by Philalethes On Jan. 1st, normally peaceful Kazakhs demonstrated to protest the doubling of gasoline prices. This was in the country’s largest city, Alma Ata (the more recent spelling is Almaty). The Russian Tsars founded the city in the 19th century. Its original name was Verny, “Faithful”; Alma Ata […]
When in 1933 a lone, disturbed young man set fire to the building of the German parliament, the Reichstag, Hitler declared it a conspiracy, an insurrection, and used the incident as a pretext to declare a state of emergency and bring on the full Nazi reign of terror.