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Long article but she writes so well it’s an easy read. Amazing stuff yet it’s wiki-leaks which gets the attention.
Ask any kid. They think Gorbachev magnanimously decided to get rid of communism. Reagan, Thatcher, and the Pope’s efforts are forgotten except for those of us who lived through it and future conservative historians.
Oh, those wacky communists. They were just playing around. How can I be interested in this when Britney Spears is showing her most important part again.
“The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history.”
Not if you were raised in my family...Master Chief Duntno would have kicked your ass all over town if you said anything positive about a Democrat, a Democrat idea or even soccer ... “that communist sport that’s taking kids away from football and making them pansies.”
memory hole bookmark.
And Democracy leads just as inexorably to Socialism and Communism. How about we go back to a Free Republic and step back from the edge of the Democratic cliff?
Just a thought we all here can relate to...
This is awful. I once participated in a letter-writing campaign to get Vladimir Bukovsky out of a Soviet psychiatric internment; brilliant man, brilliant and brave beyond all telling; and now nobody gives a $#!+
The Nazis killed @ 7 million.
Stalin killed 25 million and Mao killed over 80 million people.
Schicklgruber was a piker compared to those two.
I would think Hillsdale would be a logical candidate for such a library....but perhaps they want a better known/Ivy league university?
These things only confirm for me that history can only be understood if viewed through a spiritual or religious lens.
I’ve always been disgusted by the game our media liberals play, where they recognize that national socialists were pure evil but pretend that soviet socialists were any different at all. The problem is not Germany or the nationalist brand of socialism; the problem is socialism itself. The idea that the government should have the power to distribute wealth according to any ideology is the problem. I think those in the media know that, which is why they work so hard to hide the truth about their beloved Stalin. How could the voters trust Obama, Pelosi, or Hillary with the same power if they fully understood that power and a socialist ideology lead inevitably to the terrible outcome we saw under both brands of socialism in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s?
I agree with the author. The world missed a golden opportunity when it declined to have Nuremburg-style trials for the communist leaders of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
There’s a good reason for that. The communists had, and still have, many collaborators in the West, and any trials would connect them together. There was a lot of collusion going on across the Iron Curtain.
And here we are.
What about this? Buried in plain sight in the article:
Unofficially, [Senator Joseph] BIDEN and [Senator Richard] LUGAR said that, in the end of the day, they were not so much concerned with having a problem of this or that citizen solved as with showing to the American public that they do care for human rights. . . .
Thanks for posting this. I picked up a book in a junk store titled “Stalin History of a Dictator” published in 1971. Lots of interesting stuff in there, especially about WW2.
I'll give you one guess.