Not actually this month. This blog post is from July 20th. I only just had it brought to my attention. As usual, I'm behind with these things. Was it not from self-awareness that I once wrote under the alias a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. The heading on the blog post is... Read More
I spent most of September in China, so The American Dream is Alive in China. Yeah, yeah, I thought: another puff piece from the ChiCom propaganda office. The internet's full of those. The genre is pinned at its most risible end by the contributions of "
Outrage of the week was surely the sentences handed down by Dwyer gave them four years each for defending themselves against antifa thugs who'd been waiting in the street for them after a Gavin McInnes event in October last year. Here's the laugh-out-loud paragraph, quote: "If they could have located them"? They were right there... Read More
• Monday, September 9th: Leaving New York. We fly Air China from New York to Peking, a single 13½-hour flight. There is no way an economy-class flight that long can be enjoyable, but Air China don't do anything to make it wor
The big news this week was Brexit—one manifestation of a trend now visible all over the Western world including the U.S.: cosmopolitans vs. communitarians. The story so far: Three years and two months ago the British people voted in a referendum to leave the European Union,
Britain is in crisis! A mighty national challenge looms! The nation's very sovereignty hangs in the balance! The populace is divided and confused. The political leadership is—as it usually is—an uninspiring clique of
June 8th marked the 70th anniversary of the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of the half-dozen greatest pieces of imaginative fiction the last century produced, and the most politically potent. My own feelings about the book are more personal than the average. For one thing I am the same age as the protagonist Winston Smith,... Read More
The real heart of current Democratic craziness, on plain display in the two debates among Democrat candidates for President this week: the topic of immigration. The candidates left us in no doubt that any enforcement of immigration laws—the people's laws, passed by Congress properly assembled, according to the Constitution—is inhumane and unacceptable. On this showing,... Read More
What better way to welcome summer than with a road trip? The Mrs and I closed out the month with a nine-day tour around Lake Ontario. Kind friends in upstate New York allowed us to use their house as a base camp. We drove up there from Long Island, stayed overnight with them, then headed... Read More
The Easter fire at Notre Dame in Paris was distressing, of course. I was a bit less distressed than the average, for reasons I expressed the 1939 versionof Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It's not actually clear to me why that should be. I was born too late to see the movie... Read More
Mid-March saw the atrocity in New Zealand, where his March 31st column. Whether the banning of Jared was a consequence of the New Zealand massacre—whether, that is, it was another opportunistic blow against moderate dissidence in the
You all know about the Never Trumpers—those neocons and Reaganites back in 2016 who told us Trump was utterly unsuited to be President by flaws of character and errors of policy. A few of the Never Trumpers have stayed true to that original spirit of seamless hostility to all things Trump. Most, though, have
In de-platforming news this week, Amazon is now no longer selling books that present a dissident perspective. The de-platforming here is not total, though you have to think that "not" should probably be "not yet." As of this morning, March 1st,
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.