RUSSIA: Steel Epigrams

Religion is opium for the people.

—Lenin.

In Moscow grim Nikolai Lenin's grimmer successor, Josef Stalin, showed last week that he too can coin mirthless epigrams, as hard as the nickname, "Steel," which Lenin gave him. Samples:

Individualism must be drugged that Communism may succeed.

Villages do not follow towns to Communism. Towns must drag villages to Communism.

These cold, metallic conceits were fired at the tousled heads of a delegation of Marxist agrarian workers (i. e., farmers), whom Dictator Stalin was addressing on the stirring topic: Destroying the Kulak or Rich Farmer as...

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