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Conquest’s Second Law illustrated

(Scott Johnson) At least two of Robert Conquest’s Three Laws — set forth here by John Derbyshire — explain the political world much as Newton’s laws of thermodynamics explain the physical world. Conquest’s Second Law provides: “Any organization...Show More Summary

Former NRO's John Derbyshire Attacks Maya Angelou As 'Talentless,' 'Affirmative Action Mediocrity'

I've had my run ins with John Derbyshire, formerly with the NRO over the years. I debated him several times on Alan Colmes radio show and it was enlightening to say the least. He's a proud racist, a loud misogynist and overall whack job of the first degree. Show More Summary

Maya Angelou A ‘Talentless’ ‘Whining’ ‘Affirmative Action Mediocrity’ Says Derbyshire

Conservative writer John Derbyshire is not in mourning for the passing of Maya Angelou. Derbyshire sets up his post by declaring that “I always assume that any black person in a well-paid position is an Affirmative Action hire” and goes on to declare that Coates, Angelou, and for good measure Attorney General Eric Holder, are […]

Wednesday Evening Open Thread: Dream Big

The American Spectator's nightmare is my dream. pic.twitter.com/DC84UYUGqU — billmon (@billmon1) May 21, 2014 (And — look at the top left-hand corner — proud racist John Derbyshire is back!) Apart from dreaming of a better world (i.e., one where J-Darb gets to annoy nobody but his own offspring), what’s on the agenda for the evening? This space reserved for your ad.

On Friday’s Radio Show…

• A special two-hour Friday Night Free-For-All! Join us for the last two hours of our show for our special panel of pundits.  Guests include liberal blogger “The Rude Pundit,” conservative columnist and blogger, John Derbyshire, and comedian Joe Raiola.

John Derbyshire: GOP Should Become Party of White Ethnocentrism

Every cloud has a silver lining, amirite? Getting shitcanned from the National Review has freed John Derbyshire to let his inner crank bloom unimpeded. He's now "writing" for a white nationalist site: Making the Republican Party more inclusive is a big goal of center-right politicos these days. Show More Summary

Derbyshire: ‘Practically All Educated Black Americans…Are Communists’

John Derbyshire. formerly with the National Review until he expressed “views with which we’d never associate ourselves,” has stirred the pot again. Practically all educated black Americans, for example, are communists. And white conservatives are the only people in the U.S.A. trying to ‘transcend contentious racial issues.’ Everyone else is keenly exploiting them for group […]

Blue John Cavern in Derbyshire, United Kingdom

The Blue John Caverns in Derbyshire produce one of the scarcest minerals in the world and also offer a truly unique exploration experience. Far from the dank and dingy caves usually associated with mining, these limestone caverns have...Show More Summary

What’s the Difference Between Richard Cohen and John Derbyshire?

Tod Kelly argues that there's only one real difference: NRO was willing to part ways with Derbyshire for his embarrassingly offensive racism, while the Washington Post seems to be OK with Cohen's.

Unclear on the Concept

Victor Davis Hanson, in a National Review post oddly reminiscent of the piece that got John Derbyshire fired, consisting as it does largely of cross-generational warnings to avoid black people, offers the following: Had George Zimmerman been black, he would have been, statistically at least, more likely to have shot Trayvon Martin In fact, since…

On Wednesday’s Radio Show…

• Author John Shelby Spong talks about his book The Fourth Gospel, in which he claims the last gospel is not a literal account of the life of Jesus. • Columnist John Derbyshire defends his claim that women serving in combat roles are “outliers” will commit “hoaxes.”

John Derbyshire: Female Soldiers Are ‘Outliers’ Likely To Commit ‘Hoaxes’ About Sexual Assaults

The Derb has once again ruffled feathers. “They are eccentric and prone to behave eccentrically,” Derbyshire wrote. “As a designated victim group, they are especially susceptible to the associated pathologies, e.g., victim hoaxes for attention, spite, or cash reward.” But male soldiers, he argued, are responding to their “widespread, innate male urges” to kill people, [...]

Name calling

Q: I was listening to a podcast that included comments about the former National Review columnist John Derbyshire. One person pronounced the surname DAH-bi-shuh (like the English county) but two others pronounced it DAR-bee-shir. Any comment? A: The pronunciation of a personal name is up to the person who wears it. John Derbyshire, the former... ? Read More: Name calling

From The Archive: The First Hathos Alert

I wrote on June 20, 2001: John Derbyshire’s uncategorizable advice to his timid son is now up on National Review Online. Who else would encourage his offspring to fight back against a bully by bribing him with ice-cream and the words: “But I want to see the blood. Ice cream for blood.” The piece ends with the [...]

The Work Done by “Very Smart People”

We all rely on, and are duped by, very smart people. It happens all the time, and we can’t do otherwise. Let’s start with someone I think probably no one doubts is a bigot: John Derbyshire. Here he is talking about his avowed homophobia:...Show More Summary

Race Matters

For your holiday enjoyment: Victor Davis Hanson, The New Racial Derangement Syndrome John Derbyshire, White People are Pussies

Why Is a National Review Writer Calling Immigrants 'Wetbacks'? [National Review]

Everyone knows that conservative magazine National Review is not racist. Sure, it used to publish John "avoid concentrations of blacks" Derbyshire — but look at the sensitivity with which it's treated race in this column about how President Obama isn't really black and this all-white symposium on black unemployment. Show More Summary

National Review Contributor: ‘Most Of The World Worked Better In Colonial Times’

The National Review has repeatedly found itself in hot water over the past several months. In April, the conservative publication fired John Derbyshire for a “webzine” which crossed the line into outright racism. But the magazine’s editors continue to welcome contributions from white nationalist, and noted Islamophobe, David Yerushalmi, as well as anti-Muslim advocates Robert [...]

Toward A Politically Correct Conservatism

The National Review having parted with John Derbyshire for advising his children to adopt black…

National Review’s New Contributor: White Nationalist David Yerushalmi

Back in April, National Review finally parted ways with longtime contributor John Derbyshire after Derbyshire penned an especially racist piece advising non-black American parents on how to talk to their kids about black people. Explaining his decision to sever ties, editor Rich Lowry called Derbyshire’s piece “nasty and indefensible,” and wrote that Derbyshire: “is effectively [...]

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