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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!

VDARE.com Book Club Presents: CHARLOTTESVILLE UNTOLD: Inside Unite The Right

Author Anne Wilson Smith
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Discussion questions & full podcast posted below! Members, log in at the top right of the screen & access your content by clicking the orange "docx" and "mp3" buttons below. Thank you for your support!

In November, the VDARE.com Book Club Presents: Charlottesville Untold: Inside Unite The Right by Anne Wilson Smith.

Just in time for the Charlottesville trial (follow Jason Kessler’s live updates here), we encourage you to read Wilson Smith’s invaluable compilation of primary sources where the defendants, and the words and actions of the mob that attacked them, speak for themselves.  

Even those readers who carefully read the independent Heaphy Report have something to learn. Charlottesville Survivor writes in his review, CHARLOTTESVILLE UNTOLD: Why Terry McAuliffe, Not Jason Kessler, Should Be On Trial:

…Smith’s book is especially valuable because it provides further evidence that UTR organizers scrupulously tried to avoid violence. In short, the wrong people are on trial right now—state and local officials should be forced to answer for their unconscionable actions. [emphasis added] And the “mainstream” conservatives who didn’t speak up at the time enabled the deplatforming campaign that ultimately took down President Trump himself.

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September & October’s Book Club Feature: Serge Trifkovic's THE SWORD OF THE PROPHET

Author Serge Trifkovic
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Discussion Questions & Member-Exclusive Full Podcast posted below!

Members, please log in in the upper-right corner of the page and click on the orange "docx" and "mp3" buttons below to download your content. Thank you! 

Twenty years after 9/11, Afghan refugees will soon be swamping your hometowns. (You can find out exactly where on this map here. Note: The acronym HIAS on the map as undefined stands for Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.)

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reception sites 2020

In preparation, the VDARE.com Book Club is reading The Sword of the Prophet by Serge Trifkovic. (Make sure you are signed up for the VDARE.com Book Club here by Wednesday, September 15th to win a copy in our raffle!)

Dr. Trifkovic is the author of five books, a professor of international relations at the University of Banja Luka, Serbian Republic & Foreign Affairs Editor at Chronicles Magazine.

The Sword of the Prophet: The politically incorrect guide to Islam; History, Theology, Impact on the World, is a direct, unapologetic look at the rise of Islamic fundamentalism as the greatest danger to Western Civilization.

This most recent influx of Afghans is not only costly economically, but is an existential threat to the Historic American Nation. Muslim immigrants do not want to assimilate. In fact, Jihad by immigration is so well understood, it has its own term, Hijra [Roll Over, JIHAD—There’s Also HIJRA, Muslim Conquest By Immigration, by Martin Witkerk, VDARE.com, March 28, 2017].

Hijra has already shown gains in Europe. In her post on Sunday, Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch noticed this study from a few days ago where 39% of France thinks Islam will be the dominant religion in that country in a few years.

This is a religion that supports honor killings, stoning women, and death for apostasy. Bonus: while the U.S. abolished slavery in 1865, you can find Muslim immigrants engaging in literal slavery today, in San Diego.

If we care about America, if we respect women, or oppose slavery, we must say an emphatic NO to Hijra—not here, not today, not ever.

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East Into The Sunset: Memories of Patrolling in the Rio Grande Valley at the Turn of the Century

Author Andrew Morrison
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This August, the VDARE.com Book Club is going to the border with former Border Patrol agent Andrew Morrison. East Into The Sunset [buy here!] is Morrison’s first-person account of his first twenty years patrolling the Rio Grande Valley.

While many of his memories highlight problems within the Border Patrol which result in the lack of enforcement, he keeps a sense of humor and shares some “true tales of actual competence in the Border Patrol.” They’re all wildly entertaining.  

New podcast available! Author Andrew Morrison joins our host James Kirkpatrick to answer your questions and more. Followers can view the publicly available segment here. Book Club members can download the full episode by clicking the "mp3" button below. 

Happy reading!

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Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race In America

Author Charles Murray
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Book Club Members, access your discussion questions by clicking the orange "docx" button below. Enjoy!

This July, get ready for James Kirkpatrick’s Hot Take on a Hot New Book in a Hot New Month—Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race In America by Charles Murray.

Murray thinks we don’t like his book. [We do! Please note heroic arm in photo above, ready to defend raising these topics: Race, IQ, and Crime.] Maybe with enough encouragement from you readers, we can get him on our Book Club Podcast!

We’re comfortable in saying we have more integrity than Steve Schmidt of the Lincoln Project [they’re still around?], or the NYT, when it comes to book reviews. [Check out our reviews by John DerbyshireRoger DevlinSteve Sailer, and Jared Taylor.]

What will you think?  Send us your thoughts at witan@vdare.com.

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Bonfire of the Vanities—Derek Chauvin IS The Great White Defendant

Author Tom Wolfe
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Book Club members: NEW! Podcast with Steve Sailer & Discussion questions available below! Download both by clicking the orange "docx" button and "mp3" button. Play podcast in a player by simply clicking the play button.

Earlier (2013) by Steve Sailer: The Hunt For The Great White Defendant: A Reading List

For our May-June choice, the VDARE.com Book Club will be discussing Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities. Join here before May 7th to be included in our raffle for a First Edition signed copy! Our winner will be announced and discussion questions posted Friday, May 7th.

The morning after the Chauvin conviction, we opened the email bag to find this short note from a friend “Time to read The Bonfire of the Vanities.”

Written in 1987, Tom Wolfe’s novel named the “mania for the Great White Defendant”—the hunt for a white, preferably man (although white women may also qualify), with reckless disregard for evidence or obvious demographic trends.

To quote directly from the book:

An assistant D.A. in Major Offenses has started calling Abe Weiss “Captain Ahab,” and now they all did. Weiss was notorious in his obsession for publicity, even among a breed, the district attorney, that was publicity-mad by nature. …

Every assistant D.A. in the Bronx … shared Captain Ahab’s mania for the Great White Defendant. For a start, it was not pleasant to go through life telling yourself, “What I do for a living is, I pack blacks and Latins off to jail.” It wasn’t that it was morally wrong … It was that it was in bad taste. So it made the boys uneasy, this eternal prosecution of the blacks and Latins.

… The press couldn’t even see these cases. It was just poor people killing poor people. To prosecute such cases was to be part of the garbage collection service, necessary and honorable, plodding and anonymous.

Captain Ahab wasn’t so ridiculous, after all. Press coverage! Ray and Jimmy could laugh all they wanted, but Weiss had made sure the entire city knew his name. Weiss had an election coming up, and the Bronx was 70 percent black and Latin, and he was going to make sure the name Abe Weiss was pumped out to them on every channel that existed. He might not do much else, but he was going to do that.

Preceding the O.J. Simpson trial, Trayvon Travesty, Duke Lacrosse Team Hoax, and now Ahmed Arbury and Chauvin shenanigans, Wolfe satirized and predicted the legal problems of a multicultural America.

Steve Sailer, VDARE.com’s biggest Tom Wolfe fan, wrote:

“…in his 1995 book, Overcoming Law, judge Richard A. Posner retracted his initial dismissal of Wolfe’s novel:

The Bonfire of the Vanities has turned out to be a book that I think about a lot, in part because it describes with such vividness what Wolfe with prophetic insight (the sort of thing we attribute to Kafka) identified as emerging problems of the American legal system … at a bizarre intersection of race, money, and violence, an intersection nowhere better depicted than in The Bonfire of the Vanities, even though the book was written before the intersection had come into view.

For our email friend, in good company with many shocked but silent others, the Derek Chauvin case represents the unnerving climax of this intersection. We are all Derek Chauvin, and Captain Ahab has finally found his man.

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Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy

Author Andy Ngo
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Book Club members, access your discussion questions below by logging into your account and clicking the orange "docx" button below. The full version of our podcast with James Kirkpatrick where we answer your questions is downloadable by clicking the "mp3" button. (You can share the publicly available portion with friends here.) Enjoy!

In the alien invasion movie Independence Day, the beleaguered President of the United States, hoping he can forge some kind of a peace which will at least allow the survival of the human race, pleads, “What is it you want us to do?” The alien’s response is simple. “Die.”

—James Kirkpatrick, “DIE!”: The Unlimited Radicalism Of Antifa—Enforcer For Democrats (And, Tacitly, Conservatism Inc.)

Over the summer, we witnessed domestic terrorists known as Antifa rioting day after day across the country with no consequence. Despite our opinion at VDARE that the answer to rioting is ruthless coercion, the Trump Administration failed to enforce law and order and, as James Kirkpatrick predicted, lost the election [give or take fraud].

Worse, Biden’s pick for attorney general Merrick Garland refuses to acknowledge Antifa violence as domestic terrorism. And anyone who dares defend themselves against rioters will end up like the Proud Boys or Trump Supporters, denied bail and serving more prison time than actual murderers.

But there’s hope: Andy Ngo’s new bestselling book Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, punches back. Through evidence, primary sources, and political theory,

“Ngo shows that far from being just an 'idea,' as President Joe Biden would have us believe, Antifa comprises highly organized groups of dedicated activists with an extreme political agenda and a commitment to violence. But Ngo also shows, perhaps less consciously, that Antifa operates with de-facto backing from the Ruling Class, including Main Stream Media journalists, the principal enforcers of the current order. “

—James Kirkpatrick, “Andy Ngo’s UNMASKED: Antifa—Not “Anarcho-Communism,” But Anarcho-Tyranny

Ngo is a powerful voice against Antifa violence and, last June, launched an ongoing lawsuit against Rose City Antifa and others involved in assaulting him when he was attacked an independent journalist.

This April, we’ll be digging into Andy Ngo’s investigative work and accepting reader questions for our next podcast. We hope you’ll join us!

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A Choice Not An Echo

Author Phyllis Schlafly
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UPDATE: We’re thrilled to announce Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles and former Missouri Republican Party Chair, as our special guest this month on the VDARE Book Club Podcast! Ed Martin worked closely with Mrs. Schlafly and is the co-author of Mrs. Schlafly’s last book, The Conservative Case For Trump. Book club members, click the orange "mp3" button below to download the full episode! (Click here for the public segment of the podcast to share with friends.)

Phyllis Schlafly is one of the most important and accomplished movement conservatives in American history. She was a sound advocate of sensible immigration patriotism until her death, continuing to pen columns at 90-years-old. Michelle Malkin referred to her as the “godmother of America First.”

The title, A Choice Not An Echo, is a direct reference to 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater’s famous declaration, “I will not change my beliefs to win votes. I will offer a choice, not an echo.” But Goldwater faced enormous opposition by moneyed Northeast elites whom Schlafly refers to as “the kingmakers.” Today, we might use the terms Conservativism Inc., or the “donor class.”

Schlafly offers examples of how these “kingmakers” artificially limit the scope of choice Americans have in presidential candidates by limiting the distribution of information on some and reporting favorably on their favorite.

What would Schlafly think about Big Tech censorship? Or “room-service journalism” on the Biden-Harris administration? If she were alive today, she might discover A Choice Not An Echo is just as relevant today as it was in 1964.

Book Club members can download discussion questions and further reading materials by clicking the orange button below. Thank you for supporting VDARE! 

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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?

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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:

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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.

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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!

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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...

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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. 

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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...

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