A Maoist Madeleine Moment

News of a Communist couple who kept household staff imprisoned in their London flat reminds Dalrymple of his past Communist roommates:

I was taken back to my days as a student, when in my lodgings there lived a man called George who was a fervent communist, though the son of refugees from the 1956 Hungarian uprising. He was a theoretician rather than an activist, among other reasons because he found it so difficult to get up in the mornings, but one day he introduced Sean into the household…

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