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
Here’s a peek into the gulag known as North Korea.
With the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, American, Chinese and South Korean forces are on high alert, worried that internal frictions in the hermit kingdom might spark instability and lead to a flood of refugees fleeing to the Chinese and South Korean borders.
It’s difficult for Westerners to grasp the evil that is at the core of the North Korean state—a Stalinist regime that deliberately created a famine in the mid 1990’s which killed over two million North Koreans—but it is a gruesome reality. North Korea is the world’s most repressive regime. Reports indicate that the state practices euthanasia on infants born with mental and physical disabilities.