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Joby Warrick. Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.  New York, NY: Doubleday, October 10th 2017.  496 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is not an easy book to read.  But it is important to read, know and understand Stalin’s Soviet policies against Ukraine.  Not just the man made famine that Stalin caused with his policies but also the various means of oppression that the Communists implemented against Ukraine.  The book was at many times shocking to read.  In an age where some think a government controlled economy is a good thing this was a jolting reminder that the government is not omniscient and statism hurts real people.  Just yesterday I was having a discussion with someone in a college campus and the student went on a tangent to talk about how being in the Soviet Union is better than being in America today.  I immediately thought of this book that I just finished and how frightening some of the ideologies and fake history being touted around today in universities.

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