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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:

http://www.unz.com/anepigone/strictness-index-which-states-are/

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:

http://www.unz.com/anepigone/white-republicanism-by-state-in-the-trump-era/

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:

http://www.unz.com/author/audacious-epigone/

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.

 
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  1. It’s an honor to be part of the greatest redoubt of open inquiry and free speech on the internet.

    • Replies: @Wally
  2. Good to see. I heretofore got to Mr Audaciuos via The Zman who I also expect to fall into Me Unz’s gaping maw.
    James Corbett too please.

    • Replies: @The Z Blog
    , @Anonymous
  3. Welcome to the Unz Review, AE. In addition to writing articles, hopefully you’ll post more too.

  4. Audacious Epigone is a most worthy addition to the webzine; he finds interesting patterns that are ignored by mainstream social and policy researchers. Unz.com is now a powerhouse of alternative perspectives; it deserves an even larger readership.

    • Agree: TheBoom
  5. Great choice. Natural fit. AE and Sailer are a sweet one-two punch.

  6. Wally says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    This site often & bravely hoists the banner of free speech, kudos to Ron Unz for that.

    However, it should be noted that Unz’s Anatoly Karlin bans any revisionist comments in his articles where he himself proselytizes about the “completely ridiculous” ‘6M & gas chambers’.
    That is NOT “the greatest redoubt of open inquiry and free speech on the internet.”
    The real leader in the free speech department is the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust, http://www.codoh.com
    CODOH’s site coordinator, Germar Rudolf, was extradited from the US and sentenced to 2.5 years in a German prison for publishing this:
    The Rudolf Report, Expert Report on Chemical and Technical Aspects
    of the ‘Gas Chambers’ of Auschwitz
    : http://www.vho.org/GB/Books/trr/

    http://www.unz.com is a bit late to the free speech party, but we’ll all take what we can get.
    Thanks.

    • LOL: Tusk
  7. Anon[103] • Disclaimer says:

    Hi, Epigone!

    Been reading your blog for years. You deserve this additional exposure.

    An excellent addition to Unz.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  8. I was a long time lurker who only recently started to post comments. I love the site for its smart and ecclectic contributors and commentors.

    But beyond that, Ron’s commenting software is heads and shoulders above everyone else’s. (I guess if you want to do something right, you need to do it yourself.)

    To my shame, I haven’t chipped in any monetary contribution yet. But that’s due to laziness only, and I’ll rectify that.

    • Replies: @utu
  9. @Wally

    The real leader in the free speech department is the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust, http://www.codoh.com
    CODOH’s site coordinator, Germar Rudolf, was extradited from the US and sentenced to 2.5 years in a German prison for publishing this:

    is he still with CODOH?

    • Replies: @Wally
  10. Patricus says:

    The Unz site has plenty of unique articles and posts. I check it almost every day. Great public service!

  11. Very good to see you here Audacious Epigone!

    One of your most interesting ideas – to me, anyway – has to do with Generation Z(yklon). Are they really going to be the based stormtroopers who will take back America, or is the whole meme going to end up being a damp squib? Surely that’s one of the primary questions we need to answer about America’s future. Anyhow, as you know, I had a post where I assembled links to your most germane articles on that topic here, which other readers here can check out.

    PS. The primary reason I ban Wally (also pretty much the only person I ban) is on account of his shameless, negative value added spamming. Which he so helpfully demonstrates on this very thread.

    • Agree: Tusk, Clyde
    • Replies: @Barbarossa
    , @Lot
    , @Corvinus
    , @Wally
  12. @Anatoly Karlin

    Can’t say as I blame you. I reflexively roll my eyes when Wally posts. God love him, but he is predictable!

  13. Lot says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Polls and mock voting of under-18 HS students have been showing them very GOP since at least 1996, when they they said they preferred Dole over Clinton. So don’t take polls of under-18s seriously.

  14. Corvinus says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    “One of your most interesting ideas – to me, anyway – has to do with Generation Z(yklon). Are they really going to be the based stormtroopers who will take back America?

    No.

    “or is the whole meme going to end up being a damp squib?”

    Yes.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  15. @Corvinus

    You’re here too, I see. Splendid.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Anon
    , @Liberty Mike
  16. Corvinus says:

    “You’re here too, I see. Splendid.”

    Well, someone has to keep you honest.

  17. Wally says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    said:
    “. The primary reason I ban Wally (also pretty much the only person I ban) is on account of his shameless, negative value added spamming. Which he so helpfully demonstrates on this very thread.”

    It is YOU who raises the impossible ‘holocaust’ in your articles and comments, I merely respond.
    And that is what bothers you, hence you desperately refer to my responses as ‘spamming’.
    You have no chance against me or any of the informed Revisionists at CODOH, hence you censor free speech on topics that YOU raise rather than be made to look foolish. You are as fake as they come. Free speech is something that you abhor because your propaganda cannot withstand scrutiny.

    I hereby challenge to Anatoly Karlin to debate me on the “holocaust’” narrative, one on one, right here at http://www.unz.com
    No name calling, no dodging.

    Only liars require censorship.

    • Troll: Tusk
    • Replies: @2stateshmustate
  18. @Lot

    I was an under-18 HS student in 1996, and we did prefer Dole over Clinton.

  19. utu says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Ron’s commenting software is heads and shoulders above everyone else’s

    Absolutely.

  20. White trash should be prohibited to use their brains to think philosophically because they almost born with rationality tilt, a big one… included goy shabboys here… always the same $$hit.

  21. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    I’m still not sure, but see Corvinus as a B++ troll, someone who is mocking the Tom Parsons character in 1984 in order to see how many he can draw into long, unwinnable argument.

    Given the apparent history, I would appreciate reading your take.

  22. EH says:

    Great news! AE has been one of my regular reads for years.

  23. @Anon

    Me as well.

    Congrats on the move here to Unz. Your pal Corvinus is one of the regulars.

  24. @Audacious Epigone

    I meant to address my last post to AE.

  25. Anonymous[368] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill Jones

    Great to see AE here, and I completely agree about james corbett.

  26. I’d like to note that I followed AE before it was Unz levels of hip and stylish.

    Jokes aside, it’s great to see him shifted over to unz.com though, I much prefer this site to blogspot’s format.

  27. Thanks, I prefer it, too. We’d really started to get a good comment community going at the old (blog)spot but the comment system is clunky, spammable, hard to follow, and even harder to recall in the future.

  28. @anonymous

    Is he mocking Parsons or is he Parsons? I don’t think he’d be comfortable with an audio recorder running while he slept.

    Engaging with him is like punching a waterfall. Nothing happens, nothing changes, eventually you get tired and leave, and the waterfall keeps flowing as you’re walking away.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @anonymous
  29. MBlanc46 says:

    Many thanks to Mr Unz for bringing AE to this scsite.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  30. TheBoom says:
    @Lot

    Maybe worth noting that Nixon won the youth vote when the voting age was lowered to 18

  31. TheBoom says:
    2696645

    Ban autocorrect. The Z belongs in these august pages

  32. Corvinus says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    “Is he mocking Parsons or is he Parsons? I don’t think he’d be comfortable with an audio recorder running while he slept.”

    Must be your late night feedings that are messing with your brain functionality and sleep patterns.

    “Engaging with him is like punching a waterfall. Nothing happens, nothing changes, eventually you get tired and leave, and the waterfall keeps flowing as you’re walking away.”

    I’ll give you a 4/5 for trying to advance the narrative for your fanbois and fan girlz.

    Like I said, I’m here to keep you honest.

  33. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    Thanks.

    There’s a fine line to walk when it comes to comments. The better writers on this site tend to address them, the hacks to pretend that they haven’t time. But it’s also important to avoid and, in the most egregious instances, banish the vandals and kooks. Mr. Unz has things pretty well optimized, IMO.

    • Replies: @anon
  34. @anonymous

    We are not required to engage in nitwit-nincompoop “precise epsilon-delta” debates with the nitwit-nincompoop Old Queens who read the The Nation Review=THE CUCKHOLDERY REVIEW……

    The Historic Native Born White American Majority Working Class is an epic LIFE AND DEATH battle for control of the LIVING AND BREEDING SPACE of America with the majority nonwhite Democratic Party Voting Bloc……

    The nitwit-nincompoop Old Queens who still read the National Review are irrelevant…..The HOMOSEXUAL-SURGICALLY MUTILATED TRANNY FREAK PEDERAST CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE ANTIFA will be swept away by the majority nonwhite Democratic Party Voting Bloc………

    It will be a Race War between THE HISTORIC NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS MAJORITY and the majority nonwhite Democratic Party Voting Bloc….for CONTROL of THE LIVING AND BREEDING SPACE OF AMERICA…..

    Politics in America is RACIAL TRIBAL for the majority nonwhite Democratic Party Voting Bloc……The White Working Class is just starting to notice this…..

    Or will thermonuclear war with Conservative Orthodox Christian Russia come first………

  35. anon[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    But it’s also important to avoid and, in the most egregious instances, banish the vandals and kooks

    the sad thing is if (((someone))) has enough money they can hire plenty of trolls and extremists to gum up the works. imo this is what happened at Gab, don’t be surprised if it happens here

  36. anon[220] • Disclaimer says:

    “Like I said, I’m here to keep you honest.”

    You’re a glutton for punishment who ends up losing most of the arguments I’ve seen you involved in – ones you usually start. You’re probably the worst poster on the entire site, more so than guys like Wally or Nigerian Nationalist. At least they can construct readable prose.

    • Replies: @fish
    , @Corvinus
  37. Mr Unz or member of your staff:
    I want to pay the $10 donation per month (if I read it right) but I would like to pay but once $120).
    How do I do this?
    Thank you. I know the site is free but this site gives sanity, inspiration, excitement, and hope to living-very important.

  38. fish says:
    @anon

    You’re probably the worst poster on the entire site

    Wells what’s bouts lenderp’s? Caint’s he gets a littles luvs? I be meanin from anybododys ceptin Tinys?

    Lenderb “won’ts nosebodys lub mees” Pittzazoo

  39. Corvinus says:
    @anon

    “You’re a glutton for punishment who ends up losing most of the arguments I’ve seen you involved in – ones you usually start.”

    I see you are still butt hurt over your last verbal thrashing. Perhaps you need some help when it comes to dialectic conversation. Would you like to know more citizen?

    • Replies: @epochehusserl
  40. anon[193] • Disclaimer says:

    “I see you are still butt hurt over your last verbal thrashing.”

    Yeah, you know who I am even though I’m one of dozens of people posting anonymously because…

    “Perhaps you need some help when it comes to dialectic conversation.”

    You’re a low IQ buffoon who has been run off more threads than I care to remember.

    “Would you like to know more citizen?”

    Like I said, worst poster…plus he’s a retard.

  41. @Corvinus

    Corvinus I have never seen you type anything productive on this website. Why do you post here?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @anon
  42. Corvinus says:
    @epochehusserl

    “Corvinus I have never seen you type anything productive on this website. Why do you post here?”

    Of course I have engaged in substantial commentary with insight and original thinking. You just dare not admit it!

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @anon
  43. anon[329] • Disclaimer says:
    @epochehusserl

    probably to annoy

  44. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    “Of course I have engaged in substantial commentary with insight and original thinking. You just dare not admit it!” Someone else must be working the weekend shift.

    Corvinus > 1

    AE, I wouldn’t think any less of you if you had this commenter(s) blocked.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  45. Corvinus says:
    @anonymous

    “AE, I wouldn’t think any less of you if you had this commenter(s) blocked.”

    Except this webzine is the last redoubt for unfettered speech. So why would you be opposed to people exercising their First Amendment?

    • Replies: @epochehusserl
    , @Bill Jones
  46. @Corvinus

    Corvinus is there a way to block commenters such as yourself because I think you detract from the discussions here and I am such that I am not the only one who feels this way.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  47. Corvinus says:
    @epochehusserl

    You can think anything you want. But I highly doubt I’m going to be banned merely for offering up cogent points that you find uncomfortable. Get over it. Because you are basically supporting what Twitter and the other social media platforms are doing to Milo, Alex Jones, and others on the Alt Right by purging them.

  48. @Corvinus

    You are not exercising your “first amendment” (Rights). Unless that is you know that Ron Unz is a creation of Congress,

  49. Corvinus says:

    “You are not exercising your “first amendment” (Rights).”

    Then what’s all the fuss about if members of the Alt Right are being de-platformed and purged?

  50. As long as it’s not threatening, vulgar, abusive, or intentionally spammy, I’m not at all inclined to moderate. That has been my MO from the beginning. I realize it comes with some drawbacks but Corvinus is pretty easy to ignore for those who want to (ie he responds in single posts).

  51. anon[390] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    Of course I have engaged in substantial commentary with insight and original thinking.

    lol, sure you have

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