This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Great Terror, Robert Conquest’s classic exposé of Soviet tyranny. Conquest reflects on the book’s history and continuing relevance in an essay posted at the Hoover Institution website.
One of the strangest notions put forward about Stalinism is that in the interests of “objectivity” we must be—wait for it—“nonjudgmental.” But to ignore, or downplay, the realities of Soviet history is itself a judgment, and a very misleading one.
Indeed. Read the whole thing here.