Tag Archives: Communism

Comrade Britney, Or The Subtle Problems Of Envy

One of the more ridiculous news stories yesterday was that Britney Spears, noted singer, declared an interest in the redistribution of wealth.  This statement prompted a wide variety of socialists to cheer on that she had expressed a commitment to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bolivia Reader

The Bolivia Reader:  History, Culture, Politics, edited by Sinclair Thomson, Rossana Barragan, Xavier Albo, Seemin Qayum, and Mark Goodale This is a terrible book.   Coming in at roughly 700 pages of material, I cannot recommend this book for anyone to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Civil War

The English Civil War:  Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, And Witchfinders In The Birth Of Modern Britain, by Diane Purkiss This book was originally called “The English Civil War:  A People’s History,” and that would have given me a much more clear … Continue reading

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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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