When the Iron Curtain Fell

How totalitarianism came to Eastern Europe, and why it didn’t stay.

Frank Dikötter Reason Magazine 1/5/2013

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956, by Anne Applebaum, Doubleday, 608 pages, $35.00.


…From 1948 onwards, the communist parties also began to dismantle the institutions of civil society. Schools were nationalized and independent organizations suppressed. […]

DNC Video: ‘The Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To’

GOPICYMI YouTube 9/4/2012

Video that played during the DNC includes the line “The Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To” (September 4, 2012).

H/T Judge Andrew Napolitano who called the clip, “sickening.” One of his commenters wrote, “wth happened to the human race? we don’t all belong to that?!

Also from Judge […]

Democrat Says He Feels ‘Uncomfortable’ With Obama Campaign’s Attacks On Capitalism

Rob Port Say Anything 5/20/2012

“To me, we’re just getting to a ridiculous point in America,” said Newark Mayor and Democrat rising star Cory Booker. “Especially, I know, I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. If you look at the totality of Bain […]