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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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The Idler Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • The Idler
    Total Archives: 4 Years, 37 Issues, 405 Articles, 900pp
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    Decade 1960s
    1. The Idler,
      September 1964 Issue, 22 Articles, 32pp
      Fact And Fiction In The Bible Reading Controversy by Leo Pfeffe
    2. The Idler,
      October 1964 Issue, 14 Articles, 32pp
      The Conservation Of A Conservative by J.W. Fulbright
    3. The Idler,
      November 1964 Issue, 15 Articles, 32pp
      Congressional Review
      Accomplishments of Year Summarized
    4. The Idler,
      December 1964 Issue, 12 Articles, 32pp
      Which Way to Great Society, Mac?
      Who's Afraid of the AMA?
    5. The Idler,
      January 1965 Issue, 9 Articles, 32pp
      TV Violence Isn't All Fun
    6. The Idler,
      February 1965 Issue, 11 Articles, 32pp
      How To Meet The Press
    7. The Idler,
      March 1965 Issue, 9 Articles, 32pp
      National Security, National Interest, & Humpty Dumpty
    8. The Idler,
      April 1965 Issue, 6 Articles, 32pp
      The Other Side Of Memphis
    9. The Idler,
      May 1965 Issue, 12 Articles, 32pp
    10. The Idler,
      June 1965 Issue, 14 Articles, 32pp
      Improving Foreign Aid
    11. The Idler,
      Summer 1965 Issue, 12 Articles, 36pp
      The Ghosts On The Platform
    12. The Idler,
      September 1965 Issue, 16 Articles, 32pp
      Now What?
      Our Washington Report
    13. The Idler,
      October 1965 Issue, 15 Articles, 28pp
      It's No Secret
    14. The Idler,
      November 1965 Issue, 15 Articles, 36pp
      Where Are the Gutbucket Liberals
    15. The Idler,
      December 1965 Issue, 12 Articles, 36pp
      Hugh Haynie . . .
    16. The Idler,
      January 1966 Issue, 13 Articles, 32pp
      Hubert Finks Out
    17. The Idler,
      February 1966 Issue, 14 Articles, 40pp
      A Geographer Looks at Vietnam by G. Etzel Pearcy
    18. The Idler,
      March 1966 Issue, 12 Articles, 32pp
      HOLD ON! by Charles McDowell, Jr.,
    19. The Idler,
      April 1966 Issue, 19 Articles, 32pp
      Driving Us to Death by Ralph Nader
    20. The Idler,
      May 1966 Issue, 15 Articles, 32pp
      Are the Poor Ready for Progress
    21. The Idler,
      June 1966 Issue, 14 Articles, 24pp
      A Sterile Choice Again?
    22. The Idler,
      Summer 1966 Issue, 12 Articles, 24pp
      Mrs. Gandhi's Tightrope by Diane Cherry Miller
    23. The Idler,
      September 1966 Issue, 14 Articles, 24pp
      The Garden of Eden Apple by Thomas Whitbread
    24. The Idler,
      October 1966 Issue, 7 Articles, 8pp
      Black Power by Jerry DeMuth
      The Movement's Declaration of Independence
    25. The Idler,
      November 1966 Issue, 8 Articles, 8pp
      A Mean Fall
    26. The Idler,
      December 1966 Issue, 6 Articles, 12pp
      Hacking in Baltimore
    27. The Idler,
      January 1967 Issue, 6 Articles, 12pp
      Choco Project by A.H.S. Candlin
    28. The Idler,
      February 1967 Issue, 6 Articles, 12pp
      Keep the Seat, Baby!
      Too Many Fingerprints
    29. The Idler,
      March 1967 Issue, 6 Articles, 12pp
      One More for 1968
    30. The Idler,
      April 1967 Issue, 7 Articles, 12pp
      On to Victory
      In Search Of Minor Profit
    31. The Idler,
      May 1967 Issue, 7 Articles, 12pp
      A Constitution For Our Times by Charles McDowell, Jr.
    32. The Idler,
      June 1967 Issue, 7 Articles, 12pp
      The Foul-up Factor
      Wishing It Never Left
    33. The Idler,
      Summer 1967 Issue, 7 Articles, 12pp
      Counting Railroad Ties With LBJ
    34. The Idler,
      September 1967 Issue, 7 Articles, 12pp
      Third Party in '68?
    35. The Idler,
      October 1967 Issue, 9 Articles, 12pp
      In Praise of M. B. Tolson by Thomas Whitbread
    36. The Idler,
      November 1967 Issue, 7 Articles, 16pp
      Containment of China In SE Asia by George A.D. Fly
    37. The Idler,
      December 1967 Issue, 8 Articles, 20pp
      A Very Modest Budget