Dear Mr. Farah,
In all of the non-fiction books I have read about the Soviet Union, the one main thread or commonality was that the suicide rate, especially amongst high communist officials, was staggering.
Ah, the workers' paradise, where God has been expunged, to each according to his needs, from each accorting to his abilities, where social justice was the order of the day … and the suicide rate was off the charts.
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I can't argue with the statements you make in your column, as they are my conclusions as well.