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Every day, VDARE.com strives to be your leading source of immigration news and information in the fight to keep America American.

This new Book Club offers our readers the chance to dive deep into the issues gripping our world today: immigration, national identity, human biodiversity and the defense of western civilization. Books will include a heady mix of dissident classics, unheralded gems, and buzz-worthy new releases. Let’s get reading!

From The Dissident Right: Essays on the National Question, books I and II

Author John Derbyshire
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UPDATE: 2/3/2021: John Derbyshire and James Kirkpatrick answer your questions and more in our podcast! Members can download the full audio episode below by clicking the orange ".mp3" button. Thank you for your support!

  • In the months of January and February, we will be discussing John Derbyshire’s From the Dissident Right: Essays on the National Question I and II (available at VDARE.com here and here).

January is usually a refreshing time of reflection, resolutions and new beginnings. But so far, the news of 2021 is profoundly depressing. The Tech Totalitarian crackdown against patriots and the sitting president after the events of January 6th are reminiscent of Charlottesville fallout, except on a greater scale—even the sitting President now banned from at least 17 services (including Spotify of all things) [All the platforms that have banned or restricted Trump so far, by Sara Fischer and Ashley Gold, Axios, January 11,2021 and Opinion divided over Trump's ban from social media, by Alex Hern, the Guardian, January 11, 2021].

Considering these two themes of 2021—pessimism and reflection—we at the VDARE Book Club thought now is the time to bring back our celebrated pessimist, John Derbyshire (writer at VDARE.com and author of We Are Doomed), to engage in some reflection on The National Question.

You might say, “I am too depressed!” But John Derbyshire’s pessimism should not be confused with despair. Instead, in From the Dissident Right, Derbyshire offers frank, realistic discussion around the question, “Who Are We?” The answer lies in an honest discussion of race, ethnicity and identity.

As we enter February, John Derbyshire will appear with our host, James Kirkpatrick, on a Book Club exclusive podcast to discuss The National Question, how America sees itself, and how patriots have been fighting the intellectual battle to keep America American since he coined the term “Dissident Right.”

An excerpt from our discussion questions:

1. Regarding America’s possible futures, John Derbyshire says on p. 173  “The USA may thus stagger along indefinitely with a patched-up version of the present ethnic spoils system.”

Another possible future is on p. 175 – Derbyshire predicts totalitarianism, especially with “mass self-censorship.”

Do you think we’re about to make that transition, especially now, after events at the Capitol on January 6th, that politicians are talking about a domestic terrorism law that could apply to just about anyone?

 

2. I’m [James Kirkpatrick] known as the notorious pessimist, but John Derbyshire literally wrote a book called We Are Doomed.

What about you? Do you see a general decline of the West in Spenglerian terms [see The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler], as something that is just unavoidable? Or is there already potential for something new to emerge?

Book Club members: click the orange buttons below to download your content!

Available formats: docx, docx, mp3

Open Borders Inc.: Who's Funding America's Destruction?

Author Michelle Malkin
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In her 2019 expose Open Borders Inc., Michelle Malkin predicted this moment:

“It may seem paradoxical at this pivotal moment in American political history, with a president in office who is more vocal than any other on fundamental issues of sovereignty and self-determination, that America First voices are being stifled… But it makes perfect sense. Globalists are doing everything in their power to deny President Trump reelection in 2020.” p. xxi

Of course, this is now happening. Unlike the elected executive office, globalists, NGOs, and other unelected organizations with extraordinary finances wield enormous power. The president himself is censored on social media—arguably election interference [Allum Bokhari’s Deleted: GOP, Trump Learn The Hard Way—Laura Loomer Was Right!, by James Kirkpatrick on October 15, 2020]. And by the way, who's funding these ballot harvesting schemes?

The fearless Michelle Malkin tackles the Soros-question, now verboten, naming ten categories of organizations receiving Open Society Foundations grants that are working to dissolve national sovereignty. But she doesn't stop there. Her findings expose the SPLC "Hate Machine," Antifa, Hollywood, and the "alphabet soup" of NGOs working to undermine our country. 

In November and December, read with us here! As Malkin says, "Follow the money, find the truth." 

Part I and II available for download below:

Available formats: docx, docx

America's Half-Blood Prince: Barack Obama's "Story Of Race And Inheritance"

Author Steve Sailer
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BONUS: Our podcast is up! Steve Sailer answers your reader-submitted questions on a podcast hosted by James Kirkaptrick. Check out Kirkpatrick's summary of the discussion here. Click here to enjoy on Bitchute! Or click the orange .mp3 button below to download! 

At this point, it’s universally accepted that the Democrats are presenting “Harris Administration together with Joe Biden” this November.

So, the VDARE.com book club wants to know: who is Kamala Harris?

Who does Kamala Harris think Kamala Harris is? (See earlier: Ann Coulter On Kamala Harris: How Do I Tell My Friend She’s Not ‘African-American’? and Kamala Harris—A Barely-Black ”Immigrant American”?)

For insight, we’ll find out what Obama thinks about who Obama is by reading America’s Half-Blood Prince: Barack Obama’s ‘Story of Race and Inheritance,’ in which Steve Sailer unpacks Obama’s autobiography Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

Book club members, click below! for discussion questions and further reading from our own James Kirkpatrick.

Available formats: docx, mp3

The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature

Author Byron M. Roth
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September BONUS: Prof. Byron Roth and James Kirkpatrick appear on a book club exclusive podcast to answer reader questions. Thank you all who participated! Download MP3 below.

By now, readers of VDARE.com are acutely aware of the many Perils of Diversity.

To name a few:

But now, the VDARE.com Book Club invites you to dive deeper and read with us Professor Byron M. Roth’s Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature.

Lauded by John Derbyshire as “a comprehensive, well-documented survey of all the issues,” Perils of Diversity makes sense of our current immigration disaster from a scientific, data-driven perspective.

Professor Roth’s book is only becoming more relevant. It will has come to blood. So, it’s time to arm ourselves with arguments and facts. Grab a friend (or several!), download your book club content, and get reading!

Available formats: docx, mp3

Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity

Author Samuel P. Huntington
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In August, we invite you to ask "Who Are We?" with James Kirkpatrick, thoughtfully reading the late Samuel P. Huntington's follow up to The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order titled Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity.

In his seminal work The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel Huntington argued provocatively and presciently that with the end of the cold war, “civilizations” were replacing ideologies as the new fault lines in international politics.

Now in his controversial new work, Who Are We?, Huntington focuses on an identity crisis closer to home as he examines the impact other civilizations and their values are having on our own country.

We'll be asking: 

  • Samuel Huntington was a Harvard Professor, Chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and arguably the most influential political scientist of the last century. Yet this book probably could not be published today. What does this tell us about American institutions? Does the core “Anglo-Protestant” Culture that Huntington suggests underlies American institutions still exist and have power?
  • “America did not begin in 1775, 1776, or 1787. It began with the first settler communities of 1607, 1620, and 1630…” p.40 “To describe America as a ‘nation of immigrants’ is to stretch a partial truth into a misleading falsehood, and to ignore the central fact of America’s beginning as a society of settlers.” P.46

    Should we have a “1607 Project” as an alternative to the “1619 Project?” If America didn’t begin purely as a political project but is a settler society, what are the implications for American national identity and immigration policy.

and many more...

If you've subscribed to the book club, you can click the document buttons below to download your content. 

Available formats: docx

Conservatism Inc.: The Battle for the American Right

Author James Kirkpatrick
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Throughout the month of July, we'll sit down (virtually) with James Kirkpatrick to discuss his much anticipated first book, Conservatism Inc.: The Battle for the American Right.

In the podcast below, James Kirkpatrick is joined by John Derbyshire to read and discuss your questions. 

If you've subscribed to the book club, you can click the document buttons below to download your content. Enjoy!

Available formats: docx, mp3

Our Borders, Ourselves: America in the Age of Multiculturalism

Author Lawrence Auster
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For the month of June, we'll be reading the late Lawrence Auster's magnum opus, Our Borders, Ourselves: America in the Age of Multiculturalism

If you've subscribed to the book club, you can click the document buttons below to download your content. 

We'll be asking questions such as: 

  • Auster documents that there were those who supported the 1965 Immigration Act because they didn’t expect a massive change in America’s demographics, but also those who deliberately sought such a change, and achieved it through subterfuge. Do you believe the demographic change that took place in America was intended or was it an “accidental revolution?” and...

  • “A liberal is a person who sees his way of life being destroyed and concludes that he deserves it,” writes Auster. He identifies several roots of liberal guilt, including fear of non-whites, an inability to imagine an alternative, and above all, a response to the failure of social programs to achieve racial equality. The guilt “came from whites’ sickening realization that the dysfunction of racial animus that characterized black America could not be cured by anti-poverty programs and from whites’ urgent moral need to attribute those black ills to some agent other than the blacks themselves.”

    Do you accept this analysis, or does white guilt come from other source? Should whites feel at least some sense of guilt for aspects of American history, such as slavery? Finally, is there a way to overcome this feeling of collective guilt or are whites doomed to feeling this way until they are destroyed or marginalized?

  • and many more...

Available formats: docx