Why Americans need to fear Chinese Authoritarianism

Such technocratic success will attract many Americans. Moreover, I think Chinese technocracy will have a far wider appeal to ordinary Americans than Soviet Communism.

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Frightening Similarities between Revolutionary France and Modern America

Yet history shows France’s stability was an illusion. The ancient pedigree of France’s government and pedigree did not prevent revolution. Today’s Americans who think our 234-year-old Constitution will protect us from revolution need to examine French history. History shows just being old will not protect your nation from a revolution, or a Reign of Terror.

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Another Frightening Similarity between French History and Modern America: The Paris Commune

Those policies were a total rejection of the new National Assembly at Versailles and the results of the 8 February 1871 election. Hence, we see another reminder of modern America in which people reject the results of elections for ideological reasons.

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A Frightening Similarity between Revolutionary France and Modern America

To explain, by 1786 France was broke because people with income were not paying taxes. Moreover, most historians blame King Louis XVI’s clumsy efforts to tax the rich for triggering the French Revolution.

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The Legacy Of The First Slot Machine: Charles Fey’s Liberty Bell

It might be hard to imagine just how wild the people went for this machine, but it was the biggest hit of its time. In fact, so hugely positive was the reception that Charles Fey had to go around to saloons all over California to install his machine. Suffice it to say that this was the beginning of the slots revolution in earnest.

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