My “Race and Republicans” article in The American Entreprise generated a considerable amount of response, mostly quite positive.
However, Steve Sailer replied to the article with a friendly but very skeptical analysis, suggested that my policy of “Unzism” (pro-immigration & pro-assimilation) was a defeatist strategy of American decline, similar to Henry Kissinger’s approach to the Soviet Union, prior to the coming of Reaganism. I have attached his article below.
Mr. Sailer is a conservative intellectual of growing prominence, described by National Review as one of the leading “evolutionary conservatives” attempting to reconcile conservative doctrine with the implications of Darwinism. He is also the manager of the Human Bio-Diversity (h-bd) e-mail discussion group, whose members (including myself) range from liberals to conservatives, and engage in a free-wheeling discussion of controversial issues of evolution, race, ethnicity, and social policy.
His article appeared on the www.vdare.com web site, editing by Peter Brimelow, whom I would describe as America’s most prominent “respectable” white nationalist intellectual (unsurprisingly Mr. Brimelow is in very strong disagreement with my assimilationist arguments).
As for my response to Mr. Sailer’s arguments, I would suggest that what he calls “Unzism” was actually the position of Pres. Ronald Reagan, the neo-conservatives, most old-line liberals, and probably the bulk of America’s thinking elite since before I was even born—and was hardly regarded as “defeatism” by any of these individuals.
That few prominent Democrats or Republicans today maintain this position is a sign of their cowardice in the face of ethnic activists, rather than any change in the underlying facts.
- “Unzism – the (new) doctrine of American Decline”
Steve Sailer, VDare.com, Thursday, April 13, 2000