I’m very pleased to announce that the longtime blogger calling himself “Audacious Epigone” has now joined The Unz Review.
AE’s blogging career stretches back over a dozen years, and we’ve imported his past archives. These are very considerable and amount to more than 2,300 posts totaling 1.3 million words, as well as nearly 25,000 comments totaling almost 3 million words. Over 4 million words of content amounts to roughly 40 reasonably-sized books, an excellent augmentation of our webzine.
Just recently someone had brought to my attention a very nice analysis AE had performed some years ago to estimate the relative harshness of the criminal justice system across the different states:
As an aside, my own Hispanic Crime article had noted the extremely wide variation in age-adjusted white incarceration rates across the different states. Although I’d suggested that much of this disparity was probably due to considerable differences in the strictness of local sentencing, I’d made no attempt to estimate this effect. It’s interesting to see that in very rough terms, AE’s calculations tend to confirm this pattern, with Texas being towards the harsh end of prison sentencing and Minnesota and Massachusetts towards the most lenient.
A great deal of AE’s work has involved much use of the extensive General Social Survey (GSS) dataset, applying this cornucopia of statistical social information to the political, ethnic, and racial analysis of American society over the decades, placing him in the front-ranks of the “Human Biodiversity” (HBD) analytical community. He regularly mines other important datasets as well, with his current maiden post relying upon the massive 450,000 voting survey from Reuters-Ipsos to describe the intriguing geographical pattern of white support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election:
It’s interesting to note that with the exceptions of tiny Wyoming and Alaska, Trump’s white support was most overwhelming in the racially-polarized states of the Deep South. On the other hand, as I’ve repeatedly emphasized to people, if whites nationwide had voted like their California counterparts, Trump would have lost all fifty states, mostly in huge landslides, suffering the most catastrophic defeat in American presidential history. This underscores the unsurprising fact that political strategies proving highly successful among certain demographic target audiences are completely problematical elsewhere.
I’m sure that visitors to our website will benefit greatly by exploring AE’s past writings as well as his ongoing work:
On a somewhat related matter, I’m also pleased to announce that C.J. Hopkins, a longtime contributor, has now been given his own columnist-slot, making it easier for readers to discover or follow his work.