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Here’s An Interesting Book…

(from Brock Townsend)

Those who hold Lenin, Trotsky, and Ho Chi Minh in anything other than contempt are dupes

Via WRSA

Communism did kill, Courtois and his fellow historians demonstrate, with ruthless efficiency: 25 million in Russia during the Bolshevik and Stalinist eras, perhaps 65 million in China under the eyes of Mao Zedong, 2 million in Cambodia, millions more Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America–an astonishingly high toll of victims. This freely expressed penchant for homicide, Courtois maintains, was no accident, but an integral trait of a philosophy, and a practical politics, that promised to erase class distinctions by erasing classes and the living humans that populated them.

Courtois and his contributors document Communism’s crimes in numbing detail, moving from country to country, revolution to revolution. The figures they offer will likely provoke argument, if not among cliometricians then among the ideologically inclined. So, too, will Courtois’s suggestion that those who hold Lenin, Trotsky, and Ho Chi Minh in anything other than contempt are dupes, witting or not, of a murderous school of thought–one that, while in retreat around the world, still has many adherents. A thought-provoking work of history and social criticism, The Black Book of Communism fully merits the broadest possible readership and discussion.

They need to author a companion piece about Capitalism – oh wait!  While there were certainly abuses and deaths, the numbers pale next to Communism.
Exponentially.
As do the results of a free market versus State control.
Empty Venezuelan store shelves

Empty Venezuelan store shelves

I know, I’m mostly preaching to the choir here.  But with the constant bombardment of the so-called ‘facts’ wonderful lands like Zimbabwe and Venezuela show us…

Oh, wait.

(FTC – no one gave me this book)

 

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Here’s An Interesting Book…

  1. Hmmmm…. What key are we in???

    Posted by Old NFO | August 1, 2016, 1:07 pm
  2. “None so blind as those who refuse to see”, etc etc etc.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 1, 2016, 1:57 pm
  3. Well if the commies killed people, I’m sure it was for their own good.

    Progressives will run us (and our country) into the ground for the same reason.

    Posted by KM | August 1, 2016, 4:01 pm

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