Tweet A few months ago, I read a wonderfully written, totally depressing book called, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. In it, author Timothy Snyder graphically described the way in which, during the 1930s and 1940s, the lands to the East of Berlin and West of Moscow were turned into killing fields the likes of [...]
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Tweet Today’s question: Can President Obama use an executive order to override the Constitution? Today’s answer, courtesy of Matt Drudge is “yes, he can, but it won’t be pretty.” (Click on image to enlarge.)
Tweet At Cal, I wasn’t sophisticated enough to understand that I was being taught the Marxist version of history. All I knew is that my love for history was predicated on the power of personalities, while the history they taught at Cal ignored individuals and focused on mass movements that were described in terms of [...]
Tweet Obama has not had a good week vis a vis Poland. First, he insulted Lech Walesa; then he managed to insult the entire nation. In the old days, before we got PC, we would have told a Polish joke . . . about Obama. (Here’s an old, un-PC joke: What do you get when [...]
Tweet One of the most startling features of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, a book that examines the killing fields that Stalin and Hitler created in the lands between Germany and Russia proper, is the way in which these socialist leaders were so willing to kill people in the millions to make reality accord [...]
Tweet I’m about to wade into theology here, so feel free to beat me around the head (politely, of course), if I’ve committed some egregious doctrinal sin. Before you do, though, please follow my argument to its conclusion, to see whether I’m on the right track. I got to thinking about evil today. In my [...]
Tweet Michael Ledeen has a written a wonderful article that uses the evil in the world’s recent past (Hitler, Stalin), as a springboard for discussing the West’s resolute refusal to see the evil in its midst. I think the following paragraphs are the core of his argument, but the whole article is well worth reading: [...]