Skip to comments.Bill Whittle: A Tale of Two Revolutions: The War of Ideas & the Tragedy of the Unconstrained Vision
Posted on 09/10/2009 5:21:25 AM PDT by Tolik
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his videos at Pajamas Media: Afterburner with Bill Whittle
his blog Eject! Eject! Eject!
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Bill Whittle is an absolute gem!
Thanks for posting this.
I always loved him, but this one is special. In my conversations with liberal friends I love to contrast ideas and world-changing consequences of American and French revolutions followed by a progress of democracy on one hand and bloody revolutions like Bolsheviks’ on another. The facts are all there, and this line of argument is, usually, well received.
I’m bookmarking it- no time to listen now- but I will this afternoon:)
When I first started reading him it was similar to discovering Milton Friedman- I kept shouting YES! YES! YES!
His vid on political correctness has really p.o’d a lot of libs I’ve shared it with...Its On The Money!
“Conflict of Visions” is quite literally the most important secular book I have ever read. No other volume imparted so much clarity to my observations of reality, and confirmed my visceral intellectual and political framework.
Must reading, and must watching. Will distribute the URL widely.
Thanks so much for posting it.
Conflict of Visions is quite literally the most important secular book I have ever read. No other volume imparted so much clarity to my observations of reality, and confirmed my visceral intellectual and political framework.”
Add to your list a must read by Thomas Sowell:
“Vison Of The Annointed”
Myself, I tend to lump the French Revolution in the bloody group, considering that it (like the Russian) fell into the mold of cult-leader and the spread of 'freedom' by the sword. Just because Napoleon tended to kill Germans and Russions and English rather than French doesn't make him any less of a bloody bastard than Stalin. The Russian revolution was just a climax of the French revolution as modified by Marx. Had Trotsky beaten Stalin, the Russian revolution would have been as outward looking as Napolean.
You are right. I was not clear. Of course, the French revolution goes into the bloody corner. Trotsky was a military commander for Reds during the Civil War and proved himself being bloody as hell. He was also a proponent of a “military communism”. He only mellowed (relatively speaking) after losing the rat fight to Stalin.