Communism

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.”

An Assassinated Nazi & a Church Martyr

Americans who, as they watch their giant screen televisions or drive their SUVs to the Outback for dinner, complain about…

The Killing Fields

Some years ago I watched on television the compelling 1984 film The Killing Fields, in which Sam Waterston plays an…

France’s 1968 Chaos & Democracy’s Fragility

June 23 marks the anniversary of the greatest electoral triumph in French history, with supporters of President DeGaulle winning over…

East Germany’s “Purple Witch”

The once powerful and widely despised widow of communist East Germany’s last dictator, herself unrepentant until the end about her…