Recently writers have pointed to the many things that fascism and communism have in common, most notably Jonah Goldberg in his best-seller “Liberal Fascism.” I thought of his book when I saw this on a photo website today:

Most people seeing the outfits on these kids, and the martial drummer at the right, would think immediately of the Hitler Youth early in the days of the Third Reich, parading in Munich or Regensburg or Nuernburg. But, actually, it’s from a Russian photo website and it shows young communist youth parading in Moscow in 1927, years before the Third Reich came into being.

Here’s a Hitler Youth photo from 1932. Notice any resemblance?