It has been more than 20 years since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union so, therefore, communism is dead – or is it?
Communist regimes still control China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba. Left-wing historians deny there have been 100 million victims of communism around the world. Stalin, Mao, and Castro are carefully described as “leaders” not dictators in Webster’s Dictionary. Clothing stores sell Che Guevara and hammer-and-sickle T-shirts. Why do so many Western intellectuals continue to insist that communism has never failed because it has never been tried? What is communism’s legacy in the 21st Century and does it make any difference?
Join us June 12 as a panel of experts answers these and other probing questions about the state of communism today.
More About the Speakers
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
The Honorable José Cárdenas
Dr. Yang Jianli
President, Initiatives for China
Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics