I’m Feeling The Ambiguity

Here’s a conversation-starter: the National D-Day Memorial is planning to add a bust of Josef Stalin, to go with the ones it already has of FDR, Truman, and Churchill. Obviously whoever makes these decisions wishes to acknowledge the Soviet Union’s key role in defeating the Nazis, but Stalin was arguably even viler than Hitler himself, and to honor him in our nation’s capital is, for want of a better word, grotesque.

Really the appropriate party to honor would be the Red Army and the long-suffering Russian people. Their valor at Stalingrad, under unimaginably brutal conditions, turned the tide of the war in the East, and broke the spririt of the Reich.

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