Yes, I've read the critical history of life under communist rule.
Try "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
"Real American Hero" which is semi-autobiographical about Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 pilot who defected and flew into Japan.
There are also a number of heart wrenching stories about the atrosities of the Pol Pot Killing Fields or the brutal use of starvation and forced labor under Chainman Mao's "Great Leap Forward".
Anyone who understands the true critical history of communism will be very concerned about America's sudden embrace of Socialist(lite - so far) Authoritarianism in the Obama Era Politics.
I prefer to have our country led directly by ELECTED officials that I can hold accountable every few years. We don't need or want Czars.