At long last, the French book The Black Book of Communism has been translated into English and is now commercially available. Murderous as the Nazis and Imperial Japanese were, the Soviets and the Chinese Communist Party were both much worse. The problem is getting other members of the public to recognize that the far left deserves the same approbation that the far right receives – and then some.
So far, the book seems relatively sparse on the shelves at all of this writer’s usual commercial haunts; nor has it appeared in the public libraries. Readers are invited to make demands of their own. The Black Book needs to enter wide circulation, if only for the memory of 100 million people in shallow graves around the world.