Monday, July 21, 2014

Sad But True

The most off-putting thing I heard today, in a kind of “that’s prettty funny but after a moment’s thought, that’s pretty horrific”:

“In Stalin’s world, ‘don’t shoot the messenger’ was not just a metaphor …”

 - from the audiobook version of Andrew Nagorski’s The Greatest Battle (2008)

The Soviet dictator was truly one of the vilest men to rise to power. 

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