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Surging Support for Joseph Stalin in Post-Soviet Russia is Troubling

brosenburg Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 11:17 PM
"The Road To Serfdom" explains the self-destructive results of collectivism; Socialists paving the way for the fascism that swept over Russia, Germany, and Italy. In Obama's '13 inaugural address, Obama said that "preserving individual freedom ultimately requires collective action"; this is in-your-face statism and it will also prove self-destructive. "The Road To Serfdom" details how the central planners transformed "economic freedom" by promising "larger economic output than the competitive system" and subsequently "freedom from necessity" (general welfare) by "redistribution of wealth". The condensed version of "The Road To Serfdom" can be read online; it is the version that was printed in The Readers Digest in 1945.

This week marked the 60th anniversary of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s death. On March 5, 1953, the Georgia-born tyrant’s nearly three-decade long reign of terror came to an end -- providing momentary solace for all people living behind the Iron Curtain. “Uncle Joe” was no more.

Millions of people in then-Soviet Russia, the Baltic States, and nearby Soviet satellites were killed, tortured, and oppressed under Stalin’s regime.

Members of my family witnessed the wrath of his inhumane policies firsthand. My late maternal grandfather -- a faithful, quiet man -- was imprisoned for 18 months in one of his gulags...