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by | Aug 31, 2022

News that former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died at age 91 has produced the expected encomiums from Western media outlets. The Economist calls him “the architect of [the Soviet Union’s] dissolution.” CNN says he “took down the Iron Curtain.”…

by | Aug 30, 2022

When I heard about the death of Mikhail Gorbachev, I sighed. He was one of the final remaining pivotal figures in the end of the Cold War: Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher, Václav Havel, Boris Yeltsin,…

by | Feb 28, 2022

Monday — Hey! What the hell happened? Life was going along peacefully aside from some race riots and the collapse of education and culture as the country got crushed under the iron heel of “diversity” and then, “Boom,” Comrade Putin pushed…

by | Jan 7, 2022

Recently in The American Spectator, I wrote a somewhat controversial article claiming that Franklin Roosevelt was a failure as president. One of the areas of failure, I argued, was FDR’s decision-making during the Second World War, which resulted in the…

by | Jan 4, 2022

Washington — At the end of the Cold War, ex-President Ronald Reagan and his successor, President George H. W. Bush, were two happy statesmen. They had achieved their prized goal, an end to hostilities with the USSR. For that matter…

by | Dec 12, 2021

Three decades ago, the Soviet Union was on life support. The second pole of the Cold War’s vaunted bipolar world was economically sickly, militarily moribund, and politically terminal. A Third World nation with nuclear weapons, it had murdered its own…

by | Jun 29, 2021

The American Civil War wasn’t just about abolishing slavery. I know you may have been taught something different in grade school, as I was. But in the mind of Abraham Lincoln, who led the North, saving the Union was paramount…

by | Mar 4, 2021

Mikhail Gorbachev turned 90 on March 2. Few Americans think of him, or his country, the Soviet Union, these days. Most people barely remember his name, which seems lost to the mists of time. He became General Secretary of the…

by | Jul 28, 2020

To understand the chaos currently being encouraged and perpetuated by the Left, we need to look back to progressivism’s beginnings in America. The progressive era began around 100 years after George Washington was elected as our first president. Thomas Jefferson enshrined…

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….

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