Monthly Archives: December 2001

Will Riordan Run on “English”?

Although national pundits regularly denounce our political leaders for doing whatever is popular, the truth is actually far worse than that. We live in a constitutional republic, rather than a plebiscitary democracy, and although public sentiment may eventually dominate at … Continue reading

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Will Riordan Run on “English”? – Sacramento Bee

Will Riordan Run on “English”? by Ron Unz Sacramento Bee, Sunday, December 23, 2001 As former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan gears up for his campaign to challenge Gov. Gray Davis, he faces some serious obstacles. First, no incumbent California governor has … Continue reading

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VDare.com vs. the “Goldberg” Review

The nature of the Internet provides a near friction-free (and cost-free) means of distributing information. Words and ideas are almost pure information, hence their natural applicability to this medium, and the current mushrooming growth of various Me-zines, We-zines, and Idea-zines. … Continue reading

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National Baby-Steps on English

The simplest means of judging whether a proposed change in a long-standing and controversial policy is significant or insignificant is to examine the breadth of its support. If political support is overwhelming, rather than contentiously divided, one may be sure … Continue reading

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Rounding Up Arabs, Blacks, and Jews

Up through the early morning hours of September 11th, denunciation of the ethnic profiling of suspects by the police looked well on its way to becoming a near-universal component of political stump speeches, on a par with praise for the … Continue reading

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And She Didn’t Even Run

Despite the overwhelming popular support for “English” in an endless series of highly-credible public opinion surveys, http://www.onenation.org/2000polls.htm, America’s quivering mass of timorous politicians seems reluctant to explore that issue. Most political leaders, despite the words that constitute that description, regularly … Continue reading

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Rounding Up Arabs, Blacks, and Jews – Salon.com

Rounding Up Arabs, blacks, and Jews by Ron Unz Salon.com, Thursday, December 6, 2001 Dec. 6, 2001—In the wake of the Sept. 11th attacks, Americans are debating whether we should adopt ethnic profiling policies that may ensnare thousands of innocent people—Arabs and … Continue reading

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