December 10, 2006

Weekend Question 3: ‘One Death Is a Tragedy; A Million Is a Statistic.’ What’s 149 Million?

Filed under: Economy,General,Taxes & Government,TWUQs — Tom @ 9:38 am

ANSWER: The death toll (HT Club for Growth via One Oar in the Water) of those “killed or starved to death by their own Communist governments since 1918. These numbers do not include war dead. ….. All numbers are mid-estimates.”

The quote in the post’s title is attributed to Joseph Stalin.

Capitalism comes off relatively well by comparison. (/sarcasm)

Previous Posts:
- April 7 — More on the Real Mao The News York Times’ Nick Kristof Couldn’t See Fit to Categorically Condemn
- Jan. 30 — NYT Columnist: Bush Reads “Mao: The Unknown Story,” Confirming That It’s a “Conservative” Book
- Nov. 30, 2005 — Fact-Based Historical Revision (Historian to Revise China’s Deaths from Mao Upward)
- Oct. 22, 2005 — Nicholas Kristof and Mao: He Just, Can’t, Let, Go


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