Authoritarianism

Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine — Tsarism or Stalinism anew?

Just as I was beginning to warm up to Vladimir Putin and the new emerging “democracy” in the Russian Federation (which like a phoenix rose out of the ashes of the communist Soviet Union), the Russian President and his minions in the Ukraine invade the Crimean peninsula and threaten to foment a second cold war! …

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Gun Control and the Hallmarks of Tyranny — A Reappraisal by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Georg Hegel (1770-1831), the father of dialectical idealism, which Karl Marx transmogrified as Marxist dialectical materialism, lamented that what we do learn from history is that man does not learn its lessons! Despite what we have learned about the deleterious effects of draconian gun control, as always preceding tyranny and even mass killing of the …

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America, guns and freedom: Part II — An international perspective by Miguel A. Faria, MD

In anticipation of the release of my new book by the same name, I’m republishing this seminal article on the subject. The need for reducing gun violence is discussed along with the necessity for citizens to assume some responsibility for protecting themselves, their families, and their property from criminal elements because the police cannot physically …

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America, guns, and freedom. Part I: A recapitulation of liberty by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The role of gun violence and street crime in the United States and the world is currently a subject of great debate among national and international organizations, including the United Nations. Because the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the individual right of American citizens to own private firearms, availability of firearms is greater …

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