The Unz Review
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“”[The] Unz Review website, a dumping ground for anti-Semitic nonsense.
|—The Weekly Standard|
The Unz Review is an alt-right webshite which describes itself as an alternative to the mainstream media. It contains articles and content that promote white nationalism, the international Jewish conspiracy, Holocaust denial, the white genocide conspiracy theory, racialism pseudoscience and eugenics. Many of its most frequently featured commentators actively promote violence and genocide against Jews, African Americans and other immigrants.
The Editor-in-Chief of The Unz Review is Ron Unz, who is ethnically Jewish. He not only tolerates the antisemitic content posted on his website, he now actually partially endorses antisemitic nonsense like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (although he does admit that the Protocols is a fabrication and not, as Henry Ford and others claimed, a document actually authored by an international Jewish conspiracy). This means he is a contemporary example of that unusual and disturbing phenomenon: a self-hating Jew.
A detailed description of The Unz Review's regular columnists was published on a blog The Fake News Resource:
Michelle Malkin–a conservative columnist and blogger, she has been involved in her fair share of controversy. In 2006, she doubted that a source listed in an Associated Press article on mosques being burned by militiamen was real (and doubted the entire story), before issuing a partial correction (admitting the person existed, but doubting the burnings) once it was proven the source was legitimate.Malkin has also written a book titled In Defense of Internment: The Case for “Racial Profiling” in World War II and the War on Terrorin which she claims, “that ethnic and religious profiling was a legitimate anti-terror measure and that such sensible measures were being avoided because of “profiling alarmism” caused by a guilt complex about the Japanese-American internment during World War II…Some Japanese aliens and even some U.S.-born Japanese-Americans had pro-Japan sympathies and the U.S. had evidence that the Japanese military was working to recruit them; since there was no way to assess individual risk, mass detention was entirely justifiable as a wartime security measure — and besides, the camps weren’t really all that bad, anyway,”. She also assisted in promulgating a conspiracy theory involving a 2005 bombing at the University of Oklahoma in which she claimed a student who blew himself up with a bomb, “was a Muslim convert and would-be jihadist suicide bomber. What apparently made Hinrichs a suspect was that he had had a Pakistani roommate, had lived a block away from a mosque (once attended by 9/11 co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, before Hinrichs’ time on campus), and had grown a beard. Rumors that Hinrichs had been a regular at the mosque and that Islamist literature and a one-way plane ticket to Algeria had been found in his apartment were quickly shot down; rumors that he had tried to enter the crowded stadium but had run away when a guard wanted to search his backpack were disproved by security footage. Still, the speculation continued, undeterred by the fact that it was causing considerable anguish to Hinrichs’ family…Malkin snarked about the “peaceful religion” of Islam and accused not only the mainstream media but the FBI of a cover-up motivated by “political correctness.”,”. This was later proven to be entirely untrue by an extensive FBI investigation. Malkin is also a frequent contributor to VDARE, a known white nationalist, anti-Semitic/immigrant website that has been called a hate group by the SPLC. As well, the Young Americas for Freedom, a popular youth conservative movement, broke ties with Malkin after, [she] praised 21-year-old broadcaster Nick Fuentes and his followers, who call themselves “groypers.” Fuentes has a history of making anti-Semitic and racist comments, and the mainstream right has sought to distance themselves from him and his supporters… [YAF stated] there is no room in mainstream conservatism or at YAF for holocaust deniers, white nationalists, street brawlers, or racists,”)
- Israel Shamir (Holocaust denier)
Israel Shamir– (the following is quoted from my previous analysis on ZeroHedge which is linked below as the final author entry; Shamir is well known for his denial of the Jewish Holocaust, conducted under the Nazi German regime from, roughly 1941 to 1945, vocally supporting David Irving’s views and writing in a 2005 book that Jews control the global media and the international Jewish conspiracy (reminiscent of the early 20th century conspiracy, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion); he also was a speaker at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s “International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust” which basically was a conference meant to support the idea that the Holocaust never occurred of which notorious Klan member and American Neo-Nazi David Duke was in attendance; he has also written that he has been published and featured on RT. He also is a contributor to GlobalResearch)
Anatoly Karlin– (a self-described journalist and IQ researcher, he studied political economy at UC-Berkeley and has only one peer-reviewed published article (in the Siberian Psychology Journal), he is a frequent poster to the Unz Review. In his writings, he has claimed that the human carrying capacity is 100 billion, while most other peer-reviewed and pro-science sources cite the human carrying capacity as being between 8 – 10 billion, with Australian Academy of Science finding only two out of 65 peer-reviewed papers coming to a similar conclusion as Karlin. He also has repeatedly tried linked race and IQ together, relying on such controversial and academically questionable material like Richard Lynn’s research on the subject and The Bell Curve, falling for common assumptions about race and IQ. Karlin also has a Reddit account and, not uncommon for many Redditors, has voiced his own view on race, writing, “I am quite happy that few Blacks associate with Russia, considering the type of violence-ridden underclasses they tend to create in countries that open their doors to them…So yes, I am a racist and very happy with that,”. He also has tried to link homosexuality and pedophilia. So, all around, someone who should not be given a platform, yet has been due to the Review)
Steve Sailer– (initially a writer for the conservative National Review in the 1990s, Sailer largely wrote on science and genetics, “infamous for applying, often in a blunt and inflammatory manner, such methods to alleged racial differences in intelligence and behavior. Sailer popularized the term “human biodiversity” (HBD) – now a mainstay on the alt-right – to describe his field of interest, which, despite winning a few lonely adherents in the academy, has been dismissed by critics as pseudoscience at best and eugenics at worst,” before leaving around 1997 when a new editor took over. Since then, he has become a very powerful force in the new political right, coining and developing a lot of their rhetoric and talking points, becoming a regular contributor on VDARE. His content also is quite inappropriate at times, with many noting his 2005 VDARE article on Katrina in which he writes, ““Let the good times roll” is an especially risky message for African-Americans. The plain fact is that they tend to possess poorer native judgment than members of better-educated groups. Thus they need stricter moral guidance from society,”. Not only is this incredibly racist and built upon misunderstandings of the IQ and race relationship and utilizing pseudoscience and poorly conducted medical studies, but the author is taking a crisis and racializing it. According to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Sailer too, “extols the work of academic racists who say Africans as a group are innately less intelligent than whites or Asians. He is also a staunch defender of the Pioneer Fund, a primary funder for such racist research [the SPLC has a great overview of their work]… he ruled out the possibility of a gay gene, suggesting instead that homosexuality is a disease, possibly caused by a germ,”)
John Derbyshire– (like Sailer, Derbyshire got his start at the National Review, Derbyshire was terminated by the company after his writing of an article in response to the Trayvon Martin shooting in which he writes, “they [Derbyshire’s teenage children] should “stay out of heavily black neighborhoods” and “not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks”…He also says not to live in an area run by African American politicians and to scrutinise [sic] black politicians more closely than white ones. Derbyshire goes on to write that “the mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites”. He says that many black people only have “cognitively demanding jobs” because of affirmative action,”. Going as far back as 2003, Derbyshire admitted to being a racist and a homophobe (though he attempted to clarify his statements by stating he does not like homosexuality, believing it has a negative effect on society, and racist in the sense “that race is real and important,”). After his firing, he detailed his frustrations in an article on VDARE (previously mentioned under the discussion of Malkin) in which he, “defended his positions, saying that the term “white supremacist” is not a bad term, considering that a society “in which key decisions are made by white Europeans is one of the better arrangements History has come up with.”,”. He also argued in one of his books (and supported the claim in interviews) that women should not have gotten the right to vote and that America would have been a better country without the 19thAmendment to the U.S. Constitution. He also has made some odd and concerning comments that border on pedophilia.)
- Pat Buchanan, a.k.a. "Mr. Paleoconservative"
- Alexander Cockburn
- Norman Finkelstein
- Ilana Mercer
- Ted Rall
- Paul Ramsey
- James Thompson
- André Vltchek
Anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial
According to the ADL:
Conservative businessman Ron Unz has stirred controversy over the last year by publicizing ideas that appeal to anti-Semites; offering a forum for writers who demonize Israel and funding several anti-Israel activists, some of whom promote anti-Semitic canards. Though Unz does not appear to be an anti-Semite, he provides support to extreme anti-Israel ideologues and his writings resonate with and are regularly cited by anti-Semites. Unz's newest venture, which began in November 2013, is a webzine called The Unz Review. As editor-in-chief and publisher, Unz asserts that he founded the online publication because the mainstream media ignores or conceals certain information and ideas with regard to issues such as foreign policy and race. In an effort to "remedy this disturbing situation," Unz has offered a forum for "controversial perspectives" that he says do not reach major newspapers or TV. Although Unz claims that he does not agree with many of the views presented in the webzine, he nonetheless has provided a new outlet for certain writers to attack Israel and Jews.
In January 2018 The Unz Review republished an anti-Semitic article "It's Time to Drop the Jew Taboo" written by Charles Bausman, originally published by Russia Insider. The Tablet says that the article "contained a comprehensive litany of the most vile accusations against Jews dating back more than one hundred years".
In August 2018 the front page of The Unz Review advertised The Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Holocaust denier Arthur R. Butz and Ron Unz controversially published an article sympathetic to Holocaust denial, that primarily attracted neo-Nazis in the comments section. Although Unz is Jewish himself, he isn't the first Jew to deny the Holocaust.[note 1]
Steve Sailer and James Thompson mostly use The Unz Review to promote their HBD pseudoscience, including racialism. For example, a large number of their articles and comments are about race and intelligence, attracting more HBDers in the comments section, e.g. Emil Kirkegaard, Adam Perkins, Ryan Faulk, John Fuerst, and Michael A. Woodley of Menie.
- The Unz Review: Overview.
- The Jewish Moses of the Alt-Right Decries Culture of Political Correctness
- Israeli writer is Swedish anti-Semite. Searchlight Magazine. May 2004.
- Ron Unz: Controversial Writer and Funder of Anti-israel Activists. Anti-Defamation League.
- How Vicious anti-Semitism Quietly Aids Moscow's Covert Influence Campaign in the US. Haaretz.
- Prominent Russian Website Publishes Virulent Anti-Semitic Screed
- American Pravda: Holocaust Denial. The Unz Review. 27 Aug 2018.
- Aggregated newslinks, archived from The Unz Review 8 September 2023