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?