Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Who Foresaw?

I've just read another novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita, set in Stalinist Russia.

I've been struck by the thought that few foresaw how oppressive and murderous a regime the communists would install. Partly because people didn't think the Bolsheviks would dare to implement their unrealistic ideas.

Ideas mattered.
Blood splattered.

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