Useful Idiots describes intellectuals who praise tyrants, and ignore the cries of the tyrannised.

Stalin was responsible for 10 million deaths in the Great Famine, but among those who lauded him were H G Wells, Doris Lessing, George Bernard Shaw, and the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Walter Duranty. Others defied the tyrant, and often paid the ultimate price. John Sweeney tells a remarkable story.

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