Africa and the Anglosphere

Two interesting items at Steve Sailers’s site: a devastating piece by Nicholas Kristoff in which the New York Times’ weepy victimologist honestly describes African men’s self-indulgent, alcoholic life style that, as in one typical case he recounts, makes it impossible for them even to send their children to school; and Sailer’s summary of British writer David Willetts’s thesis on what made possible the Anglo-American heritage of self-governing liberty under law, which is so different not only from the non-West but even from the Continent. Willetts’s answer is: the nuclear family, a happy and rare mean between the extended family (such as in southern Europe) on one side and rampant individualism (such as that of African men) on the other.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 24, 2010 04:05 PM | Send

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