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The Unz Review Digest - August 22, 2019

The strange death of imprisoned billionaire sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein dominated this week’s rankings, with three of the six most popular featured articles relating to that subject.  Most popular by a very wide margin was former CIA Officer Philip Giraldi’s piece initially discussing Epstein’s death and some of the suspicious circumstances of his demise, which attracted substantially more readership than the next two articles combined, along with almost 1,000 comments, totaling nearly 100,000 words.  The controversy revived the popularity of the same author’s previous article from a few weeks ago which suggested the reasonably likelihood that Epstein’s mysterious sources of funds and likely blackmailing activities over the years indicated that he had likely been operating in the service of the Israeli Mossad, gaining leverage over powerful political and financial figures on behalf of that organization.  Also gaining additional readership was my own article from three weeks ago, now placing fifth, which suggested that Epstein’s activities probably fit into a major pattern in which leading American political figures are controlled by hidden blackmail, often of a sexual nature, with the article now ranking as one of the most popular of the last year.

Racially-related topics dominated the remaining three spots of this week’s most popular features, with the third-ranking piece by Linh Dinh exploring the surprising popularity of whiteness and white people in the current consumer advertising of Vietnam and other Southeast Asian nations.

Just below that was a personal account of Chilean immigrant Nicolás Palacios Navarro, who originally arrived in Los Angeles with his family as a young child, and soon experienced considerable disillusionment with the behavior of American blacks, which was considerably different than was suggested by the curriculum he had absorbed in American schools.

Finally, rounding out our most popular featured articles was C.J. Hopkins’ rather tongue-in-cheek discussion of how our ruling political and media elites have so seamlessly transitioned their narrative from the national threat of Russia to the sudden new national threat of White Supremacist Terror, raising doubts about whether the latter is any more real than the former had been.

It sucks being young, male, and single. Don't think so? Go to the Interactive Singles Map of the United States and see how it looks for the 20 to 39 age group. Almost everywhere single men outnumber single women. And the real picture is worse. For one thing, the imbalance is greater among singles without... Read More
Following Jeffery Epstein’s alleged suicide last week we have been deluged by a tsunami of narratives that do not adhere to the shifting official reports of his death. Presumably a few of the intimate secrets of the most powerful people on this planet will be buried with Epstein. While it is rational to believe that... Read More
How Dumb Ideas about Race Flourish on the Left
The complexity of an ant. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
An ant is an amazing creature, a marvel of miniaturization and compressed complexity. With only a tiny brain, it absorbs and interprets a flood of data from its myriad sense-organs, navigating a complex and constantly changing world, co-operating and communicating with its nest-mates, collaborating in prodigies of architecture, engineering and logistics. No human robot can... Read More
And Other Dismal Reflections
America again wins the annual International Math Olympiad! The contest pits the brightest high-school students of countries against each other in six-member teams. The American victories continue the mastery by the European cultures that invented most of modern math. This supports the claim (I hope I do not sound racist) that European superiority is genetic.... Read More
See, earlier, by John Derbyshire: “Racism” (The Word) Becoming Obsolete Because Of Racism—Anti-White, That Is Founding stock Americans are now perilously close to becoming a powerless minority ruled over by aliens who cherish a carefully cultivated resentment—not to say hatred—towards us. If nothing is done to change the trajectory in which our society is moving,... Read More
Eicca Toppinen, front man for symphonic metal band Apocalyptica, displaying a typically Finnish phenotype.
The European peoples have long thought and felt that each of them was unique, reflecting the particularly history and struggles the successive generations of their ancestors. The cultural differences of European nations have long been known, but today, genetic science is also able to quantify just how unique each nation is from a biological point... Read More
No more excuses for a train-wreck foreign policy
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It is astonishing to observe some Americans twisting themselves into pretzels so they can continue to make excuses to explain the bizarre behavior of President Donald Trump on the world stage. The line most commonly heard is that he has “kept us out of new wars.” The reality is somewhat different. He has kept us... Read More
To listen to almost all the reporters on Fox News—and most of the Establishment Media experts—after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, you would have thought that President Donald Trump needed to do exactly what the Reverend Jimmy Swaggart did back a few years ago: get on TV and cry and bawl, and... Read More
I can think of only one thing which unites Adolf Hitler and Noam Chomsky: a shared contempt for and critique of capitalist mass-media democracy. Concerning Hitler’s speeches, we usually think of rapturous exhortations to his party-comrades. However, the Führer could sometimes strike a more pedagogical note. Such was the case in a December 1940 speech... Read More
But Many More Questions Remain to be Answered
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The Jeffrey Epstein saga goes on even though convicted pedophile Epstein himself has been found hanged in his jail cell in Manhattan. One has to wonder how he managed to kill himself, if that is indeed the case, as he was reportedly on suicide watch at the prison and it is to be presumed that... Read More
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When Zelenskii came to power, there were two fundamental options he could have chosen. These options were, roughly: Option one or pragmatism above ideology: to make a determined effort to address Ukraine's most urgent problems. At the very least, Zelenskii could have ordered his forces to stop firing and have them withdraw to a safe... Read More
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With its eschatological Bible, the West is constantly haunted by its death and hypothetical rebirth. Its apocalyptic imagination is unmatched. Christianity promises a frightful ending, as in, “Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of... Read More
How China’s Urbanization Pays for Itself
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San Franciscans unable to afford the $3,600 monthly rental for a one bedroom apartment sleep in the streets and, like most world cities Beijing recently faced a similar problem. Twenty-three million prosperous Beijingers wanted meals from local restaurants but the quarter-million migrant workers who delivered them could not afford the city’s eye-watering rents. Resourcefully, they... Read More
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If the neoliberal ruling classes expect to keep the American masses worked up into a white-eyed hysteria over “fascism” until November 2020, they’re going to need to get some better Nazis. The current Nazis are just not going to cut it. They are neither scary nor Nazi enough. OK, the militia ones look kind of... Read More
Our Reigning Political Puppets, Dancing to Invisible Strings
John McCain, 2009 Official Senate Portrait
The death of Sen. John McCain last August revealed some important truths about the nature of our establishment media. McCain's family had released word of his incurable brain cancer many months earlier and his passing at age 84 was long expected, so media outlets great and small had possessed all the time necessary for producing... Read More
A rising White Nationalist movement that is somehow stunted in what should be its greatest moment of opportunity. A politically incorrect candidate for office, seemingly unafraid to discuss immigration, and who uses controversial rhetoric touching on race to attract mass support and move victoriously into government. An anti-fascist and left-liberal coalition driven to apoplexy by... Read More
The extent of Israeli spying directed against the United States is a huge story that is only rarely addressed in the mainstream media. The Jewish state regularly tops the list for ostensibly friendly countries that aggressively conduct espionage against the U.S. and Jewish American Jonathan Pollard, who was imprisoned in 1987 for spying for Israel,... Read More
Britain is in crisis! A mighty national challenge looms! The nation's very sovereignty hangs in the balance! The populace is divided and confused. The political leadership is—as it usually is—an uninspiring clique of dithering seat-warmers and time-servers, none of whom has ever had his peace disturbed by an original thought, seasoned—as it usually is—with a... Read More
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Daring Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, has killed a sacred cow, called Article 370 of the Constitution, enshrining the autonomy of Kashmir. The consequences could be dire, including the fourth India-Pakistan war, but not necessarily so. It could also be a successful scheme. Apparently, Narendra Modi had been encouraged by his success in... Read More
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My last three years in high school, I was in Northern Virginia. I hung out at Springfield Mall and Wakefield Recreation Center. Though I had lame handles and an erratic shot, I still managed to get into pickup games, and each time I hoisted up a brick, my buddy, Kelvin Nash, would holler, “Riceman!” I... Read More