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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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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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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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Hispanic Crime: The Complete Debate

Hispanic Crime: The Debate by Ron Unz The American Conservative, March 12, 2010 (Updated) Compendium of Major Commentary, Listed in Chronological Order His-Panic by Ron Unz The American Conservative, March 2010

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Hispanic Crime Estimates

Hispanic Crime Estimates by Ron Unz The American Conservative, March 12, 2010 I’m afraid that Jason Richwine’s latest posting in the Great Hispanic Crime Debate makes a very silly claim. He seemingly comes close to accusing me of intellectual dishonesty for pointing out that … Continue reading

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PPIC Data on Hispanic Incarceration (Plus P.S.)

PPIC Data on Hispanic Incarceration (Plus P.S.) by Ron Unz The American Conservative, March 9, 2010 Kudos to Jason Richwine for his fine shoe-leather work in contacting the PPIC staff and determining that the ethnic incarceration figures provided in their … Continue reading

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Them vs. Unzism

Them vs. Unzism by Ron Unz The American Conservative, March 4, 2010 With four long replies to my Hispanic crime article having appeared just in the last 24 hours, I obviously cannot respond to every point raised, but I’ll try to address … Continue reading

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Response to Rubenstein

Response to Rubenstein by Ron Unz The American Conservative, February 26, 2010 My thanks to Ed Rubenstein for producing a fine rejoinder (Ron Unz Vanishes Hispanic Criminality … Not!) to my own recent analysis of Hispanic crime rates (His-Panic). Most … Continue reading

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Immigration: Facts vs. Ideology

Immigration: Facts vs. Ideology by Ron Unz The American Conservative, February 24, 2010 My thanks to Matthew Roberts and Steve Burton (MR+SB) for publishing a detailed critique in Chronicles of my recent article on Hispanic crime rates. However, since I believe their analysis is largely … 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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