Communist regimes were responsible for horrendous acts of violence. But today, millions of Russians and eastern Europeans believe that they were better off under communism. Kristen R Ghodsee and Scott Sehon, writing in Aeon Magazine, argue against the tendency to equate all the crimes of a regime with the ideology that inspired it. History requires nuance, you can be an anti-anti-communist without being a communist.
From Aeon magazine