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John Derbyshire is a writer living in New York, and the author, most recently, of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism (Crown Forum).
Articles by John Derbyshire
New algorithms for old problems.
Can American ingenuity bring back American greatness?
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
A review of Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic, by Michael Scammell.
A review of Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling, by Charles Allen
Reviewing two very different histories of the early conquests of Islam.
A history of China's relations with the West.
A review of Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire, by Caroline Finkel
Was William Butler Yeats the greatest poet of the twentieth century?
A review of Homosexuality and Civilization, by Louis Crompton
A review of A Short History of the World, by Geoffrey Blainey