Jared Taylor Remembers Dinesh D`Souza`s 1995 Smear

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Jared Taylor [
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Re: Steve Sailer`s

Dinesh D`Souza: The Right Enemies,
But The Wrong Thesis

Many thanks to Steve Sailer
for reminding readers of Dinesh D`Souza`s failure to
credit me for many of the ideas in D`Souza`s 1995 book, The End of Racism. It is
the sort of thing that would be unseemly and
unconvincing for me to write, but rings very pleasantly
coming from someone else.

D`Souza actually went to
comical lengths to cover any intellectual tracks that
might lead to your servant. He simply had to cite an
article I wrote for National Review (

about crime rates
try as he might, he could find no one else who had ever
made quite the same point.

16, 1994
] In his
citation, however, he violated his own bibliographic
rules and

failed to include the article`s author.

He could not stand to mention my name even in a

Whence this horror? D`Souza
could not even admit he had cited one of my articles
because he had decided to set me up in his book as
Exhibit A in a gallery of
"white racists".
He hoped to deflect the accusations of
"racism" that
were bound to come his way for writing a book that
suggested—three years after mine did—that white
oppression might not entirely account for the
unfortunate state of blacks. It`s a contemptible tactic
I have seen a hundred times: Someone who has edged off
the reservation

points to
who has gone
rather deeper into forbidden territory and

shouts "racist,
in the hope
that the left will go baying after the real dissident,
leaving the fake one unscathed.

As it happened, I saw the book
before it went to press. By some feat of wizardry a
friend got hold of a copy of the galleys and showed it
to me. I discovered something then that I have since
found to be dismally common. When people set out
seriously to smear people like


Peter Brimelow

Steve Sailer

Sam Francis

John Derbyshire
(or anyone
in the


 archive) they
have very heavy going because what we write is so
obviously true.

What to do? Just like the

, D`Souza made up
things to attack. The whole sorry story of his lies and
distortions is told here [
The `Tainted` Sources of The End of Racism
| A contemptible
streak of dishonesty runs through this book
. by
Jared Taylor,
American Renaissance
November 1995] in the wounded
tones of a man who was young and naïve, and knew no
better than to expect a fellow writer to be honest.

D`Souza got his comeuppance,
however. His attempt to caricature

me and others
was such a
childish fabrication,

we had only to call it to the attention of his editor
who promptly ordered the entire first print run of the
book destroyed, while D`Souza scrambled to make
corrections. I still have my copy of the galleys, as
proof of the rubbish he tried to peddle.

Steve Sailer tells us that
D`Souza is still up to his old tricks of filching
people`s ideas without attribution. Bad habits die hard,
it seems, and they go back a long way.

I bet you will never guess
who, in his days as a

student journalist,

managed such a scandalous mix of fiction and non-fiction
that he earned the nick-name

Distort D`Newsa.

him) is editor of

American Renaissance
and the author of

Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race
Relations in Contemporary America
(For Peter Brimelow`s review, click