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November 18, 2012

Mother Knows Best

Stalin visited his mother very rarely after the Revolution. N. Kipshidze, a doctor who treated her in her old age,

recalled that Stalin asked his mother at this meeting: "Why did you beat me so hard?" "That's why you turned out so well", Keke answered. In return, his mother asked him: "Joseph – who exactly are you now?" "Do you remember the tsar? Well, I'm like a tsar", replied Stalin. "You'd have done better to have become a priest" was his mother's retort. -- Ketevan Geladze - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 18, 2012 9:57 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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And you believe these quotes? Made up stuff to sound good. Alex

Posted by: Alex at November 19, 2012 7:03 AM

Thank you Alex. You are wise and insightful beyond your years and bear a lesson to all of us.

Posted by: vanderleun at November 19, 2012 7:48 AM

I wonder if the Bamster would have turned out differently if he'd taken a beating or two. From anybody.

Posted by: james wilson at November 19, 2012 9:22 AM

Well, he did get molested as a teen, perhaps as a boy, but it isn't really discussed all that much.

Posted by: vanderleun at November 19, 2012 9:56 AM

Which adds to Goldman's theme of the abandoned and betrayed child; and who has smoothly assumed leadership of a burgeoning tribe of abandoned children from all classes.

Posted by: james wilson at November 19, 2012 11:18 AM

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