Emery Barcs -- 1905-1990

Emery Barcs (born Imre Bruchsteiner) was a Hungarian Jewish journalist who escaped to Australia in 1938  -- fleeing Fascist persecution.  He seems to have acquired English easily and in my youth I often read newspaper articles by him.  He was especially informative about the Communist world.  Something he wrote in 1961 will ring a bell:  "Under Communism if theory clashes with facts then it's just too bad for the facts".

As a belated acknowledgement of my debt to him, I have just put 12 of his old newspaper articles online  -- written between 1950 and 1970.  There are no other articles of his online that I know of -- though diligent mining of Trove might turn up something.  See my collection of his articles here.  If he had been pro-Communist, every word he ever wrote would already be online, of course.

1 comment:

  1. Some Chinese comments on the nature of the feeling-heart.
    At the level of the feeling-heart there is not the slightest bit of difference between human beings. Everybody obviously has different functions and capabilities, but at the level of the feeling-heart, all beings (including the non-humans) are the same.

    The negative exploitation and killing of human beings by human beings violates the heart of one and all.
    The negative exploitation and killing of non-human beings by human beings violates the heart of one and all.
    The negative exploitation, and progressive degradation, and potential destruction of the fundamental order of the natural environment on which all Earth-life depends violates the heart and directly threatens the life of one and all.


All comments containing Chinese characters will not be published as I do not understand them