Communism

Loser America?

Jesuit priest and author Thomas Reese wrote a Religion News Service column critical of the US missile strikes on Syria’s…

The Devil in the Boxcar: How the Great War Unleashed Lenin
The Devil in the Boxcar: How the Great War Unleashed Lenin

“We must hate,” Lenin told his commissars. “Hatred is the basis for communism.” Rarely has an achieved ambition been so consequential.

Celebrating 100 Years of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Celebrating 100 Years of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Born a hundred years ago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would write The Gulag Archipelago, a blistering account of the Gulag system under Stalin. George Kennan called this novel “the most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever to be levied in modern times.”

What You Should Know About Chinese President Xi Jinping
What You Should Know About Chinese President Xi Jinping

Within the next two weeks, China’s Communist Party is expected to remove a prohibition on presidential term limits. The move may allow the country’s current president, Xi Jinping, to remain in power for decades to come. Here is what you should know about the authoritarian leader of the world’s most populous nation.

What You Should Know About the Tet Offensive
What You Should Know About the Tet Offensive

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive. Here is what you should know about the attacks that changed the course of the Vietnam War.

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