Steve Sailer

Steve Sailer

Steve Sailer is a journalist, columnist for, and founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute, which runs the invitation-only Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals. Steve blogs regularly at isteve and has recently published his first book, America's Half-Blood Prince: Barack Obama's Story of Race and Inheritance.


Truth or Trope?

Mar 13 2019

Once again, 2019 headlines appear contrived to vindicate my old ideas. For instance, last week’s amusing face-off between freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, leader of the

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LARPing Hate

Mar 06 2019

Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left Is Selling a Fake Race War is a timely and witty new book from Wilfred Reilly, a youngish black

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The 21 Club

Feb 27 2019

When the national press trumpets its tales of white hate crimes, are the underlying realities more likely to turn out to be genuine examples of

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Fake Noose!

Feb 20 2019

You can call it Sailer’s Boast: Whenever there is some remarkably dumb development flabbergasting the respectable pundits, I’ve no doubt explained the entire phenomenon years

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Rep. Ilhan Omar

The Emperor’s New Clout

Feb 13 2019

While our society’s growing hate hysteria against straight white men may seem a bit demented, it is actually a logical requirement of the fundamental strategy

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The Allure of Protective Stupidity

Feb 06 2019

The most important aspect of the Grievance Studies hoax—in which three writers duped supposedly scholarly gender and race journals with absurd papers such as “Human

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The Scramble for America

Jan 30 2019

The Scramble for Africa became possible when Europeans began to use quinine to lessen the ferocious toll that malaria took upon whites. Before the later

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Identity Stalinism

Jan 23 2019

The media’s latest Days of Rage, in which a white boy drove the national press into a frenzy by smiling at the leftist Person of

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Santa Monica, CA

The High Price of Affordable L.A.

Jan 16 2019

With my hometown of Los Angeles coming back into fashion again, it’s worth wondering whether some of its traditional problems are fixable. Or do urban-planning

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The Fundamental Constant of Sociology

Jan 09 2019

With the perennial race-IQ controversy back in the news, due to The New York Times attempting to put the boot in on 90-year-old Nobelist James

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Christian Bale

‘Anchorman’ Without Laughs

Jan 02 2019

Vice stars Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan’s Batman, in an eerily impeccable impersonation of former vice president Dick Cheney. Amy Adams is forceful as the veep’s

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Negotiating the Curve

Dec 26 2018

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a prodigious intellectual who has managed to build a significant following with his books on investing and “tail risk,” such as

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The Unhappiness Explosion

Dec 19 2018

The prestige of the intersectional is pushing respectable opinion in anti-science directions, as seen in the resurgent prestige of astrology and witchcraft. Granted, perhaps it

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LeBron James

Reality Check

Dec 12 2018

The end of the year always brings a plethora of “Best of...” rankings in the press, which, to be honest, tend to be prefab junk


State of the Art

Dec 05 2018

A new study in Science, “Quantifying reputation and success in art,” documents that in the contemporary art world, it’s less a matter of what you

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Tucker’s Treatise

Nov 28 2018

Shortly after this month’s election, an Antifa mob descended upon the Washington, D.C., home of Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, his wife, and their four

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Judge Reinhold

Bitter Asian Man

Nov 21 2018

Diversity is supposed to be “our strength,” but the interracial romance marketplace generates much resentment among those groups, such as black women and East Asian

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Killing Time With the Coen Brothers

Nov 14 2018

The Coen brothers’ eighteenth movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, might be their whitest yet, despite Mrs. Joel Coen, Frances McDormand, having devoted her Best

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Freddy Mercury

Homo Superior

Nov 07 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody is a crowd-pleasing biopic about the life and sadly early death of Queen’s singer Freddie Mercury (1946–1991) that subversively depicts the roots of

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‘First Man’: A Hair-Raising Series of Crises

Oct 24 2018

Is First Man, Damien Chazelle’s moody and moving biopic featuring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong, anti-American for not having a flag in it? Actually,

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Revisiting the Classics

Oct 17 2018

One of the more curious books of 2018 is Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age by Donna Zuckerberg. She

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2013: A Race Odyssey

Oct 10 2018

With the spectacular failure of clinical psychologist Dr. Prof. Christine Blasey Ford’s vague charges against Brett Kavanaugh to elicit any corroborating evidence, moral psychologist Jonathan

Lit Crit

The Success of Israeli Nationalism

Oct 03 2018

Israel is one of the intellectually freer nations, which helps explain how an Israeli political philosopher, Yoram Hazony, has suddenly established himself as perhaps the

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Royce Hall, UCLA

Delusion on Campus

Sep 26 2018

In her new book The Diversity Delusion, Heather Mac Donald takes on identity politics far more forthrightly than Francis Fukuyama dared to in his new

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Diversity vs. Dignity

Sep 19 2018

Do identity politics truly represent “the demand for dignity,” as centrist political philosopher Francis Fukuyama asserts in the subtitle of his new book, Identity: The


The Wisdom of Dan Quayle

Sep 12 2018

The most overlooked cause of the economic crash of ten years ago this Saturday is modern America’s most sacred value, diversity. As far as I