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Robert Conquest

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The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.

— Robert Conquest

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Seven Ages: first puking and mewling Then very pissed-off with your schooling Then fucks, and then fights Next judging chaps' rights Then sitting in slippers: then drooling.

— Robert Conquest

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There was an old bastard named Lenin Who did two or three million men in. That's a lot to have done in But where he did one in That old bastard Stalin did ten in.

— Robert Conquest

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Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands.

— Robert Conquest

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To congratulate oneself on one's warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more is a profound moral fault.

— Robert Conquest

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In this book Conquest was even more critical of western left-wing intellectuals than he had been in The Great Terror. At the end of the war he joined the Foreign Office returning to the British Legation in Sofia. It also drew on accounts by Russian and Ukrainian émigrés and exiles dating back to the 1930s and on an analysis of official Soviet documents such as the Soviet census.

2008). He is currently a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. George Robert Acworth Conquest CMG (born 15 July 1917) — known as Robert Conquest — is an Anglo-American historian and poet best known for his influential works of Soviet history which include The Great Terror: Stalin’s Purges of the 1930s (1968 4th ed.

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