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Communism: The malignant myth of the 20th century

the Harvard Crimson actually allows a student to write the truth about Communism....

Statistics show that young Americans are indeed oblivious to communism’s harrowing past. According to a YouGov poll, only half of millennials believe that communism was a problem, and about a third believe that President George W. Bush killed more people than Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, who killed 20 million.

If you ask millennials how many people communism killed, 75 percent will undershoot...

. In every country that communism was tried, it resulted in massacres, starvation, and terror. Communism cannot be separated from oppression; in fact, it depends upon it. In the communist society, the collective is supreme. Personal autonomy is nonexistent. Human beings are simply cogs in a machine tasked with producing utopia; they have no value of their own. Many in my generation have blurred the reality of communism with the illusion of utopia. I never had that luxury.

headsup EdDriscoll at Instapundit. who adds:

As Roger Kimball tweets, “For some reason, this perspective was missing from The Red Century, The NY Times’s series celebrating Soviet Communism.”
Curiously though, Nicholas Kristof of the Times retweeted the link on Saturday, perhaps to atone for being used as a propaganda tool of the North Koreans. Here’s a flashback to a September Washington Examiner article headlined, “Nicholas Kristof in North Korea shares photos of ‘fun’ and pizza.”

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