John Derbyshire

Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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Bartlett’s Quotations

Thanks, J.J. — and thanks for the Hillsdale invite, it was great fun. I mis-spoke when talking to the Collegian reporter, though. I wouldn’t go as far as Bob Bartley, and say “betrayal” of conservatism. I ...

Hillsdale College Sticks By Rush

I’m just packing up for the plane home after three days at Hillsdale College here in Michigan. I’ve had a simply marvelous time as a guest of the college, met some old ...

A Busy Canadian Guy

A pal currently resident in The Friendly Giant to Our North alerts me to this, from the Ottawa Citizen: The law that anyone born in Canada is automatically Canadian is an “outdated” ...

Weren’t They Listening?

Radio Derb endorsed Michael Prokhorov for the Russian presidency last week. Odds are we’ll be looking at a Putin victory on Sunday. In the unlikely event he doesn’t break 50 percent, ...

You Should Be Paying For Our Sex Lives

This beats all. HotAir reports: At a hearing of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee yesterday, a single witness — Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke — told sympathetic policy-makers ...

Re: Travesty in New Jersey

Tom over at Radio Free New Jersey gives some local political background to the Dharun Ravi prosecution. Government in Middlesex country doesn’t belong to the people there. It hasn’t for a long time — ...

Are There Ruling Classes?

Charles Murray’s new book has been generating a lot of commentary. Some of the best has come from Britain: not very surprising, since the book’s subject is class, which the Brits have been ...

Scientific Anniversaries

A couple of notable scientific anniversaries this year: The Michelson-Morley experiment, the decisive one, was conducted in the spring and summer of 1887, just 125 years ago this year. By any ...