The Legacy of Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Aug 11, 2019 by

by Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative: Solzhenitsyn: The Historical-Spiritual Destinies of Russia and the West by Lee Congdon (164 pages, Northern Illinois University Press, 2017). This December will mark the centenary of the birth of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. It is, therefore, good to see the publication of a book which encapsulates Solzhenitsyn’s intellectual engagement with the twentieth century through an integration of his corpus into its historical, political, philosophical, and...

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China erases ‘God,’ ‘Christ’ and ‘Bible’ in Western classics for kids

Aug 9, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: China’s Ministry of Education is purging words like “God,” “Christ,” “Sabbath,” and “Bible” from Western classics used as textbooks in schools as part of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) new policy of sinicisation of religions. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, and Anton Chekov’s Vanka are some of the books that have had Christian references redacted to combat “religious influences” on the younger generation. The...

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Hong Kong protests: A clash between Christianity and Communism

Jun 16, 2019 by

By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera, Christian Post: On the second Sunday in June, hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of Hong Kong to protest a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited from the former British colony to mainland China. Yet, as the New York Times reported and subsequent media interviews have made clear, these protests are about more than one law. They’re about preserving the freedoms that were promised when Britain returned control over Hong Kong...

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Britain has a duty to help Hong Kong out of this dark moment

Jun 15, 2019 by

by Chris Patten, Guardian: China’s power grab via a new extradition bill must be opposed by governments around the world, especially Britain’s. It took something out of the ordinary to provoke a million people in Hong Kong to take to the streets to demonstrate against proposed new extradition rules. Roughly one-sixth of the population demonstrated peacefully: families, young and old, lawyers, academics, students, professionals and manual workers. What caused such an outpouring against a piece...

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Roger Scruton on national identity and the legacy of communism

Jun 9, 2019 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: LAST week Sir Roger Scruton was awarded the highest State civilian honour for foreigners by the Polish President Andrzej Duda. Afterwards he spoke in the Polish Parliament on the legacy of communism and the emergence of new nationalist movements. His speech can be viewed and listened to here and the full text is printed below. But first a précis of his main points: The division besetting the continent today is no longer between totalitarian socialism...

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The Trump baby-blimpers should learn from Tiananmen’s Tank Man what fascism really is

Jun 5, 2019 by

by Julie Lynn, The Conservative Woman: IT IS exactly thirty years since the Chinese government under Deng Xiaoping decided enough was enough. On June 4, 1989, the tanks rolled into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and opened fire on the tens of thousands who were part of the student-led demonstrations calling for democracy and an end to corruption. It was a brutal crackdown that shocked the world.  Those of us who watched the weeks of escalating unrest felt a mix of hope, anxiety, admiration and awe...

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