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Thread #166608 Message #4008491
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
12-Sep-19 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: India moon landing
Subject: RE: BS: India moon landing
Actually theSoviet communist dream went down the tubes long before the space race.
The murder of 2 million so called kulaks maybe. Still you weren't alone in buying into the dream. Have you ever come actoss the novels of Edward Up ward? He was a very committed marxist - and at one time WH Auden and Christopher Isherwood's best friend and the undoubted leader of the literary movement they represented.
I find Upward's chronicling of an intelligent man trying to reconcile the mounting evidence of a dream gone rotten, very moving. I guess the trouble is that the world is not an abstract concept.
Christianity, communism, Islam, Capitalism....we just can't be trusted with dreams.