Argument for the Present Study
The destructive nature of communism is today a proven fact of history. The Black Book of Communism records over 100 million victims of Marxism as a state ideology since 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution, from the millions killed by Stalin, through the numerous victims of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, to the over two million Cambodians killed by the Khmer Rouge. Yet unequivocal statements about the evil nature of communism are rare in political and academic circles today. Former communist countries have never gone through a process of de-communisation comparable to the denazification programme carried out in Germany.