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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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