Saturday, May 27, 2006

Well, someone's still got to believe in the struggle of the proletariat, right? The Marxists Internet Archive is a virtual treasure trove relating to the 20th century's deadliest joke. In addition to Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto, provides a treasure trove for dictator fans. I nearly blew my top reading about Enver Hoxha's meetings with Josef Stalin!

Extensive collections are also available on Lenin, Mao, Fidel Castro, Tito, but the fun doesn't stop there - even Stalin's wacky pet "scientist" Trofim Lysenko (who believed in a "Marxist" theory of trait inheritence instead of genetics) is accounted for. How anyone took this deadly gibberish seriously - or how anyone still could - is left as an exercise in imagination for the reader.