In a February 2017 poll by the propagandistic organization Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, it was revealed that nearly 1 in 5 American millennials consider Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un “heroes”. The credibility of anything published by this deplorable organization is questionable but there is no denying that there is a rising interest in both communism and Stalin, and for good reason.
In this article, I share what some of the leading figures and politicals activists of the 20th century thought about Stalin: Albert Einstein, H. G. Wells, Nelson Mandela, W. E. B. Du Bois, Che Guevara, and Paul Robeson. I also share resources that will help in learning more about one of the greatest socialist revolutionaries in modern history and in shedding misconceptions bred by half a century of Western imperialistic propaganda.