Posted on December 31, 2017

The Best of American Renaissance in 2017

AR Staff, American Renaissance, December 31, 2017

It has been a big year for American Renaissance in countless ways. Of the many things that have changed, we are now publishing considerably more articles than ever before. Because of that, we are going to highlight the best essays and reviews of 2017.

First Person Accounts

American Renaissance is perhaps most famous for its accounts of the often horrific realities of diversity and race differences written by people unfortunate enough to have witnessed it all firsthand. This year we published three truly engrossing accounts of this kind:

How a Young Black Man Became a Race Realist,” by Robert Smith

What Integration Means for White Prisoners,” by James R. Long

How I Learned About Blacks,” by William Hendershot

Correct History

Much of the content in best-sellers and textbooks purports to be history, but is a mix of distortions and purposeful omissions. American Renaissance is always happy to correct the record. Three essays on the past really shined this year:

Black Slavery in the Middle East,” by Steven Farron

Argentina: A Mirror of Your Future,” by Gustavo Semeria

Richard Nixon, Race Realist,” by Jared Taylor

Book Reviews

Out of all our reviews, two popular books, whose breakthrough into the mainstream was good in and of itself, demanded comment from an explicitly pro-white perspective:

The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray — reviewed by Jared Taylor

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance — reviewed by F. Roger Devlin

Good News

Friend and foe alike often comment that American Renaissance is a bit dour, and should be more uplifting. Here is our best “upbeat” writing from 2017:

I Was There,” by Jared Taylor — on the inauguration of President Donald Trump

“Notes from a White Country,” by Jack Krak — serialized in several parts: One, Two, Three, and Four

Boycott by Whites Threatens South African Restaurants,” by Dan Roodt

Original Journalism

2018 will see even more investigations and exposés unique to our website, but 2017 was an excellent start:

Bill Kristol Says ‘Lazy, Spoiled’ White Working Class Should Be Replaced by Immigrants,” by Henry Wolff

Silver Spring: Third-World Melting Pot in Maryland,” by Chris Roberts

Anti-Trump Hate Map,” by Westley Parker


The majority of political commentary won’t name the elephant in the room undergirding every debate: racial conflict. Here are three of the most incisive instances of American Renaissance cutting to the chase:

It’s About Erasing White People,” by Chris Roberts

What Rep. Steve King’s ‘Racist’ Statements Teach,” by Ilana Mercer

Why Yankees Must Defend Confederate Heritage,” by Henry Olson

Did we miss anything? Is one of our inclusions awful? Let us know in the comments!