Victims of Communism/Socialism Day

By: Helen Raleigh Professor Ilya Somin called to designate May Day as the “Victims of Communism Day.” I wholeheartedly support his idea with only one suggestion–let’s call it the “Victims of Communism/Socialism Day.” According to Karl Max, socialism is the transition stage to communism. Communist countries such as the former Soviet Union and China under Mao, never…

Repair with Gold

By:    Helen Raleigh                                   There is a Japanese art form, kintsukuroi, which means repairing broken potteries with gold. Kintsukuroi artists believe that rather than hiding any brokenness, it’s better to illuminate any damage with something even more precious and more…