Sunday, 3 June 2018

How Communism took hold of society, lessons for Venezuela

Stalin and, they were not a reversal of what Lenin wanted...Lenin enabled them and was as unethical as they were

If you speak English, you should really watch these two videos, particularly the second halves of both of them. Robert Service is one of my favourite historians and he is on both videos but the first one also has several others with very interesting, complementary views.

From Tsars and Lenin to Putin and Trump
100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

History does not repeat itself, we know...and yet we can recognise some patterns and see how to try to prevent some of them.

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