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Veterans Day came earlier this month, a public holiday that under the name of Armistice Day had originally celebrated the end of the First World War, itself then known as the Great War to those living during that era, over a century ago. Friends of the Palo Alto Library runs a local monthly book sale,... Read More
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As of a few years ago, Glenn Greenwald was probably the most famous journalist in the world. And actually, given the striking decline in that mainstream profession, he might still be so today, since few other obvious names come to mind. Meanwhile, I'd never heard of Dan Bongino until I read something about him in... Read More
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Every now and then, I rediscover the vastness of the Internet. All this year I'd been quite interested in our conflict with Russia over Ukraine and I'd also begun separately following the public statements of Prof. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, but until last week I hadn't noticed his late August interview on exactly that... Read More
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During the last year or more, nearly all our mainstream media outlets have regularly ridiculed and denounced China for its stubborn adherence to a "Zero Covid" policy. Whereas most of the West has chosen to "live with Covid," China has worked to immediately stamp out any pinprick viral outbreaks through an increasingly burdensome regime of... Read More
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Until just a few months ago, I doubt there were many American academics more solidly situated in the topmost ranks of our elite mainstream establishment than Prof. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University. In 1983 he gained Harvard University tenure at the remarkably young age of 28, then spent the next 19 years as a professor... Read More
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Europe is facing its worst energy crisis in generations, with numerous factories shutting down and severe hardship expected during the approaching winter. Heavily-industrialized Germany has been especially hard hit, with more than half of all small- and mid-sized businesses fearful that they might be forced to close, an economic catastrophe of Great Depression proportions. The... Read More
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With well over a billion monthly views, Britain's populist and pugnacious Daily Mail is one of the world's most widely-read newspapers on the Internet, having twice the traffic of the Washington Post and five times that of the Wall Street Journal, even sometimes approaching the readership of the New York Times. The publication has stayed... Read More
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Russia's nuclear arsenal of nearly 6,000 warheads is just as formidable as our own, and its revolutionary hypersonic delivery system far superior. A command by Russian President Vladimir Putin could annihilate the bulk of America's population in less than an hour. Under such dangerous circumstances, our need for careful and circumspect behavior towards the other... Read More
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Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University stands as a pillar of America's academic establishment, and even as far back as three decades ago, the New York Times had already hailed him as one of the world's most important figures in his field. He currently serves as director of his university's Center for Sustainable Development, and over... Read More
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Reaching a Million Contrary Rumble Views
In Roger Zelazny's classic 1967 science fiction novel Lord of Light, humans on a distant planet have employed technological devices to establish themselves as gods of the Hindu pantheon, each having particular aspects and attributes. Mara is the Lord of Illusion, able to reshape the perceived world in the minds of all those around him.... Read More
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This morning Russia's RT reported that Twitter had suspended the official account of Russia's Foreign Ministry: ht
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Late last week a Texas jury ordered Alex Jones to pay nearly $50 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook shootings, with two more trials still scheduled. These awards may be sharply reduced, but if they are not, the result will probably mean the destruction... Read More
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Since April 2020, I've published a long series of articles arguing that there is a strong perhaps even overwhelming case that the global Covid epidemic that has taken over 15 million lives, including more than a million Americans, was the result of an American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran). Although I believe I have... Read More
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In the Anglosphere's increasingly globalized media landscape different publications naturally seek out their own specific market-niches. The New York Times promotes the official narrative of the establishmentarian mainstream, though larded these days with an increasingly irritating dollop of "wokeness." The Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal provide the most authoritative daily business reporting, as... Read More
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A great deal of my time and effort over the last four years has been spent producing my American Pravda series. This very substantial body of work, running many dozens of major articles and hundreds of thousands of words, provides an extensive counter-narrative to our established history of the last one hundred years. In preparing... Read More
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The February outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict has obviously been a disaster for the world, greatly raising the risk of nuclear war and producing tremendous disruptions in the global economy. But it also provided a personal silver lining given that the bitter vaccination controversy seems to have been largely pushed aside. For more than a... Read More
Sometimes a single precipitating event may play a crucial role in the collapse of a decaying empire. Such was the case with the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. The sudden accidental meltdown and explosion of one of the USSR's most advanced nuclear reactors produced a large-scale release of radiation across Europe. The catastrophe was regarded as... Read More
The course of human history may sometimes be shifted by a single spark if it happens to ignite a barrel of ideological gunpowder. With perfect timing for our Fourth of July holiday, an enormous explosion of public attention has suddenly engulfed the origins of the Covid outbreak, renewing the discussion of the causes of the... Read More
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Over the last week or two, my newspapers have been running front-page stories declaring that our country's Covid fatalities had reached the million mark, and as usual, their facts were wrong. Anyone who bothers consulting the official CDC website could quickly determine that since Covid reached our shores two years ago, our country has already... Read More
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Although I launched The Unz Review in late 2013, for the first couple of years I was preoccupied with political campaigns and software development work, and only wrote an occasional piece here and there. My only notable article was my lengthy expose of the true history of Sen. John McCain: John McCain: When “Tokyo Rose”... Read More
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With attention so heavily focused on the Russia-Ukraine war, the second anniversary of the outbreak of the Covid epidemic in the West passed without much public notice. The geopolitical consequences of the global rupture between America's NATO alliance and Russia may be enormous, perhaps heralding the end of the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve... Read More
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Several days ago a mainstream policy analyst dropped me a note mentioning that the Russians were claiming to have discovered the existence of a network of biowarfare labs in Ukraine, funded by the American Pentagon and allegedly working with anthrax and plague. Given that much of my focus over the last two years had been... Read More
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For years the eminent Russia scholar Stephen Cohen had ranked President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Republic as the most consequential world leader of the early twenty-first century. He praised the man's enormous success in reviving his country after the chaos and destitution of the Yeltsin years and emphasized his desire for friendly relations with... Read More
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Two weeks ago Mike Whitney published a strong article on the under-reported German economic factors behind the Ukraine Crisis and it suddenly went super-viral, reaching 500,000 pageviews before its traffic began subsiding. The sudden Russian invasion of Ukraine, producing Europe's worst war in three generations, immediately revived its readership, which has now passed 700,000 pageviews,... Read More
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Just after I published my first long article on the likely origins of the Covid outbreak in April 2020, our alternative media website was suddenly deplatformed, being banned from Facebook and with all our pages completely deranked by Google. For almost a decade, my article The Myth of Hispanic Crime had regularly been ranked #2... Read More
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Here are my first two video podcast interviews, in which I discussed the origins of the global Covid outbreak, presenting my theory that it was the result of an American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran). The first interview was on Geopolitics & Empire, currently available on Youtube, several other video hosting systems, and SoundCloud:... Read More
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In George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984, one of the many interesting concepts was the notion of "Crimestop," the ability of well-trained citizens to self-censor their thoughts before they strayed into dangerous and forbidden territory. As conveniently summarized in the Wikipedia entry, Orwell wrote: Given the existing and ever-growing number of forbidden topics in contemporary... Read More
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Over the last year or so, fervent anti-vaxxers have become a major presence on our alt-media website, a situation I found very disagreeable. Many of our longtime columnists---Mike Whitney, Paul Craig Roberts, Linh Dinh, Gilad Atzmon, and Israel Shamir---had also moved strongly into that ideological camp, with Whitney's long articles drawing enormous readership from across... Read More
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Media Suppression of Our Leading Journalists and Scholars
During the height of the NSA disclosures a few years ago, Glenn Greenwald probably ranked as the world's most famous journalist, and his entire career had seemed something out of a left-liberal storybook. Becoming disenchanted with his corporate law career at a top firm, he co-founded a small practice specializing in First Amendment issues, then... Read More
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As everyone familiar with media operations is well aware, late Friday afternoon is the best time to release new information intended to attract minimal attention. A perfect example of this came a couple of days ago in the distribution of America's newly declassified intelligence report on the origins of Covid. Back in August, a sudden... Read More
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President Lyndon Johnson and World War III?
I'm not exactly sure when I first heard of the Liberty incident of 1967. The story was certainly a dramatic one, the attack upon an almost defenseless American intelligence ship by Israel's air and naval forces late in the Six Day War fought against several Arab states. Over 200 American servicemen were killed or wounded... Read More
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During the last eighteen months, I think I've stood nearly alone on the Internet in arguing that the late 2019 Covid outbreak that began in Wuhan, China was probably the result of an American biowarfare attack conducted by rogue elements of our own national security establishment. The individual articles in my long series have been... Read More
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Who Attacked America in 2001...and Why?
The twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks is almost upon us, and although their immediacy has been somewhat reduced by the events of the last eighteen months, we must recognize that they have drastically shaped the world history of the last two decades, greatly changing the daily lives and liberties of most ordinary Americans. The... Read More
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I came of age during the late Cold War Era, and while the possibility of nuclear war was regarded as horrifying, it was hardly unthinkable, being the subject of countless films and stories and with the rival U.S. and Soviet arsenals regularly compared in newspapers and magazines. However, biological warfare did indeed seem unthinkable. Back... Read More
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I don't use social media much myself, but I try to monitor the activity on my own articles. About ten days ago, my most recent Covid piece suddenly caught fire on Twitter, with many dozens of Tweets that day, almost all of them from Chinese people. Most of these Tweeters had relatively few Followers, suggesting... Read More
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During most of the last year theories regarding the origins of Covid, whether conspiratorial or otherwise, had disappeared from the public debate, pushed aside by the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests and the final stages of the heated presidential campaign. In early January, prominent liberal author and public intellectual Nicholson Baker had tried to revive... Read More
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Question 1-- What makes your theory about the origins of SARS-CoV-2 so controversial, is not that it suggests that the pathogen was created in a lab, but that it is, in fact, a bioweapon that was deliberately released by US agents prosecuting a secret war on presumed enemies of the United States. Here's the "money... Read More
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It's been decades since I last read George Orwell's 1984, but portions of that classic dystopian novel have become part of our common political culture. There's that famous scene in which an orator is giving a lengthy wartime speech at a political rally, praising the heroic ally of Eurasia and denouncing the arch-foe of Eastasia,... Read More
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For more than a year now, I've been publishing a series of articles and columns discussing the origins of the global Covid-19 epidemic and strongly arguing that the outbreak represented an American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran). Here are links to the three major articles, with the last appearing a week ago: American Pravda:... Read More
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As every fan of the old Perry Mason show remembers, courtroom witnesses swear "to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." There's a reason for that particular choice of words. A pattern of selective omissions in an otherwise entirely truthful presentation can easily mislead us as much as any outright lie.... Read More
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As We Rapidly Approach a Million American Deaths
Winston Churchill famously observed that in wartime the truth must be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies. Many of my own long and most controversial articles have followed a somewhat analogous presentation, with the opening sections that sometimes run hundreds of words or longer often being rather innocuous or even somewhat off-topic. These are intended... Read More
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For many years I had predicted to my friends that the increasingly bizarre and incompetent behavior of America's ruling elites might soon result in a major "negative discontinuity" for our unfortunate country, the sort of massive event that future authors would use to divide one section of a thick history textbook from the next. I... Read More
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For forty years I carefully read the New York Times in hard copy each and every morning, eager to discover what had transpired since the previous day. But just in the last few months, my commitment has begun to flag, and my eyes often only lightly glance at half or more of the articles and... Read More
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The American Deep State Strikes Back
After several months of record-breaking traffic our alternative media webzine suffered a sharp blow when it was suddenly purged by Facebook at the end of April. Not only was our rudimentary Facebook page eliminated, but all subsequent attempts by readers to post our articles to the world's largest social network produced an error message describing... Read More
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Just over a month ago I was riding high and celebrating the steady upward progress of our alternative media webzine. I proudly noted that our traffic had now far surpassed that of the venerable New Republic, a century old publication that had spent decades as America's most influential opinion magazine. But pride goeth before the... Read More
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Nearly 30,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus during the last two weeks, and by some estimates this is a substantial under-count, while the death-toll continues to rapidly mount. Meanwhile, measures to control the spread of this deadly infection have already cost 22 million Americans their jobs, an unprecedented economic collapse that has pushed our... Read More
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The JFK Assassination and the 9/11 Attacks?
The January 2nd American assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani of Iran was an event of enormous moment. Gen. Soleimani had been the highest-ranking military figure in his nation of 80 million, and with a storied career of 30 years, one of the most universally popular and highly regarded. Most analysts ranked him second in influence... Read More
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The PRC Should Retaliate by Targeting Sheldon Adelson's Chinese Casinos
As most readers know, I'm not a casual political blogger and I prefer producing lengthy research articles rather than chasing the headlines of current events. But there are exceptions to every rule, and the looming danger of a direct worldwide clash with China is one of them. Consider the arrest last week of Meng Wanzhou,... Read More
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Back in 1999 I was invited to join Steve Sailer's HBD email group, where I encountered all sorts of interesting people. The participants were mostly intellectuals or journalists having sharply heterodox views about racial differences, especially those involving IQ and crime, and this was reflected in the somewhat euphemistic title, which stood for "Human Bio-Diversity."... Read More
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Although my main academic focus was theoretical physics, I always had a very strong interest in history as well, especially that of the Classical Era. Trying to extract the true pattern of events from a collection of source material that was often fragmentary, unreliable, and contradictory was a challenging intellectual exercise, testing my analytical ability.... Read More
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About Ron Unz

A theoretical physicist by training, Mr. Unz serves as founder and chairman of UNZ.org, a content-archiving website providing free access to many hundreds of thousands of articles from prominent periodicals of the last hundred and fifty years. From 2007 to 2013, he also served as publisher of The American Conservative, a small opinion magazine, and had previously served as chairman of Wall Street Analytics, Inc., a financial services software company which he founded in New York City in 1987. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, Cambridge University, and Stanford University, and is a past first-place winner in the Intel/Westinghouse Science Talent Search. He was born in Los Angeles in 1961.

He has long been deeply interested in public policy issues, and his writings on issues of immigration, race, ethnicity, and social policy have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, The Nation, and numerous other publications.

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.

In 1997, Mr. Unz began his “English for the Children” initiative campaign to dismantle bilingual education in California. He drafted Prop. 227 and led the campaign to qualify and pass the measure, culminating in a landslide 61% victory in June 1998, effectively eliminating over one-third of America’s bilingual programs. Within less than three years of the new English immersion curriculum, the mean percentile test scores of over a million immigrant students in California rose by an average of 70%. He later organized and led similar initiative campaigns in other states, winning with 63% in the 2000 Arizona vote and a remarkable 68% in the 2002 Massachusetts vote without spending a single dollar on advertising.

After spending most of the 2000s focused on software projects, he has recently become much more active in his public policy writings, most of which had appeared in his own magazine.


Personal Classics
From the Leo Frank Case to the Present Day
The Surprising Elements of Talmudic Judaism
Analyzing the History of a Controversial Movement