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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Martin Amis: Nazism did not destroy civil society. Bolshevism did destroy civil society. This is one of Nazism did not destroy civil society. Bolshevism did destroy civil society. This is one of the reasons for the "miracle" of German recovery, and for the continuation of Russian vulnerability and failure. Stalin did not destroy civil society. Lenin destroyed civil society. — Martin Amis
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Simon Sebag Montefiore: The Party justified its "dictatorship" through purity of faith. Their Scriptures were the teachings of The Party justified its "dictatorship" through purity of faith. Their Scriptures were the teachings of Marxism-Leninism, regarded as a "scientific" truth. Since ideology was so important, every leader had to be - or seem to be - an expert on Marxism-Leninism, so that these ruffians spent their weary nights studying, to improve their esoteric credentials, dreary articles on dialectical materialism. It was so important that Molotov and Polina even discussed Marxism in their love letters: "Polichka my darling . . . reading Marxist classics is very necessary . . . You must read some more of Lenin's works coming out soon and then a number of Stalin's . . . I so want to see you. — Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Simon Sebag Montefiore: Lenin and Stalin created the idiosyncratic Soviet system in the image of their ruthless little Lenin and Stalin created the idiosyncratic Soviet system in the image of their ruthless little circle of conspirators before the Revolution. Indeed much of the tragedy of Leninism-Stalinism is comprehensible only if one realizes that the Bolsheviks continued to behave in the same clandestine style whether they formed the government of the world's greatest empire in the Kremlin or an obscure little cabal in the backroom of a Tiflis tavern. — Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By James Lewis: Because we are so focused on the real world, we keep forgetting how fantasy-driven the Because we are so focused on the real world, we keep forgetting how fantasy-driven the Left really is....As with orthodox Marxists, the left adamantly believes it is "Progressive", implying that its adherents know the inevitable and virtuous outcome of history. In the Soviet Union the Party truly believed every five years that Stalin's commands to fix agriculture were bound to work....Lenin and Stalin killed tens of millions of "rich peasants" without ever learning how to feed their country. — James Lewis
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Joseph Sobran: It's a real enigma why people are so averse to real free market capitalism even It's a real enigma why people are so averse to real free market capitalism even now. Here we are, in the century that has seen Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Castro, Pol Pot-and we're still being warned against the 'robber barons' of the 19th century. I don't know that Jay Gould or John D. Rockefeller ever killed anyone. The State has killed countless people, and yet we're always supposed to remain on guard against these 'greedy villains' of yesteryear. — Joseph Sobran
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Ann Coulter: I'm getting a little tired of politicians trying to prove how 'moderate' and 'centrist' they I'm getting a little tired of politicians trying to prove how 'moderate' and 'centrist' they are by taking more of my money and freedom. Where's this center - somewhere between Lenin and Stalin? — Ann Coulter
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Victor Robert Lee: I know him by another name. His real one is Slem, not uncommon for men I know him by another name. His real one is Slem, not uncommon for men of his generation. It stands for Stalin Lenin Engels Marx. He's always making up new names for himself
wouldn't you? — Victor Robert Lee
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Enver Hoxha: Capitalism has been fully restored in Yugoslavia, as is well-known, but this capitalism knows how Capitalism has been fully restored in Yugoslavia, as is well-known, but this capitalism knows how to disguise. Yugoslavia portrays itself as a socialist state, but of a special kind, as the world has never seen it before! The Titoites even boast that their state has nothing in common with the first socialist state which emerged from the socialist October Revolution and which was founded by Lenin and Stalin on the basis of the scientific theory of Marx and Engels. — Enver Hoxha
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: But there was never any such thing as Stalinism. It was contrived by Khrushchev and But there was never any such thing as Stalinism. It was contrived by Khrushchev and his group in order to blame all the characteristic traits and principal defects of Communism on Stalin - it was a very effective move. But in reality Lenin had managed to give shape to all the main features before Stalin came to power. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Simon Sebag Montefiore: Once in power, Stalin's campaign to succeed Lenin required a legitimate heroic career which he Once in power, Stalin's campaign to succeed Lenin required a legitimate heroic career which he did not possess because of his experience in what he called 'the dirty business' of politics: this could not be told, either because it was too gangsterish for a great, paternalistic statesman or because it was too Georgian for a Russian leader. His solution was a clumsy but all-embracing cult of personality that invented, distorted and concealed the truth. Ironically this self-promotion was so grotesque that it fanned sparks, sometimes innocent ones, which flared up into colossal anti-Stalin conspiracy-theories. It was easy for his political opponents, and later for us historians, to believe that it was all invented and that he had done nothing much at all - particularly since few historians had researched in the Caucasus where so much of his early career took place. An anti-cult, as erroneous as the cult itself, grew up around these conspiracy-theories. — Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By David Mitchell: Your leaders must know powerful magic. Yes, said one of the women. The magic is Your leaders must know powerful magic. Yes, said one of the women. The magic is called Marx, Stalin, Lenin and Class Dialectics. It didn't sound like very powerful magic to me. — David Mitchell
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Mao Zedong: It was the Russians that introduced the Chinese to Marxism. Before the October Revolution, the It was the Russians that introduced the Chinese to Marxism. Before the October Revolution, the Chinese were not only ignorant of Lenin and Stalin but did not even know of Marx or Engels. The salvos of the October Revolution awoke us to Marxism-Leninism. — Mao Zedong
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Kim Jong Il: In their day, Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Stalin represented the aspirations and demands of the In their day, Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Stalin represented the aspirations and demands of the exploited working masses, and the cause of socialism was inseparably linked with their names. — Kim Jong Il
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Lenin Stalin Sayings By Charles Colson: Lenin, Stalin, and Rakosi recognized that a renewed and purified Christianity was the only force Lenin, Stalin, and Rakosi recognized that a renewed and purified Christianity was the only force that could move the masses as powerfully as the Marxist ideal could. They attacked it as the enemy that it was and is. — Charles Colson
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Isaac Deutscher: In Christianity this evolution lasted centuries; in Bolshevism - only decades. If Lenin was the In Christianity this evolution lasted centuries; in Bolshevism - only decades. If Lenin was the St. Paul of Marxism, who set out to transplant the movement from its original environment into new lands, Stalin was already its Constantine the Great. He was, to be sure, not the first Emperor to embrace Marxism, but the first Marxist revolutionary to become the autocratic ruler of a vast empire. — Isaac Deutscher
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Mao Zedong: The theory of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin is universally applicable. We should regard it The theory of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin is universally applicable. We should regard it not as a dogma, but as a guide to action. Studying it is not merely a matter of learning terms and phrases but of learning Marxism-Leninism as the science of revolution. It is not just a matter of understanding the general laws derived by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin from their extensive study of real life and revolutionary experience, but of studying their standpoint and method in examining and solving problems. — Mao Zedong
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Paul Robeson: In all spheres of modern life the influence of Stalin reaches wide and deep. From In all spheres of modern life the influence of Stalin reaches wide and deep. From his last simply written but vastly discerning and comprehensive document, back through the years, his contributions to the science of our world society remain invaluable. One reverently speaks of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin - the shapers of humanity's richest present and future. — Paul Robeson
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Lynne Viola: In insisting that peasant activity contrary to Communist policies could be defined as kulak while In insisting that peasant activity contrary to Communist policies could be defined as kulak while at the same time maintaining that his approach to the peasantry was based on scientific Marxist class analysis, Lenin provided his successors with conceptualizations that would be used in collectivization when Stalin launched a war against all peasants. — Lynne Viola
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Mao Zedong: We are indebted to Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin for giving us a weapon. The We are indebted to Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin for giving us a weapon. The weapon is not a machine-gun, but Marxism-Leninism. — Mao Zedong
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Alan Bullock: The corruption at the heart of Communist ideology lay in the means. Social justice, greater The corruption at the heart of Communist ideology lay in the means. Social justice, greater freedom and equality, an end to exploitation and alienation are noble, humane ends. What compromised them fatally was the inhuman methods employed to achieve them. This was as true of Lenin and Trotsky as of Stalin. — Alan Bullock
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Stephen Kotkin: That such lowly beginnings would soon become one of the world's strongest dictatorships is beyond That such lowly beginnings would soon become one of the world's strongest dictatorships is beyond fantastic. Lenin was essentially a pamphleteer. In 1918 he was identified as "Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars and journalist," and earned more money from publication honoraria (15,000 rubles) than from his salary (10,000 rubles).17 Trotsky was a writer as well, and a grandiloquent orator, but similarly without experience or training in statecraft. Sverdlov was something of an amateur forger, thanks to his father's engraving craft, and a crack political organizer but hardly an experienced policy maker. Stalin was also an organizer, a rabble-rouser, and, briefly, a bandit, but primarily a periodicals editor - commissar of nationalities was effectively his first regular employment since his brief stint as a teenage Tiflis weatherman. Now, — Stephen Kotkin
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Robert A. Nisbet: Marxism, like all other totalitarian movements in our century, must be seen as kind of Marxism, like all other totalitarian movements in our century, must be seen as kind of secular pattern of redemption , designed to bring hope and fulfillment to those who have come to feel alienated , frustrated, and excluded from what they regard as their rightful place in a community. In its promise of unity and belonging lies much of the magic of totalitarian mistery, miracle, and authority. Bertrand Russell has not exaggerated in summing up the present significance of Marxism somewhat as follows: dialectical materialism is God; marx the Messiah; Lenin and Stalin the apostles; the proletariat the elect; the Communist party the Church; Moscow the seat of Church; the Revolution the second coming; the punishment of capitalismo hell; Trotsky the devil; and the communist commonwealth kingdom come. — Robert A. Nisbet
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Paullina Simons: Tatiana knew she had been born too late into the family. She and Pasha. She Tatiana knew she had been born too late into the family. She and Pasha. She should have been born in 1917, like Dasha. After her there were other children, but not for long: two brothers, one born in 1919 and one in 1921, died of typhus. A girl, born in 1922, died of scarlet fever in 1923. Then in 1924, as Lenin was dying and the New Economic Plan - that short-lived return to free enterprise - was coming to an end, while Stalin was scheming to enlarge his power base in the presidium through the firing squad, Pasha and Tatiana were born seven minutes apart to a very tired twenty-five-year-old Irina Fedorovna. The family wanted Pasha, their boy, but Tatiana was a stunning surprise. No one had twins. Who had twins? Twins were almost unheard of. And there was no room for her. She and Pasha had to share a crib for the first three years of their life. Since then Tatiana slept with Dasha. — Paullina Simons
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Kevin Myers: The International Brigade was not formed to protect freedom and democracy. It was founded as The International Brigade was not formed to protect freedom and democracy. It was founded as a tool of of the Comintern, to promote the interests of the Soviet Union - and thereby of Joseph Stalin, the butcher of millions. It made political sense for the International Brigade to recruit non-communists - useful fools was what Lenin had called such people in an earlier manipulation of gullible decency - but of course most were then vetted by the NKVD, the Soviet Union's secret police. — Kevin Myers
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Vladimir Nabokov: We must distinguish between 'sentimental' and 'sensitive'. A sentimentalist may be a perfect brute in We must distinguish between 'sentimental' and 'sensitive'. A sentimentalist may be a perfect brute in his free time. A sensitive person is never a cruel person. Sentimental Rousseau, who could weep over a progressive idea, distributed his many natural children through various poorhouses and workhouses and never gave a hoot for them. A sentimental old maid may pamper her parrot and poison her niece. The sentimental politician may remember Mother's Day and ruthlessly destroy a rival. Stalin loved babies. Lenin sobbed at the opera, especially at the Traviata. — Vladimir Nabokov
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Ludwig Von Mises: There were nowhere more docile disciples of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin than the Nazis were. There were nowhere more docile disciples of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin than the Nazis were. — Ludwig Von Mises
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Steve Sailer: Lenin, Stalin, and Mao slaughtered even more tens of millions in the name of equality Lenin, Stalin, and Mao slaughtered even more tens of millions in the name of equality than Hitler murdered in the name of inequality. — Steve Sailer
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Octavian Paler: The statues of Lenin and Stalin are down, but the fight against their ghosts seems The statues of Lenin and Stalin are down, but the fight against their ghosts seems harder. — Octavian Paler
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Brian Cox: I think I must be the only British actor who's played both Stalin and Trotsky. I think I must be the only British actor who's played both Stalin and Trotsky. I need to play Lenin so I can make it a triptych. — Brian Cox
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Simon Sebag Montefiore: Ideology must be our foundation as it was for the Bolsheviks, but the new archives Ideology must be our foundation as it was for the Bolsheviks, but the new archives show that the personalities and patronage of a minuscule oligarchy were the essence of politics under Lenin and Stalin, as they were under the Romanov emperors - and just as they are today under the 'managed democracy' of twenty-first-century Russia. — Simon Sebag Montefiore
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Vasily Grossman: Stalin's hatred for the Old Bolsheviks who opposed him was also a hatred for those Stalin's hatred for the Old Bolsheviks who opposed him was also a hatred for those aspects of Lenin's character that contradicted what was most essential in Lenin. — Vasily Grossman
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Eric Hoffer: The monstrous evils of the twentieth century have shown us that the greediest money grubbers The monstrous evils of the twentieth century have shown us that the greediest money grubbers are gentle doves compared with money-hating wolves like Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, who in less than three decades killed or maimed nearly a hundred million men, women, and children and brought untold suffering to a large portion of mankind. — Eric Hoffer
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Robert Conquest: There was an old bastard named LeninWho did two or three million men in.That's a There was an old bastard named Lenin
Who did two or three million men in.
That's a lot to have done in
But where he did one in
That old bastard Stalin did ten in. — Robert Conquest
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Alexander Zinoviev: I consider him [i.e Stalin] one of the greatest persons in the history of mankind. I consider him [i.e Stalin] one of the greatest persons in the history of mankind. In the history of Russia he was, in my opinion, even greater than Lenin. Until Stalin's death I was anti-Stalinist, but I always regarded him as a brilliant personality. — Alexander Zinoviev
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Vladimir Lenin: Comrade Stalin, having become Secretary-General, has unlimited authority concentrated in his hands, and I am Comrade Stalin, having become Secretary-General, has unlimited authority concentrated in his hands, and I am not sure whether he will always be capable of using that authority with sufficient caution. — Vladimir Lenin
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Jamie Glazov: Intellectuals and celebrities venerated monsters like Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, & Ho Chi Minh. The Intellectuals and celebrities venerated monsters like Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, & Ho Chi Minh. The New Left of the 1960s didn't have a change of heart, just a change of icons from Stalin to third world tyrants. The homicidal and sadistic Che Guevara is still held up as a hero ... — Jamie Glazov
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Anastas Mikoyan: Like Lenin Comrade Stalin is a leader of a higher type. He is a mountain Like Lenin Comrade Stalin is a leader of a higher type. He is a mountain eagle, without fear in the fight, who boldly leads the bolshevik party on unexplored roads toward the total victory of Communism. — Anastas Mikoyan
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Jimmy Carter: Under Lenin the Soviet Union was like a religious revival, under Stalin like a prison, Under Lenin the Soviet Union was like a religious revival, under Stalin like a prison, under Khrushchev like a circus, and under Brezhnev like the U.S. Post Office. — Jimmy Carter
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Mikhail Kalinin: The whole history of my life, and in essence the whole history of the working The whole history of my life, and in essence the whole history of the working class consists of this: that we have lived and fought under the leadership of Lenin and Stalin. — Mikhail Kalinin
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Ryszard Kapuscinski: The train is speeding into a luminous future. Lenin is at the controls. Suddenly - The train is speeding into a luminous future. Lenin is at the controls. Suddenly - stop, the tracks come to an end. Lenin calls on the people for additional, Saturday work, tracks are laid down, and the train moves on. Now Stalin is driving it. Again the tracks end. Stalin orders half the conductors and passengers shot, and the rest he forces to lay down new tracks. The train starts again. Khrushchev replaces Stalin, and when the tracks come to an end, he orders that the ones over which the train has already passed be dismantled and laid down before the locomotive. Brezhnev takes Khrushchev's place. When the tracks end again, Brezhnev decides to pull down the window blinds and rock the cars in such a way that the passengers will think the train is still moving forward. (Yurii Boriev, Staliniad, 1990) — Ryszard Kapuscinski
Lenin Stalin Sayings By Eric Hoffer: The great crimes of the twentieth century were committed not by money-grubbing capitalists but by The great crimes of the twentieth century were committed not by money-grubbing capitalists but by dedicated idealists. Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler were contemptuous of money. The passage from the nineteenth to the twentieth century has been a passage from considerations of money to considerations of power. — Eric Hoffer