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At the beginning of this month, I’d released eBook versions of my American Pravda and Meritocracy article collections, each running a hefty 300,000 words or more, and together containing nearly all my published writings of the last thirty years, with the bulk of the material having been produced in the last few. The response was quite positive, and the eBooks have already been downloaded nearly 10,000 times, quite an improvement from the 15 or 20 copies that I’d sold in hardcover on Amazon over the last twelve months. Although I personally prefer reading lengthy works in hard copy, it’s clear than many others feel differently, especially if the price is free.

However, a couple of commenters claimed that the ancient art of reading itself was quickly falling into disuse among the younger generation, at least if the length of the text is greater than a few Tweets. Therefore, they strongly urged me to consider producing audio versions of my articles, arguing that this format might have far greater reach than the printed word, as demonstrated by the growing popularity of podcasts. While I think the looming disappearance of reading may be somewhat exaggerated, the suggestion seemed a very reasonable one. After all, including time spent on reading, research, and writing, the body of work had probably absorbed well over 15,000 hours of my time to produce, and adding just a sliver more effort to bring it to an additional audience would probably be extremely cost-effective.

One problem I faced is that so much of my article content is complex, highly specialized, and quite controversial, so I can’t imagine recruiting someone else to produce professionally-read versions would work. Even if I took that approach, the time I’d need to spend supervising, reviewing, and correcting the output would almost certainly exceed the time required to do the job myself, so the latter choice seemed the only realistic option. Twenty years ago when I was doing political campaigns, I would work with a crew of professionals at local studios doing endless takes to get the sixty-second radio spots exactly right, but comparable hardware and software is now available for any personal computer. And given the huge volume of material, I was aiming at “good enough” rather than professional perfection, while the content of my articles was anyway far more important than the stylistic delivery.

I recorded and posted a couple of short sample audio articles, and most of the listeners seemed to think that they fell into the “good enough” category. So gritting my teeth, I went ahead and diligently spent the last three weeks producing audio versions of nearly 100 of my articles, including all the longer and more substantial ones. Amazingly enough, my voice held out in reading, reviewing, and correcting those 500,000 words of text, which I did my best to keep in the “good enough” category. And since the project probably absorbed less than 1% of the original writing effort, it certainly seemed a worthwhile effort.

All the audio files are in the standard mp3 format and I’ll soon be making them available in standard venues such as SoundCloud and YouTube, but for now here’s the complete listing, including the time-length of each item. Just click the Speaker icon, listen to the output, and see what you think. The audio versions of several of my longest articles run two or three hours, so I’ve also provided these broken into multiple parts.

All the works are grouped in categories: my American Pravda series, mostly produced in the last few years; my articles on race, ethnicity, and social policy, which had been the main focus of my writing during the previous two decades from the early 1990s onward; my Economics articles, mostly connected with raising the Minimum Wage; and my other writings. Also, all individual article pages with available audio versions now provide that just above the text itself.

Just below these new audio file links, I’ve also grouped several of my podcast interviews from the last couple of years, most of which run an hour or longer.

Each of my two major eBook collections are enormously long, and contain numerous lengthy and important individual articles, some of which themselves run 20,000 words or longer. Therefore, I’ve also decided to release about a dozen of these as stand-alone eBooks, which are listed below, together with the two full collections.

Last year, Facebook banned our website and Google deranked all our pages, substantially reducing our ability to bring our content to the attention of a broader audience. Since all these mp3 audio files or eBooks are being made freely available without cost, please consider widely redistributing these files on other websites or content distribution channels, thereby making the material available to many additional individuals.

Audio Versions of Articles

AMERICAN PRAVDA SERIES

The Life and Legacy of Lt. Gen. William Odom
The American Conservative • September 8, 2008 • 2,500 Words • 19m
Was Rambo Right?
The American Conservative • May 25, 2010 • 1,300 Words • 9m
China’s Rise, America’s Fall
The American Conservative • April 17, 2012 • 6,600 Words • 54m
Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison
The American Conservative 13m • April 17, 2012 • 1,800 Words • 14m
The Myth of American Meritocracy
The American Conservative • November 28, 2012 • 26,200 Words • 2h45m
Audio Segments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Our American Pravda
The American Conservative • April 29, 2013 • 4,500 Words • 33m
John McCain: When “Tokyo Rose” Ran for President
The Unz Review • March 9, 2015 • 4,200 Words • 31m
The Legacy of Sydney Schanberg
The Unz Review • July 13, 2016 • 3,500 Words • 23m
Mass Deaths and Morning Newspapers
The Unz Review • August 1, 2016 • 1,700 Words • 13m
Did the US Plan a Nuclear First Strike Against Russia in the Early 1960s?
The Unz Review • August 15, 2016 • 2,500 Words • 17m
Was General Patton Assassinated?
The Unz Review • August 22, 2016 • 2,400 Words • 16m
Alexander Cockburn and the British Spies
The Unz Review • August 29, 2016 • 2,700 Words • 20m
How the CIA Invented “Conspiracy Theories”
The Unz Review • September 5, 2016 • 2,600 Words • 19m
The KKK and Mass Racial Killings
The Unz Review • September 19, 2016 • 3,200 Words • 24m
The Destruction of TWA Flight 800
The Unz Review • September 26, 2016 • 2,800 Words • 20m
Breaching the Media Barrier
The Unz Review • October 24, 2016 • 2,500 Words • 19m
The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving
The Unz Review • June 4, 2018 • 1,700 Words • 12m
When Stalin Almost Conquered Europe
The Unz Review • June 4, 2018 • 4,200 Words • 31m
Our Great Purge of the 1940s
The Unz Review • June 11, 2018 • 5,500 Words • 41m
The JFK Assassination, Part I – What Happened?
The Unz Review • June 18, 2018 • 4,800 Words • 35m
The JFK Assassination, Part II – Who Did It?
The Unz Review • June 25, 2018 • 8,000 Words • 57m
Our Deadly World of Post-War Politics
The Unz Review • July 2, 2018 • 5,700 Words • 43m
Post-War France and Post-War Germany
The Unz Review • July 9, 2018 • 6,600 Words • 49m
Oddities of the Jewish Religion
The Unz Review • July 16, 2018 • 7,800 Words • 56m
The Bolshevik Revolution and Its Aftermath
The Unz Review • July 23, 2018 • 6,900 Words • 50m
The Nature of Anti-Semitism
The Unz Review • July 30, 2018 • 5,500 Words • 41m
Jews and Nazis
The Unz Review • August 6, 2018 • 6,800 Words • 52m
Holocaust Denial
The Unz Review • August 27, 2018 • 17,600 Words • 2h9m
Audio Segments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
9/11 Conspiracy Theories
The Unz Review • September 10, 2018 • 11,000 Words • 1h19m
The ADL in American Society
The Unz Review • October 15, 2018 • 7,300 Words • 51m
Racial Discrimination at Harvard
The Unz Review • October 22, 2018 • 10,300 Words • 1h18m
Amazon Book Censorship
The Unz Review • March 11, 2019 • 7,600 Words • 55m
How Hitler Saved the Allies
The Unz Review • May 13, 2019 • 8,300 Words • 1h
Secrets of Military Intelligence
The Unz Review • June 10, 2019 • 12,500 Words • 1h29m
The Power of Organized Crime
The Unz Review • July 15, 2019 • 13,000 Words • 1h37m
John McCain, Jeffrey Epstein, and Pizzagate
The Unz Review • July 29, 2019 • 6,400 Words • 46m
Understanding World War II
The Unz Review • September 23, 2019 • 20,500 Words • 2h32m
Audio Segments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Mossad Assassinations
The Unz Review • January 27, 2020 • 27,300 Words • 3h25m
Audio Segments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Our Coronavirus Catastrophe as Biowarfare Blowback?
The Unz Review • April 21, 2020 • 7,400 Words • 55m
White Racialism in America, Then and Now
The Unz Review • October 5, 2020 • 24,900 Words • 3h5m
Audio Segments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8
Our Disputed Election
The Unz Review • January 14, 2021 • 2,000 Words • 15m

RACE, ETHNICITY, AND SOCIAL POLICY

How to Grab the Immigration Issue
The Wall Street Journal • May 24, 1994 • 1,100 Words • 8m
Immigration or the Welfare State
Policy Review • September 1994 • 4,100 Words • 32m
Against Prop. 187
The Los Angeles Times • October 3, 1994 • 900 Words • 7m
Sinking Our State
Reason • November 1994 • 1,500 Words • 11m
Why National Review Is Wrong About Immigration
National Review • November 7, 1994 • 1,900 Words • 14m
CCRI vs. Prop. 187
The Los Angeles Times • March 12, 1995 • 900 Words • 7m
Immigrants and Family Values
The Rockford Institute Family in America • May 1995 • 800 Words • 6m
Bilingualism vs. Bilingual Education
The Los Angeles Times • October 19, 1997 • 1,000 Words • 7m
Some Minorities Are More Minor Than Others
The Wall Street Journal • November 16, 1998 • 800 Words • 7m
The Right Kind of Outreach for the GOP
The Weekly Standard • March 1, 1999 • 2,600 Words • 20m
California and the End of White America
Commentary • October 1999 • 8,600 Words • 1h5m
How to Speak the GOP’s Language
The Wall Street Journal • February 24, 2000 • 800 Words • 7m
The Right Way for Republicans to Handle Ethnicity in Politics
The American Enterprise • April 2000 • 3,200 Words • 25m
Losing the Peace on English in the Schools
National Review • June 13, 2000 • 1,400 Words • 11m
How the Republicans Lost California
The Wall Street Journal • August 28, 2000 • 1,300 Words • 10m
Bilingual Education Lives On
The New York Times • March 2, 2001 • 700 Words • 5m
Trimming the Emperor’s New Clothes
National Review • May 22, 2001 • 800 Words • 6m
The Bilingual Burden of Republican Guilt
The Wall Street Journal • May 24, 2001 • 1,400 Words • 11m
Rocks Falling Upward at Harvard University
National Review • October 26, 2001 • 800 Words • 6m
The Myth of Hispanic Crime
The American Conservative • January 26, 2010 • 5,500 Words • 40m
Immigration, Republicans, and the End of White America
The American Conservative • September 19, 2011 • 12,200 Words • 1h32m
Race, IQ, and Wealth
The American Conservative • July 18, 2012 • 7,500 Words • 58m
The East Asian Exception to Socio-Economic IQ Influences
The American Conservative • July 18, 2012 • 1,100 Words • 8m
No Quotas, No Elite Public High School
The American Conservative • October 30, 2012 • 1,200 Words • 8m
The Myth of American Meritocracy
The American Conservative • November 28, 2012 • 26,200 Words • 2h46m
Statistics Indicate an Ivy League Asian Quota
The New York Times • December 19, 2012 • 700 Words • 6m
Racial Quotas, Harvard, and the Legacy of Bakke
National Review • February 18, 2013 • 800 Words • 6m
How Social Darwinism Made Modern China
The American Conservative • March 11, 2013 • 8,300 Words • 52m
Race/IQ: The Jason Richwine Affair
The American Conservative • May 13, 2013 • 2,400 Words • 17m
Race and Crime in America
The Unz Review • July 20, 2013 • 7,300 Words • 55m
Does Race Exist? Do Hills Exist?
The Unz Review • May 22, 2014 • 2,300 Words • 17m
A “Grand Bargain” on Immigration Reform?
The Unz Review • October 3, 2016 • 4,700 Words • 37m
Racial Discrimination at Harvard
The Unz Review • October 22, 2018 • 10,300 Words • 1h18m
Racial Politics in America and in California
The Unz Review • November 12, 2018 • 7,400 Words • 53m
An Open Letter to the “Alt-Right” and Others
The Unz Review • December 24, 2018 • 2,000 Words • 13m
Immigration, Building a Wall, and Hispanic Crime
The Unz Review • January 14, 2019 • 5,800 Words • 42m
The Political Bankruptcy of American White Nationalism
The Unz Review • July 27, 2020 • 3,400 Words • 25m
Will California Restore Affirmative Action?
The Unz Review • September 18, 2020 • 1,400 Words • 11m
White Racialism in America, Then and Now
The Unz Review • October 5, 2020 • 24,900 Words • 3h5m

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

China’s Rise, America’s Fall
The American Conservative • April 17, 2012 • 6,600 Words • 54m
Raising American Wages…By Raising American Wages
The New America Foundation • November 15, 2012 • 3,900 Words • 22m
Paying Tuition to a Giant Hedge Fund
The American Conservative • December 4, 2012 • 1,300 Words • 10m
Open Borders, American Elites, and the Minimum Wage
The Unz Review • November 11, 2013 • 1,700 Words • 12m
A $12 Minimum Wage: Transforming Policy Idea into Political Reality
The Unz Review • December 4, 2013 • 2,500 Words • 19m
Raise the Minimum Wage to $12 an Hour
The New York Times • December 5, 2013 • 600 Words • 4m
How California Can Raise All Boats
The Los Angeles Times • January 5, 2014 • 900 Words • 7m
The Minimum Wage and Illegal Immigration
The Unz Review • January 22, 2014 • 1,600 Words • 11m
The Conservative Case for a Higher Minimum Wage
Fox & Hounds Daily • February 3, 2014 • 1,200 Words • 9m
What’s Good for America Is Good for Wal-Mart, and Vice-Versa
Forbes • February 11, 2014 • 1,100 Words • 9m
Should We Cut the Minimum Wage?
The Unz Review • February 18, 2014 • 1,400 Words • 10m
Walmart, Peter Thiel, the Weekly Standard, and Other Dog-Biters
The Unz Review • February 26, 2014 • 1,300 Words • 10m
Understanding the CBO Analysis of a Minimum Wage Hike
The Unz Review • March 10, 2014 • 1,700 Words • 12m
Our Elite Colleges Should Abolish Tuition
The New York Times • March 30, 2015 • 500 Words • 4m

OTHER TOPICS

Educational Nonsense and Vouchers
The Sacramento Bee • January 3, 1999 • 1,700 Words • 12m
Federalism vs. Roe vs. Wade
The Wall Street Journal • June 16, 1999 • 800 Words • 6m
Gay Marriages Today, Polygamy Tomorrow?
The San Francisco Chronicle • October 8, 1999 • 800 Words • 5m
Democrats’ Double Standard on Campaign Reform
The New York Times • March 10, 2000 • 600 Words • 5m
Rounding Up Arabs, Blacks, and Jews
Salon • December 6, 2001 • 1,100 Words • 8m
Sharonism vs. Building a Wall
The Sacramento Bee • April 28, 2002 • 1,600 Words • 11m
The Long Decline of the London Economist
The American Conservative • April 27, 2012 • 1,900 Words • 14m
How I Made Mitt
The American Conservative • June 26, 2012 • 1,000 Words • 7m
Buckley’s Unlikely Heir
The American Conservative • August 23, 2012 • 1,100 Words • 7m
Two Cheers for Heresy on Global Warming
The American Conservative • September 24, 2012 • 1,200 Words • 8m
Why The American Conservative Purged Its Own Publisher
The Unz Review • May 29, 2018 • 5,800 Words • 39m
Averting World Conflict with China
The Unz Review • December 13, 2018 • 1,800 Words • 13m
The Government Employee Who May Have Saved a Million American Lives
The Unz Review • March 30, 2020 • 1,800 Words • 13m
Google and the John McCain Cover-Up
The Unz Review • August 6, 2020 • 1,800 Words • 11m
Half a Pulitzer Prize to the Wall Street Journal
The Unz Review • August 23, 2020 • 1,800 Words • 13m
31,000 Words Missing from The Atlantic and The New York Times Sunday Magazine
The Unz Review • September 9, 2020 • 2,900 Words • 21m
Glenn Greenwald Escapes His $100 Million Webzine
The Unz Review • November 1, 2020 • 2,700 Words • 20m

Podcast Interviews

“The JFK Assassination – What Happened? and Who Did It?
Truth Jihad with Kevin Barrett • July 1, 2018 • 1hr 10m
“Holocaust Denial”
Truth Jihad with Kevin Barrett • August 30, 2018 • 58m
The Subprime Mortgage Crisis, The Unz Review, and the Harvard Admissions Scandal
Manifold with Steve Hsu • May 16, 2019 • 1hr 5m
How the Truth Movement Can Win
Truth Jihad with Kevin Barrett • December 14, 2019 • 1hr 8m
The Culture of Corruption in the U.S.
A Theory of Everything with Luis Razo Bravo • July 21, 2020 • 1hr
The Election Train Wreck
Truth Jihad with Kevin Barrett • November 7, 2020 • 56m
Explaining Globalism – Ron Unz & Guillaume Durocher
Guide to Kulchur/Scandza Forum with Fróði Midjord • November 7, 2020 • 2hr 25m

Additional EBooks

In addition, since my two eBook collections are each enormously long and also contain long individual articles that can run 20,000 words or more, I’ve decided to release the latter as stand-alone eBooks as well. Here’s the first few of them, and I’ll be adding more as well.

Major Collections

Our American Pravda
Essays in a Historical Counter-Narrative of the Last One Hundred Years

320,000 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

The Myth of American Meritocracy
And Other Essays

320,000 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

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Smaller EBooks

The New American Melting Pot
Essays on Immigration, Affirmative Action, and Bilingual Education, 1994-2001

36,000 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

Immigration, Republicans, and the End of White America
The Sources of America’s Immigration Problems–and a Possible Solution

12,200 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

A “Grand Bargain” On Immigration Reform
An Alliance of Pro-Immigrant Democrats and Anti-Immigration Republicans Could Finally Fix Our Broken System

4,700 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

Race and Crime in America
The Unspoken Statistical Reality of Urban Crime Over the Last Quarter Century

7,300 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

How Social Darwinism Made Modern China
A Thousand Years of Meritocracy Shaped the Middle Kingdom

7,300 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

White Racialism in America, Then and Now
An Intellectual History of the Last One Hundred Years

24,900 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

American Pravda: The JFK Assassination
The Most Famous Incident of the Twentieth Century?

12,800 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

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American Pravda: Understanding World War II
The Shaping Event of Our Modern World

20,500 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

American Pravda: Holocaust Denial
Analyzing the History of a Controversial Movement

17,600 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format
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American Pravda: Mossad Assassinations
The JFK Assassination and the 9/11 Attacks?

27,300 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

China’s Rise, America’s Fall
Which Superpower is More Threatened by Its “Extractive Elites”?

6,600 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

Race, IQ, and Wealth
How Political Bias Distorts the Facts

7,500 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

 

The Myth of American Meritocracyy
How Corrupt are Ivy League Admissions?

26,200 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

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Finally, although I don’t use social media myself, Gab has now finally come out with a Share button, which we’ve added to all our pages. Once Parler recovers and its system is fully working again, with do the same with that. It’s unfortunate that we were banned by Facebook last year, but others of far greater prominence, notably the serving president of the United States, also suffered that same fate.

 
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  1. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:

    I’ve been sampling and listening to a number of of the audios. They are superb! Excellent reading by Ron and studio-like sound quality. Can’t wait for my long runs and drives to binge on these!

    The audio format will result in more people being exposed to this material. Especially when copied virally and posted on Internet Archive, Library Genesis, YouTube, etc.

    • Agree: utu
    • Thanks: Ron Unz
  2. Nancy says:

    Wow, thanks!! They sound great (to my ‘primitive’ ears :). My old eyes don’t do well with paper; increasing the font in on-line/ebooks is helpful; audio is very nice, even though my ears are getting old, too, lol! So even this oldster is very, very appreciative of your efforts, and will help get this history, information, wisdom, etc. ‘out’. Thanks again, Ron (what a treasure).

    • Agree: GMC
    • Replies: @Pinche Perro
  3. Anonymous[369] wrote:

    They are superb! Excellent reading by Ron and studio-like sound quality. Can’t wait for my long runs and drives to binge on these!

    Me too.

    Thank you Sir!

  4. Nice! Now I’ve got more material to listen to when I’m on the road. Thanks!

  5. Texas says:

    This is a game changer Ron. I can’t thank you enough.

  6. So many great articles … so little time.

    As some others have said, my/our old eyes don’t work quite as well as in years gone by, so the e-book format with adjustable type sizes works beautifully.

    Many, many thanks, Ron Unz … job very well done, sir.

    Ciao.

  7. Impressive. Thanks a lot. I will spread the word(s)!

  8. Nancy says:

    Having listened to a few more, I can’t thank Ron enough : ) Except, perhaps, to ask that the high/loudest end of the sound range be set higher. My old ears do not function optimally (plus I have a relatively old, cheap, beta chromebook, and have to use earbuds – so as to not disturb a roommate), but compared to other podcasts, I can’t seem to increase the volume satisfactorily, and Ron’s are the most interesting that I have access to!

    If I am asking for special treatment, or a particularly difficult adjustment, please ignore this. I WILL find a away to hear this exciting information. But, perhaps I’m not the only one who struggles a bit to benefit from Ron’s amazing amount of work.

    Thanks, again! “You shall know the truth….” and the truth tellers shall be rewarded : )

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  9. Anonymous[415] • Disclaimer says:

    Jim Watkins of 8kun.net (8chan) will do controversial readings for a fee. If you ever need help again feel free to contact him!

  10. Anonymous[472] • Disclaimer says:

    To save bandwidth (as I’m guessing these audio files will be popular) perhaps bundling everything and create a torrent?

  11. Wow. Thank you Ron Unz.

  12. Ron Unz says:
    @Nancy

    Having listened to a few more, I can’t thank Ron enough : ) Except, perhaps, to ask that the high/loudest end of the sound range be set higher. My old ears do not function optimally (plus I have a relatively old, cheap, beta chromebook, and have to use earbuds – so as to not disturb a roommate), but compared to other podcasts, I can’t seem to increase the volume satisfactorily, and Ron’s are the most interesting that I have access to!

    Thanks for bringing that potential problem to my attention. I just finished reprocessing all the audio files, very substantially raising the amplitude, so I think they may be easier for you and others to now hear.

    • Replies: @Nancy
  13. Ron Unz says:

    I’ve also now added links to a couple of additional eBooks, with more to come. These are some of my longer and more substantial individual articles, and although they’re already contained in the very large collections, I think it makes sense to provide them separately as well.

    In addition, I also added links to a few of my podcast interviews over the last couple of years or so.

  14. niceland says:

    Thanks Ron.
    Much appreciated.

  15. Anything in the pipeline for the American Pravda series, Ron?

  16. Nancy says:
    @Ron Unz

    Yes, Ron, I can hear you now! Loud and clear, lol What a pleasure… thank you, thank you, thank you : ) ox

  17. JackOH says:

    Nice work, Ron. I had an audio book phase in the 1990s, listening mostly to fiction I’d read when younger. Like getting re-acquainted in an old-shoe way with a once provocative friend you’d get into shoving matches with. Print can eye-gouge me; voice is “comfortable”.

    Your delivery is schoolmasterish–that’s a compliment. You care about your stuff, and whether your readers/listeners are getting it.

    Plus, you have activist and electoral experience and credibility. To my eyeballs and ears, that means a lot.

    • Replies: @anon
  18. Well done. Thank you.

  19. Emslander says:

    Thanks for this effort. I was going to volunteer to record some of this material for you, but I can see that the physical demand to do what you’ve done could put an old man like me in the hospital. LOL

    I would love to see some of the other works, such as David Irving on WWII, put in a format that I could get them downloaded to an e-reader, like Kindle. Maybe they already are and I’m missing something.

    Anyway, thank you very much.

  20. chris says:

    Feeling a little like a kid in a forbidden candy store! Thanks, Ron!

  21. Thank you for your time. Will try to spread this as much as I can.

  22. Bolteric says:

    Ron,

    I went straight to JFK part II.

    There is no doubt the power of the spoken word is paramount. The combination of your chosen words with your calm voice is singular.

    I am reminded of the power of reading to children, when I do so with my younger son each night. It is captivating for the intellectual mind.

    And while I hope to have a strong developed imagination after three degrees, and I can actively listen to your writer’s voice without your speaking, many cannot yet. Perhaps they were not read to enough as a child.

    A teacher once taught me if you want to have power over something, watch it. Vigilantly.

    Listening – and reading – are the easy means of genuine ownership. By the way, I am the proud owner of the hardcopy.

    Thanks for both,

    Eric

  23. GeeBee says:

    Bravo! I can’t wait to listen to them. Perhaps, some years hence, a grateful nation might bestow great honours upon you (in today’s ‘clown world’, of course, the opposite holds sway).

  24. A.z says:

    I’m sorry but audio books just seem oxymoronic and wrong. But eh I m surprised to know I m a snob too

  25. That’s a shitload of spoken words!

    Okay Ron, admit it: You cloned yourself.

    (Which is a good thing, if you ask me. We need more Ron Unzs around……. )

    • Replies: @Tom Verso
  26. TKK says:

    I was listening to audiobooks in my cassette player of my Hyundai 20 years ago- cassettes that I checked out from the library. I still remember certain moments in my life- in an apartment, eating homemade chili and being so rapt by an audio book that I would get up, hit rewind and listen to a passage again.

    Ron, your skills are on par with the great Frank Muller.

    Unbelievable. Your voice is soothing, yet captures the attention.

    I have just loaded up Oddities of the Jewish Religion for a long walk.

    What a treasure trove. What a man you are.

  27. GoodTwin says:

    This is great, I will enjoy putting these on at night to drift off to!

  28. Tom Verso says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    “Okay Ron, admit it: You cloned yourself.”

    Yes! I wonder about the same thing. When I first read that his articles were put “on tape” as it were, I figured that Unz being the computer wizard that he is, wrote a program that would convert written words into an audio artificial voice.

    Then I listened and recognized his voice from previous podcast. Could it be that he personally sat down an recorded all those words? In dramatic inflection ‘to boot”. I still think there has to be some computer wizardry going on.

    Whatever! I can’t thank him enough for the podcasts and ebooks.

    • Agree: FLgeezer
  29. Mr. Unz,

    I feel compelled to state the obvious. To say you are an amazing man seems woefully inadequate. Your productivity in itself is impressive, but the nature and value of what you produce puts you in a rare class of patriots. If I were to once again hear the parental refrain of my youth, “Mister, I hope you appreciate … ,” I now easily reply, “I do, more than you could know.”

    Thank you

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  30. Hans says:

    Thank you, Mr. Unz! Just listened to the Holocaust file. Really well done and a great addition.

  31. Ron Unz says:
    @FlintWheel4

    Your productivity in itself is impressive, but the nature and value of what you produce puts you in a rare class of patriots.

    Thanks for the very kind words. And since Facebook, Google, and Reddit have banned our links, it would be great if a few of the visitors here could help spread the mp3 files and eBooks to various discussion forums and other distribution channels.

    • Thanks: Iris
  32. JKnecht says:

    Thank you many, many times over. Unz Review is way, way #1. I’m starting with (a personal favorite) David Irving

  33. ebear says:

    I drive a truck 12 hours a day, so reading is out of the question. That’s 12 hours I can be listening to your podcasts, well…. mostly. Have to leave some time for Nyusha and Serebro;)

  34. frankie p says:

    Ron Unz,

    Thank you. Thank you. And thank you again.

    Although I read most of these pieces, they are worth listening to for a second exposure.

    You are the man, Ron.

    Massive respect.

    Frankie P

  35. anon[105] • Disclaimer says:

    I intended on reading “Understanding WW2” and “The Secrets of Military Intelligence” to my parents at some point. Perhaps they would appreciate them better in the author’s own voice.
    The Pravda articles are very important. I literally had the same thoughts as Ron over the years about our media…….that they were getting so dishonest in supporting narratives that their executive producers and directors wanted, that they were often lying by omission to the extent that the public were drawing the wrong conclusions. Jesus accused the Pharisees of “straining at a gnat in their neighbors eye” while “ignoring a camel in their own eye”. Our media is often like this. Minimizing 60 people shot in Chicago in one weekend, while making huge political hay out of one woman dying at a right-wing gathering in Charlottesville. One is much worse than the other, but you wouldn’t know it. The Vioxx article is the one Ron wrote that really drew me in. About half a million extra deaths, and nobody knows about it. Merk got off with a small fine that was easy for them to absorb.

  36. ooooohhh. Fancy! Thanks Randy! Did you do this just for us reeding disabeld backwoods trailer folk that caint reed guud? Fixin to lissin at one now hear!

    Bless your heart

  37. Anonymice says:

    Excellent audio quality on the first one I listened to – Oddities of the Jewish Religion. The reason was to gain some understanding on the disproportionate Jewish power and absolute control of our country by Jewish groups on behalf of Israel. Religion is a good place to start, since much collective political and social behaviors are rooted in religious beliefs. Listening to the audio was a real revelation for me. I had always thought of myself as having transcended the petty straitjackets of identity (which is not an achievement but a genetic trait and religion because I made a conscious choice to opt out of organized religion for what I saw as its controlling nature. But after reading through some of Ron’s earlier thoroughly investigated and lengthy essays, I could not help thinking that you had out-transcended me by a country mile. Being Jewish, Ron sets up a no holds barred website regarding our country’s sacred cow, Israel, among other taboos. After listening to the audio from the horse’s own mouth, in a manner of speaking, the extreme evil of Jewish power has never become clearer. The quest for world control starts right here in America where Jewish power absolutely has us by the balls.

    Reading through Ron’s pieces, one is tempted to conclude that one is gifted a front seat into an insider’s revelations, although the research that goes into producing these essays says that Ron is anything but. Obviously, to Ron’s tribesmen he is one of a growing number of quislings, traitors and self-haters. The evil that I gathered from the audio is so gut wrenching as to make a mockery of Giraldi’s suggestion on how to deal with Israel. Besides wiping Zionists from the face of the earth, I cannot see any other solution to dealing with this modern day monster. And to think the so-called Zionist Christians are making common cause with this evil entity is testimony to the corrupting and venomous power of religion on the mind. Worse yet, our Arab puppets, the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco having opened their doors to this monstrosity have no idea what they have gotten themselves into. Their destruction, not by their nemesis Iran, but by their new found friend, Israel, is assured.

    Each time I visit UR, I expect to see a sign similar to one at the website of the American Herald Tribune which was seized by the FBI, Compared to UR, AHT was nowhere near the UR in their criticism of Israel. Now a question to you Ron, should that happen, what contingency plans do you have for UR?

  38. Hi Ron, just wanted to ask how the new “Newslinks” section is working out. Are many people actually looking at the links?

  39. @Nancy

    You’re the first woman I’ve ever seen make a comment on this website. Love it or hate it, but this website tends to be a sausage fest. LOL.

  40. anon[269] • Disclaimer says:
    @JackOH

    you have activist and electoral experience and credibility.

    Experience, yes. Credibility would depend upon one’s perspective.

    http://www.ronunz.org/summary-biography/
    Summary Biography of Ron Unz

    In 1994, he launched a surprise Republican primary challenge to incumbent Gov. Pete Wilson of California, running on a conservative, pro-immigrant platform against the prevailing political sentiment, and received 34% of the vote. Later that year, he campaigned as a leading opponent of Prop. 187, the anti-immigration initiative, and was a top featured speaker at a 70,000 person pro-immigrant march in Los Angeles, the largest political rally in California history to that date.

    To my eyeballs and ears, that means a lot.

    A lot, yes, but what does it mean…

  41. Stefano says:

    I have been listening to these during my daily walks and have to congratulate you Ron on their uniform quality, and on the tremendous effort that must have been involved. However, they have piqued my curiosity regarding my own little speciality, linguistics. You seem to have an idiolect all your own, and if it isn’t too probing a question I would be very interested in knowing how it came about. For example, you pronounce “huge” as “yuge”, which, while typical of New Yorkers of a certain age, is entirely unheard of in California. I recall reading you grew up speaking Yiddish in the home, and yet your pronunciation of German, which closely resembles that language, is rather idiosyncratic, with “reich” coming out “reisch” and “hungerjahr” with the English short u. And “zealotry” retains the long diphthong of “zeal”, which I have never heard in an English accent, and there are various more examples of this kind. It is certainly very interesting from my point of view, and I was somewhat surprised nobody had brought it up in the comments, and I hope I am not breaking any social code by doing so.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  42. Ron Unz says:
    @Stefano

    For example, you pronounce “huge” as “yuge”, which, while typical of New Yorkers of a certain age, is entirely unheard of in California. I recall reading you grew up speaking Yiddish in the home, and yet your pronunciation of German

    That’s very interesting. I’ve never thought of myself as having any particular accent, and as far as I know, my pronunciation of “huge” is entirely standard:

    https://www.dictionary.com/browse/huge

    Otherwise, I’ve certainly never spoken Yiddish, let alone grew up in that language. You shouldn’t believe all the nonsense floating around on the Internet.

    Do keep in mind that producing audio files for around 500,000 words of written text was an enormous undertaking, and I’m sure I carelessly mispronounced or garbled a certain number of words along the way. At times, I realized that I’d almost never heard the spoken version of some of the more esoteric ones, and tried to look them up, but sometimes didn’t bother.

  43. JackOH says:

    Ron, have you thought of a “road package” for those audio articles? I’m thinking a sort of hybrid speaker’s tour that has your recorded recitation of your articles with a slide show backdrop suited to each article (TWA 800 photos, BLM protests, etc.). After maybe 75 minutes, have the presenter announce you or a surrogate in person on stage to take questions, offer background to your thinking, and so on.

    Call it the American Pravda tour. Sounds a little crazy, but there may be some real hunger for post-pandemic speaker programs, and a mainstream speakers’ bureau may be willing to give you a shot.

  44. Nick2116 says:

    Hi Ron,

    Thank you so much for putting all of this information out there. I’m only becoming familiar with your work now, and with each new article I feel like I’m being transported into an alternate dimension. I’m mainly commenting to recommend that you (or someone) upload these audio files to bitchute.com and odysse.com. If these videos ever start racking up significant views on YouTube (which they probably will) they will almost certainly be deleted. odysse.com is a newly emerging platform that’s gaining a lot of traction on the right wing since it’s strongly anti-censorship and (apparently) very solid technically, and I’m sure you’re at least somewhat familiar with bitchute already.

    Also, since you’re doing podcasts, would you ever consider going on The Ralph Retort? It’s a popular online show that’s managed to thrive despite being wiped off YouTube a few years ago. A lot of young people watch it (I’d call it one of the central nodes of the dissident right for people under the age of thirty) and many fairly prominent people, such as Peter Brimelow and Michelle Malkin, have appeared on it recently. I’m sure Ralph would love to have you on. In case you’re interested here’s the contact info: https://killstream.live/killstream-info-support-links/

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