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Communism Collapsed, Despite Academic Support

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Submitted by Dave, Apr 18, 2019 at 18:41

Graduates from elite colleges, almost without exception, would tell me about how paranoid we were about Communism and that actually it was really quite a good system. I found this very frustrating. But what did I know? I wasn't one of the cognoscenti. But then the Berlin Wall came down and it became evident that Communism was unpopular, and a failure. After that happened I was elated and felt vindicated.

In retrospect, I think that those views were never really about Communism, but about ourselves, as a way of expressing our frustrations. History is repeating itself with Islamism, as many educated people who should know better are just projecting their own hangups on to a situation they really know little about and do not want to make a real effort to find out about. Eventually, the curtain will ring down and they will look like fools again.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Doper [28 words]AlbertE.May 5, 2019 21:36249766
1Communism Collapsed, Despite Academic Support [147 words]DaveApr 18, 2019 18:41249341
6Islam will collapse too (or is already collapsing) [930 words]PrashantApr 20, 2019 19:04249341
this article is far away from facts [59 words]someoneJul 24, 2019 04:34249341
3we reap what they sowed [161 words]Charles MartelApr 18, 2019 01:28249328
1I was deprived of a ROTC scholarship as a result. [131 words]Mark DouglassApr 16, 2019 14:49249303
1Communism in today's college campuses [46 words]dhimmi no moreApr 10, 2019 13:56249163
Why the Harvard Administration Attitude Escapes You [311 words]David RyanApr 10, 2019 02:50249129
Nice contribution to posterity [61 words]John in Michigan, USAApr 9, 2019 17:37249123
2Appreciation for the United States [98 words]LindaApr 9, 2019 12:35249118
1What covinced me [34 words]Sumner R Andrews JrApr 9, 2019 12:34249117
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