And it might have been a pretty good deal, too

At Isegoria, a quote from David Lind: ““If the day World War II ended, Stalin had sent all his German prisoners home, giving them a big box of food for their families and a wallet full of Reichsmarks, the Communists would have taken all of Western Europe.”

But, if Stalin had been able and willing to do that, Communism would have been the right choice. A totalitarian won’t and a communist can’t.

The original article is full of good ideas, some more realistic than others.