PI Newsletter #18
1. The Most Dangerous Option for Germany by George Friedman
Last week, a delegation of executives from major German corporations met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Such delegations are unremarkable. Sometimes they travel together to meet with foreign leaders. It is sometimes routine, sometimes a courtesy. But occasionally, it has significance. In the case of Russia-Germany relations, such meetings are always potentially significant.
2. Hungarian PM: ‘The EU Insults Member-States, Abuses its Powers, and Eats from George Soros’s Hand’
Prime Minister Orbán told his interviewer that he believes the Hungarian government has “accomplished something important: we’ve revealed a hidden underground network, the network of George Soros; and day after day we shall prove what the connections are”.
3. At Frankfurt Book Fair, Politics Loom Large
“Books are the best weapons,” President Emmanuel Macron of France said at the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair
To advance and impose their leftist, neo liberal, cultural Marxist ideology, they have an unlimited supply of this weapon in all its forms, from weekly magazines to thick novels, and conservatives who oppose their ideology, have nothing except for a couple of titles issued by Regnery every year. Other than that, we don’t have a single publishing house, magazine, newspaper, book fair. And they want much more.
4. The Fragility of Freedom – Milton Friedman
In Milton Friedman in South Africa, edited by Meyer Feldberg, Kate Jowell and Stephen Mulholland, pp. 3-10. Cape Town and Johannesburg: Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town and The Sunday Times, 1976.
5. Columbus, the West, and the Myth of the Noble Savage
For a few decades now, the 15th century European explorer’s face has been held up as that of Western civilization, i.e. the face of all that is evil in the world. Columbus is the proverbial poster child for the White, Christian, Heterosexual Male, i.e. the contemporary left’s version of Public Enemy Number One.
It is now clear that the campaign against monuments to Columbus has always has been and remains a campaign designed to subvert the Western world’s historic identity as a predominantly European (white) and Christian civilization.
The enemies of Columbus convict the West with having introduced violence to the New World, a “Native American” idyll in which indigenous peoples lived in total harmony with one another and nature.
This, though, is a Big Lie.