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Something is rotten in Denmark. In an age of near-instantaneous access to place and substance, and an over-abundance of people sharing their amazing experiences with it, people in America report being less happy, taking longer to form families, and an overall feeling that something is wrong. By contrast, the Amish, living on the very same land as most other Americans, report being the happiest in the country while completely rejecting the social and technological norms of those around them. According to an article in Quartz, “When sociologists were really diving into the Amish culture in the 1960s and 1970s, 75% of Amish children would decide to become Amish adults. The most recent statistics show that 95% are now choosing to join the Amish Church.” Clearly the “English”, as the Amish still refer to the Americans around them, are doing it wrong.


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– Witness, Weir (1985)
A Mortgage Banker In Amish Country, Davidson (2008) –
– Success Made Simple, Wesner (2010)
– Hardcore History 48 – Prophets of Doom, Carlin (2013) – Hardcore History 48 – Prophets of Doom
– The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t, Coren (2018) – The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t
– How Long Until We’re All Amish?, Stone (2018) –
– Use of technology by different Amish affiliations – Amish - Wikipedia
 

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With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmaker presents this visually stunning documentary about the people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There‘s no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. With insightful commentary written and narrated by Herzog, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity.
 
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Doctor Matthew Rafael Johnson, noted scholar on Russian history, Orthodoxy, and its relationship with the modern world joins us today to discuss the origins of the October Revolution, it geopolitical ramifications, and the parallels of the Soviet Empire with the modern day American one. In his own words, “Professor Johnson’s academic work is dedicated to the delegitimization of the global capitalist system and the demystification of the ideology that justifies it. This is a demonic, serpentine Leviathan spreading the postmodern acid of American-sponsored mass-zombification to the world. The neurotic capitalist ‘liberated the individual,’ only to create the mass-man: a crippled, malformed cipher almost entirely incapable of higher-order thought.”

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Dr. Matthew Rafael Johnson – The Russian Orthodox Medievalist
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— References —

– And Quiet Flows the Don, Sholokhov (1925)
– Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War?, Suvorov (1988)
– Stalin’s War of Extermination, 1941-1945: Planning, Realization and Documentation, Hoffman (2001)
– Two Hundred Years Together, Solzhenitsyn (2002)
– The Third Rome: Holy Russia, Tsarism and Orthodoxy, Johnson (2004)
– Russian Populist: The Political Thought of Vladimir Putin, Johnson (2012)
– Icebreaker – Who Started the Second World War?, Myth of the 20th Century (2019) – Icebreaker – Who Started the Second World War?
– Stuka Pilot – Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Myth of the 20th Century (2019) – Stuka Pilot – Hans-Ulrich Rudel
– The Soviet Experiment, Johnson (2019)
 
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