Our website contains an enormous amount of content, including over 85,000 articles and posts totaling more than 70 million words, with our 1900 HTML books adding another 200 million words. Much of this material is highly controversial and of considerable potential importance, not easily found elsewhere. But except for a few dozen of the more important pieces that have been translated by volunteers, the entire collection is in English. Although that language is widely used throughout the world, according to some estimates it is only spoken by about a quarter of Internet users, which substantially restricts the effective distribution of our material.
Fortunately, software translation systems have been steadily improving, and I’m very pleased to say that we’ve now added a simple feature that allows the entire website and all of its content to be automatically translated into a variety of major world languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, and Arabic, all based upon the established Google translation technology.
This new system is extremely easy to use. There is now a drop-down field located towards the top of the right Sidebar which defaults to English, and changing it almost instantaneously converts the entire website and all of its content to the specified language. Once set, all website pages subsequently visited are converted to that language almost instantaneously, even including very long comment-threads. Links to a particular language version of the website is provided by an additional URL language specifier included in the “URL Link” next to the language control field, thus easily allowing users to send language-specific links to others. For example:
- Link to French version of Home page:
- Link to Russian version of this article:
- Link to Hebrew version of this article:
Although the quality of this automatic translation is obviously far below the human variety, several people have tested it in different languages and found it to be reasonably good. This now allows us to fully globalize the huge volume of content-material we have accumulated.
Meanwhile, I’ve now also added two additional eBooks, with one containing my major Covid-19 articles and the other my historical analysis of organized crime in America. Just as with my previous eBooks, these are available in both ePub and Kindle/Mobi formats, and are freely available for downloading and redistribution. I’m also providing an updated edition of my Race/Crime eBook, which now incorporates my closely-related analysis of Hispanic crime in America. And although I first released my collection of ebooks more than two months ago, they are still being downloaded at a rate of several hundred times per week, which is really quite gratifying.
American Pravda: The Power of Organized Crime
How the Alumni of the Chicago Syndicate Seized Power in California, Corporate America, and the Federal Government
13,000 Words • EPub Format • Mobi/Kindle Format
These and all my previous eBooks are conveniently located in the page listed in the standard sidebar: