Author Archives: Jacques Delacroix

About Jacques Delacroix

I am a sociologist, a short-story writer, and a blogger (Facts Matter and Notes On Liberty) in Santa Cruz, California.

Talking Back to the Fat Little Horror

Many have tried for a week or so to convince me that Pres. Trump should tone it down with North Korea, that he must stop threatening back. I have heard it on the radio, on TV; I have read it … Continue reading

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The Riots in Jerusalem Explained

Big, violent riots in Jerusalem (July 22-23 2017). Last week, three Arabs Muslims with Israeli nationality killed two Israeli policemen in Jerusalem. Reminder: All of Jerusalem is under the control of Israel, has been since 1967. Before that, under Jordanian … Continue reading

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“Fuck your vote!”

That’s what I have been hearing ever since the morning after the presidential election. That what I keep hearing on most cable television and on National Public Radio. That’s what I see in most of what I read, and that’s … Continue reading

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La Sortie americaine de l’Accord de Paris

Beaucoup de tumulte pour pas grand-chose. L’accord en question n’oblige personne a rien. Il permet a la Chine et a l’Inde, deux des trois plus gros pollueurs, de continuer et meme d’augmenter leur emission de CO2. Au mieux, selon les … Continue reading

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Immigration and Jobs – III – Reprise

Immigrants are superior.

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French Africa

Note: Also published in the libertarian blog Notes on Liberty. Also selected by RealClearWorld on 4/13/17 This is a meandering essay; although it’s about history, it’s a bit personalized, for effect. In other words, it’s far from straightforwardly scholarly history … Continue reading

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Immigration and Jobs (II) – For Conservatives

A few days ago, I addressed the issue of holders of H1B visas (first mis-indentified on my FB as “HB1” ) and the common impression that foreigners coming to the US on such visas took jobs from qualified Americans. A … Continue reading

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