Peter Brimelow



Peter debating immigration with the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Jacob G. Hornberger at the Heartland Institute’s 24th Anniversary Dinner, Chicago, October 2,2008 (click here to see video)

Official Portrait
(more obvious signs of decay airbrushed out)

Peter Brimelow, Official Portrait


Informal Portrait

Peter Brimelow, Informal Portrait


Peter Brimelow VDARE Articles & Blog Posts

01/31/00 - In Memoriam Bessie Brimelow (1921-2000)

02/06/04 - In Memoriam Maggy Brimelow (1953-2004)

02/15/07 - A Personal Note From Peter Brimelow To VDARE.COM Readers

03/17/07 - Another Personal Message From Peter Brimelow

08/04/10 - Peter Brimelow with his new daughter, Felicity Deonne

06/15/12 - Peter Brimelow with his new daughter, Karia Sybil Nancy

Peter Brimelow's columns on CBS Marketwatch

Articles by Peter Brimelow in the Forbes Magazine Archive

[Forbes now requires you to register - cf. New York Times - but it seems like a harmless process, for now]

(For some mysterious reason, this Forbes archive did not pick up all my articles, which appeared in almost every issue until October 2001. If you're looking for one that's missing, go to and search by key word or by individual issue. Remember to click on the chart link if you're reading a Charticle!)




The Worm In The Apple: How The Teacher Unions Are Destroying American Education (February 2003)



Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster

Reviews of Alien Nation

Peter Brimelow Reviews the Reviews

"I Believe I Will Be At Least Exempted From 'The Curses Of Those Who Come After'"—Peter Brimelow's Foreword to the 2013 Kindle Edition of ALIEN NATION

Afterword to the Harper Collins Paperback Edition Of Alien Nation


The Debate in the United States over Immigration
(Hoover Institution Press Publication, 444), L. H. Gann (Editor), Peter Brimelow (Contributor), Peter Duignan (Contributor)


Review: The Patriot Game Review- Fortune, November 1987

National Dreams and Political Realities


How You Can Profit from Investment Newsletters

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Congressrats? Congress Hasn't Had A Real Raise Since 1900: Anyone Think It Deserves One?, Forbes, August 11, 1997

Witnesses To Terror, The Times (London, England), February 3, 1990

Racism At Work?, National Review, April 12, 1993

Unnatural Processes, National Review, April 7, 1997

Read My Lips: No New Amnesty, By Ann Coulter, May 17, 2006

Julian Simon And Me, Forbes, April 20, 1998

Bookshelf: Mushing Through the Great White North, Wall Street Journal, Mar 1, 1985

The Americas: Mulroney Faced Anew With Provincial Schisms, Wall Street Journal, Jan 30, 1987

The Americas: Regionalism Beats Ideology in Canada Elections, Wall Street Journal, Sep 14, 1984

The Americas: Canadian Free Traders in Retreat, Wall Street Journal, November 13, 1987

Canadian Roulette, Forbes, Sept 25, 1995

"Brimelow ended his book with a set of six prophetic observations…", Excerpt fromRescuing Canada’s Right: A Blueprint for A Conservative Revolution, by Tasha Kheiriddin and Adam Daifallah

"Brimelow identified a number of areas of conflict within Canada that the current system was papering over…", Excerpt from Stephen Harper And the Future of Canadaby William Johnson (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2005) Pages 50-55

The Plaintiff Attorneys' Great Honey Rush, By Peter Brimelow and Leslie Spencer,Forbes, Oct 16, 1989

The Sleeper Issue of the 1990s Awakens, by Tim W. Ferguson, Wall Street Journal, June23, 1992. [Reporting on the stir raised by Peter Brimelow's 1992 article Time to Rethink Immigration?]

Listen to Peter Brimelow debate immigration at the Commonwealth Club February 24, 2005 [Real Audio Stream]

The Hidden Clue, by Peter Brimelow & Leslie Spencer, Forbes, Jan 4, 1993

"No water" economics, Forbes, March 6, 1989

Ralph Nader, Inc., Forbes, September 17, 1990

Disadvantaging The Advantaged, Forbes, Nov 21, 1994

Old salts licking their wounds, The Times (London), December 26 1987

Peter Brimelow: Letter to The New York Times About Guest Workers and Julian Simon,The New York Times, June 7, 1995, Native-Born Displaced

Letter From ACLU’s Ira Glasser Attacking Peter Brimelow, When Charge Is Racism in Immigration Reform The New York Times, June 16, 1995

Dropping Out, In Comfort (early retirement), The Times (London), August 6, 1988

Powell: tailor-made for American politics The Times (London), May 27, 1989

Beasts In The Park (Central Park Jogger attack), The Times (London), April 29 1989

Time Out Of Joint, The Times (London), March 18, 1989

Vietnam's lasting illusion, The Times (London), May 13 1989

Derry-do on the frontier [The Scotch-Irish in America], The Times (London), November 8, 1986

Guilty but free as a bird, The Times (London), August 31,1989

Pressure on the pot, The Times (London), April 15, 1989

Same space, a brisker pace, The Times (London), June 24, 1989

"The Brimelow Test" - Glayde Whitney's Presidential Address to the Behaviorial Genetics Association, 1995

Peter Brimelow's 1987 FORBES article on Thomas Sowell

Peter Brimelow's FORBES article on Paul Craig Roberts and The Death Of Due Process

Debate between Peter Brimelow and Paul Donnelly - "Does dual citizenship erode American national identity?" - Insight Magazine, July 10, 2000
Books and a Movie: My Choices
SpinTech, December 12, 1999
Immigration policy stupid, evil and hurting Americans by Peter Brimelow. Contra Costa Times, December 4, 1999.
Quebec: Keeping it in Canada is impossible . . . and undesirable. National Post, Monday, January 25, 1999
Families Under Pressure. Hoover Digest, 1998 No. 4
The Era of Big Government Ain't Over. Hoover Digest, 1998 No. 3
The High Cost of Castro. Hoover Digest, 1998 No. 3
Milton Friedman, Soothsayer, an Interview. Hoover Digest, 1998 No. 2
Uncommon Knowledge - "They're Coming to America" , November 13, 1997
Praying at the False Altar of Diversity. Intellectual Capital, August 25, 1997
Electing a New People. With Ed Rubenstein. National Review, June 16, 1997
Invisible Economy, American Legion Magazine, July 1997
PBS State of the Union Transcript, 1997
Letter in Scientific American, July 1996
One Nation Inhospitable? An Online Debate. Opening Remarks, Round One. The Atlantic Unbound, November 1996
Round One Response
Round Two: Concluding Remarks
Conservatism and Immigration. Commentary, November 1995
Review of The History and Geography of Human Genes, National Review, September 25, 1995.
Firing Line Debate. #123/121 - "RESOLVED: All Immigration Should Be Drastically Reduced", William F. Buckley Jr., Peter Brimelow, Arianna Huffington, Dan Stein vs. Ed Koch, Leon Botstein, Ira Glasser and Frank Sharry. Michael Kinsley moderates. (1995)
Transcript of Interview by Brian Lamb. Booknotes, C-SPAN, June 11, 1995
ThinkTank transcript - "Will Immigration Harm America?" GUESTS: Peter Brimelow Peter Skerry Linda Chavez, Airdate: May 26, 1995
The U.S. Government is dissolving the people and electing a new one. (Audio Clip from speech given at VCT meeting, April 25, 1995)
Thank you for smoking. Forbes, July 4, 1994
When Quotas Replace Merit, Everybody Suffers. Forbes, 1993
Review of Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America, by Jared Taylor, National Review, January 18, 1993, with September 2000 addendum
Time to Rethink Immigration? National Review, June 22, 1992

Review of Undue Process: A Story of How Political Differences Are Turned into Crimes, National Review, Nov 30, 1992

Review of Blood, Class, and Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies, National Review,August 6, 1990

Review of How Do You Cure Injelitance? Forbes, August 7, 1989

Review of The Poignant Patrician, Wall Street Journal, New York March 16, 1989

Review of A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, National Review, March 10, 1989

Review of Cultural Causes of the 'British Disease', Wall Street Journal, New York Apr 24, 1987

Review of Business Bookshelf: The Loves of a Billionaire, Wall Street Journal, New York Mar 27, 1986

Review of Bernard Baruch: the adventures of a Wall Street legend, National Review,Sept 7, 1984


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