It would hardly occur to anyone in Slovenia today to thank the Pope for his role in creating Slovenian Republic. Of course, first, without America it would never have happened. But the Pope did more than just risk his life in the battle with the Evil Empire. Yes, Gorbachev knew that he had lost the Cold War. He tried to hide it, although it sounds now that he spilled the beans to his buddies in Slovenia (see MAG on QUOTES page ). In my 1989 book "The Party is Over" I wrote: "Gorbachev said at Stanford University that it is not important to debate who won the Cold War. I agree.... What is important is that the winner is the ideology which in practice respects individual human rights. The loser is the ideology which puts the rights of the state above the individual. " American citizens and President Ronald Reagan, who led the final charge are to be thanked, and not some two-bit politicians who simply picked up the fruit which fell down the tree. Slovenians should know that most Americans had a lot more to do to create independent Slovenia than all the former Slovenian communists put together.
Borut Prah was born in Kranj, Slovenia as a subject of the Yugoslavian king to parents who were born as subjects of Kaiser Franz Josef to parents whose grandparents were subjects of Napoleon Bonaparte. In spite of such turbulent family history, the future turned out worse than the past.
He started school under Mussolini. For two years he was taught how to pray to the pictures of the Italian king - until these were replaced by pictures of Hitler. Fortunately these did not last long. Stalin sent troops to help Tito's Communists replace "Heil Hitlers" with slogans to Marx, Engels, Stalin and even Albanian premier Enver Hoxha. In such circumstances it made no sense to study the perverted communist business or law. He decided on electrical engineering, a subject which he assumed even Marxists could not subvert. As he explains in his book The Party Is Over, it was a wrong assumption.
He left Yugoslavia to study in France and Australia and in 1963 joined IBM in San Francisco. In 1987 he retired from IBM to write the book on the accomplishments of Communism. It was an easy task.
In 1990, he founded Macrosolutions, Inc., an Oakland, California software development company for interactive consumer systems and participated in venture capitalism. He retired in 2001 to have more time for projects such as The Party Is Over and to prevent the neo-marxists to do more damage to the United States of America.