Tag: Hitler

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  • Prelude to Tyranny

    Prelude to Tyranny

    History does not exactly repeat, but it shows a pattern that is useful to discern. The pattern that is perilous to ignore is a series of twists in the body politic that seem unimportant or harmless, but end in a disastrous slide to misrule and tyranny. Plato talked about the shrewd demagogues who subvert a …

    October 3, 2018
  • Piety and Heresy

    Piety and Heresy

    A palpably singular interpretation of history has been encapsulated by some scholars in the averment that mankind has progressed through heresy, not piety. Actually, the import of this perception lies in the ubiquitous process of dialectical movement propelled by the forces of thesis, antithesis and synthesis. Now, let us have a look at etymology. Heresy …

    September 10, 2018
  • Gun & Little Red Book

    Gun & Little Red Book

    In the 20 years of Mao Zedong's leadership from 1936 to 1955, he personified a "valuepack" of talented leaders who willingly surrendered their personal ego to the glorification of the man. There was no defection, no open quarrel, no power struggle — a phenomenon seldom witnessed anywhere in the world, and certainly unknown in China's history

    September 2, 2018
  • Racism and Football

    Racism and Football

    German infamy with racism predates the Third Reich’s institutionalised racism as part of the official state ideology. The Herero and Namaqua genocide in the German-controlled area of modern-day Namibia (1904-08) was one of the most brutal attempts at racial extermination and genocide that laid the template for such concepts as concentration camps, medical experimentation and …

    July 28, 2018
  • Puducherry Congress lampoons Kiran Bedi as Hitler

    Puducherry Congress lampoons Kiran Bedi as Hitler

    The fight between the ruling Congress party in Puducherry and Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi turned further ugly with the party putting up posters likening her to Adolf Hitler. Curiously, Bedi has posted the posters on her Twitter handle. In a wall painting, Bedi was depicted as one being chased away by people. But another poster …

    July 21, 2017