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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn — Towering figure of the 20th century and his enduring legacy of freedom!

A book review of The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker by Daniel J. Mahoney (2014) I agree with the tenets of this important book on the life and philosophy of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, an insightful intellectual profile as recounted by the author Daniel J. Mahoney, a political scientist at Assumption […]

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The Mythic Long March of the Red Army Led by Chairman Mao

The author of The Long March: The Untold Story, Harrison E. Salisbury (1908-1993), was an American journalist and an eloquent writer, but he had a romantic, soft spot for young, “idealistic” communist revolutionaries. This infatuation persisted even though these revolutionists ultimately showed their true colors when they attained supreme power, discarded their sense of justice,

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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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