As an immigrant myself, married to another immigrant from another place, I think a lot, and so write a lot, about questions of immigration, citizenship, national identity, and national solidarity.
This is uphill work, though I think less so as time goes on. It is not so much that the "national question" is a taboo topic, though it has been considered, among most of our political and cultural elites, as somewhat impolite to raise it. It is more that there is a peculiar and widespread kind of national insouciance about the issue. You just can't get people, elite or otherwise, to engage with it. It slides right off their consciousness. I was very struck by this phenomenon when I first came to live here, as an illegal immigrant, in the 1970s. I described my perplexity in one of my "Straggler" columns.
I have the impression that the national psyche is beginning, in the first years of the 21st century, to turn some sort of corner. It seems to me it is easier to talk about these things than it was ten years ago. (This is being written in 2009.) Perhaps this trend will go into reverse; or perhaps I have imagined it. Time will tell.
|November 19, 2014||VDARE||Did The American People Just Clear Their Throat?||Or is beer still best?|
|November 6, 2014||Taki's Magazine||Decline of a Great Newspaper||The Left takes the Daily Telegraph.|
|September 11, 2014||Taki's Magazine||The Occupation||Notes from Soviet Britain.|
|September 11, 2014||VDARE||Economist Watch||What The Globalist Right Is Thinking.|
|September 4, 2014||VDARE||The Ferguson Farce||Backward ran sentences until reels the mind.|
|August 1, 2014||VDARE||Battle Fatigue||I take a month's leave.|
|July 25, 2014||VDARE||Science Education And Affirmative Action||The War Against Human Nature Continues.|
|July 10, 2014||VDARE||Europe Dithers As Invaders Pour In||There's always someone worse off than yourself.|
|June 9, 2014||American Renaissance||America in 2034||My contribution to a symposium
on the future of race relations
in the U.S.A.
|June 4, 2014||VDARE||Is A Secure Border Too Much To Ask?||Slacking off on my birthday.|
|May 29, 2014||VDARE||The Whining Of Pampered Pets||Ta-Nehisi Coates wants your money;
Maya Angelou passes away.
|May 15, 2014||Taki's Magazine||We Shall Overspend!||Twilight in the Garden of Hope.|
|April 3, 2014||VDARE||Stephen Colbert And Suey Park Deserve Each Other. But What Happened To Alexandra Wallace?||East-Asian Americans in a lather.|
|March 20, 2014||Taki's Magazine||What Hatewatchers Hate||Me, of course; but also …|
|March 19, 2014||VDARE||Endemic Corruption — The Ukraine Is Ex-Soviet, But What Excuse Do Black American Politicians Have?||Losing our public virtue.|
|March 13, 2014||Taki's Magazine||How Can We Get Rid of Puerto Rico?||It's a millstone.|
|March 5, 2014||VDARE||Will "National Conservatism" Come To The U.S.A.?||Not your Dad's conservatism.|
|February 20, 2014||VDARE||"Racism" (The Word) Becoming Obsolete Because Of Racism||Because of anti-white racism, that is.|
|January 25, 2014||VDARE||If
Thinks Automation Will Destroy Jobs,
Why Is It So Fanatically Pro-Immigration?
|A tornado, or possibly a tsunami,
is coming to the labor market.
|January 16, 2014||VDARE||Dogma, Dissent, and Duty||Thoughts on a list of
"Bullied and Badgered,
Pressured and Purged."
|January 2, 2014||Taki's Magazine||The Year in Race||The race-biz highlights for 2013.|
|December 19, 2013||VDARE||Race-Whipped Conservatives And The Stigma Of "Racism"||Robert VerBruggen Loves Big Brother.|
|December 3, 2013||VDARE||It's Obvious What The Knock-Out Game Is About||But why the white wimp-out?|
|November 20, 2013||VDARE||Abolitionist Porn and Antebellum Economics||Slavery, hypocrisy, and cotton.|
|October 30, 2013||VDARE||Lampedusa And the European Elite's Suicidal Insouciance||Worse than our elite's.|
|October 17, 2013||VDARE||Is Demography Doom?||Eric Kaufmann reviews three books.|
|October 9, 2013||VDARE||Black Privilege||A ticket off Death Row.|
|October 2, 2013||VDARE||A Busy Time For Southern Europe's Thought Police||Homosexuals outraged in Italy,
nationalists arrested in Greece.
|September 19, 2013||VDARE||Scandinavian Reserve on Immigration Is Breaking Down||The Dissident Right inches forward
in Norway and Sweden.
|September 12, 2013||VDARE||The Wonks' War Against The Sailer Strategy||National Journal fires another broadside.|
|September 5, 2013||VDARE||If You Want To Get To
With Hatefacts, You Need
To Understand The Hatenumbers
|Trying to find out about interracial crime.|
|August 29, 2013||Taki's Magazine||He Had a Dream||1963 and now.|
|August 15, 2013||VDARE||Making Ourselves Heard During The Congressional Recess. Silence = Amnesty!||Use the town hall meetings.|
|August 8, 2013||VDARE||The Voter Demographic That Dares Not Speak Its Name||The shame of being white.|
|July 25, 2013||VDARE||Will NATIONAL REVIEW Derbyshire Victor Davis Hanson?||Prof. Hanson does a Derb with "The Talk."|
|July 18, 2013||VDARE||Remembering the New York
Draft Riots, 150 Years On
|They were also about race,
class, and immigration.
|July 18, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Post-Zimmerman Fallout||Reflections on the trial.|
|July 11, 2013||VDARE||Lowry-Kristol: Half A
— But Count The Spoons!
|Pundits sell their wares
in the Intermission.
|July 5, 2013||VDARE||"Contact
Ignorance Is Bliss,
But Familiarity Breeds …
|1954 cast a long shadow.|
|July 4, 2013||Taki's Magazine||The Week's Race News||More than the usual quantity.|
|June 29, 2013||VDARE||The
The Amnesty/Immigration Surge Bill:
Getting To Treason
|How we ended up with the darn thing.|
|June 21, 2013||VDARE||The Dissident
Right's Role —
Unearthing "Hate Facts"
|Analyzing the nature and reality
of modern Western society.
|June 13, 2013||VDARE||Demographic Disasters — China's And Ours||Shrinkage vs. replacement.|
|May 23, 2013||VDARE||Do We Need More Smart Foreigners?||Not necessarily.|
|May 16, 2013||VDARE||If There
It Lies In The Comment Threads
|For however much longer
they're still with us.
|May 9, 2013||VDARE||"Burn
Heritage Foundation Scuttles Away
From Jason Richwine …
|… and the cold hard facts.|
|April 29, 2013||VDARE||Introducing From the Dissident Right||My new book.|
|April 24, 2013||VDARE||What Rough Beast?||The Rubio-Schumer amnesty bill
slouches towards Washington to be born.
|April 19, 2013||VDARE||Comprehensive, fiddlesticks||What's wrong with the immigration bill.|
|April 18, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Why Isn't Racism Cool?||It's transgressive, isn't it?|
|March 28, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Mankind's Collective Personalities||Is there such a thing as national character?|
|March 21, 2013||VDARE||Lose Some, Win Some, the War Grinds On||Rand Paul out, Ann Coulter in.|
|February 14, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Anti-Amnesty Talking Points||And some tricks for memorizing them.|
|February 13, 2013||VDARE||Is Obama's Immigration Enthusiasm Waning?||I watch the State of the Union speech.|
|January 30, 2013||VDARE||Today's Forgotten Man||The American White Working Class.|
|January 23, 2013||VDARE||Combatting Anosognosia||By squirting ice-cold water
into society's left ear.
|January 3, 2013||VDARE||My Vade Mecum For Diversity Conversations||How to respond to Dummheit.|
|October 11, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Anniversary of a Defenestration (2)||Democracy has a race problem.|
|October 4, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Anniversary of a Defenestration (1)||Fond reminiscence on my 15 minutes of fame.|
|September 12, 2012||VDARE||Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of America||My side of a debate with Bob Weissberg.|
|September 6, 2012||Taki's Magazine||White People Are Pussies||Yes, even the Russians.|
|September 6, 2012||VDARE||The Roots of Ethnomasochism||Why do we hate our own people?|
|August 29, 2012||VDARE||Our Unwanted (But Uncriticizable) Underclasses||Gypsies there, blacks here.|
|July 26, 2012||VDARE||Actually, America
is "Anglo-Saxon" —
We Just Can't Say So
|July 12, 2012||Taki's Magazine||NAMs Kill NAMs, and They Blame the Pilgrims||Crime spikes in Chicago and New York.|
|June 28, 2012||VDARE||Response to Jared Taylor on Miscegenation||I beg to differ.|
|June 17, 2012||VDARE||Amity Shlaes and
Trajectory of Political Correctness
|Reflections on some internet sleuthing.|
|June 14, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Places White People Like||According to The Smithsonian.|
|June 10, 2012||VDARE||Where Crime Stats Come From||Hint: Not from the crime stats fairy.|
|June 7, 2012||VDARE||Immigration, Liberty, and Mating Choices||Some liberties have to go. Is this one?|
|May 31, 2012||VDARE||Fathers and Daughters||If youth only knew: if age only could.|
|May 24, 2012||VDARE||White
America — Lost
In a Fit of Absence of Mind?
|We didn't care enough to stop it.|
|April 26, 2012||Taki's Magazine||The Basis of a Real Conversation||Book recommendation for Eric Holder.|
|April 12, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Talking Back||Follow-up to my piece on "The Talk."|
|April 5, 2012||Taki's Magazine||The Talk: Nonblack Version||Teach your children well.|
|March 29, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Multiculturalism: When Will the Sleeper Wake?||The madness of our age.|
|March 1, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Firing my Own Bu-cannon||Pat talks race with Juan.|
|February 23, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Something's Rotten in the Republic||A conspiracy? Could be.|
|February 2, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Over the Hill at 35||The H-1B scam explained.|
|January 19, 2012||Taki's Magazine||The Right Not to Commit Suicide||A light unto the Gentiles?|
|January 12, 2012||Taki's Magazine||Killing the West with Kindness||Three different ways.|
|December 15, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Preserving the Arctic Alliance||Are Asians smart enough
to be the new Jews?
|October 13, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Divided We March||Diversity in the barracks.|
|September 15, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Crazy Uncles||The GOP's and Omar's.|
|August 25, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Advice to a Lady from an Admirer||Laura Ingraham on a sticky wicket.|
|August 19, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Somalis All Over||And the averages are terrible.|
|July 7, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Suckers of the World||The downside of national niceness.|
|May 5, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Debating Immigration||A few minds get changed.|
|April 7, 2011||Taki's Magazine||The Princess of Miami||A "tragic injustice" righted.|
|February 9, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Muscular Liberalism||How nations sink, by darling schemes oppress'd.|
|February 2, 2011||Taki's Magazine||The Futility of Dissidence||Did Solzhenitsyn make a difference?|
|December 29, 2010||Taki's Magazine||Girly Nation||The price of success.|
|December 23, 2010||Taki's Magazine||Noble Lies Are for Children||A Q&A with Jared Taylor.|
|November 10, 2010||Taki's Magazine||Ethnomasochism — The Musical!||Hating your own kind.|
|August 26, 2010||Taki's Magazine||Diversity Fatigue||Up to here with demographic
|August 11, 2010||Taki's Magazine||Not Counting Crackers||The new invisible man.|
|May 28, 2010||Taki's Magazine||The Loneliness of the Immigration Restrictionists||Legal immigration — the Tibet
of public policy.
|December 15, 2009||NRO||An Immigration Time-Out||Why aren't we even discussing it?|
|October 11-15, 2007||Jewcy.com||Where
should Jews stand
with Gideon Aronoff.
|October 2007||New English Review||An Arctic Alliance?||Coping with the demographic crunch.|
|July 9, 2007||NRO||The LostEden of Robert A. Heinlein||Things were .different in the fifties.|
|June 18, 2007||NRO||Marching on the Palace||Pitchforks vs. immigration reform.|
|June 11, 2007||NRO||R.i.P.||… to the Senate immigration bill.|
|May 25, 2007||NRO||Towards a White Minority||The demographic revolution.|
|April 16, 2007||NRO||Reflections on Race Week||The past week's news was race, race, race.|
|March 2007||New English Review||Please Go Fightfor My Country|
So I Can Take Your Job
|The refugee scam.|
|February 5, 2007||NRO||Out of Africa||The world's desperate poor.|
|January 2007||New English Review||Will the United States|
Survive Until 2022?
|Riffing on a theme by
a Soviet dissident.
|December 11, 2006||NRO||Libertarianism in One Country||Libertarians should emulate Stalin.|
|October 19, 2006||VDARE||The War Against White Trash||They're out to get us.|
|July 2006||New English Review||Robotics vs. Helotics||Mow your own lawn, or get a robot.|
|May 30, 2006||NRO||Path to What?||Citizenship? Feugh!|
|November 8, 2005||NRO||The Iron House||Their dream or ours?|
|June 18, 2004||NRO||Immigration: The Good, the Bad,
and the Ugly
|I attend a conference.|
|April 28, 2004||VDARE||A Neocon Gatecrashes VDARE||Who dares, wins.|
|April 20, 2004||NRO||Saudi Arabia or Japan?||Immigrants or robots?|
|January 26, 2004||NRO||Kill Yuppie Scum!||Neoliberalism at the end of its tether.|
|January 16, 2004||NRO||The Immigration Fiasco||Bush's amnesty proposal.|
|November 19, 2003||NRO||Not Enough of Us
|Why we are no good at imperialism.|
|June 10, 2003||NRO||The Great Syllogism||Affirmative action and illegal immigration
are both necessary.
|November 19, 2002||NRO||The National Question||What is an American, anyway?|
|November, 2002||The New Criterion||Yearning to be Liked||Anti-Americanism in the Third World.|
|August 28, 2002||NRO||Race in America||One step forward, two steps sideways.|
|May 28, 2002||NRO||The Great Attractor||The U.S.A. sucks 'em in.|
|April 23, 2002||NRO||Dual Citizen||I become an American.|
|April 11, 2002||NRO||The Labyrinths of Treason||What's to be done
with John Walker Lindh?
|February 12, 2002||NRO||In the Belly of the Beast||My INS interview.|
|November 20, 2001||NRO||Workin' at the INS Blues||The immigration mess.|
|November 5, 2001||National Review||Your Papers, Please||National ID card? Not for me.|
|October 9, 2001||NRO||Number Games||Losing the demographic war.|
|October 4, 2001||NRO||Draft As Needed||If the army needs Pashto-speakers,
|September 16, 2001||NRO||The Price of Citizenship||Mrs. D. becomes an American.|
|September 4, 2001||VDARE||Nice Guys Get Illegal Immigrants||Australians, for example.|
|September 4, 2001||NRO||Deconstructing W||President Bush on
|April 18, 2001||NRO||A Love Letter||Tearing up over the U.S.A..|
|October 19, 2000||NRO||How To Hinder Assimilation||Bringing kids up bilingual.|
|October 17, 2000||NRO||Who Are You Calling "Illegal"?||Hypocrisy on immigration scofflaws.|
|September 21, 2000||NRO||The Whining Minority||"Asian-American" acrivists
|January 2000||Chronicles||Thinking About Internment||Including my own.|