"A stimulating book and if it sparks genuine debate, it will have done much good."
"George Watson's stimulating contribution to the problems of political theory is most welcome. It is a pity it is not a longer book."
The Salisbury Review
"George Watson has devoted many thoughtful hours to the problem of the crimes, privileges, and general behaviour of the socialist elite. He has succeeded in producing a startlingly simple explanation of the otherwise inexplicable. A fascinating, very readable book, filled with deeply satisfying quotations from the perpetrators themselves and their publicists. Lively and fascinating account of current forgetfulness."
"George Watson has been re-reading this literature as a professional literary critic, with strong interests in both political affairs and the history of ideas. Many of his findings are astonishing."
Antony Flew, in The Freeman
"The merits of Watson's book are its brevity, its admonition to socialists ignorant of what has been done in the name of their creed, and a few discoveries."
The Review of English Studies