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.

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Jared Diamond

The Hunt for the Great White Male

May 22 2019

Jared Diamond, who became a famous public intellectual when his 1997 best-seller Guns, Germs, and Steel was widely proclaimed to have refuted The Bell Curve

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Adam Sandler

Flight From White

May 15 2019

James Holzhauer has won 22 straight games on Jeopardy! Meanwhile, baseball slugger Christian Yelich is leading the National League with 16 homers. What do they

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The Wisdom of Spotted Toad

May 08 2019

The good old days of blogging when just about any blogger could, at least until he ran out of ideas, be somebody has come and

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Hadrian's Wall

Barriers Against Barbarism

May 01 2019

One of the most fashionable manifestations of Trump derangement syndrome—the assumption that Walls Never Work—is crushingly debunked in historian David Frye’s eye-opening history of 4,000

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Notre Dame

The Embers of History

Apr 24 2019

Last week’s fire in the world’s most famous Gothic cathedral, Notre-Dame de Paris, reminds us of the increasingly awkward political issue posed by the immense

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Apr 10 2019

Why is discrimination against the short considered not only tolerable, but also amusing? In an era constantly on the lookout for prejudices to denounce, this

Crime and Punishment

Dept. of Justice, Washington D.C.

Hate-Based Faith

Apr 03 2019

The recent upsurge among white liberals of their quasi-religious belief that racial differences in average behavior can’t possibly be real—“the Great Awokening”—is on a collision

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SPLC Headquarters, Montgomery, AL

Morris Dees’ Mesoaggressions

Mar 27 2019

It was a bad week for polite society’s most respectable conspiracy theories, with the debunking of the Trump-Putin collusion allegation and more implosions among the

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Bernie vs. Ta-Nehisi

Mar 20 2019

The Democratic 2020 race is shaping up into a battle between Bernie Sanders’ new Old Left and those candidates, such as Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris,


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