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 lefts effective use of moral rhetoric.
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