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Ludwik Kowalski is a retired physics teacher (Professor emeritus, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA). He is the author of two recently-published FREE books:


1) "Hell on Earth: Brutality and violence under the Stalinist regime" :


http://csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/father2/introduction.html


2) "Diary of a Former Communist: Thoughts, Feelings, Reality." The link is:


http://csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/life/intro.html


This diary-based autobiography illustrates his ideological evolution from one extreme (a devoted Stalinist) to another (an active anticommunist). He hopes that someone will review this book soon, either at this forum or elsewhere. Contact him in private, if you are interested. Reviews of several readers can be seen at amazon.com .


Ludwik's email address is available at this website.


He and his wife, Linda, live in Fort Lee, close to New York City. Born in 1931, Ludwik is still able to enjoy downhill skiing, walking, sweeming, and traveling. On August 7, 2010 he became a grandfather, for the first time.


Educated in the Soviet Union (elementary school, until 1946), in Poland (high school and master's degree), and in France (Ph.D. in nuclear physics), he came to the United States in 1964. Ludwik Kowalski is also the author and co-author of about one hundred scientific publications, plus one elementary physics textbook.


Since retiring, in 2004, he has been involved in four kinds of activity:


A) Reading and thinking about education, especially in connection with negative aspects of computer-based artificial intelligence. He believes that learning must be a pleasure-giving activity.


B) Investigations of so-called cold fusion, as shown at


< http://csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/cf/ >


C) Sharing what he knows and think about Stalinism. The first book is dedicated to his father who died in a Siberian labor camp, at the age of 36


D) Writing and publishing short articles on various topics. Some of these are posted at his own website, others are published as OpEdNews items.

csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/life/intro.htm

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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 10, 2012
Martin Fleischmann died last Friday The article informs readers about death of a great scientist and about the debate he triggered 23 years ago.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 13, 2011
Nuclear Reactors in Japan and Earthquake Effect of earthquake on reactors in Japan
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 28, 2010
She found me, 50 years later Google helped her to find me.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 27, 2010
Near Moscow in 1941: Personal Recollections Recollection of WWII events, near Moscow, 1941
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Socialist United States Does Socialism have a future in America?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 30, 2010
A Museum of Stalinist Gulag Labor Camps in Siberia A project to construct a museum of a Soviet labor camp is supported by the government of Russia.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 27, 2010
FREE ON-LINE BOOKS: HOW TO PROMOTE THEM A free on-line book (accessible over the Internet) is a possible alternative to a printed book. Is this alternative desirable? How should it be implemented?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 27, 2010
Proletarian Dictatorship Laboratory Communism is not Stalinism, they often say. But data from the first implementation of proletarian dictatorship are worth examining (instead of ignoring).
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 23, 2010
A Nuremberg-"like Trial in Ukraine A Nuremberg-like trial of Stalin et al.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2009
Cognitive Structure of Science Comments on scientific methodology of validation
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2009
Natural or Not Natural? A comment on resolution, approved by Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), about a day of remembrance for the victims Naziism and Stalinism.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 18, 2009
Where did our trillion$ go? Trying to understand our economic disaster
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Will Cold Fusion Solve Our Energy Problems? Based on the CBS program about the Cold Fusion Controversy. A scientific controversy, unlike a political one, will be solved because opponents agree on an acceptable methodology of validation.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2009
Iron Fist Versus Socialism Stalinism was Goal-oriented, but being goal-oriented does not mean to be a Stalinist.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 28, 2009
Trying to Understand Large-Scale Fraud A hypothetical scenario illustrating large-scale fraud
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 19, 2009
Stalin and Russian Orthodox Church The Russian Orthodox webpage www.russian-victories.ru glorifies Stalin. How can this paradox be explained?
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 13, 2009
What makes economics so difficult to learn? We must understand economics; it is the most important social science.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Simplified macroeconomics Flow diagrams
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(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2009
Supply and demand Is it used properly (in most textbooks) to predict prevailing prices in models of classical markets?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 17, 2009
Nuclear Cold Fusion Research in that area should be publicly supported.

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