Monthly Archives: May 2012

One Way to Increase Beauty

Mr. Winwood Reade informs me that the Jollofs, a tribe of negroes on the west coast of Africa, “are remarkable for their uniformly fine appearance.” A friend of his asked one of these men, “How is it that every one … Continue reading

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In Search of the Rational Anti-Racist, part 3: Voltaire

Voltaire was a firm believer in racial differences in intelligence. Specifically, he believed that negroes were less intelligent than other races: [Negroes’] round eyes, their flat nose, their large lips, their differently shaped ears, the wool of their heads, the … Continue reading

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Memorial for Claudia

The following is an inscription from a humble Roman tomb of the second century before Christ. Friend, I have not much to say; stop and read it. This tomb, which is not fair, is for a fair woman. Her parents … Continue reading

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In Search of the Rational Anti-Racist, part 2: Montesquieu

Montesquieu, unlike Hume and Kant, was a defender of slavery – of so it appears: Were I to vindicate our right to make slaves of the negroes, these should be my arguments: The Europeans, having extirpated the Americans, were obliged … Continue reading

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Upbringing

I pointed put a while ago that helicopter parenting was creating betas. Further demasculinization comes from the absurd restrictions we put on children’s play – games with no violence, no blood, no pain, no losers, no competition, no independence, no … Continue reading

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In Search of a Rational Anti-Racist, part 1: Greek Doctors, Arabs, and Early Modern Philosophers

A while ago, I was irritated enough by the Derbyshire affair that I decided to start writing about race. There are many other fine blogs writing on this topic, so I’d like to something different, and rather than focusing on … Continue reading

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Bubbles, then and now

A satire of the tulip mania, painted by Jan Brueghel the younger. It could also be taken to represent our financial elite, were it not for the fact that our monkeys got themselves a bailout.

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