Skip to comments.A Showdown with Evil
Posted on 12/27/2010 4:13:37 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
Dr. Jamie Glazov and his Canadian publisher, Mantua Books, have just published a new kind of samizdat which is the Russian word for self-publications written by dissidents and passed from hand to hand. Self-publishing (by hand, on typewriters, on printing presses) was a 20th century way of dealing with Soviet government censorship. The Russian authors and readers who were found with such writing in their possession were routinely subjected to harsh imprisonment.
Westerners, (and this includes Israel), do not live in a Soviet Gulag and are not subject to political censorship, but we do face a new kind of Orwellian censorship and self-censorship. Independent and anti-totalitarian thinkers and activists are demonized, disappeared, legally sued, threatened with deathand in the name of anti-racism and human rights. Historian, journalist and Frontpage editor Glazov has been tracking this astounding turn of eventsboth the censorship and its denialfor a very long time, perhaps even in utero. After all, his parents were Soviet dissidents and he dedicates the book to his mother.
Glazovs book is a careful compilation of selected interviews which he conducted with 30 dissidents, including one with himself and (full disclosure) one with me as well, between 2004-2010. These interviews appeared in David Horowitzs Frontpage magazine. The book is titled: Showdown With Evil: Our Struggle Against Tyranny and Terror. Glazov understands that the new Evil Empire is the global alliance between Islamist totalitarianism and western liberal progressivism or leftism. The interviewees work is post the Intifada of 2000 and post 9/11.
This collection showcases some of the radically dissident work being done by those who are defamed and marginalized by the mainstream media as conservatives, Islamophobes, racists, and traitors. Glazov stands with them.
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Outstanding article! Well worth the read-concise, clear and spot-on. Had not heard of Phyllis Chesler before, but will be checking regularly now. Thanks!
And all this time, I thought it was Ebonics for "similar".
Live and learn.
Thanks for posting.