- Jun 9, 2016
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Bumping up my post 271 & recommending this book, which has the numbers in chapter two:Many good anti-communist books, here is Kengor's 2017 gem:
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism
Kengor's droll Dedication:
"To the countless millions who suffered and died at the hands of the idiotic, insane, ignorant, asinine,
lying, conniving, criminal, horrific, destructive, dehumanizing, diabolical, bloody, brutal, barbarous,
ridiculous, pernicious, atrocious, hellacious, murderous, monstrous, malicious, malignant, moronic,
godless, and all-around stupid, vile, vicious, and evil ideology known as communism."
"The 1999 Black Book of Communism—a highly respected work published by Harvard University
Press—attempted the thankless task of tabulating the total communist death toll in the twentieth century. It
came up with a figure approaching a hundred million. Here is the general breakdown:
• U.S.S.R.: 20 million
• China: 65 million
• Vietnam: 1 million
• North Korea: 2 million
• Cambodia: 2 million deaths
• Eastern Europe: 1 million
• Latin America: 150,000
• Africa: 1.7 million
• Afghanistan: 1.5 million
• The international communist movement and Communist parties not in power: about 10,000.
The U.S.-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, the preeminent institution for detailing
communist crimes, agrees with the estimate of a hundred million deaths.
But in fact, these frightening numbers are quite conservative.
Take the figure for the Soviet Union, where the Black Book records twenty million dead. Most
accounts of the total Soviet death toll exceed thirty-three million, and some estimates are twice that. Cold
War historian Lee Edwards, citing the epic work on “democide” by political scientist R. J. Rummel,
estimates that Soviet governments were responsible for the death of 61.9 million of their own people from 1917 to 1987."