Stalin committed evil dictatorship by tryingnto resign multiple times, being refused by the politburo and forced to stay in power
Really doubt this happened in the way you’re describing.
by having no money and only one pair of boots upon his death
and by turning the Soviet Union from an agricultural backwater to the world’s premier industrial power
At what cost, though? And can this actually be attributed to Stalin’s leadership skills? Plus, this doesn’t mention the other horrifying things Stalin did, such as intense restrictions on the freedom of press, speech, and religion.
but sure no he was just an ebil authoritarian, says orwell, the man who ratted out every leftist to the british government, and who was just a fucking police asset
This is really rich coming from a Stalin apologist. In case you’re unfamiliar, anarchists, social democrats, and pretty much anyone espousing a slightly differing leftist philosophy were crushed by Stalin.
’Orwell’s List’ was a list of 40-some prominent leftists in the UK and contained no information that the Brits didn’t know already. This is no reason to dismiss Orwell’s ideas, anyway.