Charlottesville: A Clash of False Alternatives

The events in Charlottesville have shaken the nation, and many have rightly condemned the violence at the August 12 protest that resulted in one tragic death and many wounded. Some were hesitant to make a sweeping condemnation pointing to the … Continue reading

The Rise, Fall and Salvation of Cuba

Since Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba in 1492, the island has gone through many transformations. It first went from an obscure island with few inhabitants to the undisputed king of sugar production bustling with agrarian production and enviable economic growth. However, … Continue reading

Dictator Castro, Clergy Support, Withered Myth

1.  The bloodthirsty dictator Castro and the Cuban communist revolution would not have gone beyond the plains of Sierra Maestra and the province of Santiago de Cuba without the enigmatic support he received from the highest levels of the clergy, … Continue reading

Self-Managing Socialism: Zappos Style

There have been many attempts to apply socialism to the modern workplace. One of these was the program of former president of France François Mitterrand who sought to implement what he called self-managing socialism in 1981. Like all such schemes, … Continue reading

In Search of the Lost Wolf

Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba last September, symbolically preceding his arrival in the United States, provoked many Americans to rethink our country’s decades-old embargo of the communist island nation. The Pope’s act of visiting Cuba en route to America was … Continue reading

Vietnam Frightened by Freedom

China has been taking substantial flak for severely restricting the lip service they pay to freedom of speech after having issued the infamous Document No. 9, which severely limited free speech. It has now started what appears to be a trend … Continue reading

Who Paves the Way for Socialism?

There are many elements in the modern world today that are paving the way for socialism not least of which are materialism and relativism. Those two outlooks on life are not only held by socialists but are often shared by … Continue reading

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