Why Don’t American Schools Cover Stalin?

I’m reading a biography of Stalin by Radzinsky. It’s great. There are lessons in here worth learning and applicability to today.

I feel deceived, upset, and even further disappointed by American schools–if that’s even possible–that Stalin was covered neither in elementary school nor high school nor college.

His brutalism is no excuse for not touching on him early given that we covered slavery, or, say, how acid rain and the destruction of the rain forest posed a threat to our survival.

In high school we only covered Stalin to the extent of learning he was our necessary ally in WWII and the true hero of that war, the man most responsible for defeating Hitler.

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