Open Thread: Blaghroll

About time to update my sidebar (current one dates from November 2015).

Blogroll: Added a few sites, removed a few. Version with slightly more links here:

My linking policy is that if your blog is at least somewhat active and interesting, and if you link to me, or if you make a… contribution (just make sure to let me know), then I will reciprocate with a link under the Friends/Allies section.

Removed the Quotes section at the bottom, since it was taking up too much space. I now have a dedicated quotes page at my website:

Thank to everyone who responded to my first donations drive! (esp. Bruno and Ben via Paypal, my seven patrons on Patreon, and whoever sent the 4.31979mBTC). As I said, while I’m under no imminent danger of immiseration, if you think that what I do is positive value added, well – money is always good for greasing the wheels of productivity.

ANATOLY KARLIN joined the Unz Review in January 2015 to blog about Russia, geopolitics, HBD/IQ, and futurism.

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This is not so much meant to be comprehensive as to illustrate the themes and individual thinkers whom I follow and am inspired by.

I do not bother including any MSM outlets, since I’m sure they can do just fine without my publicity.

Blogs which I consider to be particularly good and/or prominent are highlighted in bold, and blogs that appear to have gone dormant appear at the end in italics. While I try to keep these things objective, if you include me in your blogroll that does vastly increase the chances that I’ll reciprocate.

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Politics & Geopolitics

HBD & Psychometrics

 History, Economics, Futurism


Alt Media (Russia)


Friends & Allies

Friends/Allies (Politics)

Friends & Allies (HBD, Futurism)

Friends/Allies (Russia)


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. In case someone is interested, I wrote a very detailed blog post, in which I examine the evidence about the recent chemical attack in Syria and compare the situation with what happened after the chemical attack in Ghouta in August 2013. I argue that, in that previous case, the media narrative had rapidly unravelled and that, for that reason, we should be extremely prudent about the recent attack and not jump to conclusions. It’s more than 5,000 words long and I provide a source for every single factual claim I make. I really believe it’s the most through discussion of the allegations against Assad with respect to his alleged use of chemical weapons out there. I have already advertised this post here, but since this is an open thread, I hope Mr. Karlin won’t mind if I do it again. I plan to write more about this soon, in particular about the role Bannon’s removal from the NSC and the Russian nonsense played, but I will also reply to criticisms that have been raised against my original post. It’s taking me longer than I originally thought, in part because I’ve been busy with the French presidential election, but I hope it will be up on my blog sometime next week.

  2. I notice Robert Lindsey got canned from your roll. I enjoy his content, but there’s a smell something distinctly off about the man.

  3. No, he’s still there, under the “Friends/Allies (Politics)” section.

    Don’t have anything against him, though I think he had a sort of breakdown after Trump bombed Syria, and defriended every one of his friends and acquaintances who had supported the Republican (he posted about that a few weeks ago).

    That said, I’m still on his blogroll, so he remains on mine.

  4. Anonymous says

    You are welcome for the mBTC, here are 20 more. Thanks for the great work, keep it up!

  5. Verymuchalive says

    You didn’t mention this guy.
    Nicolas Dupont-Aignan. Gaullist, Souverainist. He strongly advocates return to the Franc and calls the Euro a ” racket.”
    He took 4.7% in the first round, when many Right-wingers ( you, me, 99% of your readers )thought that Marine Le Pen had underperformed. Nobody factored this guy in.
    This is just the beginning. Jean-Marie Le Pen was a one man band and had no external support.
    NDA is the first true Gaullist to reach an agreement with MLP. There will be more to come.

  6. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention as much, but it seems to me that your blog has become more interesting and more accessible (easier to read) since your return to Russia. Yet, I do wonder what became of your American cat.

  7. I gave him away to a Russian/Armenian couple in Walnut Creek and acqaintances of mine, who conveniently already had one cat.

    Bringing him over to Russia via the UK would have been an expensive and pretty complicated logistical operation. As a street cat who had only spent a year with me, I don’t think the damage to the animal’s psychology would have been excessive.

  8. Thanks!

  9. Anonymous says

    no the exile / mark ames?

  10. requesting inclusion on your blogroll

    I linked to one of your articles once