Cancel List of Bookmarks For many years I maintained far too many magazine subscriptions, more periodicals than I could possibly read or even skim, so most weeks they went straight into storage, with scarcely more than a glance at the cover. But every now and then, I might casually browse one of them, curious about what I had usually been missing. Thus, in the summer ofI happened to leaf through an issue of Chronicles, the small-circulation flagship organ of the marginalized paleoconservative movement, and soon began reading a blandly-titled book review.
April 26, at 2: K and the U.
And some of those perks were available to wider swathes of the populations in the satellite nations of the Eastern Bloc than they were to citizens of the Soviet Union. It is a given that the colonies of the British, French, Dutch, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese empires were looted by their imperial masters, and that the American neo-colonies of Latin America were similarly exploited by U.
In other words, the flow of capital was mostly inward towards the imperial center and not outward from it. Ready for the Apocalypse April 26, at 4: In addition to universal literacy, there was also guaranteed employment and admittedly often meager standard of living, major state support for science, scholarship and the arts though usually kept within strict ideological confinesputting a man, woman and dog in space, and doing most of the heavy lifting in beating Hitler.
The Soviet story, viewed as a whole, encompasses both triumph and tragedy on a grand scale. Miguel April 26, at 9: And most leftish countries have been poor underdeveloped nations. And much more so in the XX century. Already the Weimar Republic did well, until 1, because received many lends of money form abroad, specially the U.
What was true for a well industrialized country, like Germany, was much more a fact for any country without a comparable level of industrialization, simply because industrial products are more expensive, and their sales can provide more money to cover more necessities. Those concepts have no link to mercy or christianism.
Or if really, and in this point I am basically sure, any of the leftish leaders -from Stalin to Pol Pot- had ever the intention to exterminate a lot of people, or if that was an unavoidable path, presented to them by the capitalist, democratic countriese, as a black mail: The problem is that, form example, Greece was punished without having pulled itself out of democracy and capitalism in 2,; Russia applied duly -or obediently- the I.
And if I speak about the I. LFM April 27, at 8: Communist societies were supposed to be better than Western democracies, less destructive and better able to provide for their people.
I see no evidence that they ever achieved anything of the kind. The looting was certainly real, but looting only benefits the looters and probably only for a generation or two. Real, lasting wealth accumulation requires long-term investment and development. For European capitalists, the principle targets of such investment were Canada and the United States, not India, China, Vietnam or the nations of Africa.“IRAN HAS NO NUCLEAR WEAPONS,” Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told his fellow Russians during his annual Question-and-Answer session on December 3, Only a few days before Putin’s nationwide address, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with threats from Israel on Iran’s nuclear sites.
Seriously, I go with John Lukacs for whom the main event was WWI and the Russian Revolution just a sequel. The czarist system fell and SOMETHING had to take its place.
Note: The following post accompanies Takuan Seiyo’s latest caninariojana.com are being kept “sticky” until tonight. Scroll down for other posts that have appeared since Wednesday. Certain posts at Gates of Vienna, among them those by Takuan Seiyo, tend to attract the attention and comments of people who are preoccupied with the Jews.
13 Sep , pm Comment: Anarchists have no right to harass Jacob Rees-Mogg's family. Why didn't the police intervene?
RESPECTED HISTORIAN RALF GEORG REUTH ARGUES THAT HITLER may have had a ‘real’ reason to hate the Jews. Noted for his breadth of knowledge on World Wars I and II and its prominent figures, German historian Reuth has enjoyed much acclaim for his numerous books covering the World Wars era.
Drawing. I had to reread this essay and recalled one thing which I had (mercifully) forgotten. When the Obamas visited Her Majesty, the First lady made the incredible faux pas of putting her arm about the waist of the Queen of England, and .