The suppression of dissent at college campuses across the country isn’t the only indicator of a sickness in the culture of higher education. Last year, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation released their annual report on U.S. attitudes toward socialism. A stunning one-third of millennials, the most well-educated generation, reported they believed that more people were killed under George W. Bush’s eight-year presidency than under Josef Stalin’s 30-year dictatorship. That is seriously some real tin-foil hat stuff.
Republicans Are Increasingly Skeptical Of Higher Education. This Is Bad For All Of Us.
Ryan Huber
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I looked up the study by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Millennials aren’t the only group with 32% believing that more people were killed under George W. Bush’s watch than Stalin’s. Turns out about a third of Gen X and Gen Z also believe that to be the case, at 32% and 29% respectively. The older gens believe that at smaller rates (ie. Boomers 21%, Silent 14%), which makes sense given they were adults through the Cold War and would have had much more exposure to death rates in the USSR. Let’s not pretend that millennials are an outlier when it comes to knowledge of this factoid.

Here’s the study: http://victimsofcommunism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/VOC-Report-101316.pdf

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