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In early March I realized that the twenty-fifth anniversary of the start of the English Wars in 1997 was almost at hand.

The successful dismantling of America’s Spanish-almost-only so-called “bilingual education” programs in California and across the rest of the country has been my most notable personal accomplishment. The programs were once enormous, and by preventing many millions of immigrant students from properly learning English, they had seriously threatened to damage and fragment American society.

But because of my efforts, they had long since disappeared and the very memory of their existence was fading, so I decided to publish a comprehensive retrospective on those important but almost forgotten events, for the possible benefit of future researchers.

Although it hardly generated the attention of articles more closely linked to the current headlines, I was pleased with the results, and I realized that a second important anniversary had also arrived.

During late 2011 and throughout 2012, I played a crucial role in reviving the minimum wage as a major issue in American economic policy, while a year or two later, my California initiative campaign helped move it to the center of American politics. So I decided that a second retrospective article on that topic was also probably warranted.

I bundled this new piece together with my other numerous writings and columns on the topic into an ebook, so the resulting 80,000 word volume usefully packaged my contribution to both the policy and the politics of that important economic issue.

A third obvious anniversary soon came to mind. During 2012 I had published The Myth of American Meritocracy, a detailed analysis of the admissions practices of America’s elite colleges, which was widely discussed within the mainstream media and soon inspired the current lawsuit against Harvard University that has now reached the Supreme Court.

Several years later, my Meritocracy analysis led me to organize the Free Harvard/Fair Harvard campaign for the university’s Board of Overseers, proposing greater transparency in admissions and the elimination of undergraduate tuition. If we had succeeded, the impact upon America’s entire system of higher education might have been enormous, but we failed.

Since no comprehensive account of those events had ever been told, I decided to produce a third major retrospective article, both excerpting the central elements of my Meritocracy analysis and also providing a detailed narrative account of the important but unsuccessful Harvard campaign that followed, once again bundling all my related articles into the eBook version.

  • American Meritocracy Revisited
    Elite Admissions, Asian Quotas, and the Free Harvard/Fair Harvard Campaign
    The Unz Review • May 4, 2022 • 28,400 Words

These three lengthy articles total 70,000 words and constitute three portions of my political memoirs, covering two decades of my activities. The eBook versions also include my closely-related articles and columns, which together run just over 200,000 words.

 

While reviewing the details of the failed 2016 Harvard campaign, I was once again confronted by the tantalizing possibilities of what might have been.

For years I’d emphasized to my friends the extreme difficulty of successfully exerting influence over the elite universities, which were “extremely tough nuts to crack.”

As I’ve always told people, our elite universities represent an *enormous* concentration of soft power, and they’re very entrenched on their admissions policies. I doubt even a \$100M advertising campaign or a 6-3 Supreme Court ruling would really change things. Frankly, I’m not sure there’s any single individual on the planet who deploys the influence to overcome their determined resistance. If Obama or George Soros or the Pope got into a wrestling match with Harvard and the Ivies, I’d certainly put my money on the latter.

But then I suddenly realized that their very wealth could be deployed as a powerful weapon against them and their existing leadership.

Harvard’s average annual investment income had averaged roughly twenty-five times its net tuition revenue, so I proposed that its college tuition should be immediately abolished, a seemingly radical change but one that would have barely registered on its financial statement. I made this proposal in a New York Times column, and then used it as the cutting edge of our Harvard campaign.

Out of curiosity, I have now updated these results to incorporate the most recent six years, and this reveals that absolutely nothing has changed. Harvard’s average annual investment income is still roughly twenty-five times its net tuition revenue, while last year the ratio reached an astonishing 80-to-1. All of this striking information has remained almost entirely invisible within the confines of the American media.

I think if a few unexpected circumstances had been different, our Harvard campaign might very well have won, and my retrospective mentioned the grandiose scenario that had always lurked in the back of my mind at the time:

(1) A victory for our slate would probably have put us on the front-pages of half the world’s newspapers, giving us gigantic media momentum and putting enormous pressure on Harvard.

(2) One or two people who knew President Faust fairly well had told me she wasn’t very tough-minded, and since abolishing undergrad tuition required such a trivial amount of endowment spending, she and the Board would have almost certainly folded immediately and done so.

(3) I doubt that even 5% of the Harvard community who heard of our campaign regarded our free tuition proposal as “real.” But suddenly the next year their tuition would have gone from \$50,000 to ZERO! All the 6,500 students and their (affluent, influential) parents would have been utterly flabbergasted, and they would have then backed us on anything else. Our political capital at Harvard would have been almost unlimited.

(4) Immediately thereafter, copycat campaigns would have been launched to zero out tuition at Princeton, Yale, and Stanford, while MIT and Caltech would have also gone along, plus maybe a few other sufficiently-wealthy universities. With Harvard having set the example, I assume most of these other campaigns would have quickly succeeded. And our political capital would then have extended into most of America’s most elite universities.

(5) To nail down our effective control of Harvard, we could have sponsored additional Harvard slates the following couple of years, while also blowing the lid on the Asian Quota and other admissions bias and academic corruption issues, helping to organize additional copycat campaigns at the other elite colleges. Maybe we would then also eliminate tuition at some of the graduate schools or do various other worthwhile things.

(6) Taken together, I’d say that Harvard and the Ivies constitute one of the world’s greatest reservoirs of soft power, and tens of thousands of their students and families would owe us billions in financial savings, giving us substantial control over all that soft power, which we could then deploy for all sorts of other useful national and international projects.

A Star Wars metaphor had always been in the back of my mind: a five-man commando team sneaks into the Death Star and seizes its control room, then uses the Death Star to subdue the entire Galactic Empire…

 

I had been planning my Harvard campaign during much of 2015, and I believed that we had a good chance of winning, so our defeat was quite disheartening. I doubted that I would ever again be involved in a project of comparable potential importance. So at that point, I wasn’t sure what direction I might take.

But just a couple of months later, I read of the unfortunate passing of Pulitzer Prize winner Sydney Schanberg, a former top editor at the New York Times, whose astonishing revelations about Sen. John McCain and the Vietnam POWs had so shocked me when I’d first encountered them six or seven years earlier.

His remarkable material had shattered my acceptance of the standard narrative accounts of the past, and inspired my own 2013 American Pravda article a few years later. Then in 2015 I’d published a related article, further discussing the long-hidden elements of McCain’s very high-profile career.

Schanberg’s long and glowing obituary in the Times carefully omitted all mention of the controversial work that had dominated the last quarter-century of his life, so I published a lengthy tribute to his career and followed it up with a couple of additional columns, focusing on the total unwillingness of our media to acknowledge important factual evidence that seriously challenged the officially-sanctioned narrative of the past.

Over the years I had encountered quite a lot of extremely surprising information regarding past events, much of which seemed reasonably credible but remained utterly discordant from the official narrative provided by our media organs and academic institutions. Schanberg’s massively-documented expose had knocked a huge hole in the solid wall of disbelief that had prevented me from accepting the reality of such controversial material. If a journalist of Schanberg’s stature could have produced a mountain of evidence revealing a gigantic national scandal and still had his findings totally ignored, what other important facts might also have been kept hidden?

These three Schanberg columns marked the beginning of my American Pravda series, and I decided to continue it, presenting other very surprising historical information that I believed had a reasonably good chance of being correct. During the weeks that followed, I published another half-dozen articles on subjects such as the apparent assassination of Gen. George Patton, the strange circumstances surrounding America’s entrance into World War II, the CIA’s manipulation of “conspiracy theories,” the hidden history of American racial killings, and the destruction of TWA Flight 800.

Unfortunately, urgent software matters then prevented me from continuing the series for most of the next two years, but just before that extended hiatus, I published a column explaining the motivation behind both the series and the website as a whole.

 

Then in June 2018, I finally resumed the American Pravda series, a project that has absorbed the bulk of my time and effort during the last four years. During this period I have produced numerous individual items that together constitute a comprehensive historical counter-narrative of the last one hundred years, one especially focused upon the highest-profile events of the twentieth century and afterward.

Although nearly all my analysis has largely been based upon highly-credible sources and careful reasoning, just as in the case of Schanberg’s Vietnam War revelations, many of the conclusions are extremely explosive. I do not think any comparable body of material exists anywhere else on the Internet, or if so, I haven’t encountered it.

For obvious reasons, almost none of my findings have yet leaked into the mainstream media, and it’s difficult for me to judge how much of the information has penetrated into the consciousness of the thinking community. But taken together, the articles have accumulated several million pageviews and more than 40,000 comments, so clearly some people somewhere have been reading my words, while obviously recognizing the dangerous implications of much of my analysis.

Producing the 400,000 words in this series required an enormous amount of concentrated effort, including reading or rereading several hundred books and carefully weighing their contrasting arguments. Although I still greatly regret the defeat we suffered in our Harvard campaign, if we had won, the consequences of that victory would surely have absorbed a great deal of my time, and I can’t imagine that I would have been able to undertake this other project, so that unfortunate defeat has had a partial silver lining.

 

Most recently, a major part of this series has been my presentation of the strong perhaps even overwhelming evidence that the global Covid outbreak—now officially estimated to have killed some 15 million people worldwide—was very likely the result of an American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran). Given the weight of evidence I have presented, I find it totally astonishing how few other individuals in the alternative media, let alone its mainstream counterpart, have been willing to regularly point to these same facts and draw similar conclusions. My material is contained in a series of articles published over the last couple of years.

Just before the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in February, I had also presented my Covid analysis in three video interviews. Despite the immediate shift of public attention to the war in Eastern Europe and the accompanying global confrontation between Russia and the West, these videos have now been viewed some 350,000 times. I can’t say who exactly has been watching them, or whether they may eventually break into the mainstream community, but they do remain conveniently available for those who prefer content in this form rather than the printed word.

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Finally, while I was still serving as publisher of the The American Conservative about a decade ago, I’d written a couple of lengthy series on two highly-contentious topics, the first being the relationship between Race and IQ and the second focusing on Race and Crime.

These had received a great deal of attention at the time and even partially penetrated into the mainstream media, but I recently discovered that the material was largely unfamiliar to some of the more recent visitors to this website. So I’ve decided to bundle the two series into a couple of freely downloadable eBooks, making the information much more conveniently available.

They are now among the nearly 30 eBooks easily available for downloading on this website.

 
The American Pravda Series
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  1. Yevardian says:

    Can we hope to read a series of potentially libelous personal portraits of gentlemen you’ve been acquainted with such as Bill Kristol?

  2. Thrallman says:

    Although nearly all my analysis has largely been based upon highly-credible sources and careful reasoning, just as in the case of Schanberg’s Vietnam War revelations, many of the conclusions are extremely explosive. I do not think any comparable body of material exists anywhere else on the Internet, or if so, I haven’t encountered it.

    There are others. https://isgp-studies.com/ Joel van der Reijden has discovered the Globalist organizations, memberships, and something of their evil plans. He claims 20,000 hours spent in research over 14 years.

    Not to take anything away from Mr. Unz, who is right to take pride in his work.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  3. Bruno says:

    I hope you find an intern to refresh the meritocracy data for last 5 years.

  4. @Yevardian

    Ron Unz was called ‘The bravest man on the face of the earth” by Paul Craig Roberts.
    And I agree.
    I don’t think he should take more risks than he did until now.
    Thank’s for all your work, Ron, and for your fantastic website.

    • Agree: Rurik, lavoisier
    • Replies: @lavoisier
  5. Curle says:

    Job well done.

    • Agree: chris
  6. Lee says:

    The title of the second video link above this post is :

    “Covid 19 was an anti-economy bioweapon by the US against China”.

    I would submit that Covid 19 was used by both the Chinese and the Dem party possibly in unison to help get Trump out of office.

    Found the John McCain/POW link again while reading this article. Has there been any recent updates about McCain covering up left behind POWS that might be helpful in finding more of the truth ?

  7. As a life-long democrat (who de-registered to vote after Obomber showed his true NWO colors shortly upon ascending to the throne as America’s “Killer-in-Chief”), you were one of the few republicans I actually saw making real sense on certain critical issues facing our nation. I believe I speak for countless people both here at TUR and across the internet who “thank you for your service” to America, and more importantly, to seeking truth, wherever that may lead and however painful the conclusions to draw therefrom are. You have accomplished more in one lifetime than most of us could in several, if that.

    Cheers!

  8. SafeNow says:

    Psychologists with a special interest in excluded individuals tell us that only rarely does the rejected person seek to connect with the perpetrators of the exclusion. Normally, the rejected person seeks comfort in the affiliation with a receptive audience, or, if beset by a lingering fear of rejection, withdraws into isolation. Ron is a rare blend of both trying to connect with and influence exclusion-perpetrators, and, seeking importance and comfort in a compatible new group.

    The concept of creating downloadable/printable, thus non-cancellable, e-books is a poignant pre-passing of the torch. I am in my dotage, so I myself cannot take the torch. But younger readers should, because they can have enormous impact by benefitting from these tools.

  9. The main revelation in The Myth of American Meritocracy is that the largest group of people being jacked (i.e. discriminated against) in the Ivy League college admissions are non-Jewish White people. By far. And the ethnic group that is by far more favored at Harvard and most Ivy League schools, because these admission numbers do not square at all with high school science and math performance demographics, are Jews. That is how I understood the findings.

    I believe if you had just kept to that message and got some other organization and political representatives behind you there would have been much more of a sea change on this matter. Though I can hardly blame you when most people I know take little notice and have no apparent care about who gets access to the halls of power, or how and why.

  10. Herr K says:

    Perhaps proper 3D chess has been played on China: they were tricked into believing the bio-warfare story, got into fanatic mode “defeat the virus!”, and now due to “face saving” they are on self-destructing auto-pilot (the heroic battle against “the virus”, till the end).

    Perhaps it was even 4D chess: the initial motivation for their hysteric reaction might have been to cover the misdeeds of their “American friends” (most Chinese adore the “strong (brutal) american”). The “face-saving” seems to work like that: being ashamed for what others did to you, and thus identifying with the aggressor.

    I consider “face-saving” perhaps the most severe structural problem of a country like China. On the grand scale it eclipses truth (which only can exist on a small scale, engineering-like).

    Okay, it’s the typical problem with “that’s the biggest problem” — once you think about it, other such “biggest problems” pop up; here we also have the subdued asian character, which then falls prey to american strongmen.
    (And everything is always more complex: finally it’s an interaction — on several occasions I have witnessed the (former) chinese student and his big american professor, where the latter possibly was driven into outlandish stupidity by the adoring eyes.)

  11. The programs were once enormous, and by preventing many millions of immigrant students from properly learning English, they had seriously threatened to damage and fragment American society.

    Yes, and 25 years and 25 to 40 million illegal and legal immigrants later, American society is not at all damaged nor fragmented …

    (That was no sarc on your great work in this respect, but plenty of it on your lack of any clue about the problems from the immigration invasion. As another commenter wrote me, it’s not at your door, so …)

    • Agree: Rurik
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  12. Ron Unz’s legacy of REAL investigative journalism, in the opinion of Peak Stupidity:

    o Schanberg’s work/John McCain/Vietnam POWs: ✔️

    o Half-century of damaging and senseless CIA shenanigans: ✔️

    o Half-century of damaging Deep State medding: ✔️

    o Coverage of America’s ACTUAL racial situation/black violence: ✔️, with much more independent work credited to Steve Sailer, Nick Stix, Sam Francis, the whole VDare team, Paul Kersey, Jared Taylor, Colin Flaherty. and even Ann Coulter.

    o Harvard and other Ivy League admissions unfairness: ✔️, however, with the glaring omission of the other story, that these schools and most of academia are so out of touch and at war with the American White man, that the admissions are a moot point. Just let them DIE already!

    o Origin of the Covid one-niner: , for missing the forest for the trees. The forest? The forest is that this new virus was purposefully used by governments around the world, with great help from their media departments, to introduce much higher levels of Totalitarianism.

    o Very current! – 2 month-old – story of China’s re-introduction of Kung Flu Totalitarianism: ✘✘✘ Missing. Readers will have to put up with the typos, politically-incorrect language, questionable humor, and random music videos at Peak Stupidity to get this story. Links below:

    • Agree: thotmonger
  13. Kali says:

    Congratulations Ron!

    Though we part company on the “covid19” issue, your tenacity and interlectual honesty, and of course all of the work you have done as a result of those character traits, are outstanding. As is this website which you provide freely to all of us.

    Maybe Harvard, or some other university press can be persuaded to publish one or two or more of your e-books in hard copy?

    I don’t understand your uncritical acceptance of large chunks of the “pandemic” narrative. But I do appreciate your huge efforts in other fields of enquiry.

    Many thanks,
    Kali.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  14. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    Definitely some major accomplishments to be proud of! I would add establishing Unz Review to that list.

    • Agree: chris
  15. I’ve been a long time reader and at least from 2013 from recall. Early on, there were a number of articles here that collated material I learned piecemeal over several years, rendered in a well written enjoyable synthesis, hard to top. Your journalism on Harvard was revelatory. Thankyou.

  16. @Kali

    I agree completely, Kali.

    That goes for the comment by #661 below yours too. Yes, it is a very good thing to have The Unz Review around, whether I agree with the proprietor on the issues being discussed or not.

  17. Anon[338] • Disclaimer says:

    I think you have left out a very important piece. I have tested this myself. I have quoted from almost all positions here, and all have been allowed. Moments of anger and frustration, left and right, and everything in between. I would argue that this tolerance for free speech in the discussion as integral and priority is an important as any of the others if not more so. The fact that Ron Unz does not only allows for free speech, but addresses it head on has been quite refreshing.

    • Agree: mark green, Richard B
    • Replies: @Richard B
  18. dearieme says:

    I don’t agree with everything you say but hats off for saying it, and also for running a platform for free speech for others.

    I loathe the tedious, knee-jerk anti-semitism of some of the commenters on Unz but it’s a small price to pay for access to your treasure trove.

    • Agree: Realist, Wizard of Oz, Rogue
    • Replies: @Richard B
  19. Charles says:

    Of interest to me would be to learn how long-time TUR readers found this site in the first place. For me it was VDare. Often at the end of an article there would be a highlighted link – “comment at unz.com”. For quite a long time I idly wondered to what that link referred but I was too lazy (or dumb) to follow it. Then one day… As a postscript I would add that if I could meet and talk to, for a day, one person on Earth, it would be either Julian Assange or Ron Unz.

    • Replies: @Kali
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  20. Anonymous[105] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Yes, and 25 years and 25 to 40 million illegal and legal immigrants later, American society is not at all damaged nor fragmented …

    In the same 25 years when you see the destruction wrought around the globe by this empire you can’t help but feel optimistic that the radical demographic and cultural transformation will put an end to this monster seeking enemies abroad. And the sooner its main contract killer— the white male mutt— is marginalized in society, military, and government the better off the world will be.

    I’m a middle-aged white male and I work in a government-related job were I can facilitate— albeit in a minor way— a more diverse country through immigration from non-white and/or non-Christian countries and promote the hiring of minorities in government/military. And you can bet your ass that I do so ardently at any and every opportunity I get. Not because I’m woke, PC, or virtue-signaling but because I view it as perhaps the only way to neutralize the monster.

  21. Richard B says:
    @Yevardian

    Can we hope to read a series of potentially libelous personal portraits of gentlemen you’ve been acquainted with such as Bill Kristol?

    From the article:

    The programs were once enormous, and by preventing many millions of immigrant students from properly learning English, they had seriously threatened to damage and fragment American society.

    As if damaging and fragamenting and ultimately destroying American society wasn’t the whole point of the 1965 Immigration Act in the first place.

    From that perspective preventing many millions of imigrant students from properly learning English was simply one more spoke in the wheel that the hostile elite was rolling over American society so as to crush it completely once and for all. An obvious and easily verifiable fact that explains the existence of swamp creatures like Bill Kristol.

    Anyone interested in confirming this would simply need to read The Unz Review.

  22. Ron’s stand on one country, one language has my absolute and unconditional support!

  23. Richard B says:
    @dearieme

    I loathe the tedious, knee-jerk anti-semitism of some of the commenters on Unz but it’s a small price to pay for access to your treasure trove.

    More importantly, millions of people the world over in general and commenters here in particular loathe the tedious, knee-jerk condemnation of any and all criticism of Jews as anti-semitism.

    Which is why we have even more reason to be grateful for The Unz Review. Because unlike nearly all Asiatic Jews, most Western Whites actually value freedom of speech.

    So, as long as we have access to this free speech forum (and actually read the many books and articles this site offers) putting up with the usual whining from The KKK (Kvetching Kosher Khazars) is a small price to pay for access to TUR‘s treasure trove.

    Especially since that treasure trove helps us understand who is the greatest enemy of freedom of speech, and why. Here are some examples of TUR’s treasure.

    https://www.unz.com/book/john_beaty__the-iron-curtain-over-america/
    https://www.unz.com/book/douglas_reed__the-controversy-of-zion/
    https://www.unz.com/book/e_a_ross__the-old-world-in-the-new/
    https://www.unz.com/book/hilaire_belloc__the-jews/

    • Agree: Jack McArthur
    • Thanks: mark green, Rurik
    • Replies: @Charles
    , @Realist
  24. An impressive body of work, Mr. Unz. Although it may not mean a lot, I will say: “well done!”

    I would also add, as has already been mentioned, the creation, maintenance, and running of this site as a strong addition to your ouvre.

    Thank you!

  25. Bro43rd says:
    @Anonymous

    Only thing worse than an idiot is a taxpayer supported one. A pox on your house.

  26. Liza says:
    @Anonymous

    perhaps the only way to neutralize the monster.

    Gee, isn’t that what they call “cutting off your nose to spite your face”?

  27. Ferrari says:

    I am very interested to see if future Twitter allows the Unz Review the ability to fairly gain followers and if the articles written here will be allowed to be shared freely.

    This website would likely gain traction quickly I believe on a free speech Twitter. I wonder if Elon ever reads material here…

    Just curious Ron, have you had many influential people reach out to you privately praising this website?

  28. Anon[710] • Disclaimer says:

    “The successful dismantling of America’s Spanish-almost-only so-called “bilingual education” programs in California and across the rest of the country has been my most notable personal accomplishment. The programs were once enormous, and by preventing many millions of immigrant students from properly learning English, they had seriously threatened to damage and fragment American society.”
    = EXACT opposite = teaching invaders the language of the ‘host’ nation assures they will do MORE damage, not less, because gives them tools to attach, leech, & undermine the host nation & culture more easily. As ‘non-speakers’ they R instead pushed into ‘underclass’ easier to control, target, & remove.
    = Yet more proof (((Unz))) is a (((\$hill)))

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  29. Charles says:
    @Richard B

    Erectus Walks Amongst Us, available in the “controversial” HTMLs, would (will?) be the first book burned or deleted or expunged when 1) the System has the power to do so without restraint, and 2) the people who have the power are made aware of the book’s existence.

  30. Joining others here in offering Kudos to Ron Unz.

    Though we may disagree on the “pandemic”/whatever, his output, sustained over decades, is an admirable body of work. That swamp-creatures have been/still are determining US policy in this period does not detract from said writings.

    Additionally this excellent website, huge Library, free discussion …

    You have good reason to be proud, Mr Unz.

  31. Realist says:
    @Richard B

    Asiatic Jews

    What the hell is that?

    • Replies: @ariadna
    , @Richard B
  32. @Anonymous

    I’m a middle-aged white male and I work in a government-related job were I can facilitate— albeit in a minor way— a more diverse country through immigration from non-white and/or non-Christian countries and promote the hiring of minorities in government/military.

    You must be bored to hemorrhoids. Retire early, sell jackets with the slogan emblazoned on the back:

    Don’t bushwhack me, I am Goodwhite! 🙂

    Include a graphic of Mick’s lips and tongue cleaning Brazil nuts. You will make \$\$\$ millions.

    p.s. The Manchurian Candidate has its mass analog in politically correct. In fact, in power circles, PC really stands for Pekinese Candidates. Woof woof??

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • LOL: Liza
  33. Bar Graph Proof Of Federal Reserve Bank-Created Asset Bubble Profits From Harvard

    I would say that the reason the hedge fund called Harvard now has 40 billion dollars in their endowment loot pile is that they have been benefiting tremendously from the various asset bubbles created by the monetary extremism of the Federal Reserve Bank over the last few decades.

    New York Times 2016:

    [MORE]

    Should Harvard be free?

    That is the provocative question posed by a slate of candidates running for the Board of Overseers at Harvard, which helps set strategy for the university. They say Harvard makes so much money from its \$37.6 billion endowment that it should stop charging tuition to undergraduates.

    But they have tied the notion to another, equally provocative question: Does Harvard shortchange Asian-Americans in admissions?

    Their argument is that if Harvard were free, more highly qualified students from all backgrounds would apply, and the university would no longer have trouble balancing its class for racial or ethnic diversity — making sure, they say, that Asian-Americans do not lose out.

    The slate of five candidates was put together by Ron Unz, a conservative California software entrepreneur who has sponsored ballot initiatives opposing bilingual education. Although the campaign, “Free Harvard, Fair Harvard,” includes one left-leaning member — the consumer advocate Ralph Nader — Mr. Unz and the other three candidates have written or testified extensively against affirmative action, opposing race-based admissions.

    Their positions are in lock step with claims in a federal lawsuit accusing the university of discriminating against Asian-Americans in admissions. Harvard has denied the accusations.

    Coincidence or not, the plaintiffs in that case are seeking from Harvard exactly what the Unz slate wants: disclosure of data showing how the university’s freshman class is selected each year.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/us/a-push-to-make-harvard-free-also-questions-the-role-of-race-in-admissions.html

    Tweet from 2016:

  34. ariadna says:
    @Realist

    an intentional pleonasm

    • Thanks: Arthur MacBride
    • LOL: Realist
    • Replies: @Richard B
  35. anonymous[589] • Disclaimer says:
    @Yevardian

    BILINGUAL education still thriving in Los Angeles/CA…Mr. UNZ you LOST that fight..Bilingual education is MANDATORY in LAUSD..The ACLU dismatled your legislative gains.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  36. Loup-Bouc says:

    Astounding narcism — again.

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
    , @Rogue
  37. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    Oh, yes: “narcism” is a proper English-language word.

  38. harfang67 says:

    Absolutely heroic! You’re a shining light in the absolute darkness se are in. The’re has to be an external force/power to destroy this absolute evil.
    All your efforts and accomplisments show it.

    Prayers are of the Day.

    Harfang67

  39. @Anonymous

    After I saw the replies I realized that maybe you weren’t trolling after all, #105. I didn’t know there were Americans who were so stupid as to think this country would be better off without White people. Then again, you work with in that government-related job … anything is possible.

    Think hard about who it is that has been doing this warmongering since the end of the Cold War.

    I’m sure you’d have been better off before the Europeans came, among the Comanches…

  40. @Anon

    This comment doesn’t make so much sense to me, #710. The Jewish people that you (((allude))) to have always spoken English.

    I think it is a good thing for immigrants to speak English, but then millions in a year will not assimilate. That’s the problem I have with Mr. Unz’s pride on this matter. He did a great service in the 1990s, mind you. He thinks continued massive immigration is just hunky-dory though.

    However, as many big parts of California (as one example) get even more filled with Hispanics, there WILL actually be a need for bilingual ed. You will need to know Spanish just to get a job or order food in a restaurant. Of course, for White people, there will be no free shit, so pay up yourselves. Maybe Ron can find una nice channel de los youtube para estudiar Los Españoles.

    • Replies: @Another Canadian
  41. JackOH says:

    +1 on all the positive comments above.

    I think even the strongest critics of individual articles or Unz Review‘s staple themes recognize Ron’s commitment to the spirit of substantive free speech. I’ve dialed back my reading and commenting here, but I’m grateful to Ron and other moderators for giving me space to work out ideas that later appeared in locally published letters and essays.

  42. Jim H says:

    ‘Schanberg’s long and glowing obituary in the Times carefully omitted all mention of the controversial work that had dominated the last quarter-century of his life.’ — Ron Unz

    Likewise, three hours of glowing encomia from the Beltway establishment at Madeleine Albright’s funeral reportedly did not include the word ‘Iraq’ even once.

    Sad to think that the Overton window applies even to obituaries — at least, the ‘official’ ones propagated by the insolent Lügenpresse.

    Those with a bit of foresight should write their own, to avoid posthumous editing and bowdlerizing.

    A limit of one thousand words is recommended, to avoid taxing the patience of busy survivors.

  43. I’ve learned more valuable info on here than 4 years in college!

  44. Protogonus says: • Website

    The most important contribution to American and world society made by Mr. Unz is clearly not any one article or series but, in fact, the Unz.Com site itself, with its strongly curated and well-regulated forum for free speech and commentary by readers.

    We have previously recommended that Mr. Unz be awarded the U.S. Medal of Freedom, for meritorious service to his fellow citizens and to the idea of America itself.

    The fact that the Medal of Freedom is bestowed by the President is in fact a detraction and problem, given that every President with rare exception (George Washington comes to mind) has been a scoundrel and blowhard, and much, much worse in many cases.

    In our estimation, there has not been a President worthy of the Medal of Freedom itself since its creation in 1963 and, in point of fact, not worthy to shine the shoes of Mr. Unz today.

    For our part, we think of Mr. Unz as a kind of virtual laureate of the U.S. Medal of Freedom right now and no one will ever take it away.

  45. Rogue says:

    I can’t remember how I discovered The Unz Review – except it was several years ago.

    All I know is that as a free speech site it is an utter gem.

    So thanks from this White South African.

    On a slightly negative note, sad to see writers like Fred Reed, Linh Dinh and several others no longer here.

    • Agree: Protogonus
    • Replies: @Rurik
  46. This brings back memories as the meritocracy article was what started my UNZ journey. 2012. I can’t believe it has been 10 years, a decade since I have found this website.

  47. Rogue says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    Isn’t free speech wonderful, Fruit Loop?

    I mean, even your turgid turdwaffles are freely published.

    The world would be a better place without your crappola, strictly speaking.

    But free speech is what it is – both the good and the bad.

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  48. harfang67 says:

    Me again. Sorry. Downloaded Aldiko Reader, installed it on my cell, downloaded most of your ebooks referred too in your post and started reading “Our Covid-19 Catastrophe”. Will download and install Aldiko on my PC and will spread this info to some friends . Just spreading your wonderfull work.
    Harfang67

  49. Rurik says:
    @Rogue

    I can’t remember how I discovered The Unz Review –…

    …sad to see writers like Fred Reed, Linh Dinh and several others no longer here.

    I learned of the site from Fredo Reed. (Fred at the time).

    A great writer and intellectual prostitute, unfortunately.

    I also enjoyed Linh Dinh.

    But something I’ve sort of noticed, is that TUR has sort of morphed into the one site of note where middle and working class white men (and a few women) can point out the ubiquitous and gratuitous hostility towards them from just about every orifice of our dying Western institutions.

    We are being systematically marginalized and demonized and replaced.

    Now it’s perfectly understandable for non-whites to be thrilled at this prospect, but it was, (at least for me), a little off-putting to hear (read, actually) the once Patron Saint of the back-woods, Americana white working class ethos and pathos, to hop on the ‘woke’ bandwagon and use his formidable talents as a writer to denigrate those white folks who’re somewhat unenthusiastic about our slated future as an (even more) hated and marginalized minority.

    I miss the old Fred Reed. And Lind Dinh, when he too wasn’t casting aspersions upon our opossum brotherhood, as if it’s Billy Bob in his 4×4 Ford who’s causing all the wars and financial looting in the world.

    • Replies: @Rogue
    , @Jim H
  50. Rogue says:
    @Rurik

    Sure, neither Fred or Linh were without fault, but I guess that’s gonna be true of all contributors.

    I do believe that Ron Unz being Jewish also gives this site a certain “teflon” power that might not be the case were he not so.

    This should not be interpreted as either a criticism or an endorsement.

    But the UR is my favorite site. And genuinely lives up to it’s free speech claim.

    So kudos to Mr Unz for that.

    • Agree: Rurik
  51. Ron Unz says:
    @anonymous

    BILINGUAL education still thriving in Los Angeles/CA…Mr. UNZ you LOST that fight..Bilingual education is MANDATORY in LAUSD..The ACLU dismatled your legislative gains.

    I really don’t think that’s correct. Based upon the California media coverage, I think the programs pretty much disappeared about 20 years ago.

    Just out of curiosity, I went to the LA Times website and did a search on “bilingual education”, finding almost nothing for the last five or six years. The one notable exception was this Letter to the Editor complaining about young Latino students moving away from Spanish.

    As a bilingual teacher of 52 years, I have watched children who start in kindergarten as Jose and Maria somehow morph into Joe and Mary by the third grade. Did teachers rename them? Did their friends (not likely)? Or did they do it themselves, driven by the need to fit in?

    I attended a high school graduation where 90% of the students were Hispanic and the names were read as Joe, Mary, Rose, Albert and Ellen, and not Jose, Maria, Rosa, Alberto or Elena. I wondered what their parents were feeling.

    And Spanish is not the only affected language. Our Asian students named Ting and Xiu and Hong become Peter and Sandy and Harry.

    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/story/2022-03-27/nonwhite-kids-bilingual-education-anglicized-names

    As far as I can tell, almost all instruction in California public schools has been in English for most of the last 20-odd years.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  52. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Rogue

    Your comment is irrelevant to my comment.

    • Replies: @Rogue
  53. Anonymous[175] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thrallman

    The information there is radioactive, to the point that serious security measures are a good idea before reading. I wouldn’t link to it under any pseudonym that might get linked to my actual identity.

    Usually such sites are intelligence agency disinformation operations with some limited hangouts to give verisimilitude, but this one may well be what it claims to be, accurate original private research.

  54. Bravo! Great work Ron!

  55. anonymous[318] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    Have you visited any LAUSD schools???

  56. Rogue says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    Your comment is irrelevant to my comment.

    Well, my comment was not irrelevant to your pompous bullshit.

    But, Loopy Fruit, this is a free speech site, so have at it…

  57. Richard B says:
    @Realist

    Asiatic Jews

    What the hell is that?

    What do you think the links are for?

    Reading what this site has to offer just might cure your compulsive trolling.

    Even Ron Unz himself has called you out for it.

    • Replies: @Realist
  58. Richard B says:
    @ariadna

    an intentional pleonasm

    That’s right. It is intentional.

    Which is why pleonasms are sometimes used as a rhetorical device for emphasis. In this case, to emphasize what Jewish Supremacy wants, ie; demands, everyone to ignore.

    That they are in the West, but not of the West.

  59. Richard B says:
    @Anon

    The fact that Ron Unz does not only allows for free speech, but addresses it head on has been quite refreshing.

    It sure is.

    The value of freedom of speech is that it’s the only way we have for discovering truths and uncovering illusions. At a time when civilization is more complex and unpredictable than ever before that freedom is at a premium. Without it civilization would devolve into barbarism faster than the barbarians can shriek “Whiteness.” Just look around.

    TUR is the greatest website in the history of the Internet exactly because it values freedom of speech. Not only that, but it’s content, from its excellent library, as well as its many great articles and essays, inspire an intelligent use of that freedom. That would explain why it also has the best comment section in the history of the Internet.

  60. Please read the works of Matthew Ehret and consider him for interviews

  61. Realist says:
    @Richard B

    What do you think the links are for?

    My question was simple What does Asiatic Jews mean? It appears to mean Jews from Asia.
    The number of Jews in Asia is minuscule and has no importance.

    You most likely meant Ashkenazi Jews and are trying to cover your ass.

    Reading what this site has to offer just might cure your compulsive trolling.

    Not everything is worth reading.

    Even Ron Unz himself has called you out for it.

    Yes, I am sure Unz reads my comments. LOL, It was more than likely authored by one of his butt boys.

    • Troll: GKWillie
  62. Kali says:
    @Charles

    There came a point in my developing understanding of the world we live in and it’s recent history that I decided I needed to specifically research the “jewish question”.

    Maybe it was the Occidental Observer, or maybe someone else who quoted at legth from Ron’s “Holocaust Denial” essay, and so here I came.

    I had no idea until I came here that somwhere on my long journey away from the mainstream I had become what some label as part of the “disident right”. Imagine my surprise! All I sought was a little unbiased truth and factual information.

    Through my “jq” research I also stumbled on a blog which quoted at length from Douglas Reed’s “The Controversey of Zion”, which I imediately down-loaded and read – twice. And which can actually be read here on UR, within the html books archive. – I give it mention because it is essential reading for all truth seekers!

    Later, I was very pleased with myself for having read Israel Shahak’s “Jewish History, Jewish Religion” before Ron published his review of that book here, under the title “Oddities of the Jewish Religion”.

    The Unz Review is amongst the very best English language websites on the net, with the best commenting platform anywhere.

    I hope Ron (who I’m sure doesn’t like me, but I don’t mind) is proud of this work. He deserves to be.

    With love,
    Kali.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Thanks: Charles
    • Replies: @Charles
    , @Ron Unz
  63. Dutch Boy says:

    My main political memory of Mr. Unz was when he ran for the US Senate in 2016 but didn’t campaign (that I noticed). I voted for him anyway, just for fun (one of those letters to Santa Claus things).

  64. anastasia says:

    I have always found that one man acting alone accomplishes far more than any “group” effort

  65. @Charles

    I’d read VDare long before TUR, but I didn’t get to this site the same way. It was pure word-of-mouth from a friend – talk about your anachronisms in this internet age!

    You bring up an excellent idea that I think Ron Unz should get into for a bit. How about a survey or two of his commenters (or his readers, if they’d at least check a radio button or something)?

    Rurik here gave us his path to TUR, and there would be lots of others.

    What do you think, Mr. Unz? Not only would the thread be very interesting, but you could learn a bit more about how to get even more readers.

    • Thanks: Charles
  66. Jim H says:
    @Rurik

    ‘I miss the old Fred Reed. And Linh Dinh, when he too wasn’t casting aspersions upon our opossum brotherhood.’ — Rurik

    One hopes that Linh didn’t venture too far into Cape Town’s rougher townships, and fall victim to some murderous tsotsi jabbing a bicycle spoke through his spine.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  67. Charles says:
    @Kali

    As briefly as possible, here is my “J Q” story.

    Such a path would now be impossible for a variety of reasons.

    Many years ago – roughly a decade, maybe longer – I was reading reviews of a book on Amazon. One of the reviews stated plainly that the stories of the Auschwitz “Holocaust” killings were physically impossible. Within the review was a Web link. My first thought was that the comment was absurd – everyone knows the Holocaust is true, et cetera, et cetera. Nevertheless I clicked the link; it was to CODOH. Reading that review (long-since expunged) and following that link (which like the review could now never see the light of day) were the first links in a tremendous chain. And here we are.

    • Thanks: Kali
  68. anon[264] • Disclaimer says:

    Ron, have you updated your COVID bioweapon theory in light of the biolabs discovered in Ukraine? It would definitely seem to corroborate your main thesis.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  69. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Johan Vermeulen

    RU–a light in the darkness today.

    Easy to forget how remarkable he is and how many risks he has taken.

    A great man.

  70. Ron Unz says:
    @Kali

    The Unz Review is amongst the very best English language websites on the net, with the best commenting platform anywhere.

    Thanks for the very kind words.

    • Thanks: Kali
  71. Ron Unz says:
    @anon

    Ron, have you updated your COVID bioweapon theory in light of the biolabs discovered in Ukraine? It would definitely seem to corroborate your main thesis.

    Sure, I wrote a column about the implications at the time, which got quite a lot of readership:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/ukraine-and-biowarfare-conspiracy-theories/

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  72. Suede says:

    I sure hope that it was just the first part of the political memoirs of Mr. Unz.

  73. Is there any possibility of there ever being a physical copy?

    It seems to me that E-versions of anything, especially non-woke content is increasingly vulnerable.

    Greg Johnson might help.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  74. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim H

    Linh Dinh still produces his photo blog on Blogger and publishes his essays there as well as on Substack. He seems to have it in for Ron Unz for reasons that don’t make much sense to me. He also seems to despise Steve Sailor. Apparently, if your view of things is not the same as his you are his enemy, especially if you’ve received “the jewjab” — his phrase for an anti-Covid innoculation. He’s one of those guys who takes photos of each of his restaurant meals and tells you how much it cost and whether he liked it. I suppose, like a lot of lonely old people, eating is the high point of his day.

  75. nosods says:

    “..because of my efforts, they had long since disappeared and the very memory of their existence was fading, so I decided to publish a comprehensive retrospective on those important but almost forgotten events, for the possible benefit of future researchers.”

    It’s not surprising that when someone reaches 60 they sometimes may want to look back on some of their accomplishments & take a victory lap or two. This eponymous review has been a stimulating fount of pravda & hopefully will continue to be. Jared Diamond once averred that a thinker could produce his best works in his 70’s, so maybe the best is yet to come. But of all the varied pravda subjects which the prolix Mr. Unz has already tackled, perhaps the most striking, even if it wasn’t his own personal favorite, was the one on organized crime. Sadly, Sidney Korshak made a much bigger (evil) impact on America than Sydney Schanberg. This is a problem which often gets lost (or hushed up) among other fast breaking stories but organized crime never does seem to get defeated & shouldn’t be understimated. The widespread presence of Jews in this sordid business is probably somthing most people never knew of. Even today, as in the past, Hollywood will never give film mobsters Jewish names, nor mention their real life part in the industry – & many other corrupted walks of life. That’s another pravda retrospective subject which could benefit with more updates. Until it’s finally ended.

  76. Ron Unz says:
    @Bill Jones

    Is there any possibility of there ever being a physical copy?

    It seems to me that E-versions of anything, especially non-woke content is increasingly vulnerable.

    Actually, these ePub or Mobi electronic versions can be read by a wide variety of third-party tools, so if you download and save a copy somewhere, they’d always be available.

    Meanwhile, the problem with producing hard-copy versions is that laying them out in fully typeset style takes a great deal of additional time and effort, probably 5x or even 10x as much as producing the electronic version. Moreover, so much of the material is provided as links, they’d either be unavailable in the next or replaced with footnotes.

    As an intermediate solution, all the articles do contain PDF copies linked at the top, and these provided (crude) footnotes in place of the links.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  77. bronek says:

    I would like to see Ron as a Senator or Congressman. He should again give politics a try.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  78. JackOH says:
    @bronek

    bronek, Ron’s combination of electoral and issue activism, plus his work as a publisher/theoretician/analyst is pretty impressive.

    I’m not sure he sees any value in another run for office, but I hope he’s at least considering it.

  79. @Ron Unz

    Thanks.
    I guess I still like the physical process of book reading.
    I’ve got a house full of books and god knows how many CD’s/SD cards/Thumb drives/and old PC’s full of the equivalent. I’m many times more likely to pick up a book on a whim than search the files.
    Your organizationally focused mind is the exception not the rule.
    I am however pleased beyond words to be living at a time when so much of human knowledge is pretty much instantaneously available.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  80. JackOH says:
    @Bill Jones

    I’m many times more likely to pick up a book on a whim than search the files.

    Bill, thanks for saying that. I’m conflicted. My computer skills are very modest. Books seem more substantive and easier for me to “process”. Often. But not always. I’m on the computer daily. I’m astounded at how much useful stuff is available to me at my fingertips. I recently placed a display ad in a local newspaper by computer. Took me maybe ten minutes.

    Still, I like paper. I’m thinking a cheapie paperback, glossy cover, maybe 200-pp., something called The Unz Primer might be a winner. Maybe plenty of back matter, some referring to the more expansive online edition.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  81. Ron Unz says:
    @JackOH

    Still, I like paper. I’m thinking a cheapie paperback, glossy cover, maybe 200-pp., something called The Unz Primer might be a winner. Maybe plenty of back matter, some referring to the more expansive online edition.

    Actually, I also very much prefer paper, and do 95% of my reading that way. In fact, I usually print out the longer on-line articles for that reason.

    The problem is that as I discussed in my recent American Meritocracy article, back in 2015 I put a great deal of time and effort into producing an attractive hard cover edition of all my articles, running around 650 pages, and the sales on Amazon turned out to be negligible. Once I produced a (free) eBook version, I was getting as many downloads each day as I’d gotten hardcopy sales over the previous year.

    Still, you’ve raised a reasonable point, and maybe I’ll look into how easy it would be to produce a print-on-demand version of some of my eBooks, without the full effort of my last attempt.

    • Thanks: JackOH
    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  82. @Achmed E. Newman

    My snowbird time in Florida this year was unique in the number of Californians I met who have relocated here. I also met a young couple from Nashville who claimed Tennessee is filling up with Californians, mostly young families. They claim Californians have bid up house prices in Nashville dramatically.

    • Replies: @Alden
  83. You could call it, “Mi Lucha!”

    Thank you, I’m here all week.

  84. @Ron Unz

    Your response to Jack begs the question: are the Hardcover copies available anywhere? I remember searching your name a couple of years ago on Amazon but kindle was all they had.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  85. Ron Unz says:
    @Bill Jones

    Your response to Jack begs the question: are the Hardcover copies available anywhere? I remember searching your name a couple of years ago on Amazon but kindle was all they had.

    Until a couple of months ago, Amazon had offered hard copies of my original 2016 Meritocracy collection that ran 650pp. But sales were so pitifully low over the last few years that I decided to avoid the monthly storage charges by dropping it. Print On Demand makes much more sense for that sort of thing.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  86. Sarita says:

    Oh really?
    AND what you gonna call it this new bible where you play Jesus?
    “Memoirs of yet another SELF-HATING Jew”?
    GIMME A BREAK
    🙄🙄🙄

  87. @Ron Unz

    A quick check on the linked piece found reference to the creation of US biowarfare (or whatever) labs in Ukraine so I infer that you have not given attention to the likelihood that most if not all of the labs were leftovers from Soviet rule and thus offered cost savings for American research.

  88. @Ron Unz

    May I draw a much less mundane subject to you attention? My vague recollection that Russia’s economic failures in the 1990s were not just the result of Americans dominating the IMF but their bad advice too was the memory of Harvard’s Jeffrey Sachs being counted as a villain. Now I have listened to this Planet Money Podbeam podcast

    https://www.podbean.com/ea/dir-cbzrb-13a11dd1

    Is Jeffrey Sachs vindicated and absolved?

    Or do I have to retainthe suspicion that he ranks with Tiothy Geithner and Harvard’s Larry Summers whom I have just read accused of costing the US taxpayer \$9 trillion in protecting Wall Street malefactors without any fuss compared with the \$700 million on the package which was pushed through Congress with difficulty? BTW did I find that \$9 trillion figure on UR? I recall the point being made that the Swedes let bank shareholders lose everything in the early 90s. Obama couldn’t even prefer people with home mortges.

    • Agree: Alden
  89. Alden says:

    Ron, about your 1998 English only proposition. 24 years on, I can see the benefits. Especially for Hispanics. They speak read write and understand English. No more do they answer government insurance company and other phones with accents so heavy they can’t be understood.

    The racist anti White crew that pushed for bilingual English Spanish state ignored the immigrants who spoke Farsi Arabic mandarin Cantonese fukienese Armenian Polish Hindi every language on earth. It was basically a power grab for SSP Spanish Surnamed People. Plus the Spanish language TV radio publication and other media. That just wanted a captive market.

    Bilingual English Spanish communities would be reasonable in the Big Ag central valleys up to about 100 miles north of San Francisco. Because it’s mostly Hispanics and White native born Americans who live there.
    But what about the cities? San Francisco about 40 percent Asian not Hispanic, San Mateo with a large Asian immigrant population, Santa Clara large Asian and Hindu population. Los Angekes with dozens of language groups.

    About 2 years ago we, actually I because I manage it inherited a big maintenance company when we bought a building. No certified union plumbers electricians framers of course. But a really good skilled repair remodeling and janitor crew. They’re all from the same town and clan in Guatemala. Only a couple are Indians the rest White looking. And they all speak good English!!!!!!!! And they can read and know safety building and fire codes

    English only is so great for the state of California. The immigrant kids learn English in school grow up and are full members of society. And since they get affirmative action jobs, as government workers they can communicate with the non Hispanic people they’re supposed to serve.

    And the non Hispanic immigrants don’t have a chance to lobby for Farsi Armenian Ethiopian Russian Thai Fukienese Mandarin whatever language they speak.

    I’ve just recently noticed the excellent results of your 1998 proposition. I think everyone in the state is happier because we can communicate better. Whether calling a Dr office or insurance company talking to a customer, hiring a Home Depot parking lot worker it’s just great.

    I know you did some magical genius algorithm things. But for the average Californian and our humdrum jobs and lives ending bilingual education was the greatest accomplishment of your life.

    I’m thanking you not just for the White and black native speakers but all the young Hispanics with Spanish and Hispanic Indian language speaking parents who grew up in English only schools.

    Especially the people in the Big Ag valleys. It was d veloping inti a feudal system with the language split.

    So thank you., again and again and again.

    • Thanks: Ron Unz
    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  90. Alden says:
    @Another Canadian

    Whites have been driven out of California by Asian families coming in with several million dollars to buy a couple homes and a couple 7/11 or fast food franchises.

    I don’t mean the typical American 1 or 2 parents 1 to at most 3 or 4 kids families. I mean an extended family about 15 working adults 10 kids and 5 old people on SSI food free medical care and other old age benefits. And a lot of those old Asian people on SSI are 50, not 65.

    White black and even Mid East E European immigrants can not compete with the actually Chinese Asians.

    So we’re moving east. Driven out by the Chinese It began in the early 1970s when the Rockefeller puppet Nixon opened to China. It’s hard to believe how much money the Chinese immigrants have when they arrive. Same thing in the western Canadian province of British Columbia. They took over Vancouver now are in the process of taking over Victoria BC.

    Who knows maybe in 50 years Ontario will be majority Chinese in 100 years Quebec.

    • Agree: Bubba
  91. Ron Unz says:
    @Alden

    I’ve just recently noticed the excellent results of your 1998 proposition. I think everyone in the state is happier because we can communicate better. Whether calling a Dr office or insurance company talking to a customer, hiring a Home Depot parking lot worker it’s just great.

    I know you did some magical genius algorithm things. But for the average Californian and our humdrum jobs and lives ending bilingual education was the greatest accomplishment of your life.

    I’m thanking you not just for the White and black native speakers but all the young Hispanics with Spanish and Hispanic Indian language speaking parents who grew up in English only schools.

    Thanks for the very kind words. I completely agree that my successful “English” campaign has been by far my most important personal accomplishment.

    Still, if my Harvard campaign had been successful, I think I would have managed to gain a considerable amount of control over America’s most elite universities, with potentially important consequences. But unfortunately it failed.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  92. JackOH says:
    @Ron Unz

    Ron, you’re talking about memoirs. Do you have a trusted associate who’d want to assemble a sort of a Web Festschrift?

    I’m not sure it’s a great idea. Not sure it’s a bad idea.

    I just think a lot of folks here who disagree with you and your contributors can’t help but be impressed by the meticulousness of argument and catholicity of subject matter presented here. Give them a chance to articulate how they were influenced by Unz Review.

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