Daily News Roundup

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Rep. James Clyburn (D.-SC) who has a 100% from NARAL Pro-Choice America: “Matthew 25:45 warns that we will be judged by how we treat the least among us. I look forward to leading the House Democratic efforts to meet that expectation by using our faith-based perspectives to inform and guide our policies.”

Tim Young contributor to American Greatness: Biological women are being pushed out of sports, pageants, and other industries in order to appease people trapped in delusions and suffering from gender dysphoria.

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Jan Jekilek Senior Editor @EpochTimes: “The sad reality is we haven’t been able to save everyone. And there’s some people that have made the ultimate choice.” Gaslit and abandoned by doctors and even loved ones, some vaccine-injured Americans are turning to suicide, says Brianne Dressen, co-chair of React19.

 Jack Posobiec tweet: SPECIAL PROSECTOR REEB: “If any one of these three people—Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed or David Halls—had done their job, Halyna Hutchins would be alive today. It’s that simple”

GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET) & TRANSHUMANISM (HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED

War Room: Globalists View Crises As Only Catalysts To Their End Goal Of Complete Domination

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Watch the 6:41 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v26aftw-globalists-view-crises-as-only-catalysts-to-their-end-goal-of-complete-domi.html

Hoft: LEO HOHMANN: Pandering to the New World Order American Politicians Sell Us Out to a Global Criminal Syndicate with Blood on its Hands

We have several creepy crawlers over there this week who exude what’s wrong with America – Seth Moulton, Joe Manchin and Brian Kemp. There are many others but, for brevity’s sake, let’s focus on these three as examples of why no U.S. politician worth their salt should attend these meetings.

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Read more/Watch short clips: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/leo-hohmann-pandering-new-world-order-american-politicians-sell-us-global-criminal-syndicate-blood-hands/

Zeisloft: Leftist Civil War: Greta Thunberg Airs Grievances Against World Economic Forum

“We are right now in Davos where basically the people who are mostly fueling the destruction of the planet, the people who are at the very core of the climate crisis, the people who are investing in fossil fuels, and yet somehow these are the people that we seem to rely on solving our problems,” she remarked. “They have proven time and time again that they are not prioritizing that. They are prioritizing self-greed, corporate greed and short-term economic profits above people and above planet.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/leftist-civil-war-greta-thunberg-airs-grievances-against-world-economic-forum

Laila: WEF Speaker Pushes For Meatless Future: If a Billion People Stopped Eating Meat… It Will Inspire Innovation of Food Systems (VIDEO)

Eat bugs and live in a pod. The World Economic Forum is back in Davos, Switzerland for the first time since 2020 for its annual winter meeting with the world’s elites. “Under the theme of ‘Cooperation in a Fragmented World’, we’ll look at how we can tackle the numerous and interlinked challenges the world is facing and find solutions through public-private cooperation.” the WEF said in a press release. […]  Siemens AG Chairman Jim Hagemann pushed a meatless future and encouraged people to stop eating meat. “If a billion people stop eating meat, I tell you, it has a big impact. Not only does it have a big impact on the current food system, but it will also inspire innovation of food systems…” Hagemann said. Hagemann predicted proteins that don’t come from animals will taste better.

Read more/Watch the 1:30 minute clip: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/wef-speaker-billion-people-stopped-eating-meat-will-inspire-innovation-food-systems-video/

CLIMATE EMERGENCY = POWER & CONTROL

DeMastri: ‘Natural Capital’: Biden Admin Announces 15-Year Green Economics Plan

The Biden administration announced an initiative Thursday to track the “economic role and value” of nature in the U.S., claiming that current economic indicators do not accurately track the impact of the “natural world” on the U.S. economy. The “National Strategy to Develop Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions” was announced as a joint initiative between the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), and represented the work of “27 Federal departments, agencies and offices” to “account for natural assets.” The initiative notes that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) — a measure of the overall economic output of the U.S. — and other economic statistics were developed when “nature’s ability to provide seemed limitless,” and that an accurate accounting of natural resources is necessary. […]  Tracking natural capital will allow economists to have “early-warning mechanisms” for the “physical and transition risk from climate change,” according to the initiative. […]  The U.S. will be joining ongoing efforts by various countries, including Canada, China and the U.K. to assess natural capital, . . .

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/01/19/natural-capital-white-house-green-economics/

THE CORRUPT U.S. INTELLIGENCE/ADMINSTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS

Tucker Carlson: Biden is done

Tucker also explains the pivotal role of the intelligence community in President Nixon resigning after a blowout second term win.

Watch the 12:39 minute monologue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgXq8S02NJc

Nelson: Now Secret Service admits it has some Biden Delaware visitor records

What a difference three days makes. The Secret Service admitted Thursday that it does, in fact, have information on visitors to President Biden’s Wilmington, Del., residence during the time he kept classified records in the home’s garage. Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi claimed Monday that “we don’t independently maintain our own visitor logs because it’s a private residence.” But Guglielmi’s tune had changed Thursday, when he said that “the Secret Service does generate law enforcement and criminal justice information records for various individuals who may come into contact with Secret Service protected sites.” Meanwhile, Fox News quoted an unnamed source as promising that “the Secret Service is prepared to provide available background information on vetted guests to Biden’s residence if requested by Congress.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/01/19/secret-service-admits-it-has-some-biden-delaware-visitor-records/

U.S. SUPREME COURT

Betz: Supreme Court investigation fails to identify leaker of Dobbs draft decision

Chief Justice John Roberts called the leak an “egregious breach of trust.” The day after the leak Roberts called upon the Marshal of the Court to investigate the situation and find the source who leaked the document to Politico. Investigators interviewed more than 120 interviews of nearly 100 employees — all of whom denied disclosing the opinion, the court said. […]  “The investigation has determined that it is unlikely that the Court’s information technology (IT) systems were improperly accessed by a person outside the Court,” the report says. “After examining the Court’s computer devices, networks, printers, and available call and text logs, investigators have found no forensic evidence who disclosed the draft opinion.”

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-investigation-fails-identify-leaker-of-dobbs-draft-decision

GOP U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY

Schwerha: Republican House Finance Subcommittees Are Swamped With Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

Multiple Financial Services subcommittees will continue a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) even as Republican lawmakers assume leadership roles. Republican North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, announced six subcommittees and their Republican chairs on Jan. 12, according to a press release. The Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, which existed during the 117th Congress, was not listed as an active committee, however DEI was repeatedly referenced in each subcommittee description. “McHenry is a lot better than Maxine Waters, obviously. He did the right thing by getting rid of the subcommittee on DEI but making [DEI] an emphasis on every subcommittee is not a serious thing,” Mike Gonzalez, Angeles T. Arredondo E Pluribus Unum Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We have serious problems in this country. It is, at best, unserious and at worst very, very worrisome.”

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/01/19/republican-house-finance-subcommittees-diversity-equity-inclusion/

GOP U.S. SENATE PRIMARY RACE

Moran: ‘RINO’ Mitch Daniels, Allies Lash Out Against Donald Trump, Jim Banks in Heated Senate Primary

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) and his surrogates have increasingly lashed out against former President Donald Trump and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) as the Hoosier State Senate Republican primary has reached a fever pitch. Daniels, a former two-term governor and former Purdue University president, is poised to enter the contentious Senate Republican primary to replace the outgoing Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), who is running for governor in 2024. As he appears ready to enter the race, Daniels resides at a newly purchased home in Naples, Florida, where he has been reportedly golfing and fishing.

In a nutshell, the primary represents the continuing battle between the more traditional, Bush-era Republicans and the more pro-Trump, populist-leaning candidates such as Banks. […]  Trump Jr. said that Daniels would become another Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) if he were elected to Congress’s upper chamber:

The establishment is trying to recruit weak RINO Mitch Daniels to run for US Senate in Indiana. The same Mitch Daniels who agreed with Joe Biden that millions of MAGA Republicans are supposedly a danger to the country & trying to “subvert democracy.” He would be Mitt Romney 2.0  […]  Daniels’ criticism of Trump goes beyond rhetoric on “subverting democracy”; the former Indiana governor has been a frequent critic of Trump’s America First policies.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/19/rino-mitch-daniels-allies-lash-out-against-donald-trump-jim-banks-heated-senate-primary/

2022 ARIZONA MIDTERM ELECTION UPDATE

Conradson: Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers Responds To Maricopa County And RINO Stephen Richer’s Election Law Reform Proposals To Extend Early Voting, Push AZ Toward Open Primaries And Ranked-Choice Voting

As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier, Recorder Stephen Richer published twelve proposed election reform laws last week with suggestions for Arizona Legislators “to make meaningful improvements” to Arizona’s elections, including open primary elections and extended early voting. […]  We The People AZ Alliance Chairman and Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) First Vice Chair Shelby Busch and MCRC Chairman Craig Berland released a statement on Richer’s “disastrous election ‘plan,’” highlighting the issues and concerns held by voters and the MCRC. These dangerous proposals will leave Arizona’s elections forever compromised.  Read more: https://www.scribd.com/document/620667050/Arizona-Election-Law-Reform-Proposals-Stephen-Richer#download&from_embed

Read Richer’s full 28-page proposal: https://www.scribd.com/document/620667050/Arizona-Election-Law-Reform-Proposals-Stephen-Richer#download&from_embed

CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY

Greenfield: The IRS Enables China’s Foreign Influence Operation

Senators and law enforcement officials have expressed concern about the presence of the Confucius Institute on college campuses. The Trump administration demanded that it register as a foreign mission. It has been the subject of congressional investigations, a defense boycott, warnings from cabinet members, and scrutiny at the highest levels of government. And yet multiple Confucius Institute branches are fundraising in the United States and the D.C. office, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, remains a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the IRS. The Confucius Institute’s office on Embassy Row, just off Dupont Circle, less than a dozen blocks from the White House, is part of a global presence that stretches from D.C. to China. And it’s one that has many government officials worried.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-irs-enables-chinas-foreign-influence-operation/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY

(Biden’s WWIII?) U.S. Warms to Helping Ukraine Target Crimea

The Biden administration is considering the argument that Kyiv needs the power to strike at the Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014. For years, the United States has insisted that Crimea is still part of Ukraine. Yet the Biden administration has held to a hard line since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, refusing to provide Kyiv with the weapons it needs to target the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia has been using as a base for launching devastating strikes. Now that line is starting to soften. After months of discussions with Ukrainian officials, the Biden administration is finally starting to concede that Kyiv may need the power to strike the Russian sanctuary, even if such a move increases the risk of escalation, according to several U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive debate.

Read more: https://archive.fo/ISLFC#selection-685.0-685.331

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA

Greenfield: Biden Admin Turns Everyone Into Refugee Resettlers

The invasion continues. Refugee resettlement is big business. And business is booming. Between open borders and transporting half of Afghanistan here, not to mention the usual conventional refugee flood, all sorts of invasion records are being broken. Refugee resettlement is massive but even the big resettlers are having trouble keeping up after Trump’s refugee cuts. But, adopting Big Tech’s move fast and break things ethos, why not crowdsource refugee resettlement? Imagine an Uber to enable everyone to fill America with Jihadis.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/biden-admin-turns-everyone-into-refugee-resettlers/

Kerr: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Led the Biden Administration’s Supply Chain Task Force. He Never Attended A Meeting.

President Joe Biden tapped Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to co-chair a team tasked with fixing a supply chain crisis that left grocery shelves empty. The secretary never even showed up to a meeting, records show. In June 2021, as supply chains were being crippled by the effects of pandemic-era restrictions and Biden’s rampant spending, Vilsack pledged to participate in meetings with the newly formed Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, an initiative Biden said would solve the budding crisis with a whole-of-government approach. But those promised meetings never occurred. There are no records showing that Vilsack or his designees participated in any meetings with the task force after its launch, according to the Department of Agriculture’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the Functional Government Institute.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/agriculture-secretary-tom-vilsack-led-the-biden-administrations-supply-chain-task-force-he-never-attended-a-meeting/

FAUCI’S VIRUS

Housman: Fauci Was Part Of Group Assembled To ‘Disprove’ Lab Leak Theory, Emails Show

Dr. Anthony Fauci was part of a group of scientists who, according to at least one of them, were working to “disprove” the lab-leak theory in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, emails show. Fauci, who at the time was director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, worked alongside others, including National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar, Scripps Research’s Kristian Andersen and Dutch Virologist Ron Fouchier to investigate early evidence on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, emails obtained by journalist Jimmy Tobias revealed. On Feb. 8, 2020, Andersen wrote in an email that the group’s work was “focused on trying to disprove any type of lab theory.”

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/01/19/anthony-fauci-emails-lab-leak-covid-origin-nih/

DEMOCRAT PARTY’S CORRUPT & DANGEROUS MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Lott, Jr.: How Hollywood Uses TV Shows To Lie About Good Guys With Guns

You would never know Americans use guns four to five times more frequently to stop crime than to commit it, especially when entertainment TV portrays the opposite. hen an alleged armed robber barged into Ranchito #4 Taqueria on Jan. 4, almost every customer froze with fear. But one good Samaritan, an unnamed 46-year-old man, quickly jumped into action to protect himself and his fellow patrons. He used a concealed gun to shoot the alleged perpetrator and returned the stolen cash to the terrified patrons, only later to discover that the firearm the alleged robber used was a fake. Despite the customer’s heroic actions, he has received nothing but condemnation from corporate media after the alleged thief was declared dead on the scene. Unfortunately, this media treatment is nothing new. Over the past few years, only a few good Samaritans have received any press despite the overwhelming number of these brave individuals jumping into action.  In December, for example, a man stopped an active shooter at . . . […]  These good Samaritans saving the day would make gripping stories, but we don’t see much news on these cases. National entertainment television also fails to reveal the truth about these good Samaritans: For decades, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox have refused to feature even a single successful defensive gun use by a civilian. You would never know Americans successfully use guns defensively on average approximately 2 million times a year, or that they use guns four to five times more frequently to stop crime than to commit it. […]   Here are just a few examples from the 2022-23 television season so far: . . .

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/01/19/how-hollywood-uses-tv-shows-to-lie-about-good-guys-with-guns/

DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL PARENTS

Freiburger: Gretchen Whitmer tells WEF Michigan’s radical new abortion law ‘gives me hope’

Whitmer and the Davos crowd celebrated abortion-on-demand until the moment of birth as a positive step in advancing women’s ‘rights.’ Michigan’s Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told a World Economic Forum audience Thursday that her state’s enactment of a pro-abortion constitutional amendment is one of the things that gives her hope for women’s representation in the future, along with Democrats’ success in the 2022 midterm elections.

Read more/Watch the 46 second clip: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-gretchen-whitmer-tells-wef-michigans-radical-new-abortion-law-gives-me-hope/?utm_source=featured-news&utm_campaign=usa

EDUCATION

Bauerlein: With Anti-Woke College Trustee Picks, DeSantis Chips Away At The Political Poison In Education

In early January, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of six new members to the board of trustees of New College, a small, public liberal arts institution in Sarasota, Florida. These appointments feature, among others, conservative education activist Christopher Rufo, Hillsdale College professor Matthew Spalding, and the renowned constitutional scholar Charles Kesler. The announcement came after DeSantis accused institutions of higher learning of imposing “trendy” woke ideologies upon students and marked his administration’s latest attempt at a red-state rebuttal to the leftist orthodoxy that dominates American education. […]  In the controversy over New College, the critical question has been whether right-wing trustees will suppress the work of professors and students, imposing a political agenda on a functioning academic enterprise that deserves hands-off respect. It was brought up in all my interviews, usually by reference to Rufo’s ambition to bring classical education to the curriculum. After explaining to them that one duty of a trustee is to ensure that teaching and research practices at an institution accord with the academic mission (in the same way that a trustee of an estate prevents malfeasance), I put the question of politicization back at them: How is equity not a political trespass on academic grounds?

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/01/20/with-anti-woke-college-trustee-picks-desantis-chips-away-at-the-political-poison-in-education/

PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICALLY HAVE YOUR VOICES HEARD

Shurk: Has COVID Backlash Sparked a Movement?

Friends of freedom generally agree about four points: (1) Protections for expansive individual liberty and respect for limited government are essential for the promotion of human rights, self-determination, and prosperity. (2) Over the course of American history, the U.S. government has strayed far beyond the original limitations of its enumerated powers as set forth in the Constitution. (3) Globalism, international government, plutocracy, rule by “elite” experts, unchecked bureaucracy, and the steady erosion of inalienable rights all work to maximize the power of centralized authority while minimizing the power of individual citizens. (4) The most important conflict raging today is between individual liberty and coercive State control. Where defenders of liberty disagree is in their assessment of the future.  Some believe that so much ground has now been lost in humanity’s centuries-long struggle for freedom that centralized government control over each individual is all but certain.  Technology’s rapid intrusion into the private sphere, the exponential expansion of the national security surveillance State, the rise of government-directed mass censorship, the successful efforts of multinational corporations and banks to influence national government directives, and the Intelligence Community’s vast programs for manipulating public opinion on a global scale all lend support to this admittedly pessimistic point of view. On the other hand, . . . […]  What Sundance revealed with his question to readers is that an energetic movement of Americans is rising.  In watching how the American Deep State (Uniparty politicians, social media censors, Department of [in]Justice, and Intelligence Community) had worked to take down President Trump, many Americans were well aware of the government’s capacity for treachery.  Still, in enduring that treachery up close and personal under the fear-inducing tyranny of COVID-1984 — in which their lives and livelihoods, as well as those of their children and grandchildren, have all been affected in painfully intimate ways — Americans have gained a rebellious self-awareness forged in the fires of experience.

Read more at American Thinker.

 Bond: NHL’s Ivan Provorov Jerseys Nearly Sell Out Online

National Hockey League player Ivan Provorov’s jersey was sold out on several websites in men’s sizes on Thursday after the player did not take part in an LGBTQ event due to his religion earlier in the week. As of Thursday afternoon, on the Fanatics and NHL Shop sites, the jersey did not appear to be available in men’s sizes and was only able to be purchased in women’s sizes. Other apparel seemed to be available for purchase, as were custom made jerseys.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/nhls-ivan-provorov-jerseys-nearly-sell-out-online

OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION

Justice: RNC Needs To Keep Liz Cheney And Her Media Allies From Hijacking Presidential Debates

A televised clash between Liz Cheney and Donald Trump on the prime-time debate stage would be ratings gold for networks eager to cash in on the lucrative ad revenue that presidential campaigns bring the media every four years. But the Republican National Committee (RNC) can’t let that happen. Does anybody really think Cheney, who was disowned by the Republican Party in the nation’s reddest state, will meet a significant polling threshold to quality for any one of the debates? The ex-Wyoming lawmaker will split the fringe Never Trumper vote with Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, if the former Massachusetts governor-turned-western senator were to launch a third shot at the White House. If not Romney, she’ll split the small pot of voters with whoever else runs in the same vein. Former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton already said he’ll “seriously consider” jumping into the race. Cheney cannot stand on the same debate stage as the former president. But it’s not about Trump. It’s about Republican voters.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/01/19/rnc-needs-to-keep-liz-cheney-and-her-media-allies-from-hijacking-presidential-debates/

Moore: Mike Pompeo says Nikki Haley plotted with Ivanka, Jared to become vice president

Nikki Haley schemed with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to become then-President Donald Trump’s No. 2 — even while she was serving as the 45th president’s ambassador to the United Nations, ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo relates in his forthcoming book. ​​Pompeo writes in “Never Give an Inch,” an excerpt of which was obtained by the Guardian, that Haley “played” John Kelly — then the White House chief of staff — by showing up to a supposed one-on-one Oval Office meeting with Trump with the president’s daughter and son-in-law in tow. “As best Kelly could tel​l, ​they were presenting a possible ‘Haley for vice-president’ option,” Pompeo writes. “I can’t confirm this, but [Kelly] was certain he had been played, and he was not happy about it. Clearly, this visit did not reflect a team effort but undermined our work for America.”  […]  The anecdote is one of a number of ways Pompeo reveals his disdain for Haley, who, like the former top US diplomat, is considering a presidential run in 2024.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/01/19/pompeo-says-haley-plotted-with-ivanka-and-jared-to-become-veep/

Abc7 Chicago: Bank of America issues: Some customers report money missing from accounts

ome Bank of America customers said money is missing from their accounts, including funds from Zelle deposits and transactions. Rey Garcia has trusted Bank of America with his money for 20 years.But when he noticed the problem happening to others, he went to check his own account.

“I was surprised, like, whoa,” Garcia said. “So I checked my transactions. I had, like, 15 different Zelle transactions. That was, like, a red flag for me right there because I don’t remember doing all that in one day.”

Read more: https://abc13.com/bank-of-america-glitch-issues-today-missing-money/12716035/

INTERNATIONAL

Arnold: Father Lashes Out At School Board Meeting Over Sexually Explicit Book Being Taught to 7 Year-Olds

A Canadian father of a fourth grader lost his cool with his daughter’s school district after finding out what she is being taught in the classroom. During a school board meeting, David Todor confronted the district after he discovered a book that contained sexually explicit content that was given to his seven-year-old daughter. “Who’s interested in knowing and affirming, celebrating, my daughter’s sexual orientation?! Why is the school board facilitating child abuse and has these books available in the library?” Todor said that was caught on video by journalist Cosmin Dzsurdzsa. Todor went on to say that the book, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, was approved by the school and made accessible to fourth and fifth graders. The father read a few lines from the book, which spoke of bestiality and male body parts.

Read more/Watch the 1:50 minute video: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/01/19/father-loses-it-at-school-board-meeting-over-sexually-explicit-book-being-taught-to-7-year-olds-n2618496

BOOK REVIEW: PERSONALITY AND POWER: BUILDERS AND DESTROYERS OF MODERN EUROPE BY IAN KERSHAW

Stuttaford: Cometh the Hour

History has no “right side.” It follows no predetermined path and has no inevitable endpoint. This may dismay those hoping to find some meaning in the march of time, but the logical consequence of its absence is to leave room for an individual to make a significant difference to the course of history.

In Personality and Power, Ian Kershaw, the distinguished British historian best known for his two-volume biography of Adolf Hitler, identifies 12 people who managed just that over one period in one place. The book is an attempt to view “the history of the twentieth century in Europe through the prism of some of the century’s outstanding—for better or, often, worse—political figures.” But it is less a portrayal of the continent’s relatively recent past than an examination of the roles played by some of those who shaped it. Each were “either a head of state or head of government,” a demarcation that excludes those lower down the pecking order—Trotsky, purged again—as well as artists, scientists, and military men.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/culture/cometh-the-hour/

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