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.

Cultural Caviar

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates: “All Is Fog”

Oct 25 2017

Which trait most accounts for the spectacular career of Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic’s race blogger–turned–intellectual superstar? Coates, widely assumed to be America’s foremost public thinker,

Cultural Caviar

Robert Blake

The Overlord of Oscar Bait

Oct 18 2017

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was a celebrated figure during the (perhaps now finally concluded) Bill and Hillary Era. In particular, he was the central string-puller

Cultural Caviar

‘Blade Runner 2049’: A Mexican in Los Angeles

Oct 11 2017

Blade Runner 2049 is a remarkably faithful sequel/tribute to the old noir science-fiction cult film. Although set in Los Angeles’ snowy summer of 2049, thirty


The Mess Before Maria

Oct 04 2017

Puerto Rico is a test case of whether nationalism is as dispensable as the heightening conventional wisdom assumes. Puerto Rico possesses many of the attributes


Tackling Race

Sep 27 2017

As you may have noticed, football and crime are in the news at the moment. Some National Football League players are supporting Black Lives Matter—the

Cultural Caviar

Emerson Hall, Harvard University

Not Affirmative Enough

Sep 20 2017

Affirmative action privileges for blacks and (to a lesser extent) Hispanics have been a near-universal feature of college admissions for what is now approaching a

Cultural Caviar

Jerry Pournelle

In Memoriam: Jerry Pournelle

Sep 13 2017

My friend Jerry Pournelle has died at age 84. Jerry was the embodiment of a famous quote by his mentor in the science-fiction business, Robert

Cultural Caviar

Rough Diamond

Sep 06 2017

This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the odder best-sellers of the 1990s, polymath Jared Diamond’s ambitiously entitled but rather dry Guns, Germs,

Cultural Caviar

Anne and Susan Wojcicki

A Tale of Two Sisters

Aug 30 2017

Much of the mania of the moment stems from a growing crisis of faith among elites over how much longer they can expect the ideological


Boston, Massachusetts

War of the Classes

Aug 23 2017

Francis Fukuyama hypothesized the ending of history, but he failed to foresee the increasingly popular practice of the mending of history to delegitimize the right

Cultural Caviar

University of Virginia, Charlottsville

Carved Upon the Landscape

Aug 16 2017

Why the ever-increasing hatred for America’s past? You might think that, on the whole, American history is, relative to world history, fairly impressive and heartening.


The Trillion-Dollar Question

Aug 09 2017

Back in March, I asked in my Taki’s Magazine column “Diversity Versus Debate”: Does the increasing campus hysteria and antirationality portend bad news for Silicon

Cultural Caviar

Riot Acting

Aug 02 2017

The key moment in the self-destruction of the once great American city of Detroit over the past half century can be dated precisely to July


Nolan’s Finest Hour

Jul 26 2017

Back in 2014, I ended my Taki's review of Christopher Nolan's ambitious but imperfect Interstellar by suggesting that his blockbuster-every-two-years schedule was too rapid even

Issue of the Century

The Zeroth Amendment

Jul 19 2017

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.

Issue of the Century

The Case for Continentalism

Jul 12 2017

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


Haul of Injustice

Jul 05 2017

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


Alma Mater Blotter

Jun 28 2017

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,

Cultural Caviar

Afghanistan, Then and Now

Jun 21 2017

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.


The Secret History of the 21st Century

Jun 14 2017

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

Cultural Caviar

What if Charles Murray Is Right?

Jun 07 2017

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 Best Defense is a Good Offense

May 31 2017

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


Laurence Olivier

Who’s Afraid of Whom?

May 24 2017

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

Cultural Caviar

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University

Dumb and Dumber

May 03 2017

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


More Hysterics on Campus

Apr 26 2017

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

Cultural Caviar

Hogwarts School

Hogwash 101

Apr 19 2017

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