John Derbyshire is a freelance writer living on Long Island. His most recent book is We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism (Crown Forum). Born in Northampton, England, he studied mathematics at University College London, and has worked in various countries as a computer programmer and systems consultant. He is the author of a novel (Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, 1996) and a spoken-language CD (36 Great American Poems, 2000). Currently a contributing editor at National Review and a twice-weekly columnist for National Review Online, he also contributes occasionally to The Washington Times, The Washington Post and various print and web magazines. Most of John’s journalism, as well as details of his current literary activities, can be found on his personal web site.
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Features March 2008
Man is wolf to wolf
On American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau, edited by Bill McKibben with a foreword by Al Gore.
Features September 2016
The goulash archipelago
On Miklós Bánffy’s Transylvanian Trilogy, and the character of Central Europe.
Books January 2016
A review of The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge by Matt Ridley.