Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Review of "A Communese-English Dictionary," by Roy Colby

 Review of

A Communese-English Dictionary, by Roy Colby

Two out of five stars

A Cold War propaganda book

 This is not a true dictionary, the phrases that are “translated” are presented in a derisive, propagandistic manner that is anti-Communism. Some examples are:

“Criminal – opposing Soviet or Communist aims.”

“Cruelty – forcefully effective anti-Communist measures.”

“Genocide – the systematic rout of Communist troops in battle.”

“Massacre the people – to defeat decisively the Communist-backed army.”

 History now demonstrates that the west won the Cold War because it had a fundamentally better system than Communism. It is unlikely that simple-minded propaganda like this book advanced that particular cause.

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