Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 11.10.17

100 years later, Bolshevism is back. And we should be worried.
Anne Applebaum, Washington Post

Within two decades of October 1917, the Revolution had devoured not only its children, but also its founders — the men and women who had been motivated by such passion for destruction. It created not a beautiful new civilization but an angry, unhappy, and embittered society, one that squandered its resources, built ugly, inhuman cities, and broke new ground in atrocity and mass murder.

Has Government Become Too Big?
Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine

At what point does the size of government become an obstacle to effective governance and the common good?

As Communism Turns 100, a Brief Look at the Death and Destruction It Has Wrought
Ed Feulner , The Daily Signal

Communism first took root in Russia, where Vladimir Lenin led the Bolshiviks Revolution in 1917.

Farmers move to defy Trump on NAFTA
Adam Behsudi , Politico

After trusting that the president would have their backs, many agricultural advocates now feel a sense of betrayal.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).