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.


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


Benjamin Franklin

Living Large No Longer

Apr 05 2017

Just as the 21st century has witnessed the paradox of the rhetoric of white privilege and the reality of white death, we"€™ve also seen increasing


Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

White Privilege vs. White Death

Mar 29 2017

Nobel-winning economist Angus Deaton and his wife, Anne Case, have released a new study, "€œMortality and Morbidity in the 21st Century,"€ enumerating how many unprivileged


Diversity Versus Debate

Mar 22 2017

The recent riot at Middlebury College by science denialists who put a woman professor in the hospital while attempting to do violence to Charles Murray


Fred Terman

“€œFrantic Yelling Ensued”€

Mar 15 2017

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) has noticed just how extremist today's respectable conventional wisdom has become. So King has been exercising a Trump-like knack for trolling


SPLC 2: The Search for More Money

Mar 08 2017

It was a bad week for the Southern Poverty Law Center, America's self-appointed witch-sniffers-in-chief. For decades, the SPLC, despite its comic history of money-grubbing and

Cultural Caviar

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

“€˜Get Out”€™? Get Your Money Back

Mar 01 2017

Get Out, a remarkably racist kill-the-white-people horror movie that makes Django Unchained seem like My Dinner With Andre, is the box office and critical smash


Owens Valley aqueduct

Undocumented Irrigation

Feb 22 2017

The ongoing Oroville Dam crisis has received modest national attention, in part because the press hasn"€™t figured out how to blame it on Trump. Moreover,


Edward Said

The Vengeance of Edward Said

Feb 15 2017

Contemporary white progressives cater to the most regressive tendencies of the various Others. Anybody who can get themselves classified as an official Other-American is today


Le Grand Remplacement

Feb 08 2017

Nobody seems to know exactly how fast France, the cultural heartland of the West over the past millennium, is being demographically transformed. But I have

Issue of the Century

Extended Stay America

Feb 01 2017

We"€™ve heard endless denunciations of the Trump administration's initial minor adjustments to immigration and refugee policy as violating the sacred civil right of foreigners to

Cultural Caviar

Tribal Counsel

Jan 25 2017

Remember the supermarket scene near the end of the Iraq War movie The Hurt Locker? Jeremy Renner plays an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician. After countless