I am reading a short but promising book by Stephen Schwartz. Schwartz has two features that
caused him to be an ex-Communist. Schwartz has a razor sharp mind and thinks for himself. This would render him distinctly out of place in a room full of Communist hacks reapeating stupid slogans and marching like lemmings off realities cliff. Shwartz also posses a good soul, with a vastly under rated sense of humor. This also makes him ill suited to sit in a room with souless Communist hacks plotting the next act of class genocide and insicerely feigning noble motives as people die for a failed utopian pipe dream.
When we think of Stephen Schwartz the writer he is a unique talent. One should read his excellent book on the artistic and political culture from East to West.
This book focuses on Stalinist assassins, Trostskyites merely lacked the power and numbers to have their own assassinations. The correct annalogy for Trotskyites is the mafia. Troskyites aspire to be Stalinists and have their own bloodshed when given the chance. They are just less competant mafia goons depite their protestations.
Make America a better place send the Duck to Gitmo...Beamish in 08