- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: The Foundation for Economic Liberty, Inc.; 2nd edition (February 2004)
- ISBN-10: 0974230308
- ISBN-13: 978-0974230306
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,147,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Third Rome: Holy Russia, Tsarism and Orthodoxy Paperback – February, 2004
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Matthew Raphael Johnson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in political science. Presently, he is a researcher in Russian history and politics at the Foundation for Economic Liberty in Washington D.C.
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If you read it alongside Riasnovsky's "A History of Russia" it also makes for a very interesting read, because Johnson repeatedly makes direct references to Riasanovsky and challenges his assertions and interpretations and often times accuses him of ideological bias. Reading the two together is just like watching a debate unfold between the two authors.
There has been so much propaganda and misinformation about Russia, especially in the English speaking world. This book will shatter a bunch of myths and false preconceived notions people have. It will alter the way you look at history and politics and make you more aware of the reality of how the world is run.
The propaganda job that has been done on the truth of Holy Russia is one of the great disgraces of modern history. Matthew Raphael Johnson is to be tremendously commended for finally and effectively inveighing against this untruth. It is truth such as this that will set us free.
I had occasion this week to reread this very important and excellent book. In the time between readings, I have tried to educate myself relative to European history, philosophy, and economics. With this in mind, it is truly a wonder to rediscover in Dr. Johnson's monumental account of Holy Russia the legacy of a state founded on the very sound ideas of the Christian Faith. It is without question that the existence of this Christian polity was an embarrassment to the liberal masonic oligarchs who sought to rule the world in 1917 and still seek the same goal today. Yet, as Dr. Johnson illustrates, the spirit of Holy Russia lives. Praise God.
Reading widely, I would make the following bold claim relative to this excellent book. I believe it is the most important and insightful book thus far written in the new century. Read it carefully. And be renewed with hope in Christ in the process!
TO ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY AT THE END OF THE TENTH CENTURY BY VLADIMIR THE GREAT TO THE
REIGN OF THE TSAR NICHOLAS II OR ST NICHOLAS II; IT DEBUNKED THE MYTH OF THE BLOODY TSARS
AND BACKWARD RUSSIA WHICH ARE FALSEHOOLS PROPAGATED BY BOTH THE SOVIETS AND THE LIBERAL
THE AUTHOR POINTED OUT THAT IVAN IV KNOWN AS IVAN THE "TERRIBLE" WAS NOT TERRIBLE AT ALL, IN FACT
THERE WERE MORE TERRIBLE WESTERN MONARCHS IN THE SIXTEEN CENTURY AND THE RELIGIOUS WARS
OF THE REFORM AND THE COUNTERREFORM THAT CULMINATED IN THE BLOODY AND DESTRUCTIVE THIRTY
YEARS WARS (1618-1648), THE ORTHODOX RELIGION WAS MUCH MORE TOLERANT THAN THE WESTERN RELIGIONS.
IT HAS TO BE KEEP IN MIND THAT RUSSIA WAS THREATENED IN ALL FRONTS; IN THE WEST BY THE POLISH AND LITHUANIANS,
IN THE SOUTH BY THE TURKS AND THE TATARS AND THE EAST BY THE MONGOLS.
THE PART THAT DEALS WITH THE SERFDOM OF THE PEASANTS IS VERY ILLUSTRATING, THEY WERE FREER THAN TODAY
AMERICAN WORKERS WHO HAVE TWO OR EVEN THREE JOBS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND WHO STRUGGLE DAILY
TO PAY THEIR DEBTS.
ALEXANDER III AND NICHOLAS II HAVE BEEN BRANDED AS REACTIONARY AT THE TIME OF THE INFAMOUS SWEATSHOPS
IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA ( TALES OF TWO CITIES BY CHARLES DICKENS), TO BE SURE DISSENT WAS PUNISHED
BUT THAT WAS MILD IN COMPARISON WITH THE HORRENDOUS TOTALITARIAN STATES ( COMMUNIST AND NAZI) OF
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND NOWADAYS THE POLITICALLY CORRECTNESS DOGMA OF THE LIBERAL WEST.
THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION WAS THE DEVIL COMING TO THE EARTH, THIS EVIL IDEOLOGY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA,
BUT WAS CREATED BY CRAZY WESTERN INTELLECTUALS, THE COMMUNIST TYRANNY WAS THE MOST PERVERSE SYSTEM
IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND, AFTER THE MONSTROUS CRIMES COMMITED BY LENIN AND STALIN IT SPREADED LIKE
POISONOUS DISEASE TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD CAUSING ALMOST ONE HUNDRED MILLION VICTIMS.
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