Saturday, November 26, 2016

When Dictators Die

Years ago, a friend of mine, while stationed with the U.S. Army in West Germany, had a copy of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich in his apartment. His housekeeper, an elderly German lady, noticed the book, reverently picked it up, and said, "He was a good man."

The mind boggles.

There are people in Russia today who shed tears for Stalin, a psychotic who slaughtered more people than Hitler while retaining the affection of credulous apologists in the West.

Mao, the "agrarian reformer" and holder of the world record for victims, is still honored in China.

Fidel Castro has died. May he be given justice in the afterlife and no excuses in this one.

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