The Soviet Union has fallen, and some might like to think that Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s ‘bitter truth’ is a relic of a happily bygone era. Not so. His speech is even more relevant today.
It may sound like a paradox, but history has proven that striving for collective good results in collective harm. But striving for freedom results in something akin to collective good.
Some conservatives are dismissing the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and trying to surrender its brilliant legacy to the enemies of Enlightenment on the Left.
Ideas do have consequences, and the ideas of Karl Marx are the deadliest the world has ever known. So why are we celebrating this enabler of mass murder?
Why do intellectuals still cling to Marxism? The answer is that Communism is ‘idealist’ in the strict philosophical sense. And that’s not a good thing.
It must have been someone else’s concepts the Bolsheviks were touting as they slit the throats of the members of the provisional government in Saint Petersburg.
Along with Roman Polanski, film director Milos Forman resisted the trend of using the ‘fascist’ label loosely. For him this topic was literally dead-serious, as he witnessed it up close.
In the judgment of both regimes, a substitute for the church, whether Orthodox or Roman Catholic, would gradually eliminate Christianity by attrition.
This collectivist festival has its roots in a protest that ended up kicking off the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
The film about the feeding frenzy among his inner circle after his death inadvertently shows how Stalinism is literally dead serious.
David Woolner’s book, ‘The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace,’ makes some highly disputable claims about FDR’s handing of the Yalta Conference in 1945 in order to make the dying president’s statecraft look more competent.
This is now Xi Jinping’s China and he has begun the process of making that official. With an unchecked Xi Jinping in China, the Red Dragon will go on the march.
China has a long history of brutal power struggles after a mighty emperor passes away, sometimes leading to bloody wars and enormous economic destruction.
Far from making life easier for Chinese Catholics, accepting Communist control of their bishops disheartens and oppresses them further.
History shows how the establishment media’s soft spot for leftist dictators and totalitarian states is a longstanding tradition.
On this particular Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholic faithful in mainland China have an extra reason to pray for God’s mercy: their earthly leader, Pope Francis, has betrayed them.
Half a century later, many liberals are employing the same kind of tactics Joseph McCarthy did, this time in an effort to get rid of racists.
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