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RIP Robert Conquest

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by SixofNine, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Robert Conquest died this week at the age of 98. As a refresher, among many other accomplishments he wrote The Great Terror in 1968, which told the truth about Stalin's regime. He also wrote Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine in 1986, about the "terror famine" in the Ukraine in the early 1930s.

    Conquest's friend Kingley Amis tells a story about Conquest, that he'd told his American publisher that the first reissue of The Great Terror be titled, “I Told You So, You Fucking Fools.” Whether true or not, that about says it all, as Conquest didn't have access to the treasure troves of data available today when he wrote his assessment of Stalinism. Conquest got it right when getting it right was much more difficult.

    Robert Conquest, the Man Who Unearthed the Big Soviet Lie - The Daily Beast
     
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