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Professor Ilya Somin called to designate May Day as the "Victims of Communism Day." I wholeheartedly support his #idea with only one suggestion--let's call it the "Victims of Communism/Socialism read more...

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Professor Ilya Somin called to designate May Day as the "Victims of Communism Day." I wholeheartedly support his #idea with only one suggestion--let's call it the "Victims of Communism/Socialism read more...

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Professor Ilya Somin called to designate May Day as the "Victims of Communism Day." I wholeheartedly support his #idea with only one suggestion--let's call it the "Victims of Communism/Socialism read more...

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May, 1 2017 - Allianz Global Assistance's Survey Shows Safety Concerns and Fear of Communism are Beginning to Fade, But Travelers are Needing More Travel Information, Infrastructure and Internet Accessibility A #year since the U.S. government's easing of read more...

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May, 1 2017 - Allianz Global Assistance's Survey Shows Safety Concerns and Fear of Communism are Beginning to Fade, But Travelers are Needing More Travel Information, Infrastructure and Internet Accessibility A #year since the U.S. government's easing of read more...

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Hot button #words like socialism, communism and welfare are often misunderstood in America, and yet the mere utterance of these words makes some people frothing mad, whether they truly understand the meaning or not.They hear "blah blah communism" and immediately start screaming about how "that Liberal should be shot!", as if this is a fair and equal reaction to hearing a word they think means "takes my money and gives it to lazy people".But Dylan, aka "Sceneable" aka the host of this shaky camera show, makes Communism sound pretty cool, like houses full of other people's money free for the read more...

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Hot button #words like socialism, communism and welfare are often misunderstood in America, and yet the mere utterance of these words makes some people frothing mad, whether they truly understand the meaning or not.They hear "blah blah communism" and immediately start screaming about how "that Liberal should be shot!", as if this is a fair and equal reaction to hearing a word they think means "takes my money and gives it to lazy people".But Dylan, aka "Sceneable" aka the host of this shaky camera show, makes Communism sound pretty cool, like houses full of other people's money free for the read more...

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Guest: Ellen Rutten is a professor of #literature and chair of the Slavonic Department at the University of Amsterdam, where she researches post-Soviet and global contemporary culture, literature and art, design, social media and memory. She?s the #author of Sincerity after Communism: A Cultural History published by Yale University Press. Music: The Smiths, “Unhappy read more...

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A century ago, three shepherd children claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary. The two girls and a boy said she told them three secrets, which were later interpreted as foretelling the Second World War, the rise and fall of Communism and the death of a #pope. Pope Francis is due to arrive read more...

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In late March, MIT Press published a slim volume written and illustrated by Bini Adamczak called Communism for Kids. Inevitable howls of outrage followed from conservative news outlets, blogs, Twitter, and a flurry of one-star #reviews on Amazon from read more...

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With the downfall of Communism in Europe and Russia, a new #running was #beginning: a female friend of the protagonist of the book, Leszek, named Jola says, ?maybe I?m running, but I?m running with my family?. Desperate to #leave the villages behind read more...

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Thomas Ricks? #book explores the lives of two very different Englishmen who fought against #fascism and read more...

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Thomas Ricks? #book explores the lives of two very different Englishmen who fought against #fascism and read more...

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Kuran's leading example is the collapse of #communism in Eastern Europe, which, he says, was long sustained by the #widespread misconception that other people supported communism. Once prominent citizens started to announce, in #public, that they read more...

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The Truman-Regan Medal of Freedom was #awarded to Matt Laar, the former prime minister of Estonia, at the 10th Annual Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom and Roll Call of Nations Ceremony held Friday at the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C. Larr read more...

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I am an immigrant to the United States born in South Korea. My parents fled the North to escape communism. I understand the important relationship that exists between the United States and Korea. It is a history that is forged in blood and read more...

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I am an immigrant to the United States born in South Korea. My parents fled the North to escape communism. I understand the important relationship that exists between the United States and Korea. It is a history that is forged in blood and read more...

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If you’re a long-time reader of One Weird Globe, you know I don’t go on many guided tours. When we do, it’s because the information out there isn’t all that helpful or there’s more to the story that’s not on the internet. In other cases, there’s a personal story best told by someone that lived […] The post Review: Bucharest’s Tour of Communism and the Jewish Trail appeared first on One Weird read more...

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Presidents who have been successful in achieving their foreign #policy goals sometimes are described as having a doctrine. Harry Truman?s was containment of Communism; Ronald Reagan?s was rolling back Communism and ?peace through strength? Not all read more...

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Presidents who have been successful in achieving their foreign #policy goals sometimes are described as having a doctrine. Harry Truman?s was containment of Communism; Ronald Reagan?s was rolling back Communism and ?peace through strength? Not all read more...

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