Solzhenitsyn, 9 Years after His Death

Shut your eyes, reader.  Do you hear the thundering of wheels?  Those are the Stolypin cars rolling on and on.  Those are the red cows rolling.  Every minute of the day.  And every day of the year.  And… Read More

Solzhenitsyn’s 10 Ways Ideological Regimes Destroy You

In some ideological regimes of the twentieth century, the killing was systematic.  In others, it was merely random.  Even a random thought, however, could lead to one’s death or the death of a loved one. In Cambodia, to… Read More

The Primary Fact of the 20th Century: Murder by Government

“Arrest!  Need it be said that it is a breaking point in your life, a bolt of lightning which has scored a direct hit on you?  That is it an inassimilable spiritual earthquake not every person can cope… Read More

The Immorality of CONTAINMENT (Full Lecture)

Why “containment” was morally bankrupt and the three great men who helped end it and the Soviet threat to the world.

Today in American Heritage: 1989

  1989: The Annus Mirabilis Stalin: “How many divisions does the Pope have?” Revolts in Eastern Europe 1953  East Germany                U.S. Ignored 1956  Hungary                        U.S. Ignored 1968  Czechoslovakia              U.S. Ignored 1979  Poland                          U.S. Ignored     Key events… Read More

The Killing Fields, Study Guide

[Originally published at TIC] Review of “The Killing Fields,” by Roland Joffe (director), Warner Brothers, 1984.  Re-issued on Blu-ray, 2014 in hardback digi-book form. Based on the true events of a New York Times employee, Dith Pran, (a… Read More

Horrors of Communism (Full Lecture)

With an emphasis on the Hiss-Chambers trial, the horrors of communism.

Hilaire Belloc, Hellish Twins

Source: Hilaire Belloc, “Capitalism and Communism: The Hellish Twins,” ENGLISH REVIEW 54 (1932): 122-134. I don’t agree with Belloc, but who cares?  He’s always worth reading. belloc hellish twins

Dawson, “The Significance of Bolshevism,” 1932

Source: Christopher Dawson, “The Significance of Bolshevism,” ENGLISH REVIEW (September 1932): 241-248. cd sign of bolshevism

Ross Hoffman, “Liberty and Authority,” 1934

Source: Ross J.S. Hoffman, “Liberty and Authority: A Political Essay,” AMERICAN REVIEW 3 (1934): 562-590. hoffman liberty and authority

Ross Hoffman, “The Totalitarian Regimes,” 1937

Interesting piece from a famous Fordham professor and Burkean.  Source: Ross J.S. Hoffman, “The Totalitarian Regimes: An Essay in Essential Distinctions,” AMERICAN REVIEW 9 (September 1937): 321-338. hoffman totalitarian regime

Happy New Year: A Feast of Christopher Dawson Material

cd new decline and fall Dawson, “New Decline and Fall,” COMMONWEAL 15 (1932), 370-372. cd sign of bolshevism Dawson, “The Significance of Bolshevism,” ENGLISH REVIEW (September 1932): 239-250. cd review of mein kampf Dawson, review of MEIN KAMPF,… Read More