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Belarus introduces slavery

Here’s the latest news from what Hugo Chavez called the “model social state” of Belarus:
Vladimir Dodonov wants to flee Belarus for neighboring Russia before it becomes illegal to leave his job at a wood-processing plant.
Belarus’ authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko, has decided to stem an exodus of qualified workers to Russia, starting by banning those who [...]

The Belarusian monarchy

“My son Mikalai is here with me and it means we have a person to pick up the baton in 20-25 years.”
–Aleksander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, aka Europe’s Last Dictator, on a visit to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela

Based on events of a year and a half ago, I suppose that settles that. President Lukashenko’s son [...]

Notes on Dostoevsky

The Grand Inquisitor argued before Jesus that “for never was there anything more unbearable to the human race than personal freedom!”. Not that freedom is unbearable for a person.