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Victims of Communism Memorial

Heritage Foundation: Memorializing the Victims of Communism
Fox News, Monday, June 18, 2007 - By Helle Dale

Joseph Stalin said that the death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions a statistic. What, then, does that make the death of 100 million? Too much for the human mind to handle?

This is the best estimate of the vast number of lives lost to communism, the most seductive, yet deadliest political force the world has known to date. From the Soviet Union and China to North Korea, Cambodia, Africa, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Eastern Europe and Latin America, communism took a great portion of mankind down an immensely destructive path for most the 20th century.

The victims of communism deserve to be remembered as much as the victims of other less fashionable ideologies.Continued...

Helle C. Dale is director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation (heritage.org).

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