From New York
The Man Who Invented Identity Politics for the New Right
By Park MacDougald and Jason Willick
After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss to Barack Obama, the Republican establishment undertook a rigorous postmortem and, looking at demographic trends in the United States, determined that appealing to Hispanics was now a nuclear-level priority. And yet their successful candidate in the next election won by doing precisely the opposite. The Trump strategy looked an awful lot like the Sailer Strategy: the divisive but influential idea that the GOP could run up the electoral score by winning over working-class whites on issues like immigration, first proposed by the conservative writer Steve Sailer in 2000, and summarily rejected by establishment Republicans at the time. Now, 17 years and four presidential cycles later, Sailer, once made a pariah by mainstream conservatives, has quietly become one of the most influential thinkers on the American right.
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This New York article doesn’t link to anything it cites, so in case anybody finds their way here from it, I’ll put in links to my stuff below:
- My 2000 VDARE article advising the GOP to pursue white union families in the Great Lakes states rather than Hispanics.
- Citizenism: My 2006 article on my views in The American Conservative.
- “preference to the interests of its current citizens over foreigners, in the same way as a corporation prioritizes the interests of its current shareholders over everyone else:” Here’s me debating against Jared Taylor in VDARE in 2005.
- Human Biodiversity studies: 72 out of the last 72 finalists in the men’s 100 meter Olympic dash have been at least half black by ancestry.
- Trump as punk rock
- Michael Barone on my election strategy
- My 2006 article perhaps debuting the phrase “Invade the World / Invite the World” as the Grand Strategy of the Bush Administration.
- “Coalition of the Fringes:” here’s a 2012 VDARE article.
- “Elect a new people:” I got that from Peter Brimelow who was quoting a 1953 poem by Brecht.
- The term “ethnic nepotism” was invented in 1981 by Pierre L. van den Berghe. I probably picked it up via William D. Hamilton and Frank Salter.
- “Black privilege” in Taki’s Magazine in 2017.
- Get Out, a remarkably racist kill-the-white-people horror movie.
As for the title, “The Man Who Invented Identity Politics for the New Right
,” I’m really not much of an inventor. I’m more of an analyst. My contribution perhaps is to explain the inevitability of identity politics and to recommend prudent policies for moderating their impact.
[Comment at Unz.com]