I wanted to investigate Solzhenitsyn's claim (edit: as I understand it, I've not yet read 200 Years) that the Bolsheviks who led the Soviet Revolution were primarily Jewish. I came across this obviously biased Wikipedia article called "Jewish Bolshevism." Even in its first words it makes it evident that it's anything but an unbiased attempt to present the truth or falsehood of the claim:
Jewish Bolshevism, also known as Judeo-Bolshevism, is an antisemitic and anti-communist canard which alleges that the Jews were at the origin of the Russian Revolution and held the primary power among Bolsheviks.
There are of course numerous sources that state quite clearly who the individual leaders of the Bolsheviks were and whether they were Jewish (the majority were, at least possibly up until Stalin killed many of them). Here's one of them: http://www.heretical.com/miscellx/bolshies.html, and a cursory search of some of the names at random seems to support the claims
I read the talk page to find any criticism of the obviously biased and willfully omissive article, and found a discussion where someone ventured to pussy-footingly question the article. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Jewish_Bolshevism
He brings up valid points:
@The Four Deuces: @Seraphim System: I agree that I should do more research before making major changes. However, I'm already confident that adding reliable statistics about Jewish presence in Communist Party USA next to the corresponding Soviet Communist Party statistics is valuable and notable. I've looked at about four sources so far, and all referenced the impressively high percentage of Jews in CPUSA.
For this they threaten to punish him (along for uncontroversial statements as to the value of IQ in measuring intelligence and its noted racial disparity):
If these are the views that you are here to promote, I think eventually the editors are going to decide you are WP:NOTHERE. IQ is not a particularly meaningful measure of anything. It does not a measure of analytical ability - it tests how fast you can do things like unscramble a word. Wow. That you represent this as a "genetics" debate is pretty revealing that you are here with a certain POV. There isn't even consensus about what IQ tests measure. I have tried to be fair because I know editors here can get heated about opinions they don't like, but this really isn't the place to promote white nationalist views or try to legitimize fringe ideas through WP:OR. These articles could be improved, but not like this. Seraphim System
Anyway, in this lengthy and infuriating conversation, demonstrating a microcosm of how irredeemably biased Wikipedia's bureaucratically tyrannical editors are, I found some forgotten history, accidentally publicized by one of the editors. Not one but three articles that Wikipedia scrubbed clean, including their history and past revisions:
Reading through the deletion proceedings you can get a sense as to the nature of the articles and the numerous citations they had. For example, we know in the "Economic History of the Jews" article (purged in 2011) it had at least these sources:
Baron, Salo, Kahan, Arcadius; et al, Economic history of the Jews, Nachum Gross
(Ed.), Schocken Books, 1975. Originally published as an article in Encyclopedia
Judaica, 1972, vol 16, pp 1266-1326.
Dimont, Max I., Jews, God, and History, 1962, (reprinted Penguin, 2004)
Foxman, Abraham, Jews and Money: The Story of a Stereotype, Macmillan, 2010
Goldberg, J. J., Jewish Power. Addison Wesley, 1996.
Krefetz, Gerald, Jews and money: the myths and the reality, Ticknor & Fields, 1982
Marx, Karl, On the Jewish Question, 1843.
Mosse, Werner Eugen, Jews in the German Economy, Oxford: Clarenden Press, 1987.
Muller, Jerry, Capitalism and the Jews, Princeton University Press, 2010
Neusner, Jacob, The Economics of the Mishnah, University of Chicago Press, 1990
Penslar, Derek Jonathan, Shylock's children: economics and Jewish identity in modern
Europe, University of California Press, 2001
Perry, Marvin, Antisemitism: myth and hate from antiquity to the present, Palgrave
Macmillan, 2002 (chapter 4: "Homo Judaicus Economicus: the Jew as Shylock,
Parasite, and Plutocrat"). online
Reuveni, Gideon, (Ed.)The Economy in Jewish History: New Perspectives on the
Interrelationship Between Ethnicity and Economic Life, Berghahn Books, 2010.
Sombart, Werner, Die Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben, Duncker, 1911. Translated
into English by M. Epstein: The Jews and Modern Capitalism, E.P. Dutton,
1913. English translation online here, and here, and Google version.
(page numbers cited refer to the 1913 English translation)
Valdman, Edouard, Jews and money: towards a metaphysics of money, Schreiber, 2000