The list author says: "When the wall fell in 1989, the word was finally out. It was on the lips of every person who ventured from the former East to the West. They all said it, in shock, with eyes wide open: "They lied to us." Socialism was not glorious and uplifting; it was oppressive and deceitful. And murderous.
Somehow, the evil of socialism has been allowed to be forgotten. But I do not forget."
Civilization is widespread, but it does not reach very deeply in people. Evil has deeper roots, and it is not hard for unscrupulous politicians to strip away the civilizing forces and tap into zealotry and cruelty.
"Graphic depiction of the horrors experienced by Vietnamese family members who did not make it out -- told through the perspective of second- and third-generation immigrants traveling back to Viet Nam."
"socialists and revolutionaries have patterned their thoughts on the French Revolutin. This book gives a brief look at the evil done in France. Another good look is by Governeur Morris, "Gentleman Revolutionary"."