Memoirs of Josef Mindszenty
If anyone has a spare copy of this lying around at the bottom of a bookshelf, I'd be very grateful for a donation.
I actually meet quite a few people here who have no time for Communism or its sissy younger sibling Liberalism. Most of them are from places like Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia...
I feel the need to re-charge my anti-communist batteries, and there is nothing that does that more effectively, or makes my blood boil more against Novusordoism's fellow-traveller status, than the Mindszenty story.
Reason 963, 427 to say that Paul VI was the worst pope in modern history:
Eventually, Pope Paul VI offered a compromise: declaring Mindszenty a "victim of history" (instead of communism) and annulling the excommunication imposed on his political opponents [They tortured him. They fracking tortured him, you pathetic, limp-wristed traitorous...ghah!]
...In December 1973, at the age of 82, Mindszenty was stripped of his titles by the Pope, who declared the Hungarian cardinal's seat officially vacated, but refused to fill the seat while Mindszenty was still alive.
...In early 1976, the Pope made Bishop László Lékai the primate of Hungary, ending a long struggle with the communist government. Lékai turned out to be quite cordial towards the Kádár government.
Really?! You don't say...
Ok, I've just taken the advice of ... someone...possibly Zach...and started an Amazon Wish List. I've received many kind offers from loyal readers who want to send me books. (In fact, some have even wanted to send me money!), so if y'all want to know what I really REALLY want for Christmas, here you go. It's also been posted on the sidebar.
Update to the Update:
There doesn't seem to be any place where one can put a mailing address in the Amazon Wish List thingy. I think the idea is that you are supposed to email me and make the arrangement on the quiet. This is probably a security thing, I would guess. In case someone wants to send you an Anthrax Ripple.