totalitarianism

Turkey and the Armenian genocide: Attacking friends and rewarding enemies!

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Commentary
Published Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Genocide is defined as the systematic extermination of a racial, ethnic, religious, or national group by government. Democide was defined by Professor R.J. Rummel as the political killing of people by their own government. The terms though are related by infamy and cruelty, and at times are difficult to differentiate. The Nazis, for example, conducted genocide against the Jews (who had lost their German citizenship), as well as democide against their own disabled German citizens (“useless eaters”) via the Nazi euthanasia programs before the war.

Police shootings and the militarization of law enforcement

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GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Charleston, SC, is dear to my heart, where in more peaceful and nostalgic times I attended medical school.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn — Towering figure of the 20th century and his enduring legacy of freedom!

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Book Review
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Other Solzhenitsyn by Daniel J. MahoneyA Review of The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker by Daniel J. Mahoney (2014)

The Mythic Long March of the Red Army Led by Chairman Mao

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Book Review
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The author of The Long March: The Untold Story, Harrison E. Salisbury (1908-1993), was an American journalist and an eloquent writer, but he had a romantic, softspot for young, "idealistic" communist revolutionaries. This infatuation persisted even though these revolutionists ultimately showed their true colors when they attained supreme power, discarded their sense of justice, imposed communism and totalitarianism, and used terror toHarrison E.</p />
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Mao Tse-tung — The Unknown Story of How the Chairman led China to Communist Hell!

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Article
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Preliminary Note: The article that follows is a review of Mao — The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. However, I have chosen to include this Preliminary Note before the formal review for reasons that will soon become apparent to the reader. This authoritative biography and history comes in a hefty tome illustrated with many rare photographs as well as detailed Maps of specific areas discussed in the text, which actually ends on page 631.

Gun Control and the Hallmarks of Tyranny — A Reappraisal

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GOPUSA, Independence Institute, Newsmax
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, January 21, 2013

Georg Hegel (1770-1831), the father of dialectical idealism, which Karl Marx transmogrified as Marxist dialectical materialism, lamented that what we do learn from history is that man does not learn its lessons!

America, guns and freedom: Part II — An international perspective

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Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2012
Source: 
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint_articles/america-guns-and-freedom-part-ii-an-international-perspective/

The need for reducing gun violence is discussed along with the necessity for citizens to assume some responsibility for protecting themselves, their families, and their property from criminal elements because the police cannot physically be everywhere to protect us all of the time. The problem of sensationalization of gun crimes by the media, multiple shootings by deranged individuals, accidents with firearms, suicide rates, and children with guns are discussed.

America, guns, and freedom. Part I: A recapitulation of liberty

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2012
Source: 
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint_articles/america-guns-and-freedom-part-i-a-recapitulation-of-liberty/

The role of gun violence and street crime in the United States and the world is currently a subject of great debate among national and international organizations, including the United Nations. Because the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the individual right of American citizens to own private firearms, availability of firearms is greater in the U.S. than the rest of the world, except perhaps in Israel and Switzerland.

The Encyclopedia of Revolutions and Revolutionaries — From Anarchism to Zhou Enlai by Martin van Creveld

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Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Encyclopedia of Revolutions and Revolutionaries — From Anarchism to Zhou Enlai by Martin van Creveld is an essential reference book for those interested in researching the history of revolutions and revolutionaries. The main drawback is the liberal, left-of-center academic bias that one has come to expect in most of these types of books.

Stalin, Communists, and Fatal Statistics

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The Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, January 8, 2012

"One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic," said Joseph Stalin (1879-1953). It is estimated that between 20 to 40 million people, mostly Russians, were killed by Stalin during his dictatorship (1924-1953). Stalin, the Soviet dictator, not only exterminated purported "enemies of the peoples" but also liquidated almost the entire slate of communist Bolshevik leaders, who had been his and Lenin's friends during the Russian Revolution of 1917.

The Political Spectrum (Part I): The Totalitarian Left from Communism to Social Democracy

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Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The "Right" versus "Left" convenient but capricious political arrangement came from the seating position of delegates to the National Assembly during the French Revolution, but it is at times a confusing concept and too often subject to media and academic bias and even misinformation. I have found it easier to have a political spectrum based on degrees of government control.

Cuba in Revolution --- Escape From a Lost Paradise by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD

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Reviewed by Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Summer 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
2

Thirty-six years ago after a harrowing ordeal at sea, Miguel A. Faria, Jr., escaped from Cuba with his father and found a new home in the United States. Cuba's loss was America's gain. A consummate historian, Dr. Faria here applies himself with gusto, using a treasure-trove of inside information to tell his personal odyssey and to reveal the true story of the Cuban Revolution and its sell-out to communism. Especially noteworthy are the unknown stories of the Cuban patriots who fought Castro's communist regime.

Faria: Opening Trade with Cuba & Letting the US Taxpayers Foot the Bill!

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GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Much of the recent discussion among both Democrat and Republican members of Congress regarding the need to lift the travel ban and end the U.S. embargo of Cuba has revolved around the possibility of selling millions of dollars in agricultural products to Cuba. These politicians conveniently forget that the Castro brothers are dictators of the old, unreformed Stalinist variety, who have, in fact, devastated and desolated a once beautiful and prosperous island.

Socialized Medicine in Cuba (Part II): "Doctor Diplomacy," Sex Tourism, and Medical Apartheid

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301903007468

In Part I of this essay, we discussed the secret epidemic of dengue fever, the Cuban gulag, and other aspects of Cuban medicine leading to a poor state of health in that Caribbean island, based on Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero's book ¡Dengue!-La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro (Dengue! The Secret Epidemic of Fidel Castro).

Socialized (Free) Medical Care in Cuba (Part I): A Poor State of Health

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, August 1, 2004
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301903007456

Those in the United States who yearn for a more "egalitarian" and "equitable" system of medical care "like the one in Cuba" are not familiar with the extraordinary saga of Cuban physician Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero, who has managed to get the word out for anyone willing to listen. And they should. ¡Dengue!-La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro (Dengue! The Secret Epidemic of Fidel Castro) is the title of his book and one that should be read attentively.

Socialized Medicine in Cuba 2002 (Part II): Other Hidden Faces of Cuban Medicine

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NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/8/25/220915.shtml

In Part I of this essay, we discussed the secret epidemic of dengue fever, the Cuban gulag and other aspects of Cuban medicine leading to a poor state of health in that Caribbean island, based on Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero's book "¡Dengue! ­ La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro" (in Spanish only).

Socialized Medicine in Cuba 2002 (Part I): A Poor State of Health!

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/8/19/174145.shtml

Those who yearn for a more "egalitarian" and "equitable" system of medical care "like the one in Cuba" are not familiar with the extraordinary saga of Cuban physician Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero. But they should be! "¡Dengue! ­ La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro," the title of his book, is one they should read. But they won't!



Diary of Dreams performs at the 2016 M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany. M’era Luna, “one of the biggest dark music events in Germany,” is held each year on the second weekend in August. Close to 25,000 people attend the festival annually to hear gothic, metal and industrial music performed on two large festival-style stages.