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
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
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
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
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
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
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.