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HISTORY MATTERS: Did Lincoln owe his victory to Germans?

HISTORY MATTERS: Did Lincoln owe his victory to Germans?

By Uwe Siemon-Netto One century ago, on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War, historian Wilhelm Kaufmann concluded that without his 216,000 German-born soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln could not have won that conflict. More recently, Thomas Adam, professor of history at the University of Texas in Arlington, suggested that this might […]

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On a hopeful note, China's slave soldiers may not cooperate with the plan to conquer the world

On a hopeful note, China's slave soldiers may not cooperate with the plan to conquer the world

By Lev Navrozov France was the country of Napoleon, and in alliance with England, it defeated Germany in WWI. But during WWII, Hitler’s occupation of France, with the British troops that were in France to help it defend itself, was a short pleasure trip for Hitler’s army. Many came to believe that he would conquer […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Hugo Chávez, Simon Bolivar and the 'cult' of Maria Lionza

FAITH MATTERS: Hugo Chávez, Simon Bolivar and the 'cult' of Maria Lionza

By Uwe Siemon-Netto In the late 1970s, Princeton historian Bernard Lewis came across Ayatollah  Khomeini’s short book, “Islamic Government,” which later became known as the Islamic cleric’s “Mein Kampf.” It detailed what Khomeini planned  to do with his country once he came to power. “I tried to bring this to the attention of people here. […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Germany’s next vice chancellor – an Asian Christian in liberalism's 'post-secular' era

WORLD MATTERS: Germany’s next vice chancellor – an Asian Christian in liberalism's 'post-secular' era

By Uwe Siemon-Netto Germany’s next vice chancellor will most likely be a young man who does not fit the stereotype of a German. Philipp Rösler, 38, looks Asian because he is a native Vietnamese, and he has a wonderful sense of humor utterly devoid of the political correctness that is currently stifling the country’s cultural […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Tsunami-inspired, angst-driven landslide in Germany

FAITH MATTERS: Tsunami-inspired, angst-driven landslide in Germany

By Uwe Siemon-Netto “Angst is a bad counselor,” a German axiom says. Angst has just caused a landslide in the most prosperous state of Europe’s richest nation. Angst fed by the nuclear disaster 5,900 miles away in Japan has ended the Christian Democrats’ 58-year rule in Baden-Württemberg, home of industrial giants such as Daimler-Benz, the […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Ashamed by Germany’s cowardice

WORLD MATTERS: Ashamed by Germany’s cowardice

By Uwe Siemon-Netto This column calls for an elucidation: I am German, and I am ashamed by the cowardly foreign policy of the government I had voted for. My country’s abstention in the United Nations Security Council’s vote to enforce a no-flight zone over Libya and her refusal to participate in NATO’s military operations are […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Muslim migration in Europe, an opportunity for the Church

FAITH MATTERS: Muslim migration in Europe, an opportunity for the Church

By Uwe Siemon-Netto Olive Films Sibel Kekilli plays a woman who bucks tradition in “When We Leave.” / Olive Films        Second of two parts. [Part one:  Are Christians to blame for Muslim hate?]   Occasionally when I am in Paris I chance upon taxis driven by women of dark complexion. They often […]

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Totalitarian consensus: Downgrading humanity from slaves to animals and then . . . oblivion

Totalitarian consensus: Downgrading humanity from slaves to animals and then . . . oblivion

By Lev Navrozov Among infinitely many kinds of living organisms, from microbes to African and Asian elephants, humans are unique. Thus the outside world is reflected through their eyes in their brains, and humans can describe what they saw in the languages of their tribes or nations. No wonder humans have been creating more and […]

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Crises, yes – but which is the one?

Crises, yes – but which is the one?

By Sol W. Sanders Clichés come in at least two varieties: those sayings artfully worded, however empty of logic. Others trotted out because they do represent universal truths, vetted over centuries. One of the latter: “history does not travel in a straight line”. Afterward, reinforced with additional retrieved facts and by fads, we concoct a […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Tariq Ramadan, point man of the Caliphate

FAITH MATTERS: Tariq Ramadan, point man of the Caliphate

By Uwe Siemon-Netto  Martin Luther considered the rise of Islam a sign of the impending apocalypse and God’s ferule for the backs of a wayward church. He was by no means the first great theologian to believe this. St. John of Damascus (676-749 A.D.) and the medieval mystic Joachim of Fiore (1135-1202 A.D.) viewed Islam […]