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How to Start a Bloody World War
By Ronald L. Ray
Who and/or what instigated the near self-destruction of Europe in the height of its glory? How could this mass slaughter called World War I have been allowed to take place? Was it the bankers? Greed? Territorial ambitions? Religious conflict? Imperial hubris? Or was it, in the end, mere stupidity? Assistant Editor Ronald Ray examines the many interlocking events that occurred in the late 1800s and early 1900s that led to the “war to end all wars,” as WWI was billed at the time.
The Attack That Outraged the World
By Philip Rife
We now know the British liner Lusitania was no mere civilian pleasure ship. Recent finds prove the ship was carrying large quantities of war materiel to WWI Allied armies. But the real questions are whether or not Winston Churchill actually hoped the Germans would sink the Lusitania and what actions he took to ensure that the ship was attacked.
Austria’s Role in Starting WWI
By Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson
At TBR, unlike our mainstream “competition,” we take a pro-German stance on history. So when former TBR editor Matthew Raphael Johnson, Ph.D. submitted this story explaining why he believed Austria deserved the preponderance of blame for starting World War I, there was initially some surprise. But he also gets his shots in on the British as well.
Battling for the Turkish Straits
By Daniel W. Michaels
Since Russia first developed a navy, this massive nation has been on a quest for warm water ports. Despite her vast size, Russia is, for much of the year, landlocked, her ports jammed with ice. This is why control of the Turkish Straits—leading from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean—has been for centuries foremost on Russia’s list of national desires.
The Men Behind Gavrilo Princip
By John Tiffany
When trying to assess the blame for World War I, one must look closely at Serbia. It was, after all, a Serbian who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. But did Serbian leaders know of the plot in advance and did they or did they not try to warn the Austrians of the foul plan in time to stop it? Assistant Editor John Tiffany fills us in.
The Rothschilds and the Czars
By Stephen Goodson
The author, an expert in monetary matters, takes a look at the financial situation in Russia prior to and during World War I and explains why the ending of the Russian royal family and the fomenting of constant unrest in Russia both worked toward the Rothschilds’ goal of getting rid of the State Bank of the Russian empire for the benefit of their private banking dynasty.
German Sabotage Attacks on America
By Philip Rife
The Germans and Austrians, knowing full well the “neutral” United States was arming the Allies during World War I, conceived a plan to sabotage U.S. port facilities that were engaged in such underhanded efforts on America’s East Coast. Here is a brief synopsis of those efforts that, in the end, did more harm than good to the Axis war effort.
Adventures of U.S. Pilots in France
By Marc Roland
In this article, TBR’s Marc Roland tells the tale of the U.S. Army 96th Aero Squadron, a group of daring flyboys who went by the name of the Red Devils. These intrepid young Americans gave it everything they had—including their lives—to help the United States win a war they had no part in starting.
Germany Stabbed in the Back
By Joaquin Bochaca
Prior to World War I, Germany had become a haven for Jews across Europe fleeing persecution, real and imagined. Then why did Germany’s Jewish population collectively stab their German benefactors in the back during World War I?
The Disastrous Versailles Treaty
By John Wear
Everyone seems to agree on one point regarding World War I: The treaty that Germany was forced to sign all but guaranteed another major war would be fought in the near future. But what exactly did the treaty say and why was it so onerous?
The Cost of World War I
By Dr. Harry Elmer Barnes
Would the world have been a better place today had the United States remained strictly neutral in World War I? Famed Revisionist historian and TBR’s namesake Harry Elmer Barnes explains.
“When the story of the Liberty does come before enough people, it could prove to be the linchpin upon which very real reform of misguided U.S. policies in the Middle East—the ill-founded ‘special relationship’ with the state of Israel—will finally come about.”—Michael Collins Piper
When one considers that thousands of books, articles, essays, documentaries and blockbuster films have been made concerning pivotal events in history such as Pearl Harbor and the assassination of JFK; at the same time we need to ask: Why has no such attention toward the attack on the USS Liberty (June 8, 1967) taken place? After all, had the ship been sunk as planned, it would have kicked off a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
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Huey P. Long:
Just the Facts: A Biographical Sketch 13
Lots of Opinions (About Huey P. Long)
Huey’s Contemporaries Remember the Kingfish 19
“The only road to salvation . . .”
Hermann Deutsch on Huey’s campaign for Mrs. Caraway 21
“We who know him best, love him most . . .”
Gerald L. K. Smith on Huey, the public figure … 21
“He has done a vast amount of good for Louisiana . . .”
Raymond Gram Swing on Huey’s accomplishments 22
“The most colorful figure I have interviewed . . .”
Roy Wilkins recalls his interview with Huey on race relations 26
“I editorially criticized his tightening grip on our state . . .”
Long critic Hodding Carter recalls his fight with Huey 27
“He was head and shoulders stronger . . .”
James Farley on Huey’s presidential ambitions 28
Huey’s mind: “more clarity, decisiveness, and force . . .”
Raymond Moley on the brain power of Huey Long 30
“He gave the people tax exemptions . . .”
John T. Flynn on Huey Long’s populist policies 31
“He had a big strong voice . . .”
John Fournet—a witness to Long’s assassination 34
Huey’s traits: “So distinct and so full of color . . .”
The New York Times remembers Huey—grudgingly 35
“That fearless, dauntless, unmatchable champion . . .”
Populist Republican Sen. William Langer on Huey Long 37
Huey P. Long (In His Own Words)
From Huey’s Writings and Speeches 39
“Redistribute the wealth” and restore America . . .
Huey explains the problem with the American economy 41
“The organized 600 families who control the wealth . . .”
Huey champions the people over the plutocrats 42
“Rockefeller, Morgan, and their crowd stepped up . . .”
Huey says it’s time for the big money interests to share 45
“America must take one of three choices . . .”
Huey calls for the nation to face reality 46
“We propose to limit the size of all big fortunes . . .”
Huey lays out his plan to “Share the Wealth” 53
“Our plan would injure no one . . .”
Huey explains that his policies will benefit all people 65
“Too few of our people owned too much of our wealth . . .”
Huey demonstrates the source of America’s troubles 74
“Life, liberty, and happiness to all people . . .”
Huey promises the end result of his policies of reform 93
A Final Word . . .
Who Killed Huey P. Long? 99
“We are not going to have this good little America here long if we do not take to redistribute the wealth of this country . . .”
“The great and grand dream of America that all men are created free and equal, endowed with the inalienable right of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness— this great dream of America, this great light, and this great hope—has almost gone out of sight in this day and time, and everybody knows it; and there is a mere candle flicker here and yonder to take the place of what the great dream of America was supposed to be.
The people of this country have fought and have struggled, trying, by one process and the other, to bring about the change that would save the country to the ideal and purposes of America. They are met with the Democratic Party at one time and the Republican Party at another time, and both of them at another time, and nothing can be squeezed through these party organizations that goes far enough to bring the American people to a condition where they have such a thing as a livable country. We swapped the tyrant 3,000 miles away for a handful of financial slave-owning overlords who make the tyrant of Great Britain seem mild.
Much talk is indulged in to the effect that the great fortunes of the United States are sacred, that they have been built up by honest and individual initiative, that the funds were honorably acquired by men of genius far-visioned in thought. The fact that those fortunes have been acquired and that those who have built them for the financial masters have become impoverished is a sufficient proof that they have not been regularly and honorably acquired in this country.
Even if they had been that would not alter the case. I find that the Morgan and Rockefeller groups alone held, together, 341directorships in 112 banks, railroad, insurance, and other corporations, and one of this group made an after-dinner speech in which he said that a newspaper report had asserted that 12 men in the United States controlled the business of the nation, and in the same speech to this group he said, “And I am one of the 12 and you the balance, and this statement is correct.”
They pass laws under which people may be put in jail for utterances made in war times and other times, but you cannot stifle or keep from growing, as poverty and starvation and hunger increase in this country, the spirit of the American people, if there is going to be any spirit in America at all.
Unless we provide for the redistribution of wealth in this country, the country is doomed; there is going to be no country left here very long. That may sound a little bit extravagant, but I tell you that we are not going to have this good little America here long if we do not take to redistribute the wealth of this country.”
Matthew Raphael Johnson received his Ph.D. in comparative politics and political theory from the University of Nebraska in 1999. Working largely on classical political thought throughout the 1990s, he shifted to Slavic studies near the end of his graduate education. His first book, published also by The Barnes Review, was The Third Rome: Holy Russia, Tsarism and Orthodoxy. He has also published widely on Balkan politics, Russian and Ukrainian literature, as well as contemporary politics through the lens of the Orthodox church. An increasingly well known expert on Russian history, Matt has written numerous articles that have been published in major journals in several languages.
His first position out of graduate school was to assist in researching (and eventually editing) The Barnes Review, and doing research and writing for both The Spotlight and later, American Free Press. Converting to the Russian Orthodox Church in the late 1990s, Johnson also received a monastic theological education from the Monastery of the Holy Name in West Milford, NJ. Married with two young children, Johnson makes his living writing as a freelance researcher, teaching at several universities, and writing full-time in the anti-globalist movement.
He is also author of several books in addition to The Third Rome, including: Sobornosti: Essays on the Old Faith; Heavenly Serbia and the Medieval Idea; Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality: Lectures on Medieval Russia and The Ancient Orthodox Tradition in Russian Literature.
One of Johnson’s overarching projects is to continue the work of Gogol in reconciling Ukrainian and Russian nationalism through the lens of a shared Orthodox faith and monastic tradition.
Synthesizing the Romantic movement of Herder and Kostamarov with the Orthodox, Slavophile approach to philosophical topics is his all consuming idea. Convinced that the East is well poised to continue the battle against globalization, Johnson’s approach is to borrow heavily from the Orthodox monastic tradition is situating man within an ethnic, agrarian and localist order.