Monday, August 13, 2007

I suppose he'll call this progress

A new study guide in Russia presents a...well... a "fair and balanced" view of Stalin. Yes, a lot of people died, but there have been a long line of autocrats, and sometimes a strong leader is needed to bring about change. Besides,

Political and historical studies show that when they come under similarly serious threats, even “soft” and “flexible” political systems, as a rule, turn more rigid and limit individual rights, as happened in the United States after September 11, 2001.

This regime Administration is being compared to Stalin. And unfortunately, the comparison is not without merit. When he gets back from vacation, someone please explain to President Doofus that comparisons to some well-known world leaders aren't particularly flattering.

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