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John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire is a writer living in New York, and the author, most recently, of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism (Crown Forum).

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Doesn’t Add Up
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: April 25, 2017
This article appeared in: Volume XVII, Number 2, Spring 2017

New algorithms for old problems.

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Every Day in Every Way
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: October 31, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 4, Fall 2014

Can American ingenuity bring back American greatness?

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The Importance of a College Education
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: January 30, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 1 - Winter 2011/12

A review of Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College, by Andrew Ferguson
and In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic, by Professor X

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Meeting the Goose
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: December 10, 2010
This article appeared in: Vol. X, Number 4 - Fall 2010

A review of Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic, by Michael Scammell.

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Rudyard's Adventures in Wonderland
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: August 11, 2009
This article appeared in: Vol. IX, Number 3 - Summer 2009

A review of Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling, by Charles Allen

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When Worlds Collide
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: December 8, 2008
This article appeared in: Vol. VIII, Number 4 - Fall 2008

Reviewing two very different histories of the early conquests of Islam.

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China Discovers the West
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: October 3, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 4 - Fall 2007

A history of China's relations with the West.

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The Mad, the Grim, and the Sot
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: January 8, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 1 - Winter 2006/07

A review of Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire, by Caroline Finkel

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On A Green Knoll Apart
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: July 16, 2004
This article appeared in: Vol. IV, Number 3 - Summer 2004

Was William Butler Yeats the greatest poet of the twentieth century?

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A Dance to the (Disco) Music of Time
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: April 6, 2004
This article appeared in: Vol. IV, Number 2 - Spring 2004

A review of Homosexuality and Civilization, by Louis Crompton

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Here We Go Over the Pamirs
By: John Derbyshire
Posted: February 17, 2003
This article appeared in: Vol. III, Number 2 Spring 2003

A review of A Short History of the World, by Geoffrey Blainey

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