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Joseph Stalin

Happy Birthday Stalin

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

TBILISI, Georgia -- People across the vast territory where Josef Stalin once imposed his terror have marked the 133rd anniversary of the dictator's bi...

IRS Complaint Filed Over Catholic Bishop's Obama Hitler Comment

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

PEORIA, Ill. — An Illinois Roman Catholic diocese whose bishop compared President Barack Obama's health care policies to actions taken by Adolf ...

Top Ten Koch Facts

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

Everyone seems to be investigating Charles and David Koch lately, with exposés of their corrupt political behavior popping up in places like the New ...

Crimes Against Humanity--And Fashion: World's Worst-Dressed Dictators

TruTV.com | Posted 04.02.2012 | Weird News

Crushing entire nations can leave little time for wardrobe decisions. From Adolf Hitler to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dictators past and present have on...

Want A Cast Of Stalin's Death Mask? It'll Cost You

Posted 01.24.2012 | World

Apparently the latest must-have item up for sale is a mold of a Russian communist leader's face. A cast of Joseph Stalin's death mask has been auct...

SMERSH: Stalin's Secret Weapon, Soviet Military Counterintelligence in WWII By Dr. Vadim Birstein

Holly Cara Price | Posted 03.13.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Russian historian Dr. Vadim J. Birstein gives us a comprehensive look at SMERSH, Stalin's wartime terror apparatus, in his new book.

What Motivates Extremists? The True Believer, Eric Hoffer's 168-Page Classic, Has Some Answers

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 09.24.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Hoeffer's condemnation is a bitch slap to all those who believe so strongly in a cause that they want everybody else to believe in it. That single-mindedness is the core question of Hoffer's book: what kind of people become fanatics?

Anthony Weiner, Sarah Palin and the Case Against Apology

Stanley Bing | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

Hey you, famous person now going about your business being stupid or venal or immoral or injudicious or criminal, even. When you get caught and the big, voracious media death star starts howling for your apology... stop.

A Morning Concert, A Revolution in Egypt

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony couldn't have been a more perfect thing to hear after learning of the revolution in Egypt.

Don't Blame Palin, Blame Stalin

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

For too many years in too many quarters, the name of the game has been blame. It seems that more and more people refuse to accept the responsibility f...

Putin Picks at Old Scab, Misses the Point of Cain and Abel

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Storozynski

Putin hoped that pictures of him laying a wreath at Katyn would speak a thousand words to Poles, instead, his silence about the truth of the massacre broke a million hearts.

What the Health Care Bill Might Mean

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If the Democrats can create some momentum of their own, and learn the lessons of health care, then they may be able to substantially reduce the electoral damage in November.

Stalin's Grandson Sues Newspaper Over Defamation

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Joseph Stalin's grandson has launched a court action claiming a liberal Russian newspaper has defamed the former Soviet dictator....

Vladimir Putin Praises Stalin

Times Online | Tony Halpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Joseph Stalin sent millions to their deaths during his reign of terror, and his name was taboo for decades, but the dictator is a step closer to rehab...

Don't Stalinize Baseball

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

History is a natural thing. The "winners" may write it, sometimes with considerable bias, but we've always allowed - and even begged for - baseball to be represented by statistics and shorthand.

The Man Who Did Not Start World War III

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

In 1990, I was the first western journalist ever allowed into the dreaded Lubyanka Prison, the headquarters of KGB, to interview senior KGB officers of the elite First Directorate.

Russia Communists: Please Don't Criticize Stalin On His Birthday

AP | SIMON SHUSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — The Russian Communist Party asked the nation Monday for a daylong moratorium on criticizing Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as they celebr...

Hitler Wants You to Wear a Condom

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Sometimes shock campaigns work but this one just leaves me feeling cold. And kinda icky inside.

Time to Face the Truth About World War II

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Medvedev claimed Stalin saved Europe from Hitler. But the facts tell us a different story. Stalin was an even worse mass murderer than Hitler by a factor of three or four.

Poland Caused WWII: Russian Report

AP | MIKE ECKEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — As the Kremlin presses a campaign to recast Russia's 20th century history in a more favorable light, a research paper published Thursda...

Pete Seeger, "Folk Music" and the Left

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Larner

As someone on the left who loves folk music, I understand that I'm supposed to feel mystically uplifted by the dean of activist folkies. But I never could stand Pete.

New From Lil' Kim Jong Il!

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

Where Are They Now? Descendents Of 10 Former Dictators

Mental Floss | Stacy Conradt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

1. Alessandra Mussolini, the daughter of Benito Mussolini's son and his first wife, Anna Maria Scicolone (who also happened to be Sophia Loren's siste...

Poll: Stalin A Strong Contender For Most Popular Russian

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin remains one of Russia's most popular historical figures despite the purges that marked his rule, according to the latest ...

Rumors Of The Next Cold War

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

No matter how subtly the conquest happens, Russian control of Georgia would amount to an historic shift in the balance of power -- especially as long as the world economy is fueled by oil.