[Marxism] Anything Positive To Say About Stalin?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Nov 16 15:33:28 MST 2007

Jscotlive at aol.com wrote:
> Comrades,
> The thread re Stalin Quote has got me thinking about his legacy. It is  
> common practice on both the right and the left to dismiss Stalin as a  monster.
> Is this right? Or are we succumbing to capitalist propaganda when we so  
> readily dismiss the man who was at the helm of the Soviet Union for over 30  years?
> Was Stalin the monster commonly portrayed? Did his five year plans help  drag 
> Russia out of the 15th century, despite the human cost? 
> How would the Soviet Union have developed under Trotsky's leadership?

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