What would Stalin do?

Over at Dizzy Thinks, there is a rather fine article asking if it’s time to apply the Stalin test once more. It’s well worth reading the whole thing, but it poses this very simple question, which I’ve paraphrased as “What would Stalin do?” being more eloquent he sums it up as: “The purpose of the question is to ask ourselves what the potential future enabling power of our actions might be. In fact, we don’t have to use Stalin. We could as easily use someone closer to home, our own authoritarian and totalitarian dictator, Oliver Cromwell and his puritanical zeal. … Continue reading