We Can Handle the Truth
Thanks to David Pryce-Jones for his article “The Truth-Teller” (September 7) about Robert Conquest, who exposed the atrocities of the Soviet Communists in the 20th century.
While studying for an advanced degree at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., I was required to take a course that focused on the ideologies of America’s adversaries.
We were assigned to read several books by Robert Conquest. The list of atrocities by Lenin, Stalin, and other Soviet leaders, which included the intentional starving of large groups of their own citizens, was at first hard to believe. I thought that Conquest