[quote=Monoxide]Who was the greater evil? Hitler or Stalin?
Hitler - Jewish Question - Holocaust - up to 6 million executed/murdered
Stalin - Collectivization - The Great Famine - up to 14 million starved/executed
You’re greatly understating the stats for Stalin. I’m positive that at least 40 million died in GULAG. It was horrible what he did. Hitler actually learned from him because Stalin was shipping political prisoners and kulaks in box cars to the frozen tundra (and just dumping them there) years before Hitler was in power.
It’s all equally bad, of course, but it is contemptible that our schools teach little or nothing about it, the main reason being that many of the textbook writers in academe are still in denial about it all, despite all the revelations out of KGB files in the early 1990s. Also, long before that, we had Solzhenitsyn and others bear witness to the ghastly system set up by Lenin & Trotsky, “perfected” by Stalin and perpetuated by Khrushchev, Brezhnev et al. Our intellectuals basically averted their eyes.