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Below is a list of the 20 reviews or opinion columns I have published most recently. Both print and internet pieces are included.

These are just convenience links to the items, which can also be found to by going to the Opinions or Reviews page and selecting the appropriate sub-category.

I used to make archive copies of all my pieces and post them here on my own website. Then during a long spell of illness in 2012 I got behind with archiving and never caught up. Nowadays most of the links here and at my Opinions and Reviews pages point to the web magazine where the piece was posted, e.g. to VDARE.com, not to the johnderbyshire.com archive copy.

There are some exceptions, mainly pieces that appeared only in print. In these cases there is a lapse of time before I archive a piece. That's just courtesy to editors, who want people to buy their magazines, not read my website. A one-month lapse is typical. For that month I just archive a "teaser," i.e. first couple of paragraphs.

[Note added May, 2013:  Twenty turned out not to be the ideal number. I just let the entries accumulate for a year or two there, but it got out of hand. The next experiment will be to try to hold the line at "last three months." Let's see how that goes.]


Date Place Title Topic
December 16, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
December 2014 Academic Questions Kitchen Timers and Calculus Review of Barbara Oakley's A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
December 11, 2014 Taki's Magazine Derbyshire's Desert Island Eight songs, a book, and a luxury.
December 6, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
December 4, 2014 Taki's Magazine The Impotent Eagle We can't do anything.
December 2, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
Fall 2014 Claremont Review of Books Every Day in Every Way Review of Unleashing the Second American Century: Four Forces for Economic Dominance by Joel Kurtzman and America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century — Why America's Greatest Days Are Yet To Come by James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus
November 27, 2014 Taki's Magazine No Exit There's no solution to the race problem. We're stuck with it.
November 25, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
November 20, 2014 Taki's Magazine Ike the Ringer Review of Paul Johnson's Eisenhower: A Life
November 19, 2014 VDARE Did The American People Just Clear Their Throat? Or is beer still best?
November 18, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
November 13, 2014 VDARE New York City Under a Minority Occupation Government The de Blasio follies.
November 13, 2014 Taki's Magazine The Scariest Science Reflections on medicine.
November 11, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
November 6, 2014 VDARE Kicking The Stone: The Hard Reality of Race Relations Review of Face to Face with Race, edited by Jared Taylor
November 6, 2014 Taki's Magazine Decline of a Great Newspaper The Left takes the Daily Telegraph.
November 4, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
October 30, 2014 Taki's Magazine A Penny for Your Thoughts Although they probably aren't worth it.
October 28, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
October 23, 2014 VDARE Opera Notes Tolerance, Multiculturalism, Immigration — And Toreadors
October 23, 2014 Taki's Magazine The Optimistic Column Always look on the bright side.
October 21, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
October 16, 2014 VDARE Muslims to the Rescue? Ebola And The Can't-Do Nation
October 16, 2014 Taki's Magazine Raise the Drawbridge! A vote for Fortress America.
October 11, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
October 9, 2014 VDARE State versus Nation Down Under Review of Frank Salter's The War on Human Nature in Australia's Political Culture: Collected Essays
October 9, 2014 Taki's Magazine The Quarterly Potpourri Zero shades of gray
Forgetting how to hate
For the Engineer in Your Soul
Daemonical Hints of Truth
No hiding place
October 4, 2014 VDARE Hungary, France, And Britain: "Putinism," Patriotism, And Populism Mixed news from across the Pond.
October 4, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
October 2, 2014 Taki's Magazine The Great Circle of Despots Hong Kong, in long historical perspective.
September 27, 2014 Taki's Magazine Radio Derb (transcript) The week's news.
September 25, 2014 VDARE Debunking a Diversity "Theorem" and Fixing New York City Schools Math, diversity, and my new kitchen table.
September 25, 2014 Taki's Magazine Four Billion Africans Future population trends.