Osama Bin Laden: High-Fiving His Death
Did you feel a little troubled when Americans celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden? Was it unsettling to be compared to the radical Muslims who celebrated the death of thousands when the Twin Towers fell? One celebration is justified, the other is not.Financial Planning For The Formerly Deceased
Financial planning, like most disciplines, generally relies on the assumption that the dead will remain that way. Some people, however, are not as willing to accept this premise.Confronting Soviet and Nazi History
Nazi crimes are widely known. But this is not true about crimes committed by communists in their own country. Do they know, for instance, that the number of lives lost in one region of the Soviet Gulag, Kolyma, was comparable to the number of those wasted in Hitler’s Auschwitz? How do Germans and Russians deal with tragic periods of their history?Communist Morality
Soviet Communists, members of the Bolshevik party, created a new kind of “morality.” That was done to facilitate activities which most of us would consider immoral. What is useful to us is moral; what conflicts with our revolutionary plans is immoral, they proclaimed.Mass Murders: More Questions Than Answers
Mass killings of civilians have happened and continue all over the world. Can they be avoided? Why not? How to accomplish this?