Three Big Questions After Charlottesville

Future historians may view the Unite the Right event in Charlottesville as a turning point for the alt-right and the race-realist movement in America.

Before Charlottesville, many of us believed that the government—bound by the First Amendment—would respect our free speech, even if private corporations would fire and blacklist any employee who takes our side.

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Unite the Right: Who Got It Right?

If you get your news from NBC, this is what you learned about yesterday’s Unite the Right rally: “Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Violence Prompts State of Emergency.” That’s right: The problem was white nationalist violence. It was as if the demonstrators had behaved just like Black Lives Matter or masked antifa: looting, burning, stopping traffic, and roughing up bystanders. Of course, what caused the violence was hostile counter-demonstrators, many of them wearing helmets and carrying shields. If they had not been there, there would have been no violence, and the rally would have taken place as planned.

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Race, Crime, and Loathing in Minnesota

Paul Kersey recently called to my attention some statistics on race and crime from the Minneapolis Police Department that cover the period 2009 to 2014. Every table explains that “Victim race is determined by reporting officer, suspect race in determined by the crime victim, arrestee race is determined by arresting officer.”

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Tough Guys, Honest Opinions

Most readers in the 1920s thought that detective fiction meant cozy drawing rooms, antique dueling pistols, and the cool fields of England. It belonged mostly to female writers such as Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers. These women all came from comfortable middle-class backgrounds. Sayers herself doubled as an academic who translated Dante’s Divine Comedy into English during the height of her fiction career.

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Race Realism has a Past. Does Race Denialism Have a Future?

With all the chatter about the Alt Right that came up in last year’s election season, Jared Taylor has been doing some interviews recently.  The interviewer—this one, for example—generally opens by asking: “What is your organization, this American Renaissance, all about?  What do you stand for?”

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