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The Unz Review Digest - November 20, 2018

Ranking first this last week by a wide margin was my own article on the racial politics of America as demonstrated in the recent midterm elections, which dealt a sharp setback to Trump and the Republicans, if not the “blue wave” that some had expected a few months ago.  In many respects, the political dynamics involving racial issues seemed to follow closely what I had long predicted in my own past articles stretching back ten or twenty years, and matters seem likely to continue.  It also seems undeniable that Trump’s immigration proposals are now a complete failure, and but I noted that the very positive racial situation in California these days hardly portends a future national disaster.  These notions drew a very heated discussion in, already totaling some 600 comments and almost 100,000 words, much of it centering upon my analysis of Hispanic Crime rates, first made years ago, but still ranked at or near the top of 90 million web pages when one Googles “Hispanic Crime” or “Latino Crime.”  In second place and somewhat related, Lance Welton discussed the controversial intersection of race and IQ, and the extreme reluctance of academics and the media to consider the impact.

Israel and foreign policy issues dominated many of the remaining top articles, with Philip Giraldi’s third-place piece focusing on the sweeping victory of additional “pro-Israel” candidates, often orchestrated by Israeli agents, as recently revealed in a lengthy long-suppressed undercover video documentary focused on British lobbying.  The Saker’s fifth-ranking article discusses the impact and consequences of the Russian introduction of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles into Syria and what the likely Israeli response will be.  And in sixth-place, Israeli-dissident writer Gilad Atzmon analyzes the nature of Jewish politics in America.

Finally, rounding out our most popular featured articles, was Guillaume Durocher’s discussion of the total collapse of public support for France’s new president Emmanuel Macron, unexpectedly propelled into office by elite support.

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No matter who is elected Israel comes first
Judging from the mainstream media, Israel was not a major issue in the midterm election but it sure did come up a lot when candidates for office were wooing Jewish or Evangelical voters. To cite only one example, Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis criticized his opponent Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum during their gubernatorial race for receiving... Read More
Depending on the context, the small word "why" can be totally innocuous or it can be just about the most subversive and even sacrilegious word one can utter. This is probably why I love this word so much: it's ability to unleash tremendous power against all sorts of sacred cows and unchallenged beliefs. So, today... Read More
In 1994 I enrolled in a postgraduate course in philosophy at a British University. On my first day at the University I had to complete a few routine administrative duties such as registering my name with the philosophy department and meeting my supervisors. I was also told that I had to join the student union.... Read More
Jack Ohman cartoon, The Sacramento Bee: California is a riot!
I wasn't closely following the midterm elections campaign, but the results seemed to be about as expected for Donald Trump and the Republicans. With some races still undecided, the Democrats will apparently pick up close to 35 House seats, giving them solid control, and also a half-dozen governorships, while losing at least a couple of... Read More
There couldn’t have been a more potent demonstration of rank ignorance than Joy Behar’s tour de force statement on ABC’s The View. She was referring to The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan when she let fly this monstrous absurdity: “I mean, what is his problem with Jews? The Jews did not own slaves—I don’t know what... Read More
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In the wake of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shootings, the long-running hysteria about Donald Trump promoting anti-Semitism, racism, and “White supremacy” has been intensified. It’s at the point now that it is morphing into an obvious attempt to shut down or at least pathologize public discussion of critical issues. Particularly important are globalism and nationalism, and... Read More
Vi and I have just returned from Chengdu, a Chinese village of seventeen million and the gateway to Tibet. Since China is of some interest to the US these days, I thought a description of sorts, actually more in the nature of a disordered travelogue, might be of interest. I hadn’t been to the country... Read More
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One of the frequent comparisons that comes up in the Dissident Right is who was more correct or prescient, Orwell or Huxley. In fact, as the only truly oppressed intellectual group, the Dissident Right are the only ones in a position to offer a valid opinion on this, as no other group of intellectuals suffers... Read More
French and Israeli media report that a group largely made up of Israelis scammed 3,000 French citizens out of approximately $20 million. Most of the stolen money is in Israel, but Israeli authorities are reportedly failing to cooperate with France in prosecuting the scammers and retrieving the money. This is the latest of numerous examples... Read More
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The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Government Power (pdf download; Amazon) By Stephen Baskerville Kettering, OH: Angelico Press, 2017 For half a century, conservatives have been putting their readers to sleep with denunciations of the sexual revolution as a kind of anarchic free-for-all where men’s sexual impulses... Read More
If you haven’t heard the news, a Gab poster from Bowl Patrol has been doxed by the media and arrested on a gun charge in DC: In spite of the hysteria, this appears to be nothing more than a family tragedy. Edward Clark (aka “DC_Stormer”) committed suicide the day of the Pittsburgh shooting. Jeffrey Clark... Read More
Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2018, passed with appropriate ceremony and commemoration: it was one hundred years ago, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, that an armistice effectively ending World War I went into effect in the battle-scarred French countryside. Anyone who has had the opportunity to view the classic... Read More
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán: Practicing what he preaches.
Anyone with an understanding of the realities of heredity and ethnicity knows, as the saying goes, that “demography is destiny.” To understand this is easy, to actually act upon these demographic trends is, however, quite difficult. It is very hard to get your citizens to make more babies and even hard to get the “right”... Read More
Tucker had it coming. That seems to be the consensus among mainstream journalists after Tucker Carlson’s wife and family were threatened by an Antifa mob. Among those sympathizing with Antifa: Matthew Yglesias [Email him] of VOX.com, who scolded readers who “empathize with the fear of the Carlson family rather than with the fear of his... Read More
ggose: generalist genes of small effect
Robert Plomin. Blueprint. Allen Lane, London. 2018 Plomin has written the book that summarizes his career, the one that he previously avoided writing because of what he describes as his own cowardice. Harsh judgement, but investigators into the genetics of intelligence are given a rough ride in contemporary academia, where genetics generates a hostility not... Read More
All floridly unequivocal praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Universes, and to his faithful Servant and Prophet, Mohammed, and may Israel, that abomination, smudge and curse upon mankind, be neatly erased with no trace left behind, so the rest of us can peacefully go on with our tedious and humbling labor, all while... Read More
FDD and AIPAC need adult supervision
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Depending on what criteria one uses, there are between 200 and 600 groups in the United States that wholly or in part are dedicated to furthering the interests of Israel. The organizations are both Jewish, like the Zionist Organization of America, and Christian Zionist to include John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel, but the funding... Read More
Macron’s Popularity Collapses While Interior Minister Predicts Civil War
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Emmanuel Macron, the current president of the French Republic, is a weird dude. Now, after just 18 months in power, he is also a very unpopular dude. The French media have been making much of the fact that Macron’s prime minister, Édouard Philippe, has been slightly... Read More
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A few years ago I somehow heard about a ferocious online dispute involving a left-leaning journalist named Mark Ames and the editors of Reason magazine, the glossy flagship publication of America's burgeoning libertarian movement. Although I was deep in my difficult programming work, curiosity got the better of me, so I decided to take a... Read More
White racism towards African Americans causes black adolescents to become depressed, to underachieve academically, become violent, join gangs and take drugs!—this is the unequivocal message of a new meta-analysis recently published in the top journal American Psychologist, the journal of the American Psychological Association [Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Well-Being During Adolescence, by Aprile Benner et al.,... Read More