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Daniel Soar: Underground Bunkers, 6 November 2008

... designed by a mad scientist. It has, in fact, been designed by whole legions of mad scientists: as Marek Kohn explains in an excellent introduction to Treister’s book, there are 56 NSC codification bureaus around the world and the Nato system is the envy of taxonomists everywhere. Even the Russians have copied it. An annual symposium is attended by such ...

Wanting to Be Special

Tom Nairn, 21 March 1996

The Race Gallery: The Return of Racial Science 
by Marek Kohn.
Cape, 311 pp., £17.99, September 1995, 9780224039581
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... sensibility and general irrationality. They are described at some length in Chapter 7 of Marek Kohn’s invaluable but sobering new encyclopedia of racial twaddle and counter-twaddle. He deals there with Afrocentrism, a strain of devotion which inverts pale-skin racism rather than attacking it. Everything decent is seen as coming out of black ...

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