Robert Conquest
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"George Robert Acworth Conquest" is an Anglo-American historian and poet notable for his influential works of Soviet history which include The Great Terror/The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s (1968). He is currently a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

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I think once you accept that you have the answer to everything, you can do anything to bring it about because your enemies are trying to stop you, are enemies of reason, of truth of everything - enemies of the future. You represent the people, you represent the nation, you represent everything that is good and that entitles you to destroy the bad people.

Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands.