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that the following words should ever appear in The Nation? “In formerly Communist countries one frequently encounters resentment and perplexity, among well-informed and educated people, at the West’s failure to understand the enormity of the crimes of Communism. ‘Why won’t you compare Nazism to Communism?’ they ask. There are a number of answers that one might offer, but the question is not unreasonable, especially when posed by Communism’s victims.” It turns out that the magazine was just waiting for the right context in which to put those words.


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