Why Is The New York Times Trying to Rehabilitate Communism?
They like it because they think they will be the elite and not those getting their face ground into the dirt by a boot. "Disturbingly, most entries are in this vein of talking about the idealism and human warmth and just plain caring of the people who denied the gulags and the mass starvation in Ukraine. Sure, they may have abetted the torture and murder of millions, but their “devotion to creating a more just world was infectious,” “the party was possessed of a moral authority that lent shape and substance…to an urgent sense of social injustice,” and all of it was infused by “an inherent optimism for the future, implied by socialism and progressivism.” The overall thrust of the series is summed up in a call to try Communism again, but maybe this time try not to have any gulags. No, really."