The previous post is about a Wiki article on Robert Conquest. Turns out he's a really interesting guy who wrote a highly controversial book published in the Summer of Love about just how awful the Soviet Union was. Most of his career, in fact, has been dedicated to smashing leftist illusions about the Soviets ... so naturally he gets a TOWM SALUTE!
There's a cool article about him in the Guardian here. Best line - when asked to give a title to the updated edition of the aforementioned masterwork "The Great Terror," he is said to have responded "I told you so, you fucking fools."
[TOWM will be down for the holiday. Posting likely to resume Sunday 26 November, but possibly earlier.]