Koba the Dread by Martin Amis
THE ABASEMENT of so many Western intellectuals before Communism is one of the myster- ies of the 20th century. To apolo- gists of the kind, Communism was heir to the Enlightenment, and Lenin and Stalin were philosopher- kings. In the end, at least, many came to understand that they had deceived themselves with a form of superstition, and some even turned anti-Communist.
About the Author
David Pryce-Jones, the British novelist and political analyst, is the author of, among other books, Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews (Encounter).