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Robert Scheer

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Communism once was, as the Islamic terrorist threat is today, presented as an undifferentiated revolutionary impulse that could never be diplomatically accommodated without sacrificing our own security or, indeed, our freedom. The various communist nations and movements, like those currently led by a polyglot collection of Islamist radicals, were stripped of any complexity, be it in their national identity or ideology. This week the Chinese Communists celebrate their 60th year in power, an event that the make-war-not-peace crowd might benefit from contemplating.

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