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As followers of Radio Derb are aware, I was out of action for a couple of weeks there in mid-July. What happened was, I broke the First Rule of Being Over Seventy. Fortunately I didn't break anything else. I was tidying up the home gym when my feet got tangled with each other somehow. I... Read More
Earlier, by Paul Gottfried: Did Pre-MLK America Really Need Redemption? I'm going to offer for your consideration what Winston Churchill would have called a naughty question. Here's my naughty question: Is Jim Snow worse than Jim Crow? I need to define terms here. For 245 years this country of ours has lived more or less... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] I find it harder and harder to watch passing events without Mike Judge's 2006 movie Idiocracy coming to mind. That's especially the case with politics. Politicians have always said dumb things, of course; but in between the dumb things they generally, once in a... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier (July 2020) by John Derbyshire: Ireland Has Become The Heart Of Wokeness Sunday July 11th marks a hundred years since the truce that ended Ireland's War of Independence. That led to peace talks with the British government and the Anglo-Irish Treaty. On December... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] My Outrage Of (Last) Month was testimony given to the House Armed Services Committee by Lloyd Austin, who is U.S. Defense Secretary, and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [CJCS]. The hearing was on the Defense Department's budget request for... Read More
Of all I've read this month, the opinion piece that most got me thinking (although not, in point of fact, actually sucking my thumb while doing so) was George Packer's "Four Americas" article in Atlantic magazine. Whoa there, Derb. Isn't Atlantic a lefty outlet, with anti-white word-salad merchant Ta-Nehisi Coates on the masthead? And isn't... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] I've passed comment before, more than once, on the ambivalence we all feel towards the police and other law enforcement agencies. We know we need them; we appreciate what a tough job they have; we want to support them and encourage them; but …... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] America is going through a Cultural Revolution, but we counter revolutionaries can draw some instruction and perhaps encouragement from the fact that this drama has been played out before, in China from 1966 to 1976. We shouldn't get too carried away with the comparison.... Read More
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I've been telling myself for twenty years that America’s ongoing Cultural Revolution couldn't get any worse. But year by year it has gotten worse. The Red Guards now control all our major media outlets, including of course Social Media, and the entire educational system, public and private, from kindergarten to the Ivy League. This new... Read More
See also John Derbyshire: ChiComs Rewrite Tiananmen Square History Better Than Biden On Tulsa Besides the Tiananmen Square Anniversary, Monday and Tuesday marked the centenary of the 1921 race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our president actually went to Tulsa on Tuesday to give one of his embarrassing, incoherent speeches. I didn't know much about the... Read More
See also John Derbyshire: Biden Rewrites History In Tulsa Monday and Tuesday marked the centenary of the 1921 race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, above. Thursday and Friday saw the 32nd anniversary of the Chinese reform movement's crushing in Peking's Tiananmen Square. When it comes to rewriting history our báizuŏ, our Tutsi ruling class of self-hating... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier this year I read Christopher Caldwell's very striking book The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties. Caldwell argued that the reforms of the 1960s, which seemed necessary and humane at the time to correct obvious injustices, had serious negative consequences, leading eventually... Read More
If you belong to the fast-dwindling demographic that believes in objective truth, you will like Charles Murray's new book, pub date June 15: Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America. Murray writes two distinctly different kinds of book, long and short. In the long books (most recently Human Diversity) Murray gives full rein to... Read More
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Earlier by John Derbyshire (June 6, 2020) I Will Not Genuflect To This Church Of Antiracism If you know any Shakespeare at all, you know the speech that Henry the Fifth gave to rally his troops at the battle of Agincourt. It ends with the words: "Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!" There's... Read More
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Earlier by Ann Coulter: "I Will Not Be Scienced"—Experts Wrong, Covid Could Have Come From Wuhan Lab After All I have been enthusiastically promoting Nicholas Wade's long article on the origins of the COVID virus. Wade compares the two common theories: (a) the "wet market" theory, that the virus jumped from bats, or from bats... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Crisis in the Middle East! scream the headlines. After all these years—what am I saying? all these decades—editors everywhere must have the phrase "Crisis In The Middle East" set up as a single-key macro. But what they don’t have set up as a macro:... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See, also, by Steve Sailer: Tories Smash Labour In Blue Collar By-election I haven't lived in England for thirty years now, and have been a U.S. citizen for nearly twenty, so I don't have much interest in politics over there. I do browse some... Read More
Daffodils! Suddenly they are everywhere. My back yard is full of them. One of my neighbors has a front yard in the same condition. Passing by as I walked my dog, I saw the lady of the house doing gardening work among the blooms. I greeted her with: "A host, of golden daffodils!" She called... Read More
Earlier: Sen. Tim Scott Shows It’s Time For GOP To Give Up On Great Black Hope Strategy I've been expressing my boredom and disgust with the State of the Union speech (Yeah, yeah, I know: Joe Biden's Wednesday speech wasn't billed as an official State of the Union address, but I don't see how you... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] It’s St. George's Day, April 23. This has actually been St. George's week; not the chap who slew the dragon, but St. George Floyd of Minneapolis, who was slain himself last year by something much more fearsome than any dragon—by systemic racism! So the... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier, by Steve Sailer: Nope, No Riot in Chicago Last Night Over Mexican Kid Shot by a Cop Here's a phrase due for an airing: "asymmetry of indulgence." That phrase was coined by conservative British journalist Ferdinand Mount. He was writing about how Leftist... Read More
Earlier, by Peter Brimelow: DUNKIRK: “People Should Be Hung From Lampposts, They Should Be Burned Alive, For What They’ve Done To Britain” Last week saw the publication in Britain of a report from something called the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. This commission was set up last year by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson,... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Wednesday last week was a milestone down the dark road we're traveling on immigration. President Trump last year put freezes on both immigrant and nonimmigrant admissions where they would impact American workers. Just to remind you, the word "immigrant," properly used, refers to people... Read More
This White House press secretary Jen Psaki sets my teeth on edge. Apart from having a name that looks like something out of P.G. Wodehouse and sounds like the Japanese for "repo," she has a manner, a style of delivery, that could curdle milk. Here she was on Thursday in some exchanges with Fox News'... Read More
Eye-roll of the month was surely the Biden Administration telling us that the invasion of our country from the south is not a crisis, merely a challenge. When the managerial class tell us that something or other is a challenge, you can be sure it's a disaster caused by their own crackpot policies. I covered... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] The main political event this week was of course Joe Biden's press conference Thursday. Just for once, in a spirit of commentarial dutifulness, I swallowed my loathing of politics and politicians and sat through the durn thing. How'd it go? At a strictly personal... Read More
Earlier: Georgetown Law Prof Says She Feels Angst Over Low Performance Of Her Black Students, Gets Fired and Second Georgetown Law Prof Is Out. His Crime? Saying "Mmmhhhhhh" Eleven years ago I spoke at a conference organized by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I gave them a... Read More
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Asian Americans’ Problem Is NOT "White Supremacy"
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] OK, it’s obvious to everyone that the world has gone mad. My helpful suggestion: Kipling explained it all 102 years ago in a poem titled "The Gods of the Copybook Headings." There's a reading of it on my personal website. I start off by... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier (May 30, 2020): Even Right Abandoning Accused Minneapolis Cop—But They Shouldn't Jury selection began this week for the conviction…Oops, sorry: I mean the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin on charges that he murdered the Holy Blessed Martyr George Floyd in Minneapolis... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] The news recently has featured a spate of people behaving badly. It reveals an increasingly prominent class issue: the widening rift between working-class and lower-middle-class people (manual workers, clerks, small business owners, low-level government staff) and their social superiors in the Ruling Class (billionaires,... Read More
In the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, February 9th-13th, video footage was shown of events in the Capitol building during the January 6th protests. I had things to say about that video footage in my February 12th podcast. They were not very kind things. I spoke of the congressfolk "scampering off to safety under... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Of the sixteen persons nominated for a cabinet position, as listed in the January 23rd issue of The Economist [After the chaos of the Trump era, what can Joe Biden hope to achieve?] nine have now been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and have... Read More
Earlier: Biden's Treasonous Immigration Bill Opportunity For GOP Leader To Say Two Words "Immigration Moratorium" Thursday this week the Biden administration brought forth a bill on immigration. It comes in two versions, one for the Senate and one for the House, although the texts are well-nigh identical. Both versions are 353 pages long. [READ: Text... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Reading my New York Post, I caught this little news item from the nearby metropolis: A 72-year-old guy just getting off a subway train in Midtown was knocked to the ground by an assailant unknown to him: The perp was of course black. As... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] A leading candidate for the title Truer Words Were Never Said is surely T.S. Eliot's observation that, If you want a set, that quote pairs off nicely with science fiction writer and occasional LSD user Philip K. Dick's observation in a speech he gave... Read More
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Join the VDARE.com Book Club! My just-posted discussion with John Derbyshire for the VDARE Book Club can be thought of as the completion of a cycle. If we weren’t both mistaken, John Derbyshire coined the term “Dissident Right” and was using it in 2012—which today seems like ancient history. Now, the term has re-emerged as... Read More
Race realism is of course deeply taboo. Expounders of race realism are mere squeaking mouse voices off in a corner of the room, inaudible in society against the roaring and shrieking of race denialism. Even in the dwindling number of social spaces where some limited dissent from ideological orthodoxy is still allowed, you will not... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier, by Peter Brimelow: A Long Farewell To Donald Trump, Immigration Patriot. And Thanks. Back in the Golden Age of Science Fiction seventy-something years ago there was a novel everyone read, title The World of Null-A. It was about a future planet Earth that... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See, earlier, May 30, 2020: Even Right Abandoning Accused Minneapolis Cop—But They Shouldn't The incoming new administration will, with high probability, face three major crises in the next year or so. China will probably invade Taiwan. The stock market bubble will burst and the... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] I'm going to open with a confession here: watching those protestors rampaging through the halls of Congress on Wednesday afternoon, there was a part of me that was cheering them on. I hasten to add that it was only a part. My very strong... Read More
Yet more evidence, if more were needed, that we live in an increasingly lawless society showed up in New York City news outlets last week. Here's the story. December 24th last year … sorry: 2019, December 14th 2019, in the Bronx, sixty-year-old Juan Fresnada was out walking with a friend when a group of teenagers... Read More
Footnote to that: I've known that quote for as long as I can remember, but without recalling why I know it. I've never read William Cobbett, so it must have been somewhere else I saw it. The mystery was solved as an indirect result of my posting, in last month's diary, a few words of... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Earlier by Steve Sailer: Biden Vows To Rip Out Roots Of Systemic Racism, i.e. Seize The Equity In Your Home You have surely heard the phrase "Systemic Racism" recently. What is it, though? A friend has directed my attention to a speech by Derrick... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] See, earlier: NO, William The Conqueror Did NOT Have A Black Advisor. SJWs Are Just Rewriting English History (Sound Familiar?) A British TV channel is producing a costume drama about Anne Boleyn, who was the second wife of King Henry VIII of England back... Read More
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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] The core ideology of our Ruling Class, which citizens contradict at peril of losing their livelihood, is Race Denialism. Statistical differences in outcome by race cannot possibly be biological in origin. The only reasons for those differences you may discuss in public are social:... Read More
Earlier: Turkeys Vote For Christmas—GOP Votes To Import Leftist Indian Overclass (And Also Depress Tech Wages) Outrage of the week was surely Utah Senator Mike Lee getting his S.386 bill through the U.S. Senate. S.386 means a massive loosening of the rules for foreign workers to take up white-collar jobs in the U.S.A. Washington Watcher... Read More
The election? I called it—a year and a half ago. Better yet, although it gives me no pleasure to report the fact: I called it for the right reasons. The quality of the opposition. This wasn't as big a factor as I predicted. Joe Biden was barely a candidate at all; he just stayed in... Read More
[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] The fog of battle surrounding the November 3rd election has cleared somewhat, but there are still uncertainties about the consequences. Plainly there was much more than the usual amount of skullduggery in the registering and counting of votes, and it all seems to have... Read More
"Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it." So said Ralph Waldo Emerson in his Phi Beta Kappa address, July 18th 1876, according to my 1955 Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2nd edition). I'm a sucker for quotations, and I know why. Among my Dad's books was a biggish one-volume... Read More
Earlier (2011): John Derbyshire On Understanding China And The Chinese [Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com] Having been writing about China for forty years, I was naturally interested to see what Trump and Biden had to say about the country in last Thursday’s debate. Answer: Nothing with any real insight... Read More
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About John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.