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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • Chronicles
    Total Archives: 34 Years, 359 Issues, 9,427 Articles, 18,430pp
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      (4 Reviews)
      Wartime, by Milovan Djilas
      1. Wartime by Milovan Djilas
      2. Nothing But Honour by J.K. Zawodny
      3. A Voice from the Chorus by Abram Tertz
      4. Kolyma: The Arctic Death Camps by Robert Conquest
      , January 1979, pp. 8-12 - PDF
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      A Personal History, by A.J.P. Taylor
      1. A Personal History by A.J.P. Taylor
      , September 1984, pp. 8-9 - PDF
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      Rickover, by Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen
      1. Rickover by Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen
      , March 1983, pp. 20-21 - PDF
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      Liberty and Sexuality, by David J. Garrow
      1. Liberty and Sexuality by David J. Garrow
      , December 1994, p. 32 - PDF
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      The Correspondence of Henry James and Henry Adams, 1877-1914, by George Monteiro, Henry...
      1. The Correspondence of Henry James and Henry Adams, 1877-1914 by George Monteiro, Henry James, and Hen...
      , January 1993, pp. 33-34 - PDF
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      Infiltration, by Paul Sperry
      1. Infiltration by Paul Sperry
      , February 2006, pp. 30-31 - PDF
    7. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Marxist Aesthetics, by Pauline Johnson
      1. Marxist Aesthetics by Pauline Johnson
      2. Aesthetic Theory by Theodor W. Adorno
      , April 1985, pp. 13-14 - PDF
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      Preferential Policies, by Thomas Sowell
      1. Preferential Policies by Thomas Sowell
      , December 1990, pp. 32-34 - PDF
    9. Opinions & Views 
      (2 Reviews)
      The Space Between, by Jay Cantor
      1. The Space Between by Jay Cantor
      2. John Dos Passos: Politics and the Writer by Robert C. Rosen
      , October 1982, pp. 6-7 - PDF
    10. Reviews 
      Immigration and the American Future, by Chilton Williamson, Jr.
      1. Immigration and the American Future by Chilton Williamson, Jr.
      , March 2008, pp. 25-28 - PDF
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      Altered States: America Since the Sixties, by Jeremy Black
      1. Altered States: America Since the Sixties by Jeremy Black
      , December 2006, p. 31 - PDF
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Anthony Powell: A Life, by Michael Barber
      1. Anthony Powell: A Life by Michael Barber
      2. Understanding Anthony Powell by Nicholas Birns
      , May 2005, pp. 38-39 - PDF
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      The Pagan Temptation, by Thomas Molnar
      1. The Pagan Temptation by Thomas Molnar
      , September 1988, pp. 32-33 - PDF
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      Adjacent Lives, by Ellen Schwamm
      1. Adjacent Lives by Ellen Schwamm
      , March 1979, pp. 8-9 - PDF
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      (2 Reviews)
      Invitation to a Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov
      1. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
      2. Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
      , January 1978, pp. 9-10 - PDF
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      A Moral Temper, by Michael Wreszin and Dwight Macdonald
      1. A Moral Temper by Michael Wreszin and Dwight Macdonald
      , February 2002, p. 32 - PDF
    17. Reviews 
      The Case Against Immigration, by Roy Beck
      1. The Case Against Immigration by Roy Beck
      , August 1996, p. 29 - PDF
    18. Reviews 
      America in Black and White, by Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Therns...
      1. America in Black and White by Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Therns...
      , February 1998, p. 26 - PDF
    19. Reviews 
      Esau's Tears, by Albert S. Lindemann
      1. Esau's Tears by Albert S. Lindemann
      , August 1998, p. 30 - PDF
    20. Opinions & Views 
      Political Pilgrims, by Paul Hollander
      1. Political Pilgrims by Paul Hollander
      , March 1982, pp. 6-8 - PDF