The Unz Review Digest - July 22, 2018
Jews and religion are both highly controversial subjects, and my own article on the lesser-reported aspects of Judaism ranked first this last week by an enormous margin, accumulating as much readership as the next five most popular featured articles combined, with the first week traffic total being greater than any other article over the last year. The outpouring of comments was also remarkable, already totaling nearly 150,000 words across more than 1000 comments, and still going very strong, quite possibly headed toward an all-time record. Oddly enough, the central focus of the piece merely involved a recapitulation of the various books on extremely controversial Jewish beliefs and practices published more than a dozen years ago by prominent and highly-regarded Israeli academic scholars Israel Shahak and Ariel Toaff, but which have been almost entirely ignored by America’s mainstream media. The enormous response by both readers and commenters suggests that this media boycott had hitherto generally been successful, but now may gradually become less so.
The continuing Russian conflict with America dominated most of the remaining top items,. Anatoly Karlin’s second-ranking column focused on the strange story of the FBI arrest of a 29-year-old Russian pro-gun activist living in this country on charges of allegedly being a Russian spy for her eager attempt to cultivate friendly relations with pro-gun American activists and organizations, surely a strange incident that anything from the supposedly “paranoid” McCarthyite Era of 1950s America. The Saker’s third place column focused on the powerful new Russian anti-satellite weapons, and the possibility that these might easy tip the balance in a conventional conflict given the enormous dependence of the American military on satellite-based communications and control. Fourth place was held by Israel Shamir article from a couple of years ago providing the other side of the Bill Browder controversy that recently became a discussion topic at the Trump-Putin summit, strongly suggesting that Browder’s successful attempt to pass Congressional legislation severely sanctioning Russian and restarting the Cold War may have been based upon fraudulent claims. And Anatoly Karlin’s sixth ranking column discussed the current Russian plan to offer safe haven to some 15,000 desperate African refugees, namely the white South African farmers currently suffering from murderous attacks and the looming expropriation of their farmland.
Finally, the fifth place column by John Derbyshire returned to his occasional theme of the prospects of a global alliance of the “Ice People,” namely European whites and Eastern Asians.
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
As I suspected, Trump's meeting with Putin did indeed turn out to be a damp squib, at least relative to the unrealistic expectations that all sorts of strongly ideological camps had built up around it. Putin repeated his insistence that Russia did not meddle in the US elections, congratulated Trump on North Korea, acknowledged that... Read More
The Browder affair is a heady upper-class Jewish cocktail of money, spies, politicians and international crime.
Chapeau, Mr Browder! Hats off for this incredible man. Last month, he succeeded in stopping a film screening in the European parliament and took off a few articles from American web sites. This week, he turned the only US screening of a film critical to his version of events into a ruckus. No freedom of... Read More
Last week I commented on the huge numbers of Sun People moving, or trying to move, into Ice People territories: I went on to point out that it may not much longer be just the white people of Europe and North America—the West Arctics, if you like—that are being invaded. Our East Arctic relations in... Read More
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the March 1st, 2018, speech of President Putin to the Federal Assembly, had a tectonic effect on the world public opinion. Initially, some tried to dismiss it as "Russian propaganda" and "bad CGI", but pretty soon the reality hit hard, very hard: the Russians either had... Read More
Shaping a story to fit the agenda
Poisoning enemies has a long history with Augustus Caesar’s wife Livia allegedly a master of the art, as were the Borgias in Renaissance Italy. Lately there has been a resurgence in allegations regarding the use of poisons of various types by several governments. The claims are particularly damaging both morally and legally as international conventions... Read More
An Introduction to Protracted Desperation
A question that never ceases to fascinate is that of how life originated, and how and why it has progressed as it seems to have. The official story and de rigueur explanation is that that life came about through spontaneous generation from seawater. Believing this is the mark of an Advanced Person, whether one has... Read More
or, How Liberals Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New McCarthyism
So it appears America and democracy have miraculously survived the dreaded Trump-Putin summit … or Trump’s meeting with his Russian handler, as the neoliberal ruling classes and their mouthpieces in the corporate media would dearly like us all to believe. NATO has not been summarily dissolved. Poland has not been invaded by Russia. The offices... Read More
The US Democratic Party is determined to take the world to thermo-nuclear war rather than to admit that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election fair and square. The Democratic Party was totally corrupted by the Clinton Regime, and now it is totally insane. Leaders of the Democratic Party, such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer,... Read More
On just about every issue, in 2016, candidate Trump ran in opposition to Sen. Lindsey Graham. Donald Trump won the presidency; Lindsey Graham quit the race with a near-zero popularity, as reflected in the polls. The People certainly loathe the senator from South Carolina. A poll conducted subsequently found that Graham was among the least... Read More
Peter Strzok, the disgraced and disgraceful Federal Bureau of Investigation official, is the very definition of a slimy swamp creature. Strzok twitched, grimaced and ranted his way to infamy during a joint hearing of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees, on July 12. In no way had he failed to discharge his professional unbiased obligation... Read More
Podcast Interview: They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold Story of Enslavement of Whites in Early America. In 1997, Prime Minister Paul Keating of Australia refused to show "proper respect" to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during her state visit. In response, Terry Dicks, a Conservative member of the British Parliament said, "It's a... Read More
The jokes about New Jersey keep coming. It has the third highest taxes in the country, yet ranks dead last in fiscal health. Its most successful residents flee. Those who have never been to New Jersey still sneer at it, thanks to its mostly horrible depiction in the media, as in Jersey Shore, where a... Read More
Why They Were the Best, and Why They Still Lost
The German soldiers of World War II have often been portrayed, both during the war and in the decades since, as simple-minded, unimaginative and brutish. Hollywood movies and popular U.S. television shows have for years contrasted confident, able and “cool” American GIs with slow-witted, cynical and cruel Germans. “Propaganda is an inescapable ingredient of modern... Read More
"15,000 African refugees could be resettled in Stavropol," read the Komsomolskaya Pravda headline, as displayed on Kholmogorov's latest post to appear on my Facebook feed. So this is the terminal stage of Putinism, I thought. Infinity Refugees. It is as if the kremlins looked at what is happening in the US and Western Europe and... Read More
In the United States of Inequality
So effectively has the Beltway establishment captured the concept of national security that, for most of us, it automatically conjures up images of terrorist groups, cyber warriors, or “rogue states.” To ward off such foes, the United States maintains a historically unprecedented constellation of military bases abroad and, since 9/11, has waged wars in Afghanistan,... Read More
Edinburgh was rightly chosen for the ISIR conference this year, since it must now rank as the world leader in intelligence research. 120 delegates gathered in the grand surroundings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, bathed in the almost perpetual Northern sunlight of this noble city, to start at the beginning, which was 530 million... Read More
Russia-gate is becoming FBI-gate, thanks to the official release of unguarded text messages between loose-lipped FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and his garrulous girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page. (Ten illustrative texts from their exchange appear at the end of this article.) Despite his former job as chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence section, Strzok had the... Read More
Another week in the U.S.H., the United States of Hysteria. The occasion of this week's shriek-fest was of course President Trump's engagement with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Sample reaction, this one by Lt. General Mark Hertling in Politico: So those Facebook ads posted by Russians in 2016 were just like Pearl Harbor, just like 9/11.... Read More
Back in Junior High School I became an avid war-gamer, and was fascinated by the military history of the past, especially World War II, the most titanic conflict ever recorded. However, although I much enjoyed reading the detailed accounts of the battles of that war, especially on the Eastern Front that largely determined its outcome,... Read More