Daniel Hannan writes:
The idea that there was an unbridgeable gap between Soviet Communism and National Socialism, which is nowadays so widespread, would have seemed curious at the time. (…)
Even now, Russia refuses to accept that its annexation of the Baltics was an “invasion”. Forty-seven per cent of Russians have “a positive view of Stalin” (just imagine how we would react if 47 per cent of Germans had “a positive view of Hitler”). To deny the magnitude of the Nazi genocide is, in several countries, a criminal offence; but to signal, with your idiotic Che tee-shirt, that you are all for breaking a few eggs to make an omelette, is radical chic.
Unfortunately, Hannan ascribes the Allies’ decision not to turn on the Soviets after they’d defeated the Nazis as “developments.”
Diana West fleshed out her theories about those “developments” in her recent book, of course.
PS: Hey, ever heard of the German Labor Front?