by Uriel Abulof
Before Woodrow Wilson, Lenin advanced the ideal of national self-determination as part of communist revolution. Stalin made the term a cynical tool of Russian imperialism, a move Putin's approach to Ukraine emulates.
by Fred Kaplan
Alexander Kerensky's tenure as Russia's only prime minister between the overthrow of the Czar and the Bolshevik takeover was cut short in part because he viewed Lenin as an ally against his monarchist enemies. Republican Party leaders risk the same fate if they accept the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene as allies against Joe Biden.
by Barnes Carr
"The Lenin Plot was a massive embarrassment for the Allies, and they tried to cover it up. The denial continued for years."
SOURCE: The Washington Post
by Anne Applebaum
And we should be worried.
For almost a century, the revolutionary’s body has laid embalmed in a mausoleum on Moscow’s Red Square, splitting opinion from the outset.
by Sergey V. Saytanov
His name was Peter Kropotkin. We should remember him.
SOURCE: NYT Book Review
Kotkin's new study depicts Stalin as an autodidact, an astute thinker, “a people person” with “surpassing organizational abilities; a mammoth appetite for work; a strategic mind and an unscrupulousness that recalled his master teacher, Lenin."
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