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I’m very pleased to say that both our traffic and our comments have been growing nicely over the last few months, now regularly getting close to 3 million pageviews and easily breaking 40,000 comments with 4 million words on a monthly basis. We have certainly come a very long way in just a few years, establishing ourselves as an important presence within the world of alternative media, both Left and Right, and getting readership considerably greater than some other outlets that have been around far longer and deploy far greater financial and personal resources.

 

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Given these trends, it makes sense to match this solid expansion in our audience with some expansion of the writers and perspectives we offer, hewing closely to our central mission of providing a convenient venue for important and controversial perspectives generally excluded from the mainstream media.

One very natural addition will be Gilad Atzmon, an Israeli musician and author, whose writings strongly critical of the policies of his own Zionist homeland have attracted very considerable international notice, with wide discussion of his two books, The Wandering Who and Being in Time. I have been aware of his work for quite some time, and I am very pleased to now help bring his important views to a wider and more diverse audience.

 

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Last month I happened to come across a fascinating and extremely well-researched book on the famous Leo Frank lynching case of a century ago, the killing that prompted the establishment of the ADL. As I discussed in my subsequent article, the analysis provided completely transformed my view of that incident, leading me to conclude that everything I had known—or thought I had known—about its place in history was completely upside-down and backwards, constituting yet another good illustration of the extent to which our mainstream history books and media outlets so often constitute our own “American Pravda.”

Moreover, although the name of the author of that fine historical analysis was not provided, the publisher was The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan’s Black Nationalist religious-political organization, so routinely vilified by our regular media outlets. Under the circumstances, I was hardly surprised that I had been entirely unaware of that research work, while far less impressive treatments of the same subject had often received glowing coverage in the New York Times and other elite media organs.

Having discovered some of the fine writing and research produced by the NOI Research Group on its small webzine, I have now made arrangements to periodically republish some of that material, thereby once again bringing the articles to the attention of a wide and more ideologically diverse audience.

 

Over the last few years, nationalism in Europe has become a growing political force, with political parties leaning in that direction having gained power in parts of Central Europe and more recently Italy as well. Partly for this reason, I’m very glad to have enlisted Guillaume Durocher, a prominent French nationalist writer, to join our webzine as a regular contributor, providing the sort of perspective that may be well understood in European circles but very rarely makes its way into the Times or our other regular media outlets. Durocher is already well-known in American nationalist circles from his large body of past work that has appeared in The Occidental Observer, Counter Currents, and Radix Journal, and we are pleased to now provide him an additional platform for his interesting and controversial ideas.

 

Finally, I should remind readers that those who are pleased that we are providing such alternative media coverage and wish to demonstrate their support may now easily do so via the Patreon donor system. Among our many tens of thousands of regular monthly readers, there should certainly exist a slice financially willing and able to provide this additional funding and allow us thereby to further expand our coverage.

 
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  1. FKA Max says: • Website

    Thank you very much, Mr. Unz!

    https://www.patreon.com/UnzReview/overview

    Joining and Supporting THE UNZ REVIEW Community

    http://www.unz.com/announcement/supporting-the-unz-review/

    • Replies: @FKA Max
  2. JLK says:

    I noticed a post earlier today that seemed to suggest violence. A “report button” might be a good idea for your own protection.

  3. A. This organ won’t let you change your name. Sounds like censorship to me.

    B. How can you publish Nation of Islam considering how the only purpose of the whole magazine is to prove blacks inferior? Sheesh.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  4. I look forward to the NOI articles. I think MLK was a deep state sponsored stooge whose function was to steal the thunder away from Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam because they were getting too close to the truth. Much the same way that the Laurel Canyon hippie movement was created to draw attention away from the burgeoning anti war movement that threatened the deep state.

    • Replies: @Wade
  5. DB Cooper says:

    Please include the coverage of Tibet and the Dalai Lama. The reason is not that the issue has much consequence to the world’s affair, but because the Dalai Lama is a well-known figure world wide and the conventional narrative of Tibet pushed by the MSM (invaded and occupied by China and all these persecutions) is actually a lie when in fact part of Tibet was invaded and occupied by India to this day will certainly open the eyes of many still gullible readers and hopefully prompt them to question the many things they read from the media.

    This will also bring more traffic to this site because I am sure there are people who have vested interests in maintaining the conventional narrative.

    • Replies: @RudyM
  6. FKA Max says:
    @FKA Max

    Finally, I should remind readers that those who are pleased that we are providing such alternative media coverage and wish to demonstrate their support may now easily do so via the Patreon donor system. Among our many tens of thousands of regular monthly readers, there should certainly exist a slice financially willing and able to provide this additional funding and allow us thereby to further expand our coverage.

    Mr. Unz,

    I think your site will receive more financial support and patrons if you have a permanent link to the Unz Review Patreon page on/in the sidebar, maybe underneath the “Follow Us” buttons/options?

  7. @JLK

    JLK, care to share what that comment was? I’m just curious.

    Ron, great decision to include the writings of Gilad. He is top-notch and someone I admire.

    • Replies: @JLK
  8. I hate being sycophantic, more even perhaps than when I catch myself being hypocritical. And yet here’s Ron doing what he’s doing and me endlessly piling on the accolades, promoting this site (and unz.org) to all and sundry, and overlooking the petty irritations and quibbles that consume me with a site like Takimag or Amren.

    As an effort to be constructive, I’d only suggest adding more leftist content. Finding lucid and sane leftists is not an easy task – suspension of self-awareness, repudiation of nature/reality, and abject stupidity are the norm – but I think all of us on the side of reason and clear understanding of reality benefit from exposure to the best and brightest of our ideological opponents. It’s also a means of increasing the number of people exposed to the disinfecting sunlight of objective empirical truths. This may be an idiotic idea given the difficulty in finding content and increasing work in content moderation.

    In any case, Ron is a national treasure.

    • Replies: @Vendetta
    , @Svigor
  9. @obwandiyag

    B. How can you publish Nation of Islam considering how the only purpose of the whole magazine is to prove blacks inferior? Sheesh.

    NOI proves blacks inferior? Couldn’t one say the same of Detroit, St Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and the continent of Africa?

    And isn’t it early to apply labels like inferior/superior on a global scale? Blacks run and jump in a superior fashion and nobody comes close in cannibal cuisine to the African. Nature will eventually reveal the true winner and right now, with 4 Billion Africans on the way, it’s looking like the underdog has a very strong chance.

  10. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Is there a way to make a financial contribution by check?

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  11. JLK says:
    @Pinche Perro

    Something about a bullet and a skull.

  12. T. Weed says:

    As I commented earlier on this site, I unsubscribed from The American Conservative because they fired Giraldi and got rid of Ron Unz, but I am willing to write a check for the amount yearly I subscribed to TAC, and give it to Unz review. I have to know where to send the annual check, and to whom or what.

  13. RudyM says:

    Having discovered some of the fine writing and research produced by the NOI Research Group on its small webzine, I have now made arrangements to periodically republish some of that material, thereby once again bringing the articles to the attention of a wide and more ideologically diverse audience.

    Will you be selling sweet potato pies too? Don’t laugh, those NOI sweet potato pies are pretty good.

    On a more serious note, I’d love to see more dialogue about monetary policy. At the very least, I’d like to see more representation of the Modern Monetary Theory school (and maybe the debate could occur in the comments). Michael Hudson falls under that label to an extent, but he doesn’t spend that much time discussing its core claims the way a Stephanie Kelton, Warren Mosler, L. Randall Wray, etc. do. Wray has the disadvantage of being a terrible writer, incidentally. I’m not sure if anyone like that would want to be associated with this website, however. Maybe you could find someone (from the right?) to write about Georg Friedrich Knapp. Need to read his State Theory of Money one of these days.

    Also, from the “conspiracy community” (admittedly a pretty absurd term), I think James Tracy (see Memory Hole Blog) would be a great inclusion, and I can’t imagine he’d be squeamish about being republished here.

    • Replies: @Old fogey
  14. RudyM says:
    @DB Cooper

    Yes, there is a lot of very interesting dirt on the politics of Tibetan Buddhism. I’m interested in that subject. There’s also a Jewish angle, considering that (ethnic) Jews have really spear-headed the promotion of Tibetan Buddhism in the west. So it provides another glimpse of how the machinery of elite (with or without echoes) persuasion works.

  15. gman says:

    Thanks Ron

    I think a podcast would be a great idea also!

  16. JackOH says:

    Ron, is there any contemporary Black political literature you know of that might fit in here? I’m particularly thinking of Blacks who left the Democrat plantation to vote Republican. I know a few Black Republican partisans, but just casually, and I don’t have a clue what the thought process is that transformed them.

    How about historical Black political literature that might find a purchase here? Washington, Garvey, Dubois? There were a handful of Black newspapers, too.

    I’d also be interested in analytical pieces that help readers distinguish Black Supremacism, that horrible pop philosophy that justifies street crime against Whites, from ideas of Black uplift and self-help.

  17. Vendetta says:
    @Stan d Mute

    Elijah Magnier would be a great add. Great Middle East coverage, mainly popular with the anti-imperialist left, but I know he opened an account on Gab and doesn’t seem to worry too much about associating with deplorables.

  18. anon[244] • Disclaimer says:

    “Is there a way to make a financial contribution by check?”

    You should be aware that banks photocopy checks and provide them to law enforcement upon request. If unz.com ever comes under investigation for any reason, even a contrived one, it is possible that nefarious bank employees or politically-motivated FBI guys might release your information to the media. They already did something like that to Trump or one of his guys a while back. If you are concerned about your identity being kept private, I would suggest a cryptocurrency.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Dan Hayes
  19. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Well, … [sincere] thanks. But now someone may tell us that cryptocurrency is a honey trap, etc.

    This country has been hijacked by mass communication — the content grows increasingly banal, but the stakes more serious.

    How about we all just meet for breakfast, and take turns picking up the check?

  20. Dan Hayes says:
    @anon

    Anon[244] & Anon[340] in Comment#10:

    How about using US Post Office Money Orders or private Money Orders to evade personal identification?

    (It’s certainly not 21st Century technology but should nevertheless be effective.)

    • Replies: @anonymous
  21. Your wide-ranging intellect and contrarian impulses help make this site great. Keep at it, and thanks.

  22. Splendid to hear that Gilad Atzmon has been signed up. I reckon Nick Griffin, former leader of the British National Party, would be a useful addition to the UR stable. In a recent interview Griffin said: “Ron Unz deserves praise as the current leader of a small band of ‘righteous Jews’ whose work in spreading the truth puts most self-proclaimed ‘Nazis’ to shame.”

  23. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dan Hayes

    Thanks again!

    Mr. Unz, please give us your thoughts and, if you concur, a postal address.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  24. Jason Liu says:

    Do you have a backup plan ready if the deplatformers come? Hard to believe they haven’t hit this site yet.

  25. Old fogey says:
    @RudyM

    I would like to second the nomination of James Tracy.

  26. Wade says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Can you provide sources for this? The other day I came across a youtube video talking about how odd it was that so many hippie bands came from Laurel Canyon and how many individuals in these bands had fathers in military intelligence or were high ranking military officers, Mama’s and the Papa’s, The Byrds, The Doors.. there were many more of these that I can’t remember. Basically all your classic 60′s psychedelic music. I never understood a motive though for why Jim Morrison’s father would’ve recruited his son for some nefarious government purposes though and the video I watched proffered no explanation.

    However, I do remember a conversation on Youtube between Jordan Peterson (not a fan) and that renegade feminist Camille Paglia in which Paglia explains that back in her day all the real leftists –of which she counted herself one, the sort of leftists concerned with real issues like income inequality and war as opposed to today’s leftists who are all SJW’s and NPC’s, all suffered severe brain damage due to drug usage in the 60′s and therefore were “taken out”, as it were, so that there was no one around that could sustain a viable left wing. She says that drugs destroyed the left. She claims she knew many of the people who would’ve gone on to constitute the modern left assuming that these individuals would’ve made it through college but they were all lost to the psychedelic, hippie movement. Paglia claims to be one of the few leftists that did not succumb to this temptation.

    I’m not a leftist but I admit it would be nice to have more around that a) can think and b) aren’t supplicants to the democrat party.

    And so we are left with ineffectual SJW’s and NPC’s basically destroying the culture and tripping up the legitimate right. The only right wingers and left wingers we have left that are viable political candidates and consultants are the ones that are pro war.

    Mission Accomplished?

    Reflecting upon these remarks and your accusation about Laurel Canyon being a covert intelligence operation to overthrow the anti-war left seems to dovetail.

    It really makes me suspicious that as the alt-right grew and grew so fast whether this was also some kind of intel operation, or at least the alt-right was probably infiltrated very early on, and it is intended to suck in all the sorts of people who would rise up in a rage if they pay too much attention to things like 911. Enter pro-Trump Alex Jones.

    And then you’ve got this QAnon business –very clearly a cleverly crafted hoax or intelligence Pied-Piper type of operation as well.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @anon
  27. Anonymous[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wade

    AFAIK, the Laurel Canyon hippie psyops story came from this book —
    Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon.
    The link is to a PDF of the entire book, if you want to read it.

  28. Anon[661] • Disclaimer says:

    Among our many tens of thousands of regular monthly readers, there should certainly exist a slice financially willing and able to provide this additional funding and allow us thereby to further expand our coverage.

    Which made me recall of a recent chat with a fellow (F).

    F: So what do you do for a living?
    Me: Errrr…. I don’t work.
    F: You don’t work, or you haven’t worked ever.
    Me: Errr… well, currwently I don’t work.

    Giving that my Deception Quotient is around 60, I trust it that he read the truth behind my words.

    Why post this here? Because it’s one of those hyper-rare times I wish I were a millionaire, or better yet a billionaire.

    Soccer Football Tennis Formula 1 NBA Baseball stars have millionaire wages, and no-one who has serioua money backs courageous journalism, research, and arts (every REAL artist passes his life dealing with brokenness and editors and publishers prying him in order to make his works watered down, thus better selling.
    What a time for culture.

  29. Is there a way to contribute financially without having it traced back? I hear bitcoin and blockchain are good with that but can anyone elaborate as what exactly causes them to be untraceable?

    Are there other alternatives? Or are we condemned to behave like the “revolutionists” of classical europe hiding behind walls, meeting in underground cafes (unz being one such cafe) all the time unless something “abrupt” changes this?

    • Replies: @anon
  30. Nice work.

    I hesitate to copy & paste a comment I just submitted to Steve, but I will do it anyways.

    Have you ever considered posting a poll so we can get an idea of reader demographics? It would be interesting to know the race and ethnic breakdowns, years of education, political affiliation, sex (95% male I am guessing), religion, income, region, etc.

  31. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @TRASH(NOT)

    Is there a way to contribute financially without having it traced back?

    use Mastercard non-reloadable gift card – there’s an explanation over in the donations thread

  32. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wade

    Can you provide sources for this? The other day I came across a youtube video talking about how odd it was that so many hippie bands came from Laurel Canyon and how many individuals in these bands had fathers in military intelligence or were high ranking military officers, Mama’s and the Papa’s, The Byrds, The Doors.. there were many more of these that I can’t remember. Basically all your classic 60′s psychedelic music. I never understood a motive though for why Jim Morrison’s father would’ve recruited his son for some nefarious government purposes though and the video I watched proffered no explanation.

    this guy covers this stuff in several podcasts – first hour of each is free:

    https://www.crrow777radio.com/

    check around episodes #20-30 and then there are a few later too

  33. FKA Max says:

    The article “U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.” http://www.unz.com/forum/u-s-law-enforcement-failed-to-see-the-threat-of-white-nationalism-now-they-dont-know-how-to-stop-it/ does not seem to load correctly at the moment; error message: We’re sorry. That page could not be found.

  34. Svigor says:
    @Stan d Mute

    Dude Ron is maximum mensch. Nothing wrong with heaping praise on people who genuinely deserve it.

    Ron genuinely deserves it.

  35. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    There is always the safe way: make a money order and send it by snail mail (with fake return address if desired).

  36. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:

    should note that if attempt to comment on an article and am the first commentor and use “anon” for username the comment doesn’t post

    usually this happens on Featured Video Channel

  37. anon[144] • Disclaimer says:

    “Well, … [sincere] thanks. But now someone may tell us that cryptocurrency is a honey trap, etc.

    It’s not, at least not Bitcoin and the ones that popped up around that time. The US government was running a campaign to discredit the creator of Bitcoin before Trump’s surprise victory. This was meant to set the stage for its banning. They are worried about crypto precisely because it is difficult to track.

    “How about we all just meet for breakfast, and take turns picking up the check?”

    Never exchange personal information over this platform or outside of it to a poster. There are groups that do opsec that would use the opportunity to get you fired from your job or otherwise ruin your life.

    “Money orders”

    Not as secure at you might think as many institutions will still photocopy the item. Even if you could avoid listing your personal information to an outfit like Western Union these days, it wouldn’t be difficult for me to use your phone’s GPS log (or car GPS, credit card purchase logs, etc) to put you in the area and time where Western Union will record the transaction from originating. If I am doing end monitoring of Unz, it would be possible to compile of list of likely financiers; a lot of these kinds of records are highly automated these days such that a contractor only has to press a few buttons to look up the information (restrictions are tighter since Snowdon but it is still feasible). Granted, that’s FBI, CIA, NSA level stuff, so you aren’t likely to be doxxed via this manner by antifa. But, like I said, there is still a remote possibility that they could leak the information under the right circumstances. In that sense, I guess it depends upon your threat assessment of the situation. If you are a retiree with a government pension who doesn’t much care about the 0.1% probability of your name coming out within your lifetime, then it may not matter. But if you are a 22 year old who aspires to be a college professor, you might instead want look up a cryptocurrency and wait for Unz to make this an option, instead.

  38. @JLK

    Wow, Mr. Unz! I’m impressed at the array of up to the minute subjects. I will be visiting your website often.

  39. anon[235] • Disclaimer says:

    BTW, the police state just came for YouTube competitor Bitchute. They’ve been banned from PayPal. The police state is trying to shut down competitors to their “state-sponsored in all but name” information distribution sites. Look for them to go after crypto next. They’ve been setting the state with nonsense scare reports and studies claiming that it’s bad for the environment (climate change) along with implications about its use by criminal elements and “white supremacists.”

    • Replies: @anon
  40. anon[418] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    BTW, the police state just came for YouTube competitor Bitchute. They’ve been banned from PayPal. The police state is trying to shut down competitors to their “state-sponsored in all but name” information distribution sites.

    just build your own platform, goyim

    oh you did? well we better take away your funding

  41. anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:

    I like most of the writers and appreciate many alternative points of view.

    I do like the comment section, but feel there should be some moderation – otherwise it gets to be like the 7th and 8th grade public school classes I was trying to teach in Brooklyn 1985-86 – chaos, everybody jumping around and shouting, not much listening.

    I so support honest discussion of the JQ and some practical suggestions for improving the situation with the JQ:

    Taking down the power of Jewish Neo Conservative war mongers
    Braking up the J media monopoly of Hollywood, New York Times, CNN etc and now social media monopolists (Facebook, Twitter, Google etc)

    Still I think open anti Semitic jew ranting isn’t helpful.

  42. anon[851] • Disclaimer says:

    “I do like the comment section, but feel there should be some moderation…Still I think open anti Semitic jew ranting isn’t helpful.”

    Standards manipulation is one way in which the US government attempts to regulate speech. In years past, they would insert moles into tech companies and UN panels in an attempt to influence them into adopting policies favorable to their interests (“oh, don’t go too far on privacy because XYZ”), which would then allow them to hack more effectively. They’ve recently adopted a similar strategy to regulate competitors to Microsoft and Google, firms that both put back doors into their software, especially the former.

    Specifically, I’m referring to Linux. They’ve tried manipulating individuals into demanding a ridiculous TOS for codework submission. Obviously, the political beliefs of those who work on open-sourced software shouldn’t matter, only the quality of the code, but excluding politically incorrect competition has several beneficial affects 1) it makes competition with Microsoft more difficult, preserving their monopoly and the NSA’s backdoors 2) it serves as an indirect form of inducing self-censorship among those in an influential field where information can spread rapidly (who will speak out if there is any chance they will get banned?) and 3) it places ideologically loyal people into positions where they can in the future censor dissidents if need be.

    The comment above is similar in that fashion: plant a mole who is seemingly on your side but demands a small, perhaps trivial, capitulation. Over time, lots of small capitulations leads to hardcore regulation of dissent and expulsion of the old guard. My suggestion is that UNZ should primarily focus on moderation to avoid legal liability – promotion of immediate and credible acts of violence, doxxing, etc. They should be very careful about going beyond that.

  43. Yevardian says:

    Gilad Atzmon huh… Does the Unz Review really need more columnists who obsess over Jewish issues in every single one of their articles?
    There’s Chris Hedges, Theodore Dalrymple, Robert Fisk, John Pilger, various bloggers, a dozen others I’d put first.Though in fairness Ron’s latest ‘American Pravda’ has probably scared away any figure uninterested in the topic at this point.

    • Replies: @David
  44. David says:
    @Yevardian

    That’s a good point. But maybe this is a case of Horton Hears a Who, where everyone shouting together will be heard.

  45. David says:

    I read this in one of today’s headline articles, “…and what policies their influence is affecting.” It could be right, but it probably isn’t what the author meant to say.

    I think if a reader could block-in a bit of text and right-click for some option to flag poor English usage or orthography, it would be valuable copy-editing for Unz Review and would provide some really interesting data about what things its readers consider poor usage. There would be lots of false positives, of course, but those would be the most interesting things to see.

    The number of typos published daily here at Unz Review contrasts with the real intellectual excellence on display, and debases it a little.

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