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Stephen Kotkin's Stalin: An Ideological Rant of the First Order

I awaited Kotkin’s biography on Stalin – the first of three volumes – with much anticipation, since the blurb promises a balanced and humanised Stalin, which goes against standard accounts. 121 more words

Stalin

Communist and Socialist Quotes

1936 Constitution of the Soviet Union

Chapter X

ARTICLE 123. Equality of rights of citizens of the U.S.S.R., irrespective of their nationality or race, in all spheres of economic, state, cultural, social and political life, is an indefeasible law. 215 more words

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Kotkin on Stalin

Stephen Kotkin appeared at the London School of Economics to discuss the first volume of his trilogy on Stalin. Josh Black reviews the event.

Princeton academic Stephen Kotkin is most famous for his deep dive into the Stalin-era industrial town Magnitorsk. 637 more words

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PRESIDENTIAL TYRANNY

PRESIDENTIAL TYRANNY

SUBJECT TO REVISION BY AUTHOR ONLY, COPYRIGHT 2013

SHOULD I BE WATCHING MY BACK?

Obama has given himself the right to kill at will. 1,668 more words

Law And Government

Feminine Divinity

The male societal domination of the past thousands of years has led to the casting of God as essentially male. Think Islam, modern Judaism and Christianity as incorporated into the Roman empire. 295 more words

Thoughts

Here's Another Thing You're Doing Wrong

Okay guys, I’m not trying to pick on you here. I’m just telling you these things because I want your lives to be vastly improved. Or at least sucking a little less. 284 more words

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WIE ZEGT DAT MARTELING ZINLOOS IS?

Op 25 augustus 1936 schoten de kameraden, de verraders, c.q. werktuigen van het kapitalisme en revisionisten, neer. Twee schoten maakten een eind aan het leven van Lev Kamenev en Grigori Zinoviev. 122 more words

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