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I’m very pleased to announce that JayMan has now joined The Review as one of our regular Columnists, bearing the appropriate moniker “A Troublemaker for the Truth.”

JayMan first came to my attention in a 2014 column by John Derbyshire, who also more recently suggested that he would make an excellent addition to our stable of writers. Over the last few years, JayMan has certainly become a leading blogger on human biodiversity issues, producing over two hundred finely crafted articles, replete with the sorts of detailed charts and graphs that might be the envy of the production staff of at the weekly New York Times science section. The incorporation of those extensive archives, including all their original comments, is an important long-term addition to our small but growing webzine. I’m sure our readers will find his analyses as fascinating as I have.

Meanwhile, I’ve now also finally incorporated the full archives of two of our more recent Columnists, Ilana Mercer and James Petras, which together total over 1200 articles and almost two million words, previously published over the last fifteen years. All of this material is now fully searchable by Title or Text, and may be filtered or stratified in a variety of different ways.

Finally, I’m also greatly pleased that our blogger Anatoly Karlin has now returned from a hiatus of a couple of months, and now has a long list of major topics he plans to explore in coming weeks, both on geopolitical issues and human biodiversity issues.

Update: I’m very pleased to further announce I’ve now also added the full archives of Prof. Michael Hudson, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a prominent international economic advisor. His more than 400 articles and columns total just over a million words:

http://www.unz.com/author/michael-hudson/

 
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  1. Is Those Who Can See next? I hope so!

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Hear hear to adding M.G. Miles's humane, thoughtful, courageous voice to the HBD mix, even though TWCS is rarely updated, largely owing to the depth and scope of each essay.

    M.G.'s blog is the only one I know where an HBD blogger thoughtfully reflects on the public policy perspective.

    The US and EU in particular (Miles resides in France) are saddled with mid-20th-century (or earlier) social-experiment-based public policies that not only don't work, they are draining away the vitality and possibility from everything that does.

    Factoring HBD into this is essential. As JayMan once wrote:

    "The key problem with recognizing the true pervasiveness of heredity and the relative insignificance and capriciousness of the environment is that it makes it all the more difficult to craft a better a world. This isn’t a problem for only the blank-slatist types. The HBD-aware often share these hopes. Many in this space leave the door open for the environment in the hopes that we can engineer better outcomes if we try (not just harder, as utopian liberals believe, but, perhaps smarter as well). From, parenting, to lifestyle, to social engineering, unfortunately, it turns out, the reality is not so simple. There isn’t always something you can do. The truth calls for a type of serenity – accepting what you cannot change. Perhaps this makes heredity an even harder sell than it is, but in all our marketing, we (or at least, some of us) have to be sure we aren’t sacrificing the truth in the process."

    I'd suggest that there is much unexplored "something we can do" in terms of rolling back public policies that are amply demonstrated not to work or even do harm, and reallocating resources.

    Ending an experiment that isn't working and is even damaging those it purports to help is entirely rational and humane. I suppose I should add a disclaimer to the effect that I do appreciate the political implications of what I'm saying, having worked in various arenas of public policy over the past 3 decades. Fostering a change in the experiment is hard, when the Establishment entirely consist of sinecured careerists who pose as radical rebels.

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  2. Ah, sweet!

    I don’t agree with everything Jay Man writes—he’s more of a biological determinist than I am—but nonetheless, he has a lot of great things to say about the realities of human biological diversity. I like a person who has the courage to address reality, rather than merely their own interest and advantage.

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  3. Trump says that 14th Amendment (birthright citizenship for children of foreigners) is unconstitutional.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/donald-trump-bill-oreilly-interview-121515.html

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    this reply is directed at both JW and Trump: that's why it's an "amendment", ya stupid twit
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  4. Now all that Unz.com needs to provide is a time warp so we can read all this fine material.

    Thanks for providing the platform, Ron.

    One little thing — the “edit” button has a nominal 5 min. clock, but in reality only allows editing for 60- to 90-seconds. Or else I’m doing something wrong.

    ??

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    That's very odd. The timer is set for 5 minutes, and on my own comments, that's exactly what I see ticking down. But I think a couple of other commenters have also mentioned similar difficulties once or twice.

    Perhaps the issue is that people with slow connections or slow devices might lose some time while the page reloads and refreshes, reducing the effective time limit which is based on an absolute clock. So the easiest thing might be for me to just raise the time limit by another couple of minutes, making up for such possible delay.
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  5. Ron Unz says:
    @SolontoCroesus
    Now all that Unz.com needs to provide is a time warp so we can read all this fine material.

    Thanks for providing the platform, Ron.

    One little thing -- the "edit" button has a nominal 5 min. clock, but in reality only allows editing for 60- to 90-seconds. Or else I'm doing something wrong.

    ??

    That’s very odd. The timer is set for 5 minutes, and on my own comments, that’s exactly what I see ticking down. But I think a couple of other commenters have also mentioned similar difficulties once or twice.

    Perhaps the issue is that people with slow connections or slow devices might lose some time while the page reloads and refreshes, reducing the effective time limit which is based on an absolute clock. So the easiest thing might be for me to just raise the time limit by another couple of minutes, making up for such possible delay.

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    • Replies: @Sean
    I get that a lot, but not when using Chrome

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    There are personal costs for blogging under one's own name and people who pay that price get me to pay attention. Jayman is self-consciously rational so probably thinks it doesn't matter what his personal details are. But when we try to be totally logical what we come up with is often just what is peculiar to us (like meditation causing weird stuff to surface in the mind). If someone has a special subject making their hunches worth paying attention to, then they will have a name. Anon bloggers need more than their own assertions of logical thinking to get my attention.

    , @SolontoCroesus
    thanks.

    thanks twice.
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  6. Sean says:
    @Ron Unz
    That's very odd. The timer is set for 5 minutes, and on my own comments, that's exactly what I see ticking down. But I think a couple of other commenters have also mentioned similar difficulties once or twice.

    Perhaps the issue is that people with slow connections or slow devices might lose some time while the page reloads and refreshes, reducing the effective time limit which is based on an absolute clock. So the easiest thing might be for me to just raise the time limit by another couple of minutes, making up for such possible delay.

    I get that a lot, but not when using Chrome


    There are personal costs for blogging under one’s own name and people who pay that price get me to pay attention. Jayman is self-consciously rational so probably thinks it doesn’t matter what his personal details are. But when we try to be totally logical what we come up with is often just what is peculiar to us (like meditation causing weird stuff to surface in the mind). If someone has a special subject making their hunches worth paying attention to, then they will have a name. Anon bloggers need more than their own assertions of logical thinking to get my attention.

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  7. this message is annoying

    grey enlightenment2 was selected as commenter name and that is the name of an existing, established commenter. However, the entered email did not match that of the existing commenter. To avoid confusion of identity, please provide one of the regular emails for that commenter or select a different commenter name.

    There should be a strait-forward account creation option that stores all information & settings about the user’s account, in addition to the cookie method you use.

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  8. jtgw says:

    Very happy about this addition. I like how you’ve tried to balance the representation of right and left opinions on here. I know JayMan is someone who considers himself to cross the political spectrum, though because of his strong HBD beliefs I think most people just pigeonhole him as a right-winger. I hope he uses this platform to explore political topics as well as the more technical HBD issues.

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  9. @Ron Unz
    That's very odd. The timer is set for 5 minutes, and on my own comments, that's exactly what I see ticking down. But I think a couple of other commenters have also mentioned similar difficulties once or twice.

    Perhaps the issue is that people with slow connections or slow devices might lose some time while the page reloads and refreshes, reducing the effective time limit which is based on an absolute clock. So the easiest thing might be for me to just raise the time limit by another couple of minutes, making up for such possible delay.

    thanks.

    thanks twice.

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  10. Olorin says:
    @Peter Lund
    Is Those Who Can See next? I hope so!

    Hear hear to adding M.G. Miles’s humane, thoughtful, courageous voice to the HBD mix, even though TWCS is rarely updated, largely owing to the depth and scope of each essay.

    M.G.’s blog is the only one I know where an HBD blogger thoughtfully reflects on the public policy perspective.

    The US and EU in particular (Miles resides in France) are saddled with mid-20th-century (or earlier) social-experiment-based public policies that not only don’t work, they are draining away the vitality and possibility from everything that does.

    Factoring HBD into this is essential. As JayMan once wrote:

    “The key problem with recognizing the true pervasiveness of heredity and the relative insignificance and capriciousness of the environment is that it makes it all the more difficult to craft a better a world. This isn’t a problem for only the blank-slatist types. The HBD-aware often share these hopes. Many in this space leave the door open for the environment in the hopes that we can engineer better outcomes if we try (not just harder, as utopian liberals believe, but, perhaps smarter as well). From, parenting, to lifestyle, to social engineering, unfortunately, it turns out, the reality is not so simple. There isn’t always something you can do. The truth calls for a type of serenity – accepting what you cannot change. Perhaps this makes heredity an even harder sell than it is, but in all our marketing, we (or at least, some of us) have to be sure we aren’t sacrificing the truth in the process.”

    I’d suggest that there is much unexplored “something we can do” in terms of rolling back public policies that are amply demonstrated not to work or even do harm, and reallocating resources.

    Ending an experiment that isn’t working and is even damaging those it purports to help is entirely rational and humane. I suppose I should add a disclaimer to the effect that I do appreciate the political implications of what I’m saying, having worked in various arenas of public policy over the past 3 decades. Fostering a change in the experiment is hard, when the Establishment entirely consist of sinecured careerists who pose as radical rebels.

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  11. Pat Casey says:

    Cool. And I think its objectively interesting how this website is current-events op-eds PLUS human biodiversity. I guess that’s exactly the way consilience will occur.

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  12. Blobby5 says:

    Love this site. Well done!

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  13. Well done indeed, sir. :-)

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  14. Welcome!

    Steve

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  15. @JohnnyWalker123
    Trump says that 14th Amendment (birthright citizenship for children of foreigners) is unconstitutional.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/donald-trump-bill-oreilly-interview-121515.html

    this reply is directed at both JW and Trump: that’s why it’s an “amendment”, ya stupid twit

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  16. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Jayman is a cuckservative. I won’t be reading him. He is a loser.

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    Jayman is a liberal.
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  17. Harold says:
    @Anonymous
    Jayman is a cuckservative. I won't be reading him. He is a loser.

    Jayman is a liberal.

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  18. Harold says:

    BUG REPORT:
    When I go to the following link:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/announcement/adding-jayman-plus-a-couple-of-million-additional-words/

    I just get the comments archive for all columns, I think. Certainly I don’t get the comments archive for this post.

    This doesn’t bother me, I just thought you might want to know.

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    Fixed.
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  19. Ron Unz says:
    @Harold
    BUG REPORT:
    When I go to the following link:

    http://www.unz.com/comments/announcement/adding-jayman-plus-a-couple-of-million-additional-words/

    I just get the comments archive for all columns, I think. Certainly I don’t get the comments archive for this post.

    This doesn’t bother me, I just thought you might want to know.

    Fixed.

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