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Moreover, Miliband revealed something that settles the issue being raised today in the British press by Ed Miliband’s critics. He may have considered himself a critic of Stalinism, but like the late historian Isaac Deutscher, he firmly believed that Stalin’s reign of power had played a progressive role in Russia. According to Deutscher and Miliband, Stalin’s harsh rule had created the very modernization and social structure that allowed Soviet society to evolve to the socialist democracy it was meant to be; therefore —  despite the horrors of Stalinism, which again they believed did not stem intrinsically from Lenin — it was a progressive social system that Stalin had created.

David Horowitz proved with the rejection of his attempt to dialogue with Ralph Miliband that they had both belonged to “a community of faith, hermetically sealed from knowledge that might wake it from its dream.” Miliband could not even discuss the challenge Horowitz had put before him; had he done so, confronting the bitter truths might have led him too to the path of rejecting Marxism. That he could never do.

They still believed that “it was only ‘actually existing socialism’ that had failed; ‘real socialism’ had not yet been tried.” And so the dream lived on, as it does today for Ralph Miliband’s son, Ed. The lessons Horowitz learned were costly for him: he lost many that he thought were his friends, and was subject to vitriolic diatribes from those who could never learn from history. As far as they were concerned, he had nothing to teach them. Miliband obviously saw Horowitz only as a renegade who had betrayed him.

Our British friends would be wise to read David Horowitz’s “Road to Nowhere” (his open letter) and Radical Son. There they will learn the truth about the late Ralph Miliband, who was as his critics charge — a defender of the Soviet Union and of the Marxist faith.

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IF POLITICS IS, INDEED, CIVIL WAR THEN OBAMA IS THE REDDEST OF RED GENERALS.
No one has divided this country more.
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There's no truer socialist than a socialist with a million bucks in the bank.
Just ask Mike Bloomberg.

BTW, it should be Red Ed's tombstone 'bears' the inscription ... not 'bares' the inscription...'
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When David Horowitz was on Book-TV's In-Depth Oct. 07, a caller remarked that Marxism was so neat, as in pleasingly orderly and clean (not cool). Horowitz's snappy retort was, "Yes, Marxism IS neat. It's the salvation of mediocre minds."
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Socialism, Liberalism, Leftism, Statist, whatever you call it, Is a giant con game. Like all con games, it's based on lies. Many open minded liberals, like Horowitz, eventually see the truth as they gain life experience. Unfortunately, most liberals are closed minded herd animals, docile and gullible, and will remain so all their lives.
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Your article is further proof, if more proof is even necessary, that those who are drawn to Marxism are more emotional than rational and tend to use all their intellectual energy to defend positions that, deep inside themselves, they know are indefensible. It seems as though their entire world becomes a fortress against reality because realistic thinking is death to their ideas and the ones who don't break away just grow more and more terrified of confronting the empty edifice they inhabit. They cannot change and they cannot allow their worldview to be challenged. This is where murder as a solution comes into the picture.
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Here we have ANOTHER example of a left wing Marxist Jew who FLED the monstrosities of Nazi Germany but was determined to replicate those of Communist Russia. This country is rife with people of his ilk. People who lecture about the atrocities of the Nazi regime, but SUPPORT or are silent about those of the Soviets. And the loudest voices are JEWISH. Please explain this? Because short of a mass diagnosis of insanity, the alternative has to be they are simply EVIL.
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Prometheus and science should not take the rap for the Popular Front politics on the contemporary Left. The original Progressives were "moderate conservatives" and proto-fascist. See http://clarespark.com/2012/07/19/communist-ideas-go-mainstream/. Blame the New Left.
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