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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.

"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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?"

We're Different. Get Over It.

National Post

2/24/05

What Larry Summers actually said.

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.

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 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.

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.

Flip-Flop on Feminism

VDARE.com

7/18/04

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is Love Colorblind? Updated

VDARE.com

3/16/03

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!'"

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.

Darwinophobia II - Andy Ferguson in Weekly Standard

VDARE.com

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."
New  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.

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."

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 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.'"

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."

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."

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."

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?"

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."

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.

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

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? 

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

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).

Up the Amazon

National Review

12/31/94

Vamps & Tramps: New Essays, by Camille Paglia, 1,130 words
"The crazier the world gets, the saner Camille Paglia sounds."

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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