< link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://miltsfile.com" > Milt's File

Milt's File

A file of links relating to Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, a talk show on Chicago's WGN Radio.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

WHAT "CAUSED" STALIN'S "GREAT TERROR?" That haunting historical question has been answered (but not too well, according to this review) by recourse to linguistic theory. i.e.the Bolshevik intellectuals spun a web of words and ideas which led them to accuse and convict themselves. Well...the more parsimonious view might be that as power tends to corrupt, absolute power tends to generate murderous paranoia. Either way, this review/essay from the Hoover Institution's magazine is worth some close and thoughtful examination.