Who Won the Cold War?

David Priestland reviews the history of what he calls the “Promethean” and “utopian” communist movement in The Red Flag. The book is engaging, but frustrating in its failure to elaborate a theme that remains an undercurrent: man’s desire to overturn the natural order, to steal the fire from Zeus.

Wayne Allensworth

Wayne Allensworth is the author of Field of Blood.

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