Has Russia reached a turning point?

Putin has maintained his iron grip on Russia by being the most ruthless in a sea of gangsters

Has Russia reached a turning point?The murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in the shadow of the Kremlin is so obvious an act of political gangsterism that future generations could well – in retrospect – view it as a turning point in the history of Russia and the West. With this killing the last veils are being ripped off…

Something’s wrong with capitalism

The most successful economies today are also the most indebted

Something’s wrong with capitalismIs it just me, or does the fabric of global capitalism seems to be unraveling? It seems the sovereign debt dragon was just sleeping and has now roared out of it’s den once again and is starting to snort fire all the way from Greece in the Euro zone, through the U.S. budget debates, to…

World crises a clash of moral values

Western ignorance of the moral character of the struggle is leading to many mistakes

World crises a clash of moral valuesWestern civilization has shaped the modern world. Unfortunately, that world and the liberal values that underpin it are facing violent existential threats today. The most dangerous of these threats are the rise of radical Islam and a newly menacing Russia. There is a growing sense of frustration, even resignation, in the public, a belief that…

The making of the West

Rome’s influence continues to cast a shadow over Western life and culture

The making of the WestWestern civilization is under fire these days, accused of causing many of the ills that affect modern society. Many blame aggressive Western capitalism for generating a culture of greed and destroying the environment. Certainly, the most hurtful criticism of the West relates to imperialism. Admittedly, the West has been expansive over the past few centuries…

Putin’s Russia and the revival of history

His adventurism may revive the Cold War relic of an alliance of nations dedicated to an independent Free World

Putin’s Russia and the revival of historyThe Story of the Year in 2014 was – hands’ down – Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Not only did Russia’s shocking violence dominate the headlines, but it was also the source of almost every other major event in the latter half of 2014. Think for a moment of the consequences of Putin’s surprise annexation of Crimea.…
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