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Noam Chomsky on How the Great Helmsman's "Success Was Considerably Greater in Achieving a Just Society" than Was Josef Stalin's

The Legitimacy of Violence as a Political Act?, Noam Chomsky debates with Hannah Arendt, Susan Sontag, et al.:

I think the course of collectivization in China and the Soviet Union can also be instructive. It's clear, I believe, that the emphasis on the use of terror and violence in China was considerably less than in the Soviet Union and that the success was considerably greater in achieving a just society.

But everybody except for Hitler, Pol Pot, and the Kims clears the "better than Stalin" bar…