Category Archives: Stalin

THE EVER-ELUSIVE STALIN


CNN has done yet another hit piece on reality. (h/t Breitbart)   Their report on Stalin’s dacha in Sochi portrays Stalin as a lonely, unsociable man.  This, at any rate, is the opinion of oen Anna Hovantseva, a tour guide … Continue reading

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THE CZECH ADVENTURE – CHAPTER 4


August 12th is another nice day – sunny and warm.  We have plans for more bumming around Prague, this time to take in the Castle, my old neighborhood and, in the afternoon, the National Technical Museum, a holy shrine near … Continue reading

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IN MEMORY OF KATYN


On this day in 1943, the Germans began to exhume the mass graves they had discovered at Katyń, in today’s Russia.  The graves turned out to contain the bodies of thousands of Polish officers.  The Wikipedia states: “About 8,000 were … Continue reading

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NO SIMPLE VICTORY


Just finished re-re-re-reading Norman Davies’ No Simple Victory, an essential, encyclopedic work on World War Two on the Eastern front.  Professor Davies brings home the enormity of that conflict which is still incompletely understood in the West.  Of particular interest … Continue reading

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STALIN AND ELECTIONS


On being elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1934, Stalin is reputed to have commented: “It doesn’t matter how the voting went.  What matters is how the votes were counted.” Now comes Wired with … Continue reading

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DO AS I SAY…


Obama’s do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do hijinks have ample precedent, of course. All false messiahs I know of have suffered from that attitude. Here is just an example from one of his spiritual predecessors. This a poster from the early Communist era in Czechoslovakia. … Continue reading

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