The Appeal of the Empire of Lies
By Jennifer Roback Morse
This article appeared in the Fall 2000 issue of The Independent Review


Why did so many Western intellectuals whitewash the barbarism of the Soviet Union and its satellites? In The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century, Francois Furet argues that their rationalizations resulted from the hard left’s effective use of moral rhetoric.

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