Month: December 2016

Fidel Castro as tyrant

“Let’s avoid shilly-shallying back and forth between hailing the Comandante as ‘Heroic Guerrilla’ and decrying another God That Failed.  Fidel Castro was a tyrant who directed a police state.  He was also a superb revolutionary leader, not just early on but throughout his exceedingly long, productive life, and […]

Seize the day!

Ten thousand years is too long. Seize the day! Seize the hour! —Mao Zedong Communism has functioned as one of history’s great energizing ideals. Enormous numbers of people have mobilized and sacrificed to pursue this ideal. Communism has deep roots in our human nature. Roots in empathy, which […]