Friday, April 27, 2007

The Cult of the Individual

The Cult of the Individual

This morning I read an edited version of the above speech by Khrushchev. I found it astounding. It must have been one of the many moments when history changed. It was said that 30 people fainted as he gave this speech. The speech is a condemnation of Stalin, perhaps that is too strong but it is a stern cautionary note against people who are unwilling to work with other people and how they become paranoid and corrupted and how they corrupt all those around them.

I would highly recommend that you read or re-read it. I think that everyone applying for promotion should be given a copy of it ;)

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