Suicide of the liberals

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Vonz90
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Suicide of the liberals

Post by Vonz90 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:00 pm

https://www.firstthings.com/article/202 ... e-liberals

Like the graffiti says, "Liberals get the freedom seed too"

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Re: Suicide of the liberals

Post by D5CAV » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:45 pm

Interesting read!

Although some of the less wealthy members of the "KaDet" party suffered after the October Revolution (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitut ... atic_Party ), two of the main protagonists of the article never saw the gulags. They continued their lives of privilege outside of Russia/ USSR.

Pavel Milyukov fled to France where he lived well in Paris until he died at 84 in 1943: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavel_Milyukov

He lived well enough that he survived an assassination attempt while seeing a performance of the Berliner Philharmonic in 1922, when most Germans needed a wheelbarrow full of Reichmarks to buy a loaf of bread.

Ivan Petrunkevich became a professor at Yale University in the US. He lived in New Haven until his death at 89 in 1964: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Petrunkevitch

They never got the freedom seed.

Maybe they were just lucky or maybe they kept a low-enough profile that Stalin didn't see the need to eliminate them like he did Trotsky.

However, as Clint Eastwood's character said in "Unforgiven": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpDkYZWeeVg "Deserves got nothing to do with it."
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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