Tag Archives: Communism

Book Review: Stalin’s Genocides

Stalin’s Genocides, by Norman M. Naimark It is an odd thing to read a small set of personal essays about a subject like Stalin’s genocides.  Indeed, the subject of Stalin’s genocides is a contentious one because of the way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marxism

Marxism:  Philosophy And Economics, by Thomas Sowell This book is a heady one, one of the earlier written books by the author, and one that seeks, through a close reading of the writings of Marx and Engels, to explain what … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago: Volume III

The Gulag Archipelago:  Volume III, by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn This third volume closes the massive and sprawling work by Solzhenitsyn on the gulag, and brings with it a certain melancholy sense of frustration and futility on the part of both the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago: Volume I

The Gulag Archipelago:  An Experiment In Literary Investigation:  Volume I, by Alexsandr I. Solzhenitsyn This book is without a doubt a classic, and it is one that I have been familiar with for a long time, but which I only … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Roosevelt Myth

The Roosevelt Myth, by John T. Flynn This book took me a long time to read.  This fact does not make the book a bad one, but it does demonstrate that a particular context exists when it comes to my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gulag: A History

Gulag:  A History, by Anne Applebaum Sometimes a book can miss the forest for the trees, and that is the case here.  This is not a bad book, unless you consider a book bad because it talks about horrifying subjects … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land/The Stranger’s Hand, by Graham Greene Greene was such a prolific author that some of his writings remained undiscovered and unappreciated for a long period of time, and such is the case here.  It is quite possible that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heart Of A Dog

Heart Of A Dog, by Mikhail Bulgakov I am of mixed feelings about this book, about as mixed as the mutt at the heart of this strange and compelling story.  On the one hand, the author as usual has written … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Does Europe Want?

What Does Europe Want?:  The Union And Its Discontents, edited by Slavoj Zizek & Srecko Horvat It may not be clear what Europe wants, but it is all too clear what these unreconstructed Communists want, and that is an end … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold

The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold:  Adventures Riding The Iron Curtain, by Tim Moore Having read a considerable body of work from the author at this point [1], I have to say that this is the finest book … Continue reading

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