I Will Now be Blogging at The Unz Review

Tomorrow the Russian Reaction blog at https://akarlin.com/ will go live, so please reorient your bookmarks and feed subscriptions.


The Unz Review is a webzine dedicated to publishing “interesting, important, and controversial perspectives that are largely excluded from the American mainstream media.” You may know Ron Unz, its owner and chief editor, from my old discussions with him at this blog about the evolution of Chinese IQ, as well as from his many other journalistic and political activities. I am honored to join Steve Sailer and Razib Khan as The Unz Review’s third permanent blogger.

I will continue to enjoy editorial freedom, and posting will be more regular than even during the heydays of my independent blogging. As before, I will be writing about:

  • HBD & Psychometrics
  • Russia and the Ukrainian Conflict
  • Geopolitics/world affairs
  • Futurism and transhumanism
  • Ancestral health, paleo, nootropics
  • Gamergate/SJWs/the culture war
  • Book reviews
  • Various other odds and ends

My original plan after closing down Da Russophile had been to move all my blogging to a single platform at this blog. I got the email from Ron in the midst of cleaning it up and preparing it for a relaunch, making the exercise redundant. Since running two blogs on the same themes is unrealistic not to say pointless, this site will function only as an archive and a platform for important announcements, at least so long as I remain at The Unz Review.

Otherwise, you can also follow my work at:

  • @akarlin88 on Twitter.
  • Subscribe to me on Facebook (nothing personal… but please don’t Friend me unless I know you).
  • Subscribe to my YouTube channel (currently empty, but I finally have a video camera and plan to experiment with it as soon as I manage to figure out video editing).
  • Da Russophile will remain as an archive for my old (pre-2015) Russia-related work.
  • I might also get a column at RIA’s successor news agency, Sputnik News. Will update when/if that happens.


Anatoly Karlin is a transhumanist interested in psychometrics, life extension, UBI, crypto/network states, X risks, and ushering in the Biosingularity.


Inventor of Idiot’s Limbo, the Katechon Hypothesis, and Elite Human Capital.


Apart from writing booksreviewstravel writing, and sundry blogging, I Tweet at @powerfultakes and run a Substack newsletter.


  1. Great to hear. Just yesterday I was thinking about how well written Durant’s book was, then I thought about your review. Then I thought “what a shame he doesn’t blog anymore”.