Monthly Archives: February 2014

Finnish Civil War: The Background

This is the first of a two-part series on the Finnish Civil War. Once upon a time there was a country of vast boreal forests whose scattered inhabitants spoke a strange tongue more closely related to Hungarian than to Scandinavian … Continue reading

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Gustave Courbet and the Vendome Column

The Paris Commune of 1871 ended mangled and defeated. Its demise was both tragic and predictable. Terrible things happen when impractical idealists stake their lives against the great monolithic institutions of society. Ever since, leftist activists and revolutionaries have looked … Continue reading

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