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No Immigration Amnesty Without a Minimum Wage Hike

No Immigration Amnesty Without a Minimum Wage Hike Salon, May 18, 2013 Congress is currently considering bipartisan legislation providing an amnesty for America’s 11 million illegal immigrants, probably combined with extra visas for skilled workers and an agricultural guestworker program. … Continue reading

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Our American Pravda

Now read “Our American Pravda” at The Unz Review In mid-March, the Wall Street Journal carried a long discussion of the origins of the Bretton Woods system, the international financial framework that governed the Western world for decades after World War II. A … Continue reading

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How Social Darwinism Made Modern China

How Social Darwinism Made Modern China The American Conservative, March/April 2013 During the three decades following Deng Xiaoping’s 1978 reforms, China achieved the fastest sustained rate of economic growth in human history, with the resulting 40-fold rise in the size … Continue reading

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Racial Quotas, Harvard, and the Legacy of Bakke

Racial Quotas, Harvard, and the Legacy of Bakke National Review Online, February 5, 2013 For almost 35 years, college-admissions decisions in America have been governed by the continuing legacy of University of California v. Bakke, in which a fragmented U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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Statistics Indicate an Ivy League Asian Quota

Statistics Indicate an Ivy League Asian Quota by Ron Unz The New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Just as their predecessors of the 1920s always denied the existence of “Jewish quotas,” top officials at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the … Continue reading

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Paying Tuition to a Giant Hedge Fund

Now read “Paying Tuition to a Giant Hedge Fund” at The Unz Review From its 1636 foundation Harvard had always ranked as America’s oldest and most prestigious college, even as it gradually grew in size and academic quality during the first three centuries … Continue reading

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The Myth of American Meritocracy

The Myth of American Meritocracy The American Conservative, December 2012, Cover Story Just before the Labor Day weekend, a front page New York Times story broke the news of the largest cheating scandal in Harvard University history, in which nearly … Continue reading

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Raising American Wages…by Raising American Wages

Now read “Raising American Wages…by Raising American Wages” at The Unz Review With Americans still trapped in the fifth year of our Great Recession, and median personal income having been essentially stagnant for forty years, perhaps we should finally admit … Continue reading

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No Quotas, No Elite Public High School

No Quotas, No Elite Public High School The American Conservative, November 2012 In late September I attended a memorial service for William M. Fitz-Gibbon, a retired public school teacher who had passed away a few weeks earlier, just short of … Continue reading

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Two Cheers for Heresy on Global Warming

Two Cheers for Heresy on Global Warming The American Conservative, October 2012 I first encountered the strong case for global warming in the early 1970s in an Isaac Asimov science column. As an elementary school student, I merely nodded my … Continue reading

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Buckley’s Unlikely Heir: Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012

Buckley’s Unlikely Heir: Remembering Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012 The American Conservative, September 2012 I first encountered the writing of Alexander Cockburn in the early 1990s on the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal, where he served as a regular columnist. Given that … Continue reading

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The East Asian Exception to Socio-Economic IQ Influences

Sidebar: The East Asian Exception to Socio-Economic IQ Influences by Ron Unz The American Conservative, August 2012 In “Race, IQ, and Wealth,” I examined the pattern of IQ scores for various European peoples as presented by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen … Continue reading

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Race, IQ, and Wealth

Race, IQ, and Wealth by Ron Unz What the Facts Tell Us About a Taboo Subject The American Conservative, August 2012 At the end of April, Charles Kenny, a former World Bank economist specializing in international development, published a blistering attack … Continue reading

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How I Made Mitt

How I Made Mitt by Ron Unz Romney owes his only win to English for the Children The American Conservative, July 2012 With Mitt Romney now the de facto Republican presidential nominee, I sometimes recall how I inadvertently launched his … Continue reading

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Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison

Sidebar: Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison by Ron Unz The American Conservative, May 2012 In contrasting China and America, pundits often cite our free and independent media as one of our greatest strengths, together with the tremendous importance … Continue reading

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China’s Rise, America’s Fall

China’s Rise, America’s Fall by Ron Unz Which superpower is more threatened by its “extractive elites”? The American Conservative, May 2012 The rise of China surely ranks among the most important world developments of the last 100 years. With America … Continue reading

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Immigration, Republicans, and the End of White America

Immigration, Republicans, and the End of White America by Ron Unz The sources of America’s immigration problems—and a possible solution The American Conservative, October 2011, COVER STORY Will mass immigration destroy the GOP? Can our middle-class society survive high immigration … Continue reading

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Was Rambo Right?

Was Rambo Right? by Ron Unz Hundreds of POWs may have been left to die in Vietnam, abandoned by their government—and our media. The American Conservative, July 2010, COVER STORY In the closing days of the 2008 presidential campaign, I … Continue reading

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The Myth of Hispanic Crime

His-Panic by Ron Unz Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness. The American Conservative, March 2010, COVER STORY According to Lou Dobbs, “a third of the prison population in this country is estimated … Continue reading

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The Life and Legacy of Lt. Gen. William Odom

“General Principles” by Ron Unz While other top brass played press agents for the administration’s war, William Odom told the truth about Iraq—though few listened. The American Conservative, September 8, 2008, COVER STORY Much as the capital loves ceremony, Washington won’t … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Trust Chalabi-the-Thief, Whom Can You Trust?

If You Can’t Trust Chalabi-the-Thief, Whom Can You Trust? by Ron Unz LewRockwell.com, May 24, 2004 In that classic compendium of American national security strategy “Get Smart,” one of the more amusing episodes concerns the doings of a certain Freddie-the-Forger. … Continue reading

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Bananas and Republics

Bananas and Republics by Ron Unz LewRockwell.com, May 14, 2004 I must grudgingly admit that our Iraqi Adventure seems to have become in some respects a fascinating and invaluable educational experience, nearly on a daily basis. For example, today’s morning … Continue reading

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The Torricelli Precedent

The Torricelli Precedent by Ron Unz LewRockwell.com, April 16, 2004 I must grudgingly concede that even those liberal, pinko wimps over at Paul Weyrich’s Free Congress Foundation occasionally propose interesting notions, such as in the latest column by William S. … Continue reading

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30,000 American Dead in Iraq….Noooo Problem!!!

30,000 American Dead in Iraq….Noooo Problem!!! by Ron Unz LewRockwell.com, April 14, 2004 Lawrence Kaplan, a prominent neocon hawk, published a rather interesting op-ed recently in the Washington Post. The central claim of the piece is Kaplan’s somewhat counter-intuitive conclusion … Continue reading

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Habla Usted Ingles?

Habla Usted Ingles? by Ron Unz Wall Street Journal, Thursday, October 31, 2002 It’s fair to say that when arguably the most liberal Democratic state in the U.S. has abandoned bilingual education, it is indeed an idea whose time has … Continue reading

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