As pointed out by Ms. Malkin Stalin is back in favor. I guess this isn’t too surprising. As I pointed out a month ago there were large numbers of people celebrating the anniversary of his birth, saying he was “a wise leader”, and claiming “our people will never be able to do without a leader like Stalin.“ Never mind the millions of his own people he murdered. I don’t really understand it, but then it’s irrational to expect people to be rational. And it’s a reminder that “eternal vigilance is the price of freedom” (Wendell Phillips, January 28, 1852).