You might be interested. Wretchard writes about Uncle Joe Stalin's plans, extermination of bothersome elements of the U.S.S.R.'s population, and the willingness of the New York Times and its devout subscribers to believe the baldest of lies -- that socialism under the U.S.S.R. provided a model for a better way to live. The result, of course, that a whole generation of "intellectuals" were infected with memes that continue to be expressed, now, in the anti-Americanism of the leftists of Europe and the U.S.
Wretchard implies a modern parallel, I think, in the stubborn belief of many journalists and professors that efforts to fight radical Jihad are viciously uncivilized. They argue from the ideal -- Islam is a religion of peace -- rather than look at the conduct of the jihadists. It's the same thing, idealizing socialism and idealizing Islam, by the same people, the New York Times, et. al., directed against the same people, us.
There are some good comments at the end as well. Go to the comments and scroll away.