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
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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
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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
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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.
- Covid/Biowarfare Series
Ron Unz • The Unz Review • April 2020-December 2021 • 60,000 Words
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.