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Having grown up in the Cold War era, it seemed important to read texts like this to counterbalance all the proaganda that I'd been assaulted by my whole life. Of course, I realized that this wd be just more propaganda from yet-another politician (or his speech writers). Still, I have fond memories of going to the Communist Bookstore (not its actual name) in Baltimore & seeking out things like this. As for what it sd? "Peace and Socialism" We shd be so lucky, right? PEACE? What the fuck is that? ...more
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (Russian: Леони́д Ильи́ч Бре́жнев) was the General Secretary of the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), presiding over the country from 1964 until his death in 1982. His eighteen-year term as General Secretary was one of the lengthiest, second only to that of Joseph Stalin. During Brezhnev's rule, the global influence of the Soviet Unio ...more