What was revelatory in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks was his forthright recognition of the nature of the Chinese Communist Party and its ambitions.
Western companies are walking a very thin line between losing access to the Chinese market and losing their customer base everywhere else — and this can’t last forever.
If America was created for capitalism and liberty, the USSR’s founding idea was state control, of which slavery—or serfdom, as it is known in Russian context—was the inevitable result.
While we hoped freer trade with the West would lead China toward liberal democracy, the result has been an increasingly oppressive government.
Americans’ affections for and knowledge of their country need to be fed. The lovely new history ‘Land of Hope’ does so. Another new book, ‘Debunking Howard Zinn,’ provides medicine to those food cannot restore.
The lesson of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact must never be forgotten: fascism and communism are birds of a feather and culpable of some of the worst atrocities in human history.
The American media’s Trump-Russia hysteria of the last few years gains some real perspective when you consider that they are more than willing to take blood money to distribute publications that whitewash authoritarian crimes.
Tiananmen was in 1989, when America had embraced the People’s Republic with the belief that economic liberalization would lead to political liberalization.
‘Most of China’s 1.4 billion people have no religious affiliation. Is there any reason to believe that China is a less moral place than the United States?’ asks Max Boot.
Anyone who thinks today’s China is an open and free society, unlike the Communist China under Chairman Mao, should read Fan’s letter word for word.
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.
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?
In the judgment of both regimes, a substitute for the church, whether Orthodox or Roman Catholic, would gradually eliminate Christianity by attrition.
By removing the term limits to the presidency in China, Xi becomes what Mao was — a permanent and exceedingly powerful dictator.
The MSM has a long tradition of falling (or worse) for Communist propaganda.
Far from making life easier for Chinese Catholics, accepting Communist control of their bishops disheartens and oppresses them further.
Once the groundwork is laid for Communism, it can impose itself by consolidating its takeover of society’s institutions, by enforcing conformity, then moving to its ‘final solutions’ phase.
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