Russians pick best ruler of USSR and pre-Putin Russia
The top list also includes such figures as Nicholas II, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev. Fifty percent of respondents said that they had a good attitude to Stalin, while 28 consider him an extremely negative persona in history. The ...
Dewey: Stalin's Propagandist, the World's Teacher
Joseph Stalin had been General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party for six years in 1928, when John Dewey, "the father of modern education," toured Russia with a group of educators. Later that year, The New Republic published Dewey's Impressions ...
Common Core goals have merit
The Desert Sun
He pointed out that a high percentage of high school graduates don't know the approximate dates of the Civil War, and can't identify Joseph Stalin or Winston Churchill. He argued that there is a base of knowledge necessary to be an effective citizen.
The Show Trial State
Foreign Policy (blog)
The former premier -- my great grandfather -- who 60 years ago denounced Joseph Stalin and his pervasive security apparatus, must be turning in his grave. Russia's legal institutions are still run along the lines of Stalin's "show trials." Following ...