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  • 1918 demonstration of pro-Bolshevik soldiers and workers in Verkhneuralsk, central Russia. (Public Domain)

    The Horrors of ‘War Communism’

    Before the communist takeover in the 1917 October Revolution and the ensuing civil war (1917–1922), Russia’s economy was the fifth-largest in the world and the... Read more

  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

    New ‘Great Game’ in Play on the Korean Peninsula

    Historically, the “Great Game” was played both diplomatically and militarily as Great Britain maneuvered against Czarist Russia to thwart Moscow’s presence (and promote Britain’s domination)... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump attend a dinner at the start of their summit at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

    The Korean Peninsula, Donald Trump and Beijing

    Kim Jong-un (Kim 3) recently celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birth of his grandfather Kim Il-sung, founder of North Korea’s ongoing Maoist monarchy. A parade... Read more

  • Peasants stand in front of human remains. Cannibalism was widespread during the Russian famine between 1921 and 1922. (Creative Commons/Wikimedia)

    Cannibalism: The ‘Pinnacle’ of Communist Rule

    In communist societies, obtaining basic necessities—like food—is a real issue. Famines, food shortages, poor central planning policies, and even man-made forced famines, used to commit... Read more

  • Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) greets protesters against United Airlines at O'Hare International Airport on April 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. 
The protest was in response to airport police officers physically removing passenger Dr. David Dao from his seat and dragging him off the airplane, after he was requested to give up his seat for United  (JOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

    United Airlines Reflects America’s Corporate Character Crisis

    Respect for others is inseparable from character, which must be the heartbeat of America. Harmony in society is only possible when character is encouraged, empowered,... Read more

  • Pro-communist supporters hold flags and a portrait of Vladimir Lenin as they protest against the government in central Prague, Czech, in this file photo. (MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why a ‘Gospel of Envy’ Is Gaining Traction in America

    This dispatch comes to you from the “If you repeat a lie often enough, people believe it” department. The revelation: 37 percent of American adults... Read more

  • A protester pushes a burning recycling bin at Trump supporters in Berkeley, Calif., on April 15. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

    Campuses Turn Against Free Speech, Open the Door to Thuggery

    The doctrines taught in our schools are now spilling out onto our streets, and political thuggery is becoming part of American life. On April 15,... Read more

  • Amboseli, Kenya 2007. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    A Prayer for the Great Sentinel of the Plains—The Giraffe

    They are the great sentinels of the plains, towering ambassadors who root the earth to the sky like no other creature on earth.   “I... Read more

  • Ragged and barefoot, starving Russian families in the Volga area during the Russian Faminein October 1921.  (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

    The Failed Soviet Experiment With ‘Free Love’

    Thinking of “free love” may evoke images of Woodstock rather than early 20th-century Soviet Russia, but it was in fact the early communist regime that... Read more

  • Police patrol an area which has witnessed an explosion in the use of K2 or 'Spice', a synthetic marijuana drug, in East Harlem in New York City on Sept. 16, 2015.
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    America’s Drug Crisis Demands Police-Community Unity

    Police-community unity is critical to maintaining law, order, and civility in American society. As detailed in my May 1, 2015 Epoch Times article, “Principles of... Read more

  • A man wearing a T-shirt with the portrait of Ernesto "Che" Guevara in San Jose on May 1, 2011.     (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Was Che Guevara a Hero or Murderer?

    “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” These are the words of Mahatma Gandhi. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 6, 2017, after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in response to this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Trump: Neither an Isolationist nor an Adventurer

    The world’s policeman is back on the beat. That is the overriding message sent by the 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles that bombed Syria’s Shayrat air... Read more

  • Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty that deals with the mechanism for departure is pictured near an EU flag following Britain's referendum results to leave the European Union, in this photo illustration taken in Brussels, Belgium on June 24, 2016. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Illustration)

    UK Can Still Exit Brexit

    Many international friends of Great Britain hope that after 43 years of EU membership, some democratically legitimate way to reverse the consultative Brexit vote result... Read more

  • A protester outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 13, 2017.
(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brexit Prompts Bombast as Prime Minister May Invokes Article 50

    The sky did not fall. Brexit happened and, ho-hum, life continued apace. The flocks of “Chicken Littles” needed something new to cluck about. This came... Read more

  • Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin speaks at a rally in March 1917. (Goldshtein G./Public Domain)

    How Lenin’s Bolsheviks Brought Communism to Russia

    All throughout 1917, the toils of war and cascading revolutionary activity overturned the Russian Czarist government and established the left-leaning but democratically principled Provisional Government... Read more

  • OxyContin pills at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt., on Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

    America’s Opioid Crisis: The Heart of the Solution

    As immediately as an Internet search on opioid addiction and dependence begins, the severity of the crisis is illuminated by a public health alert. The... Read more

  • Communist troops in the Chinese civil war. Here, tanks of the People's Liberation Army participate in the Liaoshen Campaign, which brought the city of Changchun under siege in 1948. (Public Domain)

    Siege of Changchun: Memories From a Communist Famine

    In June 4, 2006, the Chinese state-run Xinwenhua Bao in Jilin Province reported that a large number of skeletons had been unearthed during excavation for... Read more

  • (Narong Jongsirikul/Shutterstock)

    America’s Culture of Deception: The Art of the Con

    Truth is the indispensable moral sanction for a healthy society. Whenever there is deception, or the misrepresentation of truth, the moral order required by society... Read more

  • Prisoner labor at the construction of the White Sea – Baltic Canal, 1931–33 (Public Domain)

    The Frigid Story of a Girl in the Soviet Gulag

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago” is required reading for Russian high school students. The book is a first-hand account describing the horrors of the repressive Soviet labor... Read more

  • Oberbürgermeister Haken, a "Philosopher's Ship" (Public Domain)

    The ‘Philosophers’ Ships’ That Were Used to Silence Early Soviet Intellectuals

    In 1922, five years after the communist Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, numerous academics, journalists, professors, students, philosophers, and other intellectuals were exiled by Vladimir Lenin, leader... Read more

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