It is vital for the history of socialism not to be forgotten by those fortunate enough not to live under its reality of terror, tyranny, and social disaster, less history tragically repeat itself.
Hannah-Jones’s behavior illustrates the absence of basic scholarly integrity from her approach to writing history.
In the wilderness of the New World, the Plymouth Pilgrims had progressed from the false dream of communism to the sound realism of capitalism.
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That innovative black Americans flourished in late 19th- and early 20th-century America is a little-known part of our Capitalist heritage.
Underlying the political collectivism of the anti-Columbus crowd is a racist view of human nature.
Condemning slavery is morally right. Slavery is an evil institution because it is a total violation of individual rights. However, before one judges America and its founding fathers, it is important to be aware of history.
The “monkish ignorance and superstition” of today is the misplaced belief that the individual is to be sacrificed to the group, the collective, to the nation – as long as the banner under which it is done is called “democracy” or “social justice.”
The ten worst famines of the 20th century could all be attributed directly or indirectly to government policies.
Listening to some in American academia and on social media, you would think that socialism was a bright, new, and shiny idea never tried before that promises a beautiful future of peace, love, and bountifulness for all. It is as if a hundred years of socialism-in-practice in a large number of countries around the world had never happened.
America needs to rediscover the Founders’ commitment to individual rights.
A few historical and inconvenient notes left on the cutting room floor during Black History Month.
Yes, we’ve got the pandemic, lockdowns, a worsening deficit, etc. But we still live in a relatively free country at the most prosperous time in human history.
Life in the socialist utopia of East Germany was a waking nightmare.
November 7th marks the 103rd anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, where Communist revolutionaries overthrew the czarist government of Russia, eventually leading to the establishment of the Soviet Union.
I obsess about problems. But I try not to let that distract me from the big picture:
People who believe that slavery is an efficient system of production are people who are ready to impose 100% marginal rates of taxation in the belief that doing so is economically harmless.
Chief among the policies that reward inferiority and irresponsibility is the welfare state.
While slavery enriched slave owners, it impoverished not only the slaves but also the United States as a whole.
Similarities between slavery and socialism, and indeed the aggressive anti-capitalist rhetoric of proslavery ideology, are seldom examined in the “New History of Capitalism” literature.
Most of the effort to rewrite American history has its roots among the intellectual elite on our college campuses whose message has been sold to predominantly white college students who have little understanding of how they are being used.
Contrary to, the ideological propaganda and rhetoric of the Race Marxists and Identity Politics Warriors, America is not and has not been an irredeemable captive of racism as asserted to have begun with the country’s first arrival of slaves in 1619.
Where does this viewing of history through the prism of modern-day feelings end?
Patriotism is more than a sentiment. It is a necessity. To keep what history has presented to us, Americans must either love it or lose it. Balkanize America and you risk becoming the Balkans.
Slavery was not necessary for cotton, and cotton was not necessary for industrialization. Had chattel slavery never taken hold in the United States, we would very likely be richer than we are today.