John Derbyshire

image of John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire is a novelist, pop-math author, reviewer, and opinion journalist, living with his wife and children on Long Island, New York.


Derbtown

Post-Zimmerman Fallout

Post-Zimmerman Fallout

July 18, 2013

Well, thank goodness that’s over. Some themes from the political and social

Derbtown

Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

July 11, 2013

Oops, I did it again. I’m so out of touch with the zeitgeist, I’m always

Derbtown

The Week’s Race News

The Week’s Race News

July 04, 2013

There’s been more than the usual amount. Some reflections. Zimmerman. “It’s

Derbtown

The Cold Civil War Grinds On

The Cold Civil War Grinds On

June 27, 2013

Back in January I drew some parallels between the Civil War whose 150th

Derbtown

The Man Who Blew the Lid off Maoism

The Man Who Blew the Lid off Maoism

June 20, 2013

I was slow on the uptake in understanding Chinese communism’s awfulness.

Derbtown

The Sexual Harassment Panic

The Sexual Harassment Panic

June 13, 2013

So there I was with my 17-year-old son, showing him how to change a wheel. I

Derbtown

A Requiem for Science

A Requiem for Science

June 06, 2013

As a science geek from way back—Andrade and Huxley were favorite childhood

Derbtown

Three’s a Charm

Three’s a Charm

May 30, 2013

Probably it’s just my simpleminded arithmomania, but years ending in the

Derbtown

Cultural Marxism Demands a Sacrifice

Cultural Marxism Demands a Sacrifice

May 23, 2013

It has been nearly a hundred years since Sir James Frazer completed his

Derbtown

Ideological Castration

Ideological Castration

May 16, 2013

People who live among words, books, and ideas, and who are scholars, or hobnob

Derbtown

The Incredible Talking Weiner

The Incredible Talking Weiner

May 09, 2013

I keep getting surprised by my own naïveté. The case here is that of Anthony

Derbtown

Where the Men Are

Where the Men Are

May 02, 2013

My favorite jailhouse sex scene is the one in The Longest Yard. Burt Reynolds

Derbtown

Boston Bombing Footnotes

Boston Bombing Footnotes

April 25, 2013

The Boston Marathon bombing story came garnished with an unusual number of

Derbtown

Why Isn’t Racism Cool?

Why Isn’t Racism Cool?

April 18, 2013

We all had a lot of fun at the American Renaissance bash the other weekend. A

Derbtown

Capitalism’s Champion

Capitalism’s Champion

April 11, 2013

Margaret Thatcher had some direct impact on my life in three ways that I can

Derbtown

Mankind’s Collective Personalities

Mankind’s Collective Personalities

March 28, 2013

Here is an old Soviet-era joke, from the subgenre in which dimwitted peasant

Derbtown

Genes and Smarts

Genes and Smarts

March 21, 2013

A couple of months ago here on Taki’s Mag I reviewed responses to geek website

Derbtown

Plus ça Change…

Plus ça Change…

March 14, 2013

Nelson Mandela is home from the hospital. The guy is 94 years old and not in

Derbtown

Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

March 07, 2013

It’s been three months: time for another potpourri of unrelated items.

Derbtown

Women Spoiling Men’s Fun

Women Spoiling Men’s Fun

February 28, 2013

The war between the sexes is fought on many fronts, some of them very far

Derbtown

The Book: An Elegy

The Book: An Elegy

February 21, 2013

I’m nine months out of chemotherapy and getting back up to speed now. I

Derbtown

Anti-Amnesty Talking Points

Anti-Amnesty Talking Points

February 14, 2013

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. As in days of old, business

Derbtown

Arriving Late to the HBD Party

Arriving Late to the HBD Party

February 07, 2013

An occasional point of discussion among us commentators on the dissident right

Derbtown

Spare a Thought for the Late Abandoners

Spare a Thought for the Late Abandoners

January 31, 2013

You’ve probably heard the phrase “early adopters” used for the first brave

Derbtown

One World, One Song

One World, One Song

January 24, 2013

Inauguration Day is a grand national spectacle, seen by the whole world! The

Derbtown

What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

January 17, 2013

Although not afflicted with a crippling deficiency of self-esteem, I once in a

Page 3 of 9 pages  < 1 2 3 4 5 >  Last ›