Atrocities Scorecard: Communism vs. Capitalism vs. Religion In the December issue of Atlantic Monthly, Jonathan Rauch laments “the forgotten millions,” the victims of communism, “the deadliest fantasy in human history.” This idea has gotten periodic regurgitation on these boards from Ian, Alex, and others, but I think it’s rarely been challenged. So let’s discuss an “Atrocity Scorecard.” The three main contenders will be: Communism Capitalism Religion Which has caused the most pain, suffering, death, and overall evil in world history? Round One: Capitalism leads off with...the TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE! An early big point-gainer. Estimated 28 million Africans killed or abducted.