Ed Driscoll

FOOLS FOR COMMUNISM

Devastating piece by Glenn Garvin in Reason. It’s actually a book review, but it holds up extremely well as an article in and of itself:

The speed with which the Soviet empire imploded and the economic ruin and popular revulsion that were revealed have made it clear that baby boomer intellectuals and journalists, viewing the world through the distorted lens of Vietnam, overwhelmingly got it wrong. Peasants ate less and were slaughtered more on the other side of the Iron Curtain; the jails were fuller; the KGB