Nicholas Winton, a British stock broker whose long-forgotten heroism organizing the rescue of 669 children from the Holocaust, got a happy surprise during a 1998 episode of the BBC program That’s Life.
Merdan Ghappar, a former fashion model and now prisoner in one of China’s notorious Orwellian “reeducation” camps was inadvertently given access to his cell phone and quickly sent out a short video describing his conditions. Handcuffed to a bed, he is seen alone in his cell while propaganda broadcasts drone on in the background. In accompanying texts, he describes scenes of torture and brutality. The video — an unprecedented glimpse deep inside China’s workers’ paradise — may be the last anyone will see of him. We can only hope he doesn’t suffer the fate forced on many other Chinese prisoners.
Joe Biden has picked his VP running mate…and it’s Kamala Harris. Never heard of her? Reason released this excellent video detailing her record as prosecutor.
As the clip explains, she is hideously authoritarian, probably the most anti-libertarian candidate in a long time, and that’s saying something. She built her early career by going after prostitutes and shielding corrupt prosecutors. God knows how many innocent people shed quiet tears in their cells thanks to this devil.
National Review earlier listed “20 things you don’t know about Kamala Harris.” It includes things like backing civil asset forfeiture, going after gun shops, and hiding damaging information about a police crime lab. She hopes you’ll forget all that. Don’t.
This documentary profile of libertarian economist Walter Williams outlines his positions on government’s effect on the black community, and offers a brief biography of his rise from child of the Philadelphia housing projects to noted author and commentator. [ Walter Williams: Suffer No Fools credits: Dir: Anthony Machi/ Larry Elder, Douglas H. Ginsburg/ 56 min/ Documentary/ Econ 101, Libertarian Heroes/ 2014]
How to See It
“On the major social and political issues of our time, Walter Williams is one of America’s most important and provocative thinkers. He is black, yet he opposes affirmative action. He believes that the Civil Rights Act was a major error, that the minimum wage actually creates unemployment and that occupational and business licensure and industry regulation work against minorities and others in American business. Perhaps most importantly he has come to believe that it has been the welfare state that has done to black Americans what slavery could never do: destroy the black family. Williams expresses all of these provocative ideas and more in this new public television documentary.”
–Free To Choose Media
Per National Review, after discovering the true nature of a Communist front group in Hollywood in the 1940s, Olivia de Havilland worked as a double agent to help bring them down. Details of the story were just released following her death.
Kyle Smith of National Review gives backhanded praise to the new Ron Howard film Rebuilding Paradise: “Howard tries to shape Rebuilding Paradise into yet another story of pluck and grit, but it’s really a story of the various ways government fails even the neediest and worthiest of citizens…[it’s] an accidental libertarian parable…”