Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao will live forever in infamy, and rightfully so. For they carried out experiments on humanity that resulted in the abnormal deaths of between 100 and 150 million people. However, as bad as this vast victimization was, it could have been far worse, because Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao were willing to impose mass death on humanity until they reached utopia on earth. So, why did people die in such horrific numbers? Armagh Abruzzo answers this question, and many more, in Monsters Accused, a five-volume case against Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao for their crimes against humanity-the Pentology.
Abruzzo challenges us to look at Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao in a radically different way. First, he wants us to view them not as individuals or in pairs-Lenin and Stalin, or Stalin and Hitler-but, rather, as a group-the Four. Second, he wants us to consider all manner of commonality between them, commencing with the evil they shared: violent utopianism, which the author defines as the zeal to use maximum violence in order to realize fantastic dreams. Abruzzo argues that the worst human beings are both violent and utopian. Third, he wants us to think of Lenin as the mortar that holds the Four together. Abruzzo argues that without a good understanding of Lenin, a good understanding of Stalin, Hitler, and Mao is not possible. Finally, he wants us to understand that without Lenin and his October Revolution, the tragedies of the Four would not have occurred and 100-150 million people would not have died. So the Great Lenin was the Great Author of Death.
Based on this volume of Abruzzo's Pentology, with its novel methods and insights, our understanding of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao will never be the same.