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on September 1, 2011
I am not the sort of person you'd think would be touting such a book. I am a child of Holocaust survivors, I have a Ph.D. in social science from Berkeley and subsequently taught in Berkeley's Graduate School, I am a moderate Democrat--strongly in favor of equal opportunity, against unfair treatment of people of any race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. And I host a show on an NPR affiliate in San Francisco. Indeed, I have been threatened to be kicked off the air for having had the author of this book on my show (twice.) But I will continue to have him on and strongly recommend this book that the politically correct will relentlessly excoriate UNFAIRLY.

This book uses a wealth of good evidence and the quality reasoning one would expect from the Yale graduate the author is. The quantity and quality of that evidence far exceeds that of most of the endless torrent of diversity-celebratory books published by prestigious publishers. Taylor uses that evidence to compellingly argue that:

-- diversity is NOT a strength
-- Eurocentric culture IS worth saving. Yet whites, educated by colleges and the media to feel they must step aside, are, without a shot being fired, surrendering the U.S. to a Black-and-Latino-centric culture. Such a culture, as Taylor's evidence so strongly indicates, is not one that gives one confidence about America's future. After all, I cannot find one Black- or Latino-centric nation among the world's 200 that inspires confidence that the world will be better when whites step aside.

I also want to mention that in Jared Taylor's book and in his other writings, it's clear that he is not some xenophobe who disparages all non-Whites. He's as quick to praise Asians' culture and accomplishments as he is to express concern about Black and Latino cultures.

He's also restrained and measured, a role model for how we all should be. He writes based on thoughtful reflection, not impulsive, near-religious irrationality, as do so many of diversity's True Believers.

I only wish that Jared Taylor would be invited into the national conversation about race and about immigration that this country desperately needs but is too afraid to have. Alas, that's particularly unlikely in light of our media being too brainwashed by their overwhelmingly leftist social science professors, and without the counterbalance of much real-world experience, to assert anything but "Diversity is our greatest strength."
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Three virtues of the white race are self-restraint, focus, and deferred gratification. Jared Taylor has written a tremendously focused book. His objective is to present overwhelming amounts of anecdotal evidence to support his major contentions, which are:
* Integration has failed - nobody wants it, Black, White or other
* Diversity is not strength - it undermines most of society
* Blacks and Hispanics, and recently Asians as well, relentlessly promote their own racial agendas
* Even to talk about the interests of White people is anathema. We muzzle ourselves, and every other racial group shouts us down endlessly, and with impunity
* The situation is getting worse as the White majority inexorably shrinks

Taylor's style is to overwhelm the reader with citations from news sources, books, and other historical references. He easily convinces the reader that his evidence is not isolated and anecdotal, but rather, that it represents the actual situation in today's America. He has 50 pages of dense endnotes, by my count an average of 40 citations per page. A disbeliever could not refute the evidence, however they might disagree with the conclusion.

Taylor has previously argued from statistics. In "The Color of Crime" he presented FBI statistics on the identities of perpetrators and victims of crime. In this book he cites statistics gathered by others, but does not go into how those statistics were developed. The statistics all skew the same way. Blacks generally compiled the worst records for everything: school performance, poverty, crime, incarceration, teen pregnancies and so on, with Hispanics running a close second and occasionally exceeding the Blacks. American Indians, where statistics are available, fall in with the Blacks and Hispanics. Whites do significantly better in all categories. For instance, approximately 20% as much crime, 40% more income, four grade levels better in academic performance upon graduation. Asians exceed whites in almost all categories, especially notably in their low rates of criminality. Taylor's does not split Jews out from whites in general. Those who do generally show Jews to exceed Asians in most categories.

Taylor repeatedly pounds home the point that the races differ in temperament, and do not want to mix. Perhaps hoping someday to find a mainstream publisher, he does not investigate why this might be so. Though not exactly for those points, he cites two authors whose research has delved into these uncomfortable questions. Tatu Vanhanen is a Finnish psychometrician and co-author of "IQ and the Wealth of Nations" which centers on a statistical regression of average intelligence by nation with average income by nation. He finds the correlation to be highly significant: countries with smarter people make more money. His co-author, Richard Lynn, went on to write the unambiguously titled "Race and Intelligence," which pursues the same thesis within societies.

The second major author whom he cites is Philippe Rushton, who has investigated some systematic differences in temperaments among peoples. Whereas Taylor notes, rather without comment, that Blacks enjoy high self-esteem, Rushton delves into differences in blood chemistry, dopamine, and other such explanations.

Taylor talks at length about the amount of money - trillions of dollars - that has been spent attempting to lessen the "Black/White achievement gap" over the past 50 years, and the fact that it has had no measurable impact. Similar expenditures have been stubbornly unable to reduce self-segregation in neighborhoods, self-segregation on university campuses, incarceration rates or anything else to which it has been applied. Occam's razor suggests that the simplest explanation of a phenomenon is the best, and in this case, the evidence is overwhelming that there are unbridgeable differences between the races. Let it be! However, that goes against Diversity, which is one of the fundamental tenants of this age's secular dogma. I note with irony that even our churches, as segregated as they allow themselves to be, invariably preach a good line of diversity.

Taylor's last chapter is entitled "The Crisis We Face." You would hope that he offered a prescription, but he does not. I will offer my own in the next couple of paragraphs.

The United States is going to become a heavily pluralistic society. Perhaps Brazil offers the best model for our future. Whites and a surprising number of Japanese immigrants form a pocket of affluence from San Paulo southwards. They live in a sea of poverty and crime, and have to insulate themselves with walled communities, helicopter commutes, private schools and all of the other apparatus of a besieged minority. Nonetheless they survive, and they are responsible for Brazil's current affluence. Whites/Jews and Asians will continue to drive the engine of American financial success even as we are pushed into minority status. But we will not retain political control, and will continue to exist at the sufferance of the Blacks and Mexicans.

A major problem which Taylor does not address is our lack of fertility. He cites one stark statistic. White people make up 17% of the world's population but only 7% of its births. This is a recipe for self extinction, brought on by our own culture much more than anything the minorities have visited on us. We need a radical change of mindset, perhaps religious faith. Rather than waiting until such moment as our government leaves families enough money that we can be confident we can afford children, we should do as every other group does, have children and then figure out how to take care of them. Looking back at our own experience, a little adversity seems to have been beneficial to the children of the greatest generation. Let's not worry about it.

Lastly, I propose that we treasure the few uncontaminated reservoirs of whiteness. Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are so politically and economically backwards that not even Africans want to come here. Writing from Kiev, I will add that the Ukrainians don't want them, and are just thuggish enough to rough them up occasionally on the streets when they do appear. Rather like a white boy on Calle Ocho. These terrible governments cannot last, and once these intelligent populations achieve some economic freedom, we can expect to see what economists call "convergence" by which process the gross national product rises to reflect average national productivity. Smart people naturally tend to grow rich; wealth has been repressed by catastrophic politics in this part of the world.

My expectation is that the Slavic countries, as well as Iceland, Finland, Georgia and a few other outliers will conclude that diversity is no virtue and keep themselves ethnically fairly pure. I have a choice of where to raise my kid, and I am betting on Ukraine. He will grow up feeling at home in his own country. Adios, Americanos.
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on August 24, 2016
As another reviewer wrote, this is one of the most important books I have ever read. Jared Taylor is one of the few voices of sanity in an utterly insane world. The book is meticulously documented, citing hundreds of news and journal articles, to make the case that, among other things, diversity is not a strength. It is not possible for any white person, who is not committed to white genocide, to read this book and disagree with Taylor. Occasionally, the writing is a bit stale and reads like a very long list of examples to prove his points, but this is also an effective way to make his points, as so many of the examples are mind-blowing. The last section of the last chapter is where Taylor sums it all up, so I will simply quote the first and last paragraphs of that and let any interested person read the book for him/herself to judge if he proved his case.
"This book will have been a success if at least a few readers have become open to the possibility that the following statements are true: People of all races generally prefer the company of people like themselves. Racial diversity is a source of conflict, not strength. Non-whites, especially blacks and Hispanics, nurture a strong sense of racial pride and solidarity. Whites have little sense of racial solidarity, and most whites strongly condemn any signs of it. Immigration from non-European countries is changing the United States in profound ways, many of which whites find disagreeable. To the extent that these statements are true, they have serious implications both for the country as a whole and for whites as a group….
The demographic forces we have set in motion have created conditions that are inherently unstable and potentially violent. All other groups are growing in numbers and have a vivid racial identity. Only whites have no racial identity, are constantly on the defensive and constantly in retreat. They have a choice: regain a sense of identity and the resolve to maintain their numbers, their traditions, and their way of life – or face oblivion."
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on January 17, 2015
This is an excellent expose' on race relations in America and what the future holds for our country in this critical area. Thoroughly researched and well documented, the author presents a solid and realistic case for the dangers of, and over simplification of, a society that thinks diversity and multi-culturalism are the answer to the problems of our country. It took a lot of courage for the author to point out the dangers of ever expanding immigration that tears down the fabric of America and continues to blame the white race for its problems. I applaud the message that America has been a magnet of success that attracts people of other cultures but there must be a limit to accommodating a myriad of cultures, particularly when many of the people of those cultures have no intention of assimilating into our country. A controversial topic that will evoke mixed responses, I am glad Mr. Taylor undertook this riveting topic. I hope everyone will approach the book with an open mind and realize this is a subject that had to be addressed head on. The author should be proud of this monumental and timely work.
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on May 24, 2011
Even if you disagree with Taylor's message, it's pretty hard to argue about the content delivered here. The list of ethnic interest's groups growing hostility towards whites, treating whites like an 'enemy' is sobering and undeniable. The referenced quotes and extractions by many of our so called elite reveals a fairly blatant attempt to 'elect a new people' and marginalize ethnic whites. Taylor provides a healthy amount of footnotes and references to back his claims (something he notes, those who say diversity is wonderful never do).

He categorically lists what is now common place behavior - university professor can say white men are the root of all evil and suffer no consequences, a white guy uses the word 'oriental' and he's fired from a job he's worked at for 20 years. The hypocrisy is there for everyone to see, but no one wants to see it.

The sad thing is, there are so many whites who have been had the message pounded into their heads that we are evil, guilty, racist, etc, welcome it. But in truth, as Taylor points out, even white liberals say one thing but do another. Chris Matthews, for example, lectures us about racism, diversity, etc but lives in a 95% white suburb. Has he surrendered his talk show to a 'person of color'? Why not, if he is asking other whites to? That's the implicit question Taylor asks of many of our elite.

The message of the book can be summed up thus: The time for reciting meaningless platitudes like 'diversity is our strength" is coming to an end. We can no longer avoid reality. Its time to have a real frank discussion about something that is an increasing source of tension, violence, alienation and economic peril. This book is the beginning of a real discussion - not a scripted 'dialogue about race' .

If you agree with Taylor or not, the facts he cites are beyond dispute - and its time for the architects of multiculturalism to face that.

Multiculturalism, radical egalitarianism, cultural Marxism - whatever you want to call it - the set of values and 'goals' that emerged post 1960s are in complete defiance of reality - we have been living a 'big lie' bigger perhaps, than even the soviet union - yet even questioning some of these lies leads to ostracization, loss of jobs, and increasing legal action including jail time (this is especially so in Europe).

A broad question emerges - how long can nations or civilizations last that are in complete defiance of reality?
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on February 21, 2015
While those who allege that "diversity is America's strength" have only ad hominem attacks to support their mere slogan, Jared Taylor's 1500+ footnotes -- facts -- make clear that excessive diversity threatens to destroy nations from within.

Here is the gist of his book: If white Americans continue to allow themselves to be stifled by false claims of, for example, "nativism," "racism" and -- a perennial favorite -- "xenophobia," then the future of America is that it will be a country ruled by dozens of tribes, each speaking its own tongue, and each concerned only about what it can get for itself from the country as a whole.

How may white Americans prevent the disintegration of the country that their white ancestors created, which is the greatest country in the history of the world?

The answer is that -- like Israel, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and a number of other enlightened countries -- US citizens and legal residents must unite to completely eliminate illegal immigration and to severely limit legal immigration to folks who want to become true Americans.

President Theodore Roosevelt said it best:

“The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities … each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with … that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic.”

“The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”
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on February 21, 2012
I was reluctant to purchase this book for fear it would turn out to be a white supremist neo-Nazi tract, but it isn't. Why would I think that? Because it has "white" in the title without any associated condemning words, which I have been trained to suspect, and fear. And before I say anything else, I will say that I am not a Nazi sympathizer. My relatives fought in WWII to defeat the Nazis and Imperial Japan, and I have no sympathies for either of those regimes.

The book details evidence of why multicultural societies are doomed to fail when the cultures have incompatible ethnic sensibilities, ethnicity being defined not only as race, but religious, cultural and tribal affiliations. And despite any uproar over such heresy, the recent failures of the Bush administration to unite the Shiite, Sunni and Kurds into one big happy democracy in Iraq should be evidence, as should the failure to unite the heavily tribalized Afghanistan into a homogeneous nation. But one needs only to pick up a history book, modern or ancient, on Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Asia to see one failed attempt after another. Blood always runs thicker than arbitrary lines on a map.

The book provides evidence that there is still deep hatred within the black community for whites and the historical U.S. they built. The sins of slavery and racism in our history were despicable, and apparently, unforgivable.

The book provides evidence that Mexico still resents, and does not accept, the loss of its territories in wars with the U.S., and fully intends to reclaim most if not all (or more) of those lands, whether through implanting voters at the ballot box or through force. If that sounds preposterous, one has only to pick up a history book to see countless stories of nations that won wars and annexed lands, only to lose those lands in subsequent wars they lost. Anyone who thinks the U.S. is a perpetually invincible superpower really, really, needs to read some history books. What will be harder to find is stories of nations that sat idly by and made no attempt to protect their national interests from invading foreign powers.

The book describes the change in the Asian communities, from once attempting to blend in to "white" American society, towards now retaining their Asian identities.

There is a lot of evidence in the book detailing the government's reluctance to prosecute hate crimes against whites, as well as the media's reluctance to report them, for fear of being labeled racist.

The book goes on to discuss the modern white racial identity of a self-loathing guilt which leads to the apparently suicidal reluctance of whites to defend their own ethnicity or interests. On a personal note, I have always found it interesting that Japanese individuals are allowed to express their ethnic pride without condemnation, despite the fact that the atrocities and war crimes of Imperial Japan were certainly no less evil and despicable than those of Nazi Germany.

The book leaves one with the impression that the United States is ultimately headed towards a civil war that will leave it split in ethnonational states, and/or perhaps even that Americans of European (white) descent will eventually be exterminated and/or scattered in the same manner that Rome once did to the citizens of ancient Israel. Europe and other British colonized nations many suffer similar fates. I know that sounds preposterous, but I am not blind to what I see happening around me, whether the evening news reports it or not. And history books are full of peoples and nations that suffered similar fates.

A very interesting and disturbing (if you are of European descent) read. Lots of details, quotes and incidents that the reader can use as a starting point for further study of the author's premises.

For a comprehensive study of multiculturalism, race and immigration, I highly recommend Byron M. Roth's "The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature".

Patrick J. Buchanan's recent "Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?" is also an interesting discussion of these topics, although from a religiously conservative, Reagan Republican perspective.

Is this book white supremist? No. Am I a white supremist? No. But if the book or my review of it make you think otherwise, I suspect there is nothing I could say that could make you think otherwise. I'm just an American of European descent that wants to live in peace and make a living for myself like anyone else.
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on January 18, 2014
First of all let me stress, this is not a book by a racist, fascist. Skinhead, George Lincoln Rockwell admirer or institute for historical review. What it is. Is a well thought out, rational & honestly written account if a subject that dare not be questioned in the western world. People regardless of their ethnicity should read this book. You, should read this book. People all too often will try to hide the truth, to act contrary to their natures but will act different in private. Ask yourself, look around you, where do you live? Whom do you live alongside? Where do you work? Where do you socialise? What so you want for your future? For your children's futures? After reading this book you may admit to yourself that you've lied to yourself even if you admit it to nobody else.
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on March 16, 2014
While I'm glad I read it, all the news stories wore me out after a while. The few parts where Taylor does add commentary are very witty, but there's not enough analysis.

Nevertheless Taylor uses the news stories well, as he filets absurd appeals to diversity made by various self-interested colors of the human rainbow, but I wish he extended his analysis more deeply. It seems Taylor is just trying to report the facts, but the extent to which he relies on an assortment of news articles is the extent to which he seems to engage in card stacking on the perils of diversity. Also, it felt like the main thesis of the book was functionally more pro-Asian than pro-White, because after all, Asians commit fewer crimes and have less issues with disease, which are both given reasons for retaining a white majority. The book was practically a case for replacing whites with Asians.

Taylor mainly provides a view of how whites will lose under diversity, but he doesn't do enough to explain what they'd have to GAIN by retaining their majorities or by moving to all white communities. Such reasoning would involve a lot of subjective valuations that may not stand up to academic scrutiny, but I think this is what the movement needs.

That said his description of genetic similarity theory seems to make a positive, HBD-derived case for a white identity, and the news stories, while excessive, do provide a view to the front line of diversity conflicts occurring nationwide. I admit that statistics are important to know, even if they might be a little pro-Asian.

As an aside, Taylor complains about Hindu immigrants steering foreign policy to benefit India and Chinese Americans spying for China. Yet he says nothing about dual-citizen Jews like Paul Wolfowitz who steered the US into a costly war with Iraq to benefit Israel as part of the neo-cons' clean break strategy. Taylor also says nothing of the Jewish spy Jonathan Pollard who many American Jews wish to see freed. To point out a Hindu mouse or a Chinese shrew and when there is an Israeli elephant in the war room is frustrating to me. I support accepting as equals pro-white Jews like Michael Levin, Byron Roth, and Michael Hart, but this doesn't mean we should turn a blind eye to the misdeeds of bad Jews who exploit all white people in wars that benefit only Jews.

In any case the book is valuable in pointing out the alarming hypocrisy among the advocates of diversity. Moreover, it contains information that everyone in our movement should know, but it may not satisfy your appetite for a positive rationale for white identity that doesn't rely on the perils of diversity for its justification.
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on January 5, 2013
This book is a broad advocacy of racial homogeneity rather than "white identity" as such. Taylor begins with a critique of racial integration, contending that this is unwanted, and of the idea of diversity that underlies the multicultural vision of the USA. Much of the evidence presented is drawn from US newspapers and consists of quoted opinions of citizens and activists. This has the weakness that it is possible by selecting telling quotes to create a misleading impression of the situation as a whole, though it makes for entertaining reading. Taylor attempts to remedy this weakness by appealing to modern theories of human nature and in particular genetic selection theory that would lead us to prefer the interests and company of our ethnic kin. Here his argument is plausible, but not very developed.

There follow chapters on Black, Hispanic and Asian interest groups in the USA. Here again, the main source is press reports. The argument implicit in these chapters is that Whites need to organise in a way similar to these interest groups to defend their ethnic interests. The chapter on White identity contrasts the strength of European identity of previous generations of white Americans with the current inclusiveness of contemporary popular and political culture. The book concludes with a description of the problems of ethnic diversity in the USA. The book deserves comparison with Christopher Caldwell's Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West, which gives a critique of some of the same issues using European data, though Taylor adopts a more strident tone. These books are attempts to theorise popular opposition to immigration. I feel that Taylor would benefit from a more developed consideration of the demographic trends that cause immigration into the USA.

This is a review of the Kindle edition, which I found easy to read.
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