Books: Nothing to Lose but Their Chains

FORCED LABOR IN SOVIET RUSSIA (331 pp.) — David J. Dal I in and Boris I. Nicolaevsky—Yale University ($3.75).

Communism, the 20th Century's great myth, has spawned a host of subsidiary myths. Conspicuous among them is the widely peddled notion that Russia's dictatorship of the proletariat has lifted proletarians to new heights of human dignity. The Russian line is: We have liquidated capitalism and thereby ended the exploitation of workers. The reality is that the Soviet economy rests squarely on a base of slave labor and that the Soviet Union is the greatest slave...

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