As a confirmed political junkie I am enjoying reading a biography on Joseph Stalin. What I appreciate about this one is that it isn't lost on the author that the abusive childhood Stalin suffered had a major impact on his subsequent personality, which as the world knows proved to be injurious to millions. In no way am I saying that everyone who experienced abuse grows up to be a monster but I think its safe to argue that severe emotional injury in childhood left unattended can bring that out in some people.
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Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.