A Student of History

May 2, 2007

Where are the anti-communist movies?

Filed under: The past that is still with us,The world today — John Maass @ 3:05 pm

“But where are the anti-communist movies?”  That is the fascinating question asked by David Boaz at TSCDaily.com. 

Oh, sure, there have been some, from early Cold War propaganda films to such artistic achievements as The Red Danube, Ninotchka, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Killing Fields, East-West, and Before Night Falls. But considering that National Socialism lasted only 12 years in one country (and those it occupied), and Communism spanned half the globe for 75 years, you’d think there’d be lots more stories to tell about Communist rule.

No atrocities, maybe? Nazis and Brits were vicious, but Communists were just intellectually misguided? Well, that seems implausible.

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