Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism

Synopsis: Join host Ben Wattenberg for the chronicle of a movement that rivaled the great religions in sweep and power, but ultimately failed to deliver the "Heaven on Earth" promised by its most ambitious advocates.

Money is a common good.

- Like water.


Algiers the White

As Mireille Balin

gives up Pp le Moko

And as we have, once

again, given up Africa

Constance, there is nothing

else you could have done.

It's well known that

when one goes south

the latitude becomes negative

and all that remains is the North,

precious soul, precious friend.

You still have the watch.

Done with the crimes and

the blood. Done with Kigali.

Long live the holidays.

Uncle Mathias, why did you

say this watch is worth gold?

It doesn't even show the time.


Henri Dricourt...

wait a second, yes I know.

But Richard Christmann...

I don't know.

I know, the fire... but doesn't

matter... it's him, it's him.

Alright... war is war, but

a crime remains a crime.

Please keep looking for Alice.

Two "M", only one "N".

We're far from Byzance, you know.

What lies ahead is an

impossible history.

We're facing a kind of zero.

I have once encountered


and it is much more immense

than one tends to believe.

Jaffa, 1948

you know that we are living

in a material world


You're completely right,

I don't love any nation.

Not the French, not the North

Americans, not the Germans.

Not the Jewish nation,

not the Black nation.

With their slanted eyes

I only love my friends.



Where did you

steal this watch?

It's not your business.

Give it to me,

or I will denounce you.

No, it is mine.

Oh, you speak German?

You will be useful, my boy.

Yes, but... how much?

And you have studied, too.

What a great find, this Ludovic.

Who told you my first name?

I know everything.

Mr. Obersturmbannfhrer Goldberg

what did you do in

Avenue Foch, 1943?

Leave me alone, horrible kid.

All movement on a plain surface that

is not driven by physical necessity

is a spatial affirmation of oneself

be it building an

Empire, or tourism.

Everyone can do something

so that there is no God.

But what has changed today

is that the a**holes are sincere.


Stop being suspicious

of everything.

I'm thinking about what

Ludovic has told us.

Alright... what, for example?

The old man with the young girl.

I have seen them

speak to the Captain.

Alright... and so?

So, the name of the largest

shareholder of the company


Mountain of Gold

Yes... it's the name

of the old man.


Abandon ship, abandon

ship, abandon ship!

Quiet, Alissa, quiet!

Meow is how the ancient

Egyptians called their cats.

You trouble me with

each of your words.

Be silent, Alissa.

Waves of Allied bombers destroy

the Third Reich under their bombs

The Luftwaffe tries to

regain their advantage

by means of a terrifying

new strategy.

The German pilots will crash their

own planes into the enemy bombers.

Ach, Germany.

Did you know that

kamikaze, in Japanese

means divinity of the wind?

- Of course.

Major Kamenskaia. I am a friend of

your godmother, Alexandra Irinivna.

Yes, exactly, the old

chief of the Moscow Police.

I have read a number of books...

I have read a number of books

on what she has written.

So... I think that we should talk.

And you think you

will stay in Haifa?

I will see.

They say there's a right to return.

For me it would be... to get away.

In Stanford, what are

you studying, exactly?

I'm directing a seminar. Monetary

creation and literary creation.

You see, still today, they're

asking themselves, in Moscow...

The Spanish Civil War

The Republicans

tell the Comintern

to evacuate the gold

of the Bank of Spain.

The France-Navigation

company, exactly.

When they reach Odessa, one third,

one fourth has disappeared.

And another third in Moscow.

Regarding the first third,

I have my idea.

For the last third

you would have to dig deep

into the communist archives.

Art... and the knife.

War. So it's...

You want to hear my opinion?

AIDS is just an instrument

to kill the black continent.

Why is there light?

Because there is darkness.


Money was invented

so that the people wouldn't have

to look each other in the eye.

So, we're back to zero, my friend.

Fortunately, the Arabs

have invented it.

We don't even pay them

for their copyright.

Negative numbers were

invented in India.

They made some in Arabia,

before setting out for Italy.

Fibonacci has used them first.

When the British left Israel

what exactly did you do with the

gold of the Bank of Palestine?


One always says that one can only

compare what is comparable.

In fact, one can only compare what

is incomparable to the incomparable.

It's over, all that.




Your comedy is pointless.

Enough, stop.

Me too, I have learned to

collaborate with the French.

See, I will teach you something.

It's Napoleon.

During the Fire of Moscow,

he signed the decree

for the creation of

the Comdie-Franaise.

I do not understand.

I do not understand.

To understand, Mr. Goldberg,

that is difficult.

I don't care about the Spanish gold

that you have made disappear.

I only have to find the rest.

There's no need to

fear Moscow anymore.

My only true mission,

Mr. Krewitzky...

Ah, what fortune.

My grandmother would say that

as a Yes and as a No.

I don't want to die

before I have seen

Europe happy again

before I have seen the word "Russia"

and the word "Happiness"

cling to each other again,

like two plaques of a belt.

God be with you.

Heil Hitler!

Naples, alright.

But Alexandria, Haifa, Odessa...

to get from Algiers to Barcelona?

One shall never...

- Silence is gold.

Istanbul, that's the Orient

or the Occident?

Lets go.


Once, in 1942, I have

encountered nothingness

and it is much more immense

than one tends to believe.

To be or not to be.

A jew.

Yes, I've been told...

my parents... but so what?

To tell is never enough.

Geometry as origin

The origin is always

what one returns to.

There has been, for decades,

especially in Mathematics

a return of Geometry.

The idea is not that Geometry

would return to its origin

but rather that we return

to Geometry, as origin

and participate in the

return of Geometry.

The poor things.

They have for themselves only

the name that we impose on them.

There's nothing more

convenient than a text.

We have only books

to put into books.

But what if we have to

put reality into a book?

And what if we have to

put reality into reality?


Geometry that is still valid, and

at the same time still improves.

Residing in all these

new forms... Geometry.


Husserl underlines the "la"

... la gomtrie.

In all new forms

... die Geometrie.

This I cannot accept.

I will address it tonight.

I have to work now.

Miss Alissa... Miss Alissa!

continued to speak, for

a while, with a low voice

so that the young girl

wouldn't hear them.

But this precaution

was unnecessary

they spoke to each other

with their thoughts.

insofar as all of these parts,

or a sum of these parts

at a given moment denies, insofar

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