September 2, 2014

Srdja Trifkovic: 9-11, Ten Years Later: Islam’s Unmitigated Success

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From the article: What can save us? A miracle! Or else, as I said eight years ago at the JRC meeting in New Orleans, what can save us is a precipitous, drastic economic crisis that would remove all legitimacy from the ruling elite and end any credibility it may have in managing the crisis. For the time being people are still looking to governments for solutions, rather than perceiving them as … [Read more...]

Syria: Nowhere Near Regime Change

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Srdja Trifkovic offers trenchant analysis on world events for this reason: he is not bound to the liberal/neo-con vision of American foreign policy that justifies the invasion and domination of sovereign nations under the rubric that behind every dictator lies a nascent movement of political liberty waiting to emerge. This view is misguided idealism and naivete at best, cynical opportunism at … [Read more...]

Egypt: The Realist Scenario

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It's Jimmy Carter all over again. Source: Chronicles of Culture | Srdja Tifkovic The image of the “democratic revolution” in Egypt, as constructed by the mainstream media in North America and Europe over the past two weeks, evokes the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989. The BBC World Service, NPR and other Western media outlets bring us young, articulate, lightly-accented … [Read more...]

Trifkovic: Liberal Totalitarianism More Oppressive than Communism [VIDEO]

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H.L. Mencken Club Distinguished Speaker Series: Srdja Trifkovic on Western Postmodernia vs. "Real Socialism" Americans love telling themselves "it's a free country," but Srdja Trifkovic relates that in terms of (self-)censorship on key issues like race and immigration, American is a place less open to honest communication than the Soviet Bloc. … [Read more...]

Eastern Europe Versus the Open Society

Source: Chronicles of Culture Magazine Excerpts from a speech to the H.L. Mencken Club, Baltimore, October 23, 2010 Two weeks ago the first “gay pride parade” was staged in Belgrade. Serbia’s “pro-European” government had been promoting the event as yet another proof that Serbia is fit to join the European Union, that is has overcome the legacy of its dark, intolerant past. Thousands of … [Read more...]

Russia Profile Weekly Experts Panel: Another Attempt to Get Russia Into NATO?

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For those of you interested in this type of thing, the Russia Profile site has a symposium that examines Russian's relationship with NATO. Most of you will remember that NATO was used to declare war on Serbia (the first time America went to war with an ally; the first time American troops were placed under foreign command) under the Clinton administration. Carl F. Henry, the late Evangelical … [Read more...]

Srdja Trifkovic on Patriarch Aleksy

Cultural commentator Srdja Trifkovic writes on Patriarch Akeksy in the latest issue of Chronicles Magazine: Aleksy II, Patriarch of Moscow and head of the Russian Orthodox Church, died of heart failure on December 5, 2008, at the age of 79... Aleksy II came to the throne just as the Soviet state was beginning to disintegrate. The early years of his tenure were dominated by the tremendous … [Read more...]

The Church of New Martyrs

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The Orthodox Church today commemorates St. Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople, famed for his "lofty eloquence and ... wondrous breadth of learning." In Russia, today is also the feast day of the New Martyrs, the millions of faithful Christians who perished under the Communist terror. Among them was the holy New Martyr Metropolitan Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky) of Kiev and Gallich, the … [Read more...]