Bloody Byproduct of Communism

, Malcolm A. Kline, 1 Comment

The half of millennials who think collectivism would be cool to live under should contemplate the history their professors spare them. “The Black Book of Communism, a postmortem of communist atrocities compiled by European and American academics in 1997, concluded that the human cost of genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, and artificial famines stood at over 94 million,” Marian L Tupy reminds us on the Human Progress blog. “Professor Mark Kramer from the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University edited The Black Book. Subsequent research, he told me, suggests that ‘the total number (of people) who died unnatural deaths under communist regimes … (is) upward of 80 million.’”