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  • Russian revolution: urgent lessons for U.S. today

    10/25/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-25-13 | Toby Westerman
    This year is the 96th anniversary of the Russian revolution, one of the most earthshaking events in human history. The terms "history" and "96th anniversary" are apt to cause the eyes of many if not most Americans to glaze over, but American life today is being molded directly by the ideas and events set in motion in Russia in 1917. Distilled down to the most important elements, the Russian revolution had three key ideological elements: first, the state as almighty, a replacement for God; secondly, a political elite to guide the "masses"; thirdly, the use of the state's police power...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • The Tragedy of Inaction - Robert Service chronicles the West’s early failure to take action...

    12/01/2012 6:35:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | 30 November 2012 | Guy F. Burnett
    Robert Service chronicles the West’s early failure to take action against Bolshevism. Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution, by Robert Service (PublicAffairs, 480 pp., $32.99) “Russia, my lords and gentlemen, is the decisive factor in the history of the world at the present time,” observed Britain’s then-Secretary of State for War Winston Churchill in 1919. In his new book, Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution, Oxford historian Robert Service shows that not only Churchill, but also most of the West, were aware of the emerging Soviet presence. For a crucial five years,...
  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • Animal Farm

    07/23/2011 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1945 | George Orwell Video posted by: Scoot TV
    This is a must see, Patriots! This is the best adaptation of Animal Farm.
  • P. D. Ouspensky and the Nightmare of Revolution

    03/06/2009 5:21:14 AM PST · by ihatedemocrats · 21 replies · 636+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 2009-02-10 | Thomas F. Bertonneau
    The death last year of Alexander Solzhenitsyn reminded westerners of the ideological disturbances that wracked the just completed century, the greatest of which Solzhenitsyn himself had documented in The Gulag Archipelago and in his novelistic cycle The Red Wheel. The literature of the Communist tyranny in Russia, of its internal and exported violence, bulks large, even when one considers it only in terms of English translations. In addition to Solzhenitsyn, we have Gulag memoirs by Yevgeniya Ginsburg and Lev Rozgan, biographies of victims by their survivors such as Nadezhda Mandelstam’s two books about the persecution and imprisonment of her husband...
  • Tsar's mother reburied in Russia

    09/28/2006 11:59:35 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 24 replies · 767+ views
    BBC ^ | 09-28-2006 | BBC
    The reburial of empress Maria Fyodorovna, the mother of Russia's last tsar, has taken place in St Petersburg in accordance with her wishes. The Danish-born empress was exiled after the communist revolution and died in the country of her birth in 1928. Her son, Nicholas II, abdicated in 1917 and was executed by the Bolsheviks, along with much of his family. Members of several European royal families attended the reburial ceremony at St Isaac's Cathedral. Among them were Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the UK's Prince Michael of Kent, a distant relative of Maria Fyodorovna.
  • The Ruin of Russian Illusions (Reflections on the 1917 Russian Revolution)

    06/29/2006 12:03:57 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 1 replies · 265+ views
    Berdyaev.com ^ | 1917 | NIKOLAI BERDYAEV
    The catastrophe, termed the Russian Revolution, through all the degradations, tribulations and disappointments, has to lead to a new and better awareness. Such an experience in the life of a people cannot but enrich and sharpen our perceptiveness. But a crisis of soul will have to precede this perceptiveness with a readiness for repentance and humility. The light will be begotten after an inward cleansing and ascesis. This -- is a law of spiritual life. And it is needful to be aware, that all the whole thinking portion of Russian society, that which has esteemed itself as the bearer knowingly...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Cold War (A Synopsis) - Part I - Sep. 20th, 2004

    09/19/2004 7:44:37 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 90 replies · 3,638+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Russia: TV archive unlocks myth of revolution

    04/18/2004 4:56:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies · 375+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | 15 Apr 2004 | TIM CORNWELL
    IN OCTOBER 1917, when the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia, sailors in the port of Kronstadt formed the vanguard of the revolution. They overran the cruiser Aurora, bombarded the Winter Palace, stormed the building and handed it over to the Bolsheviks. Four years later, 900 of those same sailors were executed by firing squad after they rose up against the Communists and the Red Army. Thousands of others were dispatched to the Gulag prison camps. Now their story is to be used by the TV company WarkClements as the narrative spine of a two-part documentary promising to "unpack" the myths...