About John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire is a columnist for National Review. His most recent book is Unknown Quantity, a history of algebra, published by Joseph Henry Press in May 2006.

Good for America? Good for Jews? Good for the Whole World?

By October 15, 2007

From: John Derbyshire To: Gideon Aronoff Subject: Good for Jews? Good for America? Good for Everyone?? Gideon, I don't think I shall get anywhere arguing scriptural interpretation with you. Are Jews at large driven by the calculating ethnocentrism described by … Read More

Why Such Colossal Favoritism Toward Mexicans?

Why Such Colossal Favoritism Toward Mexicans?
By October 12, 2007

From: John Derbyshire To: Gideon Aronoff Subject: Pardon my goyish skepticism, but… Gideon, Every statement of immigration restrictionism should begin with the observation that British restrictionist Enoch Powell took pains to include in all his speeches on the topic: Numbers … Read More

Where Should Jews Stand On Immigration?

Where Should Jews Stand On Immigration?
By October 11, 2007

John Derbyshire is a columnist for the National Review, a critic of mass immigration into the US, and has publicly described himself as Jewcy's "shabbos goy." Gideon Aronoff is the head of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the zeyde of … Read More

Movable Snipe: Male Gay Death Bed, More Johnson, More Gissing, and Zionism

Movable Snipe: Male Gay Death Bed, More Johnson, More Gissing, and Zionism
By March 8, 2007

Daphne, You have “so many gay male friends”? Really? As Lady Bracknell said: “We obviously move in completely different circles.” I only have one gay male acquaintance, and he’s been living in France for several years. He is the world’s … Read More

Movable Snipe: Human Nature, Zichrono livracha, Illegals, and Rudy

Movable Snipe: Human Nature, Zichrono livracha, Illegals, and Rudy
By March 8, 2007

To: Daphne Merkin From: John Derbyshire Subject: Human Nature, Zichrono livracha, Illegals, and Rudy Daphne, I’ll admit, I’m confused.  I want to do a proper (say 5,000 words) response to yours of yesterday, but we’re actually supposed to be discussing … Read More

Movable Snipe: Coulter, Lolitas, and Waugh

Movable Snipe: Coulter, Lolitas, and Waugh
By March 6, 2007

To: Daphne Merkin From: John Derbyshire Subject: Coulter, Lolitas, and Waugh Dear Daphne, Coultergate! For heavens’ sake, it was just Ann being Ann. What a fighter the gal is, though! I saw her on Hannity & Colmes last night, totally … Read More

War-Winning, Disease-Curing, And Life-Improving

By March 1, 2007

From: John Derbyshire To: Joey Kurtzman Subject: I wish a Jew had written these books You bet. Though since I broke the bank previously, and am thereby presumably the cause of our moderator bringing down the guillotine, I’ll keep it … Read More

A Black and a Chinaman Walk Into a Bar…

By March 1, 2007

From: John Derbyshire To: Joey Kurtzman Subject: A favorable review of MacDonald would be professional death Thanks, Joey. Now look: We can’t agree too much, or the whole debate will peter out. Was that really 4,000 words? Good grief! So … Read More