If You Love Anti-American Riots, Thank Our Universities

Rioters who hate America are not an accident; they are the fruition of decades of ideological indoctrination at our universities. While Marxism was increasingly repudiated around the world by countries that had suffered and failed under communist rule, professors in Western universities enthusiastically took up the destructive system, breathing life into its rotting corpse. Many … Read more If You Love Anti-American Riots, Thank Our Universities

The Long March – A Quiet Revolution to Destroy Western Civilisation

  Marc Sidwell: The Long March – A Quiet Revolution to Destroy Western Civilisation   See Cafe Hayek, “While everyone was distracted by Saul Alinsky, it turns out the real action was Antonio Gramsci.“ Related PostsThe Revolution Comforts the Comfortable An unflattering portrayal of social justice activists Old Blue Dominion Conservatives must reject Trump’s false … Read more The Long March – A Quiet Revolution to Destroy Western Civilisation

Black Lives Matter are pushing division, not unity

In London, black people constitute only 13 per cent of the population but almost half of murder victims and suspects are black, according to figures obtained by Sky News. In Africa, millions face starvation as the pandemic exacerbates an already grave food crisis. In China, at the height of the pandemic, African students were barred … Read more Black Lives Matter are pushing division, not unity

Your Silence Isn’t Enough

The social-justice Left is pioneering a new tactic for shutting down dissent and amplifying groupthink. If you’ve followed the news in recent weeks, you’ll have noticed that the Left’s social-justice brigades have not cooled in their passion for banishing speech with which they disagree. But these days have also revealed a more dangerous tactic: conscripting … Read more Your Silence Isn’t Enough

The Left’s Normalization Of Collective Guilt Is Ripping America Apart

All decent Americans stand against racism. But if we’re to live as brothers, we must stop indicting all those who share a skin tone for the sins of others. . . . [W]hy are so many people acting as if it were their knee, not Derek Chauvin’s, that pressed down on George Floyd? The answer … Read more The Left’s Normalization Of Collective Guilt Is Ripping America Apart

Venezuela, for a Season

There are many things that can disrupt the production and distribution of goods. A hurricane might do that for a while, as it did in parts of Texas and the rest of the country when Harvey drenched Houston and put an important gasoline pipeline out of commission. Not having easy access to retail gasoline for … Read more Venezuela, for a Season

China’s Coronavirus Mishandling Further Undermines Accord With Vatican

As Chinese diplomats are summoned to chancelleries all over Europe for an upbraiding over Beijing’s complicity in the coronavirus pandemic, the clock is ticking on one of the most important diplomatic decisions facing the Vatican. At the same time, the most senior bishop in Asia has bitterly attacked the credibility of the Chinese regime, restricting … Read more China’s Coronavirus Mishandling Further Undermines Accord With Vatican

It’s Time to Tax the University Endowments

You discover that one American institution is already undermining the country’s future: the universities. They have everything you need: a goldmine of intellectual property created by professors with poor op-sec and who are happy to share it for some rubles or yuan deposited directly to their bank accounts; cybersecurity practices that would make a 90s … Read more It’s Time to Tax the University Endowments

The World Health Organization’s Predictable Coronavirus Failure

Reviewing public policy and the coronavirus, I’ve mostly focused on the manifest failures of Washington bureaucracies. But let’s not overlook the politicized incompetence of the World Health Organization, a U.N.-connected bureaucracy that ostensibly exists to prevent global pandemics. Much of that criticism, as illustrated by this National Review column by Senator Marco Rubio, has focused … Read more The World Health Organization’s Predictable Coronavirus Failure

Seeking God in the Life You Have

“Father Maslej did not fill his life with dreams of the future,” Krizka muses. “He did not run away from cruel reality, to pleasant memories. He accepted reality as God’s will, and by doing that, entered into the present moment.” Father Maslej was around Krizka’s age when the totalitarian state crushed his dreams and threw … Read more Seeking God in the Life You Have

China, Texas fact of the day

When officials at the Texas A&M University System sought to determine how much Chinese government funding its faculty members were receiving, they were astounded at the results—more than 100 were involved with a Chinese talent-recruitment program, even though only five had disclosed their participation. A plant pathologist at the Texas system, where the median annual … Read more China, Texas fact of the day

What a lost prison manuscript reveals about the real Nelson Mandela

This is a story about Nelson Mandela, and it begins on Robben Island in 1974. Prisoner number 466/64 is writing up his life story, working all night and sleeping all day. Finished pages go to trusted comrades who write comments and queries in the margins. The text is then passed to one Laloo Chiba, who … Read more What a lost prison manuscript reveals about the real Nelson Mandela

China’s Bloody Harvest–How Everyone Ignored the Crime of the Century

In June of this year the China Tribunal delivered its Final Judgement and Summary Report. An independent committee composed of lawyers, human rights experts, and a transplant surgeon, the Tribunal was established to investigate forced organ harvesting on the Chinese mainland. These rumours have haunted the country for years—lurid tales of the fate suffered by … Read more China’s Bloody Harvest–How Everyone Ignored the Crime of the Century

Che t-shirts are worn by idiots

My friend Tom Palmer says that whenever he sees somebody sporting a Che Guevara t-shirt, he likes to ask the wearer, “That’s a great t-shirt; do you have the entire collection?” The wearer usually responds either with a blank stare or by asking Tom what does he mean, to which Tom then responds: “You know, … Read more Che t-shirts are worn by idiots

Communism – A Death Cult

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s three-volume opus, The Gulag Archipelago, which some have called the most important masterpiece of the twentieth century, is subtitled: “An Experiment in Literary Investigation.” Consider how odd that is. No Westerner would call such a work “literary,” lest someone discount its documentary value. Literature is one thing, truth another, isn’t that correct? But … Read more Communism – A Death Cult

A quietly horrifying look back at China’s disastrous, 35-year-long national birth-control program.

  One Child Nation – Official Trailer | Amazon Studios   Anyone drawn to the now-resurgent notion that collectivism is kind of cool would benefit from a viewing of One Child Nation, a documentary that demonstrates what can happen when state bureaucrats are allowed to fundamentally re-order their country’s most intimate cultural customs. The film’s … Read more A quietly horrifying look back at China’s disastrous, 35-year-long national birth-control program.

Lenin-Led Soviet Union was Paradise on Earth

  Soviet’s Crimes Against Humanity   In 1921, the Lenin-led Soviet Union faced one of the worst famines in history. A new book details its horrors and the American effort to combat cannibalism. The stories began to appear in the Soviet press in the autumn of 1921, each one more gruesome than the last. There … Read more Lenin-Led Soviet Union was Paradise on Earth

The Surging Passions of Politics

A danger to which man is ever susceptible is “to forget first principles and instead to be guided by the surging passions of politics, one of the worst forms of enthusiasm that can afflict mankind.” Anthony Esolen Related PostsHow I Discovered The Baltimore Basilica, America’s First Cathedral “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the … Read more The Surging Passions of Politics

This Day in 1934 – The Long March

  Mao Tortures His Way to Power   The embattled Chinese Communists break through Nationalist enemy lines and begin an epic flight from their encircled headquarters in southwest China. Known as Ch’ang Cheng—the “Long March”—the retreat lasted 368 days and covered 6,000 miles, more than twice the distance from New York to San Francisco. Civil … Read more This Day in 1934 – The Long March