The Sad Thing About Useful Idiots Is That They Are Often Intelligent And Educated

Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” – George Orwell

There is a two-part brilliant series from the BBC World Service, presented by journalist John Sweeney, currently available in the archive, about the so-called “useful idiots”, otherwise intelligent people who become apologists for abhorrent regimes, which they think they understand, but do not. Read More…

Communism Will Always Fail

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” – Edmund Burke

A spectre is haunting the world – the spectre of communism.  Everyday, I encounter intellectuals on social media who describe themselves as “Communist”.

I must admit to being somewhat baffled by this ongoing fascination with communism, a system that has consistently failed wherever it has been implemented. Venezuela is currently suffering severe food shortages , a common ailment of communist societies. Read More…