Why does Josef Stalin matter?

Why is Stalin, Josef Stalin, Communist dictator of the Soviet union for three decades, so important? What can we learn from him? What can we learn about socialism/ communism, and tyranny? Stephen Kotkin, author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, and a recognised authority on Stalin and his influence, discusses these things with Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. If you want to know about the terrible effects of Marxism, this is worth your time. This deals with Stalin during the time 1929 to 1941.


Existentialism via Solzhenitsyn and the Gulag

Professor Jordan Peterson discusses the nature of the thinking behind the Marxist terror of the Soviet Union. You should view this if you want to understand the effects of Marxist ideology on a nation. Peterson comments:

In this lecture, I explore the dreadful socio-political consequences of the individual inauthentic life: the degeneration of society into nihilism or totalitarianism, often of the most murderous sort, employing as an example the work/death camps of the Soviet Union.

Buy The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It is arguably the most important book of the twentieth century.


The ideological drive behind the Greens

The ideological drive behind the Greens

By Kevin Andrews
Updated 12 Nov 2010, 11:40am

The Greens operate out of a set of ideological principles and beliefs that extend beyond the warm, cuddly environmentalism they wrap themselves in. [i]

While ‘environmentalism’ lies at the core of the Greens ideology, their policies, if ever enacted, would radically change the economic and social culture of Australia.

What gives you meaning?

A key question for human beings is: "What in life gives you the most meaning?”. Dennis Prager discusses the significance of meaning for human beings, and the changing answers to that question. A significant discussion.

If you want to understand a human being or the human condition, what is the single most important question you should ask?

Most religious people would probably ask, “Do you believe in God?”

Is this the Rise of the ‘Red Dawn’?

From Mark Powell. A very interesting view of the Chinese virus pandemic. You can see the original article here.