Book review of the day: I Choose Freedom

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Todays review came from

Mr Micawber.

I Chose Freedom

By Victor Kravchenko.

Mr Micawber said: “This book helped shape my political outlook, so is one of the most influential books I have read, and gave me a life-long hatred of Communism and its nasty brother, Socialism.  Victor Kravchenko, a Ukrainian engineer, who was originally an ardent (or should that be ardernt?) communist, defected to the USA in 1944. Interestingly, he became a “democratic socialist” after his defection, so his conversion wasn’t 100%. He wrote the book which gives an account of life under communism in Stalin’s times, to draw attention to the evils of communism. He died under “suspicious circumstances” in 1966. (I don’t think we can blame Hillary
for this one). I read this book when at High School, as it was recommended by a history teacher.(Yes, I’m so old that they actually taught history when I was at High School). An old book, but still very relevant, in my opinion. Should be read by anyone who believes that Marxism is ever going to work.”
Interestingly….Amazon don’t have any reviews for this book.

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