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The “anti-anti-Semites” – Inquisitors of the 21st century

People have been asking the “Jewish Question” for centuries.  In the Middle Ages, the Question was answered by frequent expulsions of the Jewish people from various European countries.  Over the centuries though, as secularism and took over, Jews became more and more accepted in Europe, and as a result gained power economically and politically.  This […]

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Juche as a Third Positionist Ideology

Paul Shepard contributed to the writing of this article Juche is the state ideology of DPRK – the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. It is usually translated as “Self-Reliance,” or “the Spirit of Self Sufficiency,” but can be literally translated as “main body”.  The Juche Idea holds that the most important task of socialist construction […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Historiography and Reality

In a little more than a week, Americans celebrate the birth of Abraham Lincoln, their 16th president as part of a federal “President’s Day” observance. In the annals of American history, Lincoln, the sixteeth president of the United States, is accorded a special place because of his role in the Civil War.  After the Union […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr: A False Idol

Today and tomorrow, children all over America, will likely spend some portion of the day eulogizing a modern-day saint, who has been canonized by the media.  Assemblies will be called, guest speakers will be brought in, and even others will be “mobilized” in memory of this supposedly greater-than-life hero.  Likewise, on this day (an honor […]

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