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The Unspoken Specter: Ignorance by Colonel Avery Chenoweth, Sr.

Journal/Website: 
The Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ignorance, not racism or other societal ills, is the real, strangely unaddressed underlying problem in today’s world.

The death of Stalin — Was it a natural death or poisoning?

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Letter to the Editor
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Source: 
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint_articles/the-death-of-stalin-was-it-a-natural-death-or-poisoning/

Dear Editor,

Religious morality (and secular humanism) in Western civilization as precursors to medical ethics: A historic perspective

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Abstract — In discussing bioethics and the formulation of neuroethics, the question has arisen as to whether secular humanism should be the sole philosophical guiding light, to the exclusion of any discussion (or even mention) of religious morality, in professional medical ethics. In addition, the question has arisen as to whether freedom or censorship should be part of medical (and neuroscience) journalism.

Another medical journey to ancient Rome and Roman medicine with medical historian Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2015

This is the third volume of the monumental A History of Medicine series by the medical historian and classical scholar Plinio Prioreschi M.D., PhD.[1] A limited number of these books were published, and the reader would be fortunate to find copies of the tomes for less than $350 U.S. dollars. We have already reviewed Volume I: Primitive and Ancient Medicine (2nd edition, 1995) and Volume II: Greek Medicine (2nd edition, 1996).[2,3] We found both of these tomes to be excellent journeys to the history of medicine (and indirectly medical ethics).

A journey through time to ancient Greek medicine with medical historian and classical scholar Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Source: 
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint_articles/a-journey-through-time-to-ancient-greek-medicine-with-medical-historian-and-classical-scholar-plinio-prioreschi-md-phd/

In our review of the first volume in this series we introduced the medical scholar Dr. Plinio Prioreschi, the author of this marvelous narrative of the history of medicine, and listed the composition of this series of tomes for the benefit of the readers.[1] We do so again here for the same reason:

Prioreschi Volume II Greek MedicineA History of Medicine — Volume I: Primitive and Ancient Medicine (2nd edition, 1995); 596 pages

A critique of Dr. Miguel Faria's book, Vandals at the Gates of Medicine. Reviewed by Dr. Russell L. Blaylock

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Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It is not often one comes across a book that contains so much useful and enlightening information and wisdom. In Vandals at the Gates of Medicine, Dr. Miguel Faria has captured the essence of our nation’s problem — collectivism. As he so forcefully points out, we have, as a people, abandoned the principles that made this a great nation, a nation of free and virtuous people.

A fascinating look at primitive and ancient medicine by medical historian and classical scholar Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, May 25, 2015

Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD (1930–2014), the author of this monumental series of tomes on the history of medicine was an accomplished scholar — i.e., physician, scientist, linguist (of classical and several modern languages), pharmacologist, medical historian, and ethicist, as well as thinker, although he did not necessarily claim all of these accomplishments. Prioreschi completed his MD (1954) at the University of Pavia, Italy, and his PhD (1961) in experimental medicine at the University of Montreal.

Turkey and the Armenian genocide: Attacking friends and rewarding enemies!

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Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Genocide is defined as the systematic extermination of a racial, ethnic, religious, or national group by government. Democide was defined by Professor R.J. Rummel as the political killing of people by their own government. The terms though are related by infamy and cruelty, and at times are difficult to differentiate. The Nazis, for example, conducted genocide against the Jews (who had lost their German citizenship), as well as democide against their own disabled German citizens (“useless eaters”) via the Nazi euthanasia programs before the war.

The Currency War with Russia and China by James I. Ausman, MD, PhD

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Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Dr. James I. AusmanEconomically worldwide things are developing as I stated in my article two years ago. Virtually every nation is bankrupt, has resorted to printing money to lower the value of their currency with a resultant currency war.

Forgotten lessons on medical history for medical students

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Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015

A Prelude to Medical History (1961) by Dr. Félix Martí-Ibáñez (1911-1972) is a short but interesting book on medical history based on a series of lectures to an entering class of medical students, who the author welcomes with excitement and jubilation. Martí-Ibáñez emphasizes such traits as greatness with humility and compassion with learning in medical ethics and the history of medicine. As foundations upon which to build the profession, he lists clinical practice, teaching, and research.

The American 'gun culture' that saved Europe

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GOPUSA.com and Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015

An interesting conversation with a European neurosurgical colleague, who decries the "gun culture" of America, took place that may be of interest to readers of GOPUSA. The dialogue began with a difference of opinion on an unrelated topic, but in the course of that exchange, I happened to innocently use a figure of speech that offended the other party, and the conversation below ensued.

Gun Grabbers Target Your Doctor by Wes Vernon

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2002

The once-respected American Medical Association wants your doctor to butt into your constitutional right to own firearms.

Although only an embarrassingly low 32 percent of American physicians are members of AMA, the organization claims to speak for all doctors.

If your doctor is among the majority of physicians who are not AMA members, perhaps he could give you a laundry list of reasons for a refusal to participate. They could range from nonsense bureaucracy to politics.

Race Relations and Law Enforcement by Jason L. Riley

Journal/Website: 
Imprimis
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Source: 
http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/race-relations-and-law-enforcement/

Reprinted with permission from Imprimis | January 2015 | Volume 44, Number 1

Jason L. Riley
Editorial Board Member, Wall Street Journal

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn — Towering figure of the 20th century and his enduring legacy of freedom!

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Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Other Solzhenitsyn by Daniel J. MahoneyA Review of The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker by Daniel J. Mahoney (2014)

Fighting Lost Causes in the American Civil War

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Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014

PBS series, The Civil War by Ken BurnsIn the celebrated PBS series by Ken Burns, The Civil War (1990), Southern historian Shelby Foote provides excellent anecdotes that embroider the documentary. In one of these vignettes, Foote mentions a dialogue between a Confederate and a Union soldier, in which the latter asks, "Why do you fight?" The Confederate soldier responds, "Because you are here." Foote adds, "Which is not a bad answer!"

A defense of Western culture and civilization without apologies

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Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, November 16, 2014

If the errors committed in the building of the edifice of Western civilization are compared with Plato’s ideal Republic and the perfect State, protected by intelligent but disinterested Guardians and ruled by equally disinterested and totally just Philosopher-kings, then Western civilization loses hands down.(1) But as Aristotle pointed out in his Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, man is subject to errors and thus such ideal utopias created by real men are unworkable and nonexistent.(2) Despite over two millennia of history, no such state has ever been created, and the half-baked facsimiles

Charles Martel, Where Are You? by David C. Stolinsky, MD

Journal/Website: 
Stolinsky.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Source: 
http://www.stolinsky.com/wordpress/index.php/2014/10/30/charles-martel-where-are-you/

Recently we observed — or rather, failed to observe — two important anniversaries. The first was October 12, Columbus Day, which we largely ignore. The second was October 10 or 11, the approximate date of the Battle of Tours, which we ignore entirely.

Charles Martel won the Battle of Tours in 732, which saved Europe from the Muslim expansion beyond Spain. Martel's Frankish army defeated a Muslim army, which until then had crushed all resistance.

Scotland and Britain and the historic referendum for Scottish independence — a disinterested view from afar

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Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, September 22, 2014

After a highly charged two-year campaign, the Scottish people have spoken, and the final vote and tally completed. On September 18, 2014, Scotland voted in a massive referendum on the issue of Scottish independence. The result being that Scotland would stay within the United Kingdom after all — rejecting, by a decisive vote, the call for independence: 2,001,926 citizensScottish Referendum No Thanks cast a No vote; 1,617,989, a Yes vote.

George Washington — Father of the United States of America

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Book Review
Published Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Review of Washington — A Life by Ron Chernow (2010)

Excellent biographies of the Founding Fathers have been published in the last several decades. With these books, the nation seems to yearn for moral and political guidance from America's founders — i.e., through their words, lives, and actions, as recounted in the pages of history. It seems these tomes are needed to help steer the presently insecure nation through the prevailing rough political waters and treacherous economic shoals of the present global age.

Alexander Hamilton — American patriot, financial genius, builder of the United States!

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Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, August 21, 2014

A review of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (2004)

The Ten Shadiest and Most Devious Politicians/Statesmen/Revolutionists — From ancient times to the early 20th century

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Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

This list is admittedly a compilation of sundry and disparate political historic characters, ranging from do-gooder reformers with possibly good intentions to militant revolutionists who desired to overthrow the existing order of government, ostensibly to create a better world.

The Long March (1934-1936) and the forgotten saga of the Western Legion of the 4th Army — as recounted by survivors

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Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sun Shuyan, author of The Long March — The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth, was born in the 1960s, reared and schooled in communist China, as well as at Oxford, England, where she won a scholarship. Sun Shuyun is now a documentary filmmaker who "for the last decade divided her time between London and Beijing." This short biographical vignette of the author is essential because it parallels her "divided," and seemingly ambivalent, views on Mao and his legacy — viz-a-viz, the People's Republic of China (PRC).

The Mythic Long March of the Red Army Led by Chairman Mao

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Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

The author of The Long March: The Untold Story, Harrison E. Salisbury (1908-1993), was an American journalist and an eloquent writer, but he had a romantic, softspot for young, "idealistic" communist revolutionaries. This infatuation persisted even though these revolutionists ultimately showed their true colors when they attained supreme power, discarded their sense of justice, imposed communism and totalitarianism, and used terror toHarrison E.</p />
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American naïveté — European social democracies and gun control

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Over the years, in both commentaries and letters to the editor in my local newspaper, I have noted the naïve expression of many letter writers and liberal pundits, who glossing over the Constitutional protections guaranteed by the 4th and 5th Amendments, opine, “If you don’t have anything to hide, then you don’t have anything to fear!” When the Soviet KGB needed culprits, their motto was “Show me the man and I will show you his crime.” In other words, charges can be brought against anyone, once the State has decided to trample on the rights of any targeted citizen.

Mao Tse-tung — The Unknown Story of How the Chairman led China to Communist Hell!

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Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014

Preliminary Note: The article that follows is a review of Mao — The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. However, I have chosen to include this Preliminary Note before the formal review for reasons that will soon become apparent to the reader. This authoritative biography and history comes in a hefty tome illustrated with many rare photographs as well as detailed Maps of specific areas discussed in the text, which actually ends on page 631.

Obama's Mid-term (Spring 2014) Report Card — Protecting the Personal Freedom of Americans!

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014

Obama's Report Card 2014A week or so ago we discussed Obama's Mid-term Report Card on foreign policy. It was the opinion of most readers of GOPUSA that the sitting President received a solid "F, " failing grade.

The Ten Greatest Adventurers in History

Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Source: 
Exclusive Hacienda Publishing

Inspired by the incredible adventures of various historical figures and finally spurred on by the book, Prince Rupert — The Last Cavalier (2007) by Charles Spencer, which I recently read and reviewed — I have compiled a brief list of arguably the ten most adventuresome characters of history.

Obama's Mid-term Report Card — Foreign Policy at a glance!

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, March 24, 2014

Barack Obama taking oath of office in 2013Barack Obama swore as U.S. President to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Instead he has violated his oath of office repeatedly by expanding the powers of the federal government at the expense of individual citizens and attempting to yield the sovereignty of the U.S. to the U.N. The Obama administration, for example, has sided with the U.N. against state laws in his own country on several occasions.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine — Warrior Prince and the Last Cavalier!

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Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014

Prince Rupert — The Last Cavalier (2007) by British author Charles Spencer — journalist and former correspondent for NBC News, writer, broadcaster, and British peer 9th Earl Spencer and brother of the late Princess Diana, the former Princess of Wales — should be congratulated for writing this magnificent and comprehensive biography of Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-1682), a prince who packed more adventure into a single lifetime than seemed humanly possible by the standards of any age.Prince Rupert — The Las</p />
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Russia's invasion of the Ukraine — Tsarism or Stalinism anew?

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Just as I was beginning to warm up to Vladimir Putin and the new emerging "democracy" in the Russian Federation (which like a phoenix rose out of the ashes of the communist Soviet Union), the Russian President and his minions in the Ukraine invade the Crimean peninsula and threaten to foment a second cold war! Who is Putin trying to imitate?



Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.