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Doug Bandow
Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
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…

by | Oct 6, 2019

When I was asked to give a speech in New York City last month, I proposed a Monday. I figured I could come in over the weekend and do a little antiquing in Chelsea. I don’t get up to Manhattan…

by | Aug 21, 2019

In mid-1939 German Chancellor Adolf Hitler had a problem. He wanted to go to war with the Soviet Union in order to grab precious Lebensraum, or living space — and eradicate the Bolshevik menace. The Western powers, however, namely Great…

by | Jul 26, 2019

The San Francisco School Board recently confronted perhaps the greatest crisis in the city’s history. Forget fire, earthquake, fear of Japanese attack, and murder of the mayor by a disgruntled ex-city councilman. Washington High School sports an extensive mural of…

by | Jul 21, 2019

A century ago, in July 1919, Germany began its journey to the lowest reaches of Hades. Another 26 years would pass before a previously civilized, enlightened people finally emerged, their nation in ruins, its cities bombed and its countryside occupied….

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