LACLAU & MOUFFE

wpc at cs.strath.ac.uk wpc at cs.strath.ac.uk
Thu Mar 9 04:23:28 MST 1995


Phil says:
	To call complaints about totalitarian communism "childish
bellyaching" makes little sense to me. After all, estimates of people
who starved, were slaughtered, worked to death, or otherwise destroyed
run as high as 30 million.
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Whose estimates?

I read an article in the Guardian which said that recent
access to the old NKVD records indicated that the number
of those executed was around 700,000.

The 30 million figure tends to be put out by revisionist
historians who want to reverse the verdict of history on
WW II. Hence Hitler has to be presented as the lesser of
two evils which requires a larger total of Soviet executions.


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