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Assessing the history of holding the Olympics in a totalitarian society

As the Olympics proceed in Beijing, there is increased attention being paid to what holding this event in a totalitarian society, where free speech is banned and genocide against the Uyghur Muslim minority is underway, really means. Rafael Medoff, founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute of Holocaust Studies, and the author of more ...

Owens, Berlin, 1936, China, Uyghers, Communists

Beijing Olympics brings back memories of 1936 game in Nazi Berlin

Holding the Winter Olympics in Communist China, at the very moment it is engaged in genocide against the Muslim Uyghurs and is oppressing the people of Hong Kong and threatening Taiwan——and imposing a totalitarian regime upon its own people—-is reminiscent of holding the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany, which gave Hitler and Nazism a major ...

G is for Gold Medal: Children’s book review

SILVER SPRING, Md., February 22, 2014 — Every child needs to learn the alphabet. While there are countless books available to help them do that, Sleeping Bear Press has published dozens of alphabet books that range from history to sports, animals to cultural heritage. G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet is part of ...

Olympig!: Children’s book review

SILVER SPRING, Md, February 21, 2014 – Boomer was the first pig to participate in the animal Olympics. His mother was proud of him, but everyone else was sure he was going to fail. Boomer was confident and said, “If your practice and try your best, you can do anything!” Before the first event, a ...

Sochi is safe: Putin is in charge

Vladimir Putin is not Barack Obama. If terrorists embarrass Putin he will scorch their entire Earth and not worry about collateral damage.

Disaster in Sochi? Enjoy the Olympics

WASHINGTON, February 6, 2014 – The world press has descended on Sochi, and the first dispatches are grim. Forget human rights and the environment; the hotel tap water is either missing or undrinkable. Doorknobs come off in your hand. Some hotels don’t have lobbies or floors, there’s no internet service, and you aren’t supposed to ...