Viewpoints


  • Kliment Voroshilov, Vyacheslav Molotov, Stalin and Nikolai Yezhov at the shore of the Moscow-Volga canal. After Yezhov was tried and executed he vanished between 1939-1991 from this image. (Wikipedia Commons)

    Crowning the Red Czar

    In 1906, a 27-year-old Joseph Stalin went to church and married a beautiful woman named Kato Svanidze, whom he had met two years earlier. According... Read more

  • Jordan Peterson, an expert on communism and its influence on the West.

    Jordan Peterson: Collectivism Is Tyranny Under the Guise of Benevolence

    Collectivist regimes under communism, fascism, and socialism make the individual’s rights secondary to the goals of a political system—the opposite of free societies, where the... Read more

  • Jordan Peterson, Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, explains the communist roots of postmodernism during an interview on June 15. (The Epoch Times)

    Jordan Peterson Exposes the Postmodernist Agenda

    Communism was not popularized in the West under the direct banner of communism. Instead, it came largely under the banner of postmodernism, and aimed to... Read more

  • A man waves both a Union flag and a European flag outside The Houses of Parliament at an anti-Brexit protest in central London on June 28. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brexit: Once More Into the Breach

    One might opine, “A funny thing happened on the way to the Brexit.” Essentially, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, taking countenance of strong polls favoring... Read more

  • A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016, following the pro-Brexit result of the U.K.'s EU referendum vote. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brexit Brings a Post-UK Election

    Emmanuel Macron, president of France, is correct about Britain’s post-election Brexit realities. At a joint news conference with Prime Minister Theresa May in Paris last... Read more

  • A woman before being executed by a communist soldier in China in this file photo.

    Mao Zedong’s ‘Liberation’ of Chinese Women

    The last acceptable words of praise for communist China’s founding dictator Mao Zedong, it seems, are of the sociological persuasion. “Women hold up half the... Read more

  • The Eugene Simpson Stadium Park where a gunman opened fire on a practice of the Republican congressional baseball in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    In Aftermath of Shooting, Let’s Step Back From Talk of Violence

    As we go to press with this week’s edition, we learn that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), along with a Capitol Hill staffer and two members... Read more

  • The seal of the Federal Reserve is seen on a U.S. banknote in Washington on June 1, 2016. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bank Money: ‘The Root of All Evil’

    The one force that causes the most harm in our economy also happens to be the least well-known and understood. While the left blames greedy... Read more

  • (L-R) Chancellor of the Board of Regents Betty Rosa, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, and Regent Judith Johnson speaks with Middletown high school students (left) in Middletown on Sept. 6, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Social Media Spectator Trend: Callous, Contemptuous, Culpable

    Among presentations nationwide on issues critical to America throughout my career, there are programs conducted for students, as well as for educators, that I consider... Read more

  • Failing to set our youth on a path to a healthy relationship with food can lead to significant health problems—both now and in the future. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

    Junk-Food Ads Bombard Teens, Putting Them at Risk

    We shield our children and young teenagers from many things: overt portrayals of sex and violence on TV and in movies, drinking alcohol, smoking, owning... Read more

  • An 18th century painting presents the horrors of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, which it depicts as a scene in Hell. (Nicolas-Antoine Taunay, "Le Triomphe de la Guillotine")

    The Dark Origins of Communism: Part 3 of 3

    The French Revolution from 1789 to 1799 had a large influence on Karl Marx, and on the origins of communism. We’ve written previously about Gracchus... Read more

  • President Donald Trump arrives at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 1, 2017. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

    Trump’s Air Traffic Reform Looks to the Future

    The future of aviation is upon us, but we may not be ready. Commercial space travel and fleets of drones delivering freight will very soon... Read more

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    Unasked Questions: A Remiss Media on the Issue of Vaccine Safety

    There are two mantras of old school journalism that appear to have gone the way of the rotary phone: 1) Never believe the first answer,... Read more

  • Königsberg Castle courtyard and church of the castle and the criminal tribunal, Kaliningrad, Russia. (Library of Congress)

    Making Königsberg Kaliningrad: The Lost Jewel of the Baltic

    Kaliningrad is the westernmost region of Russia, famous for its mild climate, beaches, and amber, of which it has 90 percent of the world’s supply... Read more

  • (L-R) British Secretary for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and President Donald Trump arrive for a working dinner meeting at the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels, on May 25, 2017.  (MATT DUNHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

    NATO’s Shibboleth, Article 5 and Member’s Contributions

    Sometimes it is valuable to review the realities underlying myths. And with the media filled with hissy fits regarding what President Trump said (and failed... Read more

  • (L-R) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, President Donald Trump during a working dinner meeting at the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) headquarters in Brussels on May 25, 2017 during a NATO summit.  (MATT DUNHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

    NATO and the Transatlantic Relationship

    When 12 democratic governments seeking to check Soviet expansion formed NATO by treaty in 1949, it seems unlikely that any of their political leaders thought... Read more

  • A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps in New York City on Oct. 7, 2010. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Food Stamps, Work, and Dignity

    When rolling out President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney made the news by announcing the intention to require... Read more

  • A police officer's hi-vis jacket, adorned with messages of support, is pictured alongside flowers and balloons Victoria Station car park, near to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, northwest England on May 30, 2017, placed in tribute to the victims of the May 22 terror attack at the Manchester Arena.
A train station next to the scene of last week's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, reopened on Tuesday for the first time since the carnage in which 22 people were killed, as the city slowly returned to normal. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF        (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

    Acceleration of Terrorism Demands America’s Vigilance

    The world continues to witness unspeakable terrorist acts that violate moral decency, human rights, and the rule of law. Terrorism is a senseless evil against... Read more

  • Host Kathy Griffin speaks onstage during The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 22, 2014.  (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NATAS)

    Griffin’s Bloody Head Photo Shoot a Sign of Bigger Problems

    Kathy Griffin has for the moment become the poster woman for a culture gone wrong. On May 30, Griffin posted on her Twitter account a... Read more

  • An engraving shows the beheading of Louis XVI during the French Revolution. (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

    The Dark Origins of Communism: Part 2 of 3

    The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution laid the foundations from which communism grew. It pushed for an idea of “liberation” that gradually destroyed... Read more

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