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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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A Trillion Here and A Trillion There…

According to an estimate by Bloomberg News released this morning, the sum of the new commitments already made by the federal government in its financial bailout has already reached a total of 8.5 trillion dollars, including loans, investments, guarantees, and other liabilities. Frankly, this … Continue reading

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VDare: Superstitious Chinese!

With all the endless talk of strong Chinese economic growth and implications of high Chinese intelligence, we must thank VDARE.com’s perspicacious Brenda Walker for finally providing a very healthy corrective to this MSM nonsense. As she correctly notes, this common … Continue reading

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The Red-and-Black Fund

Since another multi-billion-dollar hedge fund announced on Friday that it had lost almost all its money and was liquidating, I suppose it’s a little too late for me to start my own Red-and-Black Fund, based on some shrewd investment principles I worked out … Continue reading

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Finally Admitting I Was Wrong about Immigration

The Los Angeles Times (Andrew Blankstein and Garrett Therolf, December 27, 2006) recently carried a major year-end news story which has finally forced me to completely admit the error of my ways with regard to immigration matters. We all have … 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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New and Improved Jeffersonian Democrats

The front page of today’s New York Times (Lydia Polgreen, February 16, 2004) carried an interesting story, appended below, about the current goings on in unfortunate Haiti, and the moves afoot by portions of the populace to replace the current … Continue reading

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Thank You, Pat Robertson

Having been overly preoccupied in recent weeks with some complex software development issues, I must belatedly—but very sincerely—issue a heartfelt Thank You to the Rev. Pat Robertson, whose recent actions appear to have done so much to rescue America, and … Continue reading

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President Gray Davis?

California newspapers recently reported that Gov. Gray Davis had now reached the lowest approval rating of any governor in the entire history of our state. That is no great surprise, since Davis is almost universally despised as an extremely distasteful … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

“Taking Stock” by Ron Unz The Los Angeles Times, Sunday, August 25th, 2002 PALO ALTO—Regulators looking at how stock options are accounted for have seen cause for concern. I see opportunity. It’s true that when actual expenses don’t appear on an … Continue reading

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Options and Perpetual Motion

Options and Perpetual Motion by Ron Unz Wall Street Journal (Letters), Thursday, August 15, 2002 In his Aug. 8 editorial page commentary, “The Real Value of Options,” Harvey Golub, the former CEO of American Express, argued that the issuance of stock options … Continue reading

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Profession: Martyrdom-Seeking Terrorist

Mohamed Atta, the apparent ringleader of the 9/11 terrorist squad that destroyed our World Trade Center and killed 3,000 Americans, was clearly a very bad man, at least by American standards.

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Lunatic vs. Lunatic and Jew vs. Jew

One of the less widely known truths about political movements is that they are frequently filled with a generous helping of lunatics. Only such individuals possess the fanatic zeal that endows them with the energy and commitment to achieve results. … Continue reading

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Rocks Falling Upward at Harvard University

Rocks Falling Upward at Harvard University by Ron Unz National Review Online, Friday, October 26, 2001 While most Americans have been transfixed by the terrifying prospect of massive deaths from anthrax or suicide bombers, a few in our society fear an even … Continue reading

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The Manchurian President

“The Manchurian President” by Ron K. Unz Unpublished, May 1993 The following correspondence was found in the personal papers of a retired U.S. Senator from Arizona following his death from a stroke in 1998. Dearest H., Almost thirty years gone by, and … Continue reading

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A Mean Multicultural Military Machine

“A Mean Multicultural Military Machine” by Ron K. Unz Unpublished, May 1993 July 4th, 1994. The Clinton-Rodham administration today announced the formation of a trail-blazing military unit planned as the first example of America’s new model Army of Peace, following the reorganization produced by … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Party of Roosevelt

“Farewell to the Party of Roosevelt” by Ron K. Unz Unpublished, November 9, 1992 “But other Democrats…will alas have begun to think Republican. There was a book a few years ago, by a scholar named Nancy Weiss, about how American … Continue reading

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More Unz Press International News Stories

“More Unz Press International News Stories” by Ron K. Unz Unpublished, August 1984   Comrade Wilhelm II East Berlin, East Germany. The government of the German Democratic Republic (DDR) yesterday signalled the political rehabilitation of Wilhelm von Hohenzollern, a leading political figure … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of the Holy Communist Empire

“The Decline and Fall of the Holy Communist Empire” by Ron K. Unz Unpublished, July 1984 Excerpts from “An Outline History of the Holy Communist Empire,” Section 63 of One Hundred and One Historical Outlines (Junior Academic Books, 2184): Introduction:  The Holy … Continue reading

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Also Still Missing in Action

“Also Still Missing in Action” by Ron K. Unz Unpublished, June 1984 In a March 1984 Optimist feature article, Julian Lowenfeld performed the valuable service of focusing our attention on the plight of the remaining 2490 American MIAs of the Vietnam War. As Dr. … Continue reading

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Unz Press International News Stories

“Unz Press International News Stories” by Ron K. Unz Unpublished, June 1984 An Eye for an Eye?… Jerusalem, Israel. The murdered bodies of three Israeli citizens were found yesterday by sanitation workers. The men had been stabbed repeatedly and stuffed into the trunk of … Continue reading

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27,000,000 Young Virgins by Next Tuesday or Else!

“27,000,000 Young Virgins by Next Tuesday or Else!” by Ron K. Unz Unpublished, June 1984 Dateline: Beijing, China, May 1, 2001. The Chinese government today issued the following important declaration: To the governments of Thailand, United Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and … Continue reading

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