Gwynn White's Reviews > Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives
Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives
Phew... I survived reading this book mentally intact. That feels like a small miracle. It is hard to imagine two more evil men. In fact, at times Parallel Lives reads like fantasy, because it is almost inconceivable that people could actually have behaved like Hitler and Stalin did. But in the end I think the prize for most evil man of the 20th century (or perhaps any century) goes to ... drum roll .... Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. He definitely wins hands down, no question. I think it is poetic justice that he died virtually at his own hand. SPOILER ALERT Having killed off all the doctors in Russia, there was no one to treat him when he got ill. So the bastard died. There is justice in the universe.
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