Natural Society Revisited

It is heartening that a fashionable new field known as “civil society studies” has recently emerged. It is surely a symptom of concern over whether modern society as we know it is sufficiently civil to foster the growth of Western liberalism.

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The Butcher Has Moved to Kosovo

In recent days, Slobodan Milosevic, that unreconstructed relic of the Cold War, the communist and chauvinist dictator of Serbia and Montenegro, has launched a campaign of terror against the people of his own state. He has sent Serbs to kill Albanians, simply because they are Albanians. Mr. Milosevic has sent the so-called Yugoslav Army and…

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Por Dios, Por la Patria y el Rey

Very few events in modern European history have stirred popular imagination more than the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). To this very day, an average person perceives the conflict as a struggle between “democracy” and “fascism.” However, Arthur Koestler exposed this false dichotomy over forty years ago. This famous defector from Communism admitted that Soviet agents…

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Equality by Starvation

Within three months we become emaciated. The extremities turn thin but the bellies are bloated. On less nourishment than the daily intake of 1600 calories, the process commences earlier. Next we become lethargic and tire easily. Sometimes we are capable of bursts of violent rage as we frantically search for anything edible. In fact, we…

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Born to Conservatism

A few of us are born to conservatism. Even before we can reason properly, we are fortified by Faith. Our path smoothed by our parents’ love and toil, we glide into the passageways of the age-sanctified custom and prescription. On our grandmother’s lap we relive the trials and triumphs of our family; there is no…

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A Case for Integration

To cherish our distinct roots and traditions as complimentary of the national culture is profoundly conservative.  To use our origin and heritage as incriminatory of the present national community is insidiously revolutionary. The conservative attitude helps us celebrate E Pluribus Unum, while the revolutionary tackle breaks up One into Many. In other words, it is…

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American Communism Revealed

After the Bolshevik takeover in 1917, the American right began to quarrel about Communism with the domestic left. Without appropriate documents, the right could not prove its anti-Communist charges. Consequently, the left jeered at the right for the latter’s alleged paranoia. The left was able to depict anti-Communism as an assault on American liberties. From…

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Banking on Reagan

Rarely, if ever, do publications originating from an illegal political underground movement deviate from the uniform propagandistic form. However, a few organizations dare to reveal candid debates and internal disagreements among their leadership. One such case is found in a collection of unorthodox interviews with the top seven leaders of Poland’s Solidarity trade union. Compiled…

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Fighting from the Forest for Freedom

One could castigate Mart Laar for idealizing the Estonian insurgents.  One could also point out that the author eschews footnotes.  But that would be petty:  for Laar, author of War in the Woods: Estonia’s Struggle for Survival 1944-1956, is perhaps the first to describe the forgotten story of the Estonian Anti-Soviet Uprising.

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The Pilgrimage of a Christian Gentleman

A man is born neither a Christian nor a gentleman. Through baptism one attains the former status. Through his own efforts one arrives at the latter. A gentleman is a rare species indeed. The world is awash with regular folks, but a few of them remarkably noble. Conversely, it is also full of titled heads,…

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