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Re: Stalin, Misunderstood Hero

Jonah, John:

I certainly hope someone at the conference has the wit to bring up my all-time favorite Stalin suck-up quote, from Anna Louise Strong: “One must not make a god of Stalin; he was too important for that.” Just too good not to use on April Fool’s Day.

Steven F. Hayward is a visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a fellow of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. He writes daily at Powerlineblog.com.

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