“Scholar” and Live Journal enthusiast Roel Van Leeuwen
Part 3 of 3
In my last installment I told of my discovery of R. W. Van Leeuwen’s Thesis “Dreamers of the Dark,” written for the Department of Religious Studies at Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand, for which the author received a MA degree with First Class Honors in 2008. The thesis purports to document and analyze a “satanic-nazi” conspiracy in New Zealand centered around yours truly. I also described how Van Leeuwen’s thesis is a tissue of pure (and impure) inventions. Read more …
Detail from a painting by Pedro Berruguete on the life of Santo Domingo de Guzmán depicting Dominican friars burning heretical books
The Stalin and Hitler regimes were both noted for their repression of scientists and intellectuals who did not toe their respective party lines.
Many Left-wing academics, centered on the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, were sponsored to leave Germany and emigrate to the US, where they took over the social sciences and created a virtual totalitarianism of their own in American academia. Read more …
I am a great admirer of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, who along with Richard Strauss and Ralph Vaughan Williams, was one of the last generation (so far) of great European Romantic composers. Thus my attention was drawn to a November 29, 2009 article about Sibelius in the Chronicle of Higher Education, “A Composer’s Ties to Nazi Germany Come Under New Scrutiny,” by Peter Monaghan.