Stalin and Stalinism

Martin McCauley argues that our obsession with Stalin as a mass murderer evades the real question – how did his system work?


Josef Stalin died in 1952 but the system he developed, Stalinism, lived on after him. It used to be claimed that Lenin was more alive than the living but it would be more true to say that Stalinism is always with us.

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