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Doug Bandow
Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
by | Jan 17, 2020

World War II created untold carnage around the globe. The injustice, the tragedy, and the horror as a tsunami of violence washed over multiple lands. Yet some cases still stand out. Such as the fate of Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg. Hungary…

by | Jan 12, 2020

Christmas is typically a joyous time for Christians. But many believers were not able to celebrate their most important holiday this past year. Or any other. By numbers, Christianity is the most persecuted faith. For example, confronting a population with…

by | Dec 28, 2019

The Cold War eased slightly in 1953. In July, an armistice ended fighting in the Korean War, though a peace treaty remained out of reach. It was the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on March 5 which allowed that…

by | Dec 25, 2019

Washington is convulsed by politics these days. The presidential election is less than a year away. The House is moving forward on impeaching President Donald Trump. And there is widespread preparation for a possible Supreme Court confirmation battle. Of course,…

by | Nov 28, 2019

Hong Kong’s people used local elections to make their preferences clear. They want to live in a free society. No propaganda and threats from Beijing will change that. Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have decisively lost the…

by | Nov 26, 2019

The Liberal Party once was one of Great Britain’s two great governing parties. A century ago it self-destructed. On December 5, 1916, H. H. Asquith, the prime minister since 1908 who took his country into World War I, resigned. That…

by | Nov 23, 2019

Socialism appears to be all the rage on the Democratic left. But for the most part the talk is a rhetorical fake. Most of the Dems like capitalism because it generates the cash they want to seize, spend, and redistribute….

by | Nov 13, 2019

On November 1, 1961, Lenin’s tomb disgorged Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin’s embalmed remains. After his death in March 1953, Stalin’s body was displayed next to that of Bolshevik founder Vladimir Ilych Lenin. Stalin’s death, perhaps a murder orchestrated by secret policy…

by | Oct 26, 2019

October three decades ago the fall of the Berlin Wall was still in the future. But ongoing events in Hungary made possible, and perhaps inevitable, the final collapse of communism. Indeed, October was a bad month for those who sought…

by | Oct 22, 2019

Congress wouldn’t declare war or even approve presidential troop deployments in Syria. But sanctimonious legislators now are preening for the cameras, demanding that U.S. military force remain entangled in that tragic nation, seemingly forever. They show greater concern for foreign…

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