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Is communism a force for good in the world?

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The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a 1997 book by Courtois, Paczkowski, Werth and some other European academics documenting a history of political repression by Communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, killing populations in labor camps and artificially-created... Show more >>

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Since its inception, the Communist Party had used not just carrots but also sticks, big sticks, to get its way.  Productivity in the  economy was a case in question. A whole set of laws created criminal offenses for workers who were perceived to be shirking. In June 1940, for example, a law made absenteeism, defined as... Show more >>

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