Stormfields

Is there an American Ideology?

Though by no means as severe, Americans have, from time to time, also attempted to wield their own pseudo-ideology in the post-World War II era. This ideology was best exemplified by then Vice President Richard Nixon in the spontaneous… Read More

Russell Kirk Against The Ideologues

In his twenty-nine books on politics, history, constitutional law, literature, social criticism, economics, and fiction, the shadow of the French Revolution and the loosening of the ideologues upon the world deeply haunted Russell Kirk. Tellingly, his most important influence… 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 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.

The “Machine” of Ideology (Full Lecture)

My follow-up to last week’s talk on Progressivism.  Now, the meaning of ideology and its inherent and inevitable demeaning of the human person.  All ideologies–left and right.