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Joseph Stalin (Image: Wikicommons)


India’s war on its Muslim citizens is escalating in plain sight and anyone who calls it out is targeted by Indian fascists. Meanwhile, the Erdogan regime abandons the Istanbul Convention on Women’s Rights, with Poland soon to follow.

Xi’s lies and twisted view of communist history. A new book tries to pin much of the blame for World War 2 on Stalin, but it ignores the unique evil of Nazism (and historical fact), while two new books on the North Korean regime ignore how Kim Jong Un uses tools other than force to maintain his power.


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