It’s undeniable: Around the world, nationalism is on the march, and the media and reigning political elites would have you believe this is a dangerous disaster in the making. So, why is Yoram Hazony, author of The Virtue of Nationalism, unafraid? Watch to understand
When writing The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx thought he was providing a road to utopia, but everywhere his ideas were tried, they resulted in catastrophe and mass murder. In this video, Paul Kengor, Professor of Political Science at Grove City College, illuminates the life of the mild-mannered 19th Century German whose ideas led to the rise of some of the most brutal dictators in world history
When people think of humanity’s greatest evils, why is “communism” rarely mentioned? After all, it has caused more suffering than any other ideology, including Nazism. Watch Dennis Prager’s account of communism’s horrific legacy.
We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s.
For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s, click here.
For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here.
For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s click here.
For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s click here.
4. The Manchurian Candidate, 1962.
Movies are time capsules.
We view a Hollywood production from, say, the 1930s and we get a series of messages—visual and verbal—that are instant snapshots of the culture from which the narrative was birthed. There are, of course, the fashions, the hairstyles, even the make up, that let us us know that we are in a particular time and place. And of course, the narratives are witnesses to how society viewed itself. The attitudes and values of American culture are on full display, in all their myriad forms, in the movies.
Some movies date better than others. The screwball comedies of the 1930s still play beautifully for contemporary audiences because the battle of the sexes is timeless. Sadly, the women’s weepies of the 40s—take a look at Now Voyager (’42), an amazing Bette Davis film—fare less well because they are seen by today’s women as regressive and misogynistic. Busby Berkeley musicals are fun, admired for their abstraction of the human form, but they are relics, kitch for the priests of high culture.
And this is one of the reasons why The Manchurian Candidate is such an astonishing movie. It is deeply contemporary, post-modernism before the term was invented.
Life under Communist/Socialist regimes proceeds along a simple but ruthless calculus of power: the political class does not live under the same laws as the rest of the people.
Food shortages and famines are endemic under Socialism/Communism. But the ruling classes never stand on bread lines. Their children never starve to death. The Socialist/Communist elites gorge on delicacies that are common menu in free market societies.
The same for medical care. Socialist/Communist societies boast fair and compassionate national health care systems. But when Communist/Socialist leaders get a hangnail they run to their private doctor. And when they get cancer they jet to the United States for world class treatment. Because they know that national health care at home means endless waiting periods for the most basic treatment.
National health care means bad teeth (see Great Britain) and early death.
Obamacare is built on the immoral, institutionalized Communist/Socialist model.
The American people are gradually being herded into a byzantine bureaucracy that will separate them from their current insurance, and their physician; Obamacare will create a desperate shortage of doctors and hospital beds, and stifle the medical research and development that makes the American health care system the envy of the world. It will also drive up costs for insurance, via ever higher taxes, and medical care, to unimaginable levels.
Seraphic Secret is close friends with three dedicated and superb physicians who are seriously looking at early retirement rather than get crushed under the corrupt wheels of Obamacare.
President Obama—under cover of night—has exempted Congress and their staffers from Obamacare. As Obama and his family are exempted from this infamous law.
There is no greater indictment of Obamacare than this thuggish exemption. If Congress and their staffers cannot live by the laws they wrote and passed, then the law is obviously rotten to the core. Any Congressman and congressional staffer who squirms out of Obamacare should be exposed to public scorn, and then compelled to resign in disgrace.