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  • Freedom's Principles [Democratic Peace]

    01/22/2008 6:45:24 AM PST · by Tolik · 6 replies · 271+ views
    Democratic Peace ^ | January 22, 2008 | R.J. Rummel
    FREEDOM'S PRINCIPLES Click the cover on the right to download the book Freedom's Principles in pdf. The Forward to the book is below. It has been extensively revised as of January 17, 2008. Preface In Terms of Freedom This is a book for those who want to foster freedom at home and abroad. If you believe in individual freedom as a right of all people, and if you believe that free people in free nations have an obligation to help those who suffer repression and enslavement under the world's thug regimes, then Freedom's Principles is for you. The pages that...
  • R.J. Rummel on A Forward Strategy Of Freedom

    11/01/2007 9:53:59 AM PDT · by Tolik · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Democratic Peace | October 26, 2007 | R.J. Rummel
    On A Forward Strategy Of Freedom of our time: Now, to support democratic aspirations, we must be serious about the universal appeal of certain basic rights. When given a truly free choice, human beings will choose liberty over oppression; the right to own property over random search and seizure. Human beings will choose the natural right to life over the constant fear of death. And human beings will choose to be ruled by the consent of the governed, not by the coercion of the state; by the rule of law, not the whim of rulers. These principles should be...
  • R.J. Rummel: Scowcroft Just Doesn't Get It

    10/28/2005 5:48:58 AM PDT · by Tolik · 16 replies · 748+ views
    Democratic Peace | October 24, 2005 | R.J. Rummel
    Brent Scowcroft, military assistant to President Nixon, and National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and H.W. Bush, continues his attack on the bush foreign policy and Iraq War in an interview by Jeffrey Goldberg in The New Yorker (not available without subscription). In The Washington Note, Steven C. Clemons provides excerpts (here) from the interview: A principal reason that the Bush Administration gave no thought to unseating Saddam was that Brent Scowcroft gave no thought to it. An American occupation of Iraq would be politically and militarily untenable, Scowcroft told Bush. And though the President had employed the rhetoric of...
  • The Killing Machine that is Marxism (Lest we forget)

    04/11/2005 12:07:29 AM PDT · by TapTheSource · 34 replies · 1,211+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 15, 2004 | Prof. R.J. Rummel
    Wednesday, December 15, 2004 The killing machine that is Marxism By R.J. Rummel With the fall of the Soviet Union and communist governments in Eastern Europe, too many have the impression that Marxism, the religion of communism, is dead. Hardly. It is alive and well in many countries still, such as North Korea, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, a gaggle of African countries, and in the minds of many South American political leaders. However, of most importance to the future of democracy, communism still pollutes the thinking of a vast multitude of Western academics and intellectuals. Of all religions, secular...
  • R.J. Rummel: Ending War, Democide & Famine Through Democratic Freedom

    07/05/2005 9:28:12 AM PDT · by Tolik · 5 replies · 793+ views
    R.J. Rummel ^ | July 2005 | R.J. Rummel
    R.J. Rummel after the many years of research argues that freedom is the best solution to some of the most serious humanity's problems. His research is well known and open for thorough examination. The Bush Administration's Forward Strategy of Freedom is based on these very principals of promoting freedom.R.J. Rummel just published a book Never Again: Ending War, Democide, & Famine Through Democratic Freedom  and discusses it at his website: [excerpt from the book] Executive Summary To promote freedom for everyone is to promote human security for all.Human SecurityHumanity now has a practical cure for foreign and civil war,...
  • R.J. Rummel: The Intellectual Trap of Understanding

    05/04/2005 1:13:12 PM PDT · by Tolik · 11 replies · 963+ views
    R.J. Rummel ^ | April 3, 2004 | R.J. Rummel
    I will put aside the horror I feel over the Islamicists (Islamic fundamentalists, Islamo-fascists) democide and genocide bombing (so-called suicide bombing). I will assume that all who visit this website hate as I do the mass murder of thousands of human beings by these international gangs of murderous thugs, often supported by one Islamic dictatorship or another. At this moment, I want to post this commentary to those who teach the young, as I did for over thirty years. The problem of teaching such democide is to communicate understanding of why the murderers do so, as we have seen the...
  • R.J. Rummel: The American Vs. French Revolutions, A Freedomist Interpretation

    05/02/2005 12:57:32 PM PDT · by Tolik · 18 replies · 2,142+ views
    R.J. Rummel ^ | 5/1/2005 | R.J. Rummel
    The intellectual struggle worldwide today is now between the beliefs encapsulated in the American Revolution and those in the French. It is interests versus reason.First, some background. During the Middle Ages, the power of kings was checked by the a belief in the higher laws of God, to which kings and commoner alike - the nation, country, or kingdom, in short, the State -- were subject. But with the 16th century Reformation and the conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism, the battle was decided for the State. The Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 ended the Wars of Religion, and established the...
  • R.J. Rummel: The Red Plague [communism kills]

    05/02/2005 12:38:35 PM PDT · by Tolik · 15 replies · 1,738+ views
    R.J. Rummel ^ | May 1, 2005 | R.J. Rummel
    The bubonic plague that in 1347-1353 depopulated Europe has horrified historians and surely all those who have read about it. Death. Death everywhere. Cities and towns devastated. Whole families of several generations gone. About 25,000,000 people perished, at least. Yet, we have had a different kind of plague in the last century, one over four times more deadly, and historians shy away from writing about it. Indeed, most contemporaries did not even know it was occurring, for the media and politicians that were not effected by it, tended to ignore it. It was a Red Plague. A plague of democide....
  • "Democratic Peace" R.J. Rummel's new blog.

    01/01/2005 11:32:05 AM PST · by dynoman · 9 replies · 318+ views
    Democratic Peace | 12-2004 | R.J. Rummel's new blog
    From the introduction to R.J. Rummel's new blog site; We have learned much about international relations and politics that provides new insight into old problems. We have learned that: • Democratic freedom is an engine of economic and human development, and scientific and technological advancement.• Freedom ameliorates the problem of mass poverty.• Free people do not suffer from and never have had famines. • Free people have the least internal violence, turmoil, and political instability.• Free people commit virtually no democide (government genocide and mass murder). Freedom is therefore a solution to democide; the only practical means of making sure...