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Throughout this most interesting book the author wonders why haven't there been Nuremberg-type trials for the numerous acts of what we now call "crimes against humanity" committed by world Communists over the years. After all, as he points out, on the very first page of this most informative book: "....the Communists killed at least four people for everyone who persished under both Fascism and Nazism combined." The author estimates that there were 25 million TOTAL victims of Fascism and Nazism BUT 100 million were the victims of worldwide Communism. He goes on to write: "Incredibly it seems the crimes of Communism have not so far received a fair judicial analysis and no official body count has been made in the U.S., Congress or the Western World....the crimes of Communism have apparently not been subjected to any moral or ethical scrutiny despite many confessions of guilt by participants and perpetrators of the collapse after the Soviet Union." In the same chapter the author points out: "During our last decade, Hitler and Nazism have been increasingly highlighted in the Western media, whereas Stalin and Communists have not been given much coverage. The status of ex-Communist has not carried any stigma in the Western World and no criticism has been offered against former Communists who have confessed to some bad deeds and have apologized. By contrast, any past contact with Nazism, no matter how marginal or remote, have resulted in some cases in loss of citizenship, employment or trials for deportation." Along with educating the public about the crimes of worldwide communism, the author (a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel born in Kaunas, Lithuania) writes about his own career as a Marine Corps officer during the Cold War, his experiences in Okinawa, Vietnam, the former Eastern Germany and Santo Domingo. He entered the military service in June 1957 and retired in 1985. I am so grateful to him for this wonderful book. I agree with his thesis that there SHOULD be trials held and punishsment rendered for the Communist War Criminals. Unfortunately it doesn't look like it's going to happen as many Americans today STILL care as little about Eastern Europe today as they did at the time of Second World War. I am a little more satisfied today, however, that most Americans have at least HEARD of Lithuania, sometimes can even place it on a map! That was NOT my experience growing up in the 1960s in suburban Detroit. This is an EXCELLENT book. You should read it