Richard Pipes: "there was nothing preordained about either the fall of tsarism or the Bolshevik power seizure... but, once it occurred and the totalitarian machine was in place, then the rise of Stalin became virtually a foregone conclusion.”
Vytautas Žukauskas, a native Lithuanian and student of the Austrian school of economics reflects on the pervasive intellectual influence of Soviet era Lithuania.
The non-interventionists of the WWII Era were among the most vilified and disparaged anti-war group in US history. But history has vindicated their warnings.
Review: "The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies" | By Alan Taylor | Vintage Books, 640 Pages
The War for the Greater Middle East is not enhancing American freedom, abundance, and security. If anything, it is having the opposite effect. One day the American people may awaken to this reality. Then and only then will the war end.
Untethering people from the past creates not empty vessels, waiting to be filled with virtue, but rootless individuals, filled with the the innate frailties of man.
The history of western civilization is not a step by step, onward and upward, story of progress. Improvement is not inevitable.
"Although reasonable economists refuted his doctrines, it has become the gospel of the self-styled Progressives all over the world." –Mises
We should restart the podcast. Maybe we will.
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