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Joseph Stalin

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.

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...

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...

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.

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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.