Stalin Reconsidered: From a Hegelian Eurasianist Perspective
By Padraig McGrath • February 25, 2019
“Stalin didn’t walk away into the past. He dissolved into the future.” – Charles de Gaulle.
“Stalin didn’t walk away into the past. He dissolved into the future.”
– Charles de Gaulle.
“I am not a European, but a Russified Georgian-Asiatic.”
– Joseph Stalin, 1937
“History is not the theatre of happiness.”
The first time Churchill met Stalin, at the 1943 Tehran conference, he noted Stalin’s sharp intellect and embodiment of an “Asiatic” personality. Churchill seemed both to admire Stalin and to be appalled by him at the same time, although neither sentiment prevented them from developing a good rapport. He seemed to view Stalin with a certain kind of morbid fascination, to see Stalin as a 20th century equivalent of Ghenghis Khan. Stalin himself might not have objected so much to such a comparison, except that he was a far more cool-headed and far-sighted strategic thinker than Ghenghis Khan.
What influence does the Asiatic aspect of Stalin’s personality and his strategic vision have on the process of world-history (or rather, in Hegelian terms, “World-History”) as it is ongoing today?
I have always interpreted de Gaulle’s famous quote regarding Stalin as quite Hegelian, even if de Gaulle had not intended it to be. It encapsulates both a sense of the Hegelian concept of “determinate negation” and also a sense of Hegel’s concept of “the World-Historical Individual.”
This concept of “the world-Historical Individual” refers to Hegel’s belief that certain individuals, certain subjectivities, are configurations of deep and powerful historical forces, in such a way that through this subjectivity, the trajectory of History itself is somehow altered.
– Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, etc….
The important thing to note is that, in Hegel’s view, such a “World-Historical Individual” never understands his real historical mission. He is not the real agent of history. He is merely an unwitting instrument of history. His subjectivity is both a configuration and a receptacle of historical forces whose depth, power and complexity neither he nor any of his contemporaries can possibly understand.
In his own mind, he is simply solving or attempting to solve the practical political problems of his own time.
History (or “logos,” or “providence,” or “Geist”) itself acts through him. He himself will never understand how.
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Stalin Gets Results: The Soviet Push for Tech Dominance
Source: The New York Times
By Simon Sebag Montefiore • February 28, 2017
STALIN AND THE SCIENTISTS
A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953
By Simon Ings
Illustrated. 508 pp. Atlantic Monthly Press. $28.
“By the time Stalin died on 5 March 1953, the Soviet Union boasted the largest and best-funded scientific establishment in history,” Simon Ings writes in “Stalin and the Scientists.” “It was at once the glory and the laughingstock of the intellectual world.”
The Bolsheviks viewed the ideology of Marxism as essentially scientific in its analysis of human progress, and science was always a vital part of their conception of the Soviet Union, which they trumpeted as the first state ever founded on “scientific” principles. Its rulers, particularly Lenin and Stalin, regarded themselves as manifestations of the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” which gave them the authority to adjudicate on everything in society, including the arts and sciences. Lenin was an intellectual, at home as much in the British Museum Library as in the Kremlin. Stalin was a published romantic poet and enthusiastic autodidact with a library of thousands of books, not only read but annotated. They had the confidence to interfere in every genre of art and every discipline of science. Stalin would soon be hailed as the all-knowing coryphaeus (leader of the chorus in Greek drama) of science.
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Ed. note: It is highly recommended readers go to previous posts that were compiled related to Joseph Stalin under the Soviet Union to see how this history connects to present circumstances in Israel regrading technology transfers out of America and Israel working closely with China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI).
How is it that this has been allowed to go on in America where American high technology has been removed from America and taken to Israel which has been going on for most of the past 40 years? Is it because gentiles simply do not know how to spy? Under the Soviet Union there were massive and very sophisticated spying operations going on inside America. This in fact may have a great deal to do with it after we go through this article:
Also related is President Trump announcing he wants America to dominate technology including 6G technology when 5G technology has not been completely rolled out. What are his reasons for announcing this? Does the Trump administration now realize Israel is working with China on this technology and China could become very serious threat to America?