Author Archives: John Derbyshire

Wrong About the Right

The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, Corey Robin, Oxford University Press, 280 pages

Killing With Kindness

What’s Wrong With Benevolence: Happiness, Private Property, and the Limits of Enlightenment, David Stove, Encounter, 200 pages

Prole Tax

Tea Partiers revolt, but government still wins.

No Life on MARs

This latest populist revolt is not the rise of the Right.

How Radio Wrecks the Right

Limbaugh and company certainly entertain. But a steady diet of ideological comfort food is no substitute for hearty intellectual fare.

How Radio Wrecks the Right

Limbaugh and company certainly entertain. But a steady diet of ideological comfort food is no substitute for hearty intellectual fare.

Into Africa

Once as a colonial project, now as a moral playground, the ancient continent remains the object of Great Power maneuvering.

No Tolerance for Human Nature

Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance—And Why They Fall, Amy Chua, Doubleday; 432 pages

Better Dead Than Rude

Political correctness began as a reasonable adjustment of manners, but as an ideology, it corrupts language and dulls thought.

Not Your Father’s Conservatism

Well, Paul Weyrich and William Lind have certainly offered a comprehensive program. …

Minority Report

Dominant peoples and those who resent them

The Marx of the Anti-Semites

[The Culture of Critique, Kevin MacDonald, 1stBooks, 466 pages]