RUSSIA: One-Man Rule Is Bad

The generation of Russians taught by Pravda that Stalin was the greatest agriculturalist, philologist, geneticist, political scientist and military commander was told last week, just as categorically: "No matter how experienced leaders are, no matter what knowledge and talents they possess, they cannot succeed in replacing the whole collective. The most important principle is that decisions should be based on the experience of many, should be the fruit of collective creation."

When this principle is violated, certain leaders begin "to conduct themselves like autocrats . . . as if they alone knew everything, as if only they can say anything relevant...

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