Samuel Jared Taylor
Samuel Jared Taylor founded the New Century Foundation in 1990.
"Samuel Jared Taylor's personal history runs counter to the stereotype of racists being poorly educated working-class malcontents. Born in Japan, he lived there with his missionary parents until the age of 16, attending Japanese public school until he was 12. He later attended Yale, graduating in 1973. He then traveled abroad; studying at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, where he received a degree in International Economics in 1978; worked as an international lending officer for Manufacturer's Hanover Trust; and consulted for American companies seeking to do business in Japan. Subsequently, Taylor was both a contributor and West Coast Editor for PC magazine from 1983 to 1988. He also taught Japanese at the Harvard Summer School and worked as a courtroom translator.
"In 1983, Taylor drew on his upbringing in writing Shadows of the Rising Sun: A Critical View of the Japanese Miracle, a study of Japanese culture published by William Morrow. The book received generally good reviews and is of interest in that it presages the themes that Taylor would pursue more extensively with the New Century Foundation, particularly the idea that a nation needs a uniform culture and racial heritage to prosper.
"Taylor continued to refine his ideas about race and national identity during the next few years, gathering evidence to support his belief that the United States faced a dangerous period of economic and cultural decline because, he said, it had rejected its white Anglo-Saxon heritage in the name of racial and gender equality. He argued that social welfare programs and affirmative action sustained a largely minority underclass that sapped the nation's will and health. To promote this message, he began publishing American Renaissance (AR) in November 1990."