Regarding Robert Weissberg

Rich Lowry, National Review, April 10, 2012

Unbeknowst to us, occasional Phi Beta Cons contributor Robert Weissberg (whose book was published a few years ago by Transaction) participated in an American Renaissance conference where he delivered a noxious talk about the future of white nationalism. He will no longer be posting here. Thanks to those who brought it to our attention.

[Editor’s Note: More can be read about this spectacle here.]


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  • WmarkW

    More readers!

  • IstvanIN

    Google Robert Weissberg and you get racist.

    Down with freedom of expression neocons.

  • WmarkW

    BTW, for people who want to help Derb some, but not a lot:

    I bought one of his math books on Amazon “Used, like New” and donated the price difference on his website.

  • On the other hand, I’m getting tired of using the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as bird cage liner.  I’m sure my bird considers it animal abuse. 

    Now I know what I’ll use in place of it.

  • Say “blacks are dangerous white-killers” and you get fired.
    Lie and say “Tawana was raped by the prosecutor” and get HIRED on NBC.

    Then another fellow prosecutor bows down, kisses your ring and indicts Zim.

  • The_Bobster

    The purging continues. If this continues, NR will look like the Huffington Post.

    •  “Will look like?”  All HuffPo has to do is endorse supply side economics, and it and NR will be carbon copies!

    • Oil Can Harry

      Don’t worry, NR won’t be like the Huffington Post.

      After all, the HuffPo actually has a few good writers.

      Meanwhile, NR has Reihan Salam, Ramesh Ponnuru,  Arpit Gupta,  Charles Krauthammer and Rich “Al Sharpton Is Right” Lowry.

      •  HuffPo does have some serviceable content from time to time.

        If you know how to read between the lines, and can look pass the smarmy bias, you can find some really good racial news and investigative reporting from your local alt-left tab-rag.  City Paper in D.C., the various “New Times” papers, the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, and so on.

        • Oil Can Harry

          Correct. The Village Voice and Mother Jones often have good investigative journalism, politics aside.

          HuffPo snatched a good muckraker named Radley Balko away from Reason magazine. He writes a lot about wrongful convictions and prosecutorial misconduct.

        • robinbishop34

          It’s funny you mention the Riverfront Times because I’ve often thought the same thing. PBS World too will do some surprisingly honest documentaries as well in between the nauseatingly anti-white/pro-black programming.

    • The_Bobster

      John Derbyshire To Start column

      LATE NEWS: we spoke to John Derbyshire today while he was having chemotherapy and he has agreed to start a weekly column for us as soon as his health allows—maybe as soon as next week! 

      • anon

        I figured that would happen..always someone else will pick it up.  So the hand wringing can now stop.  Just because you are fired from one job there are always other opportunities out there. It was no great loss to be fired from NRO in the first place as they will go down.   I think we have all been there done that, losing a job is part of life for millions of people.

  • The left has always had an urge to purge.  The only difference between neoconservativism and Stalinism are the consequences for deviationism aren’t quite as draconian.  Deviation from the Party Line now only results in ostracism and financial ruin.

    This is why I identify now as a reactionary rather than as a conservative.

  • Unperson

    Just say no to NRO.


  • JohnEngelman

    Next they will be requiring loyalty oaths. 

    • Xanthippe2

      “Next they will be requiring loyalty oaths.”

      But to what?

      • JohnEngelman

        To the tenants of political correctness; diversity, inclusion, and the public expression of assertions that are privately known to be false.
        In all seriousness, I find the firing of John Dervyshire and Robert Weissbert by the intellectual flag ship of American conservatism to be highly disturbing. I also think the suppression of left wing opinions during the McCarthy Era was unfortunate. 
        To be effective democracies require the free dissemination of facts and ideas.

  • Dean_Wormers_Hot_Wife

    Thou Shalt Not Think White, Unless Thou Art “atoning for the sins of segregation by holding myself accountable to people of color for my unearned and racist White privilege.”

    Thou Only Shalt Think Black, Especially If Thou Art White.


  • Oh wow. Dropping like flies, even THE JEWS.

    Romesh Ponnuru just hired a bunch of H1-B visas for Fraud Right-Wing  Pundits.

    • The_Bobster

      WPHT just purged their last conservative talker.–147056645.html

      Philadelphia’s top AM talk radio station will no longer air Rush Limbaugh’s show. CBS made the decision to take the popular commentator off the air on WPHT’s (1210) “The Big Talker.” His slot will be replaced with longtime Philadelphia fake conservative broadcaster Michael Smerconish.

      CBS claims the decision has nothing to do with Limbaugh’s recent comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. Limbaugh drew outrage after he referred to the contraceptive-rights advocate as a “slut” and a “prostitute.” They also say it has nothing to do with a recent petition to get Limbaugh off the air from Instead a marketing director with CBS Radio Philadelphia tells NBC10 that “the decision was made independently and long ago.”

      • Ratings…that’s why they replaced Rush Limbaugh with Michael SmearConIsh. Ummhmm.

        Is Rollye James still on the air in Philly?  I take her for an Alex Jones type, caveat emptor.  When she’s on, she’s really on, when she’s off, she’s on the other side of the universe.

  • Charles

    I cancelled my NR sub yesterday. I had been disappointed with the magazine’s lack of good race coverage and neo-con shilling.

  • JohnEngelman

    The kind of thoughtful and intelligent young people that NR would like to have as readers understand that there are problems and absurdities connected with race in our public life, and are happy to hear arguments pro and con about racial profiling, affirmative action, and so on. They laugh with us when we lampoon the more outrageous kind of black race hustler – a Sharpton, a Farrakhan, a Johnny Cochran. They are, however, determined to make the multiracial society work, they believe it can be made to work.         
    – John Derbyshire                 

    • Anon12

       They are, however, determined to make the multiracial society work, they believe it can be made to work.   

      Sounds like JD went a little crazy in the opposite direction with that comment.  HE knew it would NEVER work. At least, any White realist SHOULD know that by now.  This is what far too many pro-White realists do far too often…you know tell some truths then ALWAYS add the “but” then again…….blah..blah..blah.

  • Dean_Wormers_Hot_Wife

    Telling the truth that Jews are good learners and blacks destroy schools is “noxious” and will get you fired, and those who celebrate your firing will reinforce your noxiousness.

    Neither your ex-boss or your haters will ever debate the learning of Jews or the destructiveness of blacks. Simply calling you noxious for stating impermissible truths carries so much moral authority, i.e. putting the feelings of blacks first and attacking Whites who don’t, that they are absolved from proving their point.

    They imply the begging the question fallacy. “We deem this person offensive for saying mean things about blacks, so he must be fired.”

    But surprisingly, in their arguments against the offenders, they restate the dangers of blacks, while leaving the assertion unchallenged. But what if readers see it and say, “Yep, sounds pretty good to me because the blacks did destroy our school”? Leaving the assertion unchallenged is begging the question that demands we all agree that firing Weissberg was the right thing to do, and thus we shouldn’t even ponder his claims, even if we agree, because we’re then trending toward ideas that will get us fired, too.

    It’s a perfect mind control trick.

    Telling the truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth; free speech is hate speech to those who hate freedom.

  • Bob Johnson

    In the future when the white race is a historic footnote and nobody is bothering to read encyclopedias anyway, I do hope that National Review is lauded for its vigorous efforts to destroy its own readership.

  • Natassia

    Yes, we should all thank NRO for the free publicity to American Renaissance.

    • Dean_Wormers_Hot_Wife

       AmRen readers who also read books should visit

      Re Derbyshire firing-

      Even Rich Lowry, as ill-informed as he appears to be on everything under the sun worth knowing, must know that Derbyshire’s arguments are the result of statistical studies, not of racial prejudice. The fact that Lowry–or anyone else at NRO–does not even try to refute them seems pretty clear proof.

      • Carney3

        Derb was on solid ground on race and IQ and on race and crime.  But his most controversial comments, claiming that 5% of blacks have it in for whites, and that HALF of blacks would back aggression and injustice against whites, he pulled out of — well, nowhere.  When writing controversial things about race, and especially if you have the priceless asset of MSM or mainstream conservative access, you have a grave responsibility to not be self-indulgent, to not write things for mass publication that are vulnerable to leftist attack.

        • Celestial Time

          Yes, the truth as only one without blinders could see is “vulnerable to leftist attack.”

          I know it’s more than half. I’m sure many other White people would say it’s probably more than half.

          What’s controversial would have been something like the OJ verdict, where black people were dancing in the street and children in classrooms were celebrating.

  • IanJMacDonald

    Rewriting The Emperor’s New Clothes for the modern day, the child in the end would be hounded by a lynch mob, charged with a hate crime, and sent to a re-education camp for diversity training.

  • occam24

    Night of the long knives.

  • Jupiter7

    It is interesting to see that some leftist are really shocked that this is the same John Derbyshire who wrote an amazingly great book on the Riemann Hypothesis that all young aspiring  future mathematicians will read as an introduction to Riemann Hypothesis research. The book is that good..way better than the three other books written on the RH by professional mathematicians. Derbyshire cleary is an outstanding historian of mathematics. And it really freaks out leftists that they are up against someone who is highly intelligent. So if you want to help Derbyshire and stick it to the Leftists..go out and buy Derbyshire’s book on the Riemann Hypothesis.

    I’ve done some googling about Elspeth Reeves. My strongest gut feeling tells me that there is something strange about her. The incident  about her marine corp grunt husband..the fact that she has been annointed as the point man on the Derb assault. She just doesn’t come across as a normal White Female..great doubts that she will ever have any White children. This is my gut feeling about her…something very weird. Perhaps this blond hair,blue eye, trampy looking liberal should take a midnight stroll down New York Avenue at 12 midnight and hang out with the young black males in the area.

  • JohnEngelman

    On 9th February, 1950, at a meeting of the Republican Women’s Club in Wheeling,West Virginia, McCarthy claimed that he had a list of 205 people in the State Department that were known to be members of the American Communist Party (late he reduced this figure to 57). McCarthy went on to argue that some of these people were passing secret information to the Soviet Union. He added: “The reason why we find ourselves in a position of impotency is not because the enemy has sent men to invade our shores, but rather because of the traitorous actions of those who have had all the benefits that the wealthiest nation on earth has had to offer – the finest homes, the finest college educations, and the finest jobs in Government we can give.”

    The list of names was not a secret and had been in fact published by the Secretary of State in 1946. These people had been identified during a preliminary screening of 3,000 federal employees. Some had been communists but others had been fascists, alcoholics and sexual deviants. As it happens, if McCarthy had been screened, his own drink problems and sexual preferences would have resulted in him being put on the list. 

  • JohnEngelman

    The United States is a representative democracy. 

  • JohnEngelman

    During the Cold War Communist espionage was a legitimate concern. Communist subversion was not. Communist Party members and Communist sympathizers had the Constitutional right to be politically active and to express their opinions as long as they did not engage in violence or pass classified information to the Soviet Union.
    In Italy and France large Communist parties competed in democratic elections, got elected, and openly shaped public policy. 

     With the exception of Czechoslovakia, which was occupied by the Soviet Army at the time, and Russia in 1917, when Russia was ravaged by the First World War and lacked a democratic tradition, no democratic government has been overthrown by a Communist coup. 
    If Communist Party members had been openly active in the U.S. government shaping policy, the United States may have been less likely to have made mistakes like the War in Vietnam.