Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood
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Some hells are not deep enough, and some causes are utterly unforgivable for not opposing

Lifted from this USENET post.

The work Koba the Dread is mainly a biography of Stalin. It begins with a reference to The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine, like so:


Here is the second sentence of Robert Conquest's The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine:

We may perhaps put this in perspective in the present case by saying that in the actions here recorded about twenty human lives were lost for, not every word, but every letter, in this book.

That sentence represents 4,011 lives. The book is 411 pages long.
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