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January 15, 2013

"And So He Became a Communist"

He was attracted by precisely those aspects of communism that would repel most decent people:

its violence and ruthlessness; its suppression of all views inimical to it; its cruel wholesale restructuring of society according to the crude and gimcrack ideas of arrogant, ambitious but profoundly mediocre intellectuals. The late Ron’s personal modesty notwithstanding – I see no reason to disbelieve his wife’s assertion that he was friendly and unassuming, as indeed Stalin, Uncle Joe, was often described as being – what he dreamed of was mass murder, deportations, suppression of people who differed from him, and complete control over the lives of everyone. Many people do dream of these things: most utopians, in fact. -- -- Theodore Dalrymple

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 15, 2013 10:02 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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