No death toll can truly capture the devastation that Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot and their ilk inflicted upon the world. Think of the engineered Great Famine in Ukraine (Holodomor), the Holocaust, the Cultural Revolution, the Killing Fields of Cambodia. Though today we recognize these leaders as monsters, we mustn’t forget that in their time Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and others had Western apologists and admirers. But surely the most consequential examples of such monsters today are Xi Jinping and especially Vladimir Putin. This is a reading of an article published in New Ideal on June 29, 2022, by Yaron Brook and Elan Journo.