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Over the last couple of years, I think this website has evolved into a successful opinion webzine and discussion forum, with our traffic now eclipsing the overwhelming majority of other alternative media publications. For example, we apparently now get several times the traffic of Takimag on the Right or Counterpunch on the Left. Our very... Read More
As some of you are probably aware, the rising readership of our webzine led Google's advertising representatives to contact us a month or two ago, suggesting that we begin running their ads to monetize our traffic. I'd always been very reluctant to run advertising in the past, regarding it as too intrusive and also a... Read More
As some of you may have noticed, we've very recently added a new regular columnist, Pepe Escobar, who has been writing on international globalization issues for the Asia Times and numerous other publications for at least two decades. We'll be regularly republishing his insightful new pieces as they come out, and have already incorporated
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Our website traffic has been growing very nicely over the last few months, both in absolute and relative terms. We have also expanded our coverage a bit, publishing the articles and archives of eminent Russia scholar
I doubt that any event in human history has been as thoroughly discussed and documented as the Second World War, the gigantic global struggle that ended three generations ago and shaped our modern world. Elements of that conflict have probably been the subject of hundreds of thousands of books over the decades along with countless... Read More
The New Republic and The Nation certainly rank as the oldest and historically most influential opinion publications in America, the former now a century old and the latter a century and a half. More than most people, I am well aware of their enormous legacy and historical archives, given the considerable time and effort I... Read More
I'm very pleased to report that our small website has recently been attracting very strong traffic. Prior to March we'd never quite broken 3 million monthly pageviews, but July put us well above 3.5 million, and August seems likely to be nearly as strong. I've also been extremely pleased with the success of my own... Read More
I'm pleased to see that my latest article entitled
Over the last decade, Amazon has gained a near-total monopoly over Internet book sales, and late last month, we saw the dangerous consequences of such intellectual control as the company suddenly banned dozens of books, many of them of excellent scholarly quality. Apparently, activist organizations such as the ADL and the SPLC had succeeded in... Read More
At the end of November,
As some of you have probably noticed, our small webzine has recently expanded a bit, bringing on board additional voices of the Left and the Right regularly excluded from the mainstream media. This frequently includes their extensive archives, which in these troubled times might otherwise someday vanish without a trace. For over a dozen years,... Read More
Although virtually everything you see and use on this website is based upon our own PHP code, the underlying foundation upon which it has been constructed is WordPress, a very widely used platform that provides numerous helpful third-party Plugins. After more than four years of using the same version of WordPress, earlier today we finally... Read More
I'm pleased to announce that our webzine is now further expanding its coverage by adding an Arts & Culture selection, initially focused on film reviews. Towards this goal, we've now taken on Trevor Lynch who has long covered that area for Counter Currents as a regular columnist and have also incorporated more than one hundred... Read More
I'm very pleased to announce that the longtime blogger calling himself "Audacious Epigone" has now joined The Unz Review. AE's blogging career stretches back over a dozen years, and we've imported his past archives. These are very considerable and amount to more than 2,300 posts totaling 1.3 million words, as well as nearly 25,000 comments... Read More
As many readers may already be aware, I originally launched this small webzine five years ago in the wake of my sudden and unexpected purge after eight years as publisher of The American Conservative: Since TAC had been the primary venue for my own writings, I was faced with a major challenge, but a sudden... Read More
I'm very pleased to say that both our traffic and our comments have been growing nicely over the last few months, now regularly getting close to 3 million pageviews and easily breaking 40,000 comments with 4 million words on a monthly basis. We have certainly come a very long way in just a few years,... Read More
Propelled by the national furor surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination, September was easily a record-breaking month for The Review, with our webzine falling just shy of 3 million pageviews, and October has been very strong as well. Over the last three or four months, our publication has gained considerable ground, partly due to... Read More
Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League since 2015. Credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0
I've recently taken a bit of a break after three long months of writing in my American Pravda series, during which I finally got around to publishing many of the very surprising discoveries I had made over the last fifteen-odd years. That total came to more than 90,000 words of text, and required me to... Read More
David Irving taken in London. CC by-SA 3.0.  Credit: Allan Warren/Wikimedia Commons
I'm very pleased to announce that our selection of
Updated: I've now released our initial collection of nearly 30 "controversial" books, with the volumes being "controversial" in a wide variety of different ways: Although I've only read a fraction of them myself, I trust they all meet the appropriate criteria, and their convenient access on the Internet should help provoke all sorts of useful... Read More
After a considerable delay, I'm now pleased to announce the full release of my HTML Book presentation system, oriented toward the display of very long-form content, including scholarly books, in convenient web format. This system initially contains some 200 million words of mostly copyright-expired books, but I hope to grow it considerably over time. Here's... Read More
Last month I'd announced that I was adding a new Video section to this website, with a central motivation being the increasingly harsh ideological censorship that YouTube was beginning to impose upon its content, as had been originally announced last Fall. During the last few weeks, this regime of YouTube censorship has indeed intensified. A... Read More
As mentioned, I've been absorbed during most of 2017 in building several new software systems that I'm now trying to release by the end of the year. Last week, I presented for initial testing my new Print Archives, containing the published works of over 400,000 authors and the complete archives of some 200 prominent periodicals... Read More
As some might be aware, I spent much of the 2000s creating a website intended to provide convenient access to a vast quantity of serious content material in PDF format from the last 200 years, encompassing nearly two million periodical articles and books by 400,000 different authors. Some of these publications and writers were once... Read More
Sorry the inconvenience of the server crash Friday afternoon, which involved absolutely nothing nefarious. As you've noticed, the website has now been restored from backup, and while things are being tested and fixed, commenting has been temporarily disabled. Unless unexpected problems appear, commenting should be restored shortly, but we would greatly appreciate if your comments... Read More
I've been very busy the last couple of months working on a very large extension/integration of the website, and have now finally released the new code to the Live server, though I'm not quite ready to announce the new systems. Although almost nothing I've been building relates to the parts of the system currently in... Read More
Important Update: Just as I'd promised, I've now added a new system intended to automatically notify commenters of any recent replies to their own comments. Currently, the system only looks a day or so back, and also may produce considerable false positives, but those restrictions/problems should disappear once it has been operational for a few... Read More
UPDATE: I've now addressed a number of the comments and suggestions, fixing some bugs and adding various new small features. * * * * * * Over the last few months, I've added quite a number of new software features to this website. Although some of these were connected with the development of my system... Read More
I'd think that the vast majority of all the serious writing ever produced exists in the form of books, yet currently there does not seem any fully satisfactory means of reading this huge accumulation of content material on the Internet. Most of those books currently available are provided in PDF-type format, but this is inconvenient... Read More
For decades I've been closely reading several major newspapers every morning, and for the last few years have noticed a striking decline in the quality of their scientific coverage, as exemplified in the weekly Science Section of the New York Times. Whereas in the past, dramatic discoveries in evolutionary biology or physics might be broken... Read More
Although I've been totally preoccupied with software issues for the last couple of months, I was very proud to see that the
For most of the last year I've been too preoccupied with other matters to spend much time working on the software of our small webzine, which therefore remained largedly unchanged. But I've now spent the last week or two cleaning up the commenting archives and also adding some powerful new features, partly inspired by suggestions... Read More
Although I've been overwhelmingly preoccupied with software-related issues over the last couple of weeks, I'm been pleased to note that our small webzine has attracted a bit of notice from the mainstream public policy community, with an article in The American Interest on the conservative intellectual world of California characterizing The Review as
As many of you probably noticed, our website had been sluggish or even occasionally unavailable over the last few days. Although we'd initially assumed it was some sort of software problem, we gradually began suspecting that it was on the hardware side, and then suddenly late yesterday our server completely died. Since the server was... Read More
Just a few days ago I'd published an
I'm very pleased to announce that our small webzine has now broken the million comment mark, with readership traffic also growing very nicely. Further, the comments are hardly the short and totally trivial dross so often found elsewhere, with the accumulated comment text being well over ninety million words, the equivalent of perhaps 500 good... Read More
America's mainstream media universally portrays John McCain as one of our country's greatest national patriots, a military hero who steadfastly stayed loyal despite suffering unspeakable torture at the hands of his Communist captors during the Vietnam War. Last year, I published a major article pulling together the strands of evidence suggesting that this widespread narrative... Read More
I'm pleased to announce that July was a record-breaking month of traffic for our small webzine, with readership nearly reaching 2.2m pageviews, especially propelled by the heated presidential race and various terrorist attacks. This tends to demonstrate the widespread desire for a website providing a wide variety of different ideological perspectives not regularly found within... Read More
As many of you have probably already heard, our
Palo Alto, CA---Dr. Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning former Republican congressman and presidential candidate, has endorsed Ron Unz in his current U.S. Senate race in California. Mr. Unz, a software developer and former theoretical physicist with degrees from Harvard University and Cambridge University, is a leading Republican candidate for the Senate seat held by California's retiring... Read More
I was totally shocked and very pleased a couple of hours ago to learn that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had declared himself open to raising the minimum wage, an issue that has long been one of my own main policy suggestions: By adopting this sensible position, he joins a number of other prominent... Read More
For most of the past year, California's ongoing U.S. Senate race for the seat held by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer has received virtually no public attention, partly because the lack of the usual millions in television advertising led few people to even realize it was even happening. More recently, the total focus on the Republican... Read More
As readers know, the "Diversity" opposition to our
But I'm still trailing "Undecided" by over 40 points!
This morning's newspapers announced that the latest statewide poll showed that I was now in first place among Republicans in the California U.S. Senate race, despite having jumped into the race on the absolutely last day for filing. Given that my own support in the poll was merely 5%, placing me over 40 points behind... Read More
Without doubt the current election for the Harvard Board of Overseers must rank as the most significant and substantive of the last twenty-five years, perhaps even the last century. The results of our Free Harvard/Fair Harvard campaign could have tremendous national implications for tuition and admissions policy at our most elite colleges, with ripple effects... Read More
Earlier this month, The Nation, America's premier left-liberal opinion magazine, carried a long article about America's elite colleges that opened by describing Harvard as "a hedge fund with a university attached": Now where, I wonder, have I previously heard that particular description? With Harvard University about to mail out Overseer ballots to its 320,000 alumni,... Read More
Last summer when I began planning our current Free Harvard/Fair Harvard campaign for the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, I decided it would be helpful to collect together some of my related writings and publish them in book form. After all, much of the basis for my critique of Harvard and our other elite... Read More