Soviet Mass Murder and Never

Soviet Mass Murder and Never Saying Sorry — I'm very excited by the appearance of Martin Amis's new book, Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million. Amis addresses the question why the 20 million Soviet dead has never been considered with the same moral seriousness as the victims of the Holocaust, and why Stalinist apologists have hardly begun to be adequately contrite for their sanction of such a vast, bloody moral horror. Apparently he calls bullshit on Hitchens. Good Salon review by Charles Taylor. I'm picking this up from Amazon now.

  • zbicyclist

    On a slightly related note, the Oct 8 WSJ (D1, dead tree edition) has an article titled “The Next Bailout: Your Adult Children?”

    Favorite quote: “Some 70% of families don’t even consider a student’s likely post-graduation income when deciding how much to borrow for college … and 40% said they paid no attention to cost in searching for a college.”