32% of young Americans hold a positive view of Karl Marx (perhaps because less than a fifth are aware of the number who died under the ideology he gave to the world)

Dec 8, 2017 by

(perhaps because less than a fifth are aware of the number who died under the ideology he gave to the world) by Amanda Whiting and Tim Montgomerie, Unherd: Over the last fortnight UnHerd has ran a series of features on ‘communism’s forgotten victims’: why is the West’s collective memory so short when it comes to the horrors perpetrated by Mao, Pol Pot, and Stalin? How has it happened that the swastika is rightly anathema to the modern world, but the hammer-and-sickle is the stuff of Vetements...

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Why don’t we remember the victims of communism?

Nov 25, 2017 by

by Tim Montgomerie, unherd: Online now (eg on iTunes) is the latest of UnHerd’s audio documentaries. Presented by Douglas Murray and produced by Sean Glynn – and which you can listen to, via Soundcloud, below –  examines our failure to remember the victims of communism, in the way that we, rightly, remember the victims of Nazi-ism. Within this 35 minute production, Douglas travels to Budapest and to that city’s House of Terror museum. It is actually the location in the heart of the Hungarian...

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The Bolshevik Revolution Reveals Six Phases From Freedom To Communist Misery

Nov 17, 2017 by

by Stella Morabito, The Federalist: Scarcity, terror, and the mass murder of more than 100 million victims are communism’s main contributions to human history. As we mark the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia on November 7, we should never forget that legacy. Communism is a fount of human misery and death. Few today really understand what that system of so-called government is all about. In a nutshell, communism enforces a privileged elite’s centralization of power. This means...

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What Communists Did To My Family In The Soviet Gulags

Nov 10, 2017 by

by Ryan Fazio, The Federalist: […]  This account of life under Soviet rule is not an extreme outlier, but indicative of how the communist regime treated its own people. This week marks 100 years since the revolution that gave rise to communism in Russia and, subsequently, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Avowedly Marxist regimes killed anywhere from 65 to 100 million people, a total so high that it is impossible for the human mind to conceptualize. So goes the apocryphal...

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The Final 3 Phases In The Slide From Freedom To Communism

Nov 9, 2017 by

by Stella Morabito, The Federalist: Once the groundwork is laid for Communism, it can impose itself by consolidating its takeover of society’s institutions, by enforcing conformity, then moving to its ‘final solutions’ phase. As we mark the 100th anniversary of the communist takeover of Russia on November 7, 1917 (October 25, according to the old Russian calendar at the time), it’s worth pondering how the road to communism is paved. After all, its legacy is the murder of more than 100 million...

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Communism Through Rose-Colored Glasses

Nov 4, 2017 by

by Bret Stephens, New York Times: “In the spring of 1932 desperate officials, anxious for their jobs and even their lives, aware that a new famine might be on its way, began to collect grain wherever and however they could. Mass confiscations occurred all across the U.S.S.R. In Ukraine they took on an almost fanatical intensity.” I am quoting a few lines from “Red Famine,” Anne Applebaum’s brilliant new history of the deliberate policy of mass starvation inflicted on Ukraine by Joseph Stalin...

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