chapter  17
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Presumption of Innocence

Had Red Holocaust skeptics been fully apprised of the demographic facts from the outset, acknowledging that excess deaths were killings, rather than statistical discrepancies, they still might have denied that this constituted a corpus delicti. Just because something is missing doesn’t mean that it was stolen. Even if something has been taken, rather than mislaid, it may merely have been borrowed, not pinched.