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  •  It was not a pleasant time. (9+ / 0-)

    People were being burned alive in their homes, hung from trees, denied the dignity and rights that any person should be allowed here in the US. So of course you are correct: the facts about Stalin were not know as well in those times, as well.

    And ironically, the Stalinsts that are emerging in Russia today are vicious racists who are doing the same types of things that we did in the US. [Not that Stalin and his supporters were anything but thugs, but at least back then xenophobia was not apparently a primary motivating factor].

    What Robeson would say today about these horrors would be most interesting. If one tries to overlook evil, it always comes back to bite you, somewhere.

    Irony abounds.

    Lessons can be learned, if we are willing to look at all of the truth, all of the facts.

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