Tag Archives: Fergus Downie

Convenient amnesia – airbrushing the history out of History FERGUS DOWNIE

Convenient amnesia – airbrushing the history out of History FERGUS DOWNIE recalls an unjustifiably revered and self-deluding historian Historians, as Khrushchev once observed, are dangerous people, but how could this be otherwise when they are entrusted with a power that … Continue reading

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False gods by Fergus Downie

False gods FERGUS DOWNIE remembers Soviet attempts to replace Christianity with “scientific” materialism  “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must … Continue reading

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Why the Left is sometimes Right

Why the Left is sometimes Right FERGUS DOWNIE examines the crossovers between supposed ideological enemies In Arthur Koestler’s wartime novel Arrival and Departure, there is a striking scene where the author introduces a prototypically modern Nazi diplomat, who expounds on the intrinsically … Continue reading

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