The Third Annual Meeting of the HL Mencken Club

Political Correctness: The Future of an Illusion

October 22-24, 2010

Friday, October 22:

7: 30 - 10 PM - Dinner

“How the Left Won the Cold War” - Paul Gottfried

“Men Versus The Man, 100 Years On” - John Derbyshire

10:00 PM - Hospitality Suite

Saturday, October 23:

9 – 10:20 AM

PC Around the World

“Canada: The Death of the West Up North” - Grant Havers

“Britain: The Rule of Cool Britannia” - Derek Turner

“South Africa: A Warning” - Ilana Mercer

“Eastern Europe Vs the Open Society” - Srdja Trifkovic

10: 30 - 11: 30 AM

“Rights” Culture

“The Civil Rights Act: PC’s Holy Shrine” - Paul Gottfried

“Immigration and Human Nature” - Byron Roth

12:00 - 2:00 PM – Lunch

“ The Past is More Important: Traditionalism Today” - E. Christian Kopff

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Land of Illusions 

“Bad Students / Not Bad Schools” - Robert Weissberg

“Can HBD Trump PC?” - Steve Sailer

"The Evolutionary Left" - Henry Harpending

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Traditionalism, Subversion, and Counterrevolution

 “PC: The Cultural Antichrist” - James Kalb

“Christophobia and its Discontents” - Tom Piatak

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Plenary Session -- Q&A

6:30 - 9:30 – Reception/Dinner: 

Reading from the Mencken Chrestomathy - John Derbyshire

“Neo-Socialism, or How the Government Can Elect a New People” - Peter Brimelow

10:00 - Hospitality Suite

Late-Night  Session --  “When Will They Wake Up” - Richard Spencer, Craig Bodeker, Keith Preston

Speaker Biographies

Paul Gottfried, author of eight books including, After Liberalism: Mass Democracy and the Managerial State (Princeton, 1999); and Multiculturaism and the Politics of Guilt: Towards a Secular Theocracy (2002)

ohn Derbyshire, mathematician and cultural commentator will discuss his new book of the same title. He is the author of several other books including Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics (2003).

Grant Havers, Professor of Philosophy at Trinity Western University. Author of Lincoln and the Politics of Christian Love (2009).

Derek Turner, editor of the UK-basedQuarterly Review. His articles have appeared in the Times, Sunday Telegraph, Literary Review, Chronicles, This England and many other journals, and have been translated into 12 language

Ilana Mercer, regular and VDARE.COM and is a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, an independent think tank. Her online home is

rdja Trifkovic, historian and foreign affairs analyst, is the author of seven books -- including a best-seller, "The Sword of the Prophet" -- and former foreign affairs editor of Chronicles(1998-2009). He is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media outlets in Europe and all over the English-speaking world.

Byron Roth, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Dowling College and is author, most recently, of The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature.  His work has appeared in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Public Interest, Academic Questions, andEncounter. His books include, Decision Making: Its Logic and Practice, co-authored with John D. Mullen and Prescription for Failure: Race Relations in the Age of Social Science.

E. Christian Kopff, author of The Devil Knows Latin: Why Americans Need the Classical Tradition (ISI Books, 1999); Director, the Center for Western Civilization at the University of Colorad

obert Weissberg, author of Pernicious Tolerance and other books; Professor of Political Science, New York University; Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois 

Steve Sailer, journalist for The American and Taki's Magazine, author of America's Half-Blood Prince: Barack Obama's "Story of Race and Inheritance" and founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute, which runs the invitation-only Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals. 

enry Harpending, distinguished professor of anthropology and Thomas Chair at the University of Utah, and co-author of the book The 10,000 Year Explosion (2009).

ames Kalb, lawyer (J.D., Yale Law School) and author, The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and Overcoming Administered Freedom, Inquisatorial Tolerance, and Equality by Command (2008)

om Piatak, a contributing editor for Chronicles magazine and and a regular contributor to

eter Brimelow, financial journalist, founder of, author of several books including Alien Nation: Common Sense about America's Immigraion Disaster (1995)


Richard Spencer, former assistant editor at The American Conservative and executive editor at Taki's Magazine (, he is the founder and co-editor of

Craig Bodeker, filmmaker, director of A Conversation About Race

Keith Preston, chief editor of, he was awarded the 2008 Chris R. Tame Memorial Prize by the United Kingdom's Libertarian Alliance for his essay, "Free Enterprise: The Antidote to Corporate Plutocracy."