An Anniversary

John Belushi died today in 1982. Joseph Stalin died today in 1953. Both of these people left a great impact on society and the world, and their contributions are significant, but I wouldn’t recommend emulating either of them. However, what often comes with anniversaries is nostalgia, which particularly seems to be the case with Comrade Stalin, and nostalgia for something can be easily separated from its original meaning.

When reading about the ceremony that the Russian Communist Party held today at the Kremlin wall the article said that there were about 300 people, mostly pensioners, that paid their respects.… Read the rest here