The Birth of a Cult
The Lying Soul of Communism

Lenin was born 150 years ago this week. His death 54 years later marked the emergence of a frightful new quasi-religious sect, with Josef Stalin as its high priest.

Published on: April 24, 2020
Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author of numerous books, including The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century.
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