Author Archives: Pechorin

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A Hero of Our Time

Diversity Comes to Africa

This is of the best youtube videos I’ve seen in a long time – imagining the immigration policy of white countries since the 1960s (in the US, since the 1965 immigration act) transposed onto black countries. Well done, whoever made … Continue reading

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Mencken on the trifunctional hypothesis and its connection with race

Mencken’s views on intelligence, as we began to see at the end of the last post, were based on a belief in the biological reality of caste, which he took from an overliteral and superficial reading of Nietzsche. In his … Continue reading

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H.L. Mencken on the Negro

While I like and even admire H.L Mencken, I do not respect him. Nor do I understand the often hysterical admiration he receives in certain quarters. He wrote well, and possessed an independent mind, but his poor character often led … Continue reading

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H.P. Lovecraft on the negro, with reference to the distinction between race and culture

H.P. Lovecraft’s views on race have long earned him notoriety as a bigot in politically correct circles. In fact they were rather nuanced, and seem to escape the refutation of “anti-racists” even today. Like most well informed men of his … Continue reading

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Women in the Laws of the Twelve Tables

The Twelve Tables are the famous (and famously fragmentary) early laws of Rome. They tend to be concise and not all that exciting – for example, they say that you can kill an intruder in your home at night, but … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt on Race

In Theodore Roosevelt we see the racial views of a 20th century president. We have seen the views of Jefferson, a man of the 18th and early 19th centuries, and of Lincoln, a man of the middle 19th. How will … Continue reading

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A Useful Site

I just happened on a very nice blog, Great Minds on Race. It should provide fodder for some more posts on the views of historical figures on race.

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