Race, Evolution and Behavior now available in Russian.

J. Philippe Rushton’s classic work, Race, Evolution and Behavior (reviewed in AR here, can be purchased here) has been translated into Russian. Just released at the Moscow International Book Fair in September, it sells for 400 to 600 Rubles ($12 to $15), and is being snapped up by scientific libraries as well as the general public. Prof. Rushton wrote a special foreword for this edition, which includes essays by two Russian scholars. The translator, Dimitry Rumyantzev, has a PhD in biology and is also the translator of Richard Lynn’s Race Differences in Intelligence (reviewed in AR here, can be purchased here). The book is published by Prophit–Style, based in Moscow.

A different publisher is now working on translations of Race by John Baker (reviewed in AR here) and of Erectus Walks Amongst Us by Richard D. Fuerle (reviewed in AR here). Caleton S. Coon’s The Races of Europe is also scheduled for translation into Russian.

Russians are generally less brainwashed about race than Americans and Europeans, and these books are sure to find an excellent reception.

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The cover of the Russian edition of Race, Evolution and Behavior.

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Title page of the Russian edition.

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Moscow International Book Fair

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  • je suis paganisme

    This is glorious news!

    I bought the English hardback copy from the AR bookstore, and it is truly a book which actually says something.

    BUT . . . I read somewhere that Asain IQ’s tend to cluster around the mean, with not that many highs and lows; while Caucasian IQ’s have a greater range, producing more geniuses, but also more sub-pars.

    This is not in the Rushton book (I thought it was).

    Can anyone give me a source? It would be appreciated. I have had no luck looking on the internet.

  • Madison Grant

    Hopefully the less-p.c. Russians will appreciate this outstanding work.

    The reaction here in the US consists of white leftists becoming teary-eyed and blubbering because a “person of color” might hear about the book and have his feelings hurt.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    #1 je suis paganisme:

    BUT … I read somewhere that Asain IQ’s tend to cluster around the mean, with not that many highs and lows; while Caucasian IQ’s have a greater range, producing more geniuses, but also more sub-pars.

    Can anyone give me a source? It would be appreciated. I have had no luck looking on the internet.

    I have the source for what you’re looking for, it is from statistician La Griffe du Lion.

    White vs. Asian IQ distribution chart:

    http://goo.gl/A7kaw

    Full article: THE SMART FRACTION THEORY OF IQ AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

    http://lagriffedulion.f2s.com/sft.htm

    Bon

  • Anonymous

    @je suis paganisme:

    I can’t find any study confirming a lower standard deviation for Asian IQs. That does not necessarily mean that Asians produce the same amount of geniuses as whites. IQ is not in fact normally distributed as most people believe. See this link: http://www.abelard.org/burt/burt-ie.asp

    Also sample sizes for these studies are usually too small to discern the frequency of geniuses. Asians might have the same percentage of people that score above 140. But if we are talking genius on the level of Newton, Archimedes and Gauss we are looking at IQs of above 180.

    Then there are other genetic factors like the 7R allele of the DRD4 gene associated with ADD/ADHD. It is almost totally absent from East Asian populations.

  • highduke

    Great! I met Rushton in 06. You gotta admire, appreciate and respect these Western academicians for risking tenure, social mobility & money for pure truth. They must have an understanding spouse to put up with ostracism. This is the book that did it for me. Until then all I had to were my own possibly subjective observations. But after REB I had facts and logic to back that up and I was more sure of myself in general than I’d ever been before.

  • Anonymous

    It would be especially thoughtful and timely if racial realists

    traveling to Moscow from either the UK or the US could carry-on

    a few of the relevant scholarly classics of racial realism, these to be productively placed in Russian hands–whether with proven translators or with major academic libraries within which, at this point, English language volumes would be much appreciated.

  • William Hendershot

    The larger spread of IQ’s was noted in Charles Murrays’ two books.

  • Anonymous

    @Bon, From the Land of Babble:

    That graph is to indicate what the Asian distribution would have to look like for whites to yield the same smart fraction ( top 5% ) as Asians.

    From the article you linked:

    “An Asian distribution with a [hypothetical] standard deviation 39 % of the white brings the two smart fractions into coincidence.”

    “there is no evidence to support such a difference in spread.”

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    What La Griffe Du Lion is trying to analyze is WHY East Asians (Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong), all with homogeneous populations, have the highest IQs reported in The Wealth of Nations, but create countries with modest GDPs.

    In Smart Fraction II, Why Asians Lag, La Griffe writes:

    In market economies, per capita GDP is directly proportional to the population fraction with verbal IQ equal to or greater than 106.

    Smart Fraction Theory recognizes that smart people produce wealth…In market economies, per capita GDP is directly proportional to the population fraction with verbal IQ at or above some determinable threshold.

    Verbal IQ is a score derived from verbal subtests of an IQ test. The subtests measure abilities like abstract and common sense reasoning, language comprehension, short-term auditory memory, concentration, attention, word knowledge, verbal fluency and social judgment. It represents “verbal-analytical IQ.”

    What is it about NE Asians that makes them different from other racial groups?…Their IQ is bifurcated. NE Asians owe that superior IQ to extraordinary visuospatial ability, which, despite verbal shortcomings, lifts their IQ above that of Europeans.

    Among the races, only NE Asians and Amerindians exhibit this particular kind of verbal-nonverbal cognitive split. For other races verbal and general IQ averages have similar values, making the distinction between the two transparent to smart fraction theory. In the 12 studies reporting both general and verbal IQ for NE Asians, the general-verbal gap averaged 6.5 IQ points.

    Controversial? YES, as is HBD, and La Griffe has taken heated criticism for his SF theory along with grudging respect.

    Professor Rushton explains in Race, Evolution and Behavior:

    Under adverse conditions natural selection [also] increased general intelligence and a trade-off in favor of visuospatial abilities over verbal because of the crucial role of strong visuospatial abilities for making sophisticated tools and weapons, and for the planning and execution of group hunting strategies.

    http://goo.gl/t3PNe

    Bon

  • Anonymous

    A source close to the translation of such realistic works into

    Russian, writes that during the Soviet regime much work in physical anthropology went forward in specific settings without any hindrance or conditions. I presume it was understood by the person/s in charge there was to be no integrity between scientific knowledge and social policy. ( Is that difficult for contemporary Americans to imagine? ) Accordingly, skepticism about a mere out-of-Africa model had its adherents in the USSR based partly on work done within that nation. Some irony that Carleton Coon’s work would be seen nowadays in Russia as yet having some pulse beat when it has been buried again and again within his own nation.

  • olewhitelady

    Anyone interested in European vs. Asian average intelligence should look up the EU studies on IQ. Also, check on any study regarding Jews, who are of course mostly white and often have a lot of German and Polish heritage as well as Hebrew.

    The EU study cites by nation, so it’s presumable that the non-whites within each country dilute high intelligence. Still, Germany ranks first in Europe (or any other nation I’ve seen) with 109, which is well above the 103-104 often attributed to Japan, China, and Korea. Studies regarding Jews usually have a figure of around 115, which is in marked contrast to Israel with its many Arabs and, for that matter, Russians.

  • je suis paganisme

    I thank everyone for the info on Asian/Caucasian IQ.

    This is another one of those subjects which seems deceptively simple, but is not!

    Asians boost their IQ with visuo-spatial ability, Ashkenazis with verbal ability, ethnic Germans with scientific, left-brain ability–who can untangle it all?

    In his book, Rushton lists the impressive inventions and discoveries of the (some) Asians. (Apparently, he did not build a house with Chinese wall-board, or feed his dog Chinese dog-food!)

    I think the only thing for sure is that sub-Saharan Africans, in general, do not do well on IQ tests or scholastics.

  • Anonymous

    What is a link or search term for the EU study you mentioned that measures a German IQ of 109?

  • sbuffalonative

    As for the IQ issue. Why is it that Jews can claim a higher IQ than others while at the time time claiming to be White?

    It seems they want it both ways. They want to be considered White but they also want to attribute their higher IQ, not to their White genetic heritage, but to their Jewish genetic heritage.

  • Anonymous

    It’s wonderful that this work is being transalted. But the Russians already know the score with non-Whites, in Russia, and elsewhere.

    They have large Organizations, and Gangs, that let the outsiders know that they are not welcomed in Russia, which is often approved of by the local Police.

  • Anonymous

    It is of some relevance to note the official, written ban on

    IQ tests put in place by the Soviet regime in 1935. I am unaware of any appreciable translation of documents, testimony, studies,

    deliberations, if any, that were undertaken to arrive at this

    policy ( or even done ad hoc to buttress a pre-determined outcome).

    Reportedly, the policy applied to all domains of Soviet society

    and thus included research and not merely practical applications in employment and education. Translators dealing with the realities of race and human evolution might make a reciprocal

    contribution by translating such primary materials into English.

  • Anonymous

    #11 wrote “Studies regarding Jews usually have a figure of around 115, which is in marked contrast to Israel with its many Arabs and, for that matter, Russians.”

    There are claims that jews have about 110-115 in verbal IQ but only about 90 in spatial IQ. I myself are sceptical to jewish claims of superior or different IQs because the necessary evolutionary background isnt there. Evolving your brain takes much longer than evolving your body if we judge by the fossil record. Its far easier to explain abnormal jewish results with non-repesentative test takers in too small examination or normalization groups.

    When we speak about IQ tests, we have to remember that they consist of many smaller subtests that test both “G” (what we mean with smarts) and “P” which is basically how fast our brains work. Some tests are more G-loaded and others are heavily P-loaded.

    These results are then weighted together to a final IQ score. This means two persons with an identical IQ score can have very different minds. IMHO, if anything, verbal IQ is overweighted and visual IQ is underweighted (this penalizes males and favors women). In our egalitarian age, it would not look good if males persistenly outsmarted women on IQ tests. Juggle a bit with the weighting, and poof problem solved.

    Futhermore, IQ tests completely ignores the added dimension of personality, its perfectly possible to have a very high IQ yet be totally irrational/emotionally driven or utterly uninterested in anything pertaining to the non social world. Also, if we look at the edge of normal we find people with mental dysfunctionalities that gives them noticeably increased scores on IQ tests, yet these smart people are dysfunctional in their daily life.

    Furthermore, despite their superior IQs the japanese, chinese, koreans etc were stuck in the late iron age well into the 1800s – Japan was forcibly pried open by USA in 1852. If it wasnt, its quite likely it would be in the modernizing stage right now like China.

  • John Engelman

    3 — Bon, From the Land of Babble wrote at 10:34 PM on September 16:

    #1 je suis paganisme:

    BUT … I read somewhere that Asain IQ’s tend to cluster around the mean, with not that many highs and lows; while Caucasian IQ’s have a greater range, producing more geniuses, but also more sub-pars.

    Can anyone give me a source? It would be appreciated. I have had no luck looking on the internet.

    I have the source for what you’re looking for, it is from statistician La Griffe du Lion.

    White vs. Asian IQ distribution chart:

    http://goo.gl/A7kaw

    Full article: THE SMART FRACTION THEORY OF IQ AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

    http://lagriffedulion.f2s.com/sft.htm

    Bon

    ———

    None of the data in the essay you posted is attributed to a any source, much less a credible one. The diagram of differing bell curves for whites and Orientals does not explain why the representation of Orientals at elite colleges and universities in the United States is out of proportion to their numbers in the U.S. population.

    Even if the high average IQ of Orientals includes a low standard deviation, the fact that the Oriental average is high means that a higher percentage of Orientals can be trained for complex job skills than the percentage of whites that can be trained for those skills.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    None of the data in the essay you posted is attributed to a any source, much less a credible one. The diagram of differing bell curves for whites and Orientals does not explain why the representation of Orientals at elite colleges and universities in the United States is out of proportion to their numbers in the U.S. population.

    You missed La Griffe’s point, John. Read my second post and the second La Griffe article I posted.

    He’s trying to explain why the GDP of Asians countries is lower than that of White countries if Asians have higher IQS as reported in The Wealth of Nations.

    If Asians do indeed have higher IQs why is it Whites (with their lower IQs) who invented the modern world?? Who created countries with higher GDPs?

    His contention is that Whites have a higher, more creative smart fraction among their elite IQs – and it is from THIS population that major discoveries are made; they are the ones who move civilization forward.

    The empirical evidence certainly supports this theory, Rushton as well as in his book Race, Evolution and Behavior.

    And, as I stated in my second post, it IS contentious and La Griffe has taken a lot of heat.

    So, John, maybe you would like to explain why Asians are not as creative as Whites? Why their countries have lower GDPs? Why their countries look like THIS?:

    India: http://goo.gl/hfk0I

    Pollution in China:

    I’d be interested in your theories.

    Bon

  • Anonymous

    There are many websites with European IQ scores. The scores are all over the place. Some claim German average IQ is 107. Others claim average German IQ is 102. Who knows which is right?

  • MAJ

    I think the point is not all the quibbling about small differences in White / Asian IQs but in why 40 million blacks are destroying America with fixed IQs more than one standard deviation lower.

    Who cares who’s 102 or 106? My question is why people with IQ averages of 82 and who are committing most of the crimes are getting money from white people to perpetuate their sloth or continue breeding borderline mental rejects.

    It’s like white people have turned America into some sort of giant petting zoo where the violent animals are better off than the keepers.

  • John Engelman

    Professor J. Philippe Rushton wrote an excellent abridgment of his book that can be found here:

    http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf

  • Black Swan

    John Engelman:

    Even if the high average IQ of Orientals includes a low standard deviation, the fact that the Oriental average is high means that a higher percentage of Orientals can be trained for complex job skills than the percentage of whites that can be trained for those skills.

    You are anti-white and pro-white geNOcide. Asians do not belong in this country.

    I don’t care how brainy their children are, how law-abiding they are, how industrious they are, how pretty their wives are, how tasty their food is, how low their crime is, etc., etc, …. I STILL don’t want them coming HERE!

    This was founded to be OUR country, not theirs. They are out of place here. They have their own countries; why don’t they stay there? For our survival, we need to be with our own people.

    Yes, they are completely different from the animalistic, rampaging blacks and mestizos. But they bring us a whole different set of problems. We don’t need either kind.

  • Anonymous

    14 — sbuffalonative wrote at 3:15 PM on September 18:

    As for the IQ issue. Why is it that Jews can claim a higher IQ than others while at the time time claiming to be White?

    It seems they want it both ways. They want to be considered White but they also want to attribute their higher IQ, not to their White genetic heritage, but to their Jewish genetic heritage.

    ——————————————–

    I have always wondered this also….maybe John Engleman has that answer….he seems to always side with the anti-white crowd.

  • Anonymous

    22 — John Engelman wrote at 11:39 PM on September 19:

    Professor J. Philippe Rushton wrote an excellent abridgment of his book that can be found here:

    http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf

    ———————————

    John, can you comment on the article of yesterday here on Amren about the Chinese and their immigration fraud? I notice you skip these articles for some “strange” reason…

  • Anonymous

    “As for the IQ issue. Why is it that Jews can claim a higher IQ than others while at the time time claiming to be White?”

    According to the Israeli goverment, the average IQ of Israeli Jews, not Arab and Jewish Israelis but Jews is 94.

    Most of the Israeli Jews are the same Russian ashkenazi Jews who came to the United states during the late 19th and early 20th century.

    What happened?

  • John Engelman

    24 — Anonymous wrote at 11:29 AM on September 20:

    14 — sbuffalonative wrote at 3:15 PM on September 18:

    As for the IQ issue. Why is it that Jews can claim a higher IQ than others while at the time time claiming to be White?

    It seems they want it both ways. They want to be considered White but they also want to attribute their higher IQ, not to their White genetic heritage, but to their Jewish genetic heritage.

    ——————————————————————

    I have always wondered this also….maybe John Engleman has that answer….he seems to always side with the anti-white crowd.

    ———

    There is no contradiction between being Jewish and being white.Jews are a sub race within the white race, and by every criteria the most superior racial group in existence. (I am a Nordic gentile, by the way.)

    ———

    Ashkenazi Jews have the highest IQ IQ of any ethnic group known. They average 112-115, well above the European norm of 100…

    We propose that the Ashkenazi Jews have a genetic advantage in intelligence that arose from natural selection for success in white-collar occupations during their sojourn in northern Europe…

    Ashkenazi Jews are vastly over represented in science. Their numbers among prominent scientists are roughly ten times greater than you’d expect from their share of the population in the United States and Europe. Over the past two generations they have won more than a quarter of all Nobel science prizes, although they make up less than one-six-hundredth of the world’s populations. Although they represent less than 3 percent of the U.S. population, they won 27 percent of the U.S. Nobel prizes in science during that period…they make up about 22 percent of Ivy League students.

    – Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending, from “The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization accelerated Human Evolution,” Chapter 7, “Medieval Evolution: How the Ashkenazi Jews Got their Smarts.”

    http://www.amren.com/ar/2009/05/index.html

    http://the10000yearexplosion.com/

  • John Engelman

    23 — Black Swan wrote at 1:12 AM on September 20:

    John Engelman,

    Asians do not belong in this country…

    This was founded to be OUR country, not theirs.

    ——-

    Tell that to the American Indians. While you’re at it, read the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Nothing in either of those documents agrees with you that the United States was founded as a possession of whites.

    Racial realism requires a realistic assessment of racial characteristics, and the biological reasons for them.

    Third world racial groups often fight each other. Whites and Orientals get along fine. I have never felt unsafe in an Oriental neighborhood, however late at night it was.

  • Browser

    In my opinion, as some others have already said and said repeatedly, there is FAR, FAR too much discussion here about IQ.

    That is irrelevant, and is only a distraction to the ultimate issue of race replacement. I don’t care how high their IQs or how high their SAT scores, they DO NOT BELONG HERE.

    This was founded to be our country, not theirs. We need a homeland for ourselves, just as they have theirs. All white countries are under racial attack. Theirs are not. Far from being innocuous and beneficial to us, their high IQs will only aid them in taking over our country all the more quickly.

    Just look at the Jews who arrived here a mere century ago in poverty, but are now the dominant and wealthiest group. Will control ultimately become a contest between Chinese and Jews, with the rest of us being just pawns on the ethnic chessboard?

  • Black Swan

    Tell that to the American Indians. While you’re at it, read the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Nothing in either of those documents agrees with you that the United States was founded as a possession of whites.

    You are wrong.

    Have you read Mr. Taylor’s White Identity? Or anything the Founding Fathers wrote? Obviously not. America was not created as a “multi-cultural” nation welcoming the “world’s refuse.” It was created by and for whites and only whites.

    Here, for the unenlightened, those who graduated from “social justice” high schools and colleges, or are well-versed in the mendacious writings of Tim Wise, Howard Zinn and Bill Ayers, are the words of THOSE WHO WROTE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

    1, Thomas Jefferson in Notes on the State of Virginia discouraged building the future nation out of immigration: It is for the happiness of those united in society to harmonize as much as possible … Immigration risked bringing in habits and outlooks rendering our polity a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass.

    Is that not what we have now, Mr. Engelman? From those who ignored the words of the Founding Fathers? Those who wished to destroy White America?

    There’s more, lots more, for those whose desire it is to vilify whites and rewrite American history:

    2, Alexander Hamilton: The opinion advanced in [Jefferson’s] Notes on Virginia is undoubtedly correct … The influx of foreigners must … tend to produce a heterogeneous compound; to change and corrupt the national spirit … to introduce foreign propensities.

    John Adams: My opinion with respect to immigration is that except of useful mechanics and some particular description of men and professionals, there is no use of encouragement.

    James Madison wanted only foreigners of merit and republican principles.

    And there is this in the Preamble of the United States Constitution:

    We the People of the United States, in Order to … secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Not the world’s posterity, meaning white posterity.

    (h/t to E Pluribus Pluribus)

    In 1790, the U.S. Congress established naturalization procedures that provided the first rules to be followed by the United States in the granting of national citizenship. This law limited naturalization to immigrants who were free white persons of “good moral character.”

    –Jared Taylor, White Identity

    What is it about these things you cannot understand, Engelman?

    Third world racial groups often fight each other. Whites and Orientals get along fine. I have never felt unsafe in an Oriental neighborhood, however late at night it was.

    I used to be able to leave my doors and windows unlocked at night when my neighborhood was all white. Despite the fact that Asians have low crime rates does not mean they belong here in the United States.

    Wait until they’re your overlords, Engelman. They are not like us whites who are tolerant of others. Try sneaking into or immigrating to one of their countries and demanding citizenship and see what happens. See what happens if you are accused of being a spy. Why should it be any different for us?

    Also, Engelman, you have not given reasons as to the efficacy of importing Asians to colonized the United States and race-replace our own white children.

  • Fred from France

    I am the translator into French of the 2nd Abridged Edition of “Race, Evolution and Behaviour”. It took me a few hours a day for two weeks. I gave it to Philippe Rushton who put it on his web site.

    I did nothing else at all to promote the booklet. But nevertheless it ended up being linked on many French forums and it was granted an article on Novopress.

  • Anonymous

    Bon just mentioned something about pollution in China.

    A Chinese researcher I work with just got back from his vacation visiting his family in China.

    He told me that not once, not once in the entire 3 weeks he was there did he ever see the sun or blue sky. The sky is always gray due to the pollution. His parents tell him it used to be that way only in the biggest cities and factory areas. Now it is all over except way out in rural areas.

  • Anonymous

    John Engelman #28: Once again, I must ask that you watch the video Documentary, “Ice Age Columbus”.

  • Jason Robertson

    I do not wish to tell Russians what they should do – leave that to the ruling circles of the US & UK! But Coon’s “Races of Europe” although a formidable tome is a bit dated, and the section on Jewish ethnology isn’t satisfactory (I am not making an anti-semitic point, and I am not a Khazar=Ashkenazim theorist); it seems to be a repudiation of Hans Guenther and possibly influenced (for contemporary political reasons) by Ashley Montagu (a later opponent) among his then consultants. His “Origin of Races” theory has had a bit of a comeback, but is still open to timeline & DNA criticism. More relevant today was his work on Racial Aptitudes and the Living Races of Man. Nevertheless, he was the doyen of biological anthropology and a beautiful writer. The fate of Baker’s book (called in and destroyed by its university publisher) should be noted in an introduction. Rushton and Lynn may exaggerate the average Mongolid IQ (not discussed in detail by Baker) – how many tests reflect the East Asian peasant interior? An old journalist classic is Lothrop Stoddard’s “Clashing Tides of Colour” (Scribner 1935) which is worth reprinting with an updated preface & annotation (not his other books).

  • John Engelman

    J. Philippe Rushton wrote an excellent abridgment of his book that can be found here:

    http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf

    Here is an excellent rebuttal by Professor Rushton of Steven J. Gould’s “The Mismeasure of Man.”

    http://www.eugenics.net/papers/rushton.html

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think many people feel that it is the publishers themselves–whether Oxford University Press or John Wiley & Sons–who remove from printing and access books like John Randall Baker’s RACE or , later, Chris Brand’s THE “g” FACTOR. After Oxford University Press ceased printing RACE not long after it was published in 1974 , the book was resurrected by an American ad hoc publisher in 1981. Brand’s book, actually depublished and pulled off the shelves of booksellers in 1996, has not been

    resurrected other than for his bulldog determination to make it freely accessible online for indivdual reading. Market demand in both instances was evident enough from sales.

    I’m lost as to why books of merit when published should be considered out-of-date unless they are being advanced as conventional textbooks, say, for advanced undergraduate classes.

    The Russian publishing effort has some indication of being dedicated to a chronology of meritorious scholarly accomplishments. It’s not a Reader’s Digest undertaking. Prescience is not a requirement.

  • Anonymous

    In due course, perhaps in Russia some scholarship can arise

    explaining why racial realism had no place in Marxism-Leninism.

    According to the dictum ” Nothing scientific can be alien to

    Marxism” it does not seem ideologically axiomatic that what we

    know as “Jensenism” should have presented problems within the framework of that worldview. Obviously, from a tactical standpoint of rallying the working class,and rallying Africa against colonialism and imperialism, the “Jensenism” reality presented its challenges to any Party leadership. Surely contemporary Russian political science confronts this question?

  • Anonymous

    Ref. 01

    Certainly, it would be a sad omission if the Baker translation in Russia did not contain either an introduction or special appendix

    adequate to the facts of this majestic work of scholarship having been depublished very soon after the first printing in 1974. Long efforts by researchers mindful of the repressions surrounding work in this domain of scholarship, and helped by funding sources aimed to counteract such repression, all managed to get the book republished in 1981 in the U.S. The ad hoc publisher handling the matter was simply one of a few such ad hoc efforts arising initially about 1957 or so. This was when the meritorious work by Audrey Shuey THE TESTING OF NEGRO INTELLIGENCE could find no conventional publisher on the great

    merits of the book. The book avoided a “samizdat USA” status

    only by such an ad hoc effort. Indeed, it would be sad if the Russian readers were not made mindful of the relevant history.

  • Anonymous

    As regards Erectus Walks Amongst Us, what status is now

    accorded the multi-regionalists so much centered upon the Ann Arbor campus in the 80’s and 90’s ? While the Out of Africa model was mentioned much in AR Conferences, I can’t recall much, if any, even “sidebar” regard to multi-regionalism within AR?

  • Jason Robertson

    My information was that Baker’s book aroused a storm of criticism for its “anti-black racism”, was called in by the publishers and as many copies as possible pulped; Ashley Montagu’s “Man’s Most Dangerous Myth” propaganda work was then hastily reissued by way of an “apology”. I cannot be certain about my recollection, but I think the now deceased Mrs Baker confirmed this in a letter of enquiry. The difficulty of getting good books published, reprinted or marketed, that offend Big Brother (or Big Sister) is probably worse in Airstrip One than anywhere else.

    Look at the negligible academic repudiation of “feminism”; Goldberg’s book is o/p and you can only get bits slipped in discreetly by iconoclasts like Pinker. “Academic” publishing in Britain is dominated by a (partly legally enforced) PC totalitarianism, not unlike the BBC, Open University and viewspapers like The Observer. Careers depend on it – q.v. contributors to “Patterns of Prejudice”, “Anthropology Today” and innumerable similar journals.

    Who was the Russian who said the only communist nomenklatura left is running Anglo-American universities? You can actually trace the rot chronologically – for instance, Penguin books in its leftwing student phase. The statism of influential (ex?)-marxists in our institutions may have been dropped, but not their “all humans are equal” (except us) automatism.

  • Anonymous

    Re 25

    Coon reportedly was trained to consider scientific manner above

    the matter of who might get the breakthrough “prizes”. His brief commissioned opinion on the plausibility of the existence of a Big Foot is a remarkable example of brilliance and courage and clarity that destroys at once any notion of sensationalism or any regard to “a show of hands” as a supreme test of validity. The looming question–ironically maybe more among Russian intellectuals than here in the USA–is why his work has been so entirely disregarded on American campuses. If, as one reasonably suspects, it has been shunned not for its dated aspects but for it surviving virtues–then what’s dated is not especially relevant? A layman gets the sense that science in this matter of human origins now has soul searching to do about deeming certain questions from the “bone” people as being mere “static” or “loose ends” when now it appears they were very merited and that in the whole picture of “Eureka narcissism” abiding mysteries turn out now to have been just as important as breakthroughs. ??

  • Jason Robertson

    Some years ago I met an anthropology student who had written a thesis on racial science, and had quoted with approval “C.S.Coon” and “R.Gayre of Gayre & Nigg”. His supervisor (of course) had never heard of them, and thought the undergraduate was having a joke by inventing the C word and N word as imaginary surnames.

  • Anonymous

    ref. 31

    These are valuable observations and facts. In a world with so much

    repression that we don’t have the luxury of factual certainty and

    must , when possible, make such “operating assumptions” as we can–then, it’s sure necessary to air these rumors and observations. My own fragments of information/ “grapevine” information/ suggests that the fatal objection to Baker was not from a cacophony of various leftist voices but from a determined “third force” designed to stifle it (?). Sales, for the genre, were quite good. After all, publishers have their “weather vanes” etc. and are fairly adept at not making big investments only to discover they have rather uniformly offended the general public. Of course, publishers “see the light when they feel the heat” and speak of depublishing as an internal motive–as indeed, it gets to be when survival makes it the thing then to do.

  • Anonymous

    Re The Pioneer Fund that has supported such breakthrough research, including work by Professors Rushton, Lynn, Eysenck, Jensen, Gottfredson: Would it not be legally possible given the clear spirit and intent of Col Draper’s bequest forming the PF, AT THIS POINT IN HISTORY

    to transition the functioning of the Pioneer Fund from New York to Moscow, transitioning likewise the Board– as the age and health of the present members would accommodate?? The issue as to Where? is one of finding the best legal-financial boilerplating for the Pioneer Fund against the “sharks” that have long sought to destroy or hobble the Pioneer Fund and who are bigger, more numerous, and more fanatical than ever in the US ) ??????

  • Anonymous

    Re. #31

    Maybe it is possible to utilize the legal profession so that in careful and redundant safeguard against premature revelation, persons can “capsule” video taped statements, affirmations, etc.

    of important matters (like their direct knowledge of involved

    agreements basic to freeing up a “taboo” book to be republished )

    that can after a few decades be made public? It increases the likelihood that eventually enough clear facts will

    surface that “sharks” seeking to stifle books, etc., can not rest too assured that “no one will ever know” as to what actually went on. We need all the disincentives we can lay hold of.

  • Anonymous

    ref. #33 Thanks. That says it all! It does make it interesting

    as to how a few individuals do manage to “see the light”. There’s more education at some of the booths in the coffee shops off campus than anywhere within the lecture halls and graduate seminar rooms.