Should Christians celebrate the birthday of Karl Marx?

May 8, 2018 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Last week marked the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, born on the 5th of May 1818. It was an event marked in a positive way by amongst others, the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times (whose headline read ‘Happy Birthday Karl Marx, you were right’), and the Guardian columnist Owen Jones who tweeted; ‘Happy 200th birthday Karl Marx’. The Chinese sponsored a new statue of Marx that was unveiled in his birthplace, Trier, Germany on...

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Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McConnell spoke at Marxist event

May 6, 2018 by

by Nic White, Mailonline: John McDonnell has called Marxism ‘a force for change today’ and one of the biggest influences on Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer gave a strident defence of Marxism at an event in London to commemorate 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth. Mr McDonnell called Britain’s capitalist system ‘crisis-ridden’ and people were flocking to Marxist ideology as an alternative. ‘There’s a...

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32% of young Americans hold a positive view of Karl Marx (perhaps because less than a fifth are aware of the number who died under the ideology he gave to the world)

Dec 8, 2017 by

(perhaps because less than a fifth are aware of the number who died under the ideology he gave to the world) by Amanda Whiting and Tim Montgomerie, Unherd: Over the last fortnight UnHerd has ran a series of features on ‘communism’s forgotten victims’: why is the West’s collective memory so short when it comes to the horrors perpetrated by Mao, Pol Pot, and Stalin? How has it happened that the swastika is rightly anathema to the modern world, but the hammer-and-sickle is the stuff of Vetements...

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Why don’t we remember the victims of communism?

Nov 25, 2017 by

by Tim Montgomerie, unherd: Online now (eg on iTunes) is the latest of UnHerd’s audio documentaries. Presented by Douglas Murray and produced by Sean Glynn – and which you can listen to, via Soundcloud, below –  examines our failure to remember the victims of communism, in the way that we, rightly, remember the victims of Nazi-ism. Within this 35 minute production, Douglas travels to Budapest and to that city’s House of Terror museum. It is actually the location in the heart of the Hungarian...

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The Bolshevik Revolution Reveals Six Phases From Freedom To Communist Misery

Nov 17, 2017 by

by Stella Morabito, The Federalist: Scarcity, terror, and the mass murder of more than 100 million victims are communism’s main contributions to human history. As we mark the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia on November 7, we should never forget that legacy. Communism is a fount of human misery and death. Few today really understand what that system of so-called government is all about. In a nutshell, communism enforces a privileged elite’s centralization of power. This means...

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What Communists Did To My Family In The Soviet Gulags

Nov 10, 2017 by

by Ryan Fazio, The Federalist: […]  This account of life under Soviet rule is not an extreme outlier, but indicative of how the communist regime treated its own people. This week marks 100 years since the revolution that gave rise to communism in Russia and, subsequently, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Avowedly Marxist regimes killed anywhere from 65 to 100 million people, a total so high that it is impossible for the human mind to conceptualize. So goes the apocryphal...

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