The Commieblock: Hopefully AquariusAnon appreciates this.
I am very happy to see that Guillaume Durocher has joined The Unz Review. Only the best people! Here is a short intro to what he’ll be writing about:
The key themes are readily apparent: detailed articles on the situation in France (immigration/nationalism), the EU, French Jews, etc, before then going into fascism/ancient philosophy, of no doubt less interest to Unz.
I often simply translate and relay interesting discussions and texts found in the French language: Tocqueville, Frederick the Great, Éric Zemmour, the Le Pens, French identitarians, Dominique Venner, Michel Houellebecq, Alain Soral, etc. Often my own coverage is the only stuff available in English on the activities and thinking of various French nationalists.
I also do analysis of the EU – with its intricacies and complexities – whenever there is an interesting development, e.g. Orbán, Visegrád, Italy, the EU elections.
I am currently in the very final stages of moving to my new apartment, so between that and a couple of gigs, I have had much less time to do serious blogging than I expected to. That said, I am happy to see that this semi-hiatus does not appear to have had a very negative effect on visitorship numbers. I expect to pick up pace within a week. There’s a lot to be done. Apart from blog posts I have been meaning to write (or publish) for a long time, such as a new series developing on some of the ideas on The Age of Malthusian Industrialism, a post on on global elite science production, and a post clarifying my various comments over the years on aliens and simulations, there’s also more practical issues to sort out, such as the long awaited mailing list and progress on meetup plans.
* QZ: China’s assertive English language tabloid The Global Times often reflects what party leaders think but cannot say. I didn’t know that it’s editor chief editor Hu Xijin is a Russian literature major.
* Lance Welton: Brazil’s Bolsonaro shows that majority non-white USA will not become the Democrat hegemony that libs hope for. Brilliant essay.
* Glenn Greenwald: Bolsonaro walks back on promise to move Brazilian Embassy to Jerusalem days after getting elected. What did I say? First the thaw with China, now Bolsonaro having second thoughts about moving Embassy to Jerusalem – days after getting elected, as geopolitical constraints take precedence over electoral rhetoric.
* Insomniac: SPLC: American Neo-Nazis met with Ukrainian nationalist Azov Battalion spokeswoman in Europe. So, US trained Azov… which in turn is training US white supremacists. LOL.
* Linh Dinh: While Trump shocks Western elites, nationalism in Vietnam is quotidian and mundane. Incidentally, I was interested to learn that the author recently repatriated to his native Vietnam. Good for him!
* NBF: Musk’s tunnel boring company may eventually surpass Tesla and SpaceX. Incidentally, what does everyone make of the Boring Company? I was skeptical when it launched – what with claims of technology enabling 10x faster boring than existing solutions, despite this being a mature sector with established giants like Herrenknecht AG – but it seems to be going from strength to strength.
* Yekaterinburg Times: Fast-growing chain of discount liquor stores creates Russia’s newest billionaire. Incidentally, I have seen Krasnoe & Beloe shops springing up of late – they are particularly prevalent in the provinces.
* Brian Cloughley: It’s time to reclaim the forgotten memory of Russia’s participation in WW1
* Sean McMeekin (LA Times): Not Quiet on the Eastern Front: Traumatic post-WW1 history explains modern East European nationalism. I actually disagree with this thesis but it’s not a bad take.
This. What the Iron Curtain preserved was basically a sociocultural no-entropy chamber. Edgy NRx shitposts occasionally joke about "embracing Stalinism to own the libs," but there is a tiny grain of truth in there. https://t.co/8nt4wngc8j
— Solar Imperialist (@SolImperialist) November 12, 2018
* Nikolas Gvosdev: How Russia has learned from failures of pre-WW1 Tsarist foreign policy
* Reuters: Coal output at record highs, Russia plans to increase production by further 40% by 2030. More historical context here.
* Moscow Times: Ukraine to jail Russians who cross Ukrainian borders (inc. Crimea) illegally. I really need to visit Crimea and LDNR sooner rather than later.
* Independent (Singapore): Putin is in Singapore for the first time on 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations
* Ukrotriumph. Ben Aris: Ukrainian emigration to EU will likely to peak this year
* Insomniac: Ukraine’s outflow of workers to the EU is set to get worse before it gets better. A contrary take.
* Royal Economic Society: Soviet economic collapse was turbocharged by anticipation that constituent republics would soon leave
* Mark Leonard: US may be threatening European central bankers to force participation in Iran sanctions. This is in literally Soros-headed Project Syndicate, not some conspiracy site.
* Reuters: EU says SWIFT’s decision to cave to US Iran sanctions prompto is “regrettable”. That’s it, apparently – which sort of confirms the above article.
* Guillaume Durocher: Macron’s ratings collapse as former Interior Minister predicts civil war
* Generation Zyklon. The Gazette: Iowa high school students vote Republican and love Steve King
Also, congrats in order to Thorfinnsson:
If anybody from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin can clue me in on why it appears the entire male class of 2018 is throwing up a Sig Heil during their prom photos – that would be great.
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) November 12, 2018
* The Drive: Norwegian frigate out of commission after collision with oil tanker as it steamed back from NATO exercises. How did they get to Iceland without GPS?
Science & Culture
* NBF: Mission to catch the strange Oumuamua object from outer space will cost $4 billion. Obviously worth doing it… but it ain’t gonna happen. Too much money/political capital to be gained.
* hate graphs on my famous IQ vs. GDP per capita graph: “A dumb country can’t get rich without Oil. A smart country can’t get poor without Marx.”
* New eBook: The economics of the Great War: A centennial perspective. One of the editors is Mark Harrison.
* VoE: Illegal immigrants receive prepaid debit cards from UN, EU, and Soros. Sounds like a title from a conspiracy site but there’s photographic evidence.