Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The deadliest ideology in history

Not Nazism. Communism. Claire Berlinksi, City Journal: A Hidden History of Evil. Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives?

150 million deaths, many in China. Gorbachev laughs at murder, a man now feted in the West. The treachery of Europe's fellow travelers. Soviet state-sponsored terror.

Hollywood hasn't made movie after movie about it either. No, they still think communism is cool. Our president even had his image and likeness styled after Soviet propaganda posters.

It's the deadliest ideology in history. So far.

Perhaps we could learn from history so we don't repeat it. As the saying goes.

Maybe our President Barack Obama will make a speech or something.

When I was an undergraduate at Harvard, over 30 years ago, the Russian Research Center was a vibrant counter to Soviet propaganda. What's it doing these days?

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