Just a small footnote to this particular post on Stalin but related…the Koch empire started with Stephen Koch – the Patriarch of Koch Industries – working for Joseph Stalin. So – while all of this was happening to the peasants in the Stalin led Soviet Union – Stephen Koch was making a fortune building refineries for his comrades (Source). This is the father of the same Koch Brothers who are going to spend $400 billion this year to ensure the defeat of politicians who have a pro-middle class policy agenda.
Yale historian Timothy Snyder writes about communism under Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union and the genocide that he created in the Ukraine. You can read directly from his book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin HERE pages 42 – 47:
Hat tip to Brad Delong
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