Tag Archives: Stalin

The Wager: God & Tyranny

If the deaths of Kim Jong II, Christopher Hitchens and Vaclav Havel can be surmised briefly it is this:  no mere Machiavellian calculus is sufficient concerning the scales by which men discern the movement of Nations. The end of the … Continue reading

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Partisan Humanism, Ideology & The Limits Of Political Passion

Edmund Burke and Lord Acton were the first to meaningfully engage the eclipse of Christian transcendence that was the French Revolution.  Many other writers throughout the West have done the same in articulating the humanism that embodied Soviet Marxism:  Raymond … Continue reading

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Perez Zagorin: Thomas Hobbes & The Father Of Statist Life

No other author possesses the firm elegant grasp of the violent ideas that rocked the time of Thomas Hobbes (author of Leviathan), a political tome giving foundation to Fascist and Totalitarian ideology within the 20th century; than Perez Zagorin. Perez … Continue reading

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The Causes Of State Terror: 1789, Russia, Rawanda, The Vatican & American Exceptionalism

The ‘Reign of Terror’ that culminated in the French Revolution (1789), the Russian ‘Red Terror’ of Lenin and Stalin, African genocide in Rawanda, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, and legions of other rulers have embraced violence for political ends.  Where was … Continue reading

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