Post By Steve Sailer on 06/09/2020

The More Things Change, the More They Resemble an Old Tom Wolfe Book

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Tom Wolfe’s Radical Chic in New York Magazine. Read the whole thing here to see how there is nothing new under the sun. iSteve commenter YetAnot...
Post By Steve Sailer on 03/14/2019

Why Tom Wolfe's "Hunt for the Great White Defendant" Is a Stereotype But Not a Trope

As I point out in my new Taki’s column “Truth or Trope?,” Rep. Ilhan Omar has been savaged over and over for mentioning “tropes” that Jewish-Americans tend to have a fair amount of money and sometimes ...
Post By Steve Sailer on 02/21/2019

"Tom Wolfe! Thou Shouldst be Living at This Hour"

To paraphrase Wordsworth on Milton: “Tom Wolfe! thou shouldst be living at this hour” Something overlooked in Wolfe’s reputation as an heir to depressives like Swift and Waugh as a mordant satiris...
Post By Steve Sailer on 01/06/2019

Hunt For A Great White Defendant In Texas Hits A Snag—UPDATED

From the New York Times on New Year’s Day: Police Searching for Gunman Who Fired Into Car and Killed a 7-Year-Old By Sarah Mervosh, Jan. 1, 2019 A 7-year-old who was riding in a car with her mother a...
Post By James Fulford on 05/18/2018

Jared Taylor And Paul Kersey: "Tom Wolfe, RIP—Celebrated Author Was Clearly A Race Realist."

Jared Taylor and Paul Kersey have a podcast. Tom Wolfe, RIP Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, May 18, 2018 Celebrated author was clearly a race realist. Jared Taylor and Paul Kersey remember the rem...
Post By Steve Sailer on 05/17/2018

A Life Well Lived—Tom Wolfe, RIP

A life well lived. It’s reasonable to say that Tom Wolfe succeeded in cutting a figure in American life comparable to another white-suited, big-spending writer, Mark Twain. Indeed, I’d argue that Wolfe...
Post By Steve Sailer on 05/17/2018

"Tom Wolfe Climbs The Invisible Ziggurat"—Steve Sailer's 1979 Review Of THE RIGHT STUFF

Here’s my review of the late Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff in the Rice U. Thresher, October 11, 1979 (p. 8): Tom Wolfe climbs the invisible ziggurat The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe Because American novelists ...
Post By John Derbyshire on 05/16/2018

Tom Wolfe And The God of Things As They Are

I share the general sadness—which I think is particularly felt among us of the stone-kicking community—at the passing of the writer Tom Wolfe. Reviewing his novel I Am Charlotte Simmons, I prefaced my ...
Post By James Fulford on 05/15/2018

Tom Wolfe Dead At A 88—A Southern Novelist Among The New York Elite

White Southern novelist Tom Wolfe has died, age 88. Because he moved to New York as a young man, and had all his successes there, he's often not thought of as a Southern novelist, but his father was fa...
Post By Steve Sailer on 06/07/2016

Stanford Rapist—Finally, Tom Wolfe's Great White Defendant Is Found

After countless false starts over the decades, the media may actually have found themselves a Great White Defendant who not only is not nonexistent, but is even guilty as charged. From the Washington P...