Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

Georgi Dimitrov

Robert Fulford notes the publication of The Diaries of Georgi Dimitrov (Yale). The first Communist prime minister of Bulgaria, oddly, kept a diary. The diary is not known for its literary qualities, but it has a few interesting items about Stalin. I had a chance to see Dimitrov’s mausoleum when I was in Bulgaria soon after the communist regime fell (Fulford points out that the walls were so thick they had trouble trying to destroy it); someone asked me to go in to see him displayed, and I declined. Seeing Lenin in Moscow was enough. Too many tyrants, no reason to see them all; I felt my presence would honor them some way. I was interested in studying the unnatural deeds they did, and seeing the misery and horror they caused, and helping end them. And I did. The evil that men do lives after them.

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