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Stalin on international cooperation

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Roland Boer as usual discovers gems in Stalin’s writings. This one definitely establishes Stalin to be the real founder of the principle of peaceful coexistence. Khrushchev and the Twentieth Congress simply stole it…

STALIN'S MOUSTACHE

Against the standard position that Stalin saw enemies all around him and was seeking world conquest, it is worth recalling comments like these. This is from 1947, in response to an interview question:

Let us not mutually criticize our systems. Everyone has the right to follow the system he wants to maintain. Which one is better will be said by history. We should respect the systems chosen by the people, and whether the system is good or bad is the business of the American people. To co-operate, one does not need the same systems. One should respect the other system when approved by the people. Only on this basis can we secure co-operation. Only, if we criticize, it will lead us too far.

As for Marx and Engels, they were unable to foresee what would happen forty years after their death. But we should adhere to mutual respect of people…

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Written by Pratyush Chandra

August 27, 2015 at 8:33 am

Posted in Politics

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