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If you enjoy history, and especially if you enjoy learning from history, I would recommend that you obtain a copy of The Soviet Story.  (It is also available on Amazon.)  This documentary is rich in “missing pieces” and helps explain many of the confusing issues of the mid and late 20th century.

Among its highest qualities is the presentation of those missing pieces.  Among these are the philosophical and strategic documents that linked the Nazis and Soviets, the Soviet holocausts, Putin’s communism, and more —, events which generally only the most astute historian ever learns about.  But they are all here, in a presentation that is certain to educate.

The irony is that I first saw this on MPT — Maryland Public Television.  It’s not that PBS is known for defending communism.  Well, not all the time.  It is, after all, not just another type of government, or even a better way to get health care.  Michael Moore does not have the [anatomical origin] to produce a film of this character.

So, spend a few bucks.  Get a copy and, yes, show it to your church.  Get your PBS station to dare run it.  Show it to a history class.  I would suggest it for a youth group.  It’s graphic, but certainly no more than many movies that they watch anyway.  And this has the distinct advantage of being true.

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