Derbyshire On "Culturalism" At Mencken Club (Not NRO)
November 30, 2008, 04:11 AM
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Because I speak extemporaneously i.e. can never get my act together in time, we can`t post my address to the H.L. Mencken Club until it`s been transcribed. (Thanks to the Southern Poverty Law Center`s spy for this horrified book report). The amazing John Derbyshire doesn`t have my problem. His elegant and erudite dinner address on how the emergence of "biohistory" will overthrow what he calls "culturalism" - the dogma that human beings are identical blank slates, differing only because of cultural influences - is posted on Takimag here. Question: why not on National Review, where Derbyshire is (at least as of now) an editor?