I’m very pleased to say that both our traffic and our comments have been growing nicely over the last few months, now regularly getting close to 3 million pageviews and easily breaking 40,000 comments with 4 million words on a monthly basis. We have certainly come a very long way in just a few years, establishing ourselves as an important presence within the world of alternative media, both Left and Right, and getting readership considerably greater than some other outlets that have been around far longer and deploy far greater financial and personal resources.
Given these trends, it makes sense to match this solid expansion in our audience with some expansion of the writers and perspectives we offer, hewing closely to our central mission of providing a convenient venue for important and controversial perspectives generally excluded from the mainstream media.
One very natural addition will be Gilad Atzmon, an Israeli musician and author, whose writings strongly critical of the policies of his own Zionist homeland have attracted very considerable international notice, with wide discussion of his two books, The Wandering Who and Being in Time. I have been aware of his work for quite some time, and I am very pleased to now help bring his important views to a wider and more diverse audience.
Last month I happened to come across a fascinating and extremely well-researched book on the famous Leo Frank lynching case of a century ago, the killing that prompted the establishment of the ADL. As I discussed in my subsequent article, the analysis provided completely transformed my view of that incident, leading me to conclude that everything I had known—or thought I had known—about its place in history was completely upside-down and backwards, constituting yet another good illustration of the extent to which our mainstream history books and media outlets so often constitute our own “American Pravda.”
Moreover, although the name of the author of that fine historical analysis was not provided, the publisher was The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan’s Black Nationalist religious-political organization, so routinely vilified by our regular media outlets. Under the circumstances, I was hardly surprised that I had been entirely unaware of that research work, while far less impressive treatments of the same subject had often received glowing coverage in the New York Times and other elite media organs.
Having discovered some of the fine writing and research produced by the NOI Research Group on its small webzine, I have now made arrangements to periodically republish some of that material, thereby once again bringing the articles to the attention of a wide and more ideologically diverse audience.
Over the last few years, nationalism in Europe has become a growing political force, with political parties leaning in that direction having gained power in parts of Central Europe and more recently Italy as well. Partly for this reason, I’m very glad to have enlisted Guillaume Durocher, a prominent French nationalist writer, to join our webzine as a regular contributor, providing the sort of perspective that may be well understood in European circles but very rarely makes its way into the Times or our other regular media outlets. Durocher is already well-known in American nationalist circles from his large body of past work that has appeared in The Occidental Observer, Counter Currents, and Radix Journal, and we are pleased to now provide him an additional platform for his interesting and controversial ideas.
Finally, I should remind readers that those who are pleased that we are providing such alternative media coverage and wish to demonstrate their support may now easily do so via the Patreon donor system. Among our many tens of thousands of regular monthly readers, there should certainly exist a slice financially willing and able to provide this additional funding and allow us thereby to further expand our coverage.