The Unz Review - Mobile
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media

Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New Reply
Current Commenter says:

Leave a Reply -


 Remember My InformationWhy?
 Email Replies to my Comment
Submitted comments become the property of The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter
Commenters to FollowHide Excerpts
By Authors Filter?
Andrei Martyanov Andrew J. Bacevich Andrew Joyce Andrew Napolitano Boyd D. Cathey Brad Griffin C.J. Hopkins Chanda Chisala Eamonn Fingleton Eric Margolis Fred Reed Godfree Roberts Gustavo Arellano Ilana Mercer Israel Shamir James Kirkpatrick James Petras James Thompson Jared Taylor JayMan John Derbyshire John Pilger Jonathan Revusky Kevin MacDonald Linh Dinh Michael Hoffman Michael Hudson Mike Whitney Nathan Cofnas Norman Finkelstein Pat Buchanan Patrick Cockburn Paul Craig Roberts Paul Gottfried Paul Kersey Peter Frost Peter Lee Philip Giraldi Philip Weiss Robert Weissberg Ron Paul Ron Unz Stephen J. Sniegoski The Saker Tom Engelhardt A. Graham Adam Hochschild Aedon Cassiel Ahmet Öncü Alexander Cockburn Alexander Hart Alfred McCoy Alison Rose Levy Alison Weir Anand Gopal Andre Damon Andrew Cockburn Andrew Fraser Andy Kroll Ann Jones Anonymous Anthony DiMaggio Ariel Dorfman Arlie Russell Hochschild Arno Develay Arnold Isaacs Artem Zagorodnov Astra Taylor Austen Layard Aviva Chomsky Ayman Fadel Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Garson Barbara Myers Barry Lando Belle Chesler Beverly Gologorsky Bill Black Bill Moyers Bob Dreyfuss Bonnie Faulkner Brenton Sanderson Brett Redmayne-Titley Brian Dew Carl Horowitz Catherine Crump Charles Bausman Charles Goodhart Charles Wood Charlotteville Survivor Chase Madar Chris Hedges Chris Roberts Christian Appy Christopher DeGroot Chuck Spinney Coleen Rowley Cooper Sterling Craig Murray Dahr Jamail Dan E. Phillips Dan Sanchez Daniel McAdams Danny Sjursen Dave Kranzler Dave Lindorff David Barsamian David Bromwich David Chibo David Gordon David North David Vine David Walsh David William Pear Dean Baker Dennis Saffran Diana Johnstone Dilip Hiro Dirk Bezemer Ed Warner Edmund Connelly Eduardo Galeano Ellen Cantarow Ellen Packer Ellison Lodge Eric Draitser Eric Zuesse Erik Edstrom Erika Eichelberger Erin L. Thompson Eugene Girin F. Roger Devlin Franklin Lamb Frida Berrigan Friedrich Zauner Gabriel Black Gary Corseri Gary North Gary Younge Gene Tuttle George Albert George Bogdanich George Szamuely Georgianne Nienaber Glenn Greenwald Greg Grandin Greg Johnson Gregoire Chamayou Gregory Foster Gregory Hood Gregory Wilpert Guest Admin Hannah Appel Hans-Hermann Hoppe Harri Honkanen Henry Cockburn Hina Shamsi Howard Zinn Hubert Collins Hugh McInnish Ira Chernus Jack Kerwick Jack Rasmus Jack Ravenwood Jack Sen James Bovard James Carroll James Fulford Jane Lazarre Jared S. Baumeister Jason C. Ditz Jason Kessler Jay Stanley Jeff J. Brown Jeffrey Blankfort Jeffrey St. Clair Jen Marlowe Jeremiah Goulka Jeremy Cooper Jesse Mossman Jim Daniel Jim Kavanagh JoAnn Wypijewski Joe Lauria Johannes Wahlstrom John W. Dower John Feffer John Fund John Harrison Sims John Reid John Stauber John Taylor John V. Walsh John Williams Jon Else Jonathan Alan King Jonathan Anomaly Jonathan Rooper Jonathan Schell Joseph Kishore Juan Cole Judith Coburn K.R. Bolton Karel Van Wolferen Karen Greenberg Kelley Vlahos Kersasp D. Shekhdar Kevin Barrett Kevin Zeese Kshama Sawant Lance Welton Laura Gottesdiener Laura Poitras Laurent Guyénot Lawrence G. Proulx Leo Hohmann Linda Preston Logical Meme Lorraine Barlett M.G. Miles Mac Deford Maidhc O Cathail Malcolm Unwell Marcus Alethia Marcus Cicero Margaret Flowers Mark Danner Mark Engler Mark Perry Matt Parrott Mattea Kramer Matthew Harwood Matthew Richer Matthew Stevenson Max Blumenthal Max Denken Max North Maya Schenwar Michael Gould-Wartofsky Michael Schwartz Michael T. Klare Murray Polner Nan Levinson Naomi Oreskes Nate Terani Ned Stark Nelson Rosit Nicholas Stix Nick Kollerstrom Nick Turse Noam Chomsky Nomi Prins Patrick Cleburne Patrick Cloutier Paul Cochrane Paul Engler Paul Nachman Paul Nehlen Pepe Escobar Peter Brimelow Peter Gemma Peter Van Buren Pierre M. Sprey Pratap Chatterjee Publius Decius Mus Rajan Menon Ralph Nader Ramin Mazaheri Ramziya Zaripova Randy Shields Ray McGovern Razib Khan Rebecca Gordon Rebecca Solnit Richard Krushnic Richard Silverstein Rick Shenkman Rita Rozhkova Robert Baxter Robert Bonomo Robert Fisk Robert Lipsyte Robert Parry Robert Roth Robert S. Griffin Robert Scheer Robert Trivers Robin Eastman Abaya Roger Dooghy Ronald N. Neff Rory Fanning Sam Francis Sam Husseini Sayed Hasan Sharmini Peries Sheldon Richman Spencer Davenport Spencer Quinn Stefan Karganovic Steffen A. Woll Stephanie Savell Stephen J. Rossi Steve Fraser Steven Yates Sydney Schanberg Tanya Golash-Boza Ted Rall Theodore A. Postol Thierry Meyssan Thomas Frank Thomas O. Meehan Tim Shorrock Tim Weiner Tobias Langdon Todd E. Pierce Todd Gitlin Todd Miller Tom Piatak Tom Suarez Tom Sunic Tracy Rosenberg Virginia Dare Vladimir Brovkin Vox Day W. Patrick Lang Walter Block William Binney William DeBuys William Hartung William J. Astore Winslow T. Wheeler Ximena Ortiz Yan Shen
Nothing found
By Topics/Categories Filter?
2016 Election 9/11 Academia AIPAC Alt Right American Media American Military American Pravda Anti-Semitism Benjamin Netanyahu Blacks Britain China Conservative Movement Conspiracy Theories Deep State Donald Trump Economics Foreign Policy Hillary Clinton History Ideology Immigration IQ Iran ISIS Islam Israel Israel Lobby Israel/Palestine Jews Middle East Neocons Political Correctness Race/IQ Race/Ethnicity Republicans Russia Science Syria Terrorism Turkey Ukraine Vladimir Putin World War II 1971 War 2008 Election 2012 Election 2014 Election 23andMe 70th Anniversary Parade 75-0-25 Or Something A Farewell To Alms A. J. West A Troublesome Inheritance Aarab Barghouti Abc News Abdelhamid Abaaoud Abe Abe Foxman Abigail Marsh Abortion Abraham Lincoln Abu Ghraib Abu Zubaydah Academy Awards Acheivement Gap Acid Attacks Adam Schiff Addiction Adoptees Adoption Adoption Twins ADRA2b AEI Affective Empathy Affirmative Action Affordable Family Formation Afghanistan Africa African Americans African Genetics Africans Afrikaner Afrocentricism Agriculture Aha AIDS Ain't Nobody Got Time For That. Ainu Aircraft Carriers AirSea Battle Al Jazeera Al-Qaeda Alan Dershowitz Alan Macfarlane Albania Alberto Del Rosario Albion's Seed Alcohol Alcoholism Alexander Hamilton Alexandre Skirda Alexis De Tocqueville Algeria All Human Behavioral Traits Are Heritable All Traits Are Heritable Alpha Centauri Alpha Males Alt Left Altruism Amazon.com America The Beautiful American Atheists American Debt American Exceptionalism American Flag American Jews American Left American Legion American Nations American Nations American Prisons American Renaissance Americana Amerindians Amish Amish Quotient Amnesty Amnesty International Amoral Familialism Amy Chua Amygdala An Hbd Liberal Anaconda Anatoly Karlin Ancestry Ancient DNA Ancient Genetics Ancient Jews Ancient Near East Anders Breivik Andrei Nekrasov Andrew Jackson Androids Angela Stent Angelina Jolie Anglo-Saxons Ann Coulter Anne Buchanan Anne Heche Annual Country Reports On Terrorism Anthropology Antibiotics Antifa Antiquity Antiracism Antisocial Behavior Antiwar Movement Antonin Scalia Antonio Trillanes IV Anywhere But Here Apartheid Appalachia Appalachians Arab Christianity Arab Spring Arabs Archaic DNA Archaic Humans Arctic Humans Arctic Resources Argentina Argentina Default Armenians Army-McCarthy Hearings Arnon Milchan Art Arthur Jensen Artificial Intelligence As-Safir Ash Carter Ashkenazi Intelligence Ashkenazi Jews Ashraf Ghani Asia Asian Americans Asian Quotas Asians ASPM Assassinations Assimilation Assortative Mating Atheism Atlantic Council Attractiveness Attractiveness Australia Australian Aboriginals Austria Austro-Hungarian Empire Austronesians Autism Automation Avi Tuschman Avigdor Lieberman Ayodhhya Babri Masjid Baby Boom Baby Gap Baby Girl Jay Backlash Bacterial Vaginosis Bad Science Bahrain Balanced Polymorphism Balkans Baltimore Riots Bangladesh Banking Banking Industry Banking System Banks Barack H. Obama Barack Obama Barbara Comstock Bariatric Surgery Baseball Bashar Al-Assad Baumeister BDA BDS Movement Beauty Beauty Standards Behavior Genetics Behavioral Genetics Behaviorism Beijing Belgrade Embassy Bombing Believeing In Observational Studies Is Nuts Ben Cardin Ben Carson Benghazi Benjamin Cardin Berlin Wall Bernard Henri-Levy Bernard Lewis Bernie Madoff Bernie Sanders Bernies Sanders Beta Males BICOM Big Five Bilingual Education Bill 59 Bill Clinton Bill Kristol Bill Maher Billionaires Billy Graham Birds Of A Feather Birth Order Birth Rate Bisexuality Bisexuals BJP Black Americans Black Crime Black History Black Lives Matter Black Metal Black Muslims Black Panthers Black Women Attractiveness Blackface Blade Runner Blogging Blond Hair Blue Eyes Bmi Boasian Anthropology Boderlanders Boeing Boers Boiling Off Boko Haram Bolshevik Revolution Books Border Reivers Borderlander Borderlanders Boris Johnson Bosnia Boston Bomb Boston Marathon Bombing Bowe Bergdahl Boycott Divest And Sanction Boycott Divestment And Sanctions Brain Brain Scans Brain Size Brain Structure Brazil Breaking Down The Bullshit Breeder's Equation Bret Stephens Brexit Brian Boutwell Brian Resnick BRICs Brighter Brains Brighton Broken Hill Brown Eyes Bruce Jenner Bruce Lahn brussels Bryan Caplan BS Bundy Family Burakumin Burma Bush Administration C-section Cagots Caitlyn Jenner California Cambodia Cameron Russell Campaign Finance Campaign For Liberty Campus Rape Canada Canada Day Canadian Flag Canadians Cancer Candida Albicans Cannabis Capital Punishment Capitalism Captain Chicken Cardiovascular Disease Care Package Carl Sagan Carly Fiorina Caroline Glick Carroll Quigley Carry Me Back To Ole Virginny Carter Page Castes Catalonia Catholic Church Catholicism Catholics Causation Cavaliers CCTV Censorship Central Asia Chanda Chisala Charles Darwin Charles Krauthammer Charles Murray Charles Schumer Charleston Shooting Charlie Hebdo Charlie Rose Charlottesville Chechens Chechnya Cherlie Hebdo Child Abuse Child Labor Children Chimerism China/America China Stock Market Meltdown China Vietnam Chinese Chinese Communist Party Chinese Evolution Chinese Exclusion Act Chlamydia Chris Gown Chris Rock Chris Stringer Christian Fundamentalism Christianity Christmas Christopher Steele Chuck Chuck Hagel Chuck Schumer CIA Cinema Civil Liberties Civil Rights Civil War Civilian Deaths CJIA Clannishness Clans Clark-unz Selection Classical Economics Classical History Claude-Lévi-Strauss Climate Climate Change Clinton Global Initiative Cliodynamics Cloudburst Flight Clovis Cochran And Harpending Coefficient Of Relationship Cognitive Empathy Cognitive Psychology Cohorts Cold War Colin Kaepernick Colin Woodard Colombia Colonialism Colonists Coming Apart Comments Communism Confederacy Confederate Flag Conflict Of Interest Congress Consanguinity Conscientiousness Consequences Conservatism Conservatives Constitution Constitutional Theory Consumer Debt Cornel West Corporal Punishment Correlation Is Still Not Causation Corruption Corruption Perception Index Costa Concordia Cousin Marriage Cover Story CPEC Craniometry CRIF Crime Crimea Criminality Crowded Crowding Cruise Missiles Cuba Cuban Missile Crisis Cuckold Envy Cuckservative Cultural Evolution Cultural Marxism Cut The Sh*t Guys DACA Dads Vs Cads Daily Mail Dalai Lama Dallas Shooting Dalliard Dalton Trumbo Damascus Bombing Dan Freedman Dana Milbank Daniel Callahan Danish Daren Acemoglu Dark Ages Dark Tetrad Dark Triad Darwinism Data Posts David Brooks David Friedman David Frum David Goldenberg David Hackett Fischer David Ignatius David Katz David Kramer David Lane David Petraeus Davide Piffer Davos Death Death Penalty Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Debt Declaration Of Universal Human Rights Deep Sleep Deep South Democracy Democratic Party Democrats Demographic Transition Demographics Demography Denisovans Denmark Dennis Ross Depression Deprivation Deregulation Derek Harvey Desired Family Size Detroit Development Developmental Noise Developmental Stability Diabetes Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders Dialects Dick Cheney Die Nibelungen Dienekes Diet Different Peoples Is Different Dinesh D'Souza Dirty Bomb Discrimination Discrimination Paradigm Disney Dissent Diversity Dixie Django Unchained Do You Really Want To Know? Doing My Part Doll Tests Dollar Domestic Terrorism Dominique Strauss-Kahn Dopamine Douglas MacArthur Dr James Thompson Drd4 Dreams From My Father Dresden Drew Barrymore Dreyfus Affair Drinking Drone War Drones Drug Cartels Drugs Dry Counties DSM Dunning-kruger Effect Dusk In Autumn Dustin Hoffman Duterte Dylan Roof Dylann Roof Dysgenic E.O. 9066 E. O. Wilson Eagleman East Asia East Asians Eastern Europe Eastern Europeans Ebola Economic Development Economic Sanctions Economy Ed Miller Education Edward Price Edward Snowden EEA Egypt Eisenhower El Salvador Elections Electric Cars Elie Wiesel Eliot Cohen Eliot Engel Elites Ellen Walker Elliot Abrams Elliot Rodger Elliott Abrams Elon Musk Emigration Emil Kirkegaard Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Todd Empathy England English Civil War Enhanced Interrogations Enoch Powell Entrepreneurship Environment Environmental Estrogens Environmentalism Erdogan Eric Cantor Espionage Estrogen Ethiopia Ethnic Genetic Interests Ethnic Nepotism Ethnicity EU Eugenic Eugenics Eurasia Europe European Right European Union Europeans Eurozone Everything Evil Evolution Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary Psychology Exercise Extraversion Extreterrestrials Eye Color Eyes Ezra Cohen-Watnick Face Recognition Face Shape Faces Facts Fake News fallout Family Studies Far West Farmers Farming Fascism Fat Head Fat Shaming Father Absence FBI Federal Reserve Female Deference Female Homosexuality Female Sexual Response Feminism Feminists Ferguson Shooting Fertility Fertility Fertility Rates Fethullah Gulen Fetish Feuds Fields Medals FIFA Fifty Shades Of Grey Film Finance Financial Bailout Financial Bubbles Financial Debt Financial Sector Financial Times Finland First Amendment First Law First World War FISA Fitness Flags Flight From White Fluctuating Asymmetry Flynn Effect Food Football For Profit Schools Foreign Service Fourth Of July Fracking Fragrances France Francesco Schettino Frank Salter Frankfurt School Frantz Fanon Franz Boas Fred Hiatt Fred Reed Freddie Gray Frederic Hof Free Speech Free Trade Free Will Freedom Of Navigation Freedom Of Speech French Canadians French National Front French Paradox Friendly & Conventional Front National Frost-harpending Selection Fulford Funny G G Spot Gaddafi Gallipoli Game Gardnerella Vaginalis Gary Taubes Gay Germ Gay Marriage Gays/Lesbians Gaza Gaza Flotilla Gcta Gender Gender Gender And Sexuality Gender Confusion Gender Equality Gender Identity Disorder Gender Reassignment Gene-Culture Coevolution Gene-environment Correlation General Intelligence General Social Survey General Theory Of The West Genes Genes: They Matter Bitches Genetic Diversity Genetic Divides Genetic Engineering Genetic Load Genetic Pacification Genetics Genetics Of Height Genocide Genomics Geography Geopolitics George Bush George Clooney George Patton George Romero George Soros George Tenet George W. Bush George Wallace Germ Theory German Catholics Germans Germany Get It Right Get Real Ghouta Gilgit Baltistan Gina Haspel Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Global Terrorism Index Global Warming Globalism Globalization God Delusion Goetsu Going Too Far Gold Gold Warriors Goldman Sachs Good Advice Google Gordon Gallup Goths Government Debt Government Incompetence Government Spending Government Surveillance Great Depression Great Leap Forward Great Recession Greater Appalachia Greece Greeks Greg Clark Greg Cochran Gregory B Christainsen Gregory Clark Gregory Cochran Gregory House GRF Grooming Group Intelligence Group Selection Grumpy Cat GSS Guangzhou Guantanamo Guardian Guilt Culture Gun Control Guns Gynephilia Gypsies H-1B H Bomb H.R. McMaster H1-B Visas Haim Saban Hair Color Hair Lengthening Haiti Hajnal Line Hamas Hamilton: An American Musical Hamilton's Rule Happiness Happy Turkey Day ... Unless You're The Turkey Harriet Tubman Harry Jaffa Harvard Harvey Weinstein Hasbara Hassidim Hate Crimes Hate Speech Hatemi Havelock Ellis Haymarket Affair Hbd Hbd Chick HBD Denial Hbd Fallout Hbd Readers Head Size Health And Medicine Health Care Healthcare Heart Disease Heart Health Heart Of Asia Conference Heartiste Heather Norton Height Helmuth Nyborg Hemoglobin Henri De Man Henry Harpending Henry Kissinger Herbert John Fleure Heredity Heritability Hexaco Hezbollah High Iq Fertility Hip Hop Hiroshima Hispanic Crime Hispanic Paradox Hispanics Historical Genetics Hitler HKND Hollywood Holocaust Homicide Homicide Rate Homo Altaiensis Homophobia Homosexuality Honesty-humility House Intelligence Committee House M.d. House Md House Of Cards Housing Huey Long Huey Newton Hugo Chavez Human Biodiversity Human Evolution Human Genetics Human Genomics Human Nature Human Rights Human Varieties Humor Hungary Hunter-Gatherers Hunting Hurricane Hurricane Harvey I.F. Stone I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It I Love Italians I.Q. Genomics Ian Deary Ibd Ibo Ice T Iceland I'd Like To Think It's Obvious I Know What I'm Talking About Ideology And Worldview Idiocracy Igbo Ignorance Ilana Mercer Illegal Immigration IMF immigrants Immigration Imperial Presidency Imperialism Imran Awan In The Electric Mist Inbreeding Income Independence Day India Indians Individualism Inequality Infection Theory Infidelity Intelligence Internet Internet Research Agency Interracial Marriage Inuit Ioannidis Ioannis Metaxas Iosif Lazaridis Iq Iq And Wealth Iran Nuclear Agreement Iran Nuclear Program Iran Sanctions Iranian Nuclear Program Iraq Iraq War Ireland Irish ISIS. Terrorism Islamic Jihad Islamophobia Isolationism Israel Defense Force Israeli Occupation Israeli Settlements Israeli Spying Italianthro Italy It's Determinism - Genetics Is Just A Part It's Not Nature And Nurture Ivanka Ivy League Iwo Eleru J. Edgar Hoover Jack Keane Jake Tapper JAM-GC Jamaica James Clapper James Comey James Fanell James Mattis James Wooley Jamie Foxx Jane Harman Jane Mayer Janet Yellen Japan Japanese Jared Diamond Jared Kushner Jared Taylor Jason Malloy JASTA Jayman Jr. Jayman's Wife Jeff Bezos Jennifer Rubin Jensen Jeremy Corbyn Jerrold Nadler Jerry Seinfeld Jesse Bering Jesuits Jewish History JFK Assassination Jill Stein Jim Crow Joe Cirincione Joe Lieberman John Allen John B. Watson John Boehner John Bolton John Brennan John Derbyshire John Durant John F. Kennedy John Hawks John Hoffecker John Kasich John Kerry John Ladue John McCain John McLaughlin John McWhorter John Mearsheimer John Tooby Joke Posts Jonathan Freedland Jonathan Pollard Joseph Lieberman Joseph McCarthy Judaism Judicial System Judith Harris Julian Assange Jute K.d. Lang Kagans Kanazawa Kashmir Katibat Al-Battar Al-Libi Katy Perry Kay Hymowitz Keith Ellison Ken Livingstone Kenneth Marcus Kennewick Man Kevin MacDonald Kevin McCarthy Kevin Mitchell Kevin Williamson KGL-9268 Khazars Kim Jong Un Kimberly Noble Kin Altruism Kin Selection Kink Kinship Kissing Kiwis Kkk Knesset Know-nothings Korea Korean War Kosovo Ku Klux Klan Kurds Kurt Campbell Labor Day Lactose Lady Gaga Language Larkana Conspiracy Larry Summers Larung Gar Las Vegas Massacre Latin America Latinos Latitude Latvia Law Law Of War Manual Laws Of Behavioral Genetics Lead Poisoning Lebanon Leda Cosmides Lee Kuan Yew Left Coast Left/Right Lenin Leo Strauss Lesbians LGBT Liberal Creationism Liberalism Liberals Libertarianism Libertarians Libya life-expectancy Life In Space Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happyness Lifestyle Light Skin Preference Lindsay Graham Lindsey Graham Literacy Litvinenko Lloyd Blankfein Locus Of Control Logan's Run Lombok Strait Long Ass Posts Longevity Look AHEAD Looting Lorde Love Love Dolls Lover Boys Low-carb Low-fat Low Wages LRSO Lutherans Lyndon Johnson M Factor M.g. MacArthur Awards Machiavellianism Madeleine Albright Mahmoud Abbas Maine Malacca Strait Malaysian Airlines MH17 Male Homosexuality Mamasapano Mangan Manor Manorialism Manosphere Manufacturing Mao-a Mao Zedong Maoism Maori Map Posts maps Marc Faber Marco Rubio Marijuana Marine Le Pen Mark Carney Mark Steyn Mark Warner Market Economy Marriage Martin Luther King Marwan Marwan Barghouti Marxism Mary White Ovington Masha Gessen Mass Shootings Massacre In Nice Mate Choice Mate Value Math Mathematics Maulana Bhashani Max Blumenthal Max Boot Max Brooks Mayans McCain/POW Mearsheimer-Walt Measurement Error Mega-Aggressions Mega-anlysis Megan Fox Megyn Kelly Melanin Memorial Day Mental Health Mental Illness Mental Traits Meritocracy Merkel Mesolithic Meta-analysis Meth Mexican-American War Mexico Michael Anton Michael Bloomberg Michael Flynn Michael Hudson Michael Jackson Michael Lewis Michael Morell Michael Pompeo Michael Weiss Michael Woodley Michele Bachmann Michelle Bachmann Michelle Obama Microaggressions Microcephalin Microsoft Middle Ages Mideastwire Migration Mike Huckabee Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Mike Signer Mikhail Khodorkovsky Militarized Police Military Military Pay Military Spending Milner Group Mindanao Minimum Wage Minnesota Transracial Adoption Study Minorities Minstrels Mirror Neurons Miscellaneous Misdreavus Missile Defense Mitt Romney Mixed-Race Modern Humans Mohammed Bin Salman Moldova Monogamy Moral Absolutism Moral Universalism Morality Mormons Moro Mortality Mossad Mountains Movies Moxie Mrs. Jayman MTDNA Muammar Gaddafi Multiculturalism Multiregional Model Music Muslim Muslim Ban Muslims Mutual Assured Destruction My Lai My Old Kentucky Home Myanmar Mysticism Nagasaki Nancy Segal Narendra Modi Nascar National Debt National Differences National Review National Security State National Security Strategy National Wealth Nationalism Native Americans NATO Natural Selection Nature Vs. Nurture Navy Yard Shooting Naz Shah Nazi Nazis Nazism Nbc News Nbc Nightly News Neanderthals NED Neo-Nazis Neoconservatism Neoconservatives Neoliberalism Neolithic Netherlands Neuropolitics Neuroticism Never Forget The Genetic Confound New Addition New Atheists New Cold War New England Patriots New France New French New Netherland New Qing History New Rules New Silk Road New World Order New York City New York Times Newfoundland Newt Gingrich NFL Nicaragua Canal Nicholas Sarkozy Nicholas Wade Nigeria Nightly News Nikki Haley No Free Will Nobel Prize Nobel Prized Nobosuke Kishi Nordics North Africa North Korea Northern Ireland Northwest Europe Norway NSA NSA Surveillance Nuclear Proliferation Nuclear War Nuclear Weapons Null Result Nurture Nurture Assumption Nutrition Nuts NYPD O Mio Babbino Caro Obama Obamacare Obesity Obscured American Occam's Razor Occupy Occupy Wall Street Oceania Oil Oil Industry Old Folks At Home Olfaction Oliver Stone Olympics Omega Males Ominous Signs Once You Go Black Open To Experience Openness To Experience Operational Sex Ratio Opiates Opioids Orban Organ Transplants Orlando Shooting Orthodoxy Osama Bin Laden Ottoman Empire Our Political Nature Out Of Africa Model Outbreeding Oxtr Oxytocin Paekchong Pakistan Pakistani Palatability Paleoamerindians Paleocons Paleolibertarianism Palestine Palestinians Pamela Geller Panama Canal Panama Papers Parasite Parasite Burden Parasite Manipulation Parent-child Interactions Parenting Parenting Parenting Behavioral Genetics Paris Attacks Paris Spring Parsi Paternal Investment Pathogens Patriot Act Patriotism Paul Ewald Paul Krugman Paul Lepage Paul Manafort Paul Ryan Paul Singer Paul Wolfowitz Pavel Grudinin Peace Index Peak Jobs Pearl Harbor Pedophilia Peers Peggy Seagrave Pennsylvania Pentagon Perception Management Personality Peru Peter Frost Peter Thiel Peter Turchin Phil Onderdonk Phil Rushton Philip Breedlove Philippines Physical Anthropology Pierre Van Den Berghe Pieter Van Ostaeyen Piigs Pioneer Hypothesis Pioneers PISA Pizzagate Planets Planned Parenthood Pledge Of Allegiance Pleiotropy Pol Pot Poland Police State Police Training Politics Poll Results Polls Polygenic Score Polygyny Pope Francis Population Growth Population Replacement Populism Pornography Portugal Post 199 Post 201 Post 99 Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc Post-Nationalism Pot Poverty PRC Prenatal Hormones Prescription Drugs Press Censorship Pretty Graphs Prince Bandar Priti Patel Privatization Progressives Project Plowshares Propaganda Prostitution Protestantism Proud To Be Black Psychology Psychometrics Psychopaths Psychopathy Pubertal Timing Public Schools Puerto Rico Punishment Puritans Putin Pwc Qatar Quakers Quantitative Genetics Quebec Quebecois Race Race And Crime Race And Genomics Race And Iq Race And Religion Race/Crime Race Denialism Race Riots Rachel Dolezal Rachel Maddow Racial Intelligence Racial Reality Racism Radical Islam Ralph And Coop Ralph Nader Rand Paul Randy Fine Rap Music Raqqa Rating People Rationality Raul Pedrozo Razib Khan Reaction Time Reading Real Estate Real Women Really Stop The Armchair Psychoanalysis Recep Tayyip Erdogan Reciprocal Altruism Reconstruction Red Hair Red State Blue State Red States Blue States Refugee Crisis Regional Differences Regional Populations Regression To The Mean Religion Religion Religion And Philosophy Rena Wing Renewable Energy Rentier Reprint Reproductive Strategy Republican Jesus Republican Party Responsibility Reuel Gerecht Reverend Moon Revolution Of 1905 Revolutions Rex Tillerson Richard Dawkins Richard Dyer Richard Lewontin Richard Lynn Richard Nixon Richard Pryor Richard Pryor Live On The Sunset Strip Richard Russell Rick Perry Rickets Rikishi Robert Ford Robert Kraft Robert Lindsay Robert McNamara Robert Mueller Robert Mugabe Robert Plomin Robert Putnam Robert Reich Robert Spencer Robocop Robots Roe Vs. Wade Roger Ailes Rohingya Roman Empire Rome Ron Paul Ron Unz Ronald Reagan Rooshv Rosemary Hopcroft Ross Douthat Ross Perot Rotherham Roy Moore RT International Rupert Murdoch Rural Liberals Rushton Russell Kirk Russia-Georgia War Russiagate Russian Elections 2018 Russian Hack Russian History Russian Military Russian Orthodox Church Ruth Benedict Saakashvili Sam Harris Same Sex Attraction Same-sex Marriage Same-sex Parents Samoans Samuel George Morton San Bernadino Massacre Sandra Beleza Sandusky Sandy Hook Sarah Palin Sarin Gas Satoshi Kanazawa saudi Saudi Arabia Saying What You Have To Say Scandinavia Scandinavians Scarborough Shoal Schizophrenia Science: It Works Bitches Scientism Scotch-irish Scotland Scots Irish Scott Ritter Scrabble Secession Seduced By Food Semai Senate Separating The Truth From The Nonsense Serbia Serenity Sergei Magnitsky Sergei Skripal Sex Sex Ratio Sex Ratio At Birth Sex Recognition Sex Tape Sex Work Sexism Sexual Antagonistic Selection Sexual Dimorphism Sexual Division Of Labor Sexual Fluidity Sexual Identity Sexual Maturation Sexual Orientation Sexual Selection Sexually Transmitted Diseases Seymour Hersh Shai Masot Shame Culture Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Shanghai Stock Exchange Shared Environment Shekhovstov Sheldon Adelson Shias And Sunnis Shimon Arad Shimon Peres Shinzo Abe Shmuley Boteach Shorts And Funnies Shoshana Bryen Shurat HaDin Shyness Siamak Namazi Sibel Edmonds Siberia Silicon Valley Simon Baron Cohen Singapore Single Men Single Motherhood Single Mothers Single Women Sisyphean Six Day War SJWs Skin Bleaching Skin Color Skin Tone Slate Slave Trade Slavery Slavoj Zizek Slavs SLC24A5 Sleep Slobodan Milosevic Smart Fraction Smell Smoking Snow Snyderman Social Constructs Social Justice Warriors Socialism Sociopathy Sociosexuality Solar Energy Solutions Somalia Sometimes You Don't Like The Answer South Africa South Asia South China Sea South Korea South Sudan Southern Italians Southern Poverty Law Center Soviet Union Space Space Space Program Space Race Spain Spanish Paradox Speech SPLC Sports Sputnik News Squid Ink Srebrenica Stabby Somali Staffan Stalinism Stanislas Dehaene Star Trek State Department State Formation States Rights Statins Steny Hoyer Stephan Guyenet Stephen Cohen Stephen Colbert Stephen Hadley Stephen Jay Gould Sterling Seagrave Steve Bannon Steve Sailer Steven Mnuchin Steven Pinker Still Not Free Buddy Stolen Generations Strategic Affairs Ministry Stroke Belt Student Loans Stuxnet SU-57 Sub-replacement Fertility Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africans Subprime Mortgage Crisis Subsistence Living Suffrage Sugar Suicide Summing It All Up Supernatural Support Me Support The Jayman Supreme Court Supression Surveillance Susan Glasser Susan Rice Sweden Swiss Switzerland Syed Farook Syrian Refugees Syriza Ta-Nehisi Coates Taiwan Tale Of Two Maps Taliban Tamerlan Tsarnaev TAS2R16 Tashfeen Malik Taste Tastiness Tatars Tatu Vanhanen Tawang Tax Cuts Tax Evasion Taxes Tea Party Team Performance Technology Ted Cruz Tell Me About You Tell The Truth Terman Terman's Termites Terroris Terrorists Tesla Testosterone Thailand The 10000 Year Explosion The Bible The Breeder's Equation The Confederacy The Dark Knight The Dark Triad The Death Penalty The Deep South The Devil Is In The Details The Dustbowl The Economist The Far West The Future The Great Plains The Great Wall The Left The Left Coast The New York Times The Pursuit Of Happyness The Rock The Saker The Son Also Rises The South The Walking Dead The Washington Post The Wide Environment The World Theodore Roosevelt Theresa May Things Going Sour Third World Thomas Aquinas Thomas Friedman Thomas Perez Thomas Sowell Thomas Talhelm Thorstein Veblen Thurgood Marshall Tibet Tidewater Tiger Mom Time Preference Timmons Title IX Tobin Tax Tom Cotton Tom Naughton Tone It Down Guys Seriously Tony Blair Torture Toxoplasma Gondii TPP Traffic Traffic Fatalities Tragedy Trans-Species Polymorphism Transgender Transgenderism Transsexuals Treasury Tropical Humans Trump Trust TTIP Tuition Tulsi Gabbard Turkheimer TWA 800 Twin Study Twins Twins Raised Apart Twintuition Twitter Two Party System UKIP Ukrainian Crisis UN Security Council Unemployment Unions United Kingdom United Nations United States Universalism University Admissions Upper Paleolithic Urban Riots Ursula Gauthier Uruguay US Blacks USS Liberty Utopian Uttar Pradesh UV Uyghurs Vaginal Yeast Valerie Plame Vassopressin Vdare Veep Venezuela Veterans Administration Victor Canfield Victor Davis Hanson Victoria Nuland Victorian England Victorianism Video Games Vietnam Vietnam War Vietnamese Vikings Violence Vioxx Virginia Visa Waivers Visual Word Form Area Vitamin D Voronezh Vote Fraud Vouchers Vwfa W.E.I.R.D. W.E.I.R.D.O. Wahhabis Wall Street Walter Bodmer Wang Jing War On Christmas War On Terror Washington Post WasPage Watergate Watsoning We Are What We Are We Don't Know All The Environmental Causes Weight Loss WEIRDO Welfare Western Europe Western European Marriage Pattern Western Media Western Religion Westerns What Can You Do What's The Cause Where They're At Where's The Fallout White America White Americans White Conservative Males White Death White Helmets White Nationalist Nuttiness White Nationalists White Privilege White Slavery White Supremacy White Wife Why We Believe Hbd Wikileaks Wild Life Wilhelm Furtwangler William Browder William Buckley William D. Hamilton William Graham Sumner William McGougall WINEP Winston Churchill Women In The Workplace Woodley Effect Woodrow Wilson WORDSUM Workers Working Class Working Memory World Values Survey World War I World War Z Writing WTO X Little Miss JayLady Xhosa Xi Jinping Xinjiang Yankeedom Yankees Yazidis Yemen Yes I Am A Brother Yes I Am Liberal - But That Kind Of Liberal Yochi Dreazen You Can't Handle The Truth You Don't Know Shit Youtube Ban Yugoslavia Zbigniew Brzezinski Zhang Yimou Zika Zika Virus Zimbabwe Zionism Zombies Zones Of Thought Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Nothing found
All Commenters • My
Comments
• Followed
Commenters
All Comments / On "Russia"
 All Comments / On "Russia"
    The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Mikhail

    Depends on the context, I don’t quite see how Tsarist Russia was a victim of Western machinations.
     
    Crimean War, Congress of Berlin and Russo-Japanese War serve as examples.

    First World War and Revolution come to mind.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader

    After this, the faithful Mahdi (the Islamic Savior) and Christ will fight together with the forces of Dajjal.
     
    So his Eurasianism leads him to combining Christian and Islamic eschatology?
    Wow, the guy seems to be even madder than I had imagined.

    His dalliance with ‘Islamic eschatology’ coming apparently through a personage who plays the prophets of doom (Sheik Imran Hosein) is baffling, to say the least. The Sheik, who has a no less baffling audience on other ‘Russian’ and ‘Orthodox’ sites, advocates an alliance between Muslims and Russian Orthodox, who allegedly are designated in the Koran (which he interprets in a personal way) as ‘the closest in affection’ to Muslims, against the Western-Zionist Dajjal! He tries to conceal the rabid anti-Christian thrust of all so-called prophecies, which inform the ‘ideology’ of the jihadis in Syria. In those ‘prophecies’ Jesus comes to ‘smash the crosses, kill the pigs, abolish the jizya (by making everyone a Muslim) and finally to submit to the Mahdi!
    Dugin is not a Christian. His philosophy was influenced by the ‘Sufi’ esoterism of Rene Guenon, the famous apostate.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • @SteveM

    Frankly, the development of the Polish political system towards a totalitarian repressive regime doesn’t surprise me in the least.
     
    The Poles are no more "totalitarian" and "repressive" than the Russians. They have an open society with free elections. They are nationalists fully aware of their history with Moscow. Painting the Poles as crypto-fascists is insulting and condescending. Floating that kind of bile only aggravates the relationship between the two countries/cultures.

    I'm not saying that the Poles' interpretation of current Russian foreign policy is accurate. But it's up to the Poles and Russians to collectively work that out over time.

    The MASSIVE impediment to a productive and peaceful rapprochement between Poland and Russia is the Global Cop Gorilla in Washington that loves to stir the pot of conflict for its own ego's sake.

    P.S. I'm thinking the catalyst for improved relations between Poland and Russia would be visible exchanges between the Polish Catholic Primate and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch. Being brothers in Christ in what is largely a Post-Christian Europe should transcend political boundaries.

    Painting the Poles as crypto-fascists is insulting and condescending.

    Don’t say.

    Being brothers in Christ in what is largely a Post-Christian Europe should transcend political boundaries.

    Whoah…..
    Orthodox and Catholic, together, in Eastern Europe.
    Stunned.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @EugeneGur
    Thanks for the information. I was wondering what happened to Dr. Pisorski after he was arrested more than a years ago, I think, on ridiculous charges of spying for Russia, and I believe China (!) was also mentioned. As ridiculous as it gets.

    Frankly, the development of the Polish political system towards a totalitarian repressive regime doesn't surprise me in the least. A rabidly nationalistic stance with extreme hostility towards any deviation from the official viewpoint in the interpretation of the historic or political events was to lead to repressions - this was inevitable.

    Frankly, the development of the Polish political system towards a totalitarian repressive regime doesn’t surprise me in the least.

    The Poles are no more “totalitarian” and “repressive” than the Russians. They have an open society with free elections. They are nationalists fully aware of their history with Moscow. Painting the Poles as crypto-fascists is insulting and condescending. Floating that kind of bile only aggravates the relationship between the two countries/cultures.

    I’m not saying that the Poles’ interpretation of current Russian foreign policy is accurate. But it’s up to the Poles and Russians to collectively work that out over time.

    The MASSIVE impediment to a productive and peaceful rapprochement between Poland and Russia is the Global Cop Gorilla in Washington that loves to stir the pot of conflict for its own ego’s sake.

    P.S. I’m thinking the catalyst for improved relations between Poland and Russia would be visible exchanges between the Polish Catholic Primate and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch. Being brothers in Christ in what is largely a Post-Christian Europe should transcend political boundaries.

    Read More
    • Replies: @peterAUS

    Painting the Poles as crypto-fascists is insulting and condescending.
     
    Don't say.

    Being brothers in Christ in what is largely a Post-Christian Europe should transcend political boundaries.
     
    Whoah.....
    Orthodox and Catholic, together, in Eastern Europe.
    Stunned.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @peterAUS

    This means that Russia is fighting a defensive war and the West the war of aggression, which by definition makes Russia right and the West wrong.
     
    Some people don't equate the regime in Kremlin with Russia.

    For the Russians “the turf”, as you put it, is our own country and we do defend it.
     
    Nobody was attacking Russia last time (5 minutes ago) I checked.
    Last time it happened '41. At least you people are fond of regurgitating that all the time.

    That we do not know.
     
    Some of us do. We also aren't bad in history either. Like remembering USSR expansion into Europe.We simply don't like to see another.
    "Do not trust Moscow". Short and simple. Keyword "trust".

    We made our positions clear.
    Let's move on.

    The “regime” — and a theocratic one — is in your beloved apartheid Jewish State. (“Israel does not have a written constitution,” “the Israeli government gives special preference to Judaism,” “Although Israel does not grant special privileges to any special Jewish group, many European Jews belong to higher social classes than Arabs and “Oriental” Jews”).
    And who are these “we” in your mysterious “We made our positions clear” – the US ziocons?
    The ziocons had attacked Russian interests in Ukraine (which borders with Russia) and arranged the NATO military bae there. The coup d’etat was to the detriments of the majority of Ukrainian people, including Ukrainian Jews that have been enjoying the triumph of banderism in Kiev and beyond since then. Nothing pleasures the Kagans’ clan more than a profitable cooperation with the followers of Bandera. “Lionized as a nationalist hero in Ukraine, Stepan Bandera was a Nazi sympathizer who left behind a horrific legacy,” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/09/stepan-bandera-nationalist-euromaidan-right-sector/
    The ziocons have been arming and providing with the logistics the “moderate” terrorists in the Middle East, where Russia has been defending her interests by the legitimate means, on the legitimate invitation from the legitimate Syrian government — unlike the ziocon coalition of the US/NATO + Israel + the oh-so-democratic Saudis + the CIA-trained head-choppers and liver eaters.
    Russia is just another unfortunate country where the militant Jews wanted to get the upper hand for the expense of the natives. What your tribe has been commemorating for centuries during Purim? — A mass slaughter of the native population provoked by the obnoxious Jewish guests. And this is what gives joy to your tribe: “Happy is the one who seizes your [Persian, Russian, German...] infants and dashes them against the rocks.” Psalm 137:9

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Miro23

    Perhaps the next “click” will be some kind of catastrophic false-flag attack?
     
    To be "catastrophic" means that Russia gets false-flagged, not Syria or Iran. It could happen. The Zionists want "regime change" with the destruction of Syria and Iran, and they're not going to get it while the Russians remain in the area .

    False-flags need time, preparation and co-ordination, and a clue might be the current intense anti-Russian propaganda. Modern day Zionist false-flags always seem to start with a preparatory media barrage against the target, and there's no doubt that Russia is getting the treatment.

    They could sink a US Navy ship to get their war, but what would the subsequent US assault look like? and with what kind of Russian response? It's given that the US can't fight a ground war in Syria and Iran, and it's navy and air force are too exposed to modern weapons, so as Saker suggests it could quickly develop into a Middle East nuclear war.

    This would give Israel/US/Saudi Arabia their victory, with the bet that Russia would pull back from a full inter-continental nuclear engagement given that only Syrian and Iranian targets are hit with nuclear weapons.

    However, if the fated bullet happened to be in that fated chamber, the Russians would decide to get it over with, and flatten Israel, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, the Pentagon, Langley etc. with a few thousand warheads to spare.

    It’s given that the US can’t fight a ground war in Syria and Iran, and it’s navy and air force are too exposed to modern weapons….

    Wishful thinking.

    US can fight those ground wars and the other side is more exposed to modern weapons.
    Much more.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Cicero2
    I wish I could have replied a few hours ago, but if you want to read some of Ilyin's essays in English, go to this website.

    https://souloftheeast.org/tag/ivan-ilyin/

    This was how I was introduced to his philosophy several years ago after coming across his wikipedia article. It was good to see the archive is still up for other people to discover.

    In particular, you should start with 'On Forms of Sovereignty' (1948), which cuts to the heart of how Ilyin perceived the international order and Russia's place in it.

    https://souloftheeast.org/2015/04/24/ivan-ilyin-on-forms-of-sovereignty/

    Thanks, that’s great.
    Have read the “On forms of sovereignty” article. Actually sounds pretty sensible imo, hard to object unless one is a mindless democracy fanatic (reminds me somewhat of our own times, where the attempt to introduce democracy in a country like Egypt merely led to the empowerment of intolerant demagogues, and then to military dictatorship again…democratic forms are useless unless the population is sufficiently educated and civic-minded).
    I should have been more sceptical of the image of Ilyin spread by Western msm…as usual it’s apparently gross misrepresentation.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Speaking of Law, two dimensions of it are paramount for Law to be worth its Salt. The first dimension is what Paul mentioned about Ilyin, that being what constitutes the Law. How it’s derived. Are the Laws in and of themselves equitable? Do they promote Egalitarianism? What System do they preserve & protect & perpetuate? The second dimension is the administration of the Law. It’s of paramount importance that the Law be administered fairly & equitably. If you have to pay dearly to navigate the Law, as you do in America and most countries, then the Law is not administered fairly & equitably, and therefore, Justice is compromised and the Society enabled by the Law is imbalanced, favoring one group over another, and that one group, as the history of Civilization has shown, tends to be The Moneyed Class, and in this sense, the Law has tended to keep those not in the Moneyed Class in their place. The Law in that sense has served as a form of incarceration, creating false Barriers to Entry for those who don’t have Means.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @PaulR
    Because I was asked, here goes:

    Like a lot of people on the European political right in the inter-war period, Ilyin initially engaged in a certain amount of wishful thinking concerning fascism, which caused him at first to underestimate its dangers. He also had some sympathy with 1930s authoritarianism, nationalism, and especially anti-communism. But Ilyin was also a firm opponent of totalitarianism. Eventually, the Nazis fired him from his job teaching in Berlin because he refused to include anti-Semitic propaganda in his lectures. He continued lecturing around Germany in defiance of the authorities until in 1938 he fled the country.

    Let's be clear - Ilyin is not a modern Western liberal democrat. There are lots of passages in his work calling for 'dictatorship' etc. If that's all of his work you read, you'll no doubt think the guy is a fascist or something close to it. But, there's also a lot in his work which gives a very different impression. Take, for instance, his attitude to law. For Ilyin, law is not something to be obeyed just because it is law and somebody in authority has dictated it. Formal, 'positive' law, he wrote, should try as much as is possible to reflect natural law, which he defined in terms of the right of every individual to live a worthy, dignified, and autonomous life, independent of external coercion. Formal law exists only for this end. Moreover, the state exists only for this end - ie the sole purpose of the state is securing individuals' rights according to natural law. This is a very liberal point of view, and explains why many Russian conservative philosophers nowadays describe Ilyin as a 'liberal'.

    So which is the real Ilyin? The authoritarian or the liberal? The answer is a complex, often paradoxical, mixture of the two. Ilyin supports authoritarianism over democracy precisely because in his time democracies had a nasty habit of collapsing and turning into totalitarian regimes (whether communist or fascist). This is because of the underdeveloped 'legal consciousness' of the people. Democracy could be stable in countries where legal consciousness was well developed, e.g. Britain, But elsewhere, and particularly Russia, it couldn't. Democracy therefore often did a worse job of protecting people's natural rights than authoritarianism. But the latter is only justified to the extent that it promotes natural rights and ultimately the authoritarian state should develop the people's legal consciousness to the extent that authoritarian rule is no longer necessary.

    This all fits quite well into the Russian liberal-conservative tradition, which believes in autocracy (defined in terms of centralizing power into the hands of a single person) but also believes that autocracy is an inherently limited form of government, justified by its ability to protect peoples' freedoms. Of course, to modern Western liberal democrats these elements are contradictory. But without passing judgement on it, that is what it is.

    Paul

    Well said.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Cicero2
    I wish I could have replied a few hours ago, but if you want to read some of Ilyin's essays in English, go to this website.

    https://souloftheeast.org/tag/ivan-ilyin/

    This was how I was introduced to his philosophy several years ago after coming across his wikipedia article. It was good to see the archive is still up for other people to discover.

    In particular, you should start with 'On Forms of Sovereignty' (1948), which cuts to the heart of how Ilyin perceived the international order and Russia's place in it.

    https://souloftheeast.org/2015/04/24/ivan-ilyin-on-forms-of-sovereignty/

    In particular, you should start with ‘On Forms of Sovereignty’ (1948), which cuts to the heart of how Ilyin perceived the international order and Russia’s place in it.

    https://souloftheeast.org/2015/04/24/ivan-ilyin-on-forms-of-sovereignty/

    Very nice.

    And yet, I suspect, the author would not view Ukraine’s artificial inclusion and forced integration into Russia’s political system so realistically.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader
    Semi-failed academic in precarious employment.


    Must be pretty lonely for you!
     
    Why? Because of my "extreme" views? Well, I usually avoid talking about politics unless I have some idea where the other person stands.

    I wish I could have replied a few hours ago, but if you want to read some of Ilyin’s essays in English, go to this website.

    https://souloftheeast.org/tag/ivan-ilyin/

    This was how I was introduced to his philosophy several years ago after coming across his wikipedia article. It was good to see the archive is still up for other people to discover.

    In particular, you should start with ‘On Forms of Sovereignty’ (1948), which cuts to the heart of how Ilyin perceived the international order and Russia’s place in it.

    https://souloftheeast.org/2015/04/24/ivan-ilyin-on-forms-of-sovereignty/

    Read More
    • Replies: @AP

    In particular, you should start with ‘On Forms of Sovereignty’ (1948), which cuts to the heart of how Ilyin perceived the international order and Russia’s place in it.

    https://souloftheeast.org/2015/04/24/ivan-ilyin-on-forms-of-sovereignty/
     
    Very nice.

    And yet, I suspect, the author would not view Ukraine's artificial inclusion and forced integration into Russia's political system so realistically.
    , @German_reader
    Thanks, that's great.
    Have read the "On forms of sovereignty" article. Actually sounds pretty sensible imo, hard to object unless one is a mindless democracy fanatic (reminds me somewhat of our own times, where the attempt to introduce democracy in a country like Egypt merely led to the empowerment of intolerant demagogues, and then to military dictatorship again...democratic forms are useless unless the population is sufficiently educated and civic-minded).
    I should have been more sceptical of the image of Ilyin spread by Western msm...as usual it's apparently gross misrepresentation.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I have never ruled out the possibility that Russia is responsible for the attack in Salisbury, amongst other possibilities. But I do rule out the possibility that Assad is dropping chemical weapons in Ghouta. In this extraordinary war, where Saudi-funded jihadist head choppers have Israeli air support and US and UK military “advisers”, every time...
  • @tac
    The comment above only shows Ian56's link, but not PartisanGirl's ...

    I'm not sure what happened to the link to PartisanGirl's response to the Guardian article but here it is again:
    https://twitter.com/Partisangirl/status/987386740104036352

    Also RT has an article on these 'Russian Bots':

    https://www.rt.com/uk/424716-uk-government-accuse-bot-russia/

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Branco Milanovic - When autarky becomes the only solution This post-Cold War idea that corporations are taking over the world always seemed ridiculous to me. Consider the following: Wealthiest individual ~$100 billion (Bezos) Wealthiest corporation ~$1 trillion (Apple) Wealthiest country ~ $100 trillion (USA), of which states typically own 20%-70%. Plus, they have 95%+ of...
  • @Spisarevski
    Russia can actually pull of a full autarky even under present conditions if it really wants to. The current elites are too cautious and corrupt to enact radical plans and the majority of the population will not like drastic changes to their lifestyle. Still, it is possible.

    As Anatoly mentioned in an article not long ago, increasing your population is basically a hack to increase your national power.

    So if the 150 million Russians are not enough for the scale that is needed for an internal high tech sector to thrive and be competitive, then you can simply triple your population in 20-30 years time and with something like 500 million people Russia will have all the talent and economy of scale it needs to compete by itself with the best.
    If the likes of Saudi Arabia and Iran could grow their populations like that, then it is certainly possible with Russia's natural resources. Institute white sharia and manage the country's resources in a way which will make sure that having many children is affordable to everyone, and natality should be promoted and incentivized even more than it is now.

    Unlike North Korea, Russia has enough arable land and resources of all kinds to be self-sufficient. It will not starve like NK, or even stagnate, it will just develop slower if it's isolated. Even now it is mostly self-sufficient in terms of culture and technology, and it can be fully self-sufficient if need be. It will lag behind for a time but the weapons it has right now will ensure that it will not be conquered in the next few decades, and then the population boom kicks in.
    Meanwhile Russia's enemies in the West can actually collapse or at the very least become more and more dysfunctional, and with a much bigger population, Russia will be prepared to face the challenges of the future, whatever they may be.

    Russia can’t revert to “socialism in one country”. It just won’t work in the second and third decades of the 21.century. The pull of global economy is just too strong. So it’s “capitulation” or……at this juncture, Russia would be well advised to re-think Ukraine and respond to the next attempt by the Kiev dumbasses to annex Donbass (which has been practically announced for May) by an undeclared overwhelming blitzkrieg and changing the government in Kiev to a pro-Russian one. (Putin has to show he does not give a f*ck about the World Cup!) This should be sold politically in the West as a matter of urgent national security, given the West uncalled-for hostility toward Russia which forces her to re-establish its minimum security perimeter within the former Soviet “near abroad”. (This should have been done in 2014 but what the heck.) No babbling, no useless arguments, no begging, no laments, no calls for international law, which has been shamelessly broken over three decades every time it suits the U.S. and its minions. Should the West respond by maxing the sanctions, threaten the Baltics and re-take them if the West does not relent. Promise to return them if NATO is ditched. Russia absolutely needs a new international posture, and to show an absolute uncompromising determination, taking it to the brink, if need be. That is the only alternative to accepting the U.S. yarlik. Autarky is not an option.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • During the bombing of Baghdad in January 1991 I went with other journalists on a government-organised trip to what they claimed was the remains of a baby milk plant at Abu Ghraib which the US had just destroyed, saying that it was really a biological warfare facility. Walking around the wreckage, I found a smashed-up...
  • Patrick Cockburn is the same guy who claimed without any evidence that the Syrian government was behind this year and last year’s chemical attacks. Now he says beware of people who claim to know what’s going on in Syria. Sounds like he’s trying to rehabilitate himself.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @PaulR
    Because I was asked, here goes:

    Like a lot of people on the European political right in the inter-war period, Ilyin initially engaged in a certain amount of wishful thinking concerning fascism, which caused him at first to underestimate its dangers. He also had some sympathy with 1930s authoritarianism, nationalism, and especially anti-communism. But Ilyin was also a firm opponent of totalitarianism. Eventually, the Nazis fired him from his job teaching in Berlin because he refused to include anti-Semitic propaganda in his lectures. He continued lecturing around Germany in defiance of the authorities until in 1938 he fled the country.

    Let's be clear - Ilyin is not a modern Western liberal democrat. There are lots of passages in his work calling for 'dictatorship' etc. If that's all of his work you read, you'll no doubt think the guy is a fascist or something close to it. But, there's also a lot in his work which gives a very different impression. Take, for instance, his attitude to law. For Ilyin, law is not something to be obeyed just because it is law and somebody in authority has dictated it. Formal, 'positive' law, he wrote, should try as much as is possible to reflect natural law, which he defined in terms of the right of every individual to live a worthy, dignified, and autonomous life, independent of external coercion. Formal law exists only for this end. Moreover, the state exists only for this end - ie the sole purpose of the state is securing individuals' rights according to natural law. This is a very liberal point of view, and explains why many Russian conservative philosophers nowadays describe Ilyin as a 'liberal'.

    So which is the real Ilyin? The authoritarian or the liberal? The answer is a complex, often paradoxical, mixture of the two. Ilyin supports authoritarianism over democracy precisely because in his time democracies had a nasty habit of collapsing and turning into totalitarian regimes (whether communist or fascist). This is because of the underdeveloped 'legal consciousness' of the people. Democracy could be stable in countries where legal consciousness was well developed, e.g. Britain, But elsewhere, and particularly Russia, it couldn't. Democracy therefore often did a worse job of protecting people's natural rights than authoritarianism. But the latter is only justified to the extent that it promotes natural rights and ultimately the authoritarian state should develop the people's legal consciousness to the extent that authoritarian rule is no longer necessary.

    This all fits quite well into the Russian liberal-conservative tradition, which believes in autocracy (defined in terms of centralizing power into the hands of a single person) but also believes that autocracy is an inherently limited form of government, justified by its ability to protect peoples' freedoms. Of course, to modern Western liberal democrats these elements are contradictory. But without passing judgement on it, that is what it is.

    Paul

    That’s an excellent response. Thanks. I will chew on it for a day or two. There’s much to consider and ponder.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • @Harold Smith
    "I honestly don’t know who in the US should get the credit for doing the right thing, but that person(s) deserves our collective gratitude. Rumors say that Mattis was the man, others point to Dunford and some even to Trump himself (I doubt that). Again, I don’t know who did it, but this action deserves a standing ovation."

    I believe the decision to scale back the missile attack on Syria was made by Orange Clown's jewish-supremacist handlers themselves. As I see it, Orange Clown and the "people" around him are nothing but props. The whole Orange Clown administration is pure political theater, IMO.

    I think the reason Bolton was appointed (and the reason Mattis has not been fired), is because the juxtaposition of the two – on either side of the arbitrary and capricious Orange Clown – gives our gamesmen maximum propagandistic flexibility in their psyop against humanity.

    When a bellicose Trump makes threats, we're to take it that he’s merely channeling Bolton. Then the gamesmen observe the response of the "system", and they’re free to appropriately follow up with anything on the spectrum from bloodthirsty psychopath (Bolton) to that of a somewhat more reasonable bastard (Mattis).

    I think this Bolton/Mattis dialectic is exemplified with the strike against Syria. Orange Clown was ordered by his handlers to marshal the naval strike group and make the necessary threats, i.e., to provide the stimulus, then the gamesmen studied the Russian response. And when the Russians put their ships to sea and the Russian Airborne Command Center took to flight or whatever, they assessed that Russia would respond militarily. Apparently not yet willing to start WW3, they had the flexibility to take a step back and attribute it to the influence of Mattis, thus limiting the loss of face.

    Anyway, the big picture here, as I see it, is that Orange Clown and his handlers are faced with the same problem that Obama and his handlers had: All the low-hanging fruit has already been picked. And any attempt to pick the fruit hanging at a higher level, e.g. Syria, is associated with some very serious risks.

    In the confusion that reigned immediately after Orange Clown’s inauguration, the opportunistic Orange Clown was able to quickly prop a ladder up against the tree, and start climbing (something that Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have been able to do). Despite Orange Clown's affectatious posturing, it has now become clear that Orange Clown intended to pick the fruit himself (of course for his handlers), rather than spray the insects threatening the fruit, as he had disingenuously intimated.

    So here we are now at a stalemate, albeit a very dangerous one, with Vladimir Putin trying to avoid a nuclear war (but already backed into a corner and ready to fight if forced), and Orange Clown’s handlers working day and night, interminably probing and pushing the limits, trying to come up with their next move.

    Perhaps the next "click" will be some kind of catastrophic false-flag attack?

    Perhaps the next “click” will be some kind of catastrophic false-flag attack?

    To be “catastrophic” means that Russia gets false-flagged, not Syria or Iran. It could happen. The Zionists want “regime change” with the destruction of Syria and Iran, and they’re not going to get it while the Russians remain in the area .

    False-flags need time, preparation and co-ordination, and a clue might be the current intense anti-Russian propaganda. Modern day Zionist false-flags always seem to start with a preparatory media barrage against the target, and there’s no doubt that Russia is getting the treatment.

    They could sink a US Navy ship to get their war, but what would the subsequent US assault look like? and with what kind of Russian response? It’s given that the US can’t fight a ground war in Syria and Iran, and it’s navy and air force are too exposed to modern weapons, so as Saker suggests it could quickly develop into a Middle East nuclear war.

    This would give Israel/US/Saudi Arabia their victory, with the bet that Russia would pull back from a full inter-continental nuclear engagement given that only Syrian and Iranian targets are hit with nuclear weapons.

    However, if the fated bullet happened to be in that fated chamber, the Russians would decide to get it over with, and flatten Israel, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, the Pentagon, Langley etc. with a few thousand warheads to spare.

    Read More
    • Replies: @peterAUS

    It’s given that the US can’t fight a ground war in Syria and Iran, and it’s navy and air force are too exposed to modern weapons....
     
    Wishful thinking.

    US can fight those ground wars and the other side is more exposed to modern weapons.
    Much more.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @PaulR
    Because I was asked, here goes:

    Like a lot of people on the European political right in the inter-war period, Ilyin initially engaged in a certain amount of wishful thinking concerning fascism, which caused him at first to underestimate its dangers. He also had some sympathy with 1930s authoritarianism, nationalism, and especially anti-communism. But Ilyin was also a firm opponent of totalitarianism. Eventually, the Nazis fired him from his job teaching in Berlin because he refused to include anti-Semitic propaganda in his lectures. He continued lecturing around Germany in defiance of the authorities until in 1938 he fled the country.

    Let's be clear - Ilyin is not a modern Western liberal democrat. There are lots of passages in his work calling for 'dictatorship' etc. If that's all of his work you read, you'll no doubt think the guy is a fascist or something close to it. But, there's also a lot in his work which gives a very different impression. Take, for instance, his attitude to law. For Ilyin, law is not something to be obeyed just because it is law and somebody in authority has dictated it. Formal, 'positive' law, he wrote, should try as much as is possible to reflect natural law, which he defined in terms of the right of every individual to live a worthy, dignified, and autonomous life, independent of external coercion. Formal law exists only for this end. Moreover, the state exists only for this end - ie the sole purpose of the state is securing individuals' rights according to natural law. This is a very liberal point of view, and explains why many Russian conservative philosophers nowadays describe Ilyin as a 'liberal'.

    So which is the real Ilyin? The authoritarian or the liberal? The answer is a complex, often paradoxical, mixture of the two. Ilyin supports authoritarianism over democracy precisely because in his time democracies had a nasty habit of collapsing and turning into totalitarian regimes (whether communist or fascist). This is because of the underdeveloped 'legal consciousness' of the people. Democracy could be stable in countries where legal consciousness was well developed, e.g. Britain, But elsewhere, and particularly Russia, it couldn't. Democracy therefore often did a worse job of protecting people's natural rights than authoritarianism. But the latter is only justified to the extent that it promotes natural rights and ultimately the authoritarian state should develop the people's legal consciousness to the extent that authoritarian rule is no longer necessary.

    This all fits quite well into the Russian liberal-conservative tradition, which believes in autocracy (defined in terms of centralizing power into the hands of a single person) but also believes that autocracy is an inherently limited form of government, justified by its ability to protect peoples' freedoms. Of course, to modern Western liberal democrats these elements are contradictory. But without passing judgement on it, that is what it is.

    Paul

    This all fits quite well into the Russian liberal-conservative tradition, which believes in autocracy (defined in terms of centralizing power into the hands of a single person) but also believes that autocracy is an inherently limited form of government, justified by its ability to protect peoples’ freedoms. Of course, to modern Western liberal democrats these elements are contradictory. But without passing judgement on it, that is what it is.

    Doesn’t negate the idea of having competent personnel around that single person, with the aforementioned group being very much involved in impacting the decision making process.

    Modern Western liberal democrats“, have some contradictions of their own.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • @peterAUS

    This means that Russia is fighting a defensive war and the West the war of aggression, which by definition makes Russia right and the West wrong.
     
    Some people don't equate the regime in Kremlin with Russia.

    For the Russians “the turf”, as you put it, is our own country and we do defend it.
     
    Nobody was attacking Russia last time (5 minutes ago) I checked.
    Last time it happened '41. At least you people are fond of regurgitating that all the time.

    That we do not know.
     
    Some of us do. We also aren't bad in history either. Like remembering USSR expansion into Europe.We simply don't like to see another.
    "Do not trust Moscow". Short and simple. Keyword "trust".

    We made our positions clear.
    Let's move on.

    Some people don’t equate the regime in Kremlin with Russia.

    This is not any “regime”; this is a government of Russia supported by more than 70% of the people. And if anybody is entitled to “remove” people in Kremlin, that would be citizens of Russia at the time and in the manner they see fit, and no one else. Whoever those “some people” are and what they think is of no consequence.

    Nobody was attacking Russia last time (5 minutes ago) I checked.

    Russia is under attack, albeit not yet with missiles. In case you missed that, economic sanctions is a form of warfare. The only reason missiles aren’t flying is that Russia can and will fight back, and you know it. And you aren’t good at fighting with an able adversary.

    Some of us do. We also aren’t bad in history either.

    You claim to be a psychic able to see the future? I sincerely doubt it. And you are pathetic in history, if you mean the real one, not the history you invented to suit your delusion of grandeur. USSR “expansion into Europe”, indeed! You conveniently forget that it followed a very bloody “expansion” of Europe into the USSR, my friend.

    We made our positions clear.

    Your position has always been abundantly clear. Pity it just doesn’t matter that much any more.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @German_reader

    To be sure, he had cynical views about Western policies towards Russia – does anyone here even disagree?

     

    Depends on the context, I don't quite see how Tsarist Russia was a victim of Western machinations.
    Have you written about Ilyin in detail before? Is some of his work available in translation, and if so, what should one read to understand his thought?
    I have no doubt that what Western msm and people like Timothy Snyder write about him is hysterical nonsense, but if possible I'd like to see for myself.

    Depends on the context, I don’t quite see how Tsarist Russia was a victim of Western machinations.

    Crimean War, Congress of Berlin and Russo-Japanese War serve as examples.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Seraphim
    First World War and Revolution come to mind.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Cold N. Holefield
    Maybe Paul Robinson can address this. It's Ivan Ilyin in his own words.

    Putinism: Rusia and Its Future with the West

    Europe does not understand the Nazi movement. It does not understand it and is afraid. And the more it is afraid, the less it understands. The less it understands, the more it tends to believe all the nagative rumors, all the horror stories of "eyewitnesses," all the frightening predictions. Radical left wingers in virtually all European nations create an atmosphere of ill will and hatred. Unfortunately our Russian [émigré] press is gradually also drawn into this, the [Jewish-liberal] emotions gradually become categories of good and evil.

    To this day European public opinion has failed to understand that National Socialism is by no means radical racialism that does not respect the law. The spirit of National Socialism does not lead to racialism.
     
    I love this excerpt.

    ....National Socialism is by no means radical racialism that does not respect the law.
     
    How clever. He's correct. It can just as easily be read as follows.

    National Socialism is radical racialism that respects the law.
     
    Remember, The Rule of Law is very important to Ilyin. It's a Central Tenet of his Philosophy. So long as its legal, it's virtuous.

    This excerpt also tickles me.

    The spirit of National Socialism does not lead to racialism.
     
    Once again, very clever on his part. He's also correct once again. It should and could read as follows.


    The spirit of National Socialism does not LEAD TO racialism because the spirit of National Socialism IS INHERENTLY racist.
     

    Because I was asked, here goes:

    Like a lot of people on the European political right in the inter-war period, Ilyin initially engaged in a certain amount of wishful thinking concerning fascism, which caused him at first to underestimate its dangers. He also had some sympathy with 1930s authoritarianism, nationalism, and especially anti-communism. But Ilyin was also a firm opponent of totalitarianism. Eventually, the Nazis fired him from his job teaching in Berlin because he refused to include anti-Semitic propaganda in his lectures. He continued lecturing around Germany in defiance of the authorities until in 1938 he fled the country.

    Let’s be clear – Ilyin is not a modern Western liberal democrat. There are lots of passages in his work calling for ‘dictatorship’ etc. If that’s all of his work you read, you’ll no doubt think the guy is a fascist or something close to it. But, there’s also a lot in his work which gives a very different impression. Take, for instance, his attitude to law. For Ilyin, law is not something to be obeyed just because it is law and somebody in authority has dictated it. Formal, ‘positive’ law, he wrote, should try as much as is possible to reflect natural law, which he defined in terms of the right of every individual to live a worthy, dignified, and autonomous life, independent of external coercion. Formal law exists only for this end. Moreover, the state exists only for this end – ie the sole purpose of the state is securing individuals’ rights according to natural law. This is a very liberal point of view, and explains why many Russian conservative philosophers nowadays describe Ilyin as a ‘liberal’.

    So which is the real Ilyin? The authoritarian or the liberal? The answer is a complex, often paradoxical, mixture of the two. Ilyin supports authoritarianism over democracy precisely because in his time democracies had a nasty habit of collapsing and turning into totalitarian regimes (whether communist or fascist). This is because of the underdeveloped ‘legal consciousness’ of the people. Democracy could be stable in countries where legal consciousness was well developed, e.g. Britain, But elsewhere, and particularly Russia, it couldn’t. Democracy therefore often did a worse job of protecting people’s natural rights than authoritarianism. But the latter is only justified to the extent that it promotes natural rights and ultimately the authoritarian state should develop the people’s legal consciousness to the extent that authoritarian rule is no longer necessary.

    This all fits quite well into the Russian liberal-conservative tradition, which believes in autocracy (defined in terms of centralizing power into the hands of a single person) but also believes that autocracy is an inherently limited form of government, justified by its ability to protect peoples’ freedoms. Of course, to modern Western liberal democrats these elements are contradictory. But without passing judgement on it, that is what it is.

    Paul

    Read More
    • Agree: Anatoly Karlin
    • Replies: @Mikhail

    This all fits quite well into the Russian liberal-conservative tradition, which believes in autocracy (defined in terms of centralizing power into the hands of a single person) but also believes that autocracy is an inherently limited form of government, justified by its ability to protect peoples’ freedoms. Of course, to modern Western liberal democrats these elements are contradictory. But without passing judgement on it, that is what it is.
     
    Doesn't negate the idea of having competent personnel around that single person, with the aforementioned group being very much involved in impacting the decision making process.

    "Modern Western liberal democrats", have some contradictions of their own.

    , @Cold N. Holefield
    That's an excellent response. Thanks. I will chew on it for a day or two. There's much to consider and ponder.
    , @AP
    Well said.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Cold N. Holefield

    On Russia and some other issues, Tucker Carlson has been far more objective than what’s evident at CNN and MSNBC, as well as much of Fox News.
     
    Tucker Carlson is a Sanctimonious Arch Conservative Prick. What he and his ilk may give with one hand they take back double with the other.

    If you need him as Authority to support your argument, you've already lost your argument. If you don't need him as Authority to support your argument and lend weight to it, then don't give him Billing.

    Who in The West do you really think you're appealing to with this Poor Pious Russia Bullshit?

    I'll tell you who.

    People Like This

    FYI, I can find Russian Writers who speak as equally abysmally of Russia as this author speaks glowingly of it. Russia, like any other Country, is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, but IT OWNS THAT and no author gets to place the blame for Russia's shortcomings, and it has many, on anyone or anything else but Russia itself.

    The author of the New York Review of Books article I linked to mentions how Putin's recruiting of Ilyin to legitimate his Potemkin Kleptocratic Government is rather ironic when you consider Ilyin's opinion of The Soviet Union and The Communists. But Putin's shrewd and since no one is left in Russia to challenge Putin on his Bullshit, he's able to shamelessly contain Ilyin & Stalin & The Soviets under his Deranged Propaganda Umbrella where Russia, not America, is that Shiing City on the Hill.

    Breaking News!!

    There is no Shining City on the Hill.

    Tucker Carlson is a Sanctimonious Arch Conservative Prick. What he and his ilk may give with one hand they take back double with the other.

    If you need him as Authority to support your argument, you’ve already lost your argument. If you don’t need him as Authority to support your argument and lend weight to it, then don’t give him Billing.

    Who among US mass media cable TV hosts is more objective on Russia? He makes some cogent point, in addition to having on some quality guests.

    You’ve failed to convince differently. FYI, I don’t exclusively rely on establishment sources – JRL court appointed Russia friendlys included.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Inspectors from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have finally arrived in Douma, Syria, to assess whether a gas attack took place earlier this month. It has taken a week for the inspectors to begin their work, as charges were thrown back and forth about who was causing the delay.Proponents of the...
  • Jimmy Dore shows what happened there:

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Cold N. Holefield

    What Belarussians want, for obvious reasons, is to avoid the “Ukrainian path”. They are very afraid to be subject of a Maidan-like experiment.
     
    They're smart to be wary. The West hangs its Vassals out to dry. Look at Trump and Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rico is a Protectorate.

    The West cannot be trusted. Former Soviet Satellite States that want to remain independent are going to have to be miraculously clever in walking The Independence Tightrope.

    Well, Batka was able to efficiently control “Maidanist viruses” within Belarus. In addition, people seem allergic to take liberal Sirens sings at face value. I think Belarus skillfully managed its post-soviet period and avoided the disease suffered by its two bigger brothers. In the post-soviet space, Kazakhstan and Belarus are the best performers.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader

    In his talks he addressed the issue of Jewish collaboration with Soviets which he minimized and claimed that non Jewish collaboration was even larger
     
    Yeah, that's the standard line, and it's of course true that many Jewish businesses were closed down by the Soviets, bourgeois Jews deported to the Gulag etc.
    But I have my doubts whether it's the whole story.
    Some years ago I read a study about wartime Latvia (Björn Felder, Lettland im Zweiten Weltkrieg). It contained some facts which seemed very explosive to me (e.g. membership of the Latvian Communist party in 1940/41 was mostly Russians and Jews, with only the top level being ethnic Latvians...and even more strikingly: The Soviets made a big show of how they wanted to fight antisemitism, which the author demonstrated by reference to numerous leaflets, newspapers etc.)...and which are in stark contrast to what you generally read about Stalin's Soviet Union in the early 1940s (which supposedly was all about thinly veiled Russian nationalism by then and already well on the way to its later "antisemitism").
    Not that this could be in any way a justification for the mass murders the Germans and some local collaborators later committed. But it did indicate to me that establishment historians like Snyder don't go out of their way to look at issues that might potentially be controversial.
    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @utu

    I find it ironic you didn’t notice this
     
    I did not read the books. I am familiar only with many reviews and his talks.

    But I guess it’s too controversial for someone like Snyder
     
    In his talks he addressed the issue of Jewish collaboration with Soviets which he minimized and claimed that non Jewish collaboration was even larger and he was saying that people believed in Jewish collaboration and that may explain (not justify) their action.

    In Jedwabne which I think Poland still is controversial as many people do buy the now accepted story the so called pogrom began with having Jews marching with the bust of Lenin form the monument that was erected during Soviet occupation. I think that bust Lenin was found during the exhumation that unfortunately was prematurely terminated under the pressure of Jewish religious groups.

    Probably you are right and I should take a second look at him and read his books first. My mistake came from me being still hopeful.

    Now I remember, years ago I bought Bloodlands but then I lent it to an acquaintance before reading it and completely forgot about it. Since then I moved to another country and the still another so I will have to buy it again if I want to read it.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @utu

    I find it ironic you didn’t notice this
     
    I did not read the books. I am familiar only with many reviews and his talks.

    But I guess it’s too controversial for someone like Snyder
     
    In his talks he addressed the issue of Jewish collaboration with Soviets which he minimized and claimed that non Jewish collaboration was even larger and he was saying that people believed in Jewish collaboration and that may explain (not justify) their action.

    In Jedwabne which I think Poland still is controversial as many people do buy the now accepted story the so called pogrom began with having Jews marching with the bust of Lenin form the monument that was erected during Soviet occupation. I think that bust Lenin was found during the exhumation that unfortunately was prematurely terminated under the pressure of Jewish religious groups.

    Probably you are right and I should take a second look at him and read his books first. My mistake came from me being still hopeful.

    In his talks he addressed the issue of Jewish collaboration with Soviets which he minimized and claimed that non Jewish collaboration was even larger

    Yeah, that’s the standard line, and it’s of course true that many Jewish businesses were closed down by the Soviets, bourgeois Jews deported to the Gulag etc.
    But I have my doubts whether it’s the whole story.
    Some years ago I read a study about wartime Latvia (Björn Felder, Lettland im Zweiten Weltkrieg). It contained some facts which seemed very explosive to me (e.g. membership of the Latvian Communist party in 1940/41 was mostly Russians and Jews, with only the top level being ethnic Latvians…and even more strikingly: The Soviets made a big show of how they wanted to fight antisemitism, which the author demonstrated by reference to numerous leaflets, newspapers etc.)…and which are in stark contrast to what you generally read about Stalin’s Soviet Union in the early 1940s (which supposedly was all about thinly veiled Russian nationalism by then and already well on the way to its later “antisemitism”).
    Not that this could be in any way a justification for the mass murders the Germans and some local collaborators later committed. But it did indicate to me that establishment historians like Snyder don’t go out of their way to look at issues that might potentially be controversial.

    Read More
    • Replies: @utu

    Yeah, that’s the standard line
     
    https://www.scribd.com/document/72092745/Collaboration-Of-Polish-Jews-With-Nkvd-and-Soviets
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • During the bombing of Baghdad in January 1991 I went with other journalists on a government-organised trip to what they claimed was the remains of a baby milk plant at Abu Ghraib which the US had just destroyed, saying that it was really a biological warfare facility. Walking around the wreckage, I found a smashed-up...
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • @annamaria
    The US-style “democracy on the march” in Poland, the obedient vassal of the ZUSA: https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/04/breaking-polish-political-prisoner-mateusz-piskorski-to-be-charged-with-espionage-for-russia/
    “The Polish National Prosecutor’s Office has issued an indictment against the famous scholar, anti-NATO activist, and leader of the political party Zmiana, Dr. Mateusz Piskorski.
    The full case and details of the indictment remain classified… The National Council of ZMIANA calls for the immediate declassification of the indictment against the Chairman of ZMIANA, Dr. Mateusz Pisorski: “ We believe that this whole affair is unprecedented in the recent history of Poland and is evidence of a lack of freedom of speech and freedom of political beliefs in the Republic evermore often referred to as “NATO’s Eastern Flank” as if the only meaning of our Fatherland’s existence is protecting the interests of the United States." …
    Dr. Mateusz Piskorski has repeatedly warned against the dangers of a Third World War breaking out over NATO expansion in Eastern Europe and Poland’s degradation into a potential battlefield. …
    Piskorski has been dubbed contemporary Poland’s first political prisoner, and his indictment for alleged espionage behind closed doors could usher in a new era of political repression in NATO-occupied European countries…”
    -- There is no available information on the weasel Edward Zalewski, a current National Public Prosecutor, who produced the indictment

    Thanks for the information. I was wondering what happened to Dr. Pisorski after he was arrested more than a years ago, I think, on ridiculous charges of spying for Russia, and I believe China (!) was also mentioned. As ridiculous as it gets.

    Frankly, the development of the Polish political system towards a totalitarian repressive regime doesn’t surprise me in the least. A rabidly nationalistic stance with extreme hostility towards any deviation from the official viewpoint in the interpretation of the historic or political events was to lead to repressions – this was inevitable.

    Read More
    • Replies: @SteveM

    Frankly, the development of the Polish political system towards a totalitarian repressive regime doesn’t surprise me in the least.
     
    The Poles are no more "totalitarian" and "repressive" than the Russians. They have an open society with free elections. They are nationalists fully aware of their history with Moscow. Painting the Poles as crypto-fascists is insulting and condescending. Floating that kind of bile only aggravates the relationship between the two countries/cultures.

    I'm not saying that the Poles' interpretation of current Russian foreign policy is accurate. But it's up to the Poles and Russians to collectively work that out over time.

    The MASSIVE impediment to a productive and peaceful rapprochement between Poland and Russia is the Global Cop Gorilla in Washington that loves to stir the pot of conflict for its own ego's sake.

    P.S. I'm thinking the catalyst for improved relations between Poland and Russia would be visible exchanges between the Polish Catholic Primate and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch. Being brothers in Christ in what is largely a Post-Christian Europe should transcend political boundaries.

    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @German_reader

    But I found him refreshing that he managed to change parts of Holocaust narrative and put it in wider context of butchery that was going on in the East were many actors were involved and that he does not neglect the role of the USSR.
     
    I didn't find him refreshing at all, his book is very conventional (it's also explicitly and vehemently anti-German in its treatment of the expulsions of Germans in the last chapter...I find it ironic you didn't notice this, given how you constantly accuse me of being a "cuck"). It's just an endless catalogue of atrocities, no original research. I also found his saccharine statement early in the book that he wants to focus on the victims, not on the killers pretty pathetic...that's just another manifestation of the modern Western cult of the victim. What's the point in writing about mass killings when you don't tell us about the perpetrators and their motives?
    He also shied away from dealing in detail with the interaction between Soviet and Nazi crimes in the areas annexed by the Soviets in 1940 (Baltic states and what was then Eastern Poland). From what I've read the Soviets presented themselves as fighters against antisemitism in those areas in 1940/41 and there was noticeable support by Jews for the Soviet occupiers (though other Jews became victims of the Soviets and were deported, that's also true). When the Germans came in 1941, they tried to use that to enlist the local population as participants into their race war. But I guess it's too controversial for someone like Snyder (who clearly wants to be an establishment historian) to deal with that...easier that just to pretend that the Soviet Union by 1940 was just a vehicle for Great Russian chauvinism and Stalin an antisemite.

    I find it ironic you didn’t notice this

    I did not read the books. I am familiar only with many reviews and his talks.

    But I guess it’s too controversial for someone like Snyder

    In his talks he addressed the issue of Jewish collaboration with Soviets which he minimized and claimed that non Jewish collaboration was even larger and he was saying that people believed in Jewish collaboration and that may explain (not justify) their action.

    In Jedwabne which I think Poland still is controversial as many people do buy the now accepted story the so called pogrom began with having Jews marching with the bust of Lenin form the monument that was erected during Soviet occupation. I think that bust Lenin was found during the exhumation that unfortunately was prematurely terminated under the pressure of Jewish religious groups.

    Probably you are right and I should take a second look at him and read his books first. My mistake came from me being still hopeful.

    Read More
    • Replies: @German_reader

    In his talks he addressed the issue of Jewish collaboration with Soviets which he minimized and claimed that non Jewish collaboration was even larger
     
    Yeah, that's the standard line, and it's of course true that many Jewish businesses were closed down by the Soviets, bourgeois Jews deported to the Gulag etc.
    But I have my doubts whether it's the whole story.
    Some years ago I read a study about wartime Latvia (Björn Felder, Lettland im Zweiten Weltkrieg). It contained some facts which seemed very explosive to me (e.g. membership of the Latvian Communist party in 1940/41 was mostly Russians and Jews, with only the top level being ethnic Latvians...and even more strikingly: The Soviets made a big show of how they wanted to fight antisemitism, which the author demonstrated by reference to numerous leaflets, newspapers etc.)...and which are in stark contrast to what you generally read about Stalin's Soviet Union in the early 1940s (which supposedly was all about thinly veiled Russian nationalism by then and already well on the way to its later "antisemitism").
    Not that this could be in any way a justification for the mass murders the Germans and some local collaborators later committed. But it did indicate to me that establishment historians like Snyder don't go out of their way to look at issues that might potentially be controversial.
    , @utu
    Now I remember, years ago I bought Bloodlands but then I lent it to an acquaintance before reading it and completely forgot about it. Since then I moved to another country and the still another so I will have to buy it again if I want to read it.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @for-the-record
    My central university library

    So you are an academic (or perhaps a perpetual student)? Must be pretty lonely for you!

    Semi-failed academic in precarious employment.

    Must be pretty lonely for you!

    Why? Because of my “extreme” views? Well, I usually avoid talking about politics unless I have some idea where the other person stands.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Cicero2
    I wish I could have replied a few hours ago, but if you want to read some of Ilyin's essays in English, go to this website.

    https://souloftheeast.org/tag/ivan-ilyin/

    This was how I was introduced to his philosophy several years ago after coming across his wikipedia article. It was good to see the archive is still up for other people to discover.

    In particular, you should start with 'On Forms of Sovereignty' (1948), which cuts to the heart of how Ilyin perceived the international order and Russia's place in it.

    https://souloftheeast.org/2015/04/24/ivan-ilyin-on-forms-of-sovereignty/
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • With slight disappointment the public regarded the field. Just a minute ago, two knights were converging in fearsome joust, their spears pointing forth, plumage blowing, horses galloping, ladies out waving their handkerchiefs to their champions, - and now we see they have passed each other, both firmly in the saddle, plumage unruffled, spears unbloodied, horses...
  • @Thirdeye
    Hey fool,

    If you don't understand velocity, ascent angle (approximate), and time by now you never will. It doesn't matter how you try to puff yourself up by pontificating about elementary trigonometry.

    Still no answer from you about the hit rate on cruise missiles by 1960s-70s systems during the Kosovo war.

    Toodles

    Don’t bother debating with FB. He is a Mr. Know All, regards himself as the final depository of all knowledge and wisdom, loutishly rude for no reason, and given to hurling insults and abuse.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @German_reader
    Two of his books actually seem to have been republished in recent years:
    https://www.amazon.de/Wesen-Eigenart-russischen-Kultur-Betrachtungen/dp/393712974X (apparently published in German already in the 1940s)

    https://www.amazon.de/%C3%9Cber-gewaltsamen-Widerstand-gegen-B%C3%B6se/dp/3963210052/ref=pd_sim_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0KNEV58FDG119KMQB9YB
    (seems to be a new translation)

    My central university library only has some tract by him from the 1920s about private property and communism...but I might try to get hold of that book about Russian culture.

    My central university library

    So you are an academic (or perhaps a perpetual student)? Must be pretty lonely for you!

    Read More
    • Replies: @German_reader
    Semi-failed academic in precarious employment.


    Must be pretty lonely for you!
     
    Why? Because of my "extreme" views? Well, I usually avoid talking about politics unless I have some idea where the other person stands.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • @EugeneGur

    Putin/Russia are fighting the “Anglo Zionist” empire because the same empire simply wishes to dispose of the regime in Kremlin and take over the country
     
    This means that Russia is fighting a defensive war and the West the war of aggression, which by definition makes Russia right and the West wrong.

    Two mobsters in a turf war.
     
    For the Russians "the turf", as you put it, is our own country and we do defend it. It's the oldest trick in the book - to equate the aggressor and the defender because they both use military means. In reality, there is only one mafia here, and it isn't Russia.

    should the empire goes down tomorrow, “Team Putin” will want to replace U.S. deep state in a second.
     
    That we do not know. The only thing we do know is what is going on right before our eyes: the US and the entire West behaving like a gangster disregarding any and every rule of civilized behavior and endangering everyone, and Russia acting as the only adult in the room. The rest is a transparent attempt to justify the West's behavior: the West isn't to blame, for"both sides are equally bad".

    This means that Russia is fighting a defensive war and the West the war of aggression, which by definition makes Russia right and the West wrong.

    Some people don’t equate the regime in Kremlin with Russia.

    For the Russians “the turf”, as you put it, is our own country and we do defend it.

    Nobody was attacking Russia last time (5 minutes ago) I checked.
    Last time it happened ’41. At least you people are fond of regurgitating that all the time.

    That we do not know.

    Some of us do. We also aren’t bad in history either. Like remembering USSR expansion into Europe.We simply don’t like to see another.
    “Do not trust Moscow”. Short and simple. Keyword “trust”.

    We made our positions clear.
    Let’s move on.

    Read More
    • Replies: @EugeneGur

    Some people don’t equate the regime in Kremlin with Russia.
     
    This is not any "regime"; this is a government of Russia supported by more than 70% of the people. And if anybody is entitled to "remove" people in Kremlin, that would be citizens of Russia at the time and in the manner they see fit, and no one else. Whoever those "some people" are and what they think is of no consequence.

    Nobody was attacking Russia last time (5 minutes ago) I checked.
     
    Russia is under attack, albeit not yet with missiles. In case you missed that, economic sanctions is a form of warfare. The only reason missiles aren't flying is that Russia can and will fight back, and you know it. And you aren't good at fighting with an able adversary.

    Some of us do. We also aren’t bad in history either.
     
    You claim to be a psychic able to see the future? I sincerely doubt it. And you are pathetic in history, if you mean the real one, not the history you invented to suit your delusion of grandeur. USSR "expansion into Europe", indeed! You conveniently forget that it followed a very bloody "expansion" of Europe into the USSR, my friend.

    We made our positions clear.
     
    Your position has always been abundantly clear. Pity it just doesn't matter that much any more.
    , @annamaria
    The "regime" -- and a theocratic one -- is in your beloved apartheid Jewish State. ("Israel does not have a written constitution," "the Israeli government gives special preference to Judaism," "Although Israel does not grant special privileges to any special Jewish group, many European Jews belong to higher social classes than Arabs and “Oriental” Jews").
    And who are these "we" in your mysterious "We made our positions clear" - the US ziocons?
    The ziocons had attacked Russian interests in Ukraine (which borders with Russia) and arranged the NATO military bae there. The coup d'etat was to the detriments of the majority of Ukrainian people, including Ukrainian Jews that have been enjoying the triumph of banderism in Kiev and beyond since then. Nothing pleasures the Kagans' clan more than a profitable cooperation with the followers of Bandera. "Lionized as a nationalist hero in Ukraine, Stepan Bandera was a Nazi sympathizer who left behind a horrific legacy," https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/09/stepan-bandera-nationalist-euromaidan-right-sector/
    The ziocons have been arming and providing with the logistics the "moderate" terrorists in the Middle East, where Russia has been defending her interests by the legitimate means, on the legitimate invitation from the legitimate Syrian government -- unlike the ziocon coalition of the US/NATO + Israel + the oh-so-democratic Saudis + the CIA-trained head-choppers and liver eaters.
    Russia is just another unfortunate country where the militant Jews wanted to get the upper hand for the expense of the natives. What your tribe has been commemorating for centuries during Purim? -- A mass slaughter of the native population provoked by the obnoxious Jewish guests. And this is what gives joy to your tribe: "Happy is the one who seizes your [Persian, Russian, German...] infants and dashes them against the rocks." Psalm 137:9
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The April 14 missile attacks on Syria were a politically-motivated fireworks display that were largely designed to silence Trump's critics. The attacks-- which were coordinated with Moscow-- did not kill any Russian, Syrian, Iranian or Hezbollah combat troops. They did not kill any Syrian civilians. They did not impede the Syrian Army's ongoing military offensive...
  • @DC
    It may be that Trump knows exactly what he is doing and has tricked the neo-cons/noe-liberals in to thinking he’s tough on Syria and Russia while behind their backs colluding with Putin to avoid ww3 and working to pull out of Syria regardless.

    The strike was really just a $150million advertising opportunity for Russian missil defense systems. The idiot general that announced 100% success should be fired as spokesperson for the pentagon-deep state. His ploy might have had a chance at being credible with a 93% success rate but 100% was never going to be credible!

    As for Bolton and Pompeo, keep your enemies close so you know what they are doing, tell them what they want to hear, let them imagine they are powerful and then take them down when they least expect it.

    Anything is possible here. Ya can’t just mate the king in a castled position. Ya have to pin, skewer, fork and threat to win. Bolton could be neocon prophylactic . He could be Sheldon brand ,TM oven mitts for red hot neocon buttons. Maybe he will toss Bolton after this at some point. I mean to do neocon stuff without a Bolton would tend to stick more to Trump. That would be really Machiavellian stuff….

    It would also be really kind of funny if Russia baited this for their arms industry. What will really be telling is their sales of these systems in the next few years. It was a weapons demo.

    As for domestically?

    scenario #1
    Our missiles are crap and need to be updated?
    They are? Prove it.
    Fire some missile at Syria and see what happens.

    scenario #2
    Sheldon has some cash.
    for what?
    You have to take in Bolton and take his advice.
    Trump does so with disinterest , an lobs a few..

    scenario #3

    Trump had a spicy meal last night….

    scenario #4
    He has eyes for Bibi and his playboy life style is just a front….or he is a regular old crypto-zionist.

    I mean what is to make of lobbing a few in half hearted , neocon fashion?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Mitleser
    Try the German national library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118970054

    Two of his books actually seem to have been republished in recent years:
    https://www.amazon.de/Wesen-Eigenart-russischen-Kultur-Betrachtungen/dp/393712974X (apparently published in German already in the 1940s)

    https://www.amazon.de/%C3%9Cber-gewaltsamen-Widerstand-gegen-B%C3%B6se/dp/3963210052/ref=pd_sim_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0KNEV58FDG119KMQB9YB

    (seems to be a new translation)

    My central university library only has some tract by him from the 1920s about private property and communism…but I might try to get hold of that book about Russian culture.

    Read More
    • Replies: @for-the-record
    My central university library

    So you are an academic (or perhaps a perpetual student)? Must be pretty lonely for you!
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader
    Thanks, I'll have a look at it.
    I wonder about the books Iljin published in German, I suppose they'll be difficult to track down, but maybe I'll try.

    Try the German national library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118970054

    Read More
    • Replies: @German_reader
    Two of his books actually seem to have been republished in recent years:
    https://www.amazon.de/Wesen-Eigenart-russischen-Kultur-Betrachtungen/dp/393712974X (apparently published in German already in the 1940s)

    https://www.amazon.de/%C3%9Cber-gewaltsamen-Widerstand-gegen-B%C3%B6se/dp/3963210052/ref=pd_sim_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0KNEV58FDG119KMQB9YB
    (seems to be a new translation)

    My central university library only has some tract by him from the 1920s about private property and communism...but I might try to get hold of that book about Russian culture.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @utu

    Timothy Snyder isn’t Jewish
     
    I always assumed that he was. But I found him refreshing that he managed to change parts of Holocaust narrative and put it in wider context of butchery that was going on in the East were many actors were involved and that he does not neglect the role of the USSR. I have recently spent several hours watching through his lectures and realized that his take is more evolved version of my own take to which I arrived after realizing many years ago that Jews actually were not murdered in Germany as Germany remained to some extent a "country of law" (Rechtsstaat) and countries that were German allies could protect Jews better than countries that were occupied by Germany like Poland and places that were lawless like Ukraine and Belarus. His narrative met some resistance within the canonical Jewish Holocaustians but I think it eventually got accepted though his narrative is not ready yet to be utilized in the pop-history of Hollywood and newspaper headlines in Holocaustian indoctrination because it is too complex. However there are issues that he does not touch like the number of the dead. He also separates himself from Hannah Arendt take on Jewish culpability in Judenrats etc. On the positive side he tries to have a more balanced view on Auschwitz and the fact that it was chiefly a huge prison/labor camps complex and it began to play a role in extermination of Jews much later when the the final solution in East was pretty much completed.

    There is a current political context of his work. Just like Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" of 1993 neatly foreshadowed and prepared the shift of interest of American Empire form the conflict with USSR to to engagement with Islam, Snyder book by stressing Soviet crimes and culpability in Holocaust and explaining conditioning to which Belorussians and Ukrainians were subjected shifted the attention of the American Empire to the conquest of Russia's eastern provinces. Thanks to Snyder "the murderous" Ukrainians can be understood and somewhat justified and thus from being just the Holocaust perpetrators they became also freedom fighters against Russian imperialism and thus can be sought as potential allies in the American Empire's projects. It is possibly this was the main objective of his work. Some writings of Anne Applebaum about the same geographical area served similar purpose, i.e., to warm up the image of Poles, Lithuanias, Belorussians and Ukrainians. It is possible that Applebaum and Snyder sit in the same think tanks or at least are paid from the same sources.

    Academia always served the Empire. It is where from comes the подготовка, the preliminary "media artillery" barrage before the main attack.

    Applebaum is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[54] She is on the board of the National Endowment for Democracy.[55] She was a member of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting's International Board of Directors.[56] She is a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) where she co-leads a major initiative aimed at countering Russian disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).[57] She is on the editorial board for The American Interest[58] and the Journal of Democracy.[59]
     

    But I found him refreshing that he managed to change parts of Holocaust narrative and put it in wider context of butchery that was going on in the East were many actors were involved and that he does not neglect the role of the USSR.

    I didn’t find him refreshing at all, his book is very conventional (it’s also explicitly and vehemently anti-German in its treatment of the expulsions of Germans in the last chapter…I find it ironic you didn’t notice this, given how you constantly accuse me of being a “cuck”). It’s just an endless catalogue of atrocities, no original research. I also found his saccharine statement early in the book that he wants to focus on the victims, not on the killers pretty pathetic…that’s just another manifestation of the modern Western cult of the victim. What’s the point in writing about mass killings when you don’t tell us about the perpetrators and their motives?
    He also shied away from dealing in detail with the interaction between Soviet and Nazi crimes in the areas annexed by the Soviets in 1940 (Baltic states and what was then Eastern Poland). From what I’ve read the Soviets presented themselves as fighters against antisemitism in those areas in 1940/41 and there was noticeable support by Jews for the Soviet occupiers (though other Jews became victims of the Soviets and were deported, that’s also true). When the Germans came in 1941, they tried to use that to enlist the local population as participants into their race war. But I guess it’s too controversial for someone like Snyder (who clearly wants to be an establishment historian) to deal with that…easier that just to pretend that the Soviet Union by 1940 was just a vehicle for Great Russian chauvinism and Stalin an antisemite.

    Read More
    • Replies: @utu

    I find it ironic you didn’t notice this
     
    I did not read the books. I am familiar only with many reviews and his talks.

    But I guess it’s too controversial for someone like Snyder
     
    In his talks he addressed the issue of Jewish collaboration with Soviets which he minimized and claimed that non Jewish collaboration was even larger and he was saying that people believed in Jewish collaboration and that may explain (not justify) their action.

    In Jedwabne which I think Poland still is controversial as many people do buy the now accepted story the so called pogrom began with having Jews marching with the bust of Lenin form the monument that was erected during Soviet occupation. I think that bust Lenin was found during the exhumation that unfortunately was prematurely terminated under the pressure of Jewish religious groups.

    Probably you are right and I should take a second look at him and read his books first. My mistake came from me being still hopeful.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @utu

    Timothy Snyder isn’t Jewish
     
    I always assumed that he was. But I found him refreshing that he managed to change parts of Holocaust narrative and put it in wider context of butchery that was going on in the East were many actors were involved and that he does not neglect the role of the USSR. I have recently spent several hours watching through his lectures and realized that his take is more evolved version of my own take to which I arrived after realizing many years ago that Jews actually were not murdered in Germany as Germany remained to some extent a "country of law" (Rechtsstaat) and countries that were German allies could protect Jews better than countries that were occupied by Germany like Poland and places that were lawless like Ukraine and Belarus. His narrative met some resistance within the canonical Jewish Holocaustians but I think it eventually got accepted though his narrative is not ready yet to be utilized in the pop-history of Hollywood and newspaper headlines in Holocaustian indoctrination because it is too complex. However there are issues that he does not touch like the number of the dead. He also separates himself from Hannah Arendt take on Jewish culpability in Judenrats etc. On the positive side he tries to have a more balanced view on Auschwitz and the fact that it was chiefly a huge prison/labor camps complex and it began to play a role in extermination of Jews much later when the the final solution in East was pretty much completed.

    There is a current political context of his work. Just like Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" of 1993 neatly foreshadowed and prepared the shift of interest of American Empire form the conflict with USSR to to engagement with Islam, Snyder book by stressing Soviet crimes and culpability in Holocaust and explaining conditioning to which Belorussians and Ukrainians were subjected shifted the attention of the American Empire to the conquest of Russia's eastern provinces. Thanks to Snyder "the murderous" Ukrainians can be understood and somewhat justified and thus from being just the Holocaust perpetrators they became also freedom fighters against Russian imperialism and thus can be sought as potential allies in the American Empire's projects. It is possibly this was the main objective of his work. Some writings of Anne Applebaum about the same geographical area served similar purpose, i.e., to warm up the image of Poles, Lithuanias, Belorussians and Ukrainians. It is possible that Applebaum and Snyder sit in the same think tanks or at least are paid from the same sources.

    Academia always served the Empire. It is where from comes the подготовка, the preliminary "media artillery" barrage before the main attack.

    Applebaum is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[54] She is on the board of the National Endowment for Democracy.[55] She was a member of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting's International Board of Directors.[56] She is a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) where she co-leads a major initiative aimed at countering Russian disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).[57] She is on the editorial board for The American Interest[58] and the Journal of Democracy.[59]
     

    During the war in Yugoslavia the West sided with Croats who until then had pretty bad reputation as being one of the most murderous actors of the WWII and it was the Serbs who were considered the heroes of the WWII fighting for the right cause. Many people, also in Israel, were confused at that time as they instinctively wanted to support the good Serbs and it turned out that Serbs were not good anymore and the bad guys became the good guys. Similar dissonance people suffer in the case of Ukrainians as they are being transformed into good guys and their enthusiastic participation in Holocaust and genocidal massacres of Poles (also Czechs) in Volhynia is supposed to be forgotten.

    This is a good illustration that the narrative is created by power and truth is treated instrumentally. The truth is a rhetorical devices (after Paul Feyerabend). Those who can claim they poses it win. But only in rare case the truth altered the balance of power as it usually power alters the truth, so the winner can also claim the high moral ground.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader

    the author might be Jewish.
     
    Timothy Snyder isn't Jewish, but iirc of gentile North European (Dutch?) ancestry. I do get the impression though that he caters strongly to the interests and prejudices of American Jews (read his Bloodlands book...not impressed, and the very last chapter strongly irritated me).
    In any case, I'm not interested in hysterical hit pieces accusing Ilyin of "fascism", I want to know if some representative sample of his work is available in English, German or French, so I can judge for myself.

    Timothy Snyder isn’t Jewish

    I always assumed that he was. But I found him refreshing that he managed to change parts of Holocaust narrative and put it in wider context of butchery that was going on in the East were many actors were involved and that he does not neglect the role of the USSR. I have recently spent several hours watching through his lectures and realized that his take is more evolved version of my own take to which I arrived after realizing many years ago that Jews actually were not murdered in Germany as Germany remained to some extent a “country of law” (Rechtsstaat) and countries that were German allies could protect Jews better than countries that were occupied by Germany like Poland and places that were lawless like Ukraine and Belarus. His narrative met some resistance within the canonical Jewish Holocaustians but I think it eventually got accepted though his narrative is not ready yet to be utilized in the pop-history of Hollywood and newspaper headlines in Holocaustian indoctrination because it is too complex. However there are issues that he does not touch like the number of the dead. He also separates himself from Hannah Arendt take on Jewish culpability in Judenrats etc. On the positive side he tries to have a more balanced view on Auschwitz and the fact that it was chiefly a huge prison/labor camps complex and it began to play a role in extermination of Jews much later when the the final solution in East was pretty much completed.

    There is a current political context of his work. Just like Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” of 1993 neatly foreshadowed and prepared the shift of interest of American Empire form the conflict with USSR to to engagement with Islam, Snyder book by stressing Soviet crimes and culpability in Holocaust and explaining conditioning to which Belorussians and Ukrainians were subjected shifted the attention of the American Empire to the conquest of Russia’s eastern provinces. Thanks to Snyder “the murderous” Ukrainians can be understood and somewhat justified and thus from being just the Holocaust perpetrators they became also freedom fighters against Russian imperialism and thus can be sought as potential allies in the American Empire’s projects. It is possibly this was the main objective of his work. Some writings of Anne Applebaum about the same geographical area served similar purpose, i.e., to warm up the image of Poles, Lithuanias, Belorussians and Ukrainians. It is possible that Applebaum and Snyder sit in the same think tanks or at least are paid from the same sources.

    Academia always served the Empire. It is where from comes the подготовка, the preliminary “media artillery” barrage before the main attack.

    Applebaum is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[54] She is on the board of the National Endowment for Democracy.[55] She was a member of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting’s International Board of Directors.[56] She is a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) where she co-leads a major initiative aimed at countering Russian disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).[57] She is on the editorial board for The American Interest[58] and the Journal of Democracy.[59]

    Read More
    • Replies: @utu
    During the war in Yugoslavia the West sided with Croats who until then had pretty bad reputation as being one of the most murderous actors of the WWII and it was the Serbs who were considered the heroes of the WWII fighting for the right cause. Many people, also in Israel, were confused at that time as they instinctively wanted to support the good Serbs and it turned out that Serbs were not good anymore and the bad guys became the good guys. Similar dissonance people suffer in the case of Ukrainians as they are being transformed into good guys and their enthusiastic participation in Holocaust and genocidal massacres of Poles (also Czechs) in Volhynia is supposed to be forgotten.

    This is a good illustration that the narrative is created by power and truth is treated instrumentally. The truth is a rhetorical devices (after Paul Feyerabend). Those who can claim they poses it win. But only in rare case the truth altered the balance of power as it usually power alters the truth, so the winner can also claim the high moral ground.
    , @German_reader

    But I found him refreshing that he managed to change parts of Holocaust narrative and put it in wider context of butchery that was going on in the East were many actors were involved and that he does not neglect the role of the USSR.
     
    I didn't find him refreshing at all, his book is very conventional (it's also explicitly and vehemently anti-German in its treatment of the expulsions of Germans in the last chapter...I find it ironic you didn't notice this, given how you constantly accuse me of being a "cuck"). It's just an endless catalogue of atrocities, no original research. I also found his saccharine statement early in the book that he wants to focus on the victims, not on the killers pretty pathetic...that's just another manifestation of the modern Western cult of the victim. What's the point in writing about mass killings when you don't tell us about the perpetrators and their motives?
    He also shied away from dealing in detail with the interaction between Soviet and Nazi crimes in the areas annexed by the Soviets in 1940 (Baltic states and what was then Eastern Poland). From what I've read the Soviets presented themselves as fighters against antisemitism in those areas in 1940/41 and there was noticeable support by Jews for the Soviet occupiers (though other Jews became victims of the Soviets and were deported, that's also true). When the Germans came in 1941, they tried to use that to enlist the local population as participants into their race war. But I guess it's too controversial for someone like Snyder (who clearly wants to be an establishment historian) to deal with that...easier that just to pretend that the Soviet Union by 1940 was just a vehicle for Great Russian chauvinism and Stalin an antisemite.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • “I honestly don’t know who in the US should get the credit for doing the right thing, but that person(s) deserves our collective gratitude. Rumors say that Mattis was the man, others point to Dunford and some even to Trump himself (I doubt that). Again, I don’t know who did it, but this action deserves a standing ovation.”

    I believe the decision to scale back the missile attack on Syria was made by Orange Clown’s jewish-supremacist handlers themselves. As I see it, Orange Clown and the “people” around him are nothing but props. The whole Orange Clown administration is pure political theater, IMO.

    I think the reason Bolton was appointed (and the reason Mattis has not been fired), is because the juxtaposition of the two – on either side of the arbitrary and capricious Orange Clown – gives our gamesmen maximum propagandistic flexibility in their psyop against humanity.

    When a bellicose Trump makes threats, we’re to take it that he’s merely channeling Bolton. Then the gamesmen observe the response of the “system”, and they’re free to appropriately follow up with anything on the spectrum from bloodthirsty psychopath (Bolton) to that of a somewhat more reasonable bastard (Mattis).

    I think this Bolton/Mattis dialectic is exemplified with the strike against Syria. Orange Clown was ordered by his handlers to marshal the naval strike group and make the necessary threats, i.e., to provide the stimulus, then the gamesmen studied the Russian response. And when the Russians put their ships to sea and the Russian Airborne Command Center took to flight or whatever, they assessed that Russia would respond militarily. Apparently not yet willing to start WW3, they had the flexibility to take a step back and attribute it to the influence of Mattis, thus limiting the loss of face.

    Anyway, the big picture here, as I see it, is that Orange Clown and his handlers are faced with the same problem that Obama and his handlers had: All the low-hanging fruit has already been picked. And any attempt to pick the fruit hanging at a higher level, e.g. Syria, is associated with some very serious risks.

    In the confusion that reigned immediately after Orange Clown’s inauguration, the opportunistic Orange Clown was able to quickly prop a ladder up against the tree, and start climbing (something that Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have been able to do). Despite Orange Clown’s affectatious posturing, it has now become clear that Orange Clown intended to pick the fruit himself (of course for his handlers), rather than spray the insects threatening the fruit, as he had disingenuously intimated.

    So here we are now at a stalemate, albeit a very dangerous one, with Vladimir Putin trying to avoid a nuclear war (but already backed into a corner and ready to fight if forced), and Orange Clown’s handlers working day and night, interminably probing and pushing the limits, trying to come up with their next move.

    Perhaps the next “click” will be some kind of catastrophic false-flag attack?

    Read More
    • Replies: @Miro23

    Perhaps the next “click” will be some kind of catastrophic false-flag attack?
     
    To be "catastrophic" means that Russia gets false-flagged, not Syria or Iran. It could happen. The Zionists want "regime change" with the destruction of Syria and Iran, and they're not going to get it while the Russians remain in the area .

    False-flags need time, preparation and co-ordination, and a clue might be the current intense anti-Russian propaganda. Modern day Zionist false-flags always seem to start with a preparatory media barrage against the target, and there's no doubt that Russia is getting the treatment.

    They could sink a US Navy ship to get their war, but what would the subsequent US assault look like? and with what kind of Russian response? It's given that the US can't fight a ground war in Syria and Iran, and it's navy and air force are too exposed to modern weapons, so as Saker suggests it could quickly develop into a Middle East nuclear war.

    This would give Israel/US/Saudi Arabia their victory, with the bet that Russia would pull back from a full inter-continental nuclear engagement given that only Syrian and Iranian targets are hit with nuclear weapons.

    However, if the fated bullet happened to be in that fated chamber, the Russians would decide to get it over with, and flatten Israel, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, the Pentagon, Langley etc. with a few thousand warheads to spare.

    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @EugeneGur

    Putin/Russia are fighting the “Anglo Zionist” empire because the same empire simply wishes to dispose of the regime in Kremlin and take over the country
     
    This means that Russia is fighting a defensive war and the West the war of aggression, which by definition makes Russia right and the West wrong.

    Two mobsters in a turf war.
     
    For the Russians "the turf", as you put it, is our own country and we do defend it. It's the oldest trick in the book - to equate the aggressor and the defender because they both use military means. In reality, there is only one mafia here, and it isn't Russia.

    should the empire goes down tomorrow, “Team Putin” will want to replace U.S. deep state in a second.
     
    That we do not know. The only thing we do know is what is going on right before our eyes: the US and the entire West behaving like a gangster disregarding any and every rule of civilized behavior and endangering everyone, and Russia acting as the only adult in the room. The rest is a transparent attempt to justify the West's behavior: the West isn't to blame, for"both sides are equally bad".

    The US-style “democracy on the march” in Poland, the obedient vassal of the ZUSA: https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/04/breaking-polish-political-prisoner-mateusz-piskorski-to-be-charged-with-espionage-for-russia/
    “The Polish National Prosecutor’s Office has issued an indictment against the famous scholar, anti-NATO activist, and leader of the political party Zmiana, Dr. Mateusz Piskorski.
    The full case and details of the indictment remain classified… The National Council of ZMIANA calls for the immediate declassification of the indictment against the Chairman of ZMIANA, Dr. Mateusz Pisorski: “ We believe that this whole affair is unprecedented in the recent history of Poland and is evidence of a lack of freedom of speech and freedom of political beliefs in the Republic evermore often referred to as “NATO’s Eastern Flank” as if the only meaning of our Fatherland’s existence is protecting the interests of the United States.” …
    Dr. Mateusz Piskorski has repeatedly warned against the dangers of a Third World War breaking out over NATO expansion in Eastern Europe and Poland’s degradation into a potential battlefield. …
    Piskorski has been dubbed contemporary Poland’s first political prisoner, and his indictment for alleged espionage behind closed doors could usher in a new era of political repression in NATO-occupied European countries…”
    – There is no available information on the weasel Edward Zalewski, a current National Public Prosecutor, who produced the indictment

    Read More
    • Replies: @EugeneGur
    Thanks for the information. I was wondering what happened to Dr. Pisorski after he was arrested more than a years ago, I think, on ridiculous charges of spying for Russia, and I believe China (!) was also mentioned. As ridiculous as it gets.

    Frankly, the development of the Polish political system towards a totalitarian repressive regime doesn't surprise me in the least. A rabidly nationalistic stance with extreme hostility towards any deviation from the official viewpoint in the interpretation of the historic or political events was to lead to repressions - this was inevitable.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Inspectors from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have finally arrived in Douma, Syria, to assess whether a gas attack took place earlier this month. It has taken a week for the inspectors to begin their work, as charges were thrown back and forth about who was causing the delay.Proponents of the...
  • Russia/Syria: Send weapons inspectors because we have nothing to hide

    US/Britain/France: Bomb the sites before weapons inspectors arrive because we know there are weapons.

    Which seems more plausible?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • So, rumor grapevine concerning the 24 hour American IRS outage has the following:

    1: Russian SVR was deeply dismayed by Roselkomnadzors clown car antics regarding Telegram, and believed that Russian cyber deterrence was threatened by this public show of incompetence.

    2: IRS was taken down for 24 hours to have some lulz/bragging rights/making someone look more stupid that Roselkomnadzor. One cannot accuse the SVR of setting only modest goals for itself. 2/3 so far.

    3: IRS takedown was also because some SVR affiliated rich guys are pretty displeased with the state of US double taxation. You see, normal rich people have tax optimizers, certain Oligarchs have the SVR.

    4: Replaceing IRS website with a Roselkomnadzor notice “Website taken down for financial scamming” was considered, but not utilized due either a lack of humor or to the prophecies of Kek not being sufficiently advanced.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Artists' rendition of Roskomnadzor trying to block Telegram. The problem isn't even so much the cack-handed authoritarianism, though that's bad enough. Russian web censor Roskomnadzor's (RKN) blockage of Telegram several days ago will negatively affect the 15 million Russians who use the platform, which combines the functionality of Twitter (public blogs, channels) and WhatsApp (mobile...
  • So, rumor grapevine concerning the 24 hour American IRS outage has the following:

    1: Russian SVR was deeply dismayed by Roselkomnadzors clown car antics, and believed that Russian cyber deterrence was threatened by this public show of incompetence.

    2: IRS was taken down for 24 hours to have some lulz/bragging rights/making someone look more stupid that Roselkomnadzor. One cannot accuse the SVR of setting only modest goals for itself. 2/3 so far.

    3: IRS takedown was also because some SVR affiliated rich guys are pretty displeased with the state of US double taxation. You see, normal rich people have tax optimizers, certain Oligarchs have the SVR.

    4: Replaceing IRS website with a Roselkomnadzor notice “Website taken down for financial scamming” was considered, but not utilized due either a lack of humor or to the prophecies of Kek not being sufficiently advanced.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • @peterAUS

    The reason why most people chose to believe this soap opera,-Putin/Russia opposing , fighting the “Anglo Zionist” empire – is because they take their wish, hope for reality.
     
    Agree, up to a point.

    Putin/Russia are fighting the "Anglo Zionist" empire because the same empire simply wishes to dispose of the regime in Kremlin and take over the country as it's taken over all those smaller countries in its expansion to East.
    They are not fighting the same system. Say, should the empire goes down tomorrow, "Team Putin" will want to replace U.S. deep state in a second.

    Two mobsters in a turf war.
    Both criminals, still.

    My take anyway.

    Putin/Russia are fighting the “Anglo Zionist” empire because the same empire simply wishes to dispose of the regime in Kremlin and take over the country

    This means that Russia is fighting a defensive war and the West the war of aggression, which by definition makes Russia right and the West wrong.

    Two mobsters in a turf war.

    For the Russians “the turf”, as you put it, is our own country and we do defend it. It’s the oldest trick in the book – to equate the aggressor and the defender because they both use military means. In reality, there is only one mafia here, and it isn’t Russia.

    should the empire goes down tomorrow, “Team Putin” will want to replace U.S. deep state in a second.

    That we do not know. The only thing we do know is what is going on right before our eyes: the US and the entire West behaving like a gangster disregarding any and every rule of civilized behavior and endangering everyone, and Russia acting as the only adult in the room. The rest is a transparent attempt to justify the West’s behavior: the West isn’t to blame, for”both sides are equally bad”.

    Read More
    • Replies: @annamaria
    The US-style “democracy on the march” in Poland, the obedient vassal of the ZUSA: https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/04/breaking-polish-political-prisoner-mateusz-piskorski-to-be-charged-with-espionage-for-russia/
    “The Polish National Prosecutor’s Office has issued an indictment against the famous scholar, anti-NATO activist, and leader of the political party Zmiana, Dr. Mateusz Piskorski.
    The full case and details of the indictment remain classified… The National Council of ZMIANA calls for the immediate declassification of the indictment against the Chairman of ZMIANA, Dr. Mateusz Pisorski: “ We believe that this whole affair is unprecedented in the recent history of Poland and is evidence of a lack of freedom of speech and freedom of political beliefs in the Republic evermore often referred to as “NATO’s Eastern Flank” as if the only meaning of our Fatherland’s existence is protecting the interests of the United States." …
    Dr. Mateusz Piskorski has repeatedly warned against the dangers of a Third World War breaking out over NATO expansion in Eastern Europe and Poland’s degradation into a potential battlefield. …
    Piskorski has been dubbed contemporary Poland’s first political prisoner, and his indictment for alleged espionage behind closed doors could usher in a new era of political repression in NATO-occupied European countries…”
    -- There is no available information on the weasel Edward Zalewski, a current National Public Prosecutor, who produced the indictment
    , @peterAUS

    This means that Russia is fighting a defensive war and the West the war of aggression, which by definition makes Russia right and the West wrong.
     
    Some people don't equate the regime in Kremlin with Russia.

    For the Russians “the turf”, as you put it, is our own country and we do defend it.
     
    Nobody was attacking Russia last time (5 minutes ago) I checked.
    Last time it happened '41. At least you people are fond of regurgitating that all the time.

    That we do not know.
     
    Some of us do. We also aren't bad in history either. Like remembering USSR expansion into Europe.We simply don't like to see another.
    "Do not trust Moscow". Short and simple. Keyword "trust".

    We made our positions clear.
    Let's move on.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Anatoly Karlin
    Paul Robinson addressed that article pretty thoroughly: https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/bandwagon-of-errors/

    I haven't yet written anything systemic about Ilyin on this blog, but if you're interested in the topic, I'd recommend Robinson's archive on this topic: https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/tag/ivan-ilyin/

    Russian conservatism is one of his core specialties and he has a book coming out soon on this topic.

    Thanks, I’ll have a look at it.
    I wonder about the books Iljin published in German, I suppose they’ll be difficult to track down, but maybe I’ll try.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Mitleser
    Try the German national library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118970054
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @AP

    I do get the impression though that he caters strongly to the interests and prejudices of American Jews
     
    IIRC some Jewish critics were upset with him because they felt that his focus on Polish and Ukrainian suffering diluted the "unique" suffering of the Jewish people during those times.

    That’s pretty funny, one of the things I found so bizarre about the last chapter of his book was his treatment of characters like Jakub Berman in post-war Poland. The focus was almost entirely on how these people had to live in fear of Stalin’s alleged antisemitism…not on the fact that they were pretty repellent characters themselves who were instrumental in the creation of a communist dictatorship.
    He had similar tendencies in earlier chapters imo (e.g. the striking overrepresentation of Jews among NKVD personnel until 1937/38 only gets mentioned in the context of the Great Terror when they fell victim to a system they had earlier been part of; iirc he also had the usual line about Stalin supporting Great Russian chauvinism).
    And quite apart from that, it’s just a totally unoriginal book, little more than a tedious catalogue of atrocities.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • With slight disappointment the public regarded the field. Just a minute ago, two knights were converging in fearsome joust, their spears pointing forth, plumage blowing, horses galloping, ladies out waving their handkerchiefs to their champions, - and now we see they have passed each other, both firmly in the saddle, plumage unruffled, spears unbloodied, horses...
  • @Kotlin
    @FB

    I agree. I also wanted to thank you for your great work on this website. I admire your scientific knowledge and your sense of humor. We learn a lot from you. BTW, How come you don't write a full article?

    Thanks for your kind words…glad to hear you enjoy my technical comments…

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Aedib

    Belarus will eventually accede to Russia,
     
    I don’t think so. What Belarussians want, for obvious reasons, is to avoid the “Ukrainian path”. They are very afraid to be subject of a Maidan-like experiment.

    What Belarussians want, for obvious reasons, is to avoid the “Ukrainian path”. They are very afraid to be subject of a Maidan-like experiment.

    They’re smart to be wary. The West hangs its Vassals out to dry. Look at Trump and Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rico is a Protectorate.

    The West cannot be trusted. Former Soviet Satellite States that want to remain independent are going to have to be miraculously clever in walking The Independence Tightrope.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Aedib
    Well, Batka was able to efficiently control “Maidanist viruses” within Belarus. In addition, people seem allergic to take liberal Sirens sings at face value. I think Belarus skillfully managed its post-soviet period and avoided the disease suffered by its two bigger brothers. In the post-soviet space, Kazakhstan and Belarus are the best performers.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Maybe Paul Robinson can address this. It’s Ivan Ilyin in his own words.

    Putinism: Rusia and Its Future with the West

    Europe does not understand the Nazi movement. It does not understand it and is afraid. And the more it is afraid, the less it understands. The less it understands, the more it tends to believe all the nagative rumors, all the horror stories of “eyewitnesses,” all the frightening predictions. Radical left wingers in virtually all European nations create an atmosphere of ill will and hatred. Unfortunately our Russian [émigré] press is gradually also drawn into this, the [Jewish-liberal] emotions gradually become categories of good and evil.

    To this day European public opinion has failed to understand that National Socialism is by no means radical racialism that does not respect the law. The spirit of National Socialism does not lead to racialism.

    I love this excerpt.

    ….National Socialism is by no means radical racialism that does not respect the law.

    How clever. He’s correct. It can just as easily be read as follows.

    National Socialism is radical racialism that respects the law.

    Remember, The Rule of Law is very important to Ilyin. It’s a Central Tenet of his Philosophy. So long as its legal, it’s virtuous.

    This excerpt also tickles me.

    The spirit of National Socialism does not lead to racialism.

    Once again, very clever on his part. He’s also correct once again. It should and could read as follows.

    The spirit of National Socialism does not LEAD TO racialism because the spirit of National Socialism IS INHERENTLY racist.

    Read More
    • Replies: @PaulR
    Because I was asked, here goes:

    Like a lot of people on the European political right in the inter-war period, Ilyin initially engaged in a certain amount of wishful thinking concerning fascism, which caused him at first to underestimate its dangers. He also had some sympathy with 1930s authoritarianism, nationalism, and especially anti-communism. But Ilyin was also a firm opponent of totalitarianism. Eventually, the Nazis fired him from his job teaching in Berlin because he refused to include anti-Semitic propaganda in his lectures. He continued lecturing around Germany in defiance of the authorities until in 1938 he fled the country.

    Let's be clear - Ilyin is not a modern Western liberal democrat. There are lots of passages in his work calling for 'dictatorship' etc. If that's all of his work you read, you'll no doubt think the guy is a fascist or something close to it. But, there's also a lot in his work which gives a very different impression. Take, for instance, his attitude to law. For Ilyin, law is not something to be obeyed just because it is law and somebody in authority has dictated it. Formal, 'positive' law, he wrote, should try as much as is possible to reflect natural law, which he defined in terms of the right of every individual to live a worthy, dignified, and autonomous life, independent of external coercion. Formal law exists only for this end. Moreover, the state exists only for this end - ie the sole purpose of the state is securing individuals' rights according to natural law. This is a very liberal point of view, and explains why many Russian conservative philosophers nowadays describe Ilyin as a 'liberal'.

    So which is the real Ilyin? The authoritarian or the liberal? The answer is a complex, often paradoxical, mixture of the two. Ilyin supports authoritarianism over democracy precisely because in his time democracies had a nasty habit of collapsing and turning into totalitarian regimes (whether communist or fascist). This is because of the underdeveloped 'legal consciousness' of the people. Democracy could be stable in countries where legal consciousness was well developed, e.g. Britain, But elsewhere, and particularly Russia, it couldn't. Democracy therefore often did a worse job of protecting people's natural rights than authoritarianism. But the latter is only justified to the extent that it promotes natural rights and ultimately the authoritarian state should develop the people's legal consciousness to the extent that authoritarian rule is no longer necessary.

    This all fits quite well into the Russian liberal-conservative tradition, which believes in autocracy (defined in terms of centralizing power into the hands of a single person) but also believes that autocracy is an inherently limited form of government, justified by its ability to protect peoples' freedoms. Of course, to modern Western liberal democrats these elements are contradictory. But without passing judgement on it, that is what it is.

    Paul
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Branco Milanovic - When autarky becomes the only solution This post-Cold War idea that corporations are taking over the world always seemed ridiculous to me. Consider the following: Wealthiest individual ~$100 billion (Bezos) Wealthiest corporation ~$1 trillion (Apple) Wealthiest country ~ $100 trillion (USA), of which states typically own 20%-70%. Plus, they have 95%+ of...
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • @eD
    "There are striking parallels between the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the current paroxysms of NATO. In each case, the struggle is not between the hegemon and the satellites – the struggle is between hard-line satellites and soft-line satellites. Tsipras is NATO’s Dubchek. May is NATO’s Honecker. Corbin is NATO’s Mielke. Orban is NATO’s Grósz. Trump is NATO’s Gorbachev."

    This is a fascinating analogy. That would make Macron NATO's Ceausescu. I'm not sure what that would make Trudeau.

    “I’m not sure what that would make Trudeau.”

    I am not familiar enough with the old Warsaw Pact leaders. However, if you are known by the company you keep, Trudeau’s pals – John Dalglish and Christopher Ingvaldson – might lead some, who don’t like Trudeau, to consider the term, pedophile.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Branco Milanovic - When autarky becomes the only solution This post-Cold War idea that corporations are taking over the world always seemed ridiculous to me. Consider the following: Wealthiest individual ~$100 billion (Bezos) Wealthiest corporation ~$1 trillion (Apple) Wealthiest country ~ $100 trillion (USA), of which states typically own 20%-70%. Plus, they have 95%+ of...
  • You continue with the low quality analyses. There is a reason why Russia defied the US, you know. It did not come from nowhere. If you listen to russian FM sources, you will often hear that the world is becoming multipolar and that the last 500 years of western domination are coming to an end.

    Yet you never asked yourself why are they talking like that. Maybe because they have a reason for it?

    These sanctions will simply not matter. There is tectonic shift happening. Most of the worlds economy will be in Asia. Europe is becoming a backwater, it will have only 4 percent of the world’s population. The US is going to cripple itself with massive debt levels.

    Are you aware that most economic studies show that China will eventually have an economy 2 times bigger than that of the US, India will become a larger economy than the US as well, while for a first time in several hundred years the West will no longer be the center of the world economy?

    https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/economy/the-world-in-2050.html

    Are you aware that debt levels in the US are projected to reach astronomical levels, and this under “optimistic” scenarios?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-13/americas-future-no-longer-looks-sustainable-market-context-deutsche

    Are you aware that IQ in the West stopped increasing and is possibly even dropping, but IQ in the rest of the world continues to increase?

    The consensus among IQ experts has been that IQ will stay the same or drop in western countries and will increase by 6-7 IQ points in the rest of the world, probably due to further Flynn effect gains by better nutrition and medical care, as millions of non-westerners join the middle class. China alone is projected to gain 7 IQ points.

    https://notpoliticallycorrect.me/2016/11/14/a-reversal-of-the-flynn-effect/

    Moreover, if Chinese have equal IQ to Japanese, this would mean that they will eventually have similar per capita GDP to Japan, in other words China will eventually have an economy 3-4 times bigger than that of the US. And this isn’t even factoring the projected IQ increase in China and IQ decline in the US.

    Meanwhile, on the cultural front, Islam is projected to eventually become the world’s largest religion, becoming larger than Christianity. Africa is projected to reach 4 billion people, many of whom will come after Europe.

    That’s multipolarity for you.

    Taking all of this into account, it means that in 20 years the West will simply not matter. And the Russian Gov is aware of that.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @El Dato
    Once it becomes obvious that this Soviet legacy has run out the American owners of Ukraine and Belarus will scrap them.

    Who are "the American owners of Belarus"?????

    Belarus will eventually accede to Russia, but Ukraine not so much. It's rather like (todays) Poland in that respect, which is unlikely to reintegrate the Deutschland anytime soon. Maybe it will split in two, only time can tell.

    Belarus will eventually accede to Russia,

    I don’t think so. What Belarussians want, for obvious reasons, is to avoid the “Ukrainian path”. They are very afraid to be subject of a Maidan-like experiment.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Cold N. Holefield

    What Belarussians want, for obvious reasons, is to avoid the “Ukrainian path”. They are very afraid to be subject of a Maidan-like experiment.
     
    They're smart to be wary. The West hangs its Vassals out to dry. Look at Trump and Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rico is a Protectorate.

    The West cannot be trusted. Former Soviet Satellite States that want to remain independent are going to have to be miraculously clever in walking The Independence Tightrope.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader

    the author might be Jewish.
     
    Timothy Snyder isn't Jewish, but iirc of gentile North European (Dutch?) ancestry. I do get the impression though that he caters strongly to the interests and prejudices of American Jews (read his Bloodlands book...not impressed, and the very last chapter strongly irritated me).
    In any case, I'm not interested in hysterical hit pieces accusing Ilyin of "fascism", I want to know if some representative sample of his work is available in English, German or French, so I can judge for myself.

    Paul Robinson addressed that article pretty thoroughly: https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/bandwagon-of-errors/

    I haven’t yet written anything systemic about Ilyin on this blog, but if you’re interested in the topic, I’d recommend Robinson’s archive on this topic: https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/tag/ivan-ilyin/

    Russian conservatism is one of his core specialties and he has a book coming out soon on this topic.

    Read More
    • Replies: @German_reader
    Thanks, I'll have a look at it.
    I wonder about the books Iljin published in German, I suppose they'll be difficult to track down, but maybe I'll try.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader

    the author might be Jewish.
     
    Timothy Snyder isn't Jewish, but iirc of gentile North European (Dutch?) ancestry. I do get the impression though that he caters strongly to the interests and prejudices of American Jews (read his Bloodlands book...not impressed, and the very last chapter strongly irritated me).
    In any case, I'm not interested in hysterical hit pieces accusing Ilyin of "fascism", I want to know if some representative sample of his work is available in English, German or French, so I can judge for myself.

    I do get the impression though that he caters strongly to the interests and prejudices of American Jews

    IIRC some Jewish critics were upset with him because they felt that his focus on Polish and Ukrainian suffering diluted the “unique” suffering of the Jewish people during those times.

    Read More
    • Replies: @German_reader
    That's pretty funny, one of the things I found so bizarre about the last chapter of his book was his treatment of characters like Jakub Berman in post-war Poland. The focus was almost entirely on how these people had to live in fear of Stalin's alleged antisemitism...not on the fact that they were pretty repellent characters themselves who were instrumental in the creation of a communist dictatorship.
    He had similar tendencies in earlier chapters imo (e.g. the striking overrepresentation of Jews among NKVD personnel until 1937/38 only gets mentioned in the context of the Great Terror when they fell victim to a system they had earlier been part of; iirc he also had the usual line about Stalin supporting Great Russian chauvinism).
    And quite apart from that, it's just a totally unoriginal book, little more than a tedious catalogue of atrocities.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader

    the author might be Jewish.
     
    Timothy Snyder isn't Jewish, but iirc of gentile North European (Dutch?) ancestry. I do get the impression though that he caters strongly to the interests and prejudices of American Jews (read his Bloodlands book...not impressed, and the very last chapter strongly irritated me).
    In any case, I'm not interested in hysterical hit pieces accusing Ilyin of "fascism", I want to know if some representative sample of his work is available in English, German or French, so I can judge for myself.

    I want to know if some representative sample of his work is available in English, German or French, so I can judge for myself.

    If you don’t get a good answer here, you might try asking this question over at Paul Robinson’s blog:

    https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I have never ruled out the possibility that Russia is responsible for the attack in Salisbury, amongst other possibilities. But I do rule out the possibility that Assad is dropping chemical weapons in Ghouta. In this extraordinary war, where Saudi-funded jihadist head choppers have Israeli air support and US and UK military “advisers”, every time...
  • @RobinG
    Some good news on the home front.
    Yesterday, 30 pro-Palestinian-rights Jewish Americans with If Not Now demanded that Sen. Cardin condemn Israel's violence toward peacefully protesting Gazans.
    The way out of this doomsday spiral is that Israel fairly peacefully implodes, a la USSR.
    It could happen. 2021.

    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/jewish-activists-storm-senator-s-office-as-lawmakers-sound-off-on-gaza-1.6008583
    Jewish Activists Storm Senator's Office as Lawmakers Sound Off on Israel's Conduct at Gaza Border

    The movie “Exodus” would receive a chilly reception if produced today,

    Arab terrorism was a ghastly mistake and yielded only considerable sympathy for Israel.

    But now that good will has evaporated and only fear of personal, economic, or political retribution controls.

    Now there is much clarity on AIPAC, SPLC, BB, ADL, AJC, HIAS, the Adelson Primary, the JDL, the Liberty, Pollard, Barbara the Spiller of the Beans, Soros, sayonim, neocons, Jewish representation in Bolshevism and radical leftist causes, media concentration and ownership, endless demonization of Nazis, dual citizenship, Jewish manipulation over The Holocaust but complete and utter silence about the Other Holocausts, destruction of basic rights in the name of fighting “anti-Semitism,” inordinate worldwide political and economic control, immigration fanaticism (remember 1965!), Gelbaum and the Sierra Club, the Frankfurt School, the content of the Talmud, supremacism, Rabbi Schneerson quotes, in-group loyalty, Ashkenazis, the Yinon Plan, monoethnic Israel but diversity for the goyim, the Sampson Option, aggressive war in Syria, the astronomical worldwide political distortions of Zionism, billions in aid to Israel for what exactly, fairy tales about Israel as our BFF in the ME, and now outrageous killing of demonstrators in Gaza with hogwash about mortal threats to the border.

    For the truth about Zionism as a non-Jewish phenomenon the thinking of some religious Jews is amazing. Intelligence and astonishing good sense.

    The long and the short of Israel is that the British promised Zionists land that was not theirs to dispose of to solve a problem the owners thereof did not create. Zionistas think some vaporous title to Israel is theirs because some completely different guys lived there 2,000 years ago and then moved or got absorbed somewhere. They have established this patent nonsense by force of arms and maintain it by force of arms. Thus they enjoy sovereignty for the moment but they are kidding themselves if “Live by the sword, die by the sword” doesn’t apply to them. Is there any good will left?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Cold N. Holefield

    Do you have recommendations what I should read by/about him?
     
    Start with this, but BEWARE, I think, GASP!!, the author might be Jewish. Unfortunately, even though you're a German Reader, it's in English. A minor inconvenience, I'm sure. Not ideal by any means, but easily overcome with a modicum of effort.

    Ivan Ilyin, Putin’s Philosopher of Russian Fascism

    An Excerpt from that link.

    Thus this Russian philosopher, whose name was Ivan Ilyin, came to imagine a Russian Christian fascism. Born in 1883, he finished a dissertation on God’s worldly failure just before the Russian Revolution of 1917. Expelled from his homeland in 1922 by the Soviet power he despised, he embraced the cause of Benito Mussolini and completed an apology for political violence in 1925. In German and Swiss exile, he wrote in the 1920s and 1930s for White Russian exiles who had fled after defeat in the Russian civil war, and in the 1940s and 1950s for future Russians who would see the end of the Soviet power.

    A tireless worker, Ilyin produced about twenty books in Russian, and another twenty in German. Some of his work has a rambling and commonsensical character, and it is easy to find tensions and contradictions. One current of thought that is coherent over the decades, however, is his metaphysical and moral justification for political totalitarianism, which he expressed in practical outlines for a fascist state. A crucial concept was “law” or “legal consciousness” (pravosoznanie). For the young Ilyin, writing before the Revolution, law embodied the hope that Russians would partake in a universal consciousness that would allow Russia to create a modern state. For the mature, counter-revolutionary Ilyin, a particular consciousness (“heart” or “soul,” not “mind”) permitted Russians to experience the arbitrary claims of power as law. Though he died forgotten, in 1954, Ilyin’s work was revived after collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and guides the men who rule Russia today.
     
    This is instructive in many ways, not just one. It should put to rest the notion that there is any "Virtue" in The Rule of Law or the trope bandied about, A Nation of Laws. Ilyin admired Italian & German Fascism as much for their "Virtue" as for their adherence to The Rule of Law. They both were, respectively, A Nation of Laws and they operated according to The Rule of Law, and yet both Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy were Sadistic Totalitarian Butchering Regimes and according to their vaunted Law, it was perfectly legal. The belief that they were "Virtuous" gave them a Blank Check to create Laws that enabled & perpetuated Crimes Against Humanity persecuting any & all who refused to believe in, and succumb to, their Bloody Virtue, or who were otherwise ill-fitting (i.e. the Disabled & the Jews).

    the author might be Jewish.

    Timothy Snyder isn’t Jewish, but iirc of gentile North European (Dutch?) ancestry. I do get the impression though that he caters strongly to the interests and prejudices of American Jews (read his Bloodlands book…not impressed, and the very last chapter strongly irritated me).
    In any case, I’m not interested in hysterical hit pieces accusing Ilyin of “fascism”, I want to know if some representative sample of his work is available in English, German or French, so I can judge for myself.

    Read More
    • Replies: @The Big Red Scary

    I want to know if some representative sample of his work is available in English, German or French, so I can judge for myself.
     
    If you don't get a good answer here, you might try asking this question over at Paul Robinson's blog:

    https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/
    , @AP

    I do get the impression though that he caters strongly to the interests and prejudices of American Jews
     
    IIRC some Jewish critics were upset with him because they felt that his focus on Polish and Ukrainian suffering diluted the "unique" suffering of the Jewish people during those times.
    , @Anatoly Karlin
    Paul Robinson addressed that article pretty thoroughly: https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/bandwagon-of-errors/

    I haven't yet written anything systemic about Ilyin on this blog, but if you're interested in the topic, I'd recommend Robinson's archive on this topic: https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/tag/ivan-ilyin/

    Russian conservatism is one of his core specialties and he has a book coming out soon on this topic.
    , @utu

    Timothy Snyder isn’t Jewish
     
    I always assumed that he was. But I found him refreshing that he managed to change parts of Holocaust narrative and put it in wider context of butchery that was going on in the East were many actors were involved and that he does not neglect the role of the USSR. I have recently spent several hours watching through his lectures and realized that his take is more evolved version of my own take to which I arrived after realizing many years ago that Jews actually were not murdered in Germany as Germany remained to some extent a "country of law" (Rechtsstaat) and countries that were German allies could protect Jews better than countries that were occupied by Germany like Poland and places that were lawless like Ukraine and Belarus. His narrative met some resistance within the canonical Jewish Holocaustians but I think it eventually got accepted though his narrative is not ready yet to be utilized in the pop-history of Hollywood and newspaper headlines in Holocaustian indoctrination because it is too complex. However there are issues that he does not touch like the number of the dead. He also separates himself from Hannah Arendt take on Jewish culpability in Judenrats etc. On the positive side he tries to have a more balanced view on Auschwitz and the fact that it was chiefly a huge prison/labor camps complex and it began to play a role in extermination of Jews much later when the the final solution in East was pretty much completed.

    There is a current political context of his work. Just like Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" of 1993 neatly foreshadowed and prepared the shift of interest of American Empire form the conflict with USSR to to engagement with Islam, Snyder book by stressing Soviet crimes and culpability in Holocaust and explaining conditioning to which Belorussians and Ukrainians were subjected shifted the attention of the American Empire to the conquest of Russia's eastern provinces. Thanks to Snyder "the murderous" Ukrainians can be understood and somewhat justified and thus from being just the Holocaust perpetrators they became also freedom fighters against Russian imperialism and thus can be sought as potential allies in the American Empire's projects. It is possibly this was the main objective of his work. Some writings of Anne Applebaum about the same geographical area served similar purpose, i.e., to warm up the image of Poles, Lithuanias, Belorussians and Ukrainians. It is possible that Applebaum and Snyder sit in the same think tanks or at least are paid from the same sources.

    Academia always served the Empire. It is where from comes the подготовка, the preliminary "media artillery" barrage before the main attack.

    Applebaum is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[54] She is on the board of the National Endowment for Democracy.[55] She was a member of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting's International Board of Directors.[56] She is a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) where she co-leads a major initiative aimed at countering Russian disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).[57] She is on the editorial board for The American Interest[58] and the Journal of Democracy.[59]
     
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader

    You should really read up on him
     
    Do you have recommendations what I should read by/about him?

    Do you have recommendations what I should read by/about him?

    Start with this, but BEWARE, I think, GASP!!, the author might be Jewish. Unfortunately, even though you’re a German Reader, it’s in English. A minor inconvenience, I’m sure. Not ideal by any means, but easily overcome with a modicum of effort.

    Ivan Ilyin, Putin’s Philosopher of Russian Fascism

    An Excerpt from that link.

    Thus this Russian philosopher, whose name was Ivan Ilyin, came to imagine a Russian Christian fascism. Born in 1883, he finished a dissertation on God’s worldly failure just before the Russian Revolution of 1917. Expelled from his homeland in 1922 by the Soviet power he despised, he embraced the cause of Benito Mussolini and completed an apology for political violence in 1925. In German and Swiss exile, he wrote in the 1920s and 1930s for White Russian exiles who had fled after defeat in the Russian civil war, and in the 1940s and 1950s for future Russians who would see the end of the Soviet power.

    A tireless worker, Ilyin produced about twenty books in Russian, and another twenty in German. Some of his work has a rambling and commonsensical character, and it is easy to find tensions and contradictions. One current of thought that is coherent over the decades, however, is his metaphysical and moral justification for political totalitarianism, which he expressed in practical outlines for a fascist state. A crucial concept was “law” or “legal consciousness” (pravosoznanie). For the young Ilyin, writing before the Revolution, law embodied the hope that Russians would partake in a universal consciousness that would allow Russia to create a modern state. For the mature, counter-revolutionary Ilyin, a particular consciousness (“heart” or “soul,” not “mind”) permitted Russians to experience the arbitrary claims of power as law. Though he died forgotten, in 1954, Ilyin’s work was revived after collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and guides the men who rule Russia today.

    This is instructive in many ways, not just one. It should put to rest the notion that there is any “Virtue” in The Rule of Law or the trope bandied about, A Nation of Laws. Ilyin admired Italian & German Fascism as much for their “Virtue” as for their adherence to The Rule of Law. They both were, respectively, A Nation of Laws and they operated according to The Rule of Law, and yet both Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy were Sadistic Totalitarian Butchering Regimes and according to their vaunted Law, it was perfectly legal. The belief that they were “Virtuous” gave them a Blank Check to create Laws that enabled & perpetuated Crimes Against Humanity persecuting any & all who refused to believe in, and succumb to, their Bloody Virtue, or who were otherwise ill-fitting (i.e. the Disabled & the Jews).

    Read More
    • Replies: @German_reader

    the author might be Jewish.
     
    Timothy Snyder isn't Jewish, but iirc of gentile North European (Dutch?) ancestry. I do get the impression though that he caters strongly to the interests and prejudices of American Jews (read his Bloodlands book...not impressed, and the very last chapter strongly irritated me).
    In any case, I'm not interested in hysterical hit pieces accusing Ilyin of "fascism", I want to know if some representative sample of his work is available in English, German or French, so I can judge for myself.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Mikhail
    I'm understandably not alone in negatively assessing your input here.

    On Russia and some other issues, Tucker Carlson has been far more objective than what's evident at CNN and MSNBC, as well as much of Fox News.

    On Russia and some other issues, Tucker Carlson has been far more objective than what’s evident at CNN and MSNBC, as well as much of Fox News.

    Tucker Carlson is a Sanctimonious Arch Conservative Prick. What he and his ilk may give with one hand they take back double with the other.

    If you need him as Authority to support your argument, you’ve already lost your argument. If you don’t need him as Authority to support your argument and lend weight to it, then don’t give him Billing.

    Who in The West do you really think you’re appealing to with this Poor Pious Russia Bullshit?

    I’ll tell you who.

    People Like This

    FYI, I can find Russian Writers who speak as equally abysmally of Russia as this author speaks glowingly of it. Russia, like any other Country, is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, but IT OWNS THAT and no author gets to place the blame for Russia’s shortcomings, and it has many, on anyone or anything else but Russia itself.

    The author of the New York Review of Books article I linked to mentions how Putin’s recruiting of Ilyin to legitimate his Potemkin Kleptocratic Government is rather ironic when you consider Ilyin’s opinion of The Soviet Union and The Communists. But Putin’s shrewd and since no one is left in Russia to challenge Putin on his Bullshit, he’s able to shamelessly contain Ilyin & Stalin & The Soviets under his Deranged Propaganda Umbrella where Russia, not America, is that Shiing City on the Hill.

    Breaking News!!

    There is no Shining City on the Hill.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Mikhail

    Tucker Carlson is a Sanctimonious Arch Conservative Prick. What he and his ilk may give with one hand they take back double with the other.

    If you need him as Authority to support your argument, you’ve already lost your argument. If you don’t need him as Authority to support your argument and lend weight to it, then don’t give him Billing.
     

    Who among US mass media cable TV hosts is more objective on Russia? He makes some cogent point, in addition to having on some quality guests.

    You've failed to convince differently. FYI, I don't exclusively rely on establishment sources - JRL court appointed Russia friendlys included.

    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Cicero2
    You should really read up on him, Ilyin was one of the great conservative philosophers of the 20th century. As others had mentioned, he was no Eurasianist but rather someone who tried to balance what he felt was the best of the European legal tradition with the potential and challenges of modernity.

    In so far as Putin quoting him, that seems to be related to Putin's own belief that he is following in the course of Ilyin's "Third Way" for Russia that combines respect for national tradition with caution towards liberal democracy, while denouncing despotism and total centralization of power.

    Personally, I think Ilyin would hate what Russia has become. He would accuse Putin of putting on a big show of being a responsible leader with very little action to back it up. Someone who puts up the front of being an enlightened ruler who defends the conscience of law, but has only a hazy understanding of what that law means.

    You should really read up on him

    Do you have recommendations what I should read by/about him?

    Read More
    • Replies: @Cold N. Holefield

    Do you have recommendations what I should read by/about him?
     
    Start with this, but BEWARE, I think, GASP!!, the author might be Jewish. Unfortunately, even though you're a German Reader, it's in English. A minor inconvenience, I'm sure. Not ideal by any means, but easily overcome with a modicum of effort.

    Ivan Ilyin, Putin’s Philosopher of Russian Fascism

    An Excerpt from that link.

    Thus this Russian philosopher, whose name was Ivan Ilyin, came to imagine a Russian Christian fascism. Born in 1883, he finished a dissertation on God’s worldly failure just before the Russian Revolution of 1917. Expelled from his homeland in 1922 by the Soviet power he despised, he embraced the cause of Benito Mussolini and completed an apology for political violence in 1925. In German and Swiss exile, he wrote in the 1920s and 1930s for White Russian exiles who had fled after defeat in the Russian civil war, and in the 1940s and 1950s for future Russians who would see the end of the Soviet power.

    A tireless worker, Ilyin produced about twenty books in Russian, and another twenty in German. Some of his work has a rambling and commonsensical character, and it is easy to find tensions and contradictions. One current of thought that is coherent over the decades, however, is his metaphysical and moral justification for political totalitarianism, which he expressed in practical outlines for a fascist state. A crucial concept was “law” or “legal consciousness” (pravosoznanie). For the young Ilyin, writing before the Revolution, law embodied the hope that Russians would partake in a universal consciousness that would allow Russia to create a modern state. For the mature, counter-revolutionary Ilyin, a particular consciousness (“heart” or “soul,” not “mind”) permitted Russians to experience the arbitrary claims of power as law. Though he died forgotten, in 1954, Ilyin’s work was revived after collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and guides the men who rule Russia today.
     
    This is instructive in many ways, not just one. It should put to rest the notion that there is any "Virtue" in The Rule of Law or the trope bandied about, A Nation of Laws. Ilyin admired Italian & German Fascism as much for their "Virtue" as for their adherence to The Rule of Law. They both were, respectively, A Nation of Laws and they operated according to The Rule of Law, and yet both Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy were Sadistic Totalitarian Butchering Regimes and according to their vaunted Law, it was perfectly legal. The belief that they were "Virtuous" gave them a Blank Check to create Laws that enabled & perpetuated Crimes Against Humanity persecuting any & all who refused to believe in, and succumb to, their Bloody Virtue, or who were otherwise ill-fitting (i.e. the Disabled & the Jews).
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Anatoly Karlin
    He was against Soviet expansionist and repeatedly condemned its occupation of Eastern Europe.

    To be sure, he had cynical views about Western policies towards Russia - does anyone here even disagree? - which was however enough to transform him into "Putin's Fascist Philosopher" in the American MSM.

    To be sure, he had cynical views about Western policies towards Russia – does anyone here even disagree?

    Depends on the context, I don’t quite see how Tsarist Russia was a victim of Western machinations.
    Have you written about Ilyin in detail before? Is some of his work available in translation, and if so, what should one read to understand his thought?
    I have no doubt that what Western msm and people like Timothy Snyder write about him is hysterical nonsense, but if possible I’d like to see for myself.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Mikhail

    Depends on the context, I don’t quite see how Tsarist Russia was a victim of Western machinations.
     
    Crimean War, Congress of Berlin and Russo-Japanese War serve as examples.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Introduction Political leaders and the mass media deluge the public with a constant stream of frightening incidents caused by the enemy-of-the-week: nerve gas killing dozens of little babies in Syria, Russian-directed poison assassination attempts in England and terror incidents throughout Europe, requiring an increase in domestic police state surveillance and spying. Extensively monitored bank records,...
  • @Isabella
    If you look up the 14 defining characteristics of Fascist states, taken from a comparative analysis of every identified and known Fascist state so far, you will see that [a] America ticks 13 of the 14 boxes, and the unticked is actually open to interpretation, and that [b] one of those 14 is to keep the people in a state of fear, usually by drumming up some imaginary threat i.e. in Germany 1930's it was , "the Jews, The socialists, the communists".

    What America is doing now, is only puzzling if you dont have your view finder set right. Just as, if, scanning the Serengeti, it is set to "near" you can't understand the lion suddenly in front of you because you failed to see where he came from - if you dont have your politico-socio viewfinder set to "Fascist" you might be puzzled by things America is doing. Just re-set it, go look again and WoW !! Suddenly it all comes clear.

    Caution to Unz readers: Do not, repeat, do NOT accompany Isabella on a trip to the Serengeti.

    If Isabella’s viewfinder is as accurate as the posted representation of “Fascism,” you may end up gobbled up by the same lion that devoured Germany and Italy in the 1940s.

    First, what’s this “Fourteen Points” checklist? It’s something published by one Lawrence Britt.

    Second, Who is Lawrence Britt?
    Take your pick:

    source: google

    Who was Dr. Lawrence Britt and how is he connected with fascism
    http://www.slader.com/…/who-was-dr-lawrence-britt-and-how-is-he-connected-with-fascism…;
    Lawrence W. Britt is not a doctor in any field but a novelist who compiled fourteen points which he believes define a Fascist regime. He is a novelist, with no formal training in political science or history and so his views on fascism should be viewed objectively and as an opinion rather than as fact or as a definition. He is widely known for using rhetoric to equate the modern Republican party with fascism and his work is largely deemed to be political opinion rather than analysis or study.

    source: google

    Lawrence Britt
    explorepdx.com/britt.html
    Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist, wrote an article about fascism, which appeared in Free Inquiry magazine—a journal of humanist thought. Dr. Britt studied the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile). He found the regimes all had 14 things in …

    source: Lawrence Britt himself, via https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/holocaust-museum-warning-signs-fascism/

    The list was originally created by Laurence Britt in 2003, for an article published by Free Inquiry magazine (a publication for secular humanist commentary and analysis). While subsequent postings of the list often attribute it to “Dr. Laurence Britt,” the author said that he was not actually a doctor (nor did he claim to be). Britt himself said that he could be more accurately described as an amateur historian:

    I’ve read this thread with interest. For your information I never made a claim that I was a “Dr.” Someone on the internet made that ASSUMPTION when they passed on the artice. I am a retired bsunessman with a life long interst in history and current events.
    I have a personal book collection on these subjects of over 3000 volumes. I’ve contributed chapters to three books, written another, and am working on a second. I’ve written aproximately 25 magazine and newespaper articles on political and econmic affairs.

    I spent about 200 hours researching the fascism article building on a lifetime interst in the subject.

    My novel, “June , 2004” was written in 1997 and published in 1998. It was a fictional treatment of a future of fascism in America, which has turned out quite predictive of actual events since it was published.Regards, Larry Britt

    Britt created this list during George W. Bush’s tenure as president of the United States. While he did not actually name Bush, he wrote in the original article that some of the early warning signs had already manifested in the United States . . .”

    The Snopes article is the outcome of fact-checking a claim that the USHolocaust Museum “displayed a poster with the 14 points of fascism . . .”; Snopes learned that someone named Sarah Rose tweeted a photo of a “poster” listing the 14 points; on Jan. 30, 2017, under her photo of the poster, Rose tweeted:

    “In the US Holocaust Museum.
    I’m shook.”

    Sarah Rose, who first shared the photograph on social media, confirmed to us that she took the picture in the museum’s gift shop. We reached out to the USHHM to confirm that it sold a poster showing “early warning signs of fascism,” and they told us that the museum no longer carries the poster. . . .

    In less than an hour, Rose’s photo-tweet wended its way through what is euphemistically called the social media tech- work; on Jan. 30, 2017 “Eboneezer Goode added this text to an enhanced photo of Britt’s 14 points and tweeted:

    @RaRaVibes There are two things he has left to do. It’s time for us to rise up and #resist #oppose and #impeach this monster.

    SO, Third, What are the real threats to the American and all other people? How should we set our “viewfinders?”

    The Number One threat is bigotry and ignorance.

    Lawrence Britt’s list is bigoted and stupid.

    USHMM is a temple to dissemination of disinformation for the purpose of engendering hatred, while simultaneously avoiding accountability. It is the centerpiece of bigotry in the Reception Hall of the US Capitol.
    American taxpayers spend more than $50 million each year on this misguiding “viewfinder.”

    Sarah Rose’s tweet was ignorant.

    Rose’s tweet snowballed into an unhinged ad hominem attack and advocacy for extreme political action.

    Isabella is a useful idiot.

    The fruits of bigotry, ignorance and hate-filled disinformation are death and destruction.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I have never ruled out the possibility that Russia is responsible for the attack in Salisbury, amongst other possibilities. But I do rule out the possibility that Assad is dropping chemical weapons in Ghouta. In this extraordinary war, where Saudi-funded jihadist head choppers have Israeli air support and US and UK military “advisers”, every time...
  • @Sean
    Obama could have attacked the Alawite family dictatorship in Syria on his own authority without asking anyone. He didn't, Under Trump there have been attacks of little materiel significance that haven't done anything to halt the advance of the Assad regieme territory; victories won by Iranian infantry and Russian ground attack planes. The West would simply like him to meet his obligations and stop gassing people as there is an international agreement against killing people that way. Why can't he just stick to the normal use of high explosives to blast them to pieces?

    There’s also an international agreement prohibiting aggressive war. Perhaps you can alert the State Department. Nikki hasn’t heard of it either. Alert her too!

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Sean
    If the US wanted to take on Russia it would have done it in the Ukraine. The US could have taken out Assad with one week of air strikes, before the Russian arrived. They didn't because Syria is not worth it.

    Assad regieme n authorities declared to the relevant international organisation years ago that they had a chemical and bacterial weapons program, and Russia cooperated in the hand over for destruction of all such declared Assad assets .There is a convention against use of chemical weapons and Assad has breached it repeated in the Syrian civil war( that started when he stupidly put up the price of basic necessities) . Anyway he got a second slap on the wrist, and he knows what to do if he wants another one.

    ** Syria is not worth it. **

    On the contrary, the US appears to be obsessed with Syria. And whatever the true interests of the US are, they are precisely what the elite wish to avoid at all costs.

    Sure Assad used chemical weapons. To achieve no tactical advantage ever and guaranteed to stir up Western liars, manipulators, and bed wetters to his strategic disadvantage. Sure. He’s THAT stupid. Let’s see now . . . a rational, gentlemanly medical professional used chemical weapons or jihadi terrorist scum used chemical weapons? Whoa. That’s a really tough one.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Introduction Political leaders and the mass media deluge the public with a constant stream of frightening incidents caused by the enemy-of-the-week: nerve gas killing dozens of little babies in Syria, Russian-directed poison assassination attempts in England and terror incidents throughout Europe, requiring an increase in domestic police state surveillance and spying. Extensively monitored bank records,...
  • @Miro23

    This can only be because the majority of Americans are idiots.

    America’s problems cannot be corrected by elections.
     
    The US has always been more of an economic construct than other nations. It was built on people abandoning the Old World in search of economic opportunity. They weren't idiots, and they had great success - but it's a country without much of a history. Americans trace their "roots" back to other countries in Europe, Africa, South America or Asia.

    In other words the Chinese, Japanese, British or Russians are more homogeneous and ethnically defined, and have lived in and defended the same lands for millennia.

    Americans are more open to defining themselves economically (consumers), rather than national/historically (citizens), and "consumers" are about the most politically inactive group of people imaginable.

    Important insight.

    thanks.

    The Persian empire also offers interesting lessons: diverse ethnic groups were encompassed in the Persian empire and under the system of Cyrus, each conquered state continued its own cultural traditions. They were not melted into a pot of identity-less gravy but intermingled in a khoresh, a stew.
    Later, the Persian empire was conquered by alien invaders who imposed their mores and intermarried with the Persian people.
    Over the millennia, Iran has surrendered large chunks of territory, but a core of Iranian cultural identity, culture, and land mass persists, unified by realistic awareness of their history and a mindset that reveres their artists and poets greater than warriors.

    But to my mind, what most distinguishes Iranian culture is that at its heart, it is not of the Abrahamic root, it is Zoroastrian. The essential element of Abrahamism is intolerance and conquest to force compliance. The essence of Zoroastrianism is the individual’s monitoring of his moral behavior, in his thoughts, words and actions.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • This Holefield fellow is a nutjob.

    https://catcherinthelie.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/russian-trolls-chumps/

    I suggest not feeding the troll.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • At last some sense. The US Army and IDF ground forces are useless in the ME theater and the US Navy and Airforce are technologically obsolete compared to Russia. Why is that a bad thing?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • During the bombing of Baghdad in January 1991 I went with other journalists on a government-organised trip to what they claimed was the remains of a baby milk plant at Abu Ghraib which the US had just destroyed, saying that it was really a biological warfare facility. Walking around the wreckage, I found a smashed-up...
  • anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:

    We Should be Sceptical of Those Who Claim to Know the Events in Syria?

    This essay is ironic to the extreme, especially because this same “journalist” has also submitted another essay here;

    http://www.unz.com/pcockburn/yazidis-who-suffered-under-isis-now-face-forced-conversion-to-islam/

    I’ll take his own advice given above.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Gottendamerung
    It has been a great mistake for the EU to admit so many irrelevant and toxic countries such as the Baltics , Poland , Chekia , Slovakia , Hungary , Romania ,Bulgaria , as well as to foster a coup d`Etat and a civil war in toxic Ucraina .

    This will be the end of the EU .

    Historic and poweful european countries like France , Italy , England , Spain . feel marginalized by Brussels ( by Germany ? ) , in benefit of the toxics . England already voted out of the EU , and the anger towards this EU is growing in Italy , France and Spain .

    The EU should have stablished just trade agreements with the toxics , and with Russia too , which is the most important , historic , and reliable country of eastern europe . But the Americans blind with hegemonism and russophobia would not tolerate it , what will lead to the end of the EU , and of Nato , or worse to an atomic war that will finnish with what remains of the white race .

    great mistake for the EU to admit so many irrelevant and toxic countries

    agreed, you just make a mistake of causality – the toxicity spreads from your lands to ours. All the EU money brought only problems to our lands: discord, corruption and misallocation of capital. Now you only drag us down ideologically with your dying senility and decadence. I am all for exiting this travesty. We are the engine of your growth, we are the future, you don’t deserve us.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Cold N. Holefield
    Previous to my comment, he knew nothing about Ivan Ilyin (sorry I screwed up his name earlier and accidentally typed an extra "l"). How do we know? Because he said "Who?". Now he's an Expert. He's a Quick Learner, I'll give him that.

    I have read almost all of Ilyin’s postwar articles and can state confidently that you’re full of shi- American MSM op-eds. (From the same people who also think that Dugin is Putin’s favorite “philosopher”).

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader
    Ok, you seem to know a lot more about him than me (are you actually Russian yourself?).
    From the quotes you cited above it still seems like an extremely one-sided, maybe even paranoid interpretation of history. By selective choice of materials you could write much the same about many other countries (certainly about Germany).
    Western hostility to Russia is often real and a problem (certainly true today), but it's not the whole story.

    He was against Soviet expansionist and repeatedly condemned its occupation of Eastern Europe.

    To be sure, he had cynical views about Western policies towards Russia – does anyone here even disagree? – which was however enough to transform him into “Putin’s Fascist Philosopher” in the American MSM.

    Read More
    • Replies: @German_reader

    To be sure, he had cynical views about Western policies towards Russia – does anyone here even disagree?

     

    Depends on the context, I don't quite see how Tsarist Russia was a victim of Western machinations.
    Have you written about Ilyin in detail before? Is some of his work available in translation, and if so, what should one read to understand his thought?
    I have no doubt that what Western msm and people like Timothy Snyder write about him is hysterical nonsense, but if possible I'd like to see for myself.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The immediate prospect for significant improvement in U.S.-Russia relations now depends on something tangible: Will the forces that sabotaged previous ceasefire agreements in Syria succeed in doing so again, all the better to keep alive the “regime change” dreams of the neoconservatives and liberal interventionists? Or will President Trump succeed where President Obama failed by...
  • Wow, of the many “predictive” articles I’ve read on U.S./Russia (aka Trump/Putin) relations and how much of this hinges on Syria, this one is the real deal. Written 9 months ago and with so much behind it to back it up, Mr. McGovern not only predicted what happened a week ago would happen, he has enough of a full-scale understanding of exactly what is involved here, from things in the past as well as things that are happening today, to be able to predict this would happen long before Trump’s publicing his “intentions” to pull out of Syria.
    I already knew Mr. McGovern knows his stuff; coming across this particular article 9 months later and oddly enough a week after what transpired in Syria, GOOSEBUMPS, and reinforcement of knowing I value his work as I do for a very valid reason.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Cicero2
    You should really read up on him, Ilyin was one of the great conservative philosophers of the 20th century. As others had mentioned, he was no Eurasianist but rather someone who tried to balance what he felt was the best of the European legal tradition with the potential and challenges of modernity.

    In so far as Putin quoting him, that seems to be related to Putin's own belief that he is following in the course of Ilyin's "Third Way" for Russia that combines respect for national tradition with caution towards liberal democracy, while denouncing despotism and total centralization of power.

    Personally, I think Ilyin would hate what Russia has become. He would accuse Putin of putting on a big show of being a responsible leader with very little action to back it up. Someone who puts up the front of being an enlightened ruler who defends the conscience of law, but has only a hazy understanding of what that law means.

    Ilyin might sympathize with Putin on the belief that the latter has limits in terms of what can be reasonably done.

    Another great 19th century conservative Russian thinker:

    https://orientalreview.org/2015/06/21/pobedonostsev-personalist-populist-perennialist-patriot-peacenik/

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @German_reader
    Some conservative/nationalist Russian philosopher of strong anti-Western bent from the early 20th century. Putin is supposedly a fan of him and quotes him occasionally.
    Basic advice that Western dissidents shouldn't get too enthusiastic about Russia is probably sound...but given our pressing issues, this can only be a minor concern.

    A view which also completely fails to correlate with what Ilyin actually wrote.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Seraphim
    One may scratch his head till blood comes out, but he won't be able to understand what 'great harm' did Solzhenitsyn do to his people and motherland? The disparaging of Solzhenitsyn is a purely 'Western' affair. They hate him.

    As do many, if not most, if not all sovoks.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • There are two myths which are deeply imprinted in the minds of most US Americans which are extremely dangerous and which can result in a war with Russia. The first myth is the myth of US military superiority. The second myth is the myth of US invulnerability. I believe that it is therefore crucial to...
  • “During the first Cold War both American and Soviet forces took great care to avoid direct conflict, rightly afraid it could lead to uncontrolled escalation.”

    Did you know, that it was WALL STREET BANKERS that FINANCED Russia’s TECHNOLOGICAL rise to Super-Power status, from at least 1945 to 1965? Read Stanford Professor Antony C. Sutton’s book THE BEST ENEMY MONEY CAN BUY. Now, WHY, exactly, would the (((Western 1% CENTRAL BANKERS))) (predominantly counterfeit “Jews”, by the way) SEEK TO EMPOWER (((BOLSHEVIK/SOVIET))) RUSSIA by FINANCING its RISE to Super-Power status? Oops! I think I answered my own question.

    One question: (((WHO))), exactly, would BENEFIT, from starting a WW III between historically WHITE, CHRISTIAN AMERICA, and historically WHITE, ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN RUSSIA? Oops! I just answered my own question, again.

    ALL WARS ARE (((BANKERS))) WARS

    “O, what a tangled web (((we))) weave when first (((we))) practice to deceive” ~ Walter Scott

    Parentheses added. When are AMERICANS going to WAKE THE HELL UP?! Seriously.

    Here is what needs to go mainstream:

    [MORE]

    The so-called “Sephardi” “Jews” (10% of all “Jews” today) are of BERBER-ARAB descent. The remaining 90% of so-called “Jews” today (the “Ashkenazi”) are of SLAVO-TURKIC descent. This means, that they have NO LEGITIMATE CLAIM to being the direct lineal descendants of the original, true IBERI (Hebrews) of the Old Testament era! NONE. WHAT-SO-EVER. Read Paul Wexler’s work in _The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews_, and _The Ashkenazic Jews: A Slavo-Turkic People in Search of a Jewish Identity_. Also, read THE GREAT DECEPTION: SYRIA, BRITAIN AND THE ROMAN CONSPIRACY, by Comyns Beaumont, IF you wish to discover the TRUE geographic location of the people, places & events described in both the Old & New Testament.

    And, (((they))) ADMIT AS MUCH, in (((their))) own publications:

    Encyclopedia Judaica 1971, Vol 10:23: “Jews began to call themselves Hebrews and Israelites in 1860 [AD].”

    Page 3 of the 1980 Jewish Almanac states: “Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an Ancient Israelite a Jew or to call a contemporary [modern] Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew.”

    (You see, what these BERBER-ARABS & SLAVO-TURKS did, was HIJACK the very much VENERATED name & identity of the TRUE, ORIGINAL IBERI, or IBRI (Hebrews) of the Old Testament era (~ highly-esteemed in the minds of Western Christians ~) on their way to HIJACKING the entirety of Western Civilization! When did they do it? 1860 AD. Do you see what they did? They HIJACKED, and appropriated FOR THEMSELVES, the very NAME & IDENTITY of the true, original Hebrews of the Old Testament era, thereby claiming to be their direct lineal descendants, when, in fact, they are NO SUCH THING. Please, wake up some people in your sphere of influence, by sharing these VITAL HISTORICALLY-DOCUMENTED FACTS WITH THEM! Let’s try to save America, shall we?

    With regard to the meaning of ZION-ism, read these three extremely relevant quotes about “Jew”-ish SUPREMACISM (i.e., ZION-ism):

    1) “We Jews regard our race as superior to all humanity, and look forward, not to its ultimate union with other races, but to its triumph over them.” (Goldwin Smith, Jewish Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, October, 1981)

    2) “We Jews, we are the destroyers and will remain the destroyers. Nothing you can do will meet our demands and needs. We will forever destroy because we want a world of our own.” (You Gentiles, by Jewish Author Maurice Samuels, p. 155).

    3) “We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent.” (Jewish Banker Paul Warburg, February 17, 1950, as he testified before the U.S. Senate).

    Source: 1001 Quotes By and About Jews: https://www.stormfront.org/posterity/13texan/q351-400.htm

    WHY, is all the foregoing SO VITAL for ALL AMERICANS to FULLY comprehend? Read on:

    Study the history of the so-called “Russian” “Revolution”. It was (((Rothschild)))-agents, (((Paul Warburg))), and (((Jacob Schiff))) who FINANCED fellow-tribesman (((Lev Bronstein))) alias (((Leon Trotsky))), FROM WALL STREET!, to the tune of $20 Million (USD) in gold, when (((Bronstein/Trotsky))) boarded a ship in New York Harbor!, bound for Russia, and the (((Rothschild)))-financed overthrow (really massacre) of the 300-year-old ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN Romanov Family Dynasty. It is historically significant, that the so-called “Russian” “Revolution” was a FAKE, PHONY, COUNTERFEIT, IMPOSTER “Jew”-ish operation, from beginning to end, and from top to bottom.

    All America Must Know the Terror That is Upon Us

    https://www.amfirstbooks.com/IntroPages/ToolBarTopics/Articles/Featured_Authors/strom,_kevin/kevin_strom_works/Kevin_Strom_1991-1994/Kevin_A._Strom_19930814-ADV_All_America_Must_Know_the_Terror_That_Is_Upon_Us.html

    Again, WHY is ALL the foregoing information SO VITAL for EVERY AMERICAN to comprehend? Read on:

    1) Dual Citizenship — Loyal to Whom?, by Dan Eden for View Zone:

    http://www.viewzone.com/dualcitizen.html

    2) Zionists Are a Fifth Column in America:

    http://www.henrymakow.com/zionists_fifth_column_in_ameri.html

    3) How Many U.S. Politicians Can Counterfeit “Israel” Buy with $6.3 Billion Dollars?

    https://needtoknow.news/2018/03/many-politicians-can-buy-6-3-billion-dollars/

    It’s NOT the “New” World Order. It’s the counterfeit “Jew” World Order.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • @seeing-thru
    If only the people living under "regimes" in all countries, big or small, powerful or weak, could put in place laws to screen all politicians for (a) basic sanity (mandatory sanity testing); (b) basic honesty (mandatory anti-crookedness testing); and (c) basic truthfulness (mandatory truth-serum testing) all problems of war and peace will be solved.

    Now why does my mind keep wandering off into utopian territories knowing fully well that no politician anywhere will pass all the three tests? So let us sit back and enjoy the games of Russian Roulette. Hell, if we bet and get the bet right we may even make a lot of money!

    I don’t believe the solution for a better world is more laws, better laws.
    We will never have a better world until people understand that the only thing one can change is oneself. The only revolution worth talking about and doing is the one one does with oneself.
    The only growth which has any meaning is “spiritual growth”. – Soljenitsyne.
    With laws you can get everything. Even the hell: Communism, Nazism, Capitalism, were and are legal.
    All Americans wars (mass murder) were and are legal.

    “Now why does my mind keep wandering off into utopian territories ?”

    Our thoughts are important.

    I would suggest you to read a masterpiece – ISLAND ( Aldous Huxley). It’s about “utopian territories”.
    “Island” should be mandatory reading in all countries. That of course won’t happen.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @German_reader

    He is a publicist and this is activism aimed at a Russian audience
     
    I know, and that's why I find his arguments potentially quite dangerous. Peoples that base their identity on a narrative of their total innocence and victimisation at the hands of others tend to be insufferable and lash out in rather excessive ways.
    Russians certainly have many legitimate grievances and are right not to trust the West in its present configuration. I have my doubts though whether Mr Kholmogorov's ideological myth-making can play any positive role.

    Peoples that base their identity on a narrative of their total innocence and victimisation at the hands of others tend to be insufferable and lash out in rather excessive ways.

    Oy Vey!

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • TL;DR;BS!

    1) The new national anthum of (Alawite-Kurdish) Syria will be written by Acmed Scott Key (…..rockets red glare….),

    2) The Alliance of the Willing, but reluctant, without any annoying text, was approved by the signatures of fire in the sky (look at a map) (Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Egypt (?), U.K., France, U.S.),

    3) Rodina (Mother Russia) gets to declare victory over ISIS and gets to building their new warm-water naval base,

    4) The contract for the joint Saudi, Persian, Kurdish (Syrian), European pipeline has probably already been inked (all beaks will be wet),

    5) The Ottoman theme park in northern Syria will be under new management,

    6) Divine Punishment for doing exactly what was planned?, without the “Anglos”, “Honkies”, “Normies”, etc. you’all’d be sleeping in the mud with the pigs and killing each other with clubs. I am just hoping that we are on the call-up list for the next inning, especially the Scots, so I can see what comes after stills and steam engines,

    7) Back to the vodka and beach umbrella.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • The main manifestations of the Russian Revival were the protection and partial restoration of Russia’s medieval architectural legacy (first and foremost, Orthodox churches) and the spread of a vogue for everything Old Russian, which became something of a marker of ethnic Russianness.

    It’s parodied in the movie Afonya (1975). Soviet home decor, Old Russian style: a samovar, a Zhostovo tray, a Gzhel vase, some folk figurines, “log” panels on the walls… combined with proudly exhibited foreign alcohol and canned food.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:
    @Seamus Day

    Sen. Gardner Calls for State Dept. to Look Into Labeling Russia as State Sponsor of Terror

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/04/17/cory-gardner-suggests-probing-russia-state-sponsored-terror
     

    Don’t you love it, these ziocons who have been supporting AQ/ISIS jihadis in Syria, and Israel who has been supporting AQ/ISIS jihadis in Syria, are now going to accuse Russia, who has been decimating jihadis and ISIS in Syria, of supporting terrorists?? What evil friggin SOBs these ziocon operatives like Cory Gardner and Nikki Haley are.

    ziocons… AQ/ISIS jihadis… Israel…

    Implying that normal white people are oh-so peace loving? Deceit of the white mind.

    The current rise of the Jihadis was primarily due to the evil of the western civilisation (when every one of you enjoys the spoils of that evil, every one of you is culpable for that evil).

    To be sure, those who fight and die against the armed enemies of Islam, refraining from transgressing the limits of just war, they are the blessed, the martyrs. Every other “jihadist” can go to hell.

    What requires decimation is the hegemony of the western civilisation, if required through self-”genocide” (see post above), and their implanted cancer in Islamic lands.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:
    @AriusArmenian
    Many Christians are not Christians.
    Turn the other cheek? Forgive, even the 'enemy'? Seek truth?
    They are too busy demonizing and wanting to throw bombs.

    Turn the other cheek or not, “Christians” are still pagan polytheist human worshippers.

    Christ(pbuh) and his virgin mother(pbuh) had nothing to do with such deceitful delusions. They were among the most blessed of True Monotheists.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Seamus Day
    Agree. Gardner looks like a televangelist creep.

    I’ve given up on politicians and government. While I’m still a registered as a Republican I am now convinced best thing for this country is to throw sand in the gears wherever possible. Slow this dangerous runaway train down to a coast. Increase social welfare, immigration, diversity. Increase regulation and “earth-friendly” policies. Increase pensions and benefits for the military and federal workers. Double the size of the Army and Navy in terms of personnel. Promote more to officer ranks. Increase government subsidy of higher education. Etc.

    All that might not even be necessary to bring on a crash. It looks as though it could come on its own at any time. Maybe the current bloat will be enough.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:
    @Greasy William
    It isn't over and it is.

    The missile attacks were pointless and mainly had to do with Trump needing to demonstrate a credible ability and willingness to use force in the interests of furthering his foreign policy goals re North Korea and Iran.

    The US strategy is publicly available: stay in Syrian Kurdistan forever to deny Assad the oil wealth. Keep Syria regionally and internationally isolated. Keep the fronts within Syria active so Syria/Iran/Russia keep getting drained. This was the strategy before last week's missile attacks and it remains the strategy today.

    The idea is not to remove Assad, per se, but rather to force Russia and Iran to spend unsustainable amounts of money propping Assad up. So far the strategy has been a huge success and we are yet to hear The Saker/Southfront/Magnier offer a realistic plan of how the US will be dislodged. So far all we have are fantasies from Magnier about how Hezbollah is going to infiltrate hostile Kurdish territory and inflict extensive casualties on the US troops. Back in the real world, however, we know that that isn't going to happen and might not even be attempted.

    So all in all, things are looking great for the Jewish people. Then again, it isn't a fair fight: we have G-d on our side.

    Then again, it isn’t a fair fight: we have G-d on our side.

    What you have is Satan on your side. Your minds and souls are too rotten to recognise the difference.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @James Brown
    "And that suggests to me that the only real solution to this extremely dangerous situation is to find a way to remove the regime in Kremlin and replace it with something else."

    Very good idea indeed!

    I would also suggest that "the only real solution to this extremely dangerous situation" is to find a way to remove the regime in the White House.

    In fact, according to one of his "brilliant" former servant it is not a regime anymore but a mafia.

    Which of course is true. But it has always been a mafia. From the beginning. From George Washington to Obama. Unless you're a liar and a criminal, as the former head of FBI is, everyone knows that the mafia state didn't start with Trump.

    If we manage to "remove" this mafia state, I would suggest that the mafia and apartheid state in the ME will crumble within days and all the colonized European states will become independent.

    If only the people living under “regimes” in all countries, big or small, powerful or weak, could put in place laws to screen all politicians for (a) basic sanity (mandatory sanity testing); (b) basic honesty (mandatory anti-crookedness testing); and (c) basic truthfulness (mandatory truth-serum testing) all problems of war and peace will be solved.

    Now why does my mind keep wandering off into utopian territories knowing fully well that no politician anywhere will pass all the three tests? So let us sit back and enjoy the games of Russian Roulette. Hell, if we bet and get the bet right we may even make a lot of money!

    Read More
    • Replies: @James Brown
    I don't believe the solution for a better world is more laws, better laws.
    We will never have a better world until people understand that the only thing one can change is oneself. The only revolution worth talking about and doing is the one one does with oneself.
    The only growth which has any meaning is "spiritual growth". - Soljenitsyne.
    With laws you can get everything. Even the hell: Communism, Nazism, Capitalism, were and are legal.
    All Americans wars (mass murder) were and are legal.

    "Now why does my mind keep wandering off into utopian territories ?"

    Our thoughts are important.

    I would suggest you to read a masterpiece - ISLAND ( Aldous Huxley). It's about "utopian territories".
    "Island" should be mandatory reading in all countries. That of course won't happen.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @German_reader

    As Communism was collapsing, there was a sincere popular pro-Western orientation in Russia. That changed on account of the kind of Western robber baron types that left a bad impression in Russia, as well as hypocritically biased actions which included the bombing of Yugoslavia and preachy neocon-neolib manner on how Russia should behave in Chechnya and in its “near abroad” (former Soviet republics). Downplayed in that condescension, is the fault-lines of the Gamsakkurdias, Saakashvilis, Yushchenkos, Dudayevs and Maskhadovs.
     
    Yes, that view seems pretty accurate to me, as I wrote I attribute the major part of the blame for the present state of Russian-Western relations to Western policy-makers.
    I just took issue with some of Ilyin's statements that seemed too black-and-white to me. But since I haven't really read any of his works, I'm obviously not really qualified to judge his thought in all its intricacies.

    You should really read up on him, Ilyin was one of the great conservative philosophers of the 20th century. As others had mentioned, he was no Eurasianist but rather someone who tried to balance what he felt was the best of the European legal tradition with the potential and challenges of modernity.

    In so far as Putin quoting him, that seems to be related to Putin’s own belief that he is following in the course of Ilyin’s “Third Way” for Russia that combines respect for national tradition with caution towards liberal democracy, while denouncing despotism and total centralization of power.

    Personally, I think Ilyin would hate what Russia has become. He would accuse Putin of putting on a big show of being a responsible leader with very little action to back it up. Someone who puts up the front of being an enlightened ruler who defends the conscience of law, but has only a hazy understanding of what that law means.

    Read More
    • Agree: Anatoly Karlin
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    Ilyin might sympathize with Putin on the belief that the latter has limits in terms of what can be reasonably done.

    Another great 19th century conservative Russian thinker:

    https://orientalreview.org/2015/06/21/pobedonostsev-personalist-populist-perennialist-patriot-peacenik/
    , @German_reader

    You should really read up on him
     
    Do you have recommendations what I should read by/about him?
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Китайский дурак
    The fundamental question for Russia in 21st century is: survival of nation and civilization, in the face of deliberate attacks from a western elite which has ceased to be rational or competent, period.

    Nitpicking about genetic DNA, memorized quarrels over textbooks in Lithuania or Tartarstan, ignorant small minded oprobriums against Mr. Dugin, mask but do not manage a conceal a fundamental inadequacy and smallness of intellect.

    And Solzhenitsyn, an great man, epic chronicler of Soviet tragedies, and a fool limited by his fatal, forgivable, and fortunately not life long provincialism in outlook. He was right, and wrong. He did great harm to his people and his motherland. And he would have readily owned up to this bit of repentance himself, because in the end, he was a man with a noble soul. The article’ lavish quoting of Solzhenitsyn’s totally unrealistic and dreamy proposal without adding a somber footnote was also lamentable.

    One may scratch his head till blood comes out, but he won’t be able to understand what ‘great harm’ did Solzhenitsyn do to his people and motherland? The disparaging of Solzhenitsyn is a purely ‘Western’ affair. They hate him.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    As do many, if not most, if not all sovoks.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:
    @ValmMond
    The West is beyond good and evil. Gleefully embracing self-destruction - moral, cultural and demographic is even beyond stupidity. It resembles more to some sort of divine punishment, whether you believe in G_d or not. By the way, "judeo-christian" is a contradiction in terms - an oxymoronic trap for gullible goyim. It's either Judeo or Christian, you have to chose.

    The West is beyond good and evil.

    Yes, indeed, it is Satanic.

    Gleefully embracing self-destruction – moral, cultural and demographic is even beyond stupidity.

    I suppose cultural and demographic “self-destruction” can be controlled, and at some point it will be. I have added the quotes because I am not sure about the level of this so called self-destruction as of now, nor do I give a rat’s ass.

    When I witness the evil and chaos perpetuated and sustained by the West (latest, Syria), evil which puts the existence of humankind in jeopardy, my heart bleeds. Even though I do not take any perverse pleasure is saying this, I would much prefer your kind’s comeuppance to be in the form of self-”genocide.” No, no, I don’t mean violence and death, the kind of fate you people rain upon others. More like, having fewer of those cuddly bundles of joy and thinning out naturally… unless the One has willed your kind a reprieve due to a ginormous course correction later.

    What is it I hear you supremacists say? How will we “low-IQ idiots” live without your brilliance? *shrug* Necessity is the mother of invention. We will educate ourselves and manage. Anyway, there will be other lesser-supremacist heathens who value worldly glory more, who will fill the void of your absence.

    Moral self-destruction… not much of a chance to avoid this, because given that the West has thrived on Greed and Psychopathy, it is clearly destined for Hell. And, pagan polytheist godlessness and supremacist self-worship does not offer hope that it will course correct in the foreseeable future.

    It resembles more to some sort of divine punishment, whether you believe in G_d or not.

    Yes, I am one of those who does believe in God… that of True Monotheism. Your statement reminds me of a verse from our Book, which even appeared in an earlier UR essay;

    [Surah 3:54] And the disbelievers planned, but Allah (God) planned. And Allah is the best of planners.

    If there is one group of people who deserve a most serious dose of divine punishment it will be the “Anglos,” the Satanic terrorists (which includes their abominable Juden cousins, of course).

    Perhaps many centuries hence a new generation of “palefaces” will come about who will shed their demon religion of White Supremacy, and humbly submit before the One God.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Introduction Political leaders and the mass media deluge the public with a constant stream of frightening incidents caused by the enemy-of-the-week: nerve gas killing dozens of little babies in Syria, Russian-directed poison assassination attempts in England and terror incidents throughout Europe, requiring an increase in domestic police state surveillance and spying. Extensively monitored bank records,...
  • If you look up the 14 defining characteristics of Fascist states, taken from a comparative analysis of every identified and known Fascist state so far, you will see that [a] America ticks 13 of the 14 boxes, and the unticked is actually open to interpretation, and that [b] one of those 14 is to keep the people in a state of fear, usually by drumming up some imaginary threat i.e. in Germany 1930′s it was , “the Jews, The socialists, the communists”.

    What America is doing now, is only puzzling if you dont have your view finder set right. Just as, if, scanning the Serengeti, it is set to “near” you can’t understand the lion suddenly in front of you because you failed to see where he came from – if you dont have your politico-socio viewfinder set to “Fascist” you might be puzzled by things America is doing. Just re-set it, go look again and WoW !! Suddenly it all comes clear.

    Read More
    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    Caution to Unz readers: Do not, repeat, do NOT accompany Isabella on a trip to the Serengeti.

    If Isabella's viewfinder is as accurate as the posted representation of "Fascism," you may end up gobbled up by the same lion that devoured Germany and Italy in the 1940s.

    First, what's this "Fourteen Points" checklist? It's something published by one Lawrence Britt.

    Second, Who is Lawrence Britt?
    Take your pick:

    source: google


    Who was Dr. Lawrence Britt and how is he connected with fascism ...
    www.slader.com/.../who-was-dr-lawrence-britt-and-how-is-he-connected-with-fascism...
    Lawrence W. Britt is not a doctor in any field but a novelist who compiled fourteen points which he believes define a Fascist regime. He is a novelist, with no formal training in political science or history and so his views on fascism should be viewed objectively and as an opinion rather than as fact or as a definition. He is widely known for using rhetoric to equate the modern Republican party with fascism and his work is largely deemed to be political opinion rather than analysis or study.
     
    source: google

    Lawrence Britt
    explorepdx.com/britt.html
    Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist, wrote an article about fascism, which appeared in Free Inquiry magazine—a journal of humanist thought. Dr. Britt studied the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile). He found the regimes all had 14 things in ...
     
    source: Lawrence Britt himself, via https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/holocaust-museum-warning-signs-fascism/

    The list was originally created by Laurence Britt in 2003, for an article published by Free Inquiry magazine (a publication for secular humanist commentary and analysis). While subsequent postings of the list often attribute it to “Dr. Laurence Britt,” the author said that he was not actually a doctor (nor did he claim to be). Britt himself said that he could be more accurately described as an amateur historian:

    I’ve read this thread with interest. For your information I never made a claim that I was a “Dr.” Someone on the internet made that ASSUMPTION when they passed on the artice. I am a retired bsunessman with a life long interst in history and current events.
    I have a personal book collection on these subjects of over 3000 volumes. I’ve contributed chapters to three books, written another, and am working on a second. I’ve written aproximately 25 magazine and newespaper articles on political and econmic affairs.

    I spent about 200 hours researching the fascism article building on a lifetime interst in the subject.

    My novel, “June , 2004” was written in 1997 and published in 1998. It was a fictional treatment of a future of fascism in America, which has turned out quite predictive of actual events since it was published.Regards, Larry Britt
     

    Britt created this list during George W. Bush’s tenure as president of the United States. While he did not actually name Bush, he wrote in the original article that some of the early warning signs had already manifested in the United States . . ."
     
    The Snopes article is the outcome of fact-checking a claim that the USHolocaust Museum "displayed a poster with the 14 points of fascism . . ."; Snopes learned that someone named Sarah Rose tweeted a photo of a "poster" listing the 14 points; on Jan. 30, 2017, under her photo of the poster, Rose tweeted:

    "In the US Holocaust Museum.
    I'm shook."
     

    Sarah Rose, who first shared the photograph on social media, confirmed to us that she took the picture in the museum’s gift shop. We reached out to the USHHM to confirm that it sold a poster showing “early warning signs of fascism,” and they told us that the museum no longer carries the poster. . . .
     
    In less than an hour, Rose's photo-tweet wended its way through what is euphemistically called the social media tech- work; on Jan. 30, 2017 "Eboneezer Goode added this text to an enhanced photo of Britt's 14 points and tweeted:

    https://us-east-1.tchyn.io/snopes-production/uploads/2017/03/twitter-fascism.jpg


    @RaRaVibes There are two things he has left to do. It's time for us to rise up and #resist #oppose and #impeach this monster.
     
    SO, Third, What are the real threats to the American and all other people? How should we set our "viewfinders?"

    The Number One threat is bigotry and ignorance.

    Lawrence Britt's list is bigoted and stupid.

    USHMM is a temple to dissemination of disinformation for the purpose of engendering hatred, while simultaneously avoiding accountability. It is the centerpiece of bigotry in the Reception Hall of the US Capitol.
    American taxpayers spend more than $50 million each year on this misguiding "viewfinder."

    Sarah Rose's tweet was ignorant.

    Rose's tweet snowballed into an unhinged ad hominem attack and advocacy for extreme political action.

    Isabella is a useful idiot.

    The fruits of bigotry, ignorance and hate-filled disinformation are death and destruction.

    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Michael Kenny
    What’s being described here is the slow but inevitable collapse of the Russian Empire. The Russian Federation is now the last of the “white man’s empires” and it’s hard to imagine that it won’t go the way of all the other European empires. Naturally, the dominant colonial ethnicity, which, almost by definition, sees itself as a master race, is trying to hang on. The British, French and Portuguese, Dutch and Spanish empires went through the same process and that’s to say nothing of “intra-European” colonialism which persists in certain European states, not least the Russian Federation itself. Thus, what we learn is that Russians are just a typically European people, doing the typically European things that all Europeans do. Even the “Russian v European” argument is typically European. We all see our continent as “us v them”. We are unique but all the others are clones of each other and, naturally, are ganging up on us! When a European country suffers a major defeat, you always get a revisionist about 15 – 20 years down the road who wants to return to the status quo ante, to “make X great again”, to borrow a phrase. Germany had Hitler, France had De Gaulle, England (and I say “England” advisedly) had Thatcher and Russia has Putin. For Hitler, it was the 1918 defeat, for De Gaulle, it was the 1940 defeat, for Thatcher, it was the loss of the world’s largest empire and for Putin, it’s the collapse of the Soviet Union. Thus, the good news is that Putin is just a perfectly normal and typically European passing phenomenon. The bad news is that if he continues to use military force, he will bring down a second, far more devastating, defeat on his own country, as Hitler did.
    By the way, the author’s claims about Ukraine are totally false and Russians make up only about 1/3 of Transnistria’s population.
    And, of course, I’d still love to know what a mere translator feels the need to conceal their identity.

    ‘Europe’ is waiting for the ‘inevitable collapse’ of Russia (not of Russian so-called ‘Empire’) since Batu-Khan. It must be recognized that Europe had a formidable patience and it will exercise it for a long time to come.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • @Seamus Day

    Sen. Gardner Calls for State Dept. to Look Into Labeling Russia as State Sponsor of Terror

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/04/17/cory-gardner-suggests-probing-russia-state-sponsored-terror
     

    Don’t you love it, these ziocons who have been supporting AQ/ISIS jihadis in Syria, and Israel who has been supporting AQ/ISIS jihadis in Syria, are now going to accuse Russia, who has been decimating jihadis and ISIS in Syria, of supporting terrorists?? What evil friggin SOBs these ziocon operatives like Cory Gardner and Nikki Haley are.

    Projection, once again..

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Christian
    The photo shows a man holding an automatic pistol to his head. Russian Roulette requires the use of a revolver to make any sense.

    The photo shows a man holding an automatic pistol to his head. Russian Roulette requires the use of a revolver to make any sense.

    Not really, with an automatic everyone dies, which would be the case if nukes start flying.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @ploni almoni
    The grapes are sour, are they?

    In his case, the question should be, the brain is dead, isn’t it?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The April 14 missile attacks on Syria were a politically-motivated fireworks display that were largely designed to silence Trump's critics. The attacks-- which were coordinated with Moscow-- did not kill any Russian, Syrian, Iranian or Hezbollah combat troops. They did not kill any Syrian civilians. They did not impede the Syrian Army's ongoing military offensive...
  • DC says:

    It may be that Trump knows exactly what he is doing and has tricked the neo-cons/noe-liberals in to thinking he’s tough on Syria and Russia while behind their backs colluding with Putin to avoid ww3 and working to pull out of Syria regardless.

    The strike was really just a $150million advertising opportunity for Russian missil defense systems. The idiot general that announced 100% success should be fired as spokesperson for the pentagon-deep state. His ploy might have had a chance at being credible with a 93% success rate but 100% was never going to be credible!

    As for Bolton and Pompeo, keep your enemies close so you know what they are doing, tell them what they want to hear, let them imagine they are powerful and then take them down when they least expect it.

    Read More
    • Replies: @gwynedd1
    Anything is possible here. Ya can't just mate the king in a castled position. Ya have to pin, skewer, fork and threat to win. Bolton could be neocon prophylactic . He could be Sheldon brand ,TM oven mitts for red hot neocon buttons. Maybe he will toss Bolton after this at some point. I mean to do neocon stuff without a Bolton would tend to stick more to Trump. That would be really Machiavellian stuff....

    It would also be really kind of funny if Russia baited this for their arms industry. What will really be telling is their sales of these systems in the next few years. It was a weapons demo.

    As for domestically?

    scenario #1
    Our missiles are crap and need to be updated?
    They are? Prove it.
    Fire some missile at Syria and see what happens.

    scenario #2
    Sheldon has some cash.
    for what?
    You have to take in Bolton and take his advice.
    Trump does so with disinterest , an lobs a few..

    scenario #3

    Trump had a spicy meal last night....

    scenario #4
    He has eyes for Bibi and his playboy life style is just a front....or he is a regular old crypto-zionist.


    I mean what is to make of lobbing a few in half hearted , neocon fashion?
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • With slight disappointment the public regarded the field. Just a minute ago, two knights were converging in fearsome joust, their spears pointing forth, plumage blowing, horses galloping, ladies out waving their handkerchiefs to their champions, - and now we see they have passed each other, both firmly in the saddle, plumage unruffled, spears unbloodied, horses...
  • @FB
    Of course Doobie Jeff is the Ultimate Idiot...that is completely clear from viewing his asinine counterpunch site...

    I agree. I also wanted to thank you for your great work on this website. I admire your scientific knowledge and your sense of humor. We learn a lot from you. BTW, How come you don’t write a full article?

    Read More
    • Replies: @FB
    Thanks for your kind words...glad to hear you enjoy my technical comments...
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked...
  • Rumors say that Mattis was the man

    It was Mattis according to insiders. BUT…..he may not be around for much longer.

    I going to keep this simple:

    The casino Jew Adelson was the largest donor to Trump.
    The casino Jew Adelson also employs John Bolton.
    Adelson told Trump to bring in Bolton.
    Adelson is also the largest contributor and go to guy for the ZOA.
    Adelason and Bolton are the point men for the ZOA.

    The Jew has Trump by the balls because he needs the money.
    The Russian money launders have Trump by the balls because they can prove he knew the money they spent with him was being laundered.

    The ZOA got Trump to fire McMasters.

    The ZOA thus urges President Trump to remove General McMaster from his current position and reassign him to another position where he can do no further harm

    https://zoa.org/…/10343160-zoa-opposes-appointment-of-gen-james-mattis-as-secretar…

    Next you can expect Trump to fire Mattis on Bolton’s recommendation.

    ZOA Wants Mattis Out

    https://zoa.org/…/10343160-zoa-opposes-appointment-of-gen-james-mattis-as-secretar…

    Nov 21, 2016 – The ZOA is concerned about the appointment of Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense,… …

    There is no “Western Team”, there is no ‘American policy’ there is only a Jew team operating out of the US.

    I would say Trump needs to be removed but that would still leave the ZOA and the Jewish Mob and Pence and the Jew congress….so what’s the point if the Jews will still control our government.

    Just keep your eye on and follow the Jew behind the curtain.

    Read More
    • Agree: Cloak And Dagger
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Precisely, Putin is not the saviour of the world. He is an opportunist, and the current globalist cabal is simply at odds with his administration.

    Well put.

    But, well, people do need a savior. That’s in our genetic makeup.
    As long as the “savoir” plays the game right (doesn’t step out of role) all is good.

    In practical terms, here, all Putin has to do is not to really disappoint them. Them being two groups, his own people and those Westerners fed up with The Empire. Of course his main focus is on his own people, Westerners are just a helping little tool there.

    On really practical terms I can’t really imagine a scenario where he could, really, disappoint his own plebs. He could leave Syria with ease. Properly managed, even ditch Donbass.
    As for Westerners, well, if/when he goes out of favor they’ll pick up somebody else. Probably a Chinese.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Mikhail
    Once again, Ilyin lived in the West. I don't believe he was anti-Western. One can like the opposite sex, while not seeking to become that sex. Ilyin opposed the anti-Russian influences evident in the West.

    An example is how a good number in the West seem to think think that the history of Poland and Russia is analogous to Ireland and Britain. Ireland never came close to threatening Britain in the way Poland has threatened Russia.

    As Communism was collapsing, there was a sincere popular pro-Western orientation in Russia. That changed on account of the kind of Western robber baron types that left a bad impression in Russia, as well as hypocritically biased actions which included the bombing of Yugoslavia and preachy neocon-neolib manner on how Russia should behave in Chechnya and in its "near abroad" (former Soviet republics). Downplayed in that condescension, is the fault-lines of the Gamsakkurdias, Saakashvilis, Yushchenkos, Dudayevs and Maskhadovs.

    Once again noting that the West shouldn't be strictly viewed as neocon to neolib to flat out anti-Russian leaning preferences.

    As Communism was collapsing, there was a sincere popular pro-Western orientation in Russia. That changed on account of the kind of Western robber baron types that left a bad impression in Russia, as well as hypocritically biased actions which included the bombing of Yugoslavia and preachy neocon-neolib manner on how Russia should behave in Chechnya and in its “near abroad” (former Soviet republics). Downplayed in that condescension, is the fault-lines of the Gamsakkurdias, Saakashvilis, Yushchenkos, Dudayevs and Maskhadovs.

    Yes, that view seems pretty accurate to me, as I wrote I attribute the major part of the blame for the present state of Russian-Western relations to Western policy-makers.
    I just took issue with some of Ilyin’s statements that seemed too black-and-white to me. But since I haven’t really read any of his works, I’m obviously not really qualified to judge his thought in all its intricacies.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Cicero2
    You should really read up on him, Ilyin was one of the great conservative philosophers of the 20th century. As others had mentioned, he was no Eurasianist but rather someone who tried to balance what he felt was the best of the European legal tradition with the potential and challenges of modernity.

    In so far as Putin quoting him, that seems to be related to Putin's own belief that he is following in the course of Ilyin's "Third Way" for Russia that combines respect for national tradition with caution towards liberal democracy, while denouncing despotism and total centralization of power.

    Personally, I think Ilyin would hate what Russia has become. He would accuse Putin of putting on a big show of being a responsible leader with very little action to back it up. Someone who puts up the front of being an enlightened ruler who defends the conscience of law, but has only a hazy understanding of what that law means.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.