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Mitt Romney and the Hispanics, Or, the Ghosts of 1912

In the post about Mitt Romney’s ancestry, I wrote this: Mitt Romney’s own father was expelled from his very birthplace, as a youth, by angry-Mexicans(!) George Romney was born in a Mormon colony in Mexico, in 1907. His parents had … Continue reading

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All 10 Million Europeans: The Specter of Endless Low-Fertility

Years ago, I came across an intriguing essay. It was entitled “All 10 million Europeans”, and was about Europe’s shrinking native population. What happens if birth rates fall permanently below death rates? …[T]here is no evidence that this [deaths exceeding … Continue reading

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Family Type and Fertility

Steve Sailer posts the following map: It is explained thusly by New York Times blogger Frank Jacobs: * The “absolute nuclear” family type is both liberal and unequal. Children are totally emancipated, forming independent families of their own. The inheritance … Continue reading

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The Ancestry of Ron Paul: “The German Candidate”

Previously profiled: Mitt Romney’s Ancestry, and Newt Gingrich’s Ancestry. Ron Paul is both the oldest (b.1935) and the most-German (87.5%) of the Republican presidential candidates in 2012. Perhaps it ought to be unsurprising, then, that he is also seen to … Continue reading

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Greens Win in Germany

I was stunned to read that the Greens had won a quarter of the seats in the Baden-Wuerttemberg state elections in Germany. Then I remembered the recent Japanese atomic worries. I guess that explains it. Everyone knows the Greens are … Continue reading

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Why did French fertility collapse in the 1800s?

Population Growth in the Century After Napoleon: France. –1816 : 29.9 million –1860 : 36.5 million [+22.1%] –1910 : 39.5 million [+8.2%] Germany (within 1871 borders). –1816 : 22.4 million –1860 : 37.6 million [+67.9%] –1910 : 64.9 million [+72.6%] … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ancestry (Poland)

Poles were asked “How important for citizenship — in your opinion — is having ancestors from this country? Trends: #1 — “Voelkisch” attitudes among Upper- and Middle- class Polish youth are slowly softening. #2 — “Voelkisch” attitudes among Lower-class youth … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ancestry (South-Korea)

[Note: This post is a follow-up to one about German attitudes.] South-Koreans were asked “How important for citizenship — in your opinion — is having ancestors from this country?” Trends and Comparison with Germany: #1: A loosening of “voelkisch” attitudes … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ancestry (Germany)

Germans were asked “How important for citizenship — in your opinion — is having ancestors from this country?” [World Values Survey, 2006] Several trends here:

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