chapter  12
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Stalin’s economics was a principal cause of the Red Holocaust. He viewed crimes against humanity (terror-executions, terror-starvation, lethal forced labor and ethnic cleansing) as tools for enhancing his utility and advancing communism, without being encumbered by bourgeois morality. His crimes against humanity were means, not ends. Unlike Hitler, he did not exterminate for extermination’s sake.1 He killed to augment his personal agenda and Soviet power.