Monday, May 03, 2010

Lenin’s Loss Is Stalin’s Gain

By Boris Kagarlitsky, ZNet, May 2, 2010

Source: The Moscow Times
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Several years ago, I taught political science at a technical college. Why future engineers were required to study political science is anybody’s guess, but perhaps it replaced the mandatory Soviet-era course on the history of the Communist Party.

I asked one student to come up to the front of the class to describe what he knew about Vladimir Lenin. We’re not talking here about French philosopher Michel Foucault, or even Aristotle, but a leader who had a very important role in 20th-century history — not only in Russia but all over the globe.

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