Meeting of extremes
SIR – Daniel Hannan (Comment, October 28) is correct: the objectives and methods of Hitler’s National Socialists and Stalin’s International Socialists were similar. They were even in a form of alliance from August 1939 until summer 1941.
It is puzzling that nearly all commentators accept, illogically, that Hitler’s regime was “far-Right” and Stalin’s “far-Left”. The brutal 1941-5 war on the Eastern Front was between two similar totalitarian regimes.
The time has come to replace the Left-Right classification of ideologies. Keith Ferris