Totalitarianism

Mao Tse-tung — The Unknown Story of How the Chairman led China to Communist Hell!

Preliminary Note: The article that follows is a review of Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. However, I have chosen to include this Preliminary Note before the formal review for reasons that will soon become apparent to the reader. This authoritative biography and history comes in a hefty tome illustrated with …

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The Long March (1934-1936) and the forgotten saga of the Western Legion of the 4th Army — as recounted by survivors

Sun Shuyan, author of The Long March: The True History of Communist China’s Founding Myth, was born in the 1960s, reared and schooled in communist China, as well as at Oxford, England, where she won a scholarship. Sun Shuyun is now a documentary filmmaker who “for the last decade divided her time between London and …

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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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Stalin, Communists, and Fatal Statistics

“One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic,” said Joseph Stalin (1879-1953). It is estimated that between 20 to 40 million people, mostly Russians, were killed by Stalin during his dictatorship (1924-1953). Stalin, the Soviet dictator, not only exterminated purported “enemies of the peoples” but also liquidated almost the entire slate of communist …

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