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wrayb
current reading
Recently I've been reading "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Uri", Brecht's gangster play exploring Hitler's seizure of power in Germany in '32 to '35. I've reached a point where I realize I will have to go elsewhere to read of Hitler and the Nazi's rise. Then I can return to Brecht's work for his take.

My reading is fueled by wondering at what point can we see if those in power have taken complete control or rather, when complete control becomes central to their agenda.

I have all sorts of muddlement in my concerns that need sorting as well. Oh, well. Need to go fix phones for the banks.

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volksjager From: volksjager Date: September 22nd, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
On a similar note I just finished a bok called "Young Stalin" that is a fightfull tare. A true thug from the time he was born. here's a funny story when he was Marshall.. he used to cut out pictures of people waving from westurn magazines.Stalin would thne paste then to the wall of a little room he had and then wave hello and goodbye to them.
From: wrayb Date: September 22nd, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

rulers

Yes, Stalin I think was a despotic opportunist. I'm not very informed on his "ideals" but know that many life (other people's) affecting decisions were little more than whims (is that a word?).
al_zorra From: al_zorra Date: September 22nd, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: rulers

Stalin was a monster, but he was OUR monster, without whom the Allies, of whom the Soviet Union was one, could not have defeated the nazis.

Something we tend to have forgotten, almost as soon as the nazi regime collapsed.

Of course it really was the Russian PEOPLE who did this, so fierce and adament as they were in resisting the nazis.

Love, C.
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