Category Archives: the importance of history

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Whatever goals the leaders of the Soviet Union might have had for their country never materialized. Blame Lenin or Stalin, Brezhnev or Gorbachev, it doesn’t matter; the Soviet Union was corrupt and hollow. The heady days of November 1917 that … Continue reading

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He wrote Nazi invasion of Poland “didn’t look bad for Jews.” Now…

…he’s been honored by his country. RT sorts out this mess. The story surfaced after Anna Zalewska, Poland’s National Education Minister, awarded Tomasz Panfil, a history professor at the Catholic University of Lublin, with a ministerial medal for his “special contribution … Continue reading

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The last czar, Stalin, movies and…controversy?

  That old line “he who controls the past controls the future” needs to be amended. At least it does when it comes to modern day Russia. Under Vladimir Putin, he who controls the present dictates how the past will … Continue reading

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Is the traditional “Western Civ” class racist?

Inside Higher Ed reports that as one college decides what to do with a signature Humanities class — that has always had a Western orientation — a group of students continues to demand it be changed. Roger Porter, a professor … Continue reading

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You never met George Lincoln Rockwell? Count yourself among the fortunate.

The Guardian reminds us that America has an unofficial founding father of the current white supremacist movement. And, yes, he was as vile as you might think. Matthew Heimbach, the 26-year-old leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party, a neo-Nazi group … Continue reading

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America has a 1-in-3 chance of a second civil war

The New Yorker examines why the United States — seemingly already at war with itself — might really be in the coming years. Based on his experience in civil wars on three continents, Mines cited five conditions that support his … Continue reading

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Somewhere in America, a 90-something-year-old man is reflecting again on his World War II military service.

Somewhere in America, a 90-something-year-old man is reflecting again on his World War II military service. He’s remembering the brothers he lost on some beach or in some forest. He’s remembering the many moments shared with those brothers who, as … Continue reading

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