Anatoly Karlin

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…the pedantic neo-Nazi pseudo-intellectual Anatoly Karlin.
—Russia Without BS[1]
Anatoly Karlin: too nationalistic for Putin.
—Louis Proyect[2]

Anatoly Karlin is a Russian alt-right, white nationalist, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist blogger who promotes racialist pseudoscience. He writes for The Unz Review and has his works reprinted by Russia InsiderWikipedia's W.svg with his permission.

Despite having political views typical of neo-Nazis and white nationalists and even speaking alongside Richard Spencer on a podium — Karlin is a crypto-Nazi, who describes himself as a non-racist "liberal race realist".[3]Do You Believe That?

Racism and anti-Semitism[edit]

Alt right[edit]

In 2016 Karlin attended an alt-right "Safe Space for Europeans" demonstration at U.C. Berkeley with white supremacist Richard Spencer:

Near the end of the evening, I was called up to the podium by Richard Spencer to give an impromptu speech. I went up and started rambling about my journey of discovery, my disillusionment, my “awakening”… LOL no I didn't, faggots. Your "Alt Right" is otherwise known as "common sense" in Eastern Europe – it's really quite funny how actually existing Marxism cocooned them from cultural Marxism.[4]

He says he agrees with the majority of alt-right ideology and views:

Although I do not strictly consider myself Alt Right (or NRx), I do support about 70% of their positions, so I was happy to turn up with them to troll my alma mater.
Anatoly Karlin

Karlin supports the alt-righter American politician Paul Nehlen.[5] In regards to Russian politics, Karlin has said he wishes to introduce the alt-right to far-right Russian nationalists:

My own modest aims are twofold. First, I want to help introduce the Alt Right to Russian nationalists, and vice versa. Second, I am trying to place Russian nationalism on a firmer, more scientific ideological footing, by importing useful concepts developed primarily in the West and applying them to Russian realities, such as IQ/HBD-realism.[6]

He has also claimed "Russia Insider has good relations with AltRight.com, and they reprint my articles semi-regularly (with my permission)."

Racialism[edit]

For more information, see: racialism

Karlin has openly stated to be a "race realist" and proponent of "HBD" (human-biodiversity) in 2012 after being influenced by such works including those of Richard Lynn, Charles Murray, J. Philippe Rushton, etc.; he now promotes race and IQ pseudoscience on his blog.[7]

Jews[edit]

Karlin has had his work reprinted for the anti-Semitic Russia Insider; its main editor published a controversial article called "It's Time to Drop the Jew Taboo" and Karlin published a defence of this article, arguing it is "objectively true".[8] The article has been described as "a lengthy anti-Semitic manifesto"[9] and Karlin himself is a virulent anti-Semite who hates Jewish people.

It's Time to Drop the Jew Taboo (excerpt)

The most vitriolic and obsessive Russia-bashing journalists in the media are mostly Jewish. The publications which push these writers most energetically are ALL Jewish-owned, and as a publisher, I know very well, that is where the buck stops. On the policy side, the neo-conservative movement, Russia's harshest foe, was conceived of, is led by, and consists mostly of, Jews. And their trouble-making extends far beyond Russia – they are responsible for America’s disastrous debacle in the Middle East over the last 20 years – where their crimes have been stymied by precisely one country – Russia. The psychotically anti-Russian recent UN ambassadors, Nikki Haley and Samantha Power, were put there by the Israel lobby, and given an independent brief, in other words, they answer not to their presidents, rather to their Jewish sponsors.[10]

Controversies[edit]

The Burkean[edit]

The Burkean an online conservative publication controversially published an article defending race and intelligence pseudoscience in February, 2019 "thanking" Karlin as a source:

The Burkean’s Mission Has Changed. Conservatives Are Right to Worry

The Burkean's rebrand this year has been matched by an ominous shift away from conservatism and into populism... More troublingly still, the article credits Anatoly Karlin, a well known member of the Russian far right who has appeared at events alongside American white nationalist Richard Spencer, as the source of many of the ideas expressed in the piece.[11]

Child-rape apologism[edit]

In January 2018, Karlin wrote a blog post on The Unz Review defending paedophile apologist Emil Kirkegaard, who said "a compromise is having sex with a sleeping child without them knowing it". Karlin maintains Kirkegaard was somehow misquoted or taken out of context by so-called SJWs, when this isn't the case.[12]

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