The Unz Review • An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media

Downloadable EBooks

Given my large volume of writings, now totaling around 600,000 words over the last three decades, I’m making them all available as freely downloadable eBooks, both in ePub and Mobi/Kindle formats.

The two large collections are the American Pravda series and the Meritocracy collection, each running well over 300,000 words. Since a number of individual articles contained within are themselves quite long and substantial, I’m also making these available as stand-alone eBooks as well. Please feel free to redistribute them on forums, other websites, or wherever you wish.

Major Collections

Our American Pravda
And Other 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

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
12,800 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

How Social Darwinism Made Modern China
A Thousand Years of Meritocracy Shaped the Middle Kingdom
7,300 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

American Pravda: Holocaust Denial
Analyzing the History of a Controversial Movement
17,600 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

American Pravda: Understanding World War II
The Shaping Event of Our Modern World
20,500 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

American Pravda: Mossad Assassinations
The JFK Assassination and the 9/11 Attacks?
27,300 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

American Pravda: The Power of Organized Crime
How the Alumni of the Chicago Syndicate Seized Power in California, Corporate America, and the Federal Government
13,000 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

American Pravda: Our Covid-19 Catastrophe
Was the Epidemic the Result of Biowarfare Blowback?
16,100 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

The Myth of American Meritocracy
How Corrupt are Ivy League Admissions?
26,200 Words • EPub FormatMobi/Kindle Format

Race, IQ, and Wealth
How Political Bias Distorts the Facts
11,100 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

American Pravda Collection Contents

Preface

The Life and Legacy of Lt. Gen. William Odom
The American Conservative • September 8, 2008 • 2,500 Words
American Pravda: Was Rambo Right?
The American Conservative • May 25, 2010 • 1,300 Words
China’s Rise, America’s Fall
The American Conservative • April 17, 2012 • 6,600 Words
Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison
The American Conservative • April 17, 2012 • 1,800 Words
The Myth of American Meritocracy
The American Conservative • November 28, 2012 • 26,200 Words
Our American Pravda
The American Conservative • April 29, 2013 • 4,500 Words
American Pravda: Who Shot Down Flight MH17 in Ukraine?
The Unz Review • August 14, 2014 • 1,600 Words
John McCain: When “Tokyo Rose” Ran for President
The Unz Review • March 9, 2015 • 4,200 Words
The Legacy of Sydney Schanberg
The Unz Review • July 13, 2016 • 3,500 Words
Mass Deaths and Morning Newspapers
The Unz Review • August 1, 2016 • 1,700 Words
Did the US Plan a Nuclear First Strike Against Russia in the Early 1960s?
The Unz Review • August 15, 2016 • 2,500 Words
Was General Patton Assassinated?
The Unz Review • August 22, 2016 • 2,400 Words
Alexander Cockburn and the British Spies
The Unz Review • August 29, 2016 • 2,700 Words
How the CIA Invented “Conspiracy Theories”
The Unz Review • September 5, 2016 • 2,600 Words
The KKK and Mass Racial Killings
The Unz Review • September 19, 2016 • 3,200 Words
The Destruction of TWA Flight 800
The Unz Review • September 26, 2016 • 2,800 Words
Breaching the Media Barrier
The Unz Review • October 24, 2016 • 2,500 Words
The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving
The Unz Review • June 4, 2018 • 1,700 Words
When Stalin Almost Conquered Europe
The Unz Review • June 4, 2018 • 4,200 Words
Our Great Purge of the 1940s
The Unz Review • June 11, 2018 • 5,500 Words
The JFK Assassination, Part I – What Happened?
The Unz Review • June 18, 2018 • 4,800 Words
The JFK Assassination, Part II – Who Did It?
The Unz Review • June 25, 2018 • 8,000 Words
Our Deadly World of Post-War Politics
The Unz Review • July 2, 2018 • 5,700 Words
Post-War France and Post-War Germany
The Unz Review • July 9, 2018 • 6,600 Words
Oddities of the Jewish Religion
The Unz Review • July 16, 2018 • 7,800 Words
The Bolshevik Revolution and Its Aftermath
The Unz Review • July 23, 2018 • 6,900 Words
The Nature of Anti-Semitism
The Unz Review • July 30, 2018 • 5,500 Words
Jews and Nazis
The Unz Review • August 6, 2018 • 6,800 Words
Holocaust Denial
The Unz Review • August 27, 2018 • 17,600 Words
9/11 Conspiracy Theories
The Unz Review • September 10, 2018 • 11,000 Words
The ADL in American Society
The Unz Review • October 15, 2018 • 7,300 Words
Racial Discrimination at Harvard
The Unz Review • October 22, 2018 • 10,300 Words
Amazon Book Censorship
The Unz Review • March 11, 2019 • 7,600 Words
How Hitler Saved the Allies
The Unz Review • May 13, 2019 • 8,300 Words
Secrets of Military Intelligence
The Unz Review • June 10, 2019 • 12,500 Words
The Power of Organized Crime
The Unz Review • July 15, 2019 • 13,000 Words
John McCain, Jeffrey Epstein, and Pizzagate
The Unz Review • July 29, 2019 • 6,400 Words
Understanding World War II
The Unz Review • September 23, 2019 • 20,500 Words
Mossad Assassinations
The Unz Review • January 27, 2020 • 27,300 Words
Our Coronavirus Catastrophe as Biowarfare Blowback?
The Unz Review • April 21, 2020 • 7,400 Words
White Racialism in America, Then and Now
The Unz Review • October 5, 2020 • 24,900 Words
Our Disputed Election
The Unz Review • January 14, 2021 • 2,000 Words

Meritocracy Collection Contents

Cover Quotes
Preface to 2016 Edition

RACE, ETHNICITY, AND SOCIAL POLICY

America’s Decline
Commentary (Letters) • August 1992 • 600 Words
How to Grab the Immigration Issue
The Wall Street Journal • May 24, 1994 • 1,100 Words
Immigration or the Welfare State
Policy Review • September 1994 • 4,100 Words
Against Prop. 187
The Los Angeles Times • October 3, 1994 • 900 Words
Sinking Our State
Reason • November 1994 • 1,500 Words
Why National Review Is Wrong About Immigration
National Review • November 7, 1994 • 1,900 Words
CCRI vs. Prop. 187
The Los Angeles Times • March 12, 1995 • 900 Words
Immigrants and Family Values
The Rockford Institute Family in America • May 1995 • 800 Words
Immigration Mockery
The Los Angeles Times • May 21, 1995 • 600 Words
Big Brother, Meet Big Sister
The Los Angeles Times • June 12, 1995 • 800 Words
Bilingualism vs. Bilingual Education
The Los Angeles Times • October 19, 1997 • 1,000 Words
Alpert-Firestone: Recipe for Chaos
The Los Angeles Times • February 26, 1998 • 700 Words
Some Minorities Are More Minor Than Others
The Wall Street Journal • November 16, 1998 • 800 Words
New Yorkers Hate Bilingual Ed
City Journal • Winter 1999 • 400 Words
The Right Kind of Outreach for the GOP
The Weekly Standard • March 1, 1999 • 2,600 Words
California and the End of White America
Commentary • October 1999 • 8,600 Words
How to Speak the GOP’s Language
The Wall Street Journal • February 24, 2000 • 800 Words
The Right Way for Republicans to Handle Ethnicity in Politics
The American Enterprise • April 2000 • 3,200 Words
Losing the Peace on English in the Schools
National Review • June 13, 2000 • 1,400 Words
How the Republicans Lost California
The Wall Street Journal • August 28, 2000 • 1,300 Words
The Gift of English
City Journal • Autumn 2000 • 400 Words
Above the Law in Arizona?
National Review • January 12, 2001 • 700 Words
Bilingual Education Lives On
The New York Times • March 2, 2001 • 700 Words
Trimming the Emperor’s New Clothes
National Review • May 22, 2001 • 800 Words
The Bilingual Burden of Republican Guilt
The Wall Street Journal • May 24, 2001 • 1,400 Words
Rocks Falling Upward at Harvard University
National Review • October 26, 2001 • 800 Words
Will Riordan Run on “English”?
The Sacramento Bee • December 23, 2001 • 1,000 Words
Habla Usted Ingles?
The Wall Street Journal • October 31, 2002 • 500 Words

The Myth of Hispanic Crime
The American Conservative • January 26, 2010 • 5,500 Words
Immigration, Republicans, and the End of White America
The American Conservative • September 19, 2011 • 12,200 Words
Race, IQ, and Wealth
The American Conservative • July 18, 2012 • 7,500 Words
The East Asian Exception to Socio-Economic IQ Influences
The American Conservative • July 18, 2012 • 1,100 Words
No Quotas, No Elite Public High School
The American Conservative • October 30, 2012 • 1,200 Words
The Myth of American Meritocracy
The American Conservative • November 28, 2012 • 26,200 Words
Statistics Indicate an Ivy League Asian Quota
The New York Times • December 19, 2012 • 700 Words
Racial Quotas, Harvard, and the Legacy of Bakke
National Review • February 18, 2013 • 800 Words
How Social Darwinism Made Modern China
The American Conservative • March 11, 2013 • 8,300 Words
Race/IQ: The Jason Richwine Affair
The American Conservative • May 13, 2013 • 2,400 Words
Race and Crime in America
The Unz Review • July 20, 2013 • 7,300 Words
California Republicans Vote to Restore “Bilingual Education”
The Unz Review • May 7, 2014 • 1,400 Words
English and Meritocracy: the Gullibility of Our Political and Media Elites
The Unz Review • May 15, 2014 • 1,800 Words
Does Race Exist? Do Hills Exist?
The Unz Review • May 22, 2014 • 2,300 Words
Asian Quotas in the Ivy League? “We See Nothing! Nothing!”
The Unz Review • May 27, 2014 • 1,500 Words
Meritocracy: Will Harvard Become Free and Fair?
The Unz Review • January 19, 2016 • 1,100 Words
Bilingual Education Programs Fail Our Students
The San Diego Union-Tribune • August 5, 2016 • 800 Words
Bilingualism vs. “Bilingual Education”
The Unz Review • September 12, 2016 • 2,600 Words
A “Grand Bargain” on Immigration Reform?
The Unz Review • October 3, 2016 • 4,700 Words
American Pravda: Racial Discrimination at Harvard
The Unz Review • October 22, 2018 • 10,300 Words
Racial Politics in America and in California
The Unz Review • November 12, 2018 • 7,400 Words
An Open Letter to the “Alt-Right” and Others
The Unz Review • December 24, 2018 • 2,000 Words
Immigration, Building a Wall, and Hispanic Crime
The Unz Review • January 14, 2019 • 5,800 Words
The Political Bankruptcy of American White Nationalism
The Unz Review • July 27, 2020 • 3,400 Words
Will California Restore Affirmative Action?
The Unz Review • September 18, 2020 • 1,400 Words
White Racialism in America, Then and Now
The Unz Review • October 5, 2020 • 24,900 Words

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

Trade Disaster Deferred
The Sacramento Bee • July 9, 1995 • 900 Words
Taking Stock
The Los Angeles Times • August 25, 2002 • 900 Words
China’s Rise, America’s Fall
The American Conservative • April 17, 2012 • 6,600 Words
Raising American Wages…By Raising American Wages
The New America Foundation • November 15, 2012 • 3,900 Words
Paying Tuition to a Giant Hedge Fund
The American Conservative • December 4, 2012 • 1,300 Words
No Immigration Amnesty Without a Minimum Wage Hike
Salon • May 18, 2013 • 700 Words
NR on TNR on Unz on Minimum Wage/Immigration
The Unz Review • July 1, 2013 • 1,700 Words
Open Borders, American Elites, and the Minimum Wage
The Unz Review • November 11, 2013 • 1,700 Words
A $12 Minimum Wage: Transforming Policy Idea into Political Reality
The Unz Review • December 4, 2013 • 2,500 Words
Raise the Minimum Wage to $12 an Hour
The New York Times • December 5, 2013 • 600 Words
Conservatives for More Welfare
The Unz Review • December 30, 2013 • 1,000 Words
How California Can Raise All Boats
The Los Angeles Times • January 5, 2014 • 900 Words
Rightwingers for Higher Wages
The Unz Review • January 9, 2014 • 1,800 Words
The Minimum Wage and Illegal Immigration
The Unz Review • January 22, 2014 • 1,600 Words
Higher Minimum Wage Would Help Immigrants, Taxpayers
The San Jose Mercury News • February 2, 2014 • 600 Words
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn’t an “Anti-Immigrant” Idea
The Unz Review • February 2, 2014 • 1,600 Words
The Conservative Case for a Higher Minimum Wage
Fox & Hounds Daily • February 3, 2014 • 1,200 Words
What’s Good for America Is Good for Wal-Mart, and Vice-Versa
Forbes • February 11, 2014 • 1,100 Words
Should We Cut the Minimum Wage?
The Unz Review • February 18, 2014 • 1,400 Words
Walmart, Peter Thiel, the Weekly Standard, and Other Dog-Biters
The Unz Review • February 26, 2014 • 1,300 Words
Understanding the CBO Analysis of a Minimum Wage Hike
The Unz Review • March 10, 2014 • 1,700 Words
The Huge Economic Productivity of Divine Monarchs
The Unz Review • April 15, 2014 • 1,600 Words
Our Elite Colleges Should Abolish Tuition
The New York Times • March 30, 2015 • 500 Words
Meritocracy: How Harvard Currently Soaks the Rich…Such as NYC Public Schoolteachers
The Unz Review • February 4, 2016 • 2,300 Words
Meritocracy: Harvard PR vs. Factual Reality
The Unz Review • February 15, 2016 • 1,200
Solving Silicon Valley’s Immigration Problem
The San Jose Mercury News • May 12, 2016 • 600 Words

MEDIA AND REALITY

Far East
The Economist (Letters) • May 3, 1986 • 500 Words
Why Books Matter
Unpublished • June 1, 2000 • 800 Words
The Life and Legacy of Lt. Gen. William Odom
The American Conservative • September 8, 2008 • 2,500 Words
Was Rambo Right?
The American Conservative • May 25, 2010 • 1,300 Words
Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison
The American Conservative • April 17, 2012 • 1,800 Words
The Long Decline of the London Economist
The American Conservative • April 27, 2012 • 1,900 Words
Buckley’s Unlikely Heir
The American Conservative • August 23, 2012 • 1,100 Words
Two Cheers for Heresy on Global Warming
The American Conservative • September 24, 2012 • 1,200 Words
Our American Pravda
The American Conservative • April 29, 2013 • 4,500 Words
John McCain: When “Tokyo Rose” Ran for President
The Unz Review • March 9, 2015 • 4,200 Words
Why The American Conservative Purged Its Own Publisher
The Unz Review • May 29, 2018 • 5,800 Words
What Google and Facebook Are Hiding
The Unz Review • May 24, 2020 • 3,400 Words
Ideological Purges and the Lord Voldemort Effect
The Unz Review • July 14, 2020 • 3,800 Words
Google and the John McCain Cover-Up
The Unz Review • August 6, 2020 • 1,800 Words
Half a Pulitzer Prize to the Wall Street Journal
The Unz Review • August 23, 2020 • 1,800 Words
31,000 Words Missing from The Atlantic and The New York Times Sunday Magazine
The Unz Review • September 9, 2020 • 2,900 Words
Glenn Greenwald Escapes His $100 Million Webzine
The Unz Review • November 1, 2020 • 2,700 Words

IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS

The Goldwater Papers
The California Political Review • May 1993 • 1,400 Words
The Horcher Affair
Unpublished • December 1994 • 800 Words
Educational Nonsense and Vouchers
The Sacramento Bee • January 3, 1999 • 1,700 Words
Voucher Veto
The Nation • May 3, 1999 • 1,100 Words
Federalism vs. Roe vs. Wade
The Wall Street Journal • June 16, 1999 • 800 Words
California Republicans as the Party of the Poor
The Sacramento Bee • August 22, 1999 • 1,000 Words
Politics Is Up for Sale in California
The Los Angeles Times • August 26, 1999 • 800 Words
Too Many Guns and Too Many Gun Laws
Unpublished • September 1, 1999 • 800 Words
Gay Marriages Today, Polygamy Tomorrow?
The San Francisco Chronicle • October 8, 1999 • 800 Words
McCain-Feingold Loses; There is an Alternative
The Wall Street Journal • October 20, 1999 • 800 Words
Democrats’ Double Standard on Campaign Reform
The New York Times • March 10, 2000 • 600 Words
High Noon for Vouchers
National Review • June 20, 2000 • 1,600 Words
Dishonest Campaign Reform Is Worse Than None
The Los Angeles Times • October 1, 2000 • 800 Words
Darwinian Evolution
The American Spectator (Letters) • February 2001 • 300 Words
Ballots for Dollars
National Review • February 27, 2001 • 600 Words
The Conservative Monkey Wars Revisited
Unpublished • March 1, 2001 • 1,200 Words
How I Made Mitt
The American Conservative • June 26, 2012 • 1,000 Words
The Government Employee Who May Have Saved a Million American Lives
The Unz Review • March 30, 2020 • 1,800 Words
American Pravda: Our Disputed Election
The Unz Review • January 14, 2021 • 1,900 Words

FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY

Avoiding a New Cold War with China
AsianWeek • June 24, 1999 • 700 Words
Patriotism and Idiocy
The New Republic (Letters) • November 26, 2001 • 300 Words
Rounding Up Arabs, Blacks, and Jews
Salon • December 6, 2001 • 1,100 Words
Israel’s Future: Kachism or Nothing
Commentary Magazine (Letters) • January 2002 • 600 Words
Sharonism vs. Building a Wall
The Sacramento Bee • April 28, 2002 • 1,600 Words
30,000 American Dead in Iraq….Noooo Problem!!!
LewRockwell • April 13, 2004 • 500 Words
The Torricelli Precedent
LewRockwell • April 15, 2004 • 600 Words
Bananas and Republics
LewRockwell • May 14, 2004 • 400 Words
If You Can’t Trust Chalabi-the-Thief, Whom Can You Trust?
LewRockwell • May 24, 2004 • 700 Words
Averting World Conflict with China
The Unz Review • December 13, 2018 • 1,800 Words

CLASSICAL HISTORY

The Surplus of the Athenian Phoros
Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies • Spring 1985 • 10,400 Words
Alexander’s Brothers?
The Journal of Hellenic Studies • November 1985 • 2,700 Words
The Chronology of the Elean War
Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies • Spring 1986 • 6,200 Words
The Chronology of the Pentekontaetia
Classical Quarterly • May 1986 • 10,800 Words

THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Unorthodox Curvature Interactions, Black Holes, and Inflation
Physical Review D • December 15, 1984 • 5,800 Words

MERITOCRACY QUANTITATIVE APPENDICES

The American Conservative • November 21, 2012 • 6,400 Words
Appendix A: Estimates of American Jewish Population
Appendix B: Distribution of American Racial/Ethnic Groups
Appendix C: Racial/Ethnic Enrollments at Elite Universities
Appendix D: Jewish Enrollments at Elite Universities
Appendix E: Estimated Distribution of NMS Semifinalists
Appendix F: Winners of Leading Academic Competitions
Appendix G: Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
Appendix H: Relative Enrollments at Elite Universities