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TLS: Marx Left His Marks

Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement (TLS): The fate of Marxism is... a tragic one. Untold suffering has been inflicted in its name, all over the world... Such benefits as it did bring could have been obtained by more modest and peaceable means... Yet the inherent defects of the ideology -- its brutal simplification of reality, its intolerance of deviation, its vindictive cruelty -- these, we now can see, cannot be dumped on Stalin, or even on Lenin.
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