Urbin Report

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Joseph Kellard Has A Question:

While growing up during the Cold War era, I'd seen many movies and documentaries and read books, both in and outside of Oceanside schools, about Hitler's atrocities. Why then did it take me until my late-20s to finally discover the collective horrors committed by Communist dictators?

I've become so fascinated with this question that I plan to write a book answering why communism's legacy -- marked by widespread poverty and unprecedented mass death (an estimated 100 million people were killed under Marxist regimes) -- is far less known and taught compared with Nazism's history.