From The Barnes Review, March/April 2022
Personal From the Editor
SOME GOOD NEWS FROM TBR
As you can imagine, the last several years have been tough on THE BARNES REVIEW. We have held steady with our subscribers and our bookstore is thriving, as our readers continue to show a great interest in all periods in the history of mankind. What has been hard to replace is the number of talented and dedicated employees who have passed away.
In October 2015, our founder, Willis A. Carto, one of the most prolific independent publishers in modern American history, passed. A few months earlier, journalist and author of at least a dozen insightful books, Michael Collins Piper, died of a heart attack. In 2016, Victor Thorn, a member of TBR’s Board of Contributing Editors—and the author of The Holocaust Hoax Exposed—took his own life.
In 2020, longtime TBR editor John Tiffany passed from Parkinson’s Disease at his home in West Virginia. In February of 2021, Janice Matthews, whose name never appeared on our masthead but whose contributions as a proofreader and web editor were invaluable to me, died from a brain aneurism. In September 2021, Dr. Edward DeVries, host of TBR Radio, succumbed to severe pneumonia after going to the hospital with breathing problems associated with Covid-19.
No big deal, you say. Cemeteries are filled with “indispensible people.” Just replace them. But that’s not such an easy task when working for TBR puts you in the crosshairs of the likes of the Anti-Defamation League, Media Matters for America and the Southern Poverty Law Center, three powerful and extremely well-funded groups dedicated to destroying organizations just like ours. Really, what kind of a future is there working for TBR? For instance, your children might never be able to run for public office. Our ability to pay an employee can be cut off at any time and there are easier jobs that pay much more—vice president of the United States being but one. Even now, laws are being passed in multiple states and enacted in nations to restrict the dissemination of the very kinds of politically incorrect material we print.
Working for TBR is not your average job. But there are people out there—though they be few and far between—with the guts and dedication to historical truth you must have before you can enter TBR’s doors. The good news is that we think we have found just such a person—a talented, energetic and intelligent young man who is willing to brave all that comes with employment at a magazine dedicated to bringing history into accords with the facts.
It’s here that I would like to announce that TBR has hired John Friend of California to become the full-time assistant editor, radio host, web editor, proof-reader, and anything else we need him to do! (And it’s a lot.) On the facing page you’ll find an editorial written by John. I think you will immediately see that he is a perfect fit for TBR. How long he can stand working with me is another matter, but we hope it is many years. I want to be able to guarantee his pay for at least a year (hopefully for decades), so, if you’d like to make a contribution to TBR for this very purpose, please check out the enclosed letter and response coupon and please also think about sending a gift subscription to a friend so more people can see our magazine. ❖ —PAUL ANGEL, Executive Editor
AMERICAN-BASED WORLD ORDER CRUMBLING
For months, Western officials, led by the Biden administration, have been goading a Russian response to NATO’s ill-advised provocations in Ukraine and other Eastern European nations, demonizing President Vladimir Putin and the Russian people as unhinged, dangerous aggressors. Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. and NATO were frantically insisting that the Russians would resort to staging false-flag attacks using crisis actors, fake video footage and scripted testimony to justify an invasion.
Once strictly in the realm of “conspiracy theorists,” these accusations are now being invoked by Western propagandists in the systematic smear campaign against Russia. Ironically, they are the same fake-news tactics pro-Ukrainian media outlets have utilized thus far when reporting on the conflict. The campaign has, of course, been hyped and amplified by the complicit CIA-controlled mass media, which has been instrumental in spreading fear and doubt about the situation, all in an obvious effort to further demonize Russia and sabotage its relations with Europe, Germany in particular. Nord Stream 2, a system of offshore underground natural gas pipelines running beneath the Baltic Sea, has largely been constructed and is ready to supply Germany and the European Union with massive supplies of Russian natural gas at a time when energy crises in Europe are endemic and prices high.
Nord Stream 2 has the potential to draw Germany and Russia closer together, while cutting out the United States and the United Kingdom (UK)—a frightening prospect for the incessantly meddling Yanks and Brits, always keen on manufacturing division on the European continent. The U.S., UK and NATO have worked tirelessly to undermine and sabotage the Nord Stream 2 deal and said a Russian military operation against Ukraine was a deal breaker—hence, the feverish desire by the West to manufacture a crisis in Ukraine and provoke a Russian military response. “If Russia invades … there will no longer [be] a Nord Stream 2,” Joe Biden insisted during a press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the White House. “We will bring an end to it.”
Leading up to Putin’s decision to launch what he has repeatedly described as a “special military operation,” the Russians calmly laid out their valid security concerns regarding NATO expansion and Western militarization of Ukraine, pointing out the blatant double standards and hypocrisy of Western policy. Consider: America and her NATO allies have interfered, manipulated, destabilized and invaded dozens of nations far from their own borders in recent decades, leading to chaos, mayhem, destruction and humanitarian crises not seen since WWII. An estimated 1 million civilians died during the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, for instance. U.S. and NATO foreign policy has largely been constructed on lies and disinformation to advance Zionist interests in the Middle East. Despite reassurances that NATO would not expand to Russia’s border, that is the exact policy Western leaders have carried out since the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Currently, according to former European Parliament member Nick Griffin: [Western leaders] are now engaged in the most blatant and irresponsible destabilization and hybrid war operation since they used Islamic terrorists to destroy Libya and attempted to use them to break up Syria. … The West promoted conflict in the Middle East in the hope of gaining a geopolitical advantage. The attempt to force Russia into war in Ukraine, by contrast, is not really about promoting the geopolitical interest of the Dollar Empire—it is about its very survival. While the U.S. and its Western allies are quick to denounce Putin, their hysterical protestations continue to be laughed at by serious geopolitical players who clearly recognize that the formerly Western-centric world order is rapidly disintegrating.
In recent years, Western leaders have presided over the systematic erasure of Western history as hundreds of historical monuments have been defaced and toppled. Across the West, massive numbers of “refugees” have been allowed to enter and resettle, drastically increasing the burden on Western taxpayers. Anyone who prefers strong borders and wants their culture protected is vilified as racist. Classic books have been banned, political dissidents silenced, and the rule of law weaponized as the full resources of the justice system are directed at regime critics, even as dangerous criminals and far-left radicals are coddled with kid gloves. The already rickety Western powers, led by America’s equally tottering president, will do everything in their power to maintain their position in the world of geopolitics and international affairs, including provoking and escalating war in Ukraine.
However, their time is rapidly running out as Russia and China work constructively and cooperatively to protect their own nations while exposing NATO and the West for the hypocrites and warmongers they have become. ❖ —JOHN FRIEND, Assistant Editor
On the cover: “Blessing of the Ranks of the 85th Vyborg Infantry Regiment in Novgorod by Emperor Tzar Nicholas II Before Going to the Far East,” 1904, during the Russo-Japanese
—JOHN FRIEND, Assistant Editor
The Barnes Review
A JOURNAL OF POLITICALLY INCORRECT HISTORY
MARCH/APRIL 2022 ❖ VOLUME XXVIII ❖ NUMBER 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
BY DR. MATTHEW RAPHAEL JOHNSON
The Russo-Japanese War has long been presented as a devastating defeat for Russia and an indictment of the tzarist system. TBR’s Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson challenges the official narrative of this little-discussed war, pitting an emerging Asian tiger—backed by Britain and America—against an established and robust European power.
THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE REICH VERSUS THE MARXIST IDEAL
BY KARL HAEMERS
Researcher Karl Haemers investigates National Socialist viewpoints and policies towards German women, offering powerful insights into how German leaders—men and women alike—viewed the critical role females play in a healthy society, which stands in stark contrast to the emerging neo-Bolshevik ideal.
A HISTORY OF SOPHIE SCHOLL AND THE WHITE ROSE MOVEMENT
BY JOHN WEAR, J.D.
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose resistance movement are viewed as some of the most courageous and heroic activists by the modern German establishment and media. John Wear unpacks this establishment narrative, offering key details and background.
HISTORIAN DAVID IRVING EXPLORES “THE REAL” HEINRICH HIMMLER
BY MARC ROLAND
The legendary British historian David Irving’s latest tome, a biography of Reichs-führer Heinrich Himmler entitled The True Himmler, provides an uncensored, Revisionist perspective on one of the most demonized men of the 20th century. Writer Marc Roland reviews this recently published book and adds a few thoughts of his own about Himmler, as well.
AN ORGY OF BLOOD: THE EPURATION OF THE FRENCH RIGHT
BY RÉMI TREMBLAY
After WWII, right-wing French intellectuals, journalists, politicians and other professionals were systematically persecuted or even killed following the fall of the French Vichy government. Known in France as the “Epuration,” this modern-day inquisition targeted virtually any French thinker, influencer or political leader who was not openly Communist, leading to the deaths of tens of thousands of Frenchmen, as author Rémi Tremblay details.
THE PORCELAIN MASTERWORKS OF THIRD REICH ARTISANS
BY MICHAEL WALSH
German ingenuity, creativity and craftsmanship is world-renowned. During the Third Reich, the endeavors of German artisans and craftsmen reached epic proportions and the famous porcelain factories and artisans operating during the National Socialist regime flourished. In particular, the Allach Porcelain Factory near Munich—actually an enterprise of the SS—produced some of the most outstanding and finely crafted pieces of porcelain and ceramic artwork Europe has ever seen. In this heavily illustrated article, author, historian and art expert Michael Walsh gives us a Third Reich cultural history tour we know you’ll appreciate.
STALIN OR HITLER— EXACTLY WHOSE WAR WAS IT?
BY ANTONIUS J. PATRICK
Revisionist authors and researchers have long argued that Adolf Hitler was not the sole culprit—or even the primary one—in the instigation of hostilities that led to the outbreak of World War II. This is quite contrary to what mainstream historians have been insisting in every book, film and history magazine for 80 years. However, in a new book, popular history Professor Sean McMeekin makes his case that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin—not Hitler—was the true contriver and beneficiary of WWII.