From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 6)

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 6)

We’ve come to the end of Lenin’s The State and Revolution. I wish I could say it’s been fun but, well, nope. Can’t say it and won’t say it. However, it has been necessary. As we’ve seen, so much of what good ole Vladimir said back in 1917 has become political dogma. No, not in Russia or Europe (although it has) but here. It slowly crept in over the years but, if you look at the 2016 presidential campaign and then the 2018 mid-term election, it was there front and center. We heard major candidates talking about redistribution of wealth. We heard the calls for the oppressed to rise up against their oppressors. There was more but it’s too early and I haven’t had enough coffee to be able to rehash them without feeling sick – and very, very angry.

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 5)

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 5)

As we enter the New Year, we have an increase in the number of politicians identifying as some flavor of socialist heading to Washington DC. It becomes…

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Pt. 4)

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Pt. 4)

Last week, I commented that reading Lenin in English seemed to be more difficult than it had when I first read it in Russian. Whether that’s the…

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Pt. 3)

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Pt. 3)

In the previous post, I noted how Lenin opened  The State and Revolution with a condemnation of those “socialists” who didn’t follow his own particular brand of socialism. In…

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 2)

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 2)

It is difficult these days to look at our government, especially the incoming crop of new “Democrats”, and not worry about where our country is headed. To…

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 1)

From the VG Bookshelf: The State and Revolution (Part 1)

Lenin’s The State and Revolution is important for a number of reasons. Historically, no one should deny its importance. This one document helped put Russia on the…

From the VG Bookshelf: Hope Never Dies

From the VG Bookshelf: Hope Never Dies

It’s no secret the media has had a long-standing love affair with Barack Obama. Two years after he left office, the media longs for the good old…

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