collects statistics. And that's good for American unity.

The Mexican Vote & the Bush Dynasty

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6/7/02

Nobody seems to understand just how tiny the Mexican-American vote actually is. This much-lusted after niche demographic cast only 3.0% of the vote in 2000, up from 2.6% in 1996. (My short article follows an excellent Howard Sutherland piece.)

San Fernando Valley Secession

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5/31/02

Growing up, I'd always thought of "Studio City" as a perfectly normal name for a hometown. Then I went off to Rice U., where the Houstonians found me disappointing. They felt that as a Studio Citizen, I should be calling my agent while paddling around in one of those inflatable pool chairs.

Stephen Jay Gould, RIP

National Review Online

5/22/02

Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, the literary world's favorite scientist, has died of lung cancer at the age of 60.

Fortuyn: Demonization Has Consequences

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5/8/02

Do the left, center, and the "respectable" right have Pim Fortuyn's blood on their hands?

The Restaurant Rationale

VDARE.com

4/17/02

When I was a kid, the typical Italian restaurant had a name like "Luigi's Spaghetti Shack" and a menu with a heavy emphasis on garlic bread and meatballs. Today, Italian restaurants have names like "Trattoria Firenze," and incomprehensible but exquisite dishes like "Strawberries with Ricotta in Balsamic Reduction."  Yet this vast improvement took place with minimal immigration.

Thoughts on IQ and the Wealth of Nations

VDARE.com

4/14/02

The strong correlation between IQ and the wealth of nations demonstrated by Lynn & Vanhanen is of world-historical importance. From now on, no public intellectual can seriously claim to be trying to understand how the world works unless he takes IQ into account.

Diversity vs. Efficiency: An Olympic Case Study

VDARE.com

3/20/02

Why were the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah a triumph of efficiency in staging, while the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics were plagued by organizational snafus? 

Jonah Whales on VDARE

VDARE.com

3/1/02

The Comic Book GuyJonah Goldberg, editor of NR Online, funnyman, and self-anointed Pope of Conservatism, tried to excommunicate VDARE.com last Sunday for publishing serious articles about race and genetics. In response, I review Jonah's strengths and weaknesses and challenge him to a debate.

Utah & the Paradox of "Diversity"

VDARE.com

2/22/02

Everyone talks about "diversity," but no one does any thinking about it. For example, few seem to notice that there are two kinds of diversity, and the more there is of one, the less there must be of the other.

Pat Buchanan's Death of the West

VDARE.com

2/12/02

I fear this is one of those books - like Herrnstein & Murray's The Bell Curve and Brimelow's Alien Nation - that are so powerfully argued that their entire topics get driven out of public discourse. Within a year, I suspect, anyone who dares to even mention global demographic trends will be shouted down as a "Buchananite."

California Race Shows Hispanic Cultural Conservatism a Paper Tiger

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2/5/02

Although we've been told that Hispanics will vote Republican because they are cultural conservatives, the two leading candidates for governor in California are blithely ignoring this theoretical contradiction between appealing to East L.A. and West Hollywood.

Brookings Does Diversity

VDARE.com

1/23/02

A highly diverse article on diversity, this considers questions such as what can America learn from Israel about the advantages of diversity and whether gays or nerds are responsible for Silicon Valley.

Ultimate Euphemism for Illegal Alien

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1/14/02

Although one should never underestimate the imagination of those interests trying to condone or encourage lawbreakers, they will be hard-pressed to ever top the Orwellian perfection of their latest term for foreign nationals who are illegally in the U.S. ...

The Future of Multiculturalism

San Diego Union-Tribune

1/06/02

Mass immigration is making the future of multiculturalism radically unstable. This long-term process has ominous implications for national unity and ethnic harmony.

Contra Contreras

VDARE.com

1/03/02

Peter Brimelow denies that columnist Raoul Lowery Contreras is secretly on the payroll of the crack VDARE.com Publicity Department.

"Seven Daughters of Eve"

VDARE.com

12/21/01

Population geneticist Bryan Sykes has grasped a simple fact about population genetics that resounds emotionally with the average person, yet has largely eluded most learned commentators. Namely, genes are the product of genealogy. Each individual's genes are descended from some people, but not from some other people. Thus, Sykes discovered, people often feel a sense of family pride and loyalty to others, living and dead, with whom they share some DNA.

Pioneer Fundophobia

VDARE.com

12/12/01

Twin studies go back to St. Augustine. He pointed to the differences between fraternal twins, such as Jacob and Esau in the Old Testament, to disprove the central tenet of astrology - that time of birth determines personality and fate.

Afghan Insights of Man Who Would Be King American Enterprise 12/3/01

Originally published on Sept. 26, and one of my most popular recent articles, this analysis of the wonderful 1975 Sean Connery movie argued that the Taliban could be beaten fairly easily, yet nation-building in Afghanistan is likely to prove futile.

Afghanistan's Family/Race Problem & Ours VDARE.com 10/30/01
Assembling a post-Taliban government in a land where every extended family has been the sworn enemy of practically every other family is particularly perplexing for Americans. Because we rely less upon our extended families than anyone else on Earth, we run into severe conceptual problems understanding Afghans, who rank clan honor over all else. Yet understanding how Afghans - and most other humans - think will also help us grasp our most persistent domestic problem: race.
Kicking Barone While He's Down VDARE.com 10/13/01
Perhaps Michael Barone has a Machiavellian plan in mind to use heavy immigration to drive whites out of the Democratic Party and into his Republican Party. Personally, I'm leery of this kind of political polarization along race lines. It may be inevitable, but shouldn't we try to explore ways as a nation to head this off? Democrats want the GOP to commit suicide chasing the chimera of conservative-voting minorities. As I predicted last January, the only minorities the GOP's diversity outreach effort had a good shot at picking up were Arabs and Muslims (by easing anti-terrorist rules). That ploy has proved a mistake.
9.11: Gods of the Copybook Headings Return VDARE.com 9/14/01
In response to the atrocities, supposedly post-nationalist Americans united in one vast surge of that most unfashionable of emotions, patriotism. Watching 350 firemen run into the collapsing World Trade Center towers to die heroes' deaths, we born-again patriots instantly grasped - after a decade of low dishonest assurances that we should put our trust in multicultural sensitivity or UN Conferences or foreign presidentes or globalized markets - the simple but stern law of national survival, "We must love one another or die," love one another enough to sacrifice for our nation, even unto death.
Ha Ha, We Were Right, Karl Rove Was Wrong VDARE.com 9/5/01
We said over a year ago that Fox was going to turn out to be George W. Bush's Yeltsin. We said last Fall that for the GOP to chase after the Hispanic vote via opening the immigration floodgates further made no electoral sense. We said in the middle of summer that Bush's amnesty plan was going to turn out to be HillaryCare all over again. You know, gloating has a bad reputation. But we could kind of get used to it.
A Marshall Plan for Mexico VDARE.com 9/3/01
Residents of the US send about $7 or 8 billion per year back to Mexico as remittances. This is a huge amount to Vincente Fox. To us, it is chump change, relative to the costs imposed on America by Mexican illegal immigration. The man needs money. America has money. Let's make a deal..
Conversation with a Russian Immigrant VDARE.com 8/22/01
Vladimir: "But, Mr. Sailer, I want to ask you question. I come here from Russia and I look around me at people in America. I see things, I see patterns. I watch sport shows on TV, too. I notice patterns there, too. Then, I read newspapers. Nobody writes about patterns I see with my eyes. Are Americans hallucinating?
Amnesty's Bad Math National Review Online 8/22/01
In the Uncle Remus version of the story, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bush would be implored by poor old Br'er Daschle and Br'er Gephardt to "Please don't throw us in the amnesty patch! No, not the amnesty patch!"
No Surrender, No Compromise, Just Victory VDARE.com 8/14/01
The Fox-Bush amnesty plan means that the immigration issue is finally back on the table. Sure, the risk of disaster is now much greater. Yet, if the new proposals are defeated, then the political psychology will radically change. And that will make rational reform finally possible.
Sullivan's Travails VDARE.com 8/10/01
Andrew Sullivan began shooting himself up with prescription testosterone about three years ago. Injecting the manly molecule transformed him from an underachiever, dragged down by his battle against his HIV infection, into just about the biggest ball of fire in the opinion industry.
Neo-Darwinism in Moscow NY Press 7/18/01
"My wife had our second child at home, with me in the room. This semi-Stone Age system worked superbly for mother and baby, but I felt like a complete dork, as any New Guinean could have told me I would. All I can remember is shouting to our pair of lesbian midwives such crazed commands as, 'No, not those towels! Those are the GOOD towels!'"
The Innumeracy of Bush's Mexican Strategy VDARE.com 7/20/01
These kinds of electoral calculations do not require a Ph.D. in Mathematics. You just go look up the exit poll results and mess around with them. So, why does it sometimes seem like I'm the only Republican in America with Microsoft Excel? I can guarantee you, though, lots of Democrats understand these numbers.
A Major Review of Michael Barone's The New Americans VDARE.com 6/22/01
John Derbyshire, columnist for National Review Online, commented on this long essay: "Every once in a while I read something that makes me feel I ought to give up commentary altogether. This was one such. Why isn't Steve Sailer nationally famous? Rhetorical question--I know, I know..."

Multicultural Conservatism by Angela Dillard

National Review

6/11/00

"Black conservatives since Booker T Washington have traditionally focused more on uplifting the black poor, while black liberals have worked harder to help the black elite that W. E. B. DuBois dubbed the "Talented Tenth." The NAACP, for instance, cares more about restoring quotas at UC-Berkeley than doing anything that would actually help inner-city schools.

Pondering Patterson [I]: Defining Away Demography VDARE.com 5/22/01
"Orlando Patterson has been getting a lot of mileage lately out of the claim that whites are so going to remain the majority in the U.S. - because Hispanics are really white! To take this 48% number seriously, though, you have to be as oblivious to Latin American racial patterns and attitudes as our Census Bureau is."
Pondering Patterson [II]: OK, How White Are Hispanics? VDARE.com 5/25/01

"The unexplored problem with massive mestizo immigration is that by creating a beige servant caste, it slowly turns the wealthier native-born Americans into a white master caste. Maybe we'll be able to withstand the temptations inherent in this kind of society better than the whites of Latin America, who were thoroughly corrupted by them. The history of the American South, though, suggests that rich white Americans aren't immune to the sinister blandishments of luxurious living based on a surplus of cheap laborers of dusky hue."

Pondering Patterson [III]: Why the Census is Clueless about Hispanics' Races VDARE.com 6/3/01

"Racism in Latin America has always been more insidious than in the U.S.. The Latin method is to allow anybody with a hint of white blood to call themselves white. Fat lot of good it does them, though. By letting mixed race people call themselves "white," the Latin system tricks mestizos and mulattos into imagining the game isn't rigged against them personally - just against those poor bastards who happen to be a little darker than they are."

Pondering Patterson [IV]: Why We Can’t Get Beyond Race VDARE.com 6/8/01

"Ward Connerly, no doubt frustrated by years of Mississippi-style "massive resistance" by bureaucrats to his successful 1996 Proposition 209 initiative outlawing racial preferences in California, is now trying to strike at the racial classifications that are the lifeblood of quotas. His upcoming "Racial Privacy Initiative" will say, 'The state shall not classify any individual by race, ethnicity, color or national origin in the operation of public education, public contracting or public employment.'"

Pondering Patterson [V]: The Reality Of Race VDARE.com 6/11/01

"Recent genetic data, however, suggests that African Americans and whites - overall - really do form two quite distinctly different genealogical groups, just the way everybody who isn't an intellectual has always figured. Indeed, the government's categories of 'white' and 'black' appear to be, well, good enough for government work."

Pondering Patterson [VI]: What to Do About Racial Classifications VDARE.com 6/28/01

"A wealthy white Cuban-American is 'Cuban' when he's demanding that his Congressmen vote for keeping the embargo on Castro going for a fifth decade, but he's 'Hispanic' when his kid is trying to get into Princeton on a quota."

Why the Du Bois Boomlet? VDARE.com 5/5/01
"Whites are oblivious to discrimination by lighter-skinned African Americans against blacks. Note one of today's more sickening phenomenon: the beatification of Muhammad Ali: an illiterate, an ally of Elijah Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan in their jihad against Malcolm X after Malcolm's rejection of racism; and an egomaniacal mulatto racist so enamored of his own cafe-au-lait middle class looks that he called his great blue collar black rival Joe Frazier a 'gorilla.'"
Samuelson's Slip-Up on Inequality VDARE.com 4/16/01
"Robert Samuelson points out that the rise in economic inequality hasn't lead to a corresponding rise in class animosity. No - in contemporary America, wealth inequality typically leads instead to something worse: racial animosity."
1. Conservatives vs. Conservation: How the GOP Drives Off White Voters VDARE.com 4/16/01
"The GOP is alienating white voters by positioning itself on the unpopular side of conservation issues that matter emotionally to its core vote."
2. A Pro-Family Conservation Program for the GOP VDARE.com 4/24/01
"The GOP needs a positive, patriotic, pro-humanity, pro-family conservationist program to contrast with the Democrats' misanthropic environmentalist program."
Importing Anti-Semitism?

VDARE.com

4/9/01

"Under current immigration laws, within a generation there will be several times more Muslims than Jews in America. The long-run prospects for Jewish political interests, such as support for Israel, are correspondingly dim."
Darwinophobia I - Cavalli-Sforza in The Atlantic

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3/23/01

"Population geneticist Cavalli-Sforza has practically no professional expertise whatsoever on the subject of racial differences in behavior. C-S has carefully avoided studying genes that influence 'character, temperament, or intelligence.' Cavalli-Sforza only researches 'junk genes' that don't do anything."
Darwinophobia II - Andy Ferguson in Weekly Standard

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3/30/01

"It's more than a little strange to see the Weekly Standard turning for guidance to Leftists who hate the very concept of "human nature" because it implies limits to the effectiveness of the social engineering that they want to force upon humanity."
Libertariansim in One Country

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3/19/01

"This is what libertarians must realize: There is staggeringly too much inequality in the world for America's love affair with capitalism to survive importing massive amounts of it."
Diversity Found to Cause "Bowling Alone"

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3/9/01

"Want a neighbor you can count on? Move to Montana. That's one conclusion you might draw from a Harvard University study released today, which finds that Los Angeles residents trust each other less than most other Americans.  … And it links L.A.'s low standing to the area's ethnic diversity." - L.A. Times
Human Genome Disinformation

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2/23/01

Jack Kemp wrote, "The human genome project shows there is no genetic way to tell races apart. For scientific purposes, race simply doesn't exist." In response, evolutionary biologist Gregory M. Cochran snorted, "Then how come forensic anthropologists can determine a suspect's racial makeup from the DNA in hair or semen left at the scene of a crime?"

Mexico's Talleyrand

VDARE.com

2/15/01

Mexico's formidable new Foreign Secretary Jorge G. Castañeda has a potential Achilles' heel. Ambrose Bierce defined diplomacy as "The patriotic art of lying for one's country." During his long previous career as a pundit, however, Castañeda had a habit of occasionally telling harsh truths about his country. He has left a paper trail of frank observations that offer ammunition to sophisticated American critics of the Bush policy of appeasing Mexico.
Assimilation, 21st Century Style

VDARE.com

2/11/01

"For certain what we know is that [unmarried teenage Hispanic] girls born in the U.S. and raised in the U.S. are more likely to get pregnant than girls who are foreign-born and then raised in the U.S.," said Jane Delgado of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

San Francisco Chronicle: Those Damn WHAMs 

VDARE.com

12/21/00

How can San Francisco's Asian American transgendered bisexual community feel affirmed without their own Board Member? (Of course, San Francisco also needs a new word to replace "Member." That term is terribly insensitive to San Franciscans who have gone to great expense to have themselves dis-membered.)

Election 2000 Results

GOP Future Depends on White Vote

VDARE.com

12/14/00

The highly controversial article that revolutionized how Republicans think about their electoral future. "If Dubya had garnered 57% instead of just 54% of whites, he would have cruised to an Electoral College landslide of 367 to 171."

Unz vs. Sailer: The GOP's future - and America's VDARE.com 12/14/00

Few white Democrats actually care much about minorities. What they do care deeply about is feeling morally and culturally superior to other whites. The result is that the GOP isn't cool. Just look at the Republican's pathetic stable of celebrities. The only category of entertainers where the GOP leads the Democrats is in game show hosts (e.g., Pat Sajak and Ben Stein)..

Wanniski vs. Sailer... VDARE.com 12/15/00

The concept that running against illegal immigration is a vote-loser is a curious delusion of the Bush 2000 campaign.  Recall how Sonny Bono made a name for himself in politics. During a debate the moderator told him, "You have two minutes to give your opinion of illegal immigration." He stood up, and said, "It's illegal." Then, he sat down.

"Have You Stopped Whipping Your Slaves Yet?"

VDARE.com

1/29/01

"For trying to win more minority votes, President George W. Bush has been widely commended. For failing to win them, he has been widely condemned … often by the same commentators. Bush brought this on himself and his party. By pinning a big "I Care" button on his breast, he automatically pinned an even bigger "Kick Me" sign on his butt. By campaigning on the theme, "I'm a new kind of Republican: I'm not a racist!", Bush has subjected himself and his nominees like John Ashcroft to nonstop questioning of the tenor of "Have you stopped whipping your slaves yet?"

Why Do Blacks Despise Dubya?

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1/22/01

"In the states where Bush's Hispanic strategy worked best -- Florida and Texas -- his share of the black vote was abysmal: 7% in Brother Jeb's Florida and a truly stinking 5% in his own Texas."

Banned by Free Republic?

VDARE.com

1/9/01

"Elections are supposed to be "divisive." In the British House of Commons, a vote is called a "division." Dividing the electorate to see who gets more votes is the essence of democracy. In contrast, keeping the people united is the essence of fascism. That's why Mussolini chose the name. A "fasces" is a bundle of rods that is weak when divided, but strong together."

Sailer on Blacks, Jews and the GOP: Part I VDARE.com 12/9/00

Consider why the Bush Brothers didn't win easily in Florida: because Governor Jeb infuriated the black elite with his One Florida plan. Jeb eliminated overt racial preferences in state university admissions, but actually increased the number of black students by guaranteeing college admission to any kid finishing in the top 20% of his high school class. What Jeb forgot was that black elites are not comprised of average blacks. Black leaders mostly send their kids to integrated schools, where their scions find it hard to rank in the top fifth. However, black leaders' kids tend to outscore the poor black kids on the SAT, so One Florida would tend to make affluent black kids worse off to the benefit of their poorer brethren.

Sailer on Blacks, Jews and the GOP: Part II VDARE.com 12/10/00

While most 20th century black leaders supported large-scale immigration, two of the most impressive - labor leader A. Phillip Randolph and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan - fought against it because it damages working class African Americans, even as it helps black civil rights hustlers.

GOP - California Dreamin' VDARE.com 11/21/00

Short of nominating Jennifer López for Vice President, what else exactly can the Republicans do to lure Latinos beyond what Bush did ... and still remain Republicans?

Florida Foul-Up Spotlights America's Huge but Hidden Minority: The Easily Confused VDARE.com 11/14/00

It's time to start thinking about how to help our cerebrally limited fellow citizens. There are tens of millions of Americans out there who were born as clueless as those Palm Beach retirees took 80 years to become. It will never be easy to make things easier for the unintelligent. But it's time we at least thought about it. And the single most obvious way to help our fellow Americans who lost out in the genetic IQ lottery is to not import unskilled immigrants to compete against them and drive down their wages.

Bilingual Ed's Next Big Thing VDARE.com 11/12/00

I spoke with a federally-funded bilingual researcher who assured me that immigrant kids in the dual-language program score at the 50th percentile or better in tests given in English. I thought that seemed exaggerated. I noted that on any test, half the kids must score under the 50th percentile. She took strong exception to this.

"Ethnic correctness" isn't saving CA GOP VDARE.com 10/26/00

Even Rich Rodriguez, a handsome, glib, popular, well-known local Mexican-American Republican, is still losing among Latinos in Fresno by a margin of 48% to 30% in the last poll. If the Anglo Democrat Cal Dooley (granted, there is something wacky about calling anybody named "Dooley" an "Anglo") maintains this proportion in the election, he wins a landslide 62% of the Latino vote.

Other Articles
Why Multiculturalism and Democracy don't mix (Balkans case study) VDARE.com 10/30/00

Democracy is what caused the mess in the Balkans. Multiculturalism works fine ... under a real dictator, like Tito. He had multiethnic Yugoslavia locked down tight, nice and peaceful. But when the inhabitants got more say in their lives, they started killing each other. They wanted democracy. But they knew that to have it, they needed mono-ethnic states.

Bore vs. Gush on Racial Profiling VDARE.com 10/26/00

This "debate" over racial profiling shows how utterly divorced American political discourse has become from personal reality. Every single person who lives in a diverse part of the country racially profiles every other pedestrian as he walks down the street at night. Jesse Jackson notoriously admitted that he does exactly that - and sighs with relief when he finds that the footsteps following him don't belong to a young black male.

Peter Brimelow Is Scum! (And Michael Lind is a...) VDARE.com 10/4/00

Russian peasants fleeing across the frozen steppe in a sleigh will occasionally toss one of their own number to the pursuing wolf pack. Likewise, if you want to say anything at all realistic about immigration, race, genes, or IQ, yet still maintain your reputation as "mainstream," you must pick out somebody with whom you generally agree, distort his position shamelessly, and then viciously attack this human straw man of your own concoction.

Man Bites Dog! LA Times mentions immigration! VDARE.com 9/27/00

"In Southern California, students skip meals and delay going to the restroom because the lines are longer than the lunch period. Rushing to get to class on time, mobs of students fight their way through narrow doors and cramped hallways, often enduring shoves, bruising, dirty looks and loud obscenities from frustrated peers.

Immigration and the National Question in Italy VDARE.com 9/25/00

Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, with Vatican backing, said he had recently aired the same views with a government minister. "I said, 'If you really have the good of Italy at heart, and want to spare a lot of suffering, then you can't allow all the immigrants in.'" He said he had warned the minister that civil unrest would be one of the consequences if immigration was not religious-selective. He told the minister: "I'm surprised you still haven't thought things through." He added: "I don't know how you're going to cope with Friday as a holiday, polygamy, discrimination against women, and the fundamentalism of Muslims, for whom politics and religion are the same thing. Do your sums properly."

Hard Times (For Guess Who) in Booming California VDARE.com 9/16/00

"More California workers earn poverty-level wages now than a decade ago....  Adjusted for inflation, the median income of a four-person family in California declined $1,069 since 1989, while nationally, that figure rose $2,477, researchers found.... "We've had tremendous growth in the number of jobs, but not in wage growth." - AP

The Olympics: the Global Festival of Human Biodiversity
Angier's Wager and the Olympics VDARE.com 9/27/00

Natalie Angier recently wrote a major article in The New York Times proving that the races don't really differ genetically. Although watching the upcoming Olympic track & field competition is guaranteed to shake your faith in Ms. Angier, just repeat to yourself, "Who am I going to believe: The Newspaper of Record or my lying eyes?"

The National Question and the Olympics VDARE.com 9/27/00

In the post-nationalist's fantasy, the Olympics wouldn't be organized by anything so passé as nationality. Instead, athletes sponsored by Coke would battle Nike's hired guns for world marketing supremacy. The only problem with this vision: nobody would watch. (Well, I'd watch, but I'm a sports statistics geek.)

Olympics and Race: the results VDARE.com 10/2/00

The Olympics are the world's festival of human biodiversity. And the medallists in Sydney largely followed established racial patterns.

Races Don't Differ Genetically? Care to Bet?

VDARE.com

9/11/00

""All I know is what I read in the papers," said Will Rogers. He'd get intellectual whiplash reading the New York Times' coverage of race and genes. The flood of new data on race is exposing the fundamental conflict between the Times’ two roles: newspaper of record and high priestess of political correctness."
How to Help the Left Half of the Bell Curve

1. Why We Aren't Supposed to Write about IQ

VDARE.com

7/15/00

Almost all politicians and pundits have become comfortable offering policy prescriptions for Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon - "where all the children are above average." In the real world, however, half the school kids are always going to be lower than the median. Nor have many mentioned lately that this mathematical fact imposes upon the rest of us ethical obligations not to use complex laws, like our immigration policies, to exploit our less acute fellow citizens for our own benefit.

2. How the Other Half of the Bell Curve Lives

VDARE.com

7/18/00

Nobody is willing to publicly admit that a whole lot of young people just didn't draw winning hands in the genetic lottery for intelligence. To state this fact is considered insensitive and, horrors, bad for self-esteem. Maybe, but to ignore it is to acquiesce in the IQ elite setting policies that are starkly self-interested and uncharitable.

3. IQ & the Class Struggle

VDARE.com

8/25/00

The assumption that all men are created empirically equal lets Stanford MBAs blame growing economic inequality on the laziness of the lower orders, although the scientifically accurate response would be "There but for the grace of God, go I."

4. Not So Hot Ideas for Helping the Left Half

VDARE.com

9/2/00

When American intellectuals imported the idea of welfare for single mothers from Sweden in the Sixties, they expected Americans to respond like Swedes. That was like expecting Jimi Hendrix to sound like ABBA.

5. Seven Ways to Help Our Fellow Citizens

VDARE.com

9/7/00

It can be painful to speak honestly about such a sensitive topic as IQ. But only realism will allow us to do anything beneficial about it.

Multilingualism v. Democracy: the Swiss Exception

VDARE.com

8/15/00

If we have given up trying to enforce English, can we ultimately remain a unified republic? There have been plenty of highly unified multilingual states - Stalin's Soviet Union, Tito's Yugoslavia, Suharto's Indonesia. But none survived democratization intact. The great exception to this dreary survey is Switzerland. How do they do it?

New   Does Europe Really Need 75 Million 3rd Worlders?

VDARE.com

8/8/00

The ultimate test of any civilization is whether it's self-reproducing.  It would be a terrible irony if the West's great heritage of individualism ultimately destroys Western Civilization by leading to self-indulgence so debilitating that people can't be bothered to have enough children to carry on their lineage.

New   How to Instill a Love of America

VDARE.com

8/3/00

A man's most visceral loyalties are not to words, but to other people, living and dead. Soldiers sometimes enlist to defend ideals. But when the bullets are flying, they don't charge machine gun nests to preserve the separation of powers. They risk their lives for the other guys in their platoon. What best builds solidarity is working together for a common goal.

New   Does California Still Matter?

VDARE.com

7/24/00

So is Fred Barnes right that California is no longer the best predictor of America's future? In the long run, California's immigration-driven trends toward Democrats and dystopia appear to be inevitable harbingers for much of the rest of the country. It won't be California that's irrelevant; it will be Barnes' Republican Party.

New   Fiji's Natives vs. Immigrants Race Struggle

VDARE.com

7/22/00

The indolent but warlike Fiji natives are black, surprisingly African-looking, Melanesians. They are proud of their unique Fijian culture, which is largely based on the concept of taking it easy. Fiji is their only homeland and they naturally resent it coming under the control of more enterprising outsiders.
New  In Mexico, the More Things Change ...

#1  Will Vincente Fox be Dubya's Yeltsin?

VDARE.com

7/12/00

"Fox's election reconfirms in spectacular fashion the fundamental social fact of the last 479 years of Mexican history: whites rule, mixed-race mestizos toil, Indians endure. In a country where height is a major racial marker -- white men look down upon brown men both figuratively and literally -- much of Fox's vaunted charisma stems from his being 6'5": about a foot taller than the average Mexican.

#2  Free Marketeer Fantasies about Fox

VDARE.com

7/13/00

"'The stunning victory of Mexico's president-elect Vincente Fox … opens the door to a period of sustained economic prosperity that could carry Mexico into the front-ranks of the information-age global economy,' exclaims supply side economist Larry Kudlow. Sorry, Larry, but it's not going to happen. Nothing Fox could possibly do will convert the Mexican people into Mountain Dew-mainlining way cool Linux geeks."

New! #3  Mexican White Elite's Smoking Gun Found

VDARE.com

7/22/00

Vincente Fox's new chief foreign policy advisor frankly admits that the Mexican ruling caste needs massive migration to the U.S. to prevent rebellion among Mexico's poor and exploited.

Do Gays Want to Be Married or to Get Married?

National Review Online

7/1/00

"But could it be, instead, that fewer gay men want to be married than to get married? Does gay marriage appeal more because sexual fidelity offers a role for a lifetime, or because a wedding provides the role of a lifetime? As one gay comic puts it, 'Gay marriage is the hot political issue because you get all these great benefits: insurance, adoption, and a really fabulous veil.'" 
Eugenics, Feminist Celebrity-Style & Its Lessons for Immigration

#1  Jodie Foster's Baby

VDARE.com

6/19/00

"For Father's Day, we'll consider some of the fascinating implications surrounding a special kind of father, one that's increasingly in demand in Hollywood: the Sperm Donor Dad. Lesbian rock star Melissa Etheridge recently revealed who provided the DNA for her girlfriend's two children: David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash and sometimes Young. According to numerous (if unconfirmed) reports in the British press, feminist heroine/glamour queen/single mother Jodie Foster had herself artificially inseminated with the gametes of a tall, dark, handsome scientist with an IQ of 160."

#2  The Achilles Heel of Eugenics & Immigration

VDARE.com

6/19/00

"The extremely smart are to America's high-tech economy what seven foot tall men are to the National Basketball Association: highly useful freaks of nature."

Sociobiology at Age 25

National Review

6/19/00

"Ironically, while the religious right futilely attacks Darwin's theory of what we evolved from, the left clamps down upon Darwin's theory of what we evolved to. The left has long denounced sociobiological research for validating what conservatives have assumed all along: that human nature--with its sex differences and its stress on individual, family, and ethnic self-interest--is an innate heritage, not a blank slate that can be wiped clean by speech codes, sensitivity workshops, and Gulags." 

Immigration Is Retarding Interracial Marriage

VDARE.com

6/11/00

"The native-born are certainly doing their part to merge the races in California: 'Multiracial births to native-born mothers rose dramatically between 1982 and 1997--from about 14% to nearly 21% percent, a 50% change.' The problem is that multiracial births to immigrant mothers, never a large number to begin with, declined slightly to merely 7% by 1997. Since 45% of California babies are born to foreign-born mothers, multiracials' share of the overall population is barely climbing."

The Reality of Race

VDARE.com

5/24/00

"What is a 'race'? It is essentially a lineage, a family tree. A racial group is merely an extremely extended family that inbreeds to some extent. Thus, race is a fundamental aspect of the human condition because we are all born into families. Burying our heads in the sand and refusing to think clearly about this bedrock fact of life only makes the inevitable problems caused by race harder to overcome."

Seven Dumb Ideas about Race

VDARE.com

5/31/00

"Many intellectuals now try to wish away the problems of race by defining "race" as merely a mass hallucination afflicting all of humanity - other than we few members of the Great and the Good."

Thatcher Speech: The Genetic Revolution

American Outlook

Spring, 2000

The Hudson Institute's magazine has now published the text of my 12/99 speech to the Thatcher Seminar on the greatest opportunity and danger facing the world over the next century: our new ability to manipulate our own genetic code. If you have a fast web connection and a MS IE 4.0+ browser, click above to see the entire slide show. Or, click here for the American Outlook's text-only version.)
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Importing Mexico's Worsening Racial Inequality

Part 1: Mexico's Corrupt White Elite

VDARE.com

5/6/00

"By providing a safety valve that drains off Mexico's most desperate young brown men, our lax borders have allowed Mexico's most avaricious old white men to loot their nation with impunity. In the U.S., this mestizo influx generates ever greater quotas and set-asides designed to propel their climb in American society. In contrast, in Mexico all the best jobs in government, industry, and academia are becoming ever more segregated.

Part 2: Mexico's Insidious Color Continuum

VDARE.com

5/12/00

"After an experiment lasting nearly 500 years in Latin America, intermarriage has utterly failed to eliminate racial inequality. Mestizo nations like Mexico and mulatto nations like Brazil are bywords for vast concentrations of wealth among the white ruling class contrasted with extreme poverty among the darkest citizens. In fact, in Mexico racial segregation is worsening."

Part 3: How Latino Intermarriage Breeds Inequality

VDARE.com

5/18/00

"The Hispanic influx into California seems to be simply recreating the racial hierarchy of Latin America. For example, America's leading Latino politicians tend to marry Anglos. Thus, the Mexican-American elite is likely to become even whiter over the generations. While upwardly mobile Mexican-Americans marry blonde Anglos, downwardly mobile white men often wed Mexicans. Now, there is plenty to be said for getting hitched to a Mexican lady. But sadly, there is a big social cost to Anglo-Hispanic marriages: 'In most homes headed by an Anglo/Latino couple, Spanish becomes the household language.'"

Cesar Chavez: La Causa or La Raza?

VDARE.com

4/27/00

"Cesar Chavez, a labor leader intent on protecting union membership, was as effective a surrogate for the Immigration & Naturalization Service as ever existed. Indeed, Chavez and the United Farm Workers union he headed routinely reported to the INS for deportation suspected illegal immigrants who served as strikebreakers or refused to unionize." -- Ruben Navarrette Jr., Arizona Republic. 

The Manly Molecule

National Post

4/19/00

"High levels of natural testosterone plus steroid supplements are a big reason so many star jocks are star jerks. Pro teams and universities are constantly bailing out players and paying hush money to the women their athletes beat and rape while in the throes of what bodybuilders call 'roid rage."
Debate with Ron Unz

First  Can the Melting Pot Be Revived?

VDARE.com

4/13/00

Ron Unz advocates mass immigration and old-fashioned assimilation policies. Can this circle be squared? The professional politicians don't think so: they're choosing appeasement over assimilation.

Second  Ron Unz Replies (but I get the last word)

VDARE.com

4/20/00

Who Wants to Be a Minority?

National Post

4/4/00

"Hispanics eligible for affirmative action if they move to the U.S. include His Serene Majesty King Juan Carlos, singers Julio Iglesias and Placido Domingo, and Olympic supremo Juan-Antonio Samaranch, none of whom seems to have suffered much from discrimination. Also qualifying are Teutonic-looking immigrants from Paraguay named Klaus who don't like to talk about what their fathers were doing from 1933 to 1945."

Demographic Destiny: Assimilation

VDARE.com

4/7/00

"Consider that crucial social indicator, the illegitimacy rate. The longer Latinos are in the U.S., the more they assimilate … but not toward the white norm. Instead, they are becoming more like blacks. Currently, 22% of white births are illegitimate v. 69% of black births. Among immigrant Latino new mothers, 37% were unmarried. But among American-born Latino new mothers, the illegitimacy rate rises to 48%."

Will Liberals Make Themselves Extinct?

VDARE.com

4/8/00

"Our most liberal state, Vermont, has the lowest birthrate at only 1.57 babies per woman. In contrast, our most socially conservative state, Mormon-dominated Utah, has the highest fertility at 2.71. In two generations the number of Utah children would thus be triple the number in Vermont."

A Better Way in Kosovo? 

National Post

3/25/00

"A year ago, NATO attacked Yugoslavia. It's worth recalling President Bill Clinton's explanation of Why We Fought: "The principle we and our allies have been fighting for in the Balkans is the principle of multiethnic, tolerant, inclusive democracy." Well ... happy anniversary, Kosovo! What could the West have done instead? The answer, shockingly enough, is to have sponsored and made humane the inevitable ethnic cleansing."

Kid TV: A Guide for the Perplexed

National Post

3/11/00

"Why in kid TV are there so many abrupt segues from alarmingly belligerent programs about colossal robots battling for galactic mastery to unspeakably adorable commercials for toys like Polly Pocket's Fairy Wishing World? And why so few opposite transitions from precious girl shows to pugnacious boy ads? The unsettling truth is that the bigots who keep girl shows off the air aren't the often-denounced Old Boys Network, but a Young Boys Network. While boys simply will not watch girl shows."

Census Follies

VDARE.com

3/29/00

"The Administration will indeed let people who are part white and part minority check two (or more) boxes. But then the government will simply ignore the white box." 

Bilingual Education - Bipartisan Blunder

VDARE.com

3/19/00

"Bilingual education is a fraud perpetrated against Hispanic youngsters. Its secret goal is to delay the immigrant student's switchover to English until he's past puberty, when the mind's language-learning faculty grows rigid, and the hope of ever losing a foreign accent fades."

Inequality: the Immigration Dimension

VDARE.com

3/12/00

"New Mexico's population has increasingly split into an overclass of Santa Fe's glitterati and Los Alamos' H-bomb designers, whose lawns are mowed and children baby-sat by a Mexican lowerclass, who are sullenly watched by a Native American underclass. It's not a pretty sight."

John McCain - Licensed to Hate

VDARE.com

3/5/00

"John McCain's appeal stems in large part from the fact that nature and cruel nurture have fashioned him into the Senate's finest hater. This kind of man can be hugely useful. If, say, extra-terrestrials bearing To Serve Man cookbooks were invading, there is no one better suited to lead us Earthlings in a war of racial extermination against the space gooks. In these less-desperate times, though, most of his longtime colleagues in the Senate seem to dread the idea of such a man of wrath becoming President."

Immigration vs. Environmentalism

VDARE.com

2/26/00

"Only 7% of the Sierra Club's 550,000 members are minorities of any kind, compared to about 28% of the entire population. As a predominantly blue collar group, immigrants from Latin America indulge in the traditional working class disdain for hoity-toity upper middle class environmentalists. During an economic downturn, Hispanic blue collar voters are likely to favor relaxing California's stringent restrictions on factories, construction, and landscaping."

Immigration vs. African Americans

VDARE.com

2/19/00

"Serious discussions of immigration reform have been off the table for years in America precisely because the current immigration policies provide America's verbalist elite with a new, improved servant class at no cost to themselves in terms of greater competition. Mexican immigrants are not taking jobs away from American lawyers, media people, politicians, and corporate bosses.  Instead, small, brown, diligent, and submissive immigrants have displaced large, black, unmotivated, and surly native-born Americans as our service workers of choice."

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Create Surprisingly Few Jobs for Americans

VDARE.com

2/11/00

"Immigrants who operate businesses in black neighborhoods are terrified that if they hire local blacks, these homeboys will transmit their underclass attitudes, or worse, to their own children."

Are Caublinasians Genetically Superior?

National Post

2/10/00

"It's time to confront the question that's been whispered about Tiger Woods ever since this Mozart-like prodigy first appeared on television as a three year old playing golf with Bob Hope: Are multiracial people like Tiger genetically better than the rest of us? Until recent decades, that query was unthinkable: "miscegenation" was assumed to be the royal road to racial ruin. But, now we have enough scientific evidence to answer with a resounding ..."

The Future of Human Nature

National Post

1/29/00

Futuristic pencil-necked geek"As we all know from watching old science fiction movies, humans will evolve into hyper-intelligent, 97 pound weaklings. Our descendents will mutate into androgynous pencil-necked geeks barely able to hold up their basketball-sized brains. And as Steven Spielberg demonstrated in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T., highly evolved species are also altruistic pacifists. Of course, the same sort of movies forecasted that in the year 2000 we'd all helicopter to work in our one-man autogyros. So, we know the future ain't what it used to be, but what will it be?"

Rocker on the Rack

National Post

1/10/00

"In the grand tradition of the Brezhnev regime, Major League Baseball is forcing Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker to undergo psychiatric testing for expressing dissident political and social opinions. No doubt, baseball commissioner Bud Selig and the rest of the thought police will be shocked, shocked, to learn from the shrinks that a young closer whose job is to intimidate batters by throwing 95 mph fastballs right under their chins is hot-headed and hostile. But the rest of us should be shocked by the chilling effect that "sensitivity" is having on free speech."

The Unexpected Uselessness of Philosophy

National Post

12/29/99

"Is there a more prestigious job title than "philosopher"? Yet, in what other profession has more brainpower made less progress?  In his last book, Nobel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg pointedly titled two chapters "The Unexpected Usefulness of Mathematics" and "The Unexpected Uselessness of Philosophy." Even the most esoteric math has helped him describe the cosmos. But the only value Weinberg ever found in reading philosophers was when they refuted other philosophers who had clouded his mind. While engineers or farmers or bartenders have all learned a trick or two over the years, philosophers mostly either rehash the same old mistakes or dream up new ones that are even more ridiculous."
 

Darwin's Enemies on the Right & Left: A Two Part Series
"Ironically, while the religious right noisily attacks Darwin's theory of what animals evolved from, the left and center more efficiently clamp down upon Darwin's theory of what humans evolved to."

A Miracle Happens Here: Darwin's Enemies on the Right

National Post

11/20/99

"At the end of the 20th Century, the reputations of the three bushy-bearded 19th Century sages -- Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, and Charles Darwin -- are diverging radically. One hundred million corpses later, Marxism is on its last legs everywhere except in university Literature departments. Freudianism is also foundering, with Prozac proving a more effective cure for what ails your psyche than talking for years about how you were emotionally crippled by your toilet training."

Equality v. Truth: Darwin's Enemies on the Left

National Post

11/29/99

"Stephen Jay Gould, a famous sports nut, cannot even turn on his TV without being confronted by lean East Africans outdistancing the world's runners, massive Samoans flattening quarterbacks, lithe Chinese diving and tumbling for gold medals, or muscular athletes of West African descent out-sprinting, out-jumping, and out-hitting all comers. No wonder Gould is reduced to insisting we chant 'Say it five times before breakfast tomorrow: … Human equality is a contingent fact of history,' like Dorothy trying to get home from Oz."
 

Is George W. Bush a Moron?

Intellectual Capital

11/18/99

"Does Gov. Bush's 1206 SAT score (566 Verbal, 640 Math) truly mean he's as dumb as a box of rocks?"

Why Do Gentlemen Prefer Blondes?

National Post

10/22/99

"Hollywood routinely uses blondeness to imply that a man is either a nitwit (see Jeff Daniels in Dumb & Dumber) or a soulless corporate weasel (see almost any James Spader or Jay Mohr movie)."
 

Did Abortion Prevent Crime?

Great Slate Debate: Steven Levitt vs. Steve Sailer

Slate

8/23/99

I debate with the coauthor of the much discussed study claiming that legalizing abortion in the Seventies lowered crime in the Nineties.

My National Post op-ed on abortion and crime

National Post

8/24/99

Also, Columns by Mona Charen (in 300 newspapers) and Robert J. Samuelson (on Newsweek's back page) about our debate.
 

Nobel Prose: Novelists vs. Economists

National Post

10/15/99

"A host of brilliant conservative writers have been passed over for the Nobel Prize: e.g., Vladimir Nabokov, Evelyn Waugh, Tom Stoppard, Tom Wolfe, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Burgess, P.G. Wodehouse, V.S. Naipaul, Jack Kerouac, and John Updike."

The Eunuch Columbus

National Post

10/12/99

"We may never resolve whether the Old World did more for or to the New World. But, at the end of a century in which Americans prevailed over Prussian militarism, Aryan Nazism, and Soviet Communism, the tragedy of Cheng Ho demonstrates that we should honor Columbus for what America did for Europe: save Europe from itself."

Flunking The Big Test: Nicholas Lemann's book on the SAT fails to make the grade for moral seriousness.

National Post

10/8/99

"How can you, he asks, "create a classless society by establishing a system that relentlessly classifies people"? But the bigger question is one Lemann relentlessly dodges: Can you create a classless society at all? The Khmer Rouge came closest, but to enforce classlessness, they still had to have two classes: the killers and the killees."

Types of Right by John O'Sullivan: on Steve Sailer's role

National Review

10/11/99

"5. Evolutionary Conservatives. This is an almost wholly intellectual group (e.g., Steve Sailer, John McGinnis, Charles Murray)— not a politician brave enough to stand with them — who have realized two things: first, that lessons of the new science of evolutionary psychology are largely conservative ones about an adamantine human nature, the natural basis of sex roles, and so on; second, that the knowledge gained from the Human Genome Project and the rise of genetic engineering will throw up some fascinating and contentious political issues in the increasingly near future."

Ryder Cup Riot: The African-Americanization of Golf

National Post

10/1/99

"As the Americans stormed back from a huge deficit on Sunday, we witnessed the unlikely sight of the whitest man in sports, David Duval, fist-pumping and egging the crowd on like he had just had a race transplant and turned into Charles Barkley."

Chimps and Chumps: What we can't learn about humans from bonobos and other apes

National Review

9/27/99

"Now, bonobo life probably strikes the average heterosexual human as about as appealing as a case of the clap, but intellectuals have gone slightly gaga over  these pygmy chimps."

Tutti-Faludi: I tee off on Susan Faludi's "Stiffed" and "Backlash"

National Review

9/?/99

JFK, Jr. America's Prince Di: The desire to be ruled by dynasties ain't dead, folks.

National Post

7/23/99

 

Elegy for MJ: Essays on Michael Jordan's Retirement

The Epitome of the Black Genius for Basketball: from the national newspaper of Canada

National Post

1/14/99

"A Sense of Where Everyone Is" -- too hot for NR!

Spiked by NR

2/8/99

 

Nerdishness: The Great Unexplored Topic

Unpublished

4/17/98

Nerdishness is of great interest to the public today; after all, the richest man in the world is a nerd. Yet, the human sciences have never touched the subject: possibly, there's a certain self-blindness in scientists' world-view? 
 

Human Biodiversity: inFrequently Asked Questions
The social impact of biological differences among people is one of the most fascinating, important, and least discussed topics of our age. Here's the first draft of "Does Race Exist?."
So, you don't think biological differences among the various peoples of the world can affect modern life? Well, check out this pantheon of highly biodiverse celebrities: The Human Biodiversity Hall of Fame
 

Track & Battlefield -- w/Dr. Stephen Seiler

National Review

12/31/97

Everybody knows that women athletes are narrowing the gender gap separating them from male athletes' performance. Yet in running, the most quantifiable sport, everybody is wrong. Based on a major new study, the article explains why women are running slower in the Nineties, offering new insights into the nature of masculinity, the causes of ethnic inequality, the role of hormones (natural and illegal steroid), and the role of women in the military.
For track buffs: additional in-depth analysis and statistics
 

The Words Don't Match the Pictures: Why the Polite Lies We Tell About Race & Sex Are Undermined by What We See on ESPN

National Review Online 

8/27/97

This is the first chapter of my not-yet-finished book about what we can learn from sports about the current controversies over race and sex. It's the clearest introduction to my work. 
Note: April, 2000 -- Well, it won't get finished. When I got hit with nonHodgkins lymphoma in late 1996 (37 months in remission and counting!), I ran out of energy to accomplish this. Meanwhile, Jon Entine had been working on a similar book on sports and race on and off since 1989. So, I helped him a little with his book, Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It. It turned out excellent (click here to buy Taboo). 
 

Is Love Colorblind?

National Review

7/14/97

Graph showing the radical imbalances between black-white and white-Asian marriages.Interracial Marriage -- Who Wins? Who Loses? While interracial marriage is increasingly accepted by whites, a surprising number of Asian men and black women have become bitterly opposed. Why?

More on interracial marriage: Readers' responses, Arthur Hu's funny article, etc.

5 graphs making the statistics in this article clearer. National Review chose not to run these, claiming my prose style is so supremely lucid that even without graphs every reader would instantly grasp the meaning of even the most technical passages. If you disagree, check out these graphs (39k).

 

Great Black Hopes

National Review

8/12/96

Black Athletes triumph by toiling intensely at those games where they tend to enjoy not just cultural, but also physical and mental edges over whites. This suggests a new, pragmatic view of racial differences. (This was probably my most important early article.)
How Jackie Robinson Desegregated America

National Review

4/8/96

Perhaps the least-learned lesson of the saga of Jackie Robinson is that competition can transform self-interest into an engine for racial fairness. (Probably my most popular article) 
Coming Soon: Beautiful Cover Photo of Jackie and Pee Wee Reese

Where the Races Relate

National Review

11/27/95

Why do the U.S. Army and college sports teams do so much of a better job at managing race relations than elite colleges?

Why Lesbians Aren't Gay

National Review

5/30/94

From "Pervert" to "Victim:" the media's continued one-dimensional stereotyping of homosexuals; with handy table of dozens of ways gays tend to differ from lesbians.

The Gender Gap: Women Are Running Further Behind Men

Sport-
Science News

5-6/97

By Steve Sailer and sports physiologist Dr. Stephen Seiler. Despite all the hype about women's athletics, in running -- the sport where male and female performances can best be compared -- women's marks compared to men's marks are worse in the 1990's than in the 1980's. Why? This is an earlier version of "Track & Battlefield," written for a physiology magazine for endurance athletes.
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