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United in Hate: The Left's Romance With Tyranny and Terror
FRONTPAGE ^ | March 04, 2009 | Ronald Radosh

Posted on 03/04/2009 2:14:43 AM PST by Cindy

SNIPPET: "Like Hoffer’s Western pro-communists, when the truth emerges about what life is like under fundamentalist Islam, many leftists publicly deny the reports -- as much of the Left did when it first learned about the horrors Pol Pot inflicted on Cambodia. Privately, Glazov argues, the Leftist approves of what has taken place. Indeed, Glazov emphasizes, the violence and horror is what “attracts him in the first place.” They know that without it, the eventual earthly paradise will never be born. After all, as the Bolsheviks used to argue, “you can’t cook an omelet without breaking eggs.”

Glazov mentions the response of the once famous pro-Soviet and later Maoist apologist Anna Louise Strong, who was herself for a while under suspicion of being an American agent. Glazov notes that Strong was undisturbed by the arrests and deaths of her own friends in the Stalinist purges. I once attended a talk of hers in New York City, to which she arrived after Stalin kicked her out of the USSR and condemned her as a spy. Most of the Left viewed her as a traitor, and few people went to her appearance. I was one of them. What Strong told the audience -- and I will never forget this -- was that she viewed herself as part of a group of flies in the way of an ongoing train. The train had to get to the station; it did not matter if some of them were killed as the train moved towards its destination. At least Strong was consistent. Even when she herself was falsely accused of being an American agent -- she justified all that had been said against her as necessary for the revolution’s success. Or as

Glazov explains this phenomenon: “Because believers consider themselves higher life forms, their inferiors become not only expendable, but necessary waste.”

Having established how the Left thinks about the world, Glazov proceeds to document the Old and New Left’s support of Marxist tyrannies, from Lenin’s and then Stalin’s Soviet Union to Mao’s China and Castro’s Cuba and the Sandinista’s Nicaragua in the 1980’s. It is a familiar story, one however that still unfortunately needs retelling, so that new generations learn the lessons so many have seemed to forget. (or perhaps never learned.) One always finds surprise and shock at how so many supposedly learned and respected thinkers became willing dupes of those who were among the 20th Century’s major monsters and killers."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; glazov; left; leftwing; newleft; oldleft; terror; theleft; tyranny

1 posted on 03/04/2009 2:14:43 AM PST by Cindy
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United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror (Hardcover)
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2 posted on 03/04/2009 2:16:15 AM PST by Cindy
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3 posted on 03/04/2009 2:20:37 AM PST by Ulysse
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Yep, direct and too the point.

4 posted on 03/04/2009 2:21:29 AM PST by Cindy
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5 posted on 03/04/2009 4:01:21 AM PST by Cindy
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Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro, Kim Jong Il, just a few names. 100s of millions of deaths. All in the name of socialistic causes.

6 posted on 03/04/2009 6:00:50 AM PST by ChinaThreat (3)
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