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Every day, VDARE.com strives to be your leading source of immigration news and information in the fight to keep America American.

This new Book Club offers our readers the chance to dive deep into the issues gripping our world today: immigration, national identity, human biodiversity and the defense of western civilization. Books will include a heady mix of dissident classics, unheralded gems, and buzz-worthy new releases. Let’s get reading!

Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity

Author Samuel P. Huntington
Description

In August, we invite you to ask "Who Are We?" with James Kirkpatrick, thoughtfully reading the late Samuel P. Huntington's follow up to The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order titled Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity.

In his seminal work The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel Huntington argued provocatively and presciently that with the end of the cold war, “civilizations” were replacing ideologies as the new fault lines in international politics.

Now in his controversial new work, Who Are We?, Huntington focuses on an identity crisis closer to home as he examines the impact other civilizations and their values are having on our own country.

We'll be asking: 

  • Samuel Huntington was a Harvard Professor, Chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and arguably the most influential political scientist of the last century. Yet this book probably could not be published today. What does this tell us about American institutions? Does the core “Anglo-Protestant” Culture that Huntington suggests underlies American institutions still exist and have power?
  • “America did not begin in 1775, 1776, or 1787. It began with the first settler communities of 1607, 1620, and 1630…” p.40 “To describe America as a ‘nation of immigrants’ is to stretch a partial truth into a misleading falsehood, and to ignore the central fact of America’s beginning as a society of settlers.” P.46

    Should we have a “1607 Project” as an alternative to the “1619 Project?” If America didn’t begin purely as a political project but is a settler society, what are the implications for American national identity and immigration policy.

and many more...

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Available formats: docx

Conservatism Inc.: The Battle for the American Right

Author James Kirkpatrick
Description

Throughout the month of July, we'll sit down (virtually) with James Kirkpatrick to discuss his much anticipated first book, Conservatism Inc.: The Battle for the American Right.

In the podcast below, James Kirkpatrick is joined by John Derbyshire to read and discuss your questions. 

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Available formats: docx, mp3

Our Borders, Ourselves: America in the Age of Multiculturalism

Author Lawrence Auster
Description

For the month of June, we'll be reading the late Lawrence Auster's magnum opus, Our Borders, Ourselves: America in the Age of Multiculturalism

If you've subscribed to the book club, you can click the document buttons below to download your content. 

We'll be asking questions such as: 

  • Auster documents that there were those who supported the 1965 Immigration Act because they didn’t expect a massive change in America’s demographics, but also those who deliberately sought such a change, and achieved it through subterfuge. Do you believe the demographic change that took place in America was intended or was it an “accidental revolution?” and...

  • “A liberal is a person who sees his way of life being destroyed and concludes that he deserves it,” writes Auster. He identifies several roots of liberal guilt, including fear of non-whites, an inability to imagine an alternative, and above all, a response to the failure of social programs to achieve racial equality. The guilt “came from whites’ sickening realization that the dysfunction of racial animus that characterized black America could not be cured by anti-poverty programs and from whites’ urgent moral need to attribute those black ills to some agent other than the blacks themselves.”

    Do you accept this analysis, or does white guilt come from other source? Should whites feel at least some sense of guilt for aspects of American history, such as slavery? Finally, is there a way to overcome this feeling of collective guilt or are whites doomed to feeling this way until they are destroyed or marginalized?

  • and many more...

Available formats: docx