Communism

A Study in Totalitarianism: Book Review of Anne Applebaum’s Red Famine
A Study in Totalitarianism: Review of Applebaum’s Red Famine

Applebaum’s analysis of the Holodomor in Red Famine presents not so much a scientific study in human starvation as a political study of the horrifying possibilities of totalitarianism.

Germany, Romanian King & Christendom

Last eve I attended an enjoyable and informative dinner talk on German politics and transatlantic relations hosted by the Hanns…

The Blood-dimmed Tide is Loosed: The Bolshevik Revolution a Century On

100 years ago the Bolshevik Revolution convulsed Russia and changed the world. It was a moral, economic, and cultural horror. It was also a warning.

A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Collapse of Communism
A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Collapse of Communism

Among the cast of historic figures fighting communism in the Cold War, there were two, one at the Vatican and another at the White House, who uniquely stood out and stood together

Can Youth Democracy Movements Survive in Hong Kong?
Can Youth Democracy Movements Survive in Hong Kong?

The biggest demonstration of civil disobedience in China since Tiananmen Square was led by high school youths. The recent protests in Hong Kong have proven that there is a credible movement against the Chinese Communist Party.

Irina Ratushinskaya
Freeing the Captives

May the United States and democratic allies like Britain “not falter,” forever sustaining “valiant hearts” to light the path for courageous prisoners of conscience like Irina Ratushinskaya.

Helmut Kohl’s Christian Democracy

Helmut Kohl will be forever recalled as Germany’s longest serving chancellor since Bismarck, as Reagan’s stalwart ally during the Cold War, and as the unifier of a divided Germany.

China and the Law of Unintended Consequences One-Child Policy
China and the Law of Unintended Consequences

China plans to introduce rewards for parents to have a second child, after ending the one-child policy in 2015. Someone in Beijing must have realized industrial-scale social engineering has enormous unintended consequences.

Ike’s Military Industrial Complex

Bret Baier’s new book Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission focuses on Ike’s 1961 farewell speech eschewing the “military industrial complex.”