The Unz Review Digest - August 17, 2018
By a wide margin, the most popular featured article this last week was my own discussion of some of the solidly established but lesser known historical facts regarding the complex relationship between Jews and Nazis during the first half of the 20th century. Among other things, during World War II a small rightwing Zionist faction led by a future Prime Minister of Israel had made repeated attempts to ally itself with Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, hoping to establish a future totalitarian Jewish State under their political auspices. In addition, throughout the 1930s the mainstream Zionists had maintained an important economic partnership with Nazi Germany, which provided the bulk of their Palestine financing and had also praised and promoted the Zionist enterprise in the leading Nazi publications. Finally, modern scholarship has also revealed that some 150,000 half-Jews and quarter-Jews loyally served in Hitler’s armies, with a couple of dozen reaching the high ranks of general or admiral, with Hermann Goering’s number two in the Luftwaffe being a half- or fully-Jewish field marshal. Some readers mentioned that their jaws dropped at learning these underreported facts, and nearly 50,000 words of contentious comments soon followed.
Ranking second was Anatoly Karlin’s discussion of the history of the 20th century and his overview of several different “What If” scenarios, mostly based on different outcomes of the two world wars. The makes a plausible case that if not for the Bolshevik Revolution, the previously huge economic and population growth rates of the Russian Empire might easily have left it one of the world’s foremost powers far sooner and more solidly than the Soviet Union of the post WWII era. Over 500 comments totaling more than 60,000 words, many quite detailed and knowledgeable, quickly followed.
The ongoing Middle East conflict involving Iran and Syria were also a popular topic, with the Saker’s third place article discussing the possibility of an American attack on the former and Philip Giraldi’s 5th ranking piece focusing on the dishonest MSM coverage of the “White Helmets” of the latter, which seem more a pro-terrorist propaganda outfit than a legitimate humanitarian organization.
Rounding out our most popular features was Kevin Barrett’s review of two books regarding a possible second Civil War in America, and Fred Reed’s discussion of the recent hiring by the New York Times of an Asian-American woman known for her nasty Tweets against white males.
Around 35 years ago, I was sitting in my college dorm-room closely reading the New York Times as I did each and every morning when I noticed an astonishing article about the controversial new Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Shamir. Back in those long-gone days, the Gray Lady was strictly a black-and-white print publication, lacking the... Read More
The Jewish state is no friend
I am often asked why I have this “thing” about Israel, with friends suggesting that I would be much more respected as a pundit if I were to instead concentrate on national security and political corruption. The problem with that formulation is that the so-called “special relationship” with Israel is itself the result of terrible... Read More
* NBC: Trump administration to hit Russia with new sanctions for Skripal poisoning The sanctions are directly based on
Ron Unz did it again. He published a few pieces on the Jewish Question, and caused a veritable avalanche of comments and responses. His strong point is the personal touch. It is not a lecture on Jewish faith or Jewish contacts with the Nazis, but rather a story of Unz’s own Odyssey from commonly accepted... Read More
I am not sure why people write columns. Partly from boredom, I suppose, or lack of anything better to do. Partly from exasperation. Yet partly from the hope that if enough people collectively become aware of problems, they might, just maybe, do something about them. I can’t believe this any longer. Today’s crimes, lunacies, and... Read More
Russians are typically good at some things, and not so good at others. One of the things which Russian politicians are still terrible at, is avoiding self-inflicted PR disasters. Remember how Russian officials mismanaged the entire topic of "S-300s for Syria" (if not, then check out "part six" of this analysis)? Something similar is happening... Read More
Since the beginning of the “Me, too!” movement, “patriarchy”—and the very idea that females prefer to be feminine—is under attack as never before. The Swedish capital Stockholm has banned ads that portray female stereotypes [Stockholm bans “sexist” and “degrading” adverts from public spaces, By Sara Malm, Daily Mail, 13 June 2018]. An Austrian museum about... Read More
Once upon a time there were two politicians. One had the power to give media and political elites goosebumps. Still does. The other causes the same dogs to raise their hackles. The first is Barack Hussein Obama; the second Vladimir Putin. The same gilded elites who choose our villains and victims for us have decided... Read More
More on the “Stain and Shame” of Labour Anti-Semitism
Everything is connected, but some things are more connected than others. Let’s start with Margaret Hodge, the arrogant Jewish Labour MP whose criticism of Jeremy Corbyn and support for censorship I discussed in “Labour’s Gas-Chamber Blues.” After Hodge was threatened with disciplinary action for what she said about Corbyn, her high-powered lawyers wrote a letter... Read More
See also: J. Philippe Rushton’s VDARE.com Archive When the British-Canadian psychologist J. Philippe Rushton(1943-2012) proved—almost 30 years ago—that blacks are evolved to “live fast and die young,” he was threatened with prosecution, declared a “loony” by Ontario’s Attorney General, and forced to conduct his University of Western Ontario lectures via video to avoid disruption and... Read More
Signaling the Greatest Narrative Collapse in Modern History
At this point I want everybody to forget the assassination of JFK because it’s too far back in time for even Boomers to remember many of the details. Forget 9/11 because we’ll never see the documents highlighting the entire story for decades to come. And pretty much forget the Michael Brown saga (just put it... Read More
Introduction Few, if any, believe what they hear and read from leaders and media publicists. Most people choose to ignore the cacophony of voices, vices and virtues. This paper provides a set of theses which purports to lay-out the basis for a dialogue between and among those who choose to abstain from elections with the... Read More
Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud, daughter of Indian immigrants, is the latest corporate Cultural Marxist to deny InfoWars’ Alex Jones the traditional Anglo-Saxon freedom of speech [Alex Jones flees to Vimeo, is immediately banned there as well, by Zack Ford, Think Progress, August 13, 2018). But it’s vital to note that this latest example of tech... Read More
It Won’t Be a Race War, Two Recent Dystopian Novels Tell Us
When we get tired of blowing up Muslims for Israel, will we turn on ourselves? Scenarios for a second American Civil War have existed ever since the first one ended. Some hyperbolists called Reconstruction the Second Civil War. Alt-history novelists have imagined the ascension of Huey Long or George McGovern to the presidency as Civil... Read More
Donald Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350 billion) of U.S.-made weapons to the Saudi Arabian Government, which is owned by its royal family, after whom that nation is named. This sale alone is big enough to be called Trump’s “jobs plan” for Americans. It... Read More
Repression Of Unite The Right Rally Just The Beginning—Can Historic America Nation Survive?
See also: The System Revealed: Antifa, Virginia Politicians And Police Work Together To Shut Down #UniteTheRight It’s surreal to have lived through an event that is even now being mythologized. It’s nothing short of infuriating to see a mythology growing up that is almost an exact opposite of what actually happened. The lies being told... Read More
I recently predicted the emergence of Polar Alliance as Ice People recognize their common interest in stopping the Sun People Tsunami. Further evidence of that common interest: Italy Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte just visited the U.S.A. and had a meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office. The two leaders got along famously, both... Read More
Five Financial Uncertainties of 2018 (So Far)
Here we are in the middle of the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency and if there’s one thing we know by now, it’s that the leader of the free world can create an instant reality-TV show on geopolitical steroids at will. True, he’s not polished in his demeanor, but he has an unerring way... Read More
About a decade ago, I happened to be talking with an eminent academic scholar who had become known for his sharp criticism of Israeli policies in the Middle East and America's strong support for them. I mentioned that I myself had come to very similar conclusions some time before, and he asked when that had... Read More
￼A revolution in the world's human rights dialog has been brewing since at least 1997, when China ratified the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, a step the US has yet to take. Barely twenty-four years later, on June 1, 2021, the country will set a human rights benchmark by becoming a... Read More