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John Burnham Schwartz's The Red Daughter

I doubt the name Svetlana Alliluyeva means anything to most of us today, but Joseph Stalin’s daughter was a political hot potato when she defected from Mother Russia during the Cold War.  274 more words

Books

Atheists in Foxholes

Atheists in Foxholes

Anti-socialist comments were made.
They were hurtful ones, too, I’m afraid.
Many leftists felt fouled.
Bernie not only scowled:
To the spirit of Stalin he prayed. 8 more words

Joseph Stalin's 60th Birthday (1939)

Author’s Note: By December 1939, the UK was already at war with Nazi Germany, but not with the US. Furthermore, Hitler had not yet successfully invaded Western Europe. 492 more words

Leftwing Political Analysis

Meeting With A Stalinist

If only in 1991 there had been a John Brown Gun Club, a Pacific Northwest Antifascist Workers Collective, a Socialist Rifle Association, or even a communist caucus within the Democratic Socialists of America, I wouldn’t have been visiting a Stalinist at a Victorian overlooking Delores Park, in San Francisco. 290 more words

Essay

1953. Upfest 2018 (117)

What a clever juxtaposition is presented to us by Spanish artist Sr.X in this piece that shows Joseph Stalin painted in a period propaganda pose, holding Mickey Mouse in his hands. 77 more words

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