Ours has been the century of the total State. When, in the 1920s, Benito Mussolini coined the term “totalitarian,” he captured the spirit of the age.
In words that would inspire for centuries, Socrates refused to stoop to a genuine defense of his actions and what he saw as begging for forgiveness
What happened to the Russian POWs after that, however, was far from glorious. They were thrown into wired camps on the open steppe.
I hope my title intrigued you, for what I will try to do here is connect the ancient world with the world of the future.
A little more than 50 years ago, the New Deal farm program was launched. Today, we may refer to its “golden anniversary,” but it is tarnished gold.
The New Deal needs to be examined with candor, now that people no longer are roused to partisan political passions by discussion of the Roosevelt era.
This is a fabulous country. I should know, because I was born in Venice, Italy, in an era when civil rights meant little.
Taking the opportunity to pause and reflect on the roots of our freedom is always an important thing for us to do. But it is especially important now.
“Ideas rule the world and its events. Whatever men say, material interests never have caused, and never will cause a revolution.“
I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, merit your wonder and awe, a claim I shall attempt to prove. If you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolize, you can help save the freedom mankind is so unhappily losing.