SUMMARY IN ENGLISH

CONTRA # 5 2007

Political correctness and the Cold War
by Tommy Hansson

In spite of the end of the Cold War Communism and leftist extremism survives. A few countries still have communist regimes, like China, North Korea and Cuba. In our society a leftist influenced political correctness reduces the scope of free discussion, in topics like environmental policy and homosexuality. This political correctness is fully supported by the ”centre-right” Swedish government.

 

Neoconservatism after Iraq
by Fredrik Runebert

Many analysts have proclaimed the death of neoconservatism after the problems that was caused by the Iraq war. In Contra # 6 2005 I wrote an article on American foreign policy and the differennce between neoconservatism and other viewpoints, like realism. Here I discuss a recent article in Commentary by Joshua Muravchik called ”The past, present and future of neoconservatism”.

Jihad – the Holy War
by C G Holm

Jihad usually is translated as ”Holy War”. It is the muslim model for conquering world hegemony. But there are muslims that regard jihad more as a spiritual struggle – but unfortunately the terrorists have a more historically correct view on what jihad really is.

Human organs for sale in Chinese prisons

Chinese doctors sell organs of Chinese prisoners, especially imprisoned adherents of the Falun Gong movement. The organs are taken away by surgery from live prisoners and sold on the international market. The corpses are cremated and the ashes mixed with charcoal.

Witness of the Lenin coup d'État
by Torsten Hammargren

The Swedish diplomat Lorenz Hammargren (1886–1972), the father of the author of the article, witnessed the Russian revolution from the Swedish embassy in Petrograd. He told about his personal experiences during ther revolution and the support to persecuted Germans living in Russia managed by the Swedish Embassy (Sweden was protective power of Germasny after the severance of German-Russian diplomatic relations at the start of World War I, and aid to Germans in Russia was distributed via the Swedish Embassy).

Janis and Gunta Rozkalns – the voice of conscience in Soviet Labor Camps and in today's democratic Latvia
an interview translated by Janis Vikmanis

Janis Rozkalns is a well-known and highly respected person in Latvia. The reason is that KGB never succeeded in succumbing him. He is a believing Christian and that was the way his history started. Janis Rozkalns lets us look into a structure of an oppressive society. How a dictatorship treats its citizens. During Communist times he participated in a committee for human rights and democracy in Latvia, Helsinki 86. For this he was sent to labor camp. Today he is advocating politically incorrect views in a democratic, but still not fully free, Latvia.

For bioenergy and world starvation
by C G Holm

Peasants have always complained. This is not so any more. Peasants today are optimistic and happy – over grain prices. Land that has not been tilled for a long time is used again and sellers of farm equipment makes good business. Prices are up, up and up. There are several explanations for the increasing prices of farm products, but one is the increased use of bioenergy as fuel (Brazil, the United States, Australia and Sweden all have extensive programs for biofuel). The increased interest for biofuel delays the fight against world starvation. Without biofuel the fight against starvation could have been won within a few decades, now it will last for a century or more.


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