Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Saturday, April 16, 2005

"Death and the Dictator"

No, not Hitler -- the other monster.

Someday I'd love to do a survey of high school seniors to determine what percentage recognizes the name Josef Stalin.


Blogger stewdog said...

The History Channel had a very good show called Roots of Evil, comparing Hitler and Stalin. It is available on DVD off of their website. It is described below:
"They are responsible for some 60 million deaths. They ruled their countries with iron fists, squashing all dissent and directing government-sponsored programs of terror against their own citizens.

Drawing on the latest findings and expert analysis from leading psychologists and historians, HITLER AND STALIN: ROOTS OF EVIL examines the 20th century's worst villains. The parallels are striking: both had abusive fathers and doting mothers, both were extremely insecure about their physical appearance and ashamed of their backgrounds, and both came to power at roughly the same time. From Hitler's "Jewish nose" to Stalin's deformed foot, the Final Solution to the Gulags, this incisive special compares the backgrounds and policies of these two despots, interpreting the latest evidence and theories in the hopes of illuminating the personal, emotional and mental underpinnings of their actions.

The first program of its type, HITLER AND STALIN: ROOTS OF EVIL adds a new facet to our understanding of these two reviled dictators."

April 16, 2005 4:56 PM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

CIV was surprised to learn in college that HS history somehow overlooked the Russian Revolution, rise of communism, and the cold war. Three cheers for public school!

April 17, 2005 8:40 AM  
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