Virtue in Action – Che Guevara and the Injustice of Communism
Some young people wear t-shirts with famous images of Communists such as Che Guevara and Mao Zedong. They are probably ignorant of the mass murders of the Communist regimes and unknowingly celebrate villains of history.
Educate yourself about the character of Communism by investigating the injustice
perpetrated against its one hundred million victims. The Victims of Communism Memorial
Foundation was established by a unanimous bipartisan congressional bill that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1993. The purpose of the VCMF was to honor the memory of the victims and educate the public about the crimes against humanity perpetrated by Communist regimes.
Investigate the many on-line resources that the VCMF offers at http://victimsofcommunism.org/ and follow them on social media. Keep yourself educated about the latest research findings and learn more about the stories of the victims of Communism.
Suggestions for Further Reading
Anderson, Jon Lee. Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. New York: Grove Press, 2010.
Conquest, Robert. Reflections of a Ravaged Century. New York: Norton, 2001.
Guevara, Ernesto Che. Guerrilla Warfare.
Guevara, Ernesto Che. The Motorcycle Diaries.
Guevara, Ernesto Che. Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War.
Llosa, Alvaro Vargas. The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty. Independent Institute, 2006.
Marx, Karl and Fried rich Engels. The Communist Manifesto.
Panne, Jean-Louis, et al. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Pipes, Richard. Communism: A History. New York: Modern Library, 2001.
Service, Robert. Comrades! A History of World Communism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.