Say this for John Derbyshire - he thinks what he thinks and doesn't care who knows it. In fact, he's willing to give an interview to arguably one of the most likely sites to be hostile on the internet. To that end, Derbyshire has given his first interview after being let go by National Review for writing a racially controversial article to the hipster-focused website Gawker, on the condition that they not censor any of his answers. As it turns out, that's not a problem for them. Here are some of Derb's most interesting observations:
- I liked working with NR. ("With," not "for"—I was never a salaried employee, just a freelancer with an "understanding" that they'd use my stuff when suitable. It follows, by the way, that I was not "fired." I don't think you can fire someone who's not an employee.)
- A lot of the PC left is just hysterically deranged. Why read stuff by deranged people? I'd rather play FreeCell.
- I'm more at ease in a room full of Chinese people than I would be in a room full of black American rap artists. And my personal predilections aside, I think the big division in our society is always black-nonblack. The other stuff—Hispanics, Asians—is a bagatelle by comparison. This makes sense paleoanthropologically, too: Homo sap. first left Africa, then differentiated into other races.
- I may even just give up writing and work as a butler or something. I sometimes feel I've said everything I want to say.
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