What’s the allure of communism?
Re “Putin warms to Stalin’s tactics,” June11
Is there nothing that will finally drive a stake through the hearts of monsters such as Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong? Communism has brought more misery to more people than any other bad idea inhuman history, and yet the apparently infinitely clueless keep begging for more, presumably hoping it will work this time.
I can see why a would be dictator such as Russian President Vladimir Putin would warm to the memory of Stalin, but ordinary people? Especially those who once lived under communism?
What a grim commentary on human nature.
Patrick M. Dempsey