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A great deal of my time and effort over the last four years has been spent producing my American Pravda series.

This very substantial body of work, running many dozens of major articles and hundreds of thousands of words, provides an extensive counter-narrative to our established history of the last one hundred years.

In preparing these articles, I carefully read hundreds of weighty books, many of them by leading scholars or respected journalists. Although little of my analysis represented original research, I attempted to synthesize an enormous mass of often-conflicting material into a series of self-contained pieces, most of which could be read in an hour or less. These also referenced the underlying source material for those who might wish to undertake a more exhaustive investigation.

The entire series is conveniently available on this website, both grouped by categories on the sidebar and also collected together on a single page. The total is quite substantial, running over 400,000 words, with more than 40,000 comments providing an additional 6 million words of debate and discussion. The articles in the collection have accumulated well over 3 million total pageviews.

Last year I also began providing this same material in a couple of dozen freely available ebooks, offered in both the ePub and Mobi/Kindle formats, and these have been downloaded more than 70,000 times.

Although I originally had no intention of producing print editions of my articles, several individuals finally persuaded me to do so. A professionally-published book that can be held in one’s hand is a useful means of disseminating important content, and carries far greater psychological heft and credibility than an ebook or a page on a website. Such considerations become especially important when most of the material presented is extremely controversial in nature.

The entire series was obviously far too large for a single volume, but it naturally lent itself to several different collections, and over the last couple of months I’ve produced a half-dozen of these, all conveniently available for sale on Amazon at very reasonable prices. I hardly expect heavy sales, but having the material now available for distribution in printed form certainly seems worth the effort.

The first short volume is entitled Encountering American Pravda. The entire book runs less than 200 pages and can easily be read in just a day or two, providing an ideal introduction to the entire series and opening with a dedication and an explanation of its origins:

To the Memory of Sydney Schanberg,
Who Opened My Eyes About the American Media

• • •

During the early 2000s and in the aftermath of the 9/11 Attacks and the Iraq War, I began discovering that the narrative of events I had always absorbed from my newspapers and magazines was severely flawed.

A major turning-point in my views came when I stumbled across the astonishing work of Pulitzer Prize winner Sydney Schanberg, one of America’s most esteemed Vietnam War journalists and a former top editor at the New York Times. He had spent years compiling a mountain of compelling evidence implicating our national leaders in a monumental act of wartime treachery, with Sen. John McCain being a central figure in covering up that scandal. Yet although this shocking material was released at the height of McCain’s 2008 presidential run, it was entirely ignored by virtually all of our media outlets, liberal and conservative alike.

If a story so important and so well-documented by such a writer could be disregarded by all our journalists, then our mainstream media merely constituted an American Pravda, just as distorted and dishonest as the notorious Soviet propaganda organ of that name.

Over the next few years I published several articles of my own on these issues, discussing this and other major scandals ignored by our timorous journalistic establishment.

Schanberg’s passing in 2016 inspired me to write a tribute to his seminal work, and this launched my American Pravda series, a series that has now grown to include many dozens of articles, totaling some 400,000 words.

Since the collection is much too large for a single book, this compilation contains most of the earliest pieces, including those closely
related to Schanberg’s own landmark research.

The second volume is nearly as short, and contains my major Covid articles, which have become the main focus of my writing over the last couple of years:

For Nicholas Wade,
Who Changed What Two Billion Facebook Users May Read and Write

• • •

Based upon excess death totals, the Covid epidemic has probably killed more than 15 million people worldwide, and also greatly disrupted the lives of many billions more. For these reasons, it probably already ranks as the most important global event since World War II, with an impact easily exceeding the collapse of the Soviet Union or the 9/11 Attacks and the Middle Eastern wars they unleashed.

Since April 2020 I have published a long series of articles arguing the the Covid outbreak was due to an American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran), and have been almost unique in publicly taking this extremely controversial position. I have also placed it within the context of the hidden history of America’s longstanding biological warfare programs.

My World War II collection opens with the following dedication and short introduction:

For David Irving,
Whose Books Will Stand the Test of Time

• • •

World War II constitutes the central shaping event of our modern world, and has been the subject of countless books and documentaries. Probably nothing else in the history of the world has been so heavily covered by our print and electronic media.

However, in recent years my own historical research has led me to conclude that much of our established narrative of this massive conflict is entirely wrong and in many respects completely inverted. My resulting series of articles has drawn upon highly credible and often fully mainstream sources to produce a strikingly different analysis of the origins, history, and consequences of the greatest military conflict in human history, with most of those essays collected in this book.

The longest volume runs more than 450 pages and gathers together my “Conspiracy Theory” articles, preceded by a dedication to one of America’s most important conspiracy-researchers and a short introduction:

To the Memory of Michael Collins Piper,
Who Pinned the Tail on the Donkey Almost Thirty Years Ago

• • •

Over the last half-century, the phrase “conspiracy theory” has become a regular term of abuse directed against those who challenge the establishment narrative on major world events, with the JFK assassination and the 9/11 attacks being two of the most prominent examples.

Declassified government documents eventually revealed that this pejorative accusation may have originated with the CIA. By the mid-1960s, many Americans had grown skeptical of the official story that JFK was killed by a lone gunman and began to suspect that the CIA might have been involved. So the intelligence agency encouraged its media assets to ridicule such notions as “conspiracy theories” and the term soon became widespread.

The creation of the Internet in the 1990s suddenly allowed the easy distribution of unsanctioned narratives, and a massive new wave of conspiratorial theories blossomed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

This volume contains most of my own essays on such topics, covering the events of these decades.

Another lengthy volume collects together the articles primarily focused on Jews, Nazis, and Israel:

To the Memory of Israel Shahak,
Who Began Opening My Eyes Nearly Forty Years Ago

• • •

In today’s Western world, the touchiest of all touchy subjects are those involving the interrelated topics of Jews, Nazis, and Israel. Journalists and academics recognize that these constitute the deadly “third rail” of their professions.

The resulting pattern of avoidance has produced enormous omissions and distortions in our established narrative history. As a consequence, these issues have become a major focus of my own American Pravda series, and the resulting essays are collected together in this book.

Finally, my shortest collection contains some of my newest articles and focuses on public health issues:

For Peter Duesberg,
Who Has Remained Steadfast for Thirty-Five Years

• • •

The global Covid epidemic refocused American attention on public health issues, especially the controversy over the widespread use of vaccines to combat the illness, which unexpectedly raised the vaxxing debate to a leading ideological flashpoint in our society.

Meanwhile, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s #1 Amazon bestseller resurrected the HIV/AIDS debate of the 1990s, suggesting that the accepted narrative of that very high-profile illness amounted to a medical media hoax. And this possibility was strengthened when we consider the past history of medical calamities, including the Vioxx Disaster of the early 2000s and the ongoing opioid drug epidemic.

My articles discussing these important public health issues are collected together in this book.

 

Even while I’ve been preparing these print collections, I’ve been pleased to see that interest in my own recent research has also continued to grow.

For more than two years, I’ve been publishing a series of articles arguing that there is very strong evidence that the global Covid outbreak was the result of an American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran) by rogue elements of our own national security establishment. More than a million Americans have died as a consequence and I believe these likely facts are a matter of monumental national importance that cannot be kept permanently hidden.

My trilogy of Covid biowarfare video interviews from earlier this year provide nearly four hours of discussion on the topic, and they have continued to attract very strong viewership, accumulating more than 800,000 total views on Rumble, including almost 300,000 views so far this month.

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  1. Charles says:

    The Unz Review is the most important site on the ‘Net because of 1) Ron’s Pravda series and 2) the many all-but-banned books available. I am frankly surprised the Pravda series can be bought anywhere in the mainstream.

    • Agree: GMC, Odd Rabbit, JackOH, Chebyshev
    • Thanks: Ron Unz
  2. Congratulations, Ron. The American Pravda collection is a daring, unique, and remarkable achievement.

    Is there any English-speaking site on the world wide web as bold, captivating, and brilliant as the UNZ Review?

    If so, I haven’t seen it.

    Thank you, sir.

    • Agree: Rurik, Marcali
    • Thanks: Ron Unz
  3. SND says:

    Gosh Ron. I’ve been anxiously waiting for the print edition of your Jew Pravda book to come out. Now Jeff Bezos says he’ll ship it right out to me in 2 days. And that should be even before the upcoming nuclear war. Hooray!

  4. meamjojo says:

    What are reviewers saying?

    • LOL: Chebyshev
  5. It’s great to see this red-pilling material in print. Congratulations on doing that.

    • Agree: Charles
  6. To the Memory of Sydney Schanberg,
    Who Opened My Eyes About the American Media

    For me, it was the guy with bloodshot eyes, probably blitzed on LSD, sitting on a garbage can on Telegraph Avenue in south Berkeley, shaking his head left to right, muttering “It’s the Zionists. Those god damn Zionists. They have taken over the country. They are going to bring down the planet…”

    I did not know what to make of it at the time. Or why some Black junkie tried to lick my mother’s hand a moment later. But I did file away the experience away for further reflection. More time passed. Bobby Fischer comes unglued, saying similar things. I noticed the connection but still did not get it. The film Network premiers, and so on… Eventually, Ah ha. Dear god, have mercy on us all.

    Much looking forward to your podcasts with:

    – David Irving, Alison Weir, and David Duke on JP
    &
    – Nicholas Wade, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on Covid 19, the withering of informed consent, and the many thrills of genetic engineering.

  7. A. Clifton says: • Website

    John 8:44.

    How many Dallas Cowboys were at the Alamo….?

    That’s how many so-called {{{JEWS}}} are in the Old Testament.

    for the RE-SEGREGATION….Matthew 13:39-43.

    Truth is not on holiday on account of WHO prints the Currency,

    and WHO owns the Media.

  8. JackOH says:

    Epic and monumental is how I’d describe your work here, Ron. Seriously, I believe what you’ve done here and are still doing is that important.

    Your example of unfettered, fearless, and very high-end journalistic inquiry is really astounding. I’ve suggested Unz Review to a few nominally liberal Democrat faculty here. They like it. They may have to stick with obsequious suck-up for the sake of tenure and advancement, but I think the Unzian example of boldness will stick in their craw in a good way.

    Great job, Ron, and stay safe, buddy.

    • Thanks: Ron Unz
  9. Anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:

    Thanks Mr. Ron!

  10. cohen says:

    I hate to repeat myself by quoting a line from the movie Field of Dreams. You build the filed he will come and play (or they will come and play). UNZ popularity does not need any proof. Diverse writers with diverse views in one place. What else anyone can ask?

    I still have issue with Ron’s view on that there is no collaboration between the big 3 (US, China, Russian) on Covid 19.
    1. Funding of SARs research in China and NC Universities.
    2. Most of the patents on the bio research were awarded to Governmental agencies
    3. Coordinated panic spreading by major Govs. In China people falling like flies, in US countless body bags picked up by tractor and bodes burried by the prisoners.
    4. We heard only deaths and watched body bags on TV. No talks about how people survived the corona virus. What treatment? what medicine? what food they ate. Nothing at all. I know personally lot of survivors with out any treatment.
    5. Citizen’s investigation about empty hospitals (in Elmhurst, Queens hospital and one hospital in England (the citizen who filmed and put it on the internet was jailed). and many more
    6. The deaths numbers were highly exaggerated. No way to confirm it.
    7. Fake BOJO covid infection. The clown was taken out of circulation for few weeks.

    8. Most important observation that I am still searching for answers. There was race for covid vaccine and the Russians came up with Sputnik 1,2,3,,,, Why they banned Ivermectin. While in Russia, I usually buy medicine made in US, Europe, Japan, and in India without any prescription but not Ivermectin. If the Russians were serious about well being of the population they would have allowed the sale instead of forbidding Ivermectin. What was the reason of banning Ivermectin. This is a lingering question? I hope to find the answer someday.

    9. Before the Pandemic why US govt boght Ivermectin and stored and did not make it available..on and on….

    There appears to be collusion between the 3 major for a reset, who knows? getting information on citizen (most likely. At Warsaw airport last Saturday while buying bottled water I had to show my boarding pass that was promptly scanned. For what?.), population control or reduction.

    UNZ was big help in learning the Covid scam. Thanks to commentators participation. They outsmarted the media, Tipping the hat.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  11. Thanks Ron for all you do. I`m an old lurker from way back who hesitates to comment on many stories I`d really like to comment on. Your work/site is like an oasis in the middle of vast nothingness for thousands of people. Just went to Amazon and purchased each one of the Pravda books. Its small but I owe you support in some small way and I`ll be proud to have them in my modest paper back library. All of us here owe you brother. Stay motivated by Truth…..and keep your head down:)

  12. Jim H says:

    ‘a monumental act of wartime treachery, with Sen. John McCain being a central figure in covering up that scandal.’ — Ron Unz

    Not satisfied with that long-ago ‘monumental act of wartime treachery,’ McCain served up another falsely-premised conflict in the Ukraine whose menace grows with each passing day.

    ‘Sen. John McCain, who has emerged as the chief opponent within the Republican party to Donald Trump’s warming relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, underscored his tough stance Saturday by spending New Year’s Eve at a forward combat outpost with Ukrainian troops.

    ‘The senator, accompanied by fellow senators Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar, posted photos on Twitter of his meetings with Ukrainian marines in the village of Shyrokine. In one, he is shown posing with troops in front of a Ukrainian flag. In another, he joins a Ukrainian marine commander in examining a piece of a 125mm tank shell.

    “We stand w/them in their fight against #Putin’s aggression,” McCain wrote in one tweet.’ — USA Today, Dec 31, 2016

    So far, McCain’s belligerence in the Ukraine has cost us \$60 billion, as the risk of a direct US-Russia confrontation escalates.

    Thank you to Ron Unz and Unz Review for countering the utterly deceitful Mainstream Media narrative on Ukraine.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  13. Anonymous[413] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles

    Buy them while you can!

    • Agree: Happy Tapir, Charles
  14. G. I. Gurdjieff said that most men’s natural state was sleep, a level of consciousness similar to a zombie. While only a small cross section of the population study history, it’s usually the academic narrative that has been vetted by the elite for their benefit. Only the smallest number are willing to step outside the strict plot and question the motive of our leaders or those who have grabbed the controls of our collect destiny for their own ends. If you are one of those few you have experienced the clucking tongues, rolling eyes and derisive laughter of those whose slumber doesn’t want to be disturbed or one of the guards of the great lies, it can be lonely.

    When I was much younger, I loved learning the unfolding narratives of history and was generally in awe of its great accomplishments. Interestingly, the more I learned the more I sensed something was not right. My perspective has changed over the years. I stand outside, I am a kneejerk skeptic; I fight tendencies to accept easy targets to blame, sometimes, I am not welcomed. I never want to become a hater. I choose the pale glimmer of light and the accompanying pain of striving for truth to the pain-free narcotic of lies.

    Thank you, Ron Unz, I believe you do the same, and I am grateful.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  15. After reading Ron’s last article https://www.unz.com/runz/vaxxing-conspiracies-and-700000-rumble-views/ and his acceptance of the .gov stats on excess deaths and his “vaccine” stance I am disappointed and find it hard to take him seriously at this point.

    • Agree: Theophrastus
    • Disagree: Mark Hunter
  16. Jim H says:

    ‘A great deal of my time and effort over the last four years has been spent producing my American Pravda series.’ — Ron Unz

    Indeed. As a side note, your astonishingly prolific output makes other would-be authors wonder: How do you do it?

    Arising at 4 am? Drinking straight espresso? Living in a monastery?

    Any tips would be appreciated.

  17. Anonymous[368] • Disclaimer says:
    @cohen

    I still have issue with Ron’s view on that there is no collaboration between the big 3 (US, China, Russian) on Covid 19.

    I think the collaboration is private party to private party interaction.. its not state to state.. in the sense that an official of STATE A called up an official of STATE B to impose on the populations each govern the same trick.
    The oligarch own the propaganda space.. and they own the intelligence agencies. the intelligence agencies own the interconnecting state to state agencies and most of the legislators in each of the nation states.
    The intelligence agencies are globally interconnected, they are communication links that support secret between nation state and between corporation communications conduct by or on behalf of the Oligarch who is a residence of the nation states that host them. It is these quasi government interlinked domains that collaboration between the nation states take place.
    SOMEONE needs to invent a tracking mechanism and develop a set of testable hypothesis capable to generate the evidence that can identity and prove interconnects between national intelligence services; and maybe even identify which oligarch in each nation state is in charge of the planning and timing and which is in charge of the decisions to develop a trick or to engage a divide and conquer strategy. Such experimentation might include identifying the content engineering groups that produce the propaganda that is used to attack, control and deny humanity. This who process is being transferred to robots managed by algorithms so it is important to develop it now I think?

    Thank you Mr. Unz for the print versions; the question now is how to convent them in to home school text?
    key questions are needed.. so the schooling can focus its instruction in generally the same direction.

    I have been told the MSM is a CIA project with private ownership front. I thought this was a good description.

    • Replies: @cohen
  18. Chebyshev says:

    The American Pravda series is both outstanding and astounding. Thanks, Ron, for showing us that Hitler was actually good, am0ng many other things. I’ve already saved the articles as PDFs; I will now buy the physical books.

  19. Ron Unz, I’m especially appreciative that you mentioned Michael Collins Piper and David Irving – two individuals whose output changed my life.

    • Replies: @Mehen
  20. define “rogue element” please

  21. Anon[280] • Disclaimer says:

    Ron’s comments on vaccine threads and his constant belittling of anti-vaxxers has made me less interested in reading his earlier work. He calls people “conspiracy theorists” unironically. He has a gaping black hole of ignorance that he tries to worm around by pretending he’s not even interested in the issue. That doesn’t bode well for his Pravda series.

    • Agree: Theophrastus
    • Replies: @Not you
    , @peterAUS
  22. On the subject of China’s zero-covid lockdowns…

    [MORE]

    A consensus seems to be forming that China is demonstrating its superior social cohesion by locking down entire cities… and that the rest of the world needs to follow China’s lead… moving into the near future of endless extreme “events” caused by “global warming”… and to make use of man’s amazing new “sciences” to control mother nature (e.g. climate control via carbon control… virus control via “vaccines”).

    On the related subject of Ron Unz’s theory that covid was a bio-weapon attack by the U.S. on China and Iran…

    Even Ron Unz seems to think that China’s zero-covid lockdowns are a “scientific” response to super-killer covid… rather than a war-time response to a bio-weapon attack. How can that be? Why doesn’t Ron Unz suggest that China’s zero-covid “policy” is simply… China preparing its population for the next (of MANY?) bio-weapon attacks??? Wouldn’t this also be much more consistent with how the “global security industry” has been spending hundreds of \$billions to integrate the “global health care” industry into the “global security framework”… planning/preparing the “global community” for health/security/(war?) “responses”?

    On the subject of covid being a super-killer…

    I disagree with Ron Unz that covid has been an “unprecedented” killer. Dr. Unz has repeatedly presented the CDC’s all-cause-death data… that U.S. deaths increased from a five-year average of roughly 28m deaths in 2019 to 33m in 2020/21 (1% of 330m Americans dying this year would be 33m) … stating that this 18% death increase was “unprecedented”. The first articles I read about covid in Feb/Mar 2020 presented numerous 100-year, monthly all-cause death data plots, for locations all over the world. Those articles and data plots prove that 15% “spikes” in year-to-year all-cause deaths have happened MANY times in the past 100 years (about once every 7 years in any given “region” of the world). So covid’s 18% increase is NOT “unprecedented”… in fact, it’s pretty “normal”… i.e. pretty much a “bad flu season”. (Side note… I believe a significant reason for increased deaths in 2021/22 is that the “global health-care/security industry” simply quit providing basic treatments to sick people of all types).

    On all three subjects above…

    If in fact covid is NOT the super-killer that our “global leaders” have claimed… then isn’t China’s zero-covid lockdowns by far the strongest evidence to support Ron Unz’s theory that covid was a bioweapon attack? If covid doesn’t kill significantly more people than viruses typically kill in a bad flu season… then why would China lockdown tens (hundreds?) of millions of people??? It seems to me… China’s lockdowns are a clear indication that the world is preparing for a massive war.

    • Replies: @Steve in Dallas
  23. JackOH says:
    @Lobsterman

    Lobsterman, I’ll tell you a quick story.

    I’d begun wondering how our intellectual gatekeepers failed to notice that group health insurance didn’t behave the way people thought it behaved. For example, labor unions take credit for group health benefits, but why? During economic downturns, labor unions always–always–sacrifice dues-paying bargaining unit workers to preserve group health benefits for non-workers. I was asked sharply by a senior manager what made me believe non-workers were enrolled in group health. I replied: “Non-workers are contractually qualifying dependents.”

    University intellectuals, government officials, policy and think tank intellectuals—nobody noticed. You’d think self-immolating labor unions might be of interest to someone, but I found nothing.

    Then I stumbled upon Ron’s Vioxx article. The scales fell from my eyes. I had not thought it possible that our authorities and intellectual gatekeepers would willfully and purposefully conceal the truth behind group health insurance just to keep up our civic pieties about health care. They are.

    I have Ron to thank for his insight that bad or downright wicked ideas have important constituencies that use all the tricks of “democratic” persuasion to make sure the rottenness of those ideas never gets aired.

  24. anastasia says:

    He does brilliant work on every subject he has tackled. Incredible man!

    • Replies: @Theophrastus
  25. @Steve in Dallas

    Oops… got the numbers wrong…

    “U.S. deaths increased from a five-year average of roughly 28m deaths in 2019 to 33m in 2020/21 (1% of 330m Americans dying this year would be 33m)”

    should read…

    “U.S. deaths increased from a five-year average of roughly 2.8m deaths in 2019 to 3.3m in 2020/21 (1% of 330m Americans dying this year would be 3.3m)”

  26. @Charles

    The Jews also have these great and exemplary people, committed only to the truth and honesty, like Israel Shahak in the book written by Ron Unz, who 40 years ago freed Ron Unz from the chains he tells being partly a prisoner of and to whom he shows his gratitude by dedicating his book to him.
    Unfortunately, however, for some reason – as is usually the case – the power within the tribe has been hijacked by a selfish Pharisaic rabbinic element that is guided only by its own lust for power and its own truth (Talmud) and that wants to subjugate its tribe and the whole world to its own power and has therefore led its own people and the world from one tragedy to another.
    Ron Unz has done much selfless work and can be seen as a kind of liberator, who inevitably shows how hopeless this path chosen by the Talmud rabbis (Israel’s former PM N-yahu was the son of one) is. Personally I see – like P.C.Roberts – Ron Unz as the kind of man I would like to see as President of America. He could do a lot for his country and all of humanity.

    • Replies: @Charles
  27. @anastasia

    Every subject…except covid.

  28. Not you says:
    @Anon

    Ron Unz’s error wrt “conspiracy theories/conspiracy theorists” is the same as most make, and that is one of definition. So, the error in ill-defining what one is or isn’t produces the erroneous conclusion. The issue is one of basic logic and although he is intelligent, he is not, to my knowledge, a logician and therefore to be forgiven his “transgression’..

    See Rothbard’s short summary on this:

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/1970/01/murray-n-rothbard/conspiracy-theories-2/

  29. Many congratulations on your esteemed body of work being newly available in print, Mr Unz. As you rightly say, there is more weight and permanence to hardcopy books than ebooks and your research certainly merits inclusion on the shelves of Public Libraries as well as in private collections. I say this as a reader of American Pravda.

    There is now taking place a major rethink on the topics that you have covered. My own personal interest is the first half of the bloodstained 20th Century and your work on WW2 should be widely read, and hopefully will be. Court Historians will be held up to public ridicule and rightly so. David Irving’s opinion of them will be fully vindicated.

    Not everyone will agree with all you have said. Personally fwiw while agreeing that cv19 was a biological attack on China and Iran, it was not a “rogue element” but imho a US government initiative and policy. There were enough cutouts and blank leads to enable plausible deniability just like with JFK, 9/11 etc. The US govt is simply a more openly murderous version of Perfidious Albion.
    Best wishes in this latest endeavour. It is well timed.

  30. Treg says:

    I am that annoying friend i guess. So I’ll probably buy all the hard copy books. And I’ll probably buy them again and again as “gifts” to friends who there’s a tiny chance they may actually read it.

    That’s just how I am and looking back I guess I have been that way for a very long time. When Fleetwood Macs rumors album broke I bought one for me and a dozen for unwelcoming friends. Everyone had a turntable in those days.

    I’ve bought hard books that I was so impressed that I bought a dozen more as gifts, such as these: “Capitaliam: The Unknown Ideal” by Ayn Rand, “The Blank Slate” by Steven Pinker, “The System of Liberty” by George Smith, and amazing mind blowing “The Global Brain” by Howard Bloom.

    So i’ll add Ron’s American Pravda books to the list.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  31. Ron Unz says:
    @Treg

    I am that annoying friend i guess. So I’ll probably buy all the hard copy books. And I’ll probably buy them again and again as “gifts” to friends who there’s a tiny chance they may actually read it.

    Thanks. I’ve deliberately priced them very reasonably for exactly that reason.

    And Encountering American Pravda generally contains the earlier, less “hard-core” material, so it’s intended to provide a relatively non-threatening introduction to the entire series. It’s also quite short—only about 150pp—so it’s “non-threatening” in that respect as well, and people will be more likely to actually consider reading it.

    As a byproduct of this discussion of the new print collections, there’s been a huge spike in downloads of the eBook versions, almost 1,000 in the last 24 hours. So that distribution channel is also doing well:

    https://www.unz.com/page/downloadable-ebooks/

    • Replies: @Ferrari
    , @Wizard of Oz
  32. Amazon has a ‘look inside’ feature which allowed me to examine the contents of Mr. Unz’s new collection. After thinking things over, I decided the inclusion of “American Pravda: Remembering the Liberty” more than balanced “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving”.

    Partly this is because the very same people who murdered all those US men on the “USS Liberty” also did their best to impoverish David Irving. Irving’s book “Hitler’s War” has some use as a history book, but it mostly fails because of the author’s obvious love affair for his subject. Irving simply ignores the worst things Hitler did – “eyes wide shut” sort of stuff. But if the Zionists were penalized for all the lying books they’ve written, many thousands of them would deserve to be sleeping in cardboard boxes under overpass bridges. Their persecution of Irving for literary crimes far lesser than their own was dreadful.

    (I also made a quick examination of the 9/11 piece in the book, and would suggest that readers be more skeptical than Mr. Unz on several important matters therein)

    So this is a highly qualified ‘endorsement’ of Mr. Unz’s new anthology.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  33. gregor says:

    I’d be surprised if Amazon leaves these up for more than a couple months.

    One thing with print books vs online articles is that online lends itself to links whereas traditional books favor footnotes and bibliography. It would be a substantial effort, but at some point an improvement that could be made would be to beef up the citations behind the articles to academic level. The articles as they stand are reasonably well-cited though as they are in essence very lengthily annotated bibliographies and the key sources are woven integrally into the articles themselves. I don’t know if you’ve ever said it explicitly but perhaps you have avoided exhaustive citations because you want your articles to be the first word rather than the last word and you wish to encourage people to dig into the sources themselves.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  34. @JackOH

    I was listening to a podcast roundtable with Pepe Escobar and others, and during the conversation by these guys, who are definitely in the know–a lot more than me–out comes this acknowledgement about how even governments and militaries had to consider the interests and power of local mafia groups. Waking up is like a slap in the face for us sheep.

    • Agree: JackOH
  35. Pascendi says:

    I may not understand your insouciance about the COVID-19 vaccines (or the Moon landings), but I certainly appreciate your American Pravda work. It is water in the desert. Three books ordered.
    Thank you.

  36. Mehen says:
    @Truth Vigilante

    I recently came across a Piper video where he trashed Christopher Bollyn for his work on 9/11. What do you make of that? I confess I’m not all that familiar with either man.

  37. gregor says:
    @Mehen

    He and Bollyn both used to work at American Free Press and Bollyn used to come on Piper’s radio show. But they had a falling out around 2006 and Bollyn got fired around the same time. No idea what the whole story was.

    I’m familiar with Bollyn’s early articles and they are pretty interesting. He was talking about Dancing Israelis literally within a week of 9/11 so he was waaaay ahead of the curve. Credit where it’s due. I listened to an interview with him about the War on Terror and I would definitely recommend it. He says the Israelis were talking about the war on terror concept as early as 1979 and were of course positioning as the key ally to the west in fighting terrorism. Even though the Israeli leaders from Likud who were pushing this (and who were in power on 9/11) were themselves terrorists even according to mainstream sources.


    From what I’ve personally seen from him he seems pretty solid. But I’ve heard a few times that he’s not as good on technical issues and has pushed some of the more far-fetched theories so that’s maybe something to be aware of.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Truth Vigilante
  38. Bert says:

    Yours is a tremendously important later-life’s work. Exposing the real history and its underpinnings displays great integrity and courage.

    The rot is deep and wide.

    https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/utah-county-attorneys-rejection-of-death-penalty-reflects-broader-conservative-movement-away-from-capital-punishment

    From: https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/-coffee-and-covid-monday-july-25?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

    [MORE]

    The Utah story kicked off earlier this year, when the Utah County Sheriff calmly read this jaw-dropping statement:

    In April of 2021, an investigation began into ritualistic child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking that occurred in Utah County. The ensuing investigation discovered that other victims had previously reported similar forms of ritualistic sexual abuse and trafficking that occurred in Utah County, Juab County, and Sanpete County during the time between 1990 and 2010. Portions of these allegations were confirmed.

    These allegations are being investigated by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with other local and federal agencies. We are pleading with the public and encourage victims, or individuals with knowledge of these crimes, to contact the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit, so that they can be offered all the assistance possible. We understand that there are individuals who have concerns for their safety and/or well-being, who have been silenced. We need your help.

    The Sheriff said the main focus of the investigation is organized, ritualistic child sexual abuse spanning two decades.

    A few weeks after the announcement, the county’s District Attorney, David Leavitt — who was not currently a suspect in the investigation — held a press conference and, without any advance warning at all, angrily announced that he’d been wrongfully accused of murdering small children, and eating them. He said he’d reviewed a witness statement that accused him of being involved in some very heinous crimes. Then Leavitt blamed the whole thing on the Sheriff, for orchestrating a political witch hunt against him.

    Tellingly, Leavitt failed to mention the rather significant fact that for a couple years he’d also been under a Homeland investigation for pedophilic sexual abuse and trafficking. More on that in a minute.

    The neatly-bearded District Attorney, who ran as a Republican, shocked the red county after he was elected by actually turning out to be one of these woke prosecutors who halts prosecution of a wide range of crimes, tries to “reimagine” the justice system and most tellingly, he tried to shut down the county’s special victims unit. For some reason. During his tenure, he has consistently been attacked by local Republicans as a RINO or worse, and has been just as consistently defended by leftwing media.

    In other words, he’s a stealth Soros prosecutor.

    In a recent June 27th article, Fox 13 Salt Lake said it got hold of a 2020 documentary including an interview with Leavitt, where he describes “a strategy” to basically buy the adoption of a Native American baby girl from her Montana tribe. You think the story is bizarre so far? This is where things start to get REALLY bizarre.

    In the video, Leavitt says he’s close friends with and a business associate of former Ukrainian president Victor Yuschenko. Ukraine again! District attorney Leavitt and former president Yuschenko were cooking up a scheme in 2017 to introduce buffalo to Ukraine, because … whatever. The idea was, Leavitt and Yuschenko would pay top prices for buffalo from a lucky American tribe on some kind of long-term contract.

    Who wants to bet the whole Buffalos-to-Ukraine deal would be funded by our tax dollars through some shady federal “biodiversity” grant?

    In furtherance of his scheme, Leavitt flew to Montana and met face-to-face with Chief Killsback of the Northern Cheyenne tribe to pitch the lucrative buffalo deal, which the Chief was very, very interested in, but there was a catch: as part of the deal, Leavitt insisted as a pre-condition on getting, I mean adopting, a Native American baby girl. The Chief said no problem, paleskin. Leavitt describes, actually he sort of BRAGS about his repugnant buffalos-for-babies scheme ON CAMERA, although he dressed it all up with self-serving descriptions of his selfless humanitarian aims.

    After tribal social services denied Leavitt’s request, citing a long-standing law barring adoption of native babies by non-natives, Leavitt called the chief to complain. Here’s how he described what happened next: “Five minutes later the phone rang and it was the social worker saying, ‘I think I’ve figured out a way to get this child to you.’”

    Hurrah! Leavitt said he took the baby girl home with him that SAME DAY. A one-day adoption! It was a social services miracle.

    Shockingly, former chief Killsback couldn’t be interviewed for the 2020 documentary because he was in prison for fraud related to some other awesome deal he’d cooked up.

    Fox 13 then reported that, back in 2020, the video had made its way to a Homeland Security investigator, Noel Engels, who for several years was already investigating sexual allegations against Leavitt. Engels shot the video up the chain at Homeland for higher-level investigation of the human trafficking angle, and a few months later, Engles was suddenly and unexpectedly reassigned off the case.

    Engels was suspicious. It didn’t make sense. He filed a whistleblower complaint, suspecting his removal from the case had been improper.

    A few months later, Engels got a letter back from Homeland’s internal investigations unit, saying they found “a substantial likelihood of wrongdoing based on the information you submitted in support of your allegations,” and that the case had been referred to the Secretary of Homeland for investigation. Fox 13 somehow got hold of the letter.

    So, the bottom line is it looks “substantially likely” that someone in Homeland protected Leavitt by killing Engels’ investigation. By his own admission, Leavitt was under investigation for sexual abuse, murder, and cannibalism. If someone at Homeland DID act to protect Leavitt — which seems “substantially likely” — then we’re dealing with a deep-state federal conspiracy of some kind.

    Not surprisingly, on June 29th, Leavitt lost the Utah County Republican primary. The miracle was he ever believed he could win at this point.

    Okay. This story is totally bizarre and might seem completely disconnected from normal C&C fare. But, given just the headlines and what’s been published in local Utah media, there’re a bunch of loose threads that all seem to be snaking toward a common center somewhere.

    In this one single story, we have: ritualized child sexual abuse, a woke prosecutor, trafficking, murder, Natives, Ukrainians, deep-state government conspiracists, plus — from the bowels of the pit — cannibalism. You guys still with me?

  39. @JackOH

    Do you know which article that was? I’m having trouble finding one that talks about vioxx, unions, and health insurance. Alternatively, what is the motivation you allude to?

  40. peterAUS says:
    @Anon

    Perhaps this comment will pass the….ahm….”moderation”….hardened recently, Clovid related, in this online pub.
    Or it’s online support group for certain demographics?

    I believe you are making a mistake.

    This site, with its owner and moderators, have been doing an outstanding work for quite some time. A lot of material here, some comments included, are an excellent source of information in the current Clown World.

    But, then again, each person has its ..say…breaking point. His/her own Room 101. Or it’s a price? Whatever.
    In this case it’s, on the surface, Clovid. Real reason is, probably, something else. Keyword DIGITAL.

    There is a critical weakness on the “alternative”. We are so keen to discard a person if he/she slips just once. Wrong.
    You take from a person what he/she can deliver. Not everyone is a sterling human example.
    Even a coward, or a sellout, can be very useful in a struggle.

    My take anyway.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  41. harfang67 says:

    I really do not know what to write. I’m writing to a Giant. What an inspiration. A living model of leadership, at humanity level. God Will not let his Création go and be destroyed by satanists and your light certainly helps us see the Evil in action.

    All we have to do now is to decide for ourselves the level of action/fight that we must undertake.

    A great thanks for your contribution.

    Downloaded all you ePub books. Already had done so about a year ago for a number of them.
    Will circulate today’s post to friends and familly.

    Harfang67

  42. Charles says:
    @Odd Rabbit

    I would add that Ron became, certainly by my standards, a wealthy man at a relatively young age; plenty of very bright people do so (I am of course excluding all athletes and entertainers regardless of intellect), but Ron is virtually unique. Instead of taking the common path of selfish or crazy hedonism, a la the brilliant John Macafee, Ron challenged his own mind-set and his own beliefs. He also created a text digitizing system just so he could CREATE ARCHIVES OF HIS CHOOSING. I point-and-click, he creates something unique. His autobiography would be an interesting read.

    • Agree: Odd Rabbit
  43. tatohead says:

    I agree with all the comments here about the importance of this website and Ron’s enormous body of work. I first learned of Israel Shahak here (from Ron), and found out that you could download and read the forbidden Mein Kampf right here. I expected something quite different, but what struck me was Hitler’s emphasis on fanaticism. Dialogue and debate? Forget it. It’s been a fascinating learning experience being here. Full of dangerous and banned ideas.

    • Agree: Charles
  44. JackOH says:

    Random, sorry, my writing wasn’t clear.

    Ron was writing about Vioxx only. I recall little of the article’s details, but I do recall his example of calm, detailed reasoning that allowed the evidence to speak to form a conclusion was something of an inspiration to me. I’m guessing a publication year of maybe 2014. I’m not sure if it’s available here at UR.

    I’m the guy writing about group health, and over a long period assembled a manuscript: “Blackout: How the Group of Your Unique Group Health Insurance Destroyed Your Mind and Ruined America.” I was stumped as to why American business superimposed a health charity scheme upon its business operations, and paid for it with an excise tax per unit labor. Ron’s example gave me the energy to dig deeper.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  45. Ron Unz says:
    @Zachary Smith

    Amazon has a ‘look inside’ feature which allowed me to examine the contents of Mr. Unz’s new collection. After thinking things over, I decided the inclusion of “American Pravda: Remembering the Liberty” more than balanced “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving”…So this is a highly qualified ‘endorsement’ of Mr. Unz’s new anthology.

    Thanks. But it looks like you began commenting here less than a year ago, so I’m not sure how much of my series you’ve examined. In particular, you might want to read one very long article that’s not in that particular collection:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-understanding-world-war-ii/

    My key point is that although Irving’s books were certainly a very important element of the source material that shaped my conclusions, they’re just one element, and they fit very neatly into the conclusions produced by dozens of other books, some of them by very highly-regarded mainstream scholars who entirely avoided Irving’s fate.

    Incidentally, if and when you have a chance to read my article on the Liberty Incident, you’ll discover that the history may actually be much more complicated and surprising than you realize.

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-remembering-the-liberty/

    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
  46. Ron Unz says:
    @JackOH

    Ron was writing about Vioxx only. I recall little of the article’s details, but I do recall his example of calm, detailed reasoning that allowed the evidence to speak to form a conclusion was something of an inspiration to me. I’m guessing a publication year of maybe 2014. I’m not sure if it’s available here at UR.

    Thanks for the kind words and it’s listed in the Public Health section on the Sidebar:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/chinese-melamine-and-american-vioxx-a-comparison/

    • Thanks: JackOH
  47. Alita99 says:

    Invaluable site and insight.

    Couldn’t do it without you, Mr. Unz.

    Cheers!

  48. Not you says:

    “We are so keen to discard a person if he/she slips just once. Wrong.”

    You’re on the correct path here. Unless and until someone can prove that Ron Unz has been deliberately misleading rather than using flawed logic and/or prejudices and/biases then it’s rather harsh in claiming he’s “fronting” or hiding something. He is intelligent but not perfect. Therefore, without proof, it’s like faulting a thing for being that thing rather than something other than that thing. Like faulting a circle for being a circle and not a square.

    • Agree: Charles
    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @Charles
  49. Ferrari says:
    @Ron Unz

    Ron,

    Are you planning any new American Pravda articles on totally distinct topics from our current public health areas that you have talked much about (with good reason of course).

    Just curious. The historical ones you’ve done are quite interesting I find.

  50. peterAUS says:
    @Not you

    Well, well…my previous comment passed the “gauntlet”. Let’s see will this one squeeze through.

    I believe that Unz has been deliberately pushing for what some people call Agenda 2030.
    I call it technocratic dystopia. Whatever.
    CBDC, Universal Digital ID, Social Credit and the rest.

    I am also sure that…say…around 5 % of people reading this agree with the paragraph above. Can’t say I care too much for the rest 95 % I am afraid. To each his/her own.

    • Replies: @Not you
  51. What an outstanding series by Ron Unz!

    I hope that Russian President Vlad Putin has been reading these articles as well!

    Check out Hal Turner’s report on 25 July 2022 re; the Russian narrative to remove Zionist Jew Zelensky, AND…

    Lavrov’s address to the League of Arab Nations revealing that previous Jewish Ukrainian President Poroshenko HAD NO INTENTION OF ABIDING BY THE MINSK AGREEMENT, AND USED THE TIME AVAILABLE TO BUILD-UP THE UKRAINIAN MILITARY!!!

    & now Poland is doing the same…

    Note to American Taxpayers STOP PAYING TAXES UNTIL ALL FINANCIAL AND MONETARY AID STOPS GOING TO ISRAEL, AND U.S. TROOPS ARE RETURNED HOME FROM FIGHTING ISRAEL’S PROXY WARS!!!

    See Rep Jim Traficant’s expose on YouTube re; Israel, post his framed-up 7 year prison term via malicious prosecution by the DoJ when he freed a suspected war criminal later proven innocent.

  52. Charles says:
    @Not you

    My opinion – I know nothing of the science of Covid or the common cold. I did know, from more informed people, that vaccine approval is a lengthy process under the best of circumstances. Because of that and being a natural contrarian, it never occurred to me that getting any of the jabs would be a good idea. Among other things, the death of a jabbed acquaintance, who was fifty years old and fit enough to compete in marathons, from a stroke late last year has only made me more resolute.

    • Replies: @Not you
  53. Pelayo says:

    Bought!

    Thanks Ron!

  54. Not you says:
    @peterAUS

    Well, then prove it rather than make wild accusations.

    It seems to me that if you were correct then Ron Unz really isn’t as intelligent as many believe because he has taken a very complicated and unnecessary route in doing so rather than simply falling in lockstep risk-free with the rest of the intellectual culture and writers and publishers rather than giving us readers and commenters such a site as he has produced. Doesn’t make sense in my mind.

  55. peterAUS says:

    Well, then prove it rather than make wild accusations.

    Nope. Anyone can believe, here in particular, whatever he/she/it wants.

    It seems to me that if you were correct then Ron Unz really isn’t as intelligent as many believe because he has taken a very complicated and unnecessary route in doing so rather than simply falling in lockstep risk-free with the rest of the intellectual culture and writers and publishers rather than giving us readers and commenters such a site as he has produced. Doesn’t make sense in my mind.

    That’s fine. A lot of things don’t make sense to me either. For example, I don’t get how derivatives market really works.

    Having said that, there is a comment, among plenty similar, actually, on this site, by Jonathan Revusky on July 23, quote:

    Perhaps Ron has told the truth on a ton of subjects so that when the critical moment arrived he would be believed. Is this that moment?

    Well, the whole concept of a limited hangout operation is that you tell the truth about certain things but there are other things about which you never tell the truth – – mostly just endless smoke-blowing.

    But yeah, that’s the name of the game. One gains people’s trust by telling the truth (or something close!) about certain things, but the real purpose is to make the disinfo more credible.

    “Critical moment” thing.

    Make of that what you will.

    • Replies: @Not you
    , @Ryan2
  56. cohen says:
    @Anonymous

    Interesting perspective come to think about. We need people like Assange to dig up and expose the real Masters. it could be wishful thinking on my part.

  57. Not you says:
    @peterAUS

    “Make of that what you will.”

    A low-grade hypothesis at best?

    I have what I believe is a better idea. Why not simply look and read for oneself what Ron Unz himself has to say on the matter?

    From the masthead:

    “Mission Statement

    For decades I have spent a couple of hours every morning carefully reading The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and several other major newspapers. But although such a detailed study of the American mainstream media is a necessary condition for remaining informed about our world, it is not sufficient. With the rise of the Internet and the alternative media, every thinking individual has increasingly recognized that there exist enormous lacunae in what our media tells us and disturbing patterns in what is regularly ignored or concealed.

    In April 2013 I published “Our American Pravda,” a major article highlighting some of the most disturbing omissions of our national media in issues of the greatest national importance. The considerable attention it attracted from The Atlantic, Forbes, and a New York Times economics columnist demonstrated that the mainstream journalists themselves were often all too aware of these problems, but perhaps found them too difficult to address within the confining structure of large media organizations. This reinforced my belief in the reality of the serious condition I had diagnosed.

    In an attempt to partially remedy this disturbing situation I will be regularly publishing on this website a selection of the sort of interesting, important, and controversial perspectives that rarely if ever reach the pages of our major newspapers or the pixels of our television sets. The handful of columnists and bloggers whose work I am herein providing represent merely the smallest slice of the enormous range of unconventional ideas that lie just a mouse-click or a Google search away from each of us, and my particular selection is certainly not intended to be comprehensive. But over the years I have regularly read the writings of all these individuals and found their ideas stimulating and useful, and I believe that many others might have the same reaction.

    This is not to say that I personally agree with all or even most of what these writers believe or claim. However, sometimes the most valuable insights are obtained by reading opinions sharply divergent from one’s own. Facing a sharp intellectual or ideological challenge forces us to more effectively frame our arguments and buttress the weaknesses in our logic and evidence that had previously remained unnoticed. Taking the measure of an effective critic is always more valuable than listening to a mindless echo. And I would always prefer reading something disturbing than something dull.

    Ron Unz, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher”

    Based on his own words my intepretation is that you and some others are trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Best of luck with that.

    • Replies: @Not you
  58. Not you says:
    @Charles

    Understood. Thank you.

  59. Ryan2 says:

    Thank you, Ron Unz.
    You’ve been fucking steadfast in your journalism.

  60. Not you says:
    @Not you

    To put a finer point on it and to clarify that I’m not picking on you or making my disagreement with you and some others personal in your belief that Ron Unz has nefarious, hidden and/or malicious motives.

    I simply believe that a guy like Ron Unz doesn’t think the way some do and they fail to recognize and appreciate this difference and seem too quick to misattribute to him that which doesn’t exist and can be explained without misattributing or making false accusations. I believe that bridging that gap of understanding a guy like him could go a long way in explaining certain disagreements, that’s all. Doesn’t mean his way of thinking is necessarily superior and correct and yours and some others inferior and incorrect, just different and the gap hasn’t been bridged yet.

  61. Ryan2 says:
    @peterAUS

    I just wish AUS would just float off into the ocean once and for all.
    Just leave us Paul Hogan.

  62. Ron Unz says:
    @peterAUS

    This site, with its owner and moderators, have been doing an outstanding work for quite some time. A lot of material here, some comments included, are an excellent source of information in the current Clown World.

    But, then again, each person has its ..say…breaking point. His/her own Room 101. Or it’s a price? Whatever.
    In this case it’s, on the surface, Clovid. Real reason is, probably, something else. Keyword DIGITAL.

    I sometimes have a hard time deciding whether some of the various commenters here are extremely paranoid…or merely trolls pretending to be.

  63. Ryan2 says:
    @perhapsknotzkiesays

    She doesn’t look like a re-animated corpse there.

  64. @Ron Unz

    Even paranoiacs have real enemies. I suspect that the Wizz broke into my abode and left pubic hairs on my tooth-brush-once I get the DNA results, I’ll have him!

  65. @Jim H

    Hurrah! John McCain is still dead!!!

  66. Ron Unz says:
    @gregor

    One thing with print books vs online articles is that online lends itself to links whereas traditional books favor footnotes and bibliography. It would be a substantial effort, but at some point an improvement that could be made would be to beef up the citations behind the articles to academic level. The articles as they stand are reasonably well-cited though as they are in essence very lengthily annotated bibliographies and the key sources are woven integrally into the articles themselves.

    Sure, the reference-links can’t conveniently be provided in hard copies, and even if I included footnotes, many of them would be to URLs, which are almost as useless in a print book. That’s a major advantage of the eBook or webpage format.

    With a few exceptions, I wouldn’t classify almost any of my articles as academic-level articles, so I think the heavy use of references would be overkill. Also, I doubt it would strengthen their persuasiveness, since simply citing someone who said something is meaningless unless you can also carefully access the credibility of that source. Too many people writing in an ideological niche merely blindly reference a work of a similar persuasive without sufficient emphasis on why it should be believed, something I try to do as much as possible.

    I’d put many of my articles in roughly the category as major review articles in a publication like the NYRB essentially describing and evaluating several books on a given topic and using those as a jumping-off point for a broader historical narrative, not quite a journal article but much more substantial than a typical opinion column.

    I’d be surprised if Amazon leaves these up for more than a couple months.

    Hard to say. But it certainly does provide an incentive for buying the books now, while you still can.

  67. Anon[689] • Disclaimer says:
    @gregor

    Could you really blame Israelis for dancing in the streets following 9-11?9-11 meant that from now on all Americans and the USs’ lackeys would hate Arabs and would be fighting them for generations to come. Does not mean Israeli’s did 9-11 though it was the best thing to happen to Israel.

  68. peterAUS says:
    @Ron Unz

    I sometimes have a hard time deciding whether some of the various commenters here are extremely paranoid…or merely trolls pretending to be.

    Pick one. Or both. Whatever.
    Just try to leave my posts be and we are good.

    Some people here could find talk about CBDC, Universal Digital ID and Social Credit, to start with, interesting. You just skip that. I mean, you already know all about it, for obvious reasons.

    Oh, BTW, that writing re Clovid about NZ (or is it Aotearoa) . For those interested in the reality in the Kiwiland I suggest you simply try to SPEAK with some people there, from the alternative.
    Google is your friend.
    Kiwis like to talk about those things to the wider audience, Americans in particular.

  69. IreneAthena says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    Yet despite operating on the very edge of a global nuclear holocaust, the Russian and American governments have still maintained quite similar views on Covid and vaxxing, as have the leaders of China, Iran, Israel, and every other mutually-hostile country in the world. Have Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates somehow secretly hypnotized all these different national leaders into such lock-step agreement? – – Ron Unz, “Vaxxing Conspiracies and Eleventy-Bajillion Rumble Views”

    I sometimes have a hard time deciding whether some of the various commenters here are extremely paranoid…or merely trolls pretending to be.–Also Ron Unz

    Keep on asking the questions, and following wherever they may lead, Ron Unz.
    That’s the quality that got you where you are today.

    • Replies: @IreneAthena
  70. IreneAthena says: • Website
    @IreneAthena

    Suggested Reading:

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  71. @Ron Unz

    From your Liberty essay:

    Ennes had no clear answer to that question, and his carefully factual book closed with an Epilogue entitled “Why Did Israel Attack?” which provided a few pages of speculation. He suggested that the Israelis may have feared that the Liberty‘s electronic surveillance equipment might have revealed their plans to invade Syria and conquer the Golan Heights against American wishes, and indeed that attack occurred soon after the Liberty was crippled.

    Syria as a motive for the attack is my own notion as well. It may not be the real reason, but I can’t think of any better reason for the attack. My copy of the Borne book was a disappointment, for though it had crushing evidence about the guilt of the Apartheid state, the author spent virtually no time on the “why” of it all. (The absence of an Index was another annoyance.) The pissant state still doesn’t have Syria in its pocket, and I believe this is the real reason for the huge effort to destroy Syria’s only protector – Russia. Hence the Ukraine provocation. Modern Russia appears to have noticed the connection, and there is a current story about their directing a Jewish Agency to leave the country.

    Russia moves to dissolve Jewish Agency branch that promotes immigration to Israel
    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russian-justice-ministry-asks-jewish-agency-be-dissolved-2022-07-21/

    I took a look at Pat Buchanan’s WW2 book and immediately concluded it is pure garbage. The man knows no history, but is quite talented at ‘creative writing’. Buchanan had seen what happened to David Irving’s public embrace of Hitler, so his own book dodged that issue by beating up on Churchill.

    But in the end Buchanan is much more ‘Nazi-Friendly’ than Irving. Buchanan is a rabid Catholic, and as such he shares the long-running Vatican goals of wiping out the Christ Killers and smashing Communism. Both events would have happened if Britain had allowed Hitler to continue his campaign to build a new German Empire in Eastern Europe.

    https://www.rlhymersjr.com/Articles/071908PM_BuchanansBook.html

    At the present time I’m slogging through two excellent WW2 books. Blood and Ruins by Richard Overy isn’t very good with the small stuff, but he is masterful regarding the “Big Picture” of WW2. When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler is the second book of great merit. The authors of the Titans book share my disdain for the Suvorov Hypothesis that Stalin was prepared to mount an attack. Just be sure to read the revised and expanded 2015 edition.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  72. Ron Unz says:
    @Zachary Smith

    Syria as a motive for the attack is my own notion as well. It may not be the real reason, but I can’t think of any better reason for the attack.

    Unfortunately, it sounds like you may have only gotten 20% of the way into my Liberty Incident article. Once you get past the half-way point, I can guarantee you’ll encounter enormous surprises. I can’t say whether those elements are true, but I do think there’s a good possibility they are.

    I took a look at Pat Buchanan’s WW2 book and immediately concluded it is pure garbage. The man knows no history, but is quite talented at ‘creative writing’. Buchanan had seen what happened to David Irving’s public embrace of Hitler, so his own book dodged that issue by beating up on Churchill.

    Similarly, you may discover all sorts of surprising and remarkable things if you read my very long WWII article, whose discussion of Pat Buchanan’s Churchill book is merely confined to the first 8% of the text.

    I haven’t read any of Overy’s books, but I have his 800pp volume The Dictators on my shelf, and as I expected its 30pp index contains no reference to the true turning point of WWII, which virtually all Western historians have carefully avoided mentioning for three generations. Given that massive omission, I simply can’t trust a word that Overy says about anything else.

    Since you seem someone interested in WWII history, I suggest you start reading an earlier article of mine, and I predict that within the first 1,000 words you may have discovered a gigantic surprise that was excluded from all the dozens or hundreds of books that you have previously read on that subject:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-how-hitler-saved-the-allies/

  73. anaccount says:

    Thank you Ron.

    Yours truly,
    Anti-vaxxer

  74. Art says:

    One would not be wrong to say that the primary intellectual battle on the Unz Review, is between Jews and those they rhetorically and culturally offend. Clearly the intellectually inferior Jews have lost the dispute. (They have mostly abandoned the Unz Review)

    We have won the truth fight on Unz – now we need to bring our winning arguments about Jew dishonesty and disloyalty to all of America.

    A major cultural tactic of Jews is to hide “their Jew identity” when propagating something that goes counter to American values and idealism.

    As an example, Judy Weingarden (far left-wing head of US teachers union) – is never referred to as a Jew. Yet she is one of the most unliked people in America.

    Hmm!

    How is it that nearly 100% of the media know when to refer to a Jew as a Jew. Hiding the Jew is an immoral act.

  75. peterAUS says:
    @IreneAthena

    Nice reading one star reviews:). Fred Bear, SusanL, Ilka, Peter Goodchild, Cuffleyburgers, Nautilus, JS, Jarek Goethe, Richard Clark…etc…etc…..

    Now, they all say what’s going to happen. Say, “we’ll hit heavy seas”. That’s fine.
    Haven’t seen much offering as to what to do about it, though. Like “batten the hatches” etc.

    Early stages, I guess. Still hasn’t, really, hit home.
    It’s like contemplating a storm over morning coffee. Rather different from facing Force 10 breakers at night.

    • Replies: @IreneAthena
  76. jews – nazis – israel – scam. synonym ????

  77. @Chebyshev

    Does he say Hitler was actually good? Please give us the URL of that column.

    I remember that in the Oddities article he writes that Nazism was “Judaism for wimps”, but I don’t think he wrote that Nazism was good.

    • Replies: @Chebyshev
  78. Anonymous[527] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    On a longish drive I had my WWII vet father listen to the mp3 of the Liberty Incident & WWII. I’m on a quest to deprogram him from Fox News and NewsMax and American Heroes Channel propaganda.

    Anyway, he is very knowledgeable about the Liberty incident and WWII history and after every paragraph he looked stunned and would say, “Wow!” Afterwards he was almost speechless and could only say, “Why have we never heard any of this stuff??”

    • Thanks: Ron Unz
  79. @gregor

    But I’ve heard a few times that he [Bollyn] is not as good on technical issues and has pushed some of the more far-fetched theories so that’s maybe something to be aware of.

    What are these ‘far-fetched theories’ that you speak of and who did you hear them from ?

    My research suggests Bollyn is rock solid throughout. I suspect those individuals that are claiming he’s not good on technical issues are trying to discredit him because Bollyn is revealing some important truths.

    • Replies: @gregor
  80. @Mehen

    Christopher Bollyn is another individual that I have immense respect for.

    The reason for Piper’s critique of Bollyn was pretty well explained by commenter ‘Gregor’ in comment # 39.

    As for your remark that you’re not familiar with either man, you must have been living under a rock these last 20 years or so.
    Bollyn is one of the foremost researchers in the world on the 9/11 False Flag.

    As for Michael Collins Piper, if you haven’t read his book ‘Final Judgement’, then you really don’t know who killed JFK.
    Piper’s book is the benchmark on JFK research – nothing else comes remotely close.
    That book is available here in the Unz Review to read for free. I suggest you get cracking.

    As for Christopher Bollyn, here’s a video where he is interviewed by Sean Stone (the son of the famous director Oliver Stone):

    If you liked that video on Bollyn, which will get you grounded on the fundamentals, and you’d like to know more about what really happened on 9/11, get back to me and I’ll give you another video of his that will further enlighten you.

  81. Chebyshev says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Well, in his articles on World War II/the Holocaust, Ron has shown that:

    Hitler dislodged the tiny Jewish minority from power and empowered the 99% German majority, revived the economy, which had been mired in the Depression, and peacefully united almost all the German-speaking population of Europe into one country.

    Jewish groups plus Churchill, FDR, and their administrations were responsible for the outbreak of the war, not Hitler.

    Stalin was prepared for a massive attack on Germany and the rest of Western Europe and would have Sovietized the whole continent if Hitler hadn’t attacked first.

    The Allies were far worse than Nazi Germany in terms of needlessly killing civilians during the war.

    Jews constituted a fifth column during the war which they were to a large extent responsible for, so that’s why they were put into camps; the Holocaust story (e.g. the gas chambers) is largely fake and between 1-2 million Jews died due to disease and starvation.

    If you accept all of that, then you will see that Hitler was a pretty good leader, given the circumstances.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  82. Waldemar says:

    Jews: “Hungary has to become finally much more
    diverse, if not, we call ’em Hitlernazifascistracists!”

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/holocaust-survivors-sound-alarm-over-orbans-race-mixing-comments/

  83. @Ron Unz

    From your essay:

    Moe Shafer had been transferred to the Sixth Fleet flagship for treatment of his injuries, and he claimed that the commanding admiral mentioned to him that several of his bombers had been three minutes away from a nuclear attack on Cairo when they were recalled.

    Admittedly I skimmed over all this because I found it to verge into fantasy. The story of nuclear-armed bombers sitting around on the deck of a busy aircraft carrier is simply unbelievable, and the prospect of a Naval Officer being able to nuke a large city like Cairo without DC authorization is even more so.

    I’ve been away from the details of this story for too long, and a look at some of my files caused me to remember this:

    Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty – The full story
    https://www.alanhart.net/israels-attack-on-the-uss-liberty-the-full-story-2/

    Dyan was on a mission to continue to build Greater Israel, and that’s why I call the 1967 event “The Land Grab War. “

    The Johnson administration had given the green light for Israel to attack Egypt and only Egypt. It was understood that the IDF would have to respond to Jordanian intervention – if it happened, but on no account was Israel to seek to widen the war for the purpose of taking Jordanian or Syrian territory.Apart from President Johnson’s public statement that he was as firmly committed as his predecessors had been to the “political independence and territorial integrity of all the nations in that area”, Washington’s fear was what could happen if the Israelis occupied Syrian territory. If they did there was a possibility of Soviet intervention (for face-saving reasons). Soviet leaders could just about live with the Egyptians being smashed by the IDF but not the Syrians too.

    and

    So long as the Liberty was on station and functioning, the U.S. would have some control of Israel.

    In short the Liberty was the Johnson administration’s insurance policy. It was there to prevent Israel’s hawks going over the top and, on a worst-case scenario, provoking Soviet intervention and possibly World War III.

    Dyan wouldn’t have dared to make the attack on the USS Liberty except for the fact he knew he had Lyndon Johnson by the balls.

    The not-so-secret life of Mathilde Krim
    https://mondoweiss.net/2018/01/secret-life-mathilde/

    Yes, Johnson was sleeping with the beautiful agent who was also his controller. He (Johnson) knew all his corruption and sexual exercises were well documented, and he did precisely what he was told to do in burying the Liberty story. The cowardly POS betrayed the Navy men to save himself.

    The shithole state was willing to risk WW3 back in 1967 to get Syria, and it is just as willing to do so again in 2022. Greater Israel needs the water resources in both Syria and Lebanon, and there are no limits on what it is willing to do to make that happen. Unfortunately Biden is probably even more under the control of the Apartheid state than was LBJ.

    NOT a good situation at all.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  84. @Ron Unz

    I haven’t read any of Overy’s books, but I have his 800pp volume The Dictators on my shelf, and as I expected its 30pp index contains no reference to the true turning point of WWII, which virtually all Western historians have carefully avoided mentioning for three generations.

    I went looking for what you consider to be the “true turning point of WWII”, and found this:

    These important considerations become particularly relevant when we attempt to understand the circumstances surrounding Operation Barbarossa, Germany’s 1941 attack upon the Soviet Union, which constituted the central turning point of the war. Both at the time and during the half-century which followed, Western historians uniformly claimed that the surprise assault had caught an overly-trusting Stalin completely unaware, with Hitler’s motive being his dream of creating the huge German land-empire that he had hinted at in the pages of Mein Kampf, published sixteen years earlier.

    Apparently the notion Hitler made a preemptive attack to halt Stalin’s coming offensive is an idée fixe with you, and I can see no point in butting my head against a brick wall.

    In the real world, overwhelming consensus is – more often than not – an indication of reality than of mass error.

    Example:

    The same year that Taylor’s book appeared so did a work covering much the same ground by a fledgling scholar named David L. Hoggan. Hoggan had earned his 1948 Ph.D. in diplomatic history at Harvard under Prof. William Langer, one of the towering figures in that field, and his maiden work The Forced War was a direct outgrowth of his doctoral dissertation.

    Unfortunately students of even “towering figures” can turn out to be worthless hacks themselves. Hoggan’s book is online, and while examining it my first thought was how it compared to justifications for the US land grab during the Mexican War. Demonize the inhabitants of a land, then steal their property. Stealing from Mexico was OK because they had the wrong skin color as well as the wrong religion. Hoggan considered the Polish to be a similar sort of scum:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Polish_sentiment#Interwar_Period_(1918%E2%80%9339)

    In the politics of inter-war Germany, anti-Polish feelings ran high.[52] The American historian Gerhard Weinberg observed that for many Germans in the Weimar Republic, “Poland was an abomination”, Poles were “an East European species of cockroach”, Poland was usually described as a Saisonstaat (a state for a season), and Germans used the phrase “Polish economy” (polnische Wirtschaft) for a situation of hopeless muddle.[52]
    .
    .
    .
    Nazi propagandists stereotyped Poles as nationalists in order to portray Germans as victims and justify the invasion of Poland; the Gleiwitz incident was a Nazi false flag to show that Germany was under Polish attack, and the killing of Germans by Poles in Bromberger Blutsonntag and elsewhere was inflated to 58,000 to increase German hatred of Poles and justify the killing of Polish civilians.[63]

    In October 1939, Directive No.1306 of Nazi Germany’s Propaganda Ministry stated: “It must be made clear even to the German milkmaid that Polishness equals subhumanity. Poles, Jews and Gypsies are on the same inferior level… This should be brought home as a leitmotiv, and from time to time, in the form of existing concepts such as ‘Polish economy’, ‘Polish ruin’ and so on, until everyone in Germany sees every Pole, whether farm worker or intellectual, as vermin.”[64]

    The original German plan was to get “living space” in Poland by exterminating most of the inhabitants and enslaving the rest.

    The Nazi master plan entailed the expulsion and mass extermination of some 85 percent (over 20 million) of ethnic Poles in Poland, the remaining 15 percent to be turned into slave labor.[7]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_crimes_against_the_Polish_nation

    The great and unexpected Nazi success in France caused Hitler to expand his horizons and immediately head East to do the same in the Soviet Union. He bit off far more than he could chew. If Hitler had not attacked the USSR, of course he would have won WW2. Blaming Overy for not explicitly stating this is like faulting somebody for not saying “Water Is Wet” or “Fire Is Hot” in their own essays on those subjects.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  85. Waldemar says:

    …speaking of Nazis:

    It is noteworthy, btw., that although they publicly burned some books, they never put them in indexes. All titles were still available for consultation in public archives and libraries, admittedly often for the propagandistic purpose of “deterrence”: “Look at the filth they fed us for years!”

    Obviously, the Nazis had less to hide than the Allies, because after the war the censorship and destruction of books really started. The Stalinists were particularly rampant in the “Ostzone” (GDR). Between 30-40,000 books were banned and their possession was a “crime”.

    Of course, this makes it particularly interesting nowadays to find out what exactly they were trying to hide and destroy. You can find the individual titles under “Web links”. https://de.zxc.wiki/wiki/Liste_der_auszusondernden_Literatur#Weblinks

    • Replies: @Waldemar
  86. Waldemar says:
    @Waldemar

    “No,” say the Jews, “it is not enough to have copied an Ame-
    rican military eagle and to revise this, an apology is needed!”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11038247/Georgia-school-district-forced-apologize-approving-new-logo-resembles-Nazi-eagle-crest.html

    The Jews have infested the entire West
    with their psychotic hysteria & paranoia.

    • Replies: @Waldemar
  87. @Chebyshev

    You make some good points. But the old, old story that Stalin was preparing to attack Germany to make all of Europe into communes is one I’m dubious of. The disagreement between Stalin and Trotsky was that Stalin was Russian nationalist Bolshevik while Trotsky was for The International, the workers of the world unite! I doubt that Stalin wanted to grab Europe. I think Hitler made a bad mistake on that one.

    Still, Hitler was good, had mercy on the British Army when he could have wiped it out, while FDR was bad, rigged an attack on America’s colony in the Pacific because war with Japan was wanted, that makes sense.

  88. Waldemar says:
    @Waldemar

    You only ever see what you want to see. I, for example,
    recognize in this geometric shape clearly a “Star of David”.

    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
  89. Ron Unz says:
    @Zachary Smith

    Admittedly I skimmed over all this because I found it to verge into fantasy…I’ve been away from the details of this story for too long, and a look at some of my files caused me to remember this:

    I’ve certainly read all the material you have on the Liberty Incident and probably a great deal more besides. But although I’d been following it closely since the 1980s, I only encountered the astonishing Hounam Hypothesis less than a year ago, and although I’m not entirely convinced, much of it seems very thoroughly documented by a highly-regarded British journalist, e.g. including a taped interview with the Acting American Ambassador in Cairo. I just don’t think so much eyewitness testimony can be simply dismissed. You really should carefully read my article and then decide for yourself, possibly by consulting the sources I’d used.

    Your reconstruction is very similar to what I’d always assumed for nearly four decades, but I now think I was probably mistaken, and perhaps you might eventually follow a similar trajectory.

  90. Ron Unz says:
    @Zachary Smith

    I went looking for what you consider to be the “true turning point of WWII”, and found this:

    Nope, though I suppose that’s a reasonable guess. However, instead of just guessing what I’m talking about why not follow my suggestion and read the article I linked. Within the first 1,000 words you’ll discover the huge “hidden secret” of WWII that three generations of Western historians have carefully concealed:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-how-hitler-saved-the-allies/

    • Replies: @Ferrari
  91. geokat62 says:

    This was reflected in the original 2015 title of the same article “Operation Pike: How a Crazy Plan to Bomb Russia Almost Lost World War II.”

  92. @Chebyshev

    Ron, for showing us that Hitler was actually good

    Yeah, Unz never says “Hitler was actually good” anywhere.

    What he has done is shown that if there had to be a war between the Nazis and the Bolsheviks (i.e., the Christians and the Jews), and if we had to be involved, we should have been allied with the far less murderous–infinitely less murderous–Christians.

    But we weren’t. And to this day it is shocking to say out loud, in public, we were on the wrong side. Our American Pravda, indeed.

    btw, as for Hitler being good–Hitler played a central role in precipitating a conflict that consumed, what, 50 million white Christians and maybe a million Jews. I guess he was good, if you are rooting for the Jews. He got his start with funding from Jewish bankers after all, and those guys usually seem to know which skids to grease.

    • Replies: @Chebyshev
  93. Ferrari says:
    @Ron Unz

    Ron,

    Have you ever looked into the question of whether pearl harbor was known to Roosevelt before hand?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  94. Within the first 1,000 words you’ll discover the huge “hidden secret” of WWII that three generations of Western historians have carefully concealed:

    Assumption this is the huge “secret”:

    And although the Allied commanders were convinced that weeks of continuous bombardment—apparently representing the world’s largest strategic-bombing campaign to that date—would quickly eliminate all Soviet oil production, later events in the war suggested that those projections were wildly optimistic, with vastly larger and more powerful aerial attacks generally inflicting far less permanent destruction than expected. So the damage to the Soviets would probably not have been great, and the resulting full military alliance between Hitler and Stalin would surely have reversed the outcome of the war.

    It’s very difficult to believe you’re serious, and not just playing some “what if” games. Operation Pike Never Happened! The French couldn’t organize a one-poney rodeo at the start of WW2, and the Brits had the sense to firmly stomp the idea.
    And the full military alliance business Was Not Going To Happen Either. Stalin had already been begging for this, but Hitler wanted nothing to do with the idea.

    Living Space!

    But suppose that Operation Pike had been launched. It would have surely failed, for the Soviets would have found out all about it and been quite ready. Hard feelings all around, but Stalin was used to that.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Khalkhin_Gol

    Tens of thousands dead on both sides, hundreds of tanks and airplanes destroyed, and not long afterwards the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact was signed.

    The very same “kiss and make up” would have happened between the UK and the USSR when Hitler made his inevitable attack on the Soviet Union. The situation would have required both sides to do this.

    Again, why the hell are you hyping a minor event which Never Happened? Your wonderboys Taylor, Hoggan, Irving, and Buchanan didn’t mention Operation Pike. Why should any mainstream historian be expected to do so? Only my Weinberg book devotes half a paragraph to the incident, and then as a demonstration of the scatterbrained desperation of the French during the ‘phony war’.

    While on that page I couldn’t help but notice the long bit about commenter “Avery”. Why the devil devote any space at all to somebody who had Zero Evidence for his claims?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  95. @Waldemar

    Getting a little more explicit:

    • Replies: @Waldemar
    , @Waldemar
  96. Waldemar says:
    @Zachary Smith

    Okay, I have one more (because it is so embarrassingly grotesque):

    The anti-pope “apologizes” that the Indians today, instead of sitting in wigwams and dying at the latest at the age of 40 because of a paltry inflammation of the teeth, have to make use of all the privileges of European inventiveness, which guarantees them a life twice as long.

    https://time.com/6200213/pope-apology-canada-history-indigenous-communities/

  97. gregor says:
    @Truth Vigilante

    Maybe speculative would be a better word than far-fetched.

    I have read quite a few of his original articles and heard him on podcasts/videos. From what I myself have directly read and heard, his strong suit is Israeli involvement. He generally seems to focus on that over the scientific and engineering arguments. I do know he was working with Steven Jones for a while and was or is supportive of the nanothermite theory. I think I remember reading him theorize about remote controlled planes at some point. And I’ve heard from others that he’d maybe gotten into the nuke theories or no plane theories? Perhaps I heard wrong or perhaps some people have confused him with other 9/11 commentators.

    • Replies: @Truth Vigilante
  98. Ron Unz says:
    @Zachary Smith

    It’s very difficult to believe you’re serious, and not just playing some “what if” games. Operation Pike Never Happened!…But suppose that Operation Pike had been launched. It would have surely failed, for the Soviets would have found out all about it and been quite ready.

    You’re being ridiculous.

    (1) Archival research has conclusively established that the Allies were on the very verge of launching an all-out strategic bombing offensive against the Soviet Union when Hitler fortuitously invaded France, disrupting those plans. Indeed, Stalin’s Katyn massacre of the Polish officer corps was probably taken as a defensive measure against this looming Allied attack, which might have also involved a ground invasion.

    (2) If the Allies had attacked the Soviets, they almost certainly would have lost the war. Maybe Hitler and Stalin would have shared control of Europe or maybe they would have later fallen out, and one or the other would have controlled Europe. But Britain and France would have both been defeated long before that, and given the enormous, hidden Soviet influence in FDR’s administration, they would have gone down to defeat without any American assistance.

    (3) So the entire outcome of WWII as well as the postwar world would have been entirely different if Hitler had delayed his attack on France for just a few weeks.

    (4) This gigantic turning point of world history was widely known at the time since the Germans captured and published France’s secret archival documents about the pending Soviet attack. But for obvious reasons, the story has been suppressed by virtually all Western historians of the last three generations. I doubt if even one educated American in 10,000 is aware of it.

    (5) You dismiss the planned Allied attack on the USSR because it never happened. Well, Operation Sea Lion, the German invasion of Britain, never happened either yet is heavily covered in all mainstream history books, and it was far more hypothetical and less likely to occur than Operation Pike.

    (6) I suspect you’re taking this silly position because you’re a WWII buff. Perhaps you’ve probably spent many, many years reading many, many dozens of serious history books on that conflict, yet you’d never encountered even a hint about Operation Pike, which would have certainly reversed the outcome. So instead of acknowledging the huge embarrassment and the total unreliability of mainstream historians, you’ve decided to pretend that an Allied attack on the USSR in early 1940 isn’t really that big a deal for them to have excluded from their accounts.

    • Agree: Truth Vigilante
  99. IreneAthena says: • Website
    @peterAUS

    Even some of the most popular 5-star reviews of Schwab’s “Covid19 and the Great Reset” are of the “excellent book if you want to understand the Klown World that Klauuuuus and Ko. are planning for us” variety!

    Oh, not in that book of course, but I’ve seen LOTS and LOTS about what a person “can do about it.” I’ve also seen a lot of criticism along the lines, “you’re not doing it the way I’d do it, so your way will never work.”

    [MORE]

    PeterAUS, I’m a weird-o who believes that this is a conflict on a cosmic level, that we have foes who are next-level stronger and better organized than humans will ever be, who want to alter human beings into their perverted image. How to fight back? Find out what your Creator made you (after His image) to be and do, and be and do that with all your might and main, in opposition to what the trans-humanists have planned for you. I’m quite sure our Creator made you for a different role than the role He made me for. Run with that, and if your role is to organize folk, then organize folk, but realize there are going to be people “on your side” who aren’t “in your camp.”

    Hey, I don’t know from which human quarters “my help cometh.” Some people set a lot of store in nationalist Russian and Chinese leaders whom they are convinced (naively, I’m afraid) will be a match for the preternaturally evil globalists. I even know some Americans who think they can still wrest power away from the globalists, and they have a list of 101 ways to do it. It might be worth checking out if one is looking for suggestions on how to at least get prepared to be empowered. https://growingfreedomidaho.com/101-things/

    I understand you’re hoping for an elitist to break ranks and be a champion for “our side.” Might happen.

    But those mighty human heroes aren’t going to be responsible…. can’t be responsible…for giving me my daily bread and my daily highly-specific marching orders. The Devil is in the details. So is God.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @peterAUS
  100. Ron Unz says:
    @Ferrari

    Have you ever looked into the question of whether pearl harbor was known to Roosevelt before hand?

    Sure. There seems very strong evidence that FDR had complete foreknowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack, and deliberately allowed it to proceed in order to get America into the war. Indeed, he’d done absolutely everything he could to provoke a Japanese attack.

    I discuss some of these issues in a few paragraphs of this section of my long WWII article:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-understanding-world-war-ii/#the-true-origins-of-the-second-world-war

    • Replies: @Ferrari
  101. @gregor

    From what I myself have directly read and heard, his strong suit is Israeli involvement. He [Bollyn] generally seems to focus on that over the scientific and engineering arguments.

    There’s a reason that Bollyn’s strong suit shows clear Zio orchestration of the 9/11 False Flag – because the evidence overwhelmingly suggests that.

    [MORE]

    And, to the extent the scientific and engineering arguments point to a culprit, they too point to Zio orchestration.

    Yes, I’m aware that Bollyn attributes the destruction of the Twin Towers to nanothermite exclusively and on that score he’s got it wrong.

    I’m not saying that nanothermite didn’t play some role. There may well have been a combination of explosive devices employed on the day but the bulk of the destruction was due to nukes – mini nukes in my opinion and that of many others.
    And the fact that Bollyn never mention nukes at all is a shame and suggests he’d dropped the ball on that score.

    There is NO QUESTION that there was a NUCLEAR EVENT of sorts utilised in the World Trade Centre complex on 9/11.

    You also wrote:

    I think I remember reading him theorise about remote controlled planes at some point.

    Bollyn did more than theorise that drones were used on that day to impact with the north and south towers.
    In fact he, along with the leading expert in the world on the 9/11 False Flag [ie: former USMC fighter pilot Lt-Col (ret) Field McConnell], state clearly that remotely operated drones were employed on the day.

    I strongly recommend that you watch the entirety of the Bollyn video below but, if you’re pressed for time, at least watch the few minutes from 1:17:50 – 1:21:00:

    As you can see, these were no ordinary 767’s that impacted with the towers.
    Their lower fuselage was modified to enable it launch forward firing ordnance – specifically a bunker buster type DU missile.

    The missiles fired may well have been this type (a Lockheed Martin Rocket-boosted guided hard target penetrator Air-to-ground missile), that was granted a patent on 21 August 2001 – just 3 weeks before 9/11):

    https://patents.google.com/patent/US6276277

    Said 767 may well have been a modified version like this Northrop Grumman E-10 MC 2A below which exhibits this under-fuselage appendage:

    https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2F4e%2F83%2F29%2F4e83299190bee649272a871f6ad9b9e5.jpg&f=1&nofb=1

  102. @Mehen

    Bollyn definitely had a tendency to play loose with the facts, like with the Chertoff cousin hoax. For what it’s worth, there is some possibility that Benjamin and Michael Chertoff may share some 19th century ancestors, though it doesn’t appear that anyone has ever tracked this down methodically. But they hadn’t known each other at all. Bollyn sent a whole bunch of 911-truthers running in circles after a fake myth that Benjamin and Michael Chertoff were first cousins who hung out together as kids the way I used to with my cousins in Michigan back in the 1970s.

  103. Thanks Ron Unz, as so often. Thanks for your work, for your books, but thanks not least for being open to contradiction.

    (I more and more think that this willingness to be open to (at best: reasonable & polite) contradition is what separates the good from the the bad and/or the not so helpful crowd (Silicon Valley, the woke et. al.).

    ((Michael Levitt wrote lately in this vein in a quite whitty and self-reflexive little remark about his life as a scientist (and Covid researcher) , that it looks at times as if the data would be conspiring to make fools of even the most scrupolous scientists – and that is why only an open (=uncensored) and civil discorse is what might (might!)**** help us to understand better what’s up (what’s right / what’s true / what’s ugly or beautiful))).

    ****this might hint at the fact that there is no guarantee to understand the world properly. – That’s what philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer had in mind when he titled his opus magnum about hermeneutics Truth and Method. – The gentle Gadamer understood the two terms as basically opposing one another in such a way that it is not possible to create a method that would (quasi automatically – or with certainty) produce The Truth. – And that is impossible because truth (as the languge, which we use to make truth being apprehended – a deeply (=structurally (=necessarily)) social phenomenon.

  104. Chebyshev says:
    @Craig Nelsen

    Yeah, Unz never says “Hitler was actually good” anywhere.

    See my comment #83.

    btw, as for Hitler being good–Hitler played a central role in precipitating a conflict that consumed, what, 50 million white Christians and maybe a million Jews.

    Sure, in the same way that China “played a central role in precipitating” the Covid pandemic that has killed millions, by becoming so successful and powerful that elements within the U.S. government felt compelled to attack it with a biological weapon in order to maintain our edge…

  105. JackOH says:

    Well, allow me to toss out a thought about or impression of UR that I’ve harbored for a while.

    Unz Review seems to me largely a journal of mainstream thought, as the mainstream was known before the upheaval of the 1960s brazenly racketeerized thought, feeling, and action through bad politics and bad policies. Yeah, there’s plenty of anger here, rhetorical excess and eruptions, and so on.

    Still, a lot of that anger seems to me commonsensically justified. I’ll cite one example. General Motors’ Packard Electric Division was spun off to form Delphi-Packard. Delphi-Packard went bust. Wage-earning union members were made whole in their pensions by government. Salaried managerial and technical workers were not, and were forced to accept deeply discounted pensions.

    It’s common and very credible knowledge that union workers were made whole because of their political utility. Salaried workers, the folks who did all-nighters for that engineering degree, were not politically useful. The salaried workers have been fighting in court for more than a decade without success.

    What’s the upshot? Well, I think the despots of yesteryear are often slagged for especially cruel use of their constituents for their political utility in achieving political goals. So, you had innocent shopkeepers and factory managers tucked away in camps and the Gulag.

    I may be mistaken, but I’m seeing only differences of degree between last century’s dictators, and the unreasonable and deeply cruel behaviors of our own American government. Yes, our “optics” and language are different, our institutional layout likewise, and those folks on Sunday morning public affairs TV certainly don’t sound like they’re covering for sheet wrongness.

    We have to look at America’s evils in detail and on a case-by-case basis. That’s because a lot of stuff in America works okay. Baby and bath water deal.

    Detail, sharp focus, and an enormously bright commentariat make Unz Review a very serious go-to for people who want to know the insides of an America gone wrong. You don’t have to agree with everything to recognize UR‘s commitment to fearless and free inquiry.

    • Agree: Craig Nelsen
  106. @Patrick McNally

    You write:

    Bollyn definitely had a tendency to play loose with the facts

    I have NEVER heard of s single item of substance that Bollyn was loose on as far as its veracity was concerned.
    I’ve never heard Bollyn make mention of Michael Chertoff’s cousin but, even if he had, it does NOT DETRACT FROM HIS BODY OF WORK on 9/11 which has been meticulously fact checked.

    Ron Unz himself has called you out McNally [we all know that you use this Anglo-Celtic pseudonym to distract attention away from the fact that you’re a Shlomo], as a known peddler of disinformation and I have personally noted an abundance of B.S coming from your direction.

    Christopher Bollyn is unquestionably the GREATEST INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST in the world on the 9/11 False Flag.

    He has damaged your Talmudic controllers immensely with the information that he has divulged so it’s understandable that you have been posted here, in your capacity as a sayan and a troll, to smear him at every opportunity.

    But, I have news for you Shlomo. It’s not working.

    • Replies: @Patrick McNally
  107. @Truth Vigilante

    > Ron Unz himself has called you out McNally

    RU simply displayed his high IQ gullibility by treating a gossip columnist like Igor Cassini as if he were an investigative reporter. If someone can make that type of error, then it’s no wonder if they are positively convinced that a media claim about Trump having allegedly been told of CV-19 before the outbreak was publicly known must be authentic.

    Bollyn’s original bit of disinformation about the Chertoff cousin hoax was of this kind:

    https://www.bollyn.com/chertoff-family-member-wrote-9-11-propaganda-2

    “Hearst Corporation executives that publish Popular Mechanics magazine probably didn’t worry about the ethical considerations of hiring a cousin of Michael Chertoff, the former Assistant Attorney General and new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as senior researcher.”

    In reality, there is no evidence that the Chertoffs were ever connected with each other. To the extent that this is more than just a coincidence of names, it relates to the distant possibility that they may have some 19th century relatives in common buried away somewhere. But they had never met and no acquaintance with each other.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  108. Ron Unz says:
    @Patrick McNally

    In reality, there is no evidence that the Chertoffs were ever connected with each other.

    Eactly this issue came up last year in the discussion of my 9/11 Anniversary article, and here’s what I said:

    But in Christopher Bollyn’s article published on March 4, 2005, he discussed the natural suspicions that the two Chertoffs, both so heavily involved in 9/11 issues, were related, and explained that the PR manager for Popular Mechanics had refused to respond to his numerous calls, so he contacted Benjamin Chertoff directly. Young Chertoff said he didn’t know whether he was related to the current of Homeland Security, and didn’t want to discuss the matter any further, saying that all questions should go to the PR manager, who had previously refused to respond. So Bollyn then tried a different approach:

    Benjamin’s mother in Pelham, New York, however, was more willing to talk. Asked if Benjamin was related to the new Secretary of Homeland Security, July said, “Yes, of course, he is a cousin.”

    Presumably, if Bollyn were lying about that matter, his multitude of enemies in the anti-Truther movement would have massively trumpeted that fact to discredit him.

    This is exactly the sort of reason I can’t trust a single word that “Patrick McNally” says about anything, certainly including his repeated claim that the gigantic famine produced by Mao’s Great Leap Forward was merely a CIA hoax.

    And for all I know, “Patrick McNally” is himself yet another Chertoff cousin…

    https://www.unz.com/runz/seeking-9-11-truth-after-twenty-years/?showcomments#comment-4896132

    “Chertoff” is a fairly unusual name, and the only two Chertoffs I’ve ever encountered were the ones involved in the 9/11 issue.

  109. peterAUS says:
    @IreneAthena

    but I’ve seen LOTS and LOTS about what a person “can do about it.”

    Links/pointers?

    [MORE]

    I’ve also seen a lot of criticism along the lines, “you’re not doing it the way I’d do it, so your way will never work.”

    Always on the..ahm…”alternative”. And, “you’re not doing it the way I’d do it, so I’ll never help you/work together. Actually, I’ll do my best to undermine/undercut you.”
    The opposition doesn’t’ make that mistake, on the contrary.
    The result of that game is obvious.

    PeterAUS, I’m a weird-o who believes that this is a conflict on a cosmic level, that we have foes who are next-level stronger and better organized than humans will ever be, who want to alter human beings into their perverted image.

    I don’t believe that, but never mind.

    How to fight back?

    I am listening.

    Find out what your Creator made you (after His image) to be and do, and be and do that

    That’s an interesting point. How can a person willing to try to do that actually do that. Find the way, that is.
    As for “organize folk” I believe it’s a bit more complicated than realizing that’s what one’s made for. I’ve seen plenty of examples in the region I live in which prove that uncomfortable fact. There were a lot of people who believed, some still believe, that’s what their Creator made them for. Actually, even worked with a couple of them for a time.
    Hasn’t worked as they believed, on the contrary. No organization, zero result from the effort(s), jail times, huge fines, loss of jobs, etc…etc.

    …list of 101 ways to do it. It might be worth checking out if one is looking for suggestions on how to at least get prepared to be empowered. https://growingfreedomidaho.com/101-things/

    Will take a look.

    I understand you’re hoping for an elitist to break ranks and be a champion for “our side.” Might happen.

    Something like that.

    But those mighty human heroes aren’t going to be responsible…. can’t be responsible…for giving me my daily bread and my daily highly-specific marching orders. The Devil is in the details. So is God.

    One way to find out.

  110. Ron Unz says:

    I should mention that I’m quite encouraged by my early book sales.

    Back in early 2016 I’d released a very lengthy collection of all my previous writings to that point, partly intended to support my Harvard campaign, and sales over the years have been pretty disappointing. But just in the last couple of days I’ve sold several times more of these new books than I’d sold of that previous volume over the last six years.

    Also, my eBooks have been downloaded nearly 2,000 times since the beginning of the week, very likely to break all previous records.

    Thanks to everyone who’s been buying the books or even just downloading the eBook versions.

    • Replies: @IreneAthena
  111. peterAUS says:
    @IreneAthena

    https://growingfreedomidaho.com/101-things/

    [MORE]

    Page
    https://growingfreedomidaho.com/citizen-bill-ideas/

    January 28, 2019 at 9:33 PM
    Is there an update of this website? All of the information is from last year.

    January 28, 2019 at 9:58 PM
    Thank you for your inquiry. We are actively working to update the web site and to keep it up-to-date.

    And
    © 2016-2021 by Growing Freedom for Idaho

    I guess the nice people who started the effort realized somehow…how to put it…a thing or two. Like how nice ideas often don’t work well in the real world of power.

    • Replies: @IreneAthena
  112. Ferrari says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks, very interesting. I had read that article but had forgotten you mentioned it. One last question:

    Since you are well read, do you have a favorite American president?

  113. IreneAthena says: • Website
    @peterAUS

    Thank you, PeterAUS, for posting the link ABOVE the MORE tag where people who see it may be motivated to print it out, cross out any irrelevant location-specific references, make multiple copies of the modified document, and distribute it far and wide. (Or share electronically, of course.)

    [MORE]

    I shall post it here again: https://growingfreedomidaho.com/101-things/

    And thank you, PeterAUS, for placing your critique of said website BELOW the MORE tag.

    I guess the nice people who started the effort realized somehow…how to put it…a thing or two. Like how nice ideas often don’t work well in the real world of power.– PeterAUS

    The 101 ideas in that list were suggestions for ordinary citizens, who, though busy in their own private lives, and not directly involved “in the real world of power,” want to help hold the line against the Woke-ism that is a cancer… stage 2, I’d say… that has infected their traditionally common-sense state. And the fact is, many of those efforts to hold the line have been successful, at the state level.

    I understand that the ability to identify things that won’t work is a key leadership quality…
    as is, the ability to identify things that might be work.

    So…your mission, should you choose to accept it is (and I actually am curious about how you will answer) : given the clarification on the intended audience that I just provided to you, find ten ideas in that list of 101 ideas that you think might possibly have a scintilla of a chance of not being an utterly regrettable waste of the time of the members of that intended audience?

    You asked a few thought-provoking questions in your penultimate (#112) comment to me. I’m booked solid all day tomorrow, but I would enjoy respond to them as soon as I have the opportunity.

    etc, etc…we have foes who are next-level stronger and better organized than humans will ever be, etc. etc — IreneAthena

    I don’t believe that, but never mind. — PeterAUS #112

    I want to close by expressing my appreciation that you simply expressed the fact that you did not share my belief, without putting me down. Thanks again. IreneAthena

    • Replies: @IreneAthena
  114. IreneAthena says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    I wish I could’ve had my copies signed: “You, Crazy Anti-Vaxxer, you. Best, Ron Unz”
    but I couldn’t find the place on https://www.unz.com/page/print-books/ where they take my monies, so I had to order your books from Amazon.

  115. Your own passage shows how Bollyn misrepresents things. In the actual article by him which I quoted he does not comment that Benjamin Chertoff had said that “he didn’t know whether he was related to the current of Homeland Security.” If he had stated that then he would have been honestly reporting an exchange. Instead, he claimed with elaboration that “Hearst Corporation executives that publish Popular Mechanics magazine probably didn’t worry about the ethical considerations of hiring a cousin of Michael Chertoff, the former Assistant Attorney General and new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as senior researcher.” Of course, this misleads readers. The possibility that a mother may have said (there’s no reason to trust Bollyn’s retroactive version) “Yes, of course, he is a cousin” means nothing when this was not how Bollyn’s original article presented things. A mother may take a fancy to believing that her son is related to some prominent official and want to believe such. But Bollyn’s original article did not let readers know of such exchanges and just gave the impression that a familial relationship had been established.

    [MORE]

    “This is exactly the sort of reason I can’t trust a single word that “Patrick McNally” says about anything, certainly including his repeated claim that the gigantic famine produced by Mao’s Great Leap Forward was merely a CIA hoax.”

    Since I’ve never made the slightest mention of the CIA in relation to the hoaxer claims made about 1958-61, this really is an incoherent ramble. It’s just an easily verified fact that the attempts to claim somewhere on the order of 40 million abnormal deaths in China during these years are all based upon using the underestimations of mortality which appear in the Statistical Yearbook of China 1986 for 1957, and then jumping across to more plausible estimates for death rates in the later years (such as made by Judith Banister) while ignoring the matter of what death rates were like before the revolution. That’s not a matter of taking my word on anything. It’s simply one of looking up what is the data given in the Statistical Yearbook, what does Banister lay out as a counter-position, and what generally were death rates like in such places as prerevolutionary China or Russia for that matter.

    Again, here are the numbers given as alleged death rates in the Statistical Yearbook of China 1986:

    1949_____20.00
    1950_____18.00
    1951_____17.80
    1952_____17.00
    1953_____14.00
    1954_____13.18
    1955_____12.28
    1956_____11.40
    1957_____10.80
    1958_____11.98
    1959_____14.59
    1960_____25.43
    1961_____14.24
    1962_____10.02

    Liars like Yang Jisheng (is he a CIA agent? I know nothing about that) allow the 10.80 which you see given for 1957 to stand as a a standard. But this is obviously too low. Czarist Russia never attained a mortality rate so low, as Frank Lorimer’s statistics of death rates for the later Soviet region during Czarist times, given in The Population of the Soviet Union, show:

    1899_____33.4
    1900_____32.3
    1901_____33.6
    1902_____33.1
    1903_____31.1
    1904_____31.1
    1905_____33.2
    1906_____31.6
    1907_____30.2
    1908_____30.2
    1909_____31.6
    1910_____33.3
    1911_____29.2
    1912_____28.7
    1913_____30.9

    If we were to use 10.8 as a standard for determining a famine threshold, then every year in the history of Czarist Russia would count as a famine. Since no one claims such, it’s obvious that the death rates given in the Statistical Yearbook of China 1986 are just huge underestimations of annual mortality. This is not some kind of government cover-up by the Chinese authorities. There would be no reason for them to want to use such a low underestimation for the 1949 death rate as 20 per thousand. The old official data was simply always very incomplete and underestimated death rates across the board. That number of 10.8 per thousand deaths in 1957 is just a hangover of the older data inadequacies.

    Banister in China’s Changing Population offers her own construction of what she believes mortality rates in China to have actually been:

    1949_____38
    1950_____35
    1951_____32
    1952_____29
    1953_____25.77
    1954_____24.20
    1955_____22.33
    1956_____20.11
    1957_____18.12
    1958_____20.65
    1959_____22.06
    1960_____44.60
    1961_____23.01
    1962_____14.02

    These are more realistic estimates, but the 10.8 has now been replaced by 18.12 for 1957. Liars like Yang Jisheng and Jung Chang freely ignore this and allow the use of the false 10.8 standard which their own sources would show cannot be correct. Besides that, it is obviously misleading a reader to treat a death rate of 20.65 per thousand (as per Banister) as “famine” because it exceeds 18,12 when the death rate given for 1949 is 38. Czarist Russia never attained a mortality rate as low 20.65 per thousand. None of this is a matter of taking my word on anything. Just learn to apply that high IQ to looking simple facts up.

  116. @Patrick McNally

    Looks like you have returned “Patrick McNally” with your standard unreferenced slander, and innuendo that so many people rebuked you for, leading to your thankful disappearance for some time.

    Looks like nothing has changed this time round. 😁

    • Replies: @Patrick McNally
  117. @Arthur MacBride

    > unreferenced

    That’s really retarded. I specifically gave a link to Bollyn’s piece where, rather than describing an exchange with Benjamin Chertoff disclaiming any acquaintance with Michael Chertoff, he simply declares them to be cousins. The one making unreferenced false claims there is Bollyn, not I. Of course, my references to the Chinese and Russian demographic data were specifically referenced in citing standard books which are known to anyone who has studied the subjects. So, I’ll assume that you’re not so illiterate to have failed to notice that. With regards to Bollyn, again just read the piece of his that I linked above and compare it to the later song and dance from him which RU repeated.

  118. Ron Unz says:

    One of my earliest American Pravda articles had discussed the 1996 destruction of TWA Flight 800, and the strong likelihood the jetliner had been accidentally shot down by the US Navy during a missile test.

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-destruction-of-twa-flight-800/

    A former Navy seaman who claims he was an eye-witness to the incident has now come forward and gone on the record in a video interview:



    Video Link

  119. IreneAthena says: • Website
    @IreneAthena

    Your penultimate comment was #101 not #112. Sorry for the mixup. #101 is the one with questions I plan to address after work.

  120. Ron Unz says:

    I’ve also now released a paperback edition of my previous volume The Myth of American Meritocracy and Other Essays, which had been out of print. It runs 700pp and collected together all my published writings through 2015:

  121. Cookie says:

    I think it was Science magazine that has made a new allegation that evidence points to a natural source for the Wuhan flu outbreak.

    But what I heard from the interview was nothing new in the story.

    Have you commented on this latest article Ron?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  122. Ron Unz says:
    @Cookie

    I think it was Science magazine that has made a new allegation that evidence points to a natural source for the Wuhan flu outbreak.

    Sure, but the articles had already been released as preprints in February, and had made the front page of the New York Times back then.

    The articles don’t necessarily support the natural virus theory, though they do severely weaken the competing lab-leak theory. That’s because they demonstrate that the virus spread from the wildlife market and seemed to have no association with the Wuhan lab.

    However, the articles do contain an explosive new finding that only I have apparently noticed. They found that Patient Zero in Wuhan became infected several weeks later than had previously been believed, probably in mid/late November.

    But we know from ABC News and Israeli TV that our Defense Intelligence Agency released a secret report describing a potentially “cataclysmic” disease outbreak occurring in Wuhan, a report that was produced “in the second week of November.” So the DIA report was produced probably before the first person in Wuhan had been infected.

    I wrote a column about this discrepancy back in February and will probably publish a new one now that the articles have officially appeared and been heavily covered in the media:

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/how-the-new-york-times-reported-time-travel-or-precognition-but-buried-its-lede/

    • Replies: @dux.ie
  123. dux.ie says:
    @Ron Unz

    > That’s because they demonstrate that the virus spread from the wildlife market and seemed to have no association with the Wuhan lab.

    There is a glaring omission from Worobey’s map and the earlier predicted COVID crossover date of beginning of Nov 2019 has increased the significance that THE US CONSULATE IS IN THE SAME SMALL JIANGHAN DISTRICT AS THE HUANAN MARKET AND IT IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WUHAN COVID CLUSTERS, WHEREAS THE WUHAN INST OF VIROLOGY WIV IS VERY MUCH FURTHER AWAY ACROSS THE WIDE YANGTZE RIVER WITH LITTLE CASES OF COVID SURROUND IT. There are other markets closer to the WIV and they are not reported as the source.

    THE EARLY DATE OF NOVEMBER ALSO BRING IN THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WUHAN WORLD MILITARY GAMES 18-27 OCTOBER 2019. THE MAIN VENUE AND SOME OF THE ASSOCIATED STADIUMS ARE IN THE SAME JIANGHAN DISTRICT. It is very very suspicious that the US team of 172 competitors FAILED TO WIN ANY GOLD MEDAL. It is now clear that infected or recovered COVID patients have very poor physical strength and foggy minds and that asymptomatic patients can spread COVID. Incidentally the Mil World Game Athelete Village was close to WIV and it cannot be ruled out that the small COVID cluster there could be spread from the Athelete Village.

    Now the Mil World Games was the opportunity for US to openly sent in many military officers, atheletes or not. The secure communication base should be the US Consulate. The US Army Chinese Military Study Center and the Asymetric Warfare Center are in Fort Leavenworth and THE UPDATED FIRST US COVID DEATH WAS IN Fort Leavenworth 2020-01-09, even EARLIER THAN THE FIRST WUHAN COVID DEATH, a fact that you tried to wave away. There is a screen shot from the US Mercury News of the US CDC data panel that showed that CDC had accepted the update and you might be able to varify that. There are four other COVID deaths before the end of Jan 2020. The UK Daily Mails also had similar article. Was Mercury News lying?? Or was the US doctor diagnosis wrong or the Chinese doctor was right??

    [MORE]

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/02/exclusive-how-did-a-kansas-grandmother-just-become-the-first-u-s-covid-death-not-even-her-family-knew-until-this-week/index.html
    Exclusive: How did a Kansas grandmother just become the first U.S. COVID death? Not even her family knew until this week

    LEAVENWORTH, Kansas — Peaches Foster’s mother, Lovell “Cookie” Brown, died in a hospital on Jan. 9, 2020 (most probably infected 21 days earlier with Covid19 about 1 week before that reported from Wuhan), in the middle of America, 7,200 miles from Wuhan, China, and weeks before the world understood that a mysterious respiratory virus was circling the globe and threatening humanity.

    But on Wednesday afternoon, when a clerk slid her mother’s amended death certificate through the opening in the window at the vital statistics office in Topeka, Kansas, Foster finally learned what she had long suspected: “It’s COVID. I knew it,” she said, then burst into tears.

    Three months ago, Brown’s doctor quietly added “COVID 19 PNEUMONIA” as one of the causes of her death, not only amending her death record but also effectively rewriting the timeline of when the pandemic reached the United States.

    Her death is now included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official record of U.S. COVID deaths, but the agency wouldn’t comment further.

    Incidentally the early country COVID per capita infection rate is statistically correlated to the per capita competitors in the Wuhan Military World Games, i.e. if COVID was spread from the Mil Games, statistically there is NO PREFERENCE to infect any specific country. There were 172, 139 and 90 from USA, Italy and Iran respectively, all above the average number of 83.7 .

    • Replies: @dux.ie
  124. dux.ie says:
    @dux.ie

    Unfortunately GoogleMap does not show the locations of US Consulate Wuhan and the Huanan Market together. Wikipedia is out of date listing the location as “The consulate’s office is located in the New World International Trade Tower, in the Hankou District of Wuhan.” Hankou is a TOWN not DISTRICT. The new name is “JIANGHAN DISTRICT”, sometimes transliterated as “Jiang’An”. But the building name is the same.

    GPS 30.608N 114.250E , US Consulate
    GPS 30.616N 114.262E , Huanan Market

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Usa+in+Wuhan+Consulate+General/@30.6079542,114.2502778,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x7dacf85ef98b6fa3!8m2!3d30.59425!4d114.27298

    “The US shut down the Consulate General in Wuhan and withdrew its staff from China to the US in January 2020 .. The Wuhan consulate reopened on June 2020 .. currently only provides emergency services and information”

    Similarly for the Huanan Market, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Huanan+Seafood+Market/@30.6162933,114.2621218,13z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x355ff7d1fe8e8fb7!8m2!3d30.6165888!4d114.2622935!10e1

    It is easier to compare by shrinking the US Consulate map so that the highway “2nd Ring Line” can be seen in the 2’oclock direction.

    • Replies: @dux.ie
  125. @Ron Unz

    You have undoubtedly opened a few eyes to the systematic and the undersigned misinformation from MSM and respected authorities and this seems a good place to add something helpful to the cause of truth and credibility.

    My position on America’s involvement with NATO, ANZUS, THE QUAD etc is that America could safely withdraw to growing its oligarchically run North American economic empire of US, Mexico and Canada but that it would be a scary prospect for much of the rest of the world. I hope that while it still can the US will back Ukraine to the point where even nuclear armed Russia no longer can pretend to superpower status. US failure now to line up the vastly superior capacity of NATO would change the world – at best unpredictably.

    The worst feature of UR coverage of Russia’s war on Ukraine has been the huge predominance of ignorance and bloviating bad judgment. Compare what I have just received from my former Prof friend who gave the NBA course in the old Soviet Union. (He also published an article in 1983 predicting the economic collapse of the USSR at a time when he was told by our ex PM Malcolm Fraser (as I can well believe – “forget the Iron Curtain: it’s there forever”).

    Here is an extremely well informed article from before the invasion began

    https://kyivindependent.com/opinion/illia-ponomarenko-even-if-russia-attacks-ukraines-fall-is-not-predestined

    and here is a full version of another article he sent me (but wouldn’t open in his link) from the high level defeatist camp, also before war broke out.

    The West’s Weapons Won’t Make Any Difference to Ukraine

    [MORE]

    U.S. military equipment wouldn’t realistically help Ukrainians—or intimidate Putin.
    By Samuel Charap, a senior political scientist at the Rand Corporation, and Scott Boston, a senior defense analyst at the Rand Corp.
    Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in Kiev on November 15, 2018.
    Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in Kiev on November 15, 2018. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
    JANUARY 21, 2022, 5:12 AM
    With Russian forces massed on Ukraine’s borders, the policy discussion in Washington increasingly has focused on what the United States can do to help its Ukrainian partners defend their country. Just this week, the Biden administration has approved deliveries of U.S.-made Stinger shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to Kyiv, in addition to upping provision of other military equipment. Allies, including the United Kingdom, are providing their own assistance, too.
    The justification for the aid has varied. Some have made the case that U.S. military assistance to Ukraine can change Russia’s calculus now, possibly deterring Moscow from launching an attack. Others claim that aid to the Ukrainian military can have a real impact on a possible fight with the Russians, making it meaningfully more challenging for the Kremlin to achieve victory and ruling out certain military options Russia might be considering. And there are also voices who call for additional capabilities merely to raise costs for Moscow—that is, to kill more Russian soldiers—so as to create political problems for President Vladimir Putin at home, although without much expectation that Ukraine would prevail.

    None of these arguments is convincing. That does not mean security cooperation with Kyiv should cease. It does mean that military assistance is not an effective lever for resolving this crisis.

    Since 2014, the United States has provided over \$2.5 billion in military aid to Ukraine, following the Russian annexation of Crimea and invasion of the Donbass. U.S. assistance to Ukraine has included the provision of trainers, selected defensive systems (such as counter-mortar radars), and, more recently, Javelin anti-tank missiles. This assistance has principally aimed to improve Ukrainian effectiveness in the relatively static conflict against Russian-backed separatist forces in the Donbass, who are mainly armed with small arms and light weapons, along with some artillery and Soviet-era armor.

    Crucially, however, Ukraine has mainly not been fighting Russia’s armed forces in the Donbass. Yes, Russia has armed, trained, and led the separatist forces. But even by Kyiv’s own estimates, the vast majority of rebel forces consist of locals—not soldiers of the regular Russian military. Indeed, the Russian armed forces engaged directly in the fighting only twice—in August-September 2014 and January-February 2015—and with limited capabilities, although both episodes ended in crushing Ukrainian defeats.

    Moscow has sought to retain some veil of deniability about its involvement in the conflict, which meant the Russian military never used more than a tiny fraction of its capabilities against the Ukrainians. It applied just enough force to get the job done while avoiding protracted, overt interventions. A wide variety of signature Russian capabilities—including its air force and ballistic and cruise missiles—have not been involved in the fighting at all, even as they have been repeatedly demonstrated in combat operations in Syria.

    The nature of the reported Russian buildup suggests the expanded war, if it happens, will differ fundamentally from the past seven years of simmering stalemate. Russia has the ability to carry out a large-scale joint offensive operation involving tens of thousands of personnel, thousands of armored vehicles, and hundreds of combat aircraft. It would likely begin with devastating air and missile strikes from land, air, and naval forces, striking deep into Ukraine to attack headquarters, airfields, and logistics points. Ukrainian forces would begin the conflict nearly surrounded from the very start, with Russian forces arrayed along the eastern border, naval and amphibious forces threatening from the Black Sea in the south, and the potential (increasingly real) for additional Russian forces to deploy into Belarus and threaten from the north, where the border is less than 65 miles from Kyiv itself.

    In short, this war will look nothing like the status quo ante of conflict in Ukraine, and that undermines the first justification for U.S. aid: deterring Russia. The Ukrainian military has been shaped to fight the conflict in the Donbass and thus poses little deterrent threat to Russia; provision of U.S. weapons can do nothing to change that. If Moscow is willing to launch a major war, invading the second-largest country in Europe with a population of over 40 million, all while absorbing tremendous economic punishment from the West, then it is unlikely to be deterred by whatever U.S. military assistance can be delivered in the coming weeks. The only weapons systems that could plausibly impose costs that could change Russia’s calculus, such as surface-to-air missiles and combat aircraft, are ones that the United States would be highly unlikely to provide the Ukrainians. And, regardless, they could not be procured, delivered, and be made operational—to say nothing of getting the Ukrainian operators trained up to use them—in time to have an impact on this crisis. Large, modern systems require extensive training and material support.

    Once deterrence fails and a war begins, the Ukrainian armed forces will find themselves in desperate circumstances almost immediately. Ukraine does not have anywhere near enough forces to credibly defend against all the potential avenues of attack, which means it would have to choose between defending a select set of fixed strong points—ceding control of other areas—or maneuvering to engage Russian forces that outnumber them. The line of conflict in the Donbass will be but one of many fronts. The Ukrainian fortifications there may well look like a modern-day Maginot Line: prepared for a frontal attack that may never come and bypassed by the mobile forces of an adversary with more advanced aircraft and more mobile land forces.

    Bill Clinton and Joe Biden at a meeting of the U.S. Congressional delegation to the NATO summit in Spain on July 7, 1998.
    Liberal Illusions Caused the Ukraine Crisis
    The greatest tragedy about Russia’s potential invasion is how easily it could have been avoided.

    ANALYSIS | STEPHEN M. WALT
    Ukraine’s great size means that the land forces operating there will be required to move to cover large areas of rural terrain. Mobile engagements would benefit Russian forces, which are far better trained and equipped to conduct coordinated air and land maneuver warfare than their Ukrainian opponents. The Russian military has repeatedly practiced the use of long-range strike and tactical fires cued by drones as well as other means of reconnaissance, both in training and in combat operations in Syria. Russia’s combat aircraft and strategic air defenses give Moscow many more options to control the air and to strike Ukrainian forces, and most Russian pilots have recent real-world experience in Syria. The Ukrainian military also largely operates legacy Soviet weapons; Russian forces have a deep familiarity with the limitations of these systems and know what tactics to employ to further reduce their effectiveness.

    In short, the military balance between Russia and Ukraine is so lopsided in Moscow’s favor that any assistance Washington might provide in coming weeks would be largely irrelevant in determining the outcome of a conflict should it begin. Russia’s advantages in capacity, capability, and geography combine to pose insurmountable challenges for Ukrainian forces tasked with defending their country. The second argument for aid—changing the course of the war—thus does not hold water.

    The third argument for aid is to provide assistance to enable a Ukrainian insurgency to impose costs on a Russian occupying force. Many have in mind the historical analogy here of U.S. aid to the mujahideen in Afghanistan following the Soviet invasion in 1979. Indeed, some are even recommending providing the same Stinger shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles that plagued the Soviet air force at the time.

    If Russia attempts a long-term occupation of areas with lots of hostile Ukrainians, these forms of support could, on the margins, complicate matters for Moscow. But U.S. support to a Ukrainian insurgency should be a matter of last resort during an extended conflict, not a centerpiece of policy before it has even started. The prospect of a marginally more costly occupation is unlikely to make a difference to Moscow if it gets to that stage; it will have already absorbed far more significant costs. Russian planners are aware that a lot can go wrong in a large-scale operation, especially an occupation. If Putin takes the decision to occupy large parts of Ukraine, it will not be because he believes it will be easy or inexpensive to Russia.

    We should also keep in mind that the costs of a war that lasts to the point of an insurgency campaign in Ukraine will be disproportionately borne by Ukrainians. At that stage of conflict, thousands—or, more likely, tens of thousands—of Ukrainians will have died. For any successes they achieve against the Russian occupiers, Ukrainian insurgents will be made to pay dearly; the experience of the Syrian opposition or the Chechen insurgents is not one Americans should wish on a close partner like Ukraine.

    In normal times, there are many good reasons for the United States to provide military support to Ukraine. But these are not normal times. Military assistance now will at best be marginal in affecting the outcome of the crisis. It might be morally justified to help a U.S. partner at risk of aggression. But given the scale of the potential threat to Ukraine and its forces, the most effective way Washington can help is to work on finding a diplomatic solution.

    Samuel Charap is a senior political scientist at the Rand Corporation.

    Scott Boston is a senior defense analyst at the Rand Corp.

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  126. @Wizard of Oz

    Crimea was liberated, not annexed, according to its inhabitants’ wishes and the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine, applied honestly, for once. The Donbass revolted after your fascist idols seized power in Kiev-it was NOT, NEVER, ‘invaded’ by Russia.
    The Syrian ‘opposition’ and Chechen ‘insurgents’ were both groups of Wahhabist jihadist BUTCHERS organised, armed and financed by the USA, as, dear me, so were the Afghan thugs. Nice company you keep. You must really be chuffed that Kiev exterminated all those Azov thugs before they could face a trial and ‘spill the beans’ as they say. Just about ?elensky’s greatest victory so far.

  127. dux.ie says:
    @dux.ie

    Military World Games 2019

    [MORE]

    +—————–+———+———————-+————-+————–+
    | Olympic2016Gold | MilGold | MilGoldPerCompetitor | NCompetitor | Country |
    +—————–+———+———————-+————-+————–+
    | 26 | 133 | 0.241 | 553 | China (host) |
    | 19 | 51 | 0.21 | 243 | Russia |
    | 10 | 13 | 0.048 | 273 | France |
    | 3 | 4 | 0.044 | 90 | Iran |
    | 17 | 10 | 0.041 | 243 | Germany |
    | 8 | 4 | 0.029 | 139 | Italy |
    | 0 | 1 | 0.019 | 54 | India |
    | 9 | 3 | 0.017 | 172 | SouthKorea |
    | 46 | 0 | 0.0 | 172 | UnitedStates |
    | 4 | 0 | 0.0 | 104 | Canada |
    | 2 | 0 | 0.0 | 72 | Sweden |
    | 7 | 0 | 0.0 | 111 | Spain |
    +—————–+———+———————-+————-+————–+

    Even India which usually is a bit challenged in Olympic managed to score 1 Gold. Israel and three of the 5-Eyes countries (UK, Australia and NewZealand) seemed to have the sixth sense not to participate. Japan could explain the no go as they only have SELF DEFENCE FORCES. SouthKorea being the previous host country had to attend. How many of the US competitors were really atheletes or some were asymptomatic or surferred from long COVID?? Why the performance of the Chinese, Russian, France, Iran, Germany and Italy were not affected, only the Spanish, Americans and Canadians had declined performance?? Was that an indication of the potential source??

    https://prospect.org/coronavirus/did-the-military-world-games-spread-covid-19/
    Did the Military World Games Spread COVID-19?
    Contrary to the Pentagon’s insistence, however, an investigation of COVID-19 cases in the military from official and public source materials shows that a strong correlation exists in COVID-19 cases reported at U.S. military facilities that are home bases of members of the U.S. team that went to Wuhan.
    Before March 31, when the Pentagon restricted the release of information about COVID-19 cases at installations for security reasons, infections occurred at a minimum of 63 military facilities where team members returned after the Wuhan games.
    Additionally, the U.S. team used chartered flights to and from the games via Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Washington was one of the earliest states to show a spike in COVID-19.
    Athletes who participated from other nations—both U.S. allies like France and Italy and adversaries like Iran—have reported suffering from COVID-19 symptoms. Some Iranian athletes died from COVID-19, including some who were in Wuhan, according to news reports not verified by Tehran.
    As of June 5, there were 10,462 COVID-19 cases in the Department of Defense in the military, civilian, dependent, and contractor categories. As of June 12, 2020, there have been 36 deaths linked to COVID-19 among those groups. The delegation to Wuhan included 188 athletes, 24 coaches, 18 team captains, 15 medical providers, 10 referees, nine public-affairs officers, seven “senior leaders,” nine CISM (International Military Sports Council), and two State Department personnel, according to DOD documents.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8291755/Did-European-athletes-catch-coronavirus-competing-World-Military-Games-Wuhan-OCTOBER.html
    Did European athletes catch coronavirus while competing at World Military Games in Wuhan in OCTOBER? French delegation returned with fevers, after fishmonger is found to have been contaminated in December
    French athletes believe they caught coronavirus at the World Military Games in Wuhan in October, 20 days before the first recorded case in China. It comes after it was revealed that Frenchman Amirouche Hammar, 43, had been infected with COVID-19 outside Paris as early as December. The hospital where Hammar was treated for chest pains has since re-tested samples and found the fishmonger was positive for the virus on December 27. It is not known where he caught the virus, although his wife works close to Charles de Gaulle airport. Elodie Clouvel, a world champion modern pentathlete … ‘We were in Wuhan for the World Military Games at the end of October. And afterwards, we all fell ill. Valentin missed three days of training. Me, I was sick too. […] I had things I had never had before. We weren’t particularly worried because no one was talking about it yet.’ According to French news channel BFMTV, a number of athletes returned to France with unusual symptoms, including fevers and body aches.
    Around 100 people from the Swedish Armed Forces attended the World Military Games in Wuhan and stayed in the city for two weeks. Several competitors fell ill and were screened for the virus, although none were reported to have tested positive. It comes after Sweden’s government epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said it was ‘very natural’ to assume that coronvirus was spreading in Scandinavia from November.

  128. JMcG says:

    Mr. Unz:
    I recently published two of your printed anthologies from Amazon, an act which in itself I found some grim satisfaction. They are ideal for planting seeds. I want to thank you for making these available and to encourage others to buy them. We may not have your website forever.
    Thanks again and good luck to you.

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    , @BlackFlag
  129. Ron Unz says:
    @JMcG

    I recently published two of your printed anthologies from Amazon, an act which in itself I found some grim satisfaction. They are ideal for planting seeds.

    Thanks so much. I think Encountering American Pravda is the collection most effective for that purpose. It’s an introductory selection short enough to be easily read in a day or two, avoids most of the “ultra touchy” subjects, and is inexpensively priced at just \$8.99.

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  130. BlackFlag says:
    @JMcG

    You published or bought?
    I’m waiting for the deluxe omnibus version containing all articles in the series plus all comment threads. Would also be nice to have a lengthy appendix containing all known biographical info on particularly prolific commenters that Unz has sparred with over the years, e.g. Wizard of Oz.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  131. JMcG says:
    @BlackFlag

    Sorry, should have read “purchased.”

  132. @Ron Unz

    What are your thoughts on the FBI raid on Trump’s property?

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