De-Stalinisation as a postulate of freedom
Stalinisation – just like the system of the Third Reich – was a source of the greatest tragedy of Europe in the 20th century. It meant deprivation of freedom, forced labour camps (the Gulag), prosecution and massive suffering of millions of people living in Central and Eastern Europe. In its Soviet form, totalitarianism has Stalin’s face.
While Europe has managed to, more or less successfully, hold those who created and implemented the Nazi regime accountable, Stalinism, in its light versions, which are often not associated with crime and genocide, has survived until today. Stalinism was one of the bloodiest and most inhumane forms of communist dictatorship. However, in the West, and especially in France and Italy, light versions of communism and Bolshevism had their own devout admirers.
December 7, 2022 -
Articles and CommentaryIssue 6 2022Magazine
The Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw. The surroundings of this place still strike with emptiness and make an impression of a space that is inhuman with many challenges when it comes to planning and zoning.
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