Marxists. He hates these guys.

Yes, Pejman Yousefzadeh really, really hates these guys:

Equally absurd is Eagleton’s and Hobsbawm’s dismissal of “the idea that Marxism leads inevitably to such monstrosities.” It’s not an idea. It’s plain historical fact. The Soviet Union was a monstrosity, as was the imposition of Marxism-Leninism in Eastern Europe, in Africa, and in Latin American countries. In China, it was a monstrosity until Chinese leaders wised up and adopted authoritarian capitalism, which is not pure capitalism by any stretch of the imagination, and which still features human rights abuses on an appalling scale, not to mention a very low per capita income and general poverty for all but the exceedingly few, but is leaps and bounds better than what was offered under the deranged leadership of Mao Zedong. That Marxism led directly to these monstrosities is a closed historical question for all but the likes of Eagleton and Hobsbawm, who (I am trying to be kind here) are so open-minded that their brains have fallen out

Ouch. Read the whole thing.

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