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Race and Crime in America

Now read “Race and Crime in America” at The Unz Review The noted science fiction writer Philip K. Dick once declared that “Reality is what continues to exist whether you believe in it or not.”  Such an observation should be kept in mind … 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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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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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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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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Sharonism vs. Building a Wall

Sharonism vs. Building a Wall by Ron Unz Sacramento Bee, Sunday, April 28, 2002 Any attempt to resolve the crisis in the Middle East forces us — the American people and American Jewry — to appraise the motives and the … Continue reading

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Harvard University Debate

Bilingual Education Debate with Ron Unz and Catherine Snow Askwith Education Forum/Harvard University, October 15, 2001, 1:20:52 Askwith Educational Forum at Harvard University on Massachusetts English for the Children initiative; debate moderated by Tony Randolph of WBUR, with Ron Unz … Continue reading

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How the Republicans Lost California – WSJ

How the Republicans Lost California by Ron Unz The Golden State isn’t too liberal for the GOP. Its leaders simply scared away immigrant voters Wall Street Journal, Monday, August 28, 2000 Just 10 years ago, California was a GOP bastion, regarded as … Continue reading

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The right way for Republicans to handle ethnicity in politics

The right way for Republicans to handle ethnicity in politics by Ron Unz American Enterprise, April/May, 2000 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. Immigration. Bilingual education. Over the past few years, these issues and broader matters of ethnic politics have become the stuff of nightmares for … Continue reading

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Democrats’ Double Standard on Campaign Reform

Democrats’ Double Standard on Campaign Reform by Ron Unz New York Times, Friday, March 10, 2000 PALO ALTO, Calif. — Tuesday’s crushing defeat of a sweeping campaign finance measure in California thwarted reform in a state much in need of it. … Continue reading

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California and the End of White America

California and the End of White America by Ron Unz Commentary, November 1999, COVER STORY SUMMARY Californians of European ancestry—“whites”—became a minority near the end of the 1980s, and this unprecedented ethnic transformation is probably responsible for the rise of a … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Outreach for the GOP

The Right Kind of Outreach for the GOP by Ron Unz Weekly Standard, Monday, March 1, 1999 Republican leaders, worried about their party’s lack of success among ethnic minorities, are reaching for just the wrong remedy. The GOP, they say, should … Continue reading

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Educational Nonsense and Vouchers

Educational Nonsense and Vouchers by Ron Unz Sacramento Bee, Sunday, January 3, 1999 As the hot-button political issue of the 1998 election, educational reform has inspired a host of political proposals, ranging from the foolish to the ridiculous. Unfortunately, political sloganeering … Continue reading

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Some Minorities Are More Minor than Others

Some Minorities Are More Minor than Others by Ron Unz Wall Street Journal, Monday, November 16, 1998 With the victory of Washington state’s Initiative 200, which ends affirmative action in government hiring, contracting and education, supporters of racial preferences have asked … Continue reading

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Bilingualism vs. Bilingual Education

Bilingualism vs. Bilingual Education, by Ron Unz A system that ensures failure is kept alive by the flow of federal dollars. A 1998 initiative would bring change Los Angeles Times, Sunday, October 19, 1997 As each new microchip and fiber-optic cable … Continue reading

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