Category Archives: Soviet Union

The State and Socialist Economics

When a workers state is created, new tasks are developed and must be accomplished. These tasks are particularly related to the realm of economics, as economic stability is crucial to maintaining a socialist state. The role of the state in … Continue reading

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Review of “Battleship Potemkin”

The Battleship Potemkin is a Soviet silent film made in 1925 illustrating the mutiny of 1905 from the battleship of the same name, when the crew rebelled against Tsarist officers. Set through five episodes, it is literally a communist propaganda … Continue reading

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On “Choosing” Sexual Orientations

One of the criticisms made by homophobic people is that sexual orientations other than heterosexuality are merely choices people make. Such baseless and ridiculous claims often lead to even more harmful views such as the notion that LGBTs are mentally … Continue reading

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Zionism: A Historical and Modern Context

In recent times, the subject of Zionism has been made more prevalent throughout the media and a myriad of other sources. Zionism is a political movement led primarily by the Jewish people for self-determination of a Jewish homeland. In the … Continue reading

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A Marxist-Leninist View of Bureaucracy

After Stalin, the leadership of the Soviet Union utilized bureaucracy in a manner that took hold of the nation and helped turn the working class onto the road of capitalism, away from socialist development that had previously taken place extensively … Continue reading

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On the Purging of the Old Bolsheviks

1. It is fallacy of the single cause to assume it was solely Stalin who supported, or enacted the purging. The fact of the matter is that there was an entire Party that voted on the matters, and was subject … Continue reading

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Individualism and Collectivism

In most Conservative critique of Socialism and its many forms, the key ground on which they cannot compromise is the idea of “Individualism versus Collectivism.” Simplified; by nature, people raised in individualist leaning societies feel overly repressed and subjugated by … Continue reading

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