Category Archives: communism

Between Catholicism and Marxism

For much of the 20th century, the Catholic Church and the worldwide communist movement were pitted against one another, portrayed as natural enemies by the highest echelons of the Church hierarchy, including the virulently anti-communist Pope John Paul II. It … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa at the grave of Enver Hoxha

Every so often, I get a weird idea and can’t get it out of my head until I arrive on a proper resolution. A fine example of this was the time I watched the Christopher Hitchens’ 1994 quasi-documentary Hell’s Angel. … Continue reading

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Karl Marx: “For A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing”

As I have previously noted, during one of the early lectures his acclaimed “Reading Marx’s Capital” lecture series, David Harvey refers his students to a noteworthy work by Marx entitled “For A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing.” Indeed, that is … Continue reading

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The Red Army in Vienna

A friend who recently traveled to Vienna, Austria sent me some photos he took of the city’s monuments to the Red Army. The main monument (depicted in the bottom two photos) is the Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee, which serves as a … Continue reading

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