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.

Issue of the Century

The Zeroth Amendment

A little-known survey revealed the single most decisive reason Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton: White Democrats have drifted into ideological extremism over not regulating immigration. By way of background, a general problem in political ...

Issue of the Century

The Case for Continentalism

Remarkably, European solidarity, once the progressive cause par excellence, is increasingly viewed as hateful racism, as suggested by the conventional wisdom's berserk reaction to President Trump's speech last week in Warsaw in praise of the people ...


Haul of Injustice

Peonage, in which workers are bound to their jobs by debts to their employers, is a traditional curse of Latin American cultures. Perhaps inevitably, as the United States merges demographically with Mexico, Latin-style economic arrangements have ...


Alma Mater Blotter

What's the worst college in America in terms of taking in kids from rich families and turning out young adults who, despite all their privileges, still won"€™t earn very much? By one way of counting, the biggest loser is Middlebury College in the ...


Afghanistan, Then and Now

With America's 16-year-old war in Afghanistan back in the news as Defense Secretary James Mattis hints that he"€™ll be sending in perhaps 4,000 more U.S. troops, Brad Pitt's new movie on Netflix, War Machine, could be of interest. Pitt plays a ...


The Secret History of the 21st Century

The insightful blogger who goes by the moniker Spotted Toad has created a series of charts explaining the 2016 Electoral College results as a result of average home price in each state. The pattern is much the same as it has been in every election ...


What if Charles Murray Is Right?

The extraordinary decline in the cost of sequencing a whole human genome, from $10 million in 2008 to $1,400 by late 2015, means that in the coming years science will almost certainly be able to answer the Charles Murray question: Are some of the ...


The Best Defense is a Good Offense

What if Charles Murray is right? What if some of the various racial gaps in cognitive performance are due to genetics? Would that be the end of the world? It is considered appropriate to hyperventilate as if you believe so. On the other hand, what ...

Laurence Olivier


Who’s Afraid of Whom?

Increasingly, social-grievance jihadis are getting themselves worked up over casting decisions in movies, TV shows, plays, and even operas, labeling anything they disapprove of as "€œwhitewashing."€ Granted, the number of beneficiaries of ...

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University


Dumb and Dumber

Are campus leftists getting dumber? It sure seems that way. For example, a black activist stabbed four students yesterday at the University of Texas, murdering one. That's just kind of vile and moronic. The trend is the reverse of a half century ...


More Hysterics on Campus

Lately, American higher education is notoriously prone to tantrums. Two more academic meltdowns last week raise connected questions: First, are scholars allowed to suggest any explanation for racial disparities other than that White People Are ...

Hogwarts School

The Untold Story

Hogwash 101

American academia markets itself as progressive if not downright radical. For example, here's a self-description by an assistant professor of Critical Identity Studies at Beloit College: She intervenes in popular visual media like reality ...

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