Category Archives: history

She survived Hitler and wants to warn us

A story seen somewhere in internet that is worth reading and sharing:   Her name is Kitty Werthmann, and this is her story: “I am a witness to history. “I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; … Continue reading

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Hazlitt on “innovations”

“The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of those dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it”. Henry Hazlitt

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Big government = big business

“The first great error here is the mental habit that many have of thinking that big government and big business are somehow at odds.  The whole American history from the beginning to the present suggests precisely the opposite.  From Alexander … Continue reading

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Extremists

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The concise history of 4000 years of Medicine

Circa 2000 B.C. Patient: I have a sore throat. Doctor: Eat this root.   Circa 1000 A.D. Patient: I have a sore throat. Doctor: Roots are heathen. Say this prayer.   Circa 1700 A.D. Patient: I have a sore throat. … Continue reading

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Ordinary people: The courage to say no

The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. August Landmesser was born … Continue reading

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James Madison on unlimited government

“If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay … Continue reading

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