Jan Tomasz Gross

Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

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The reason why half a Polish village one day in 1941 killed the other half was -alledgedly- anti-Semitism. Actually it could have been any other reason, as it could have been any other place in the world. When hatred, envy, and the darkest in the human soul is countinuously aroused against a population, then these things happen, even today. This book serves as a warning to evil sowers of propaganda in their own political benefit, demogogues of all nationalities.

Just after the Second World War 1,600 Jews (all the population except for 7) in a small town in Poland were killed by their murderous neighbors. The author does the daring job of exposing the facts as a true historian must, without sentimentalism or sentationalism. Just plain facts. Interviews with neighbors who remember the facts well after so many years and who know where the guilt lies because they stood by while the killing took place; and the documents of the investigation which ended with only one person sentenced to death.

The Jews couldn't believe that the neighbors they met everyday in the street would dare to literally gather them together and burn them up in a barn (or kill them with forks, axes, sickels). But it did happen. Only one person in town would take the risk to hide 7 of the would-be victims in her house. Amazing.

What a warning for all of us: there's a killer sleeping inside of each one of us. Don't let the devil stir him up.


"Es cierto que el Romano es libre de hacer todo lo que quiera. Pero también lo es que tiene que soportar las consecuencias de sus actos. No importa que se haya equivocado, que le hayan engañado o incluso forzado: un hombre no se deja forzar: etiamsi coactus, attamen voluit. Es libre; pero si distraído, imprudente o atontado, prometió pagar una determinada cantidad y no puede pagarla, se convierte en esclavo de su acreedor."

Rudolph von Ihering

“Slavery, protection, and monopoly find defenders, not only in those who profit by them, but in those who suffer by them.”

Frédéric Bastiat

On the true nature of the Castro Revolution in Cuba: "The revolution was a cover for committing atrocities without the slightest vestige of guilt ... we were young and irresponsible. We were pirates. We formed our own caste ... we belonged to and believed in nothing -no religion, no flag, no morality or principle. It's fortunate we didn't win, because if we had, we would have drowned the continent in barbarism."

Jorge Masetti -In the Pirate's Den

La anarquía, es decir, la ausencia de fuerza estatal, no es una forma de Estado, y cualquiera que acabe con ella por el medio que sea, el usurpador nacional o el conquistador extranjero, rinde un servicio a la sociedad. Es un salvador, un bienhechor, porque la forma más insoportable de Estado es la ausencia de Estado.


Rudolph von Ihering

"El envidioso está afligido no solo por sus males propios, sino por los bienes de los demás."  -Hipias

[la norma de conducta de los progres] "No hacer nada que alguien pueda envidiarme." -Hipasos

NINOTCHKA,

O EL DISCRETO DESENCANTO CON EL SOCIALISMO 

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Seguimos a la espera de la reedición de este importante libro del gran escritor español José Pla

Historia de la Segunda República.

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También a la espera de este importante libro del genial Rafael Abella.

Finales de enero, 1939, Barcelona cambia de piel

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